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Affiliate Marketing Opportunity - Learn How to Make Stable Income Working From Home

Aug 16, 2008
People are discovering - or to be more precise, people are rediscovering the power of affiliate marketing. This Internet marketing scheme did not make a dramatic impression the first time it was introduced in the World Wide Web back in the late 1990s. However, with rapid evolving measures, people are now looking at the business scheme as a great way to earn steady income while they work from home. In many instances, people are discovering that by simply putting in the man hours, and a bit of creativity on the side, affiliate marketing can actually earn them bigger income than their usual 8 to 12 hour jobs.

Make no mistake about it; affiliate marketing is not as easy as it sounds. For one thing, a would-be affiliate would need to find the best affiliate program that will work well for him or her. Depending on their skills as an online marketer, some affiliates would rather have revenue sharing payment schemes and forego the rest. Others prefer cost-per-click payments because it is easier to set-up. In other cases, affiliates are picky about the product or service that they would like to promote.

Nonetheless, one of the best things about this kind of marketing is that there is no exclusivity of service among the affiliate programs. An affiliate can work for several affiliate partners all at the same time.

As of late, there are three ways to make money out of affiliate marketing.

Most affiliates prefer revenue sharing or cost per sale or CPS. This is also called performance compensation whereby the affiliate is rewarded whenever a redirected customer closes a deal or sale with the affiliate partner. Most programs offer a hefty 1% share per transaction. So if the product or service was worth $100, the affiliate earns $1 - by simply redirecting a customer to the affiliate partner's website. (Imagine if the product costs $1,000.) Compensations are largely dependent on the affiliate partner's terms of payment, so shares can be higher or lower.

CPA is a term that usually stands for cost-per-action; but these days, many World Wide Web enthusiasts are renaming it as cost-per-acquisition. With this payment set-up, the affiliate can only ever reap the benefits of his or her hard work if the intended customer performs a specific action, or when the affiliate partner "acquires" the needed information from the customer (email address, post office address, credit card number, etc.) Whatever this "action" is, this is dictated by what affiliate partner wants. Action may be: entailing the customer to place an order the product online; making the intended customer to fill out a form; or even have the redirected person subscribe to the affiliate partner's monthly newsletter.

And lastly, CPC or cost per click is when an affiliate redirects the potential customer to the affiliate partner's site, and gets points per visitor. This is by far, the easiest set-up among the three. This payment set-up is also called CPM or cost per mille, where mille stands for 1,000. The affiliate gets paid a certain amount for redirecting 1,000 visitors or acquiring the affiliate partner's websites with 1,000 hits.
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