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How to Make Money Affiliate Marketing

Aug 17, 2008
We all know that the economy is troubled. Jobs are scarce and so is money. At a time when gas prices and the price of everything else is sky high people are feeling the pinch more than ever. Many people are trying to bring in extra money. The internet can be a great way to make some extra money, maybe even quit your day job at some point. But what is the best way online to make money? Can it really be done? How can you make money with affiliate marketing?

For those of you unfamiliar with the term, affiliate marketing refers to selling other peoples' products, usually digital products such as ebooks, audios and software. For everything sold you will receive a commission. It is free to sign up to become an affiliate. You will receive a free replicated website where your commissions will be tracked automatically. That is affiliate marketing in a nutshell.

With affiliate marketing as with any type of business you have to get customers to your website to make any money. Customers online can come through various online marketing methods. The best way to make money affiliate marketing is to learn how to market effectively online. Learning online marketing techniques isn't all that hard but you will need to take some time and learn how. Don't just throw your money at a pay per click campaign and hope for the best. That is a good way to lose your shirt.

So where do you go to find the educational tools you need to make money affiliate marketing?

The first place to start is to ask any one you may know who is an online marketer. If you don't know anyone like that the next best thing would be to try to find forums that are dedicated to how to make money affiliate marting. Many of these forums are frequented by other affiliates, many of them the 'super affiliates', top earners in affiliate marketing. Most of these marketers will gladly pass on valuable information, all you have to do is ask.

Don't be afraid to 'pick their brains'. Ask your questions. This is one of the best ways to gain valuable information on how to make money affiliate marketing.

There are also hundreds of affiliate marketing software programs that can provide you with extremely valuable resources. Again, the forums are a good place to start. Find out what other people are using and recommending.

You can also go to Clickbank.com or CommissionJunction.com and check out the affiliate marketing software. Find the hot sellers with a low refund rate and you are probably going to get a very helpful tool.

The bottom line is: money is tight, don't waste it. Spend some money on affiliate marketing software, educate yourself on internet marketing methods. Take the time to learn before you jump online and you will save yourself untold headaches and money. You can make money affiliate marketing but you have to learn how first!
About the Author
Tina, a retired nurse, has been making a living from home for over 6 years. For more valuable information on affiliate marketing please visit: http://www.Resources4Affiliates.com
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