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Why Affiliate Marketing is Good for the Beginner

Aug 17, 2007
My speciality, in promoting affordable and low-cost websites, keeps leading me toward affiliate marketing which I think is one of the best ways to earn money on the internet, especially as a beginner.

When I started working online I admit I got carried away with all the promises of mega income but as time went by I began to weed out many opportunities. Gradually I became to realize that you need to aim your efforts at one area and while you are becoming proficient in this then you can also listen to the experts and others who are willing to share their experiences. You will then be able to branch out.

Some sites will explain the offer made to have a website setup for you at under $100. Excellent training is offered to teach you how to best promote your new website.

As I tried to follow the instructions I learned step by step how I could also use the site to promote some of my own programs. I did soon realize that I needed to do more than just copy everybody else and I also felt that I was spending too much money to promote my site. I wasn't ready for this.

This brought me to the conclusion that affiliate marketing was the direction in which I wanted to go. While I pursue this field I am also studing and researching many of the successful sites on the internet. Eventually I will do more than just specialize in affiliate marketing.

Affiliate marketing programs are a great way to get income for your website as well as gaining commissions. The more people that drop by your website, the greater your chance will be at creating an excellent income. And in turn you can create a list of e-mail addresses that you can use for whatever program you want to promote.

Affiliate marketing programs are where a company offers to pay you a set amount for either a click through from your website, or a set amount for visitors signing up, or even a percentage of a
purchase made by visitors as a result of being referred from your website.

Even if visitors don't make a purchase immediately, almost all programs offer cookie duration, normally consisting of 30 - 90 days. What this means, is that as long as the visitors have the cookie in their cache, you'll still receive a profit from the sale.

The biggest amount of time in maintaining your site will be searching and implementing affiliations with various companies. Since there is a lot of money in affiliate marketing, you have to take the time to search for the best programs.

One thing that you may not be happy with, is the idea of other companies banners littering your website. If you use too many banners or links on any web page, it can confuse and help to irritate your visitors. More than one animated element on a web page can be very distracting as well.

Affiliate tracking can also be a problem. Once you have applied to become an affiliate for a company, they'll usually supply you with a personalized link or code. It's very important that you implement this code into your page correctly, or you may be sending visitors to the company without receiving any profit.
A majority of snippets in the code will contain a unique user ID, which the company uses to distinguish which site sent traffic.

Of course you don't need a website to promote affiliate marketing but it is an advantage. Various types of advertising can get you the same results but it may take longer to achieve it.

So I find that combining website promotion and affiliate marketing can gain huge results as you become more experienced.
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Nancy Stetson. She uses the programs on her website to show the beginner on the internet how one can begin with no experience and little money.Visit here Visit here
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