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Using Internet Affiliate Marketing To Make Money

Aug 17, 2007
Internet affiliate marketing is a huge industry. There are literally thousands of people who consider themselves affiliate marketers who are making a living online.

If you are an affiliate marketer, you advertise other peoples products and when a sale is made because of your advertising, you make a commission. The most common way for an affiliate marketer to advertise is through pay per click programs such as Google Adwords.

It is a great way for someone to make a living. It is also much more difficult then one might imagine. It is very easy to get blinded by all the money making possibilities as an affiliate marketer and quickly get in over your head with advertising costs.

I am a beginning affiliate marketer and in the two months that I have been trying this out, I have definitely spent more then I have earned. I have also learned a great deal from the guides that I have purchased. When I first started looking to make money online, I found affiliate marketing. I thought that it would be a piece of cake. I spent about $500 on advertising and did not sell a single thing. It was incredibly discouraging.

So I gave up for a while and then came back to it. I bought a couple of affiliate guides and started to put into practice some of the methods explained in them. And you know what? I started to make some money. It is very exciting when you see your hard work pay off.

Affiliate marketing is hard work. Do not be fooled by the claims of 15 minutes a day. At some point, that may be all the time you will need to spend, but when you are starting out, it is a much greater time commitment if you want to be successful. There is a lot of research that goes into finding the products and the keywords and watching that you do not overspend on advertising. There are techniques that you can learn to improve the rate in which people click on the ads that you place to sell the affiliate products.

The main or most popular way to advertise affiliate products is through Google Adwords. This is an advertising program through Google.

Adwords in itself can be a complicated process to learn the rules and regulations that will keep your ads from being disapproved. Google also gives you a quality score which affects the price you pay for your keywords as well as your ad placement. A person with a better quality score will pay a lower price for a high placed ad. Getting a high quality score is very important to keep your advertising costs down.

If you are interested in internet affiliate marketing, it is a good idea to learn all you can before becoming involved so that you do not blow through your budget before you see any profits. It can be a very financially rewarding experience if you learn the correct way to the affiliate marketing system.
About the Author
Jennie Crawford is a stay at home mom of two children. Find out more information on affiliate marketing at http://www.jenniecrawford.com/affiliatesecretformula
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