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Affiliate Marketing, Can You Make Money From It?

Aug 17, 2007
Do you know what affiliate marketing is? Affiliate marketing is a phrase that is gaining in popularity in recent years as a way for ordinary people to make extra money or even quit their jobs. In this article, we will look at how you can earn money with affiliate marketing.

Many times people are unable to start a business or work at home because they do not have the money to do so. With affiliate marketing, you do not need any money to get started, because they are free to join. Never pay a company to sell their products for them, they should pay you. All you need is a computer and internet connection.

As an affiliate you are paid to make sales for the company you represent. As a commissioned sales person you can earn between 50%-75% of the sales of products of that company. Virtually any product in the world can be sold through affiliate marketing.

You can start part time, and as your income grows, you can work full time. Many people that I know earn thousands of dollars per month as an affiliate. As you develop the skills in this trade, your income will grow eventually.

One of the nice things about affiliate marketing is, you are given most of the promotional tools you need to make sales. This can be...

1. Your own replicated website
2. Email marketing messages written for you.
3. Banners coded with your personal I.D
(this is your make money I.D)
4. Classified ads messages written for you.
5. Tips on how and where to advertise
6. And more...

As an affiliate you can pick and choose the companies you wish to represent. You can find businesses looking for affiliates at websites like Clickbank and Commission Junction. On these websites you will find hundreds of companies looking for affiliates in all kinds of different niches.

A niche is a specific area of products such as gardening, cooking or even internet marketing. Many affiliates start their career selling products in a niche that they have an interest or expertise in. If you love fishing, you can make money selling fishing products by promoting them on the internet.

Affiliate marketing is a competitive business and you will need to learn how to do it in a way that you enjoy. Most people who fail, do not learn the skills it takes to market their products. This includes how to get visitors to your affiliate websites. Once you get a running system that works, it is possible to make an unlimited income working for yourself.

This article has been an overview on affiliate marketing. With thousands of people all over the world, already making money doing affiliate marketing, you can feel confident that the business does work.
About the Author
Gamy Rachel is a home based business entrepreneur.
In the financial industry for 20 years, now does online business.
Find out more on Affiliate Marketing visit my website which is at http://www.makehomeprofits.com and My Blog
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