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How to Achieve Success with Affiliate Marketing: Tips For Beginners

Updated on May 26, 2012
Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate Marketing

What Is Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate Marketing allows people to work from home and make extra money online. In fact, a lot of people have made a fortune out of promoting digital products. All you need is a computer and very little money to get started. That is why it is so appealing to many in the first place. A year ago I was just like you starting out, I tell you If you are not a quitter, you work hard at it and use effective techniques, you will have success.

Affiliates make money by promoting other peoples products on their own websites or on free sites like hubpages and squidoo. When a person is directed to a specific sales page and buys the product being promoted, the affiliate is paid commission usually about 25 - 75% of the entire sale. Clickbank is the best example of an affiliate network and is a great place for beginners to start.

How Do I Become An Affiliate?

You have a number of options. You may join the affiliate programs of individual online businessess or merchants.

Or you may join advertising networks too. Through these programs/ networks, you will be able to select products, services, offers, you can promote as an affiliate online.

Online Marketing
Online Marketing

How Will I Get Paid?

There are three main types of programs you can make money as an affiliate:

  1. CPC - (cost per click) pays per click.
  2. CPM - (cost per mille) pays per one thousand views of advertisers ads or content.
  3. CPA- (cost per action) for every lead, which performs a required action on advertisers website.

Tips To Point You In The Right Direction:

At first, In order to make money from affiliate networks, it is important to promote service products and makes sales.

Successful internet marketing requires the selection of specific niches that interest you.

Promoting products that are out of your area of expertise or interest can prove to be challenging.

There are free sites that you can promote your products but you have little flexability. Having your own website offers more freedom, and it looks more proffessional.

Afterwards, it is also important to choose specific products in that niche, but be sure to do some research in order to choose specific products that are hot or easily sellable.

work from home
work from home

Ways To Promote Affiliate Products:

You can promote products by writing a good review or making a sales page customized to draw the attention of online users. Learn SEO and how to drive traffic to the specific webpage or sales page where the product is being promoted. Without proper traffic generation techniques, no one will come to visit the site or buy the product.

When decided to join the thousands of affilaite marketers out there, do alot of preparation by reading online information available, joining webinars, or watching guides teach effective marketing techniques and strategies.

Be careful because a lot of online money making schemes are deceitful scams. It is important to ensure that the company you are deciding to work with, is legitimate and pays members on time. All the best!


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    • pearlmacb profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Switzerland

      Hi Dablufox, thankyou for your additional important points, Im in agreement with you and believe that this is the second stage that newbies will discover is required as an effective affiliate marketer :)

      Weseppers, Thanx for stopping by. Im glad that you got some use from this content. All the best!

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      10 years ago

      Awesome, Thanks for information.

    • dablufox profile image


      10 years ago from Australia

      Affiliate marketing is a bit of an artful. You really have to provide valuable content to try and make the reader actually feel guilty if they purchase something from your article or site and trust of course is paramount which means you really have to look at building a relationship with your readers and personalize your writing and content.

      Some useful info here, thanks!


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