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Quick guide to making money online with affiliate marketing for Beginners

Updated on July 15, 2014
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Blog and website owners in 2008 received a staggering $2.1 billion as affiliate marketing fees or incomes. Apart from the internet holding such great potential for making money, and in other words, making a living with, there are other added advantages like working at your own schedule without supervision or at the mercy of your boss, no traveling, and other costs that often come with the conventional ways of operating a business.

As we all know, whenever cost is cut in operating a business, there are usually more profits. In this article we share a sure way that will see you making money online.

There are many ways of making money online, such as: Taking Surveys, Data entry, Freelancing, Selling of photos online, Online tutoring, Translating, Membership sites, and not forgetting Affiliate marketing which we would be focusing on in this article.

One of the best ways to make money online is through affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing basically means promoting or selling products that you don’t even own, or selling other people’s products to your customers online.

This idea is to help the product owners or creators to reach other customers they wouldn’t have on their own. The best part about this is that you get to share the revenue generated from your sales with the product owner.

This revenue sharing are mostly percentage based, which means, if the percentage of a selling product is 70% and it cost $100, you get $70 whiles the product owner get $30.

Affiliate marketing can be done with or without a website, but in my humble opinion it its much profitable to have a website or a blog. My next article will talk about why it is more profitable to have a website. Please follow me to stay in touch.

What you need to have and do as an Affiliate marketer

  • Get/create a blog or website

This is the first step to establishing your affiliate marketing business. It is with these sites that you are able to generate traffic, as in customers coming over to your blog or website in order to direct them to the product sites for purchasing whatever you are selling. Thank goodness, it is cheap to get yourself a blog or even a website.

Google offers free blogs through Google blogger network. After creating your site, you could get a domain name from Name cheap or you can use Hostgator or even GoDaddy. You therefore need very minimal start-up capital to start off your business. Here is a video on how to create a simple website or blog.

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  • Creatively find products and services that have high demand to sell

If any business is to thrive on the internet, it needs to meet a specific need. Through creativity, you can also make great sales promoting even the least desired of products or services. Products are sold ranging from mobile gadgets, jewelry, cars to services like IT, law or medicine.

When choosing the products or services that you would want to market, it is important that you choose those that you are familiar, enthusiastic and passionate about.

This way you can be motivated even in the early stages when money may not be as much. There are hundreds of affiliate marketing site where you could get products to promote

Such companies include but are not limited to the following;

Pay Dotcom, Clickbank and E-Junkie, Commission Junction, these are currently the most popular affiliate network that I normally use. These companies online, helps creators of e-books and or software to sell their products online.


How to find the perfect product on clickbank

  • Writing articles or make a video review on the given products.


With every product you choose to promote, you need to write a review for it. It is therefore advisable to try the product, so as to have firsthand knowledge about it. Other than that, you could also hire others to write a review for you or write them yourself. You may also want to post links and banners with the reviews so that your customers can have easy access to the products by clicking on them, since that’s the most important part.

You can find article writers at:

Hirewriters.com
Odesk
Freelancer.com…and many more….

  • Drive traffic to your affiliate site


In order to succeed with affiliate marketing, you will need to attract great numbers of traffic. Here are ways through which you could attract more traffic, remember the more traffic you get the more the chances of getting clicks on your links and sales to be made.

Ways to drive traffic to your blog or website

Paid advertising

Pay Looksmart – LookSmart > Pay-Per-Click Search Advertising

7Search – 7Search | Pay-Per-Click Search Engine Advertising Network

Facebook Ads – Advertising | Facebook

MyAds – http://www.myads.com

Clicksor – Contextual Online Advertising and Behavioral Marketing Company

Marchex - Marchex : Pay Per Click

AdSide – AdSide

Adblade – Adblade - Online Advertising and Monetization Services

Adbrite – adBrite Exchange

AdSonar – http://www.adsonar.com

POF Ads - https://ads.pof.com Per Click Traffic Sources

Google Adwords

MSN Adcenter

Media Traffic

DirectCPV

AdOnNetwork

Lead Impact

Trafficvance

Infolinks

BuySellAds….. And many more….

E-mail marketing

AWeber

MailChimp

Activecampaigns…… And many more….

Article marketing

articlecity.com

articletrader.com

ehow.com

hubpages.com

squidoo.com

buzzle.com

technorati.com

goarticles.com

examiner.com

seekingalpha.com

apsense.com/article/start

textbroker.com

selfgrowth.com

sooperarticles.com

thefreelibrary.com

articlesnatch.com

amazines.com

articlecity.com

infobarrel.com

isnare.com

EvanCarmichael.com

artipot.com

articlesfactory.com

upublish.info…. And many more….

Join forums: You can also join forums to learn from other marketers. It is therefore very important to keep up with the growing changes on internet marketing.There are literally thousands of forums that are associated with affiliate marketing and one being, Warrior forum and so many more.

The rest, definitely rest in your hands, the more determine you are the more success to will achieve and also make sure you settle on what you enjoy doing, and this for sure will ensure you succeed at your trade.

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