If you are trying to make money online, you have probably already heard about Affiliate Marketing. But, maybe you are not sure what affiliate marketing exactly means. Here is what it basically is about:
You sign up with a place like Amazon, AvantLink, Commission Junction or one of the many other companies out there and once accepted, you are then an Affiliate for the company.
You provide the website and social media accounts (Instagram, Twitter account, Facebook) and then you start promoting the products. Most companies supply you with ready to go banners or image ads.
When someone clicks on the links in the article you write about the product, a cookie will be placed on their computer.
For the next X days (and X varies according to the product or company) when that person again visits the website, YOU get paid a commission for anything they purchase.
Sound good? Well it is. There are some people making 6 figures a year doing affiliate marketing.
There are probably millions of others who make less than $1000. Don’t let that stop you.
Look into Affiliate Marketing. I’ll be posting a few articles about it. Check the link at the bottom of the page.
Just remember that affiliate marketing is a Huge field and there is a LOT of information. Good thing you can start off with the basics and add more programs as you learn more about selling online.
Two things to know about Affiliate Marketing
- You should NEVER have to pay any money to become an Affiliate.
- The longer the cookie duration, the better for you.
Make a Fortune Promoting Other People’s Stuff Online is a very good book that you can purchase. I did and it is worth every penny! This book focuses on promoting other people’s products.
Rosalind Gardner knows what she’s talking about – it’s a lengthy book and will be a good reference for you.
More informative articles here on More Dollars at Home – all about Affiliate Marketing