Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate Marketing is one of the most lucrative ways of making money online, and there is NO reason why YOU shouldn’t take advantage of this opportunity.

Lots of people are making tons of money selling other’s products online, but just as many try, and fail miserably. Affiliate marketing may sound simple and like something that anyone can do, and IT IS! IF you know how to do it. As well as in any other online venture you first need to obtain the basic tools and knowledge to do so. Later in this post I will show you exactly what to do to get kicking online, but first of all:

What IS Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate Marketing is basically a marketing “tool” that sellers can use to promote and sell their products on the internet. The companies (vendors)  make their products available for affiliate marketers, (publishers) who then try to market the product on the internet. In return they get a percentage of the income they generate for the vendor.

Affiliates are often used for promoting new products and special offers, or they can create leads for news letters, campaigns, newsletters, etc.

Affiliate Marketing Explained
Affiliate Marketing

The affiliate is basically a seller on provision, which means that he doesn’t cost anything for the vendor, unless the vendor himself makes money on the sale.

PPC – Some affiliates make money displaying ads and banners, this could be on a website, blog, or on social media. This method is called PPC (Pay Per Click) and it means that the affiliate is paid whenever someone clicks on the ad or banner he is promoting.

Some companies choose to manage their affiliate deals themselves, meaning that they handle all the administrative work, themselves. Others prefer to use a so called Affiliate Network.

Affiliate Networks

An Affiliate Network is a company that acts as a third party, or middle man, between the affiliate and the vendor. The Affiliate Network handles most of the administrative work like taking care of invoices, tracking, payments, etc. This makes it easier and saves a lot of time for both vendor and affiliate.

Another good thing about affiliate networks, is that they gather many vendors and affiliates on one platform. This makes it easier for all parties to find suitable business partners, than if they had to go out and look for them themselves.

Some of the most popular Affiliate Networks:

  • Amazon
  • Ebay
  • Clickbank
  • Rakuten Marketing
  • Sharesale
  • AvantLink
  • FlexOffers
  • Affiliate Future

How Much Does An Affiliate Marketer Earn?

It differs a lot from affiliate to affiliate how much money they make. You could say that an affiliate earns what he is worth. I know it may sound harsh, especially if you are struggling making sales, but that’s how it really is. If the affiliate doesn’t make any sales, he doesn’t earn any money. Like any other seller on provision, he has to earn his living.

Obviously, this is bad for those struggling, but it also means that for those who succeed, the sky is the limit. So, basically you can say that if an affiliate knows what he is doing, and works hard, there is no limit to how much he can earn.

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Making Money

There are many really good affiliates around, so called Super Affiliates, who make $50.000 or more each month! Most of them have been affiliates for many years and they really work hard, but when they can do it, who’s to say that you can’t follow the same dream?

Just don’t expect to make that kind of money overnight; it takes training, training, and more training to obtain the necessary skills to reach that level, however it is possible to get training and guidance, so you can achieve your goal. Wealthy Affiliate is a great community that I fully recommend if you want to succeed with affiliate marketing or any other online business.

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Affiliate Links
Affiliate Links

So how does Affiliate Marketing work? What you do is use what’s called an affiliate link. An affiliate link is the hyperlink that connects the affiliate to the vendor. The link contains some unique ID’s that make it possible for the vendor, or the affiliate network, to see which one of their affiliates sent the traffic and created the potential sale.

The affiliate can choose to use a visible link, or he can hide the link in what is called an anker text, to make it look better. Like this:

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It is also possible to use images in your content, and tie an affiliate link to the image itself. That way, when the visitor clicks on the image, he is sent directly to the vendor’s website.

The Affiliate Program

The Affiliate Program is the term used for the arrangement made by the vendor and the affiliate.

A program usually contains product images, graphic elements such as ads and banners, and information about the vendor, payment, rates, and certain guidelines.

What Does An Affiliate Marketer Do?
Affiliate Marketing Business Model
Business Model

An affiliate marketer promotes products, services and offers for companies, or vendors. He typically works as an independent seller on provision that makes his living by creating income for other businesses.

Most affiliates’ work consists of making websites, like this one, where they create texts and other content, like video’s, podcasts etc. about a specific subject.

That subject could be smartphones, Ipads, children’s clothing, books, or affiliate marketing like the article you’re reading now.

The goal of the affiliate is now, to send the visitor through his affiliate links, to a vendor, (like Amazon or ebay) that sells the products the affiliate is promoting, and the visitor is interested in.

The Cost Of Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing doesn’t cost anything, except the time spent doing it. In other words, it is free to be an affiliate, and for the vendor it only costs, if the affiliate makes a sale.

That is why affiliate marketing is so lucrative for all parties, and something any online business would be wise to engage in.

So yes, there is money to be made in affiliate marketing, but it’s not as

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Easy money, or…?

easy as it sounds, and many try for years without making any money at all, and then they give up. Others have learned the hard way, through trial and error, but it really doesn’t have to be so hard.

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4 thoughts on “Affiliate Marketing”

  1. Hey, Great explanation on Affiliate Marketing and I enjoy reading it. I really wish to know earlier so that I could able to take benefits of it.

    Before Affiliate marketing I was involved in MLM and what I could say both systems are too different with each other.

    Affiliate marketing able to let us choose different types of products that we want to promote and unlike MLM only fix to their own products only.

    Overall I wish more people read this article and benefits from it.

    1. Thank you Maxx.

      Yes, affiliate marketing really is a goldmine if you know where to dig, and you have the right tools.


  2. Hey there! I found your article very interesting and informative. I’m a student and I don’t have a lot of ideas about different types of online jobs. I’m searching for a part time job online. I have plenty of spare time to invest but limited amount of money to spend. I heard good things about affiliate marketing that it can give you decent amount of money one’s you are successful with it. Do you think that it is worth the time and money? I really appreciate your response.

    1. Hey John.

      I do believe it’s worth it. There are people earning a full time income with affiliate marketing, and some of them are earning thousands daily. But it’s NOT something you just jump into and become rich overnight.

      As in every aspect of life, you need to learn the right way to do this. It sounds easy, and it IS easy, if you know how.

      My advice is to find someone who can guide you along the way, someone who knows how it’s done. I personally tried to earn money online for almost a year before I earned anything, and I spent hundreds of dollars on so called Guru’s who promised that I could earn fortunes in no time, I got scammed so many times I was close to giving up, but then I found Wealthy Affiliate. Changed everything for me, and the best of it all is that you are in a community of equals and experts alike.

      You get all you need to learn how to create an affiliate business, step by step courses, and expert advice. Live chats and boot camps.

      I DO recommend affiliate marketing, but do not venture out on this alone. When you know how it’s done, the sky is the limit.

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