What is Affiliate Marketing about?
Is it possible to earn money online selling a product that you do not own? Yes! There are many different ways to earn money from products or services that you don’t necessarily own through affiliate marketing. I’m going to show you how to earn money online with affiliate marketing.
Affiliate Marketing is the Fastest and easiest way to earn money online. It’s easy because with affiliate marketing you don’t have to own the product to sell it. You can actually make commission on a product that you do not own, you can really make a passive income just by promoting company’s products.
An affiliate program is an automated technology that allows you to promote products or services of other companies. As an affiliate marketer your goal is to drive business to the company’s website. The affiliate program usually provide you with a link or banner that linked with your Affiliate ID. The unique link they provide you with allows the merchant to track sales generated from your visitors and you received a commission from visitors that generates from your link.
A good thing about affiliate programs is that the buyer does not have to make a purchase at the time of the visit in order for you to get credit, you can actually earn credit and commission if the buyer comes back to the merchant’s website at a later time to make the purchase. If someone clicks on your affiliate link or banner they end up on the merchant’s website, let’s say after a few day they are sold on the product and decide to make the purchase. You will still get the credit for the purchase because it was affiliated with your unique affiliate link.
How do Affiliate Programs work?
When someone clicks on your affiliate link from their computer, at the moment when they click on that link and the link takes them to the product on the merchant’s website a cookie gets recorded on the visitors computer. The cookie is like data that is recorded on a specific computer with the date and time that the product was viewed and in this case it would be linked with your Affiliate ID, this is how you would earn commission.
Some affiliate programs will keep track of your cookies for up to 365 days, so you can get credit for a sale even if they come back a year later.
How to join an Affiliate Program?
It’s easy to join an affiliate program. You can do this just buy doing a google search, you can search almost any company to see if they have an affiliate program, for example you can do a google search for Amazon affiliate program or Best Buy affiliate program.
There are several ways you can promote a companies product or service.
You can do this through:
- Social Media (Facebook , Twitter etc..)
- Websites or Blog. Promote through your personal website or blog works best. (if you don’t have a website you can create one here in just a few minutes).
Affiliate Marketing can be a very effective way to make an income online. People have created full time businesses with affiliate marketing. There are so many affiliate programs out there that allows you to promote millions of products on the internet at no cost! There’s some programs you can earn up to 75% in commission.
However it is not as easy as you think if you want to be successful, you really will have to put in the work and effort to be successful with affiliate marketing. It is not just going to happen by itself, you get what you put in. You have to be creative and really think outside the box and come up with great ideas to advertise different products.
If you have any questions, feel free to leave me a comment below