Affiliate Marketing is simply a method of promoting other web businesses in which you receive money for every visitor, subscriber, customer or sale you provide to them. In other words, you drive traffic to another web business… The traffic generates sales… And you get a percentage of the sales. Easy! This is the Perfect Work-From-Home Business!
The great news for you is that there are MANY affiliate marketplaces out there you can take advantage of. Take a moment now to look through a few of the affiliate marketplaces I strongly recommend. Get familiar with them and how they work. They will be your ticket to big profits in the very near future! Here they are:
One of the original affiliate marketplaces, founded in 1998.
Another of the original affiliate marketplaces, ClickBank focuses on digitally delivered products. (e-books, etc.)
Boasts the largest network of affiliate programs on the net… With over 10 million partnerships!
Performics – www.performics.com Is currently the third largest affiliate network in the United States. If you haven’t already, go and check out the affiliate marketplaces above right now!
Publishers vs. Advertisers
Keep in mind when you are visiting these marketplaces… You would be considered a ‘Publisher’… In other words, you do the work to send people to the affiliate site… You publish the info to get them there! The folks that have done all of the up-front work to create the websites and products to sell are often called the ‘Advertiser’
A Brief Quick Start Guide
Now that you’ve perused the affiliate landscape a bit, wouldn’t it be great if you could get started, right now.. in minutes??? The amazing thing is that you literally can! With pay-per-click programs like Google Adwords, you can start buying ‘clicks’ for keyword terms about your affiliate. You can direct the traffic to your very own sales or info page. Sounds good doesn’t it? Well it IS…and it gets better! ☺ Lets say you don’t want to go to the trouble of setting up your own website (as the ‘advertisers’ in affiliate marketplaces do). No worries. With affiliate marketing you don’t need your own website.
You don’t need to write code or know how to design graphics. All you DO need is the desire and passion to deliver targeted traffic to an affiliate partner! How do you do it? Simple.
1. Sign up with an affiliate of your choosing. Try to select an affiliate with a strong website, strong customer support, and a fair payout (after all, you want to make big $$$ right!?)
2. Log into Google Adwords and setup an ad campaign. Punch in as many keywords all about your affiliate partner and turn on the traffic.
3. Monitor the ads and clickthrough rates… Perhaps tweak and change the ads you created a bit to improve your clickthrough rate.
4. Once you have the ‘magic formula’ figured out… Sit back and watch the affiliate revenue roll in! It really is and CAN be that simple for YOU. The opportunities are literally endless in affiliate marketing. There are thousands upon thousands of affiliate products just waiting to be promoted by eager, driven people like you. If you have the drive and determination to work from home, we’ll show you how to drive the traffic and convert the sales! In fact, we’ll show you how to turn your new affiliate marketing business on ‘auto-pilot’.
All you’ll need to do is count the money as it comes in!
A few points I’d like to touch on before I go…
1. The great thing I always say about affiliate marketing is anyone, anywhere can do it, as long as they have a computer and an internet connection.
2. This isn’t rocket science… The fact of the matter is that thousands of people are already doing this online, and are making a very good living. A VERY good living!
3. Millionaires have been made time and time again by using sound and proven affiliate marketing techniques.