I been asked "What do you do for a living?" I tell them that I am a Affiliate Marketer and I get blank stares I hate the stares. So today I am going to explain what an affiliate marketer is and how you can make money doing it.
What is affiliate martketing?An affiliate marketing is nothing more than selling other people stuff for them(ex. e-books, clothing, toys, candles, health products and many more) Their are thousands and thousands of product and services to promote!
This is why affiliate maketing is so great is that you don't need your own product to sell. There are so many out there and growing everyday!
What is an affiliate marketer? An affiliate marketer is nothing more than a sales person who promote product and service for a commssion. (some as high as 75% of the sale!!)
This how it all works ok
1. Join a Merchant's Affiliate Program ( ex. Clickbank, Amazon, Google, Macy's, Barns & Noble, etc..)
2. Place your affiliate link on your website,social network site,classified or any where you want to promote your link to generate traffic for your business.
3. When someone clicks through your link and buys what you are promoting( fills out a form, fills out their email information or clicks on your banner link.) you are credited the sale ( click, lead, refferal,or invite) and then you make a commission up to 75% of the sale.
4. Once you get your targeted amout that you set with a certain company they will process you payment via payment arrangements.(Ie. check, direct deposit, PayPal, or other means of payment)
There you have it in a nut shell . Sounds simple enough huh? It"s really that simple.
The truth is that affiliate maketing is on the rise and it will not stop anytime soon. With over 1.8 billion people online right now and the number is steady growing. This is the new era in business today. More and more people are shopping online and the earning potential is unlimited. Some affiliate marketers are making a good living part time from home right now!!
Now to caution you. Don't make the mistake thinking that you will be a millionaire over night. That's not true in the least. With affiliate marketing it will takes some time to get what you are promoting out there for people to see and then buy your product. Sometime it take as little as 6 months to up to 5 years before you see a return on your invested time building your business. Remember this is a business you are your own boss. So think about it carefully!! With any business there are other things to consider but I will go into that another time ok. So here is my take on affiliate marketing I hope this information was helpful to say the least. Remember that I am the "average joe" here trying to make a living using affiliate marketing as a tool to build my fortune .I am giving you the information that I have gather over the last few months from different sources and giving you the "Bone Marrow" of information and tips. All in all thank you for visting my site and post comments at the bottom.. If you would like more information about affiliate marketing check out my link at http://c81a7npjgiv8fu82v9qcvpgap2.hop.clickbank.net/?tid=1826 (Affilorama Affiliate Program) it free to sign up and it wll give you tools and tip on how to start and build your affiliate martketing business.
This is a video on what is Affiliate Marketing is all about!! I love how she explain what it is all about this is where I started. I follow her on her blog and get tips and advice for my business as well. Lisa is great and also follow her on facebook she give weekly tips, help and advice!