We’ve all heard about it… affiliate marketing. What is it really? Well, it’s simply a way to make money online by earning a commission when you promote someone else’s product. All you need to do is join an affiliate program and then promote the affiliate link that is provided to you.
When someone clicks on your link and decides to make a purchase, you will earn a commission from that purchase.
It is very easy to find affiliate programs on the internet these days, and this is because most online businesses would have an affiliate program set up to market their products.
It is usually free to join these affiliate programs which makes it really easy to start promoting these affiliate products and earn an income from the commissions.
Always look for your affiliate link when you join an affiliate program. Once you have this link, you are ready to go and start promoting it. However, there are many ways to go about promoting an affiliate product. Your link is tracked by the affiliate program and each sale will then reflect on your affiliate account.
The tracking process involved in affiliate marketing has evolved into a very mature state where most of these tracking is quite accurate. This means that you do not have to worry too much if your promotion does not get credited with a sale that happens via your link.
The best part about affiliate marketing is that anyone can get started with making money online without having to create your own product or even a service. You don’t even have to be an expert in the field. All you need is to be a consumer. You can then refer the product to the online community.
Another great thing about being an affiliate marketer is that most of the time, you do not even have to sell the product. Basically, like I said before, you can promote as a consumer. For example, you can promote the product by sharing it to your audience or even your closest friends and family members.
All you have to do is tell other the great benefits of the product and if you’ve tried the product itself, you could be a testimonial or write a review about it.
When your audience saw your endorsement, and click on your affiliate link, they will be sent to a marketing funnel that does all the work for you. What this means is that all you need to do is to get clicks from targeted traffic.
The merchant of the product will do the rest. They will handle the selling part, the delivery of the product and even the support for the said product. In other words, you are the person who generates leads for them. When a sale is made through your links, you get paid!
Very simple yet very lucrative.
When it comes to affiliate marketing, everybody wins. The merchant of the product gets more sales and leads. You get paid and the customer would be happy because they found a solution to their problems.
Think about it, you make the money with very little effort because you did not have to come out with an idea, nor did you have to take any risks.
You did not have to create anything new, you do not need to spend years learning and sharpening your experience to become an expert. You did not have to come out with the capital or funding for all the marketing material, a website and so much more. All you had to do it talk about it. And the more you spread the words, the more you earn.
As for the customers, they can now enjoy the benefits of a product that you promote. Make sure you choose the best products to promote. This is because you want to build a brand for yourself so that when you can get repeat customers in the future from the trusts that you build.
When you only promote products that work, your audience will trust you and that is how you can grow your audience and also your income.