How does Affiliate
It doesn't matter whether your a Newbie looking to make some
money online, a store looking for extra sales, or a product
developer trying to promote a new product, Affiliate Marketing
can work for you!
So Just How does Affiliate
Although there are different compensation methods in
Affiliate Marketing the fundementals are the same.
A Seller offers payments to individuals for either finding
Customers "Pay Per Sale" or Prospects "Pay Per Lead".
concept is simple Affiliates join the Sellers affilliate
program & are given a special URL Link that has an
"identifying" tracking code inserted.
The Affiliate then publishes this individual URL Link on their
blog, webpage or any medium they choose.
When a visitor clicks on the Affiliates link & is sent to
the vendors site, a Cookie is automatically set on the visitors
Once the cookie is set this visitor is assigned to the
Affiliate that sent them to the site.
If the visitor buys the product or products the Affiliate will
be credited with the sale & receive a % of the sales value,
as a reward for sending the customer to the seller. The cookie
on the visitors computer also ensures that if this potential
customer does not buy on their initial visit but returns &
buys within a set time period the affiliate will still receive
credit for the sale.
Advantages of Affiliate
Vendors not only increace their online presence
with many more links pointing to their site but they can also
greatly reduce their advertising costs while increasing
Affiliates can make money online without having a
product, or needing to offer customer support. If you
are considering online marketing as a suplimentary form of
income, (Second Job) the requirement of
offering customer support can be very difficult, Affiliate
Marketing solves that issue & is great for Newbies.
Ok so where do you start?
Affiliates - Affiliate
Promotion can be incorporated into almost any form of online
media, some not even requiring a website, Squidoo Lenses,
Twitter & Yahoo Answers to name just a few.
If you are thinking of building your own website I suggest you
follow the "Start
Here" tutorial. Then become a member of
to Join affiliate Programs. Browse through these Affilate
networks for products that compliment your websites content. If
you have a paticular product in mind also perform a web search
for "product name affiliate" or "product
name partner" this will find the Vendors that are
running their own programs.
As a vendor it is necessary to either run your own affiliate
program or join an established Affiliate Network.
If you don't yet have a web store I would suggest you read
"How to Build an
Online Store" some of the recommened store builders include
the necessary software to run your own Affiliate Program.
If you already have a store but wish to incorporate an
Affiliate Program then I suggest - IDevAffiliate or Post Affiliate Pro Affiliate Management
Joining an Affiliate Network saves vendors the trouble of
finding their own affiliates, these networks have thousands of
active affiliates looking for products to promote. I would
recommend Share a Sale for
physical products & Clickbank for Digital Products.