You’ve probably seen countless offers and advertisements to become an affiliate for a company. You are attracted to the possibility of creating your own home based business but you don’t know a lot about affiliate marketing. So what is it?
Affiliate marketing is a form of marketing whereby a company will reward their legrosjambon affiliates, usually with a commission, for each new customer who purchases their product through that affiliate’s marketing efforts.
For example, I am an affiliate of a company and make good money doing this. I signed up with the company and was given a free website, some great income streams and the best training resources I’ve ever seen. Through the training I learned numerous ways to market the product and how to go about doing it. With patience and persistence, I found that my marketing efforts were paying off as people began signing up and purchasing the product by finding my personal affiliate link.
When you sign up as an affiliate for a company, you are given a unique affiliate link which, when clicked on by a visitor, will take that visitor to the product you are offering. The affiliate link will contain a personal identifier so, if the visitor buys the product, you will receive your commission for that purchase since the company will track purchases according to the unique indentifying code within the affiliate link.
Affiliate marketing is a great way to create online income and set yourself up to be able to make a good income at home.
For example, lets say there is a company who manufactures talking teddy bears. We’ll call them TTB. TTB has a website online and is looking for affiliates to help sell their bears. You come across an opportunity to become an affiliate for TTB and decide you would like to become an affiliate and promote TTB’s talking bears.
The best affiliate opportunities will provide you with a content-rich website. This saves a lot of time and hassle, especially if you are a newbie and don’t know how to create your own website. TTB offers a website to their affiliates. So you sign up as an affiliate and your website goes online. Once you are given your unique affiliate link, you would place that link on your website and then, through various marketing efforts, drive traffic your website. Every time someone clicks on the link and purchases a talking bear, you receive a commission on that sale.
One of the beautiful things about affiliate marketing is the ability to create passive income for yourself. Most people who are employed at a job go to work, put their time in, and get paid for the time they put in. If the employee works 40 hours, that employee will be paid one time for that 40 hours of time worked – and that’s that.
With affiliate marketing, you make money repeatedly as long as you keep traffic coming to your affiliate marketing website. This is called passive income.
There are many advantages to affiliate marketing. For one thing, you don’t need to involve yourself in product creation. That’s already done for you–all have to do is get people to click on a link.
You also have no responsibility for that product once the sale is made, nor do you need to worry about packaging the product and shipping it.
Affiliate marketing isn’t for everyone. It is not a get rich quick scheme but, rather, your own home business that you will put time and effort into-just like you would any business. If you choose to get into affiliate marketing, be sure you have another source of income coming in as it will take at least several months to build your online business such that you create significant income from it.
Not liking that? Well, think of the length of time it would take to create a home business from the ground up such that significant profit would be earned. You would need to create a product or service, create and add content to a website, learn how to market that business, research and learn how to possibly package the product. The list is endless and extremely time-consuming. In comparison, affiliate marketing affords a great opportunity for financial freedom with much less required in terms of energy, overhead and resources.
You might wonder why get involved in affiliate marketing at all. Well, ask yourself this question. If you work at your current job until you retire would you earn enough to achieve financial freedom? Most would answer “no.” With affiliate marketing and the opportunity to create passive income, financial freedom certainly is possible.
My name is Roxanne Perry and I own an Internet business. I’ve been interested in Internet marketing for a long time but hadn’t the first idea how to do this successfully until I found Internet Income University. I received an excellent education there. I was also given a great website, some fantastic products and a lot of support and encouragement. As a result, I was able to “fire my boss” (just love that phrase) and begin making money through my own business.