What is Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate MarketingSo, what is affiliate marketing?

Affiliate marketing is a sales based business in which an an individual (affiliate) earns a commission for selling a product for a company.

This is how I make money online and you can do the same thing.

For example, have you ever noticed an ad or a banner of a product on a website?

Those product ads are called affiliate links and those affiliate links are put there by individuals like you and me.

If someone makes a purchase through one of those affiliate links, the affiliate earns a small commission.

Now, you may think that earning small commissions aren’t worth the time and effort.

However, if you create a website that gets a lot of traffic, you can earn many of those small commissions.

Plus you can do this on a daily basis.

All those small commissions can add up greatly.

In addition, it’s also possible to promote more expensive products to earn even LARGER commissions.

It’s up to you what affiliate program and products you want to promote.

Affiliate MarketingAlthough you may not be aware but the Internet used the affiliate marketing business model more often then you think.

Amazon.com and eBay are just two companies that use affiliate marketing to sell their products.

Even though Amazon and eBay advertise their products themselves, they also have affiliates promoting their products for them.

For example the eBay banner you see below is connected to my eBay affiliate account.

If you click on it, it will take you to my eBay affiliate account page.  Also if you purchase anything from eBay, I can earn a small commission.

Don’t worry it doesn’t cost you more if you purchase through my link.

Ebay just doesn’t earn as much because they pay me a small commission for referring you to their business.

Read my affiliate disclosure.

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Amazon and eBay aren’t the only companies that utilize affiliate marketing for making sales.

Most big companies including Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy and Home Depot do it too.


Because it works!

Since it’s a win for the company and a win for the affiliate, people from all around the world participate in affiliate marketing.

People like you and me are building our own affiliate marketing websites earn commissions.

As you can see affiliate marketing can be a great business for anyone that wants to make money online.


How to Start an Affiliate Marketing Business

In conclusion to all of this, affiliate marketing is a great business to start.  It has very minimal start up costs and an abundance of affiliate products to sell.  However, it does take time and effort to build it into something great.  But with the right affiliate marketing training and support, you can succeed.

I’m already succeeding but you can too.

Not too long ago, I didn’t even know what affiliate marketing was but today I understand how it all works.

So, if you want to start your own affiliate marketing business then check out the link below.

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