What is affiliate marketing

If you are completely new to affiliate marketing, affiliate marketing is a way of

earning a commission when you promote a company or people’s products

either by generating sales or leads.

For example, a company is selling a product and intend to recruits a third party

to help them sell their products and share their profit with them. If the product

is selling at $50, the company may decide to pay the third party (affiliate) 50%

for each sale.

That means affiliates will earn a total of $25 for each sale. Let say; the affiliate

makes 20 sales per month, that is $25 multiply by 20 which is $500.The affiliate

will be paid $500 for making 20 sales.

Now, if the affiliate works hard and makes 100 sales per month, then the

commission will be $2,500.

6 Great Reasons To Become an Affiliate

1. Start-up costs are super low. To start a regular business where you rent

retail space and stock inventory could easily set you back tens of thousands of

dollars. As an affiliate, you can get started for the cost of a burger.

2. You don’t need staff. No office and no messy payroll handling. When you get

started as an affiliate, you can do it all yourself, and when the time comes to

grow your business, it’s easy to outsource.

You don’t need to create your product: You only NEED to promote products

which are ready for sale. Whether it’s an eBook about dog training or a weight

loss supplement – there is a product out there that you can sell as an affiliate.

You don’t need to be a PhD on any subject to sell affiliate products. If you want

to be an affiliate for self-help products, then you don’t need a PhD in health

and fitness. All you need is to learn the ability to market the right affiliate

products to the right people.

3. Earn passive income. In a normal job you only get paid once for the work

that you do, but as an affiliate marketer, you can keep making money from the

same work day in, day out.

It is an opportunity to work your hours. That doesn’t mean you only need to

work for just an hour a day and expect to get the best result. However, you

do have what it takes to work when it suits you and have a more flexible life.

You become your boss – that is very interesting?

How much can you make per month as an affiliate?

The amount you will make depends on how much effort you put in and how

seriously you take it. Let say you only work an hour a day; then you might not

make much money at all.

But if you dedicated and treat your affiliate marketing as a real business, and

you put 98% in every time you sit down in from of your computer, then you

can make a full-time income.

Let take a real example

Here is simple maths on how much you can make as an affiliate. Let say you are

promoting a program that pay 100 per sale, if you are making one sale per day

that is $700 per week, $3000 per month and for a year that is $36,000 for one


What if you are promoting more than one product? That means you can

easily double or triple your income if you put more effort into it.

Is Affiliate Marketing Simple or Difficult?

Great question, most people are running away from affiliate marketing

because they think it is very difficult and require a lot of money to get started.

Affiliate marketing is not difficult at the same time; it is very simple to handle.

It requires more time and effort to make the most money from it.

Some are making ZERO monthly while some are making five figures per month.

So, if there are a lot of people who are making 5 to six-figure per month, then

you too can achieve such a goal. Keep it in mind.

How Affiliate Marketing Works

In this chapter, you will learn how affiliate marketing works and why you need

to build your brand and grow your affiliate strategy to maximise your profit.

There are different ways to do affiliate marketing, some require website while

some may not, but if you are serious about affiliate marketing, you need to

have a website or blog which serves as your digital real estate.

Having a blog will give you more potential to build and grow the affiliate

marketing that will profit and help you to build a solid online business that can

last for years.

Affiliate marketing works in the following steps:

Step 1: Find a product to promote as an affiliate: The first step is to find the

product you can promote. For example, let’s look at Clickbank.com.

Clickbank has more than 10 thousands products affiliates can promote in different niches. You will get access to the list of best affiliate programs on

different niches as a BONUS.

Step 2. Sign up for the affiliate program: After getting the best affiliate

company, then sign up an account by filling the form present to you. Most

companies require you to have a website before they can approve you.

Step 3: Get approved by the company: After submitting your application form,

they will need to review your application, and if you meet their requirement,

you will get approved. I will teach you how to get approved by any affiliate

program, don’t be worried.

Step 4. Get access to your affiliate link. After you are approved, then you will

get access to your affiliate link that will contain URL and your affiliate code to

track your sale.

When a visitor clicks on your affiliate link, a cookie is installed by the company

to keep tracking their purchase through your affiliate link.

Step 5. Promote your affiliate link by sending visitors. Now that you have your

affiliate link, you need to start sending people or visitors to your link, and if

anyone makes a purchase, you will make a commission. One of the hardest

steps in affiliate marketing is getting targeted traffic that can convert into


Step 6. Get commission when visitors buy the product through your affiliate

link. You will get your commission when someone buys the product you are

promoting through your link. If your product is $97 and the company or

individuals are paying 50%, then you will get $48.5 per sale.

Step 7.Get paid: It may take some time if the product has a refund policy

which may be 30 days. That means your commission will get paid after the refund period expires

Pay per Commission Vs Pay per lead

Many affiliate programs are paying per lead. What does that mean?

You will get paid by the number of the leads you send to the company such as

email, submit, fill out the form, sign up for an account etc. Pay per lead can be a

great way to generate more income if you can send a lot of traffic to the

company offers. The only difference is that they only pay less compared to the

pay per commission.

For example, pay per lead can be $1 to $3 for sign up or submit an email.

How to Affiliate Link works

I talked about affiliate link before, but I think you need to understand how it

works to avoid any unnecessary mistakes when promoting any affiliate offers.

You’ll have a special link which can be accessed by you, known as an affiliate

link, for every offer or product you’re promoting. Affiliate link has tracking in

them to ensure that you get credited with every sale you make. When visitors

click your affiliate link, then the merchant knows it was you who sent the


Customers will never know that they purchased through an affiliate link and

don’t affect the customer at all in any area.

Any time a customer purchases something within a certain period after clicking

on your affiliate link, you get the commission.

The main goal of affiliate marketing is to get as many customers as possible to affiliate links and visiting merchant pages. The more people that click on your affiliate links, the more chances you have to get a sale and earn a commission.

The most important thing is to take action. The most successful affiliate marketers

are those who take action, rather than those who think about doing it without

taking any step.

Getting it right in the first time may be difficult, but the experience is what

counts when you are learning affiliate marketing. You will improve your skills

and abilities over time and become a super affiliate marketer.

I am going to list the profitable markets and their niches, so you can check

them out and choose anyone you think you can provide valuable and quality

content that solves people’s problems.

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