Affiliate programs is a relative new thing that many people don’t know about yet. It is part of the internet revolution that has kept on bringing new products, services and possibilities for making money online. Affiliate marketing is the term for making money with affiliate programs. What is affiliate marketing?
A marketing revolution? Oh yeah!
I believe that we have just seen the start of what affiliate marketing can be in the future for so many people. For instance in combination with social media where many have big networks of friends they can communicate with. Why not earn money while at the same time recommending the best products and services for your friends. That is exactly what affiliate marketing is all about. You get to choose what to advertise while you get money from the performance of the advertisement. If you have a lot of connections to advertise you can get many sales and generate a lot of commission / revenue / earnings / money. You can advertise to your friends online on a social network, with your personal or business blog, with your personal or business website, with your email list. In the future maybe everyone will be an affiliate for some kind of product. Some have small networks and might have their ads generate a sale a year, while others have big networks of friends or blogs and websites with a lot of visitors and will be able to generate 10 or even 100 sales per day.
Making money with affiliate programs is not just about making money for yourself but also doing research to find the best products and services to advertise, so that your ads will also be as beneficial to your friends and blog visitors as possible. Get affiliate ads for your site, blog, email list, friend feed or wherever you want to advertise online.
Starting affiliate marketing from scratch
If you do not have big social networks of friends or high traffic websites, you got to start from scratch. You can easily get started by for instance creating a new blog about something you got an interest for. For instance stock trading, if you are into that, or flowers and gardening if you know something about that or are willing to do the research needed to keep updating your blog with new posts.
Blogging and affiliate marketing goes hand in hand. You get to advertise, write reviews or casual content about products and services related to the topic of your blog while monetizing it at the same time.
Alternatively you can create a white label affiliate site where you offer professional services or sell products under your own shop brand. This is a low cost and easy way to get started without needing to know anything about HTML coding or web design, besides maybe creating your own custom logo – but you can have someone do that for you at a site like Fiverr. All you really need is a cheap web hosting plan and you are ready to start selling – and earning!
Read more about how to affiliate marketing online with your own websites and white label sites.