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“How Does Affiliate Marketing Work?”

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The common niggling questions at the back of so many peoples mind is,

“how does affiliate marketing work and is it possible to make money with it easily?”

As you’re on this page, you like me, are interested in learning how affiliate marketing works and how you can earn money from the internet promoting affiliate products.

Perhaps you are stuck knowing where to begin, but the good news is for whatever purpose you are looking to make money online,

YES you can meet that need…

Read on to learn more.

You’re not alone, what I have noticed as the economy has been in recession for some time there is a trend of people who are increasingly looking for “new ways to generate income and make money online”. The pain of recession biting harder has made people look wider for alternative ways of earning money and this pain has been felt even more deeply as they secretly dream of getting out of the rat race and their escaping for their “boring” jobs.

Exhausted working a regular 9 to 5 job, “expected by the bosses” to work extra hours with unpaid overtime more and more people finally had enough with this lifestyle.

I understand this need and desire to escape from this tough situation, as I successfully made the leap as a entrepreneur!

Your road map of Affiliate Marketing

I want to make this as easy as possible, so I made a road map for you, so here are the sign posts to follow:

1. So….What is Affiliate Marketing?
2. How Does Affiliate Marketing Work?

So let’s start with the basics…

So….What is Affiliate Marketing?

You as a affiliate refer people to other people’s products or services. So basically, you are the middle man between the buyer and merchant.  Affiliate marketing is the promotion of others people’s products, information or services, which you make a commission percentage when they visit other people’s website and when they buy something from that person’s site.

Affiliate marketing is perhaps the easiest way for a newbie to start making money online for a number of reasons.

  1. You don’t have to create own product to sell, which can be both time consuming, complicated and costly.
  2. You don’t have to deal or worry about shipping or handling products.
  3. You don’t have to deal with returns or customer services and complaints.

How Does Affiliate Marketing Work?

I am going to keep it simple with the visual example of Jack’s journey on the “How affiliate marketing works” graphic.

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Graphic courtesy of Sugarrae.com

Firstly, imagine you have signed up as a affiliate (Blue) to a merchant program, with a merchant (Orange) promoting a product.

Track the flow through the graphic and notice the buyer Jack’s (Green) journey as he seeks a solution to a need and moves through to buy a product from the merchant’s website and checkout.

You will have part of the sale as a affiliate sale in the form of a commission payment from the merchant and the product is shipped to Jack by the merchant.

In the affiliate program there are contests going on every week or everyday as incentives to affiliates to motivate you to bring in more volume to certain offers, bonus monthly earnings, usually a small percentage and of course vacations and rewards to encourage you to increase your performance.

Every touch point in the journey is always tracked online, you just need log into your affiliate dashboard and check the status of your sales and payments.

Generally you will get paid weekly or monthly, but that will depend on the affiliate network.

Put simply this is the best way to run a business online. You don’t have stock and you don’t have to put thousands of pounds into an office, equipment, products and staff costs.

What you MUST do to succeed as a affiliate marketer

You must learn how to:

  1. Build a targeted list of subscribers to market to.
  2. Build a relationship with your list of subscribers.
  3. Pick affiliate products that converts.
  4. Effectively drive targeted traffic as leads to the affiliate products being promoted.
  5. Optimise and test your results.

Robert Kyiosaki author of Rich Dad Poor Dad hits the nail on the head when he states “Knowledge IS money”.

Internet marketers that FAIL to make money online and give up, many do, FAIL because of the “lack of knowledge”, the RIGHT knowledge that you get from training.

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Gary Kellett

Gary Kellett is passionate about coaching internet marketing knowledge with entrepreneurs and business start ups. Creating online income from scalable passive monthly and hight ticket income. Gary helps his students create online marketing strategies, sales funnels, generate traffic, leads and conversion into sales.

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Gary Kellett is passionate about coaching internet marketing knowledge with entrepreneurs and business start ups. Creating online income from scalable passive monthly and hight ticket income. Gary helps his students create online marketing strategies, sales funnels, generate traffic, leads and conversion into sales.

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