Affiliate Marketing is the Perfect Business to Make Money Online
Why Affiliate Marketing is the Perfect Business to Make Money
If you're new to affiliate marketing, this will be a real
eye opener for you. Affiliate programs are certainly the best choice
for anyone who is just getting started online.
* You don't have to create a product of your own.
* There's virtually no overhead or cost of goods sold.
* You have no products to ship or inventory to track.
* You don't have to handle credit card transactions.
* You don't have to handle refunds or customer support.
* You don't have to create a huge website with a shopping cart.
All you have to do is refer people to a merchant's website through
your personal affiliate link. When someone clicks on your link,
you get a percentage of the profits on anything your customer buys.
What exactly is affiliate marketing?
Affiliate marketing is the promotion of products sold by a merchant
in exchange for commission-based compensation. In the offline world,
an Affiliate is what would typically be known as a sales representative.
But working as an online affiliate, you don't have to wear a suit
or drag a briefcase of samples around with you! In fact, once you
build your strategy for making money through affiliate programs,
you won't even have to think about it anymore –- except when
it comes to deciding how to spend the money you've made.
It's a win-win situation for both parties:
- The merchant makes money without any up-front advertising cost
(they only pay you if you generate a sale).
- You make money without the hassles of running a business.
And everything is 100% automated. Sales and commissions are tracked
automatically through web links and cookies and you receive a check
or PayPal payment at the end of the month.
What do you need to become an affiliate?
All you really need to make money with affiliate programs is a
computer with an Internet connection and a strong desire to succeed.
Here are three absolute necessities for any successful
The first thing you need is a simple, one page website as a landing
page to collect leads and direct traffic to the merchant’s
site. There's really no excuse for neglecting this step. You can
buy a domain name for $8.88 and hosting for just $3.95 a month.
Second, you'll need an HTML editor and a site template. Obviously,
you need some content to put on your site. And unless you want to
spend time learning HTML, you'll need a template to use.
Third, you need a quality autoresponder system to follow up with
the leads you capture. This will be the lifeline of your business
so don't settle for a cheap system.
Beyond that, there are numerous techniques that you can work into
your marketing strategy...but they are beyond the scope of this
If you're in a hurry to learn these techniques
and start building your affiliate business, check out http://affiliatecashsecrets.com
or visit http://digitalprofits.net to download my free report, "Three
Steps to Affiliate Profits."