Affiliate marketing involves sending visitors to an offer and earning a commission when they make a purchase.
When you sign up for an affiliate program, you will be given specific links to use that will track all the traffic and sales that you refer.
Affiliate marketing is an excellent way to make money online because it’s so easy to get started. You don’t have to buy or ship anything at all..
Another advantage to affiliate marketing is the wide variety of products and services you can promote.
You can promote physical products, as Amazon and most e-commerce stores have affiliate programs set up, and you can also promote digital and subscription based products.
Since the profit margins are much higher on digital products (think membership sites and ebooks) than they are for physical products, oftentimes you can make up to 75% commission.
As an example.. if you’re a member of a porn or paid dating site, there’s likely an affiliate out there somewhere who’s banking off your monthly re-bills.
There are also programs that will pay you not only for sending sales, but also for “leads”.
A lead, in affiliate marketing terms, is when visitor you send fills in some information; such as their name and email.
It’s a lot easier to get leads than it is to get sales, but the payout on a per acquisition basis is obviously higher for sales.
There are a lot of ways you can send visitors (traffic) to your affiliate offers, and I’ll briefly overview some of the methods.
However, if you really want to learn the ins and outs of how to do this, hit up the course I mentioned earlier (this one) because it will walk you through everything step by step.