1. A Brief Introduction to the Potential of Affiliate Marketing
What is affiliate marketing? Before answering that have you ever understood how some people make so much money without selling anything or even not having a proper website? Yes! That’s the power of affiliate marketing. Today affiliate marketing is the most dominant way to earn really big money. It is already 4 billion dollar industry in UK. None of other ways have the potential of making so much money with a minimum effort and the experience. That is why affiliate marketing programs are so exciting for beginners to learn the art of money making from internet and establish themselves a good foundation in terms of money.
The beauty of affiliate marketing is the fact that you don’t need even a penny to start making money. But, if you can invest some money, definitely your return will be multiplied several times.
Ok, just relax and take a deep breath. I promise you that I will give you the most important facts you need to know to be a successful affiliate. Even if you are already an affiliate marketer, this guide will be helpful to you also. Do you have the desire to see heavy checks coming to your bank account? Are you willing to make an effort to make it a reality? Then it is just a matter of time making it a reality. This will be a little bit longer, but I assure you this is worth reading and one day you may praise yourself about reading this.
2. What is Affiliate Marketing?
First let’s understand what is affiliate marketing? Imagine when you surfing a website (Say this is website A) you see an attractive ad about a mobile phone. Then you click on that ad and then you will be taken to a web site (Say this is website B) that sells the mobile phone. The mobile phone is very interesting so you decide to buy it. Let’s say that you have paid $100 for the mobile phone. Do you think that the ‘website B’ get the whole advantage of this deal. No! If the commission was 25% ‘website B’ earns only $75 for the deal and they will pay $25 to ‘website A’. The reason is the customer was sent to ‘website B’ (seller) by ‘website A’ which is the affiliate marketer. Therefore seller pays a commission to affiliate marketer as an appreciation to sending potential customers to his website. Then affiliate marketer earns commissions by doing almost nothing but sending customers to the seller’s website.
If you are a blogger who is making money with Google Adsense or similar PPC advertising methods, it may need to have several hundred visitors to earn $25 from Adsense. If you are an affiliate marketer you earn $25 from just one successful sale in the above example.
That is why affiliate marketing is excellent to start making big bucks. If you can send 2 such customers a day who buy phones, you will earn easily $1500 in the end of the month.
Now let’s go the second part of affiliate marketing article series where I’m going to explain how to get started as an affiliate marketer. Probably this is the most important part of this series. To reach the success you definitely need to make sure that you select right products and right affiliate websites.