Are you working to just break even? Are you working long hours for little pay? Are you working another job beside your regular job just to have money for the things you really need. If this sound like you, there is hope, and affiliate marketing may be just your answer.
What is affiliate marketing? affiliate marketing is when a person advertise a merchant product or service, and when a sale is generated, will receive a commission. For someone like yourself, affiliate marketing is easy. All it takes to get started is a computer and a Internet connection.
It is and ideal work at home based business, it can be run in your spare time while working at your regular job. You need no product or inventory, and no money transactions to handle and little start-up cost. What you will need is to be open mined, endurance, time and patience. This is not a get rich quick scheme.
The Internet is a powerful tool for earning money online, to set-up your work at home based business, you need products or services to promote. And a good place to start is Click Bank, Link Share, and Commission Junction. From these three sources you will have thousands of products and services to promote. Click Bank alone have 10,000 products to choose from.
No need to look all over the Internet searching for products to start-up your affiliate marketing business, all you have to do is sign-up, it is easy and it is free. After you sign-up, you are given a link code for you to use for the promotion of the products and services you have chosen. You must use this link in your advertising, when this link is click on, the visitor is taken to the page or website of the product you are promoting, if a sell is made, you (the affiliate) is credit the commission in your account, by the link code generate for you to use.
Now you must be thinking, how do I earn those commission? By driving traffic or visitor to the website of the products or services you are promoting, and you do this by advertising. With out traffic or visitor to the website of the products you are promoting, you will not generate sale, . . . no sell. . . no commission.
How do you advertise to bring visitor to the website of the products and services you are promoting? One very popular method is call paid per click (PPC). It is when someone advertise through the search engine, like Google and Yahoo, and MSN. And excellent resource on how to use this method is a book call Beating Adwords, it is highly recommended.
Another method of advertising is Writing Article. You simply write and article related to the products or services you are promoting and then summit it, your article will work it way through the network, and get pick up and read by people who enjoy the topic, and also by website owner who is looking for content to use.
When you summit an article, it well have your embedded affiliate link in it. This link well point back to the website you are promoting, but some article directory will not allow affiliate link and some do. So check first.
When people finish reading your article, at the end of it, is your embedded affiliate link, and people will click on it, and this will generate traffic to the website you are promoting.
Writing article is potent and free. But as a reminder, it will take time and patience on your part for it to develop, but in the end you will be thankful to find that affiliate marketing is your answer.
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