If you have been looking to make some extra money from home or even looking for a way to replace your current income with a work at home job, you should check out affiliate marketing.
Affiliate marketing is when you (the affiliate) make someone else’s products (vendor) and receive a commission every time your efforts result in a sale. You can do affiliate marketing entirely online. You do not need to stock any inventory or do any shipping. Order fulfillment is entirely the vendors responsibility. All you do as an affiliate is direct traffic to the vendors website. It is up to the vendor to convince the potential customer to purchase their product.
There is a lot involved of course in getting people to visit the vendors website. You will need to use advertising to accomplish this. The most common type of advertising is pay per click. This is advertising done on search engines. When you do a search, ads pop up on the right hand side of your screen. The are the adverts you place. If someone then clicks on the ad and purchases the product, you make a commission. Whether a purchase is made or not however, you will pay a price for each and every click on your had. One of the best thing about this type of advertising however is that you control what your costs are. Only have $5 a day? Set you budget at $5. You can also set the maximum you will pay per click. It is a great system, but can get expensive.
There are other types of marketing you can become involved in as well. There is article marketing, safelist advertising, classified ads and advertising in ezines. They will all work for you in various degrees. One thing you need to keep in mind though is that it will take time and effort to get your business up and running and making a profit. It won’t make you a millionaire overnight, but with the proper amount of time and effort, it can add whatever amount of income you want to your life. You will just need to put in the effort to reach whatever goal you set for yourself. If you are a self disciplined person and can work without a boss looking over your shoulder, affiliate marketing may be perfect for you. If you need someone constantly looking over your shoulder to make sure you are completing the tasks you need to do, affiliate marketing is probably not right for you. It takes a desire and willingness to work to learn the techniques in order to be successful. And you not only have to learn them, you also have to APPLY them. Just buying a book on affiliate marketing is not going to help you unless you put into the practices what the book teaches.
Jennie Crawford is the stay at home mom of two small children. For more information, go to www.jenniecrawford.com/affiliatesecretformula