Affiliate marketing is such a wonderful way to make money online if you do not have any products of your own, or, if you are like me, and have products of your own, but need an additional item or two here and there to offer your customers, then you can still make some extra money.
But how do you do it? I can tell you one way NOT to do it. I see this all the time, and it is just downright wrong. I see people directing their article links or their PPC links directly to the affiliate site. That is great for the affiliate site owner, because, especially if he has an opt in box, not only is he making the sales (which is fair, he pays you the commission), but he also is collecting the email addresses of the people you send him – for which he is not paying you!
So why don’t you send your visitors to YOUR squeeze page, collect their email address, THEN send them to the affiliate site – now, if they buy, you get paid, if they do not, you can send them an email once a week or so, sending them to another affiliate site, and get paid again, every single week?
That is the way I do it. That is the way the experts do it. They do not send their traffic directly to an affiliate site.
By the way, who always makes money when you do things wrong with your affiliate marketing ? The affiliate site owner does, every time you send him a visitor – especially if he adds that visitor to his email list.
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Sean Mize is a full time internet marketer who has written over 700 articles in print and 9 published ebooks.