Hello again and welcome back.
How does affiliate marketing work? What are some of the benefits of pursuing this option as means of earning a passive income online.
Is this market saturated or can I still get in on the action?
Can anybody do affiliate marketing or do I need prior experience to do this?
If any on these questions are on your mind, don’t worry, read on as I’ve got you covered with all the answers.
Exactly what is affiliate marketing and how does affiliate marketing work?
I briefly talked about the steps that are involved in this business before and will cover it in more detail here.
Very simply put you are an affiliate and your job is to market a product or service for a commission.
You may choose a variety of vendors and join their affiliate programs. These are programs such as Amazon Associates. eBay partner Network, Commission Junction, Sharesale.
There are literally hundreds of these affiliate programs for you to choose from. So don’t worry, no one will be running away from you anytime soon.
What product do you decide to promote?
This would depend entirely on you. If you love to talk about fitness trackers, collectors cards, baseball bats, golf clubs , horror movies, juicing machines or just about anything that you are passionate about, then you will be able to sell it.
That’s the great part of affiliate marketing, the world is your market and there are millions of people on the internet daily!!!!
Its just now a question of getting your product in front of them.
How to market your product to the world?
As I mentioned, your job is to market or promote this product to the world of internet surfers.
How do you do this?
By building your own blog or website.
Lets say for a second you saw an advertisement on Facebook for a really cool wristwatch or video game. What is the next thing you’re going to do?
Exactly visit Mr Google. He will have all the answers. So you type in that name of the watch or video game and Google throws out a couple of searches.
Now you click on a search result and then you are directed to a product review of that item. You are happy with the review. You click on the affiliate link that comes on that site and you are then directed to the merchant store and complete your purchase.
You got your watch or video game. Guess what? Your purchase gave someone else a commission.
Now do you see how it works? Why it is so important to have a website.
You copy the same formula. Offer quality and engaging content on your site as you are building it, review products on your site and get traffic to read your content and the sky is the limit!!!!,
You can earn more than you’ve ever imagined!
Is it too late to get into Affiliate Marketing?
There is an evolution of the internet that is taking place right now. People are changing and the way and how they use the internet is on a continous change.
By this I mean, its become a very dependent source of information, communication and resources.People have more access to it via their mobile phones, tablets or desktops. Everything has become quicker to give the consumer what they need at the click of a button.
To whet your appetite here are just some facts on internet users.
Did you know?
- Asia is the country with the largest internet surfers each month, bringing in around 390 million users!
- Globally there is around 1 Billion!!! users that are surfing the internet every month!
- This only equates to around 16.6% population of the surfers
- There is only 20% of surfers from the US, giving you around 210 000, 67 million people
So, do you still think that its too late?
Imagine, of the 1 Billion people, your niche website gets exposure to around 0.001% of that amount of people. Would you not be smiling to the bank?
I am sure you would be over the moon!!! And guess what’s the best part ?
There is still around 18 countries that currently do not have an Internet Connection. What happens when they come aboard?
I think that now is an excellent time to get into this business, even if its part-time, its certainly something worth giving a go!!!
What if I don’t know Anything about Computers, can I STILL start Affiliate Marketing?
At the time of writing this page, I am 38years of age. I can tell you for a fact that within the last 6months of having started this business, I have seen people 10years my senior start off their site and profit from it already!!! Not kidding!
Some of these guys have become my dear friends and I have looked upon them for inspiration, advice and most importantly as a valuable source of help to get my business in that same direction.
Just to be clear many of them, knew nothing like me about website building. Terms like SEO(Search Engine Optimization), Google Analytics , Sitemaps were all foreign to us.
You certainly can do this. Anybody can. As I said before, more than an internet connection, you need a “drive” and a ” willingness” to give it your best. Put your efforts into it and don’t give up,you will surely rise a victor!!
Ready to test the water?
So are you ready to start your journey into Affiliate Marketing? You have an idea, of how does affiliate marketing work, and that the market is wide open for anyone to get in.
The other component that I need to make mention is the education and skills needed to get into affiliate marketing. The training that I and the community of affiliate marketers received and are receiving is top notch.
This is what makes this business so exciting, you learning and growing and new things are happening. The best part is that with everything going around, you are never left feeling alone and guided all the way.
All that is needed now is YOU!!!
So, if you are ready to get cracking check out my review of the most awesome training and learning platform to begin earning passive income via Affiliate Marketing.
You will be blown away, by what you see…….
Thanks for reading and Take Care
16 thoughts on “How does Affiliate Marketing Work? It’s Not As Complex As You Think”
Affiliate marketing is the way forward for those of us who want to wok from home doing something we love! It does take work to get the site going, but it is so worth it!
It’s definitely not too late to start affiliate marketing. It’s a better time than ever! People are getting more and more engrossed with the internet.
Agree with you on that one.Affiliate marketing is hard initially, but once you get the hang of things it can be a fun and enjoyable way to earn a living.
Thanks for stopping by.
l like how well you have explained how affiliate marketing works.
Many people would like to be affiliate marketers but do not completely understand where to get started as they do not know exactly how it works.
Must admit affiliate marketing can work well for anyone,even people who feel they are not marketers can succeed in affiliate marketing if they follow the easy to understand instructions.
Thanks so much for the easy to understand and follow post that any newbie will find very informative.
Thank you for the comment.
I am glad that you enjoyed and understood this article. I wanted to explain ‘affiliate marketing,’ in the most simplest ways that I could. For the main reason, to show that anyone can make it happen for them.
At the end of the day, it’s about helping one another and nothing brings me more pleasure to seeing somebody going forward and pursuingtheir dreams.
Affiliate Marketing, is a great way for anyone to start their own business and get their share of financial freedom.
Thanks for stopping by.
I wasn’t aware that there were so ‘few’ people using the internet, good research. Some people have been saying the Affiliate Marketing has been around for quite some time and may be dying a death but based on your stats I think its clear that there is some
Hey, nice to see you again!
I think that there is huge scope for Affiliate Marketing. If you have to take a subject such as niche selection, there are people making money on topics that you would never imagine to be profitable.
Basically the world is your market, it’s up to you to chose who you would like to serve….
When I saw your title I instantly created an answer in my mind: I wish I know. In fact I think I understand principles, the practice is where I find difficulties.
It is so hard to do anything properly in affiliate marketing, so painfully slow process of building traffic that I wonder if it is doable at all.
I agree that the sky is the limit, as you write, but the sky is so high. I hope you are doing great at your side.
In practice it’s always a challenge, I find trouble in this area as well.
I guess, you have to try different tactics and at the end of the day, find out which one works and stick by that one.
Thanks for the wishes, wish the same for you as well.
All the best
If you see it on one side, affiliate marketing is indeed sounds very easy. However, not all people are willing to do it once they find out how difficult the process is. Some may stick with it for god knows how long until they succeed and the other simply wonâ€™t bother to continue after a certain period of time.
This is where the real problem lies. People are just not willing to invest more time when they donâ€™t see the result a.s.a.p. They need to know that you need to work hard before you can call it â€œeasyâ€.
I do have a few questions. Is it really a must to have a website/blog? Canâ€™t I just create a landing page for the product I promote? Or simply just run traffic to the affiliate link?
Times have changed as things are moving fast.Having said that as human beings, we tend to want things now and if we don’t see results quickly, we will automatically think that it does not work.
Whilst, this may be true, this kind of thinking should not be applied to the affiliate marketing business.Unfortunately, like any true and honest business, it takes commitment, time and har work.I personally think that this is a small price to pay for the rewards that awaits one at the end.
Having a website, allows you to tap into the worldwide market which sits around 3billion people.Whether you have a blog or a landing or squeeze page, if you have an audience and are getting traffic to this market, then you are successful in my books.
Thanks , hope this helps
Passive income online is something that soo many people dream about. I know how excited i got when i first found the opportunity to make a passive income online. Which is why i really love how you put all this effort in to helping other people get started with it too! You should definitely keep going with this.
Absolutely, earning passive income is the gataway to unlocking one’s freedom from the rat race.
I am glad that you liked the way, I structured things here, I want to help as many people as I can.I want them to see that there is a way out.
I will most definitely keep going with this.
Really informative and useful post. I’m an affiliate marketer myself and I can really tell that it works. The best thing is that you can make money doing what you like! You don’t have grumpy boss constantly telling you what to do and what not, there’s no annoying co-workers and so on.
I really like your articles. Keep it up!
I am happy that you found this post useful.Its good to hear from another marketer that I am on the right path.
That is certainly a true pleasure of this business, the flexibility.To be able to do and work ar your own hours.
Thanks for visiting.
All the best in your campaign.
This was a really great post to read i defiantly think affliate marketing is great means to earn a passive income. But just like any other business it will take time and effort before you see any type of results. I know the frustration at the beginning but give it time and it will work.
Really helpful post for people new to affliate marketing
As you said, it takes time and lots of effort to build your own online affiliate marketing business.Once it’s built, it can and will become an awesome source of passive income.
Affiliate marketing, give people such as awesome opportunity to realize this possibility.