What is an Affiliate Marketer you ask? I will explain what an affiliate marketer is to the online world. First, lets look at an affiliate network that offers the affiliate program.
WHAT IS AN AFFILIATE NETWORK
The definition listed with the Wikipedia free dictionary states: “An affiliate network acts as an intermediary between publishers (affiliates) and merchant affiliate programs. It allows website publishers to more easily find and participate in affiliate programs which are suitable for their website. It allows websites offering affiliate programs (typically online merchants) to reach a larger audience by promoting their affiliate programs to all of the publishers participating in the affiliate network. “
HOW DO AFFILIATE MARKETERS GET PAID
- Companies will wholesale products to retailers, like Walmart, Target, Dollar Store. This requires very large capital resources to create, ship and store inventory. Establish central distribution warehousing across the nations of the world. Now you see this could be a monumental task.
- Establish a relationship with individual affiliate marketers. Dropship products direct by digital download, courier or postal service in line with product requirements. It is more cost effective to drop ship products to the customer. shipped directly from the manufacturer
Wikipedia: “Affiliate marketing is a type of performance-based marketing in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought by the affiliate’s own marketing efforts”. The article goes on to explain affiliate relationships within numerous business structures, therefore, I will explain using the Wealthy Affiliate example.
Suppose you would like to work from home on the internet and make a little (or a lot) of money. You could google for starting a home based business online. Google gives you thousands of pages that can take hours of your time to sort through. Now chances are you will be scammed into worthless programs that cost a fortune and pay you nothing. Or you throw your hands up and tell yourself this just isn’t worth the hassle. Sound familiar?
THE WEALTHY AFFILIATE WAY
Wealthy Affiliate gets you started for $0.00. Inside there are hundreds of lessons on every topic related to blogging.
To build a solid business you must first create a solid foundation. All members have access Wealthy Affiliate University utilizes videos, tutorials and live training, as a result teaching the skills needed to create your business website.
If you read through my posts on my Blog. You will get a better idea of the services this company offers for your Blog. Wealthy Affiliate uses an affiliate recruiting link thereby you are paid for finding new members.
CREATING YOUR BLOG
You can establish your Blog in any niche that you fancy. Offering one product listed on Amazon.com will make you an Affiliate Marketer. Write a review on that one product. People will read your review. If they decide to purchase that product they go directly to that product via a hidden url link. The Amazon page takes care of their purchase. No need for a shopping cart on your Blog. Amazon will pay you a commission for every item that shopper purchases.
Staying with the Amazon example. There are over one million items for sale at Amazon.com. It doesn’t matter what country you live in or what country your shopper lives in, Amazon will reward you for sending that sale to them. Do you buy from Amazon? Write a review blog on those products and help other people find what they want.
Amazon is not the only company that offers an affiliate relationship. Consider ClickBank, listing over Ten Thousand Merchants looking for Affiliate Marketers. Just make your choice and write a blog review on the internet. ClickBank merchants may offer help in marketing as well.
Amazon and ClickBank are just two of the hundreds maybe thousands of merchants looking for affiliate marketers. There is no end to your choices.
CREATING YOUR WORK-OF-ART BLOG
A few minutes after opening my no cost starter account I had a Blog on the web! I did not have to enter my credit card or debit card. I really had no idea what I wanted to sell online only that I wanted to make money.
As soon as I created an account I was introduced to a rolling Q&A live forum running 24 hours a day. These folks were eager to give answers to anything related to using the tools and building a website.
The ability to ask questions on a live chat and get answers within minutes eliminates most frustration experienced by new members. This has to be lived to be appreciated.
WHAT TO DO NEXT
Take some time to browse the Wealthy Affiliate Company website. The front page has more information and if you like what you see take a chance. Become a member and take some time to get to know the community. Build your first Blog, no charge.
Do you know what your niche will be? If not Jaaxy is available in your toolbox. This is an incredible research tool provided for the membership. Jaaxy gives you the power to search keywords, domain names, niche ideas, brainstorming and much more. You will be blown away by this one tool alone, and there are many more.
With a little self motivation and fun work you will make new friends that just want to help you. It truly is a remarkable learning experience you can carry with you for the rest of your life.
If you would like to read more about the why and how of creating an affiliate website I have another page you might be interested in reading, go to Get Started
I Sincerely thank you for reading my post.