Stupidest Question about what is affiliate marketing

by chi124
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Hey all,

I am a bit confused on what is Affiliate marketing.

Can anyone briefly explain what it is?

I did some searches and still cant fully grasp what it is.

I am specifically looking for how to use affiliate marketing for 2 websites.

1) a brick and mortal that sells online products and tickets to events.

2) a travel site that wants more visits to its website.

Thanks and sorry for the stupid question.
#affiliate #marketing #question #stupidest
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Lenney
    Hi Chi

    You've been here for 2 YEARS - on a forum 100% ABOUT affiliate marketing and don't know what it is?

    Seriously? You're kidding right?

    Anyways - I hope this helps
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    • Profile picture of the author The Cypher
      Originally Posted by Jeff Lenney View Post

      You've been here for 2 YEARS - on a forum 100% ABOUT affiliate marketing and don't know what it is?

      Seriously? You're kidding right?
      Seriously, are you kidding?

      Definitely not a forum '100%' about affiliate marketing.

      Most of the people who make a decent wage online isn't in affiliate marketing.

      Originally Posted by Skeptic

      But but... X, Y & Z make whatever amount of money and I know L, M, N, O and P that are millionaires and even I use affiliate marketing!
      I'm not talking about the exception here or there. Affiliate marketing isn't something you can build a business behind, mainly because you are building someone else's.

      Originally Posted by Troll

      Wait a minute! I earn $100,000+ using X's Affiliate program! That's a legitimate business!
      You're right, to some degree. A business can be defined as the practice of making one's living by engaging in commerce. Engaging in the commerce of someone else's products still lies in the domain of business I guess.

      And I congratulate you on your accomplishment. However, when you are selling X number of Y products from Z company, you are aiding in building Z's infastructure. Not to say becoming an affiliate isn't a good thing... because it can be, but people that 'build the backbone' of their business 100% on affiliate income, in my opinion, does not have a real sustainable business, simply put, something they can scale up easily, not limited by vertical and horizontal scale, which unfortunately I don't see how someone can meaningfully scale affiliate marketing vertically.

      Originally Posted by Coattail Rider

      But ... {insert whatever excuse/comeback here}
      I understand. I am merely stating my own personal opinion on a subject matter on an open forum. However, to indulge whatever you have said, I promote affiliate offers in my business. I also let affiliates promote our products. We're currently running a contest actually. However, I do not base my business on affiliate income. There's nothing wrong with it, Just my humble opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author Miguelito203
    I find it odd that you have been a member of this forum for 2 years, have made 75 posts, and still do know the answer to this. However, I explain it to people like a commission-based job like a car salesman or something. You don't know the product or products you're selling, but you earn a commission because brought in a potential life-long customer, which can make the company a lot of money over the long run.

    Joey
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan S
    Just go to clickbank.com, cj.com, affiliatewindow.com, amazon.com and many more. You'll learn exactly what you want to learn about Affiliate Marketing there, they even have video tutorials and then signup with them as you'll sell their products for commission - this way you're now their affiliate.
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  • Profile picture of the author smna1586
    Sometimes it's good to ask stupid questions, look how many intelligent answers you've got.

    Just trying to encourage you.

    Have a great day.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vendor-Lock
    Originally Posted by chi124 View Post

    Hey all,

    I am a bit confused on what is Affiliate marketing.

    Can anyone briefly explain what it is?

    I did some searches and still cant fully grasp what it is.

    I am specifically looking for how to use affiliate marketing for 2 websites.

    1) a brick and mortal that sells online products and tickets to events.

    2) a travel site that wants more visits to its website.

    Thanks and sorry for the stupid question.

    Hi Chi124

    There are no stupid questions !

    Affiliate marketing generally is when online products or services
    offer a link system to allow you to sell their product or service
    by referring people to their web site with your special link.
    When people click your link, and go buy the product,
    you get credited with the sale and get a commission.

    You can also use some affiliate networks to create affiliate links
    for YOUR products and services, then others can get a link to
    sell your product, and you pay them a commission. It's a great
    way to get other people out their pushing traffic to your sales page.

    There are several networks that provide such a service for you to
    sell your products. One of them is right here on the Warrior Forum.
    If you become a War Room member you can sell Warrior Special Offers
    here on the forum, and this forum has a built in affiliate system so you
    can allow others to sell your product or service.

    You can also use networks like clickbank, although they are going through
    some changes right now that are not good for the vendor. If you want to
    just get started for free, there is paydotcom.com . they let you add your
    first product to their affiliate network for free. I made a lot of money
    through them years ago. Their fees are a bit steeper, but you don't
    pay a dime until you're making money, so it's good for starting out.
    Not sure they even still exist, it's been a few years. but that's one way.

    There are a few other solutions. If you need more help,
    send me a PM. Hope that helps.

    Have a great day toward your online success !

    Yours truly,
    Jeff Noyes

    Vendor-Lock Hosting & Software co.
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  • Profile picture of the author killermarketing
    thank you vendor lock to give me some awesome idea
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    • Profile picture of the author Vendor-Lock
      Originally Posted by killermarketing View Post

      it's for $397
      i already group buy this and will give you for $47

      please let me know if you need this,

      Please don't resell other people's products without their permission !

      Group buying then reselling the product is stealing.
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      • Profile picture of the author killermarketing
        Thank you for being a good person.

        i am going to remove the post now.
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      • Profile picture of the author chi124
        Thanks Vendor Lock. Haha like I said stupiest question. I can create complex algorithms but just cannot seem to grasp what affiliate marketing is and how it would apply in my situation.

        I sent you a pm.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
    I'd like to know, too. Is there a WSO?

    - Tom
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