How to Make Real Money with Affiliate Marketing

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Making money online has become an economy all by itself.

Many people dont realize what possibilities are available to make some money online. Whether its because they dont know where to get started, or how they can make money, the answers are simple.

Using affiliated marketing can be a great way to make some passive income on the side. While there is plenty of work you need to do before you can start making money using affiliated marketing, the great news is that there is no shortage of possibilities.

This article explores the way affiliated marketing can help bring in some extra dough.


What is Affiliated Marketing?
Affiliated marketing is where you help a business by promoting their products and services on your website. Any time someone visits your site, and they make a purchase, you are rewarded for that purchase.

You can contact a business to become an affiliated marketer for a company, and you only need to sponsor a product. It is one of the fastest and cheapest ways to make money online. You will need to link up with a seller, such as with Amazon, and when a sale is made by your referral, you will receive a commission.


How Does Affiliated Marketing Work?
When you sign up with a company through their Affiliate program, you can pick and choose what products you can sell, and you will receive a code that allows you to direct traffic to the targeted site.

There are links, texts, and banners that allow you to paste the targeted website to your own. If a person visiting your site clicks on this link, they are redirected to the product site, where they may make a purchase.

If they do, you will receive a commission on that purchase.

You may be monitored to see how your numbers are doing through your affiliate ID and the software. You will have access to all the information to ensure youre receiving your fair amount of compensation.


One thing about affiliated marketing, is that you dont have exactly sell a product to receive a commission. Based on the company, you may be eligible to receive payment for different things. You can find an affiliate program that will pay you for:

Pay per Sale: This is the most common type of commission. You will receive a percentage of the sale price when a purchase is made.

Pay per Click: Depending on how many visitors are sent to the target site through yours, you will get paid. Even if someone just clicks on the link and doesnt buy anything, you will still get a commission from the click.

Pay per Lead: When a visitor goes to the target site through yours, and they fill out their contact information on a simple form, you will get paid.


These methods have their benefits and their cons, but it is worth seeing if you can make some extra money by sending someone to another site.

Why Should You Become an Affiliated Marketer?
There are many benefits of becoming an affiliated marketer. While some perks are obvious, there are some other things that you may not have considered when trying to decide to become an affiliated marketer.
Cost
o Becoming an affiliated marketer is cheap to start up. Since youre not creating a product, you dont have to worry about keeping machinery in shape. While you will need a computer that is reliable, you dont need to rent out space for an office or hire anyone, unless you want to.

Global Marketing
o You can reach people that you never knew existed on the other side of the world, allowing you to make connections that may never would have been possible. Its easy to reach people from anywhere in the world.

No Startup Costs
o Most startups require you to put in some money to see a return. Affiliated marketing doesnt cost you a dime to start up. You just need to sign up with a company.

No Shipping
o Since you're not directly selling any products, you don't need to worry about shipping or storing costs. The seller is the one that will take care of those things, which is beneficial to you, allowing you to save more money.

No Customer Support
o If there is a problem with the product, the seller is responsible for handling any issues. Since they are the ones that provide the product or service, they will handle those problems.

Passive Income
o One of the best ways to make money is to create passive income. Affiliated marketing is an excellent way to make passive income because you dont need to sit in front of a computer all the time. Even if you have a full-time job, you will still receive commissions through your affiliated marketing venture.

Work Anywhere
o Whether you want to work from your home office, the coffee shop down the street, or while on vacation, you can do so with affiliated marketing. You can work in your pajamas, and no one would know a thing.

How to Become Successful with Affiliated Marketing
One of the biggest misconceptions about affiliated marketing is that you will become a millionaire within a month, but alas, this is not the case.

It does take time to build up a following, get affiliated, and start marketing. It is a highly competitive market, and some companies may not want to do business with you right away.

There are a lot of products available, and some are no more than snake oil and smoke and mirrors. Its important to use some practical business tactics to become successful with affiliated marketing.


Affiliate with Good Products
o Quality is more important than quantity, and when youre trying to get affiliated, you want to make sure youre getting on with good products. You can create a list, look at what products different companies sell, find ones youre passionate about, and try and get affiliated. If you get too many affiliations, you wont be able to promote them properly, and it can quickly consume you trying to promote each product.

Use Different Traffic Sources
o Promoting products is the main goal of affiliated marketing, and using all the tools available will increase the chances of you making some money. While ads are okay, you can find different traffic sources to encourage people to visit the target site. Places like Google AdWords can help drive traffic to a sales page, and you can monitor the conversions to see if they are paying off.

Keep Tabs
o You want to use a variety of marketing strategies to find out what works and what doesnt. You can split the performance of each campaign to find out if you need to change, and what needs to be changed. You may want to move the ad banner to a better place on the site. If you want to keep track of the conversions, there is software available to help you keep track of how much traffic is coming to your website.

Research the Product
o The products should be in high demand, especially since that is how youre going to get peoples attention. Low demand products wont bring in a lot of people, even if youre passionate about the product. You can find out what people are talking about, and adjust your product services accordingly.

Find Out Whats Going On
o Staying on top of recent trends, techniques, and methods can make you successful with affiliated marketing. You want to find out if there are new techniques available that will make affiliated marketing easier. If you dont stay on top of whats going on, youll be left in the dust.

Find the Right Company
o You should do some research on different companies to find out if they would be a good fit for both of you. While you may love brand A, but brand B is selling more items, it would behoove you to suck up your pride. After all, youre trying to become successful, and business is cutthroat.

Get the Right Tools
o When youre starting out, you need all the help you can get. You can find different plugins that will make your site work better. You should find out how you should set up your website to maximize the potential for customers. If you treat your website like a business, youre more likely to succeed. It may be tempting to wing it, but the chances of you succeeding in affiliated marketing are slim to none.


Affiliated marketing may sound like a pipe dream, but the fact is that there is potential to make some money.

There are plenty of perks included with affiliated marketing, and if you can create something that works, why not give it a try?

It is an excellent way to make passive income, and you dont need to quit your full-time job to do it. Just make sure you reach out for help when you need it, and dont be afraid to fail.
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    I thought that new articles are NOT allowed in this forum anymore.
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      I thought that new articles are NOT allowed in this forum anymore.
      Huh? Why's that?
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      • Profile picture of the author theDarkKnightMarketer
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        Huh? Why's that?
        Because this isn't the EzineArticles.
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          Because this isn't the EzineArticles.
          There are many articles like this in this forum... LOL
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      Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

      I thought that new articles are NOT allowed in this forum anymore.
      LOL. Still refreshing, and I guess totally fresh newbies will get something out of this
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        Originally Posted by jthom804 View Post

        LOL. Still refreshing, and I guess totally fresh newbies will get something out of this
        For sure...
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  • Profile picture of the author LodestoneCS
    One important point to remember is that if you're using paid traffic, make sure you are making a profit and don't spend more than you earn.
    Also, try and get people to give you their email address so you can build a relationship with them in case you want to promote more products or create your own.
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    • Profile picture of the author johnny west
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      Originally Posted by LodestoneCS View Post

      One important point to remember is that if you're using paid traffic, make sure you are making a profit and don't spend more than you earn.
      Also, try and get people to give you their email address so you can build a relationship with them in case you want to promote more products or create your own.
      Completely agree with you. When it comes to paid traffic, in the first run it's all about not to lose any money, once you've reached that milestone you should focus on increasing your conversions and getting a positive ROI so you'll convert $1 you spend into $2+.
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  • Profile picture of the author theDarkKnightMarketer
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    Probably the reason why the forum is slowly becoming an article marketing directory. But the new owners seem to be pretty happy about it anyway, so there's nothing that we can do
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      Originally Posted by theDarkKnightMarketer View Post

      Probably the reason why the forum is slowly becoming an article marketing directory. But the new owners seem to be pretty happy about it anyway, so there's nothing that we can do
      True. But on the other hand, as long as people get some value out of them, I believe there's nothing wrong with them.
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      Originally Posted by theDarkKnightMarketer View Post

      Probably the reason why the forum is slowly becoming an article marketing directory. But the new owners seem to be pretty happy about it anyway, so there's nothing that we can do
      This is intended to be a discussion forum...correction - was intended.

      An article is not an item for discussion. That's why there is a separate sub-forum for articles.

      the new owners seem to be pretty happy about it anyway
      Desperation often sends rules and policies out the window.

      Maybe I will post an article and see how that flies...
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  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
    I don't get why so many imply that internet marketing in any way is passive income.

    Passive income means that you are not spending time working to produce said income.

    I get some will say that you can spend X time building something and then just sit back and do nothing and the money flows in. For most, this is just not reality and will never happen.

    If you have a system that works. You should automate any tasks that make financial sense and hire VA's to perform human tasks, which you would oversee and delegate. This would be a much more realist way of building something that will later require the least amount of your time.
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    • Profile picture of the author johnny west
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      Originally Posted by DIABL0 View Post

      I don't get why so many imply that internet marketing in any way is passive income.

      Passive income means that you are not spending time working to produce said income.

      I get some will say that you can spend X time building something and then just sit back and do nothing and the money flows in. For most, this is just not reality and will never happen.

      If you have a system that works. You should automate any tasks that make financial sense and hire VA's to perform human tasks, which you would oversee and delegate. This would be a much more realist way of building something that will later require the least amount of your time.
      When you want to build a passive income stream, I completely agree with you, then Internet Marketing is not the best way to get started with.

      In order to make a passive income with Internet Marketing, you must either have an email list and a solid follow up series in place OR you skip ahead and direct link your traffic to your offer.

      On the other hand, having an email list is by far one of the best ways to build a solid online business BUT... in order to make money with your list, you must build a relationship with them first, which... in some case is not as easy for some as it sounds to be.

      It's not that you just send one after the other mail and then cross your fingers and hope that your list will like and trust you.

      It's much more work involved in building a strong between your list and you. You must be willing to start creating content.

      Content in terms of writing stories, content in terms of (which I believe is much much better than affiliate offers the long run) creating your own products and services, content in genuinely helpful trainings...

      Frank Kern's List Control is a program I highly suggest when it comes to building a strong relationship with your list, but also if you wanna know how to maintain their goodwill while promoting stuff to them.

      I found that having a strong follow up series in place is a good starting point to automate a good portion of your business, from there you can scale.
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      • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
        Originally Posted by johnny west View Post

        When you want to build a passive income stream, I completely agree with you, then Internet Marketing is not the best way to get started with.

        In order to make a passive income with Internet Marketing, you must either have an email list and a solid follow up series in place OR you skip ahead and direct link your traffic to your offer.

        On the other hand, having an email list is by far one of the best ways to build a solid online business BUT... in order to make money with your list, you must build a relationship with them first, which... in some case is not as easy for some as it sounds to be.

        It's not that you just send one after the other mail and then cross your fingers and hope that your list will like and trust you.

        It's much more work involved in building a strong between your list and you. You must be willing to start creating content.

        Content in terms of writing stories, content in terms of (which I believe is much much better than affiliate offers the long run) creating your own products and services, content in genuinely helpful trainings...

        Frank Kern's List Control is a program I highly suggest when it comes to building a strong relationship with your list, but also if you wanna know how to maintain their goodwill while promoting stuff to them.

        I found that having a strong follow up series in place is a good starting point to automate a good portion of your business, from there you can scale.
        I'm a big mailer. However, email marketing is still not passive income. It still requires work
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        • Profile picture of the author johnny west
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          Originally Posted by DIABL0 View Post

          I'm a big mailer. However, email marketing is still not passive income. It still requires work
          Email marketing can make you passive income, as long as you have a solid follow up series in place, that's what I've learnt over the course of 15 years.

          I didn't say it doesn't involve any work.
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          • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
            Originally Posted by johnny west View Post

            Email marketing can make you passive income, as long as you have a solid follow up series in place, that's what I've learnt over the course of 15 years.

            I didn't say it doesn't involve any work.
            Passive Income: Earnings an individual derives from a rental property, limited partnership or other enterprise in which he or she is not materially involved.

            Just because you set up a follow-up series doesn't make it passive income. All you did was automate the sending. Which saved you X minutes per message and nothing else.
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            • Profile picture of the author johnny west
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              Originally Posted by DIABL0 View Post

              Passive Income: Earnings an individual derives from a rental property, limited partnership or other enterprise in which he or she is not materially involved.

              Just because you set up a follow-up series doesn't make it passive income. All you did was automate the sending. Which saved you X minutes per message and nothing else.
              I didn't say that a follow up series means passive income by definition. But I guess we both agree that a solid follow up series makes you passive money as long as you've set it up.
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  • Thank you very much for writing about Affiliate marketing. I am sure it is one of the good way to earn money from the online sector. To earn money from this sector, you have to be expert increase your targeted audience. If you can increase the Targeted Audience, you will be able to be success in the Affiliate sector. Thanks for your interest.
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  • Profile picture of the author ladyboss
    I enjoyed reading this article, it is very informative. I've thought of pursuing affiliate marketing, but have much to learn before I can be successful with it. I definitely need to build a list, since I hear often how crucial it is to build a successful business. Thank you for the tips, will be helpful
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  • Profile picture of the author anand363
    As an internet marketer for past 5 years, my honest advice from my experience is that, you can go for any kind of traffic sources like PPC, CPA, CPI, display media, social media traffic, etc, etc until you follow this rule: You should keep all your traffic sources inside the box of Re-targeting. In simple words you should know how to collect the details of the people who had visited your website, so that at the time of traffic generation if you could not make any money, later you can re-visit the people who had visited your site and make some sales. By the term re-targeting many will say it is collecting email, so that we can contact them later, off-course it is correct, but you should understand that the era of email re-targeting has been over. Best way of re-targeting is collecting the internet credentials like ip address, leaving targeting-pixels in the customers browser cookie, etc . But this is not a simple task. If you can achieve this then you can crush the industry, like i do.
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      Originally Posted by anand363 View Post

      As an internet marketer for past 5 years, my honest advice from my experience is that, you can go for any kind of traffic sources like PPC, CPA, CPI, display media, social media traffic, etc, etc until you follow this rule: You should keep all your traffic sources inside the box of Re-targeting. In simple words you should know how to collect the details of the people who had visited your website, so that at the time of traffic generation if you could not make any money, later you can re-visit the people who had visited your site and make some sales. By the term re-targeting many will say it is collecting email, so that we can contact them later, off-course it is correct, but you should understand that the era of email re-targeting has been over. Best way of re-targeting is collecting the internet credentials like ip address, leaving targeting-pixels in the customers browser cookie, etc . But this is not a simple task. If you can achieve this then you can crush the industry, like i do.
      Really? You can crush if you know RE-TARGETING only. Who collects ips, cookies, pixels, YOU or the ad platform you're using? Is fb or Google made it tremendously difficult to re-target your visitors? Bluffs do work sometimes not all the time, here. First learn how the Internet and tech stuffs work, then you will have a better grasp on those topics. People who are TREMENDOUSLY successful with fb or adwords know how their internal systems work. With superficial knowledge you can only confuse people.
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      • Profile picture of the author anand363
        You should first understand what i meant, i never said in my post that only by knowing re-targeting you can achieve everything. i said you should wrap your traffic in the box of re-targeting. I think you have misunderstood my point.
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  • Why would anyone post an article like this here when the people who come here know what affiliate marketing is and that's pretty much one of the biggest reasons whey we're all here to begin with?
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      Originally Posted by AffiliatePrograms View Post

      Why would anyone post an article like this here when the people who come here know what affiliate marketing is and that's pretty much one of the biggest reasons whey we're all here to begin with?
      Completely agree with you.
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  • Profile picture of the author wifiboos
    I think that real success with affiliate marketing comes when your funnel includes high ticket products and you have a number of products at different price points. HTAF (high ticket affiliate programs) have a deep and sophisticated conversion process where people remain as buyers and can be repeatedly sold on higher ticket products. On the best programs the back end sales process often includes telesales support on your behalf. Your job is only to get people into the funnel and let the high converting funnel do its stuff.
    If you first concentrate on the conversion of these funnels you can access your visitor value, a key metric, which gives you an idea of the profitability of an affiliate program and sets a benchmark for the highest CPC that will bring the best targeted visitors to the funnel.
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  • Profile picture of the author successproducts
    I believe mailing list is the way to make really big money. If you cultivate the art of using other people's list to build yours it is the only thing to do. Imagine having a really good and responsive list one email is all that takes to put several thousands in the bank ...
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    • Profile picture of the author Joyce Birmingham
      I agree having an establised list is the key as this is where most of your customers will come from.
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        Originally Posted by Joyce Birmingham View Post

        I agree having an establised list is the key as this is where most of your customers will come from.
        Absolutely. Without a list you do not really have an online business. In fact, I've tried that years ago, and I still made some good money, but it's really a pain in the neck if you have to start from ZERO every single day/month to find new customers.
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    You need to find the correct targeted source of traffic to be make sales as affiliate marketer
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  • Profile picture of the author seko66
    Great article thans for sharing, i am using ftaffiliates and it is the best for me
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  • Profile picture of the author amuro
    Here is my honest sum-up opinion.

    Sales and marketing is NOT just about selling and making money.

    It is about connecting to people who shared the same problem and passion as you, getting to know them better in what they need and want -

    before offering your products and services as solutions to their problems or fulfilment of their desire.

    It does not matter whether you are marketing on-or-offline.

    What matters most is how much do you understand your market and whether you can help them with what you know and can offer.

    That is it.
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    A very well Written Articles on Affiliate Marketing .... Thumbs UP Bro
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    Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

    I thought that new articles are NOT allowed in this forum anymore.

    I've tried (without success) to ask the Mods about this, but end up going down convoluted inconclusive rabbit-holes, via Freelancer and back here again. I cannot get a straight answer


    Originally Posted by Brent Stangel View Post

    This is intended to be a discussion forum...correction - was intended.

    An article is not an item for discussion. That's why there is a separate sub-forum for articles.

    The Mods tell me that it's closed ... it has been for a couple of years according to the Stickies they've posted there. However, there are new articles published there from members with far less credentials than I have, some dated THIS year. I have even sent links, screenshots etc.

    Go figure, and if you do manage to figure it out, I would be most grateful to know !




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