Tuesday, April 3, 2012

How To Make Money as an Affiliate Marketer

What is an Affiliate Marketer?

An affiliate marketer is someone who joins a affiliate program to promote products or services using an affiliate link.The business pays the affiliate a percentage from the sale that was made through their affiliate link.

Signing up as an affiliate for a business is free. As an affiliate, everything you are selling will be shipped by the business so you do not have any inventory.  As an affiliate marketer, you don't have to spend money.  If you choose to have a blog, free hosting is available through Blogger.com or WordPress.org.  Many affiliate marketers take the FREE option, however it is advisable  to obtain your own domain name and hosting provider.  As an affiliate, all you really need is your computer and a good internet connection.

Signing up for an affiliate program is easy and you can start your own online business as soon as you have been approved. Some of the most popular affiliate directories ms are Clickbank and Commission Junction.  They offer a variety of affiliate programs you can promote that are free to join.  Just do a search for affiliate programs and you will find tons of them to work for.

The affiliate programs page on this blog suggests companies that you can get started with right away.  Other posts on this blog provide tips on how to market your affiliate programs.