How to Make Money as an Affiliate

One of the quickest and easiest way to make money online is to be an affiliate marketer. As an affiliate marketer, you sell other people’s product rather than your own product and you earn a commission for each successful referral.

It saves you lots of time and money. You don’t have to spend your precious time to develop your own product, or the money to create your sales page.  You don’t even have to provide technical support. It is a very profitable business model as the commission can be as high as 50% of the retail price.

This is certainly one business you can start immediately at no cost.

The key to success is to find products you are passionate about and to offer better value than your competitors who are selling the same products as you.

One of the product sources is Amazon.com, probably the biggest online store in the world. Sign up as an affiliate at Amazon.com. Scan their product catalogue and identify products that you are familiar with or have already been using.

Sign up for a free blog at wordpress.com or blogger.com and write a review on the product.  In the blog title, mention the word ‘Review’ and the name of the product.  Grab the pictures from Amazon.com.

Create a 5-minute video clip to demonstrate the use of the product. You can use free software from Microsoft called Windows Movie Maker. Upload the video on youtube.com and embed the video in your blog.

Here’s how you entice to buy from you and not from your competitors. Tell your readers (in the article and video) that if they buy through your link, you will give them a bonus that compliments the product. Make the value of your bonus several times the purchase price of the product. For example, if you are promoting a cooking utensil, the bonus will be recipes.

Submit the article to articles directories. Instead of doing it manually using automation tools such as ArticleBot (from incansoft.com) or through an article distribution service such as isnare.com. Isnare charges only US $2 per article submission.

Beside amazon.com, another popular product source is clickbank.com which sells information products. One of the most common questions asked is: “What products are profitable?”

If you are a newbie, start by finding topics that you are passionate about.

If you are familiar with the subject and passionate about it, it is easier for you to write about it. Moreover readers prefer to read reviews from writers who can tell a story and include their personal experience. It is more believable.

Believe it or not, every single niche is profitable.

Affiliate marketing is a great way to make solid cash.

Follow my blueprint and take action now.

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4 thoughts on “How to Make Money as an Affiliate

  1. Terry Conti

    Hi Anna, great post about affiliate marketing. Your strategy is excellent. Some people pay for the kind of information you give. Terry Conti

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