People have begun to see the opportunity of internet to earn money. Internet marketing has been growing in past years, especially affiliate marketing.
Being an affiliate means you drive customers to merchants website and when the customer decides to buy the product, you get certain percentage of sales. Affiliate marketing can be low-cost way to earn money and both, affiliate and merchant, benefit.
As Affiliate you don’t need to worry about customer care or any other product-related issues. This means affiliate marketing is quite worry-free business. All you need to do is promote product through your affiliate link; the rest is handled by merchant.
Here are few things you should pay attention to:
Find a good product. This sounds easier than it is, because product you promote must have good conversion rate. Conversion rate is amount of people who end up buying the product. for example, if 3 out of 100 people end up buying, conversion rate is 3%. Good sales letter and good product usually mean good conversion rate.
How much is your commission? Usually downloadable digital products, like e-books, give you better percentage of sales. This is important if you promote product through paid advertising. You must have good commission or you may end up losing money after advertising expenses.
Do you need a Website? Many affiliate guides say you don’t need a website. That is partially true, but if you have a website you have better chances to earn money. Many successful affiliates create reviews of a product they promote. If customer wants to know if the product is good, they look for product review. You can earn money as affiliate without website, but with website you usually have better chances to earn.
You need to send targeted traffic through your affiliate link. Don’t try safe lists or any other “too good to be true” -methods. They only harm you: you lose money and time with them! Always promote affiliate product with proven and working techniques. Use pay per click, ezine advertising, articles and forums.
You can get more information about different advertising methods by reading books, visiting discussion forums and reading affiliate marketing articles. Being an affiliate can be good way to earn money, but you have to get, at least, basic information about advertising and marketing. Otherwise you can end up doing wrong things and end up losing money and time!