Affiliate Marketing: Getting A Commission For Referring a Customer

Affiliate Marketing: Getting A Commission For Referring a Customer/Lead to a Product or Service Vendor

Affiliate Marketing: Getting A Commission For Referring a Customer
Affiliate Marketing: Getting A Commission For Referring a Customer


Basically, as an affiliate marketer, you would normally have a website on a particular theme, and when you recommend a product which the reader ends up buying by visiting your site and clicking on your link to the product, you make a commission on that sale. This is good in that there are no products to stock, no orders to take, fulfill or keep track of. You simply publish content on your website, link out to related products using a special link provided by the vendor or an affiliate network, and any sales will be accurately tracked and paid out to you.


Signing up with an Affiliate Network: Before you can do anything, you need products to promote. To do that you would start by signing up with one or more affiliate networks. This step is usually completely free so there’s no reason not to get started. Some examples of affiliate networks are Clickbank (digitally downloadable products only), Commission Junction, and Amazon, etc. Commission payouts vary depending on many factors, but normally digital downloadable products pay out much more than physical products.


Building Your Site: As a publisher of content in the affiliate marketing world, you will need a website to publish your content on. There are a couple of ways to do this. You can either have the site published on a free publishing platform such as Squidoo, HubPages, wordpress.com, blogger, or on your own hosting service (not as easy to set up as the free publishing platform but more customizable). By the way, the hosting service link is an affiliate link.


Marketing: In the case of marketing a content site for affiliate marketing, the concept is similar to marketing for an eCommerce site. You basically need to drive targeted traffic to your site and as visitors click through the affiliate link to the vendor, a certain percentage of them will buy the vendor’s product, resulting in a commission for you. And how do you drive target traffic to your content site for affiliate marketing? Pretty much the same as you would for an e-commerce site. You can do it through search engine optimization, paid advertising (Google Adwords is easiest), and social network marketing, for starters.

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