AM101 – Affiliate Marketing Defined

If you’ve been searching for ways to make money on line, for any length of time, then you will certainly have heard the term Affiliate Marketing.

Let’s start off with a simple definition.

Affiliate Marketing is when you promote somebody else’s product and you get paid a commission for each sale.

Commission based selling is hardly a new concept. In fact it has been around for many a long year. If you want a real life example, removed from the internet, think Realtors. They promote somebody else’s product, their house, and get paid a commission when someone buys as a result of their promotion and introduction.

In Internet terms that works in much the same way. You will be promoting a product that somebody else owns and when a person buys as a result of your introduction you get paid a commission. Probably the first and today the best known company engaged in Affiliate Marketing is, of course, Amazon.

Why Affiliate Marketing? 

It is one of the easiest entries into Internet Marketing. It will allow you to get comfortable with the while feel of Internet Marketing before you start creating your own products. That is, if you choose to add product creation to your business.

Many people enjoy a good income from affiliate marketing alone so rest assured there is money to be made. There are big companies out there, on both side of the Atlantic, some of them listed companies, that are pure Affiliate Marketing companies.

If you are going to be a successful internet marketer, take the time to learn the basics of affiliate marketing first. And that is the aim of this short course or eBook. Once you have a good grasp of the basic and you are making a profit, you can rinse and repeat. You will then be ready to take your business to the next level by whatever means you choose.

There are a number of very real benefits for the beginner internet marketer and I will outline these more fully in follow up posts. My aim is to provide you with a simple outline or model that you can follow. It’s kind of what I wish I had had when I first started on line four or five years ago.

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