What is Affiliate Marketing? It’s basically you advertising products and/or services and getting paid a commission on any sales or leads eventuating from your visitors. Commission rates vary and are set by the publisher of the product and/or service you have chosen to advertise.
If you do a search for Affiliate Networks/Programs you’ll find that there are so many out there to choose from; some are free to join and others charge a small fee.
As with most things online it always pays to do a bit of research. There might be people out there who are trying to scam you or you may sign up to a particular network that does not suit your needs.
As a start, you could take a look at the bigger players such as Commission Junction, Clickbank and Linkshare – Click here for free LinkShare Membership. These three networks all have a lot of programs to offer that will suit a wide variety of websites/blogs.
Signing up is quick and easy. Once that is done the next step is applying to be an affiliate for a particular merchant and when approved you are all set to go. You are provided with an HTML code that you just have to copy and paste onto your website/blog.
Commissions are paid out differently and you can get this information from each networks website. From what I have seen so far they are usually paid out via cheque or an electronic payment into your bank account or PayPal.
If you haven’t already taken a look at this or tried it out, why not go ahead and do so!