Affiliate Marketing

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!

4 Responses to Affiliate Marketing

  1. Vivienne Quek May 9, 2007 at 7:05 pm #

    Have you tried affiliate marketing yet? How about sharing with us on your views and experience. It’s something I’m thinking about for the last few days…

    Anyway, thanks for stopping by my blog. Glad to learnt that I got a new friend at NZ. Visited your lovely country many years back.

  2. Swapw May 10, 2007 at 7:29 pm #

    Sup Gerri,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Love to offer a exchange in links as well as a Technorati fav. excahnge if you are intersted. Let me know by posting a messege at my blog.

    -Swapw

  3. franx May 18, 2007 at 8:13 pm #

    How to start affiliate marketing ..I have joined with amazon.com..until now noone buy..how? would you like to teach me?

  4. Debo Hobo June 25, 2007 at 4:07 am #

    I really like CJ because they have created sharp graphics for their banners and they have a wide variety of text and banner ads. LinkShare is okay I am not as impressed with their graphic and their selection is some what limited. I use both of them on several sites I publish. I am headed over to Clickbank right now via your link, I hope you get a referral fee.

    Thanks or the info…

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