In theory, it sounds very simple. All you do is open a “free affiliate account,” and apply to promote a few products, and collect commissions deposited by check or direct into your account.
In reality there are a few things you need to know to begin with, which will help you choose the right affiliate programs to make money as an affiliate marketer.
This article outlines the important points to consider, to maximize your likelihood of success and profits, as an affiliate marketer.
1. How To Pick Good relative products.
One of the keys to affiliate marketing for making money as an affiliate marketer is to choose the right relative products to promote. One of the major mistakes most new affiliates make is trying to promote too many products right from the start. This is a recipe for failure. Instead, you need to decide on your niche, in terms of what people need and are interested in purchasing, in order to choose your niche. Only then can you find the right relative products to promote to your target audience.
2. How To Research The Products.
Once you've decided on your niche, it is also a good idea to do some ‘ Agent Signing, ‘ so, you get approved by various agents for the products you intend to promote. This involves filling out their application form and information about yourself. But it also involves researching the products they have on their database. If you are not comfortable with some products that they are offering, it's always a good idea to promote one of the older products with a favorable rating, so, you can be sure it's something the customers will need and want.
3. Where To Find The Products.
Two of the best places to find affiliate products are Clickbank and Commission Junction. Clickbank is free to sign up for and you can search their Marketplace for products to promote. As soon as you have signed up, you can then begin to promote products from their Market Place.
Commission Junction is a favorite for many Internet Marketers, simply because it is so easy to search for products to promote and get an affiliate link with it. Commission Junction has an impressive list of products from just about any category or topic you can think of. As soon as you get a permit, you can begin to promote any or all of their products from the comfort of your own home. A permit will get you into the Marketplace immediately and you can start to promote products immediately.
4. What To Do After You Get Your Affiliate Link.
Most affiliate links will have a set URL code embedded into them. Therefore, you will want to change the redirecting link for your affiliate page. The URL address will contain the current redirecting link. By changing the link code to reflect this new information, you will now be able to link your page to any page on your website. You will see a noticeable difference in your commissions when you take this route as opposed to the direct route.
To create a redirecting link simply follow the steps below:
Please note, please read the guidelines for performing this procedure as you will need to ensure your link is approved before you can change the redirecting link.
To create a redirect link simply follow the below instructions:
These instructions will change the URL in the “Custom” text box to your new redirecting URL. Please note that you will be billed when someone clicks on this link and perform any action. If you want to hide the link, you can hide it by changing the “Value” text in the redirecting URL portion.
Go to “View” or “View Source” in your editor. Select “View Source” and this will reveal the source code. Carefully follow the instructions displayed. You will need to enter your affiliate commission ID and click “Find” at the bottom of the source code.
That's all there is to it. It's as simple as that to redirect your existing affiliate link. But there is a little more that you need to know to make money as an affiliate.
Good luck and go and earn some money with affiliate programs.=========================================================
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