Affiliate marketing is a way to earn a commission by selling someone else's product. It is one of the quickest and easiest ways to earn money online. Most of the time, you receive 50% -75% commission on every item you sell. There is even the potential to earn a residual income depending on what type of offer you are promoting.
Being an affiliate has many benefits.
• There is no need for you to create a product, or design the website.
• You do not need to worry about the marketing, ordering, billing and delivery
• If you send visitors, and they purchase the product, you get paid.
That also leads to the hardest part of affiliate marketing, getting traffic. There are many techniques and ideas, but your main goal should be to keep the visitors so you can send offers to them for as long as you can. This is what is referred to as "list building". This requires time and effort but it is worth every minute you invest.
Article writing is another powerful way to get a lot of generalized traffic. This also takes time and effort, but the results that you can receive is also worth the time. Writing a good article will add credibility to your site as long as you remember a few tips.
There are two main parts of an article. The first is the article itself and the other is the resource box. The article needs to be focused on the topic, or product. It is also important to use keywords throughout the article, but not too many or it becomes "spammy". You do not want to use too many URL's in the article. This is used in the resource box.
The resource box is used to tell information about the writer and is located at the end of the article. It is just as important as your article, and includes a lot more than just the author's name. Therefore, having a well written, informative resource box should be a priority to your article.
Your name is very important, because in time, with more articles under your belt, you will become known in "article circles". You need to include a short sentence about you and the product. It needs to be unique and make the readers want to keep reading.
The call to action is important because it is what leads your readers to the URL. Make sure to include valid, up-to-date contact information. It helps with the integrity of the article.
Writing a great article will give you the opportunity to earn a basic living with internet marketing. It gets you high rankings in search engines as your articles get posted on other websites allowing many others to benefit from your knowledge.