Affiliate Marketing 101

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    Affiliate Marketing 101

    Affiliate marketing programs are a great way to get
    income for your website, and a great introduction
    to e-commerce. The more people that drop by your
    website, the great your chance will be at creating
    an excellent income.

    Affiliate marketing programs are where a company
    offers to pay you a set amount for either a click
    through from your website, or a set amount for
    visitors signing up, or even a percentage of a
    purchase made by visitors as a result of being
    referred from your website.

    Even if visitors don't make a purchase immediately,
    almost all programs offer cookie duration, normally
    consisting of 30 - 90 days. What this means, is
    that as long as the visitors have the cookie in
    their cache, you'll still recieve a profit from
    the sale.

    The biggest amount of time in maintaining your
    site will be searching and implementing affiliations
    with various companies. Even though there's a lot
    of money in affiliate marketing, you have to take
    the time to search for the best programs.

    One thing that you may not be happy with, is the
    idea of other companies banners littering your
    website. If you use too many banners or links on
    any web page, it can confuse and help to irritate
    your visitors. More than one animated element on
    a web page can be very distracting as well.

    Affiliate tracking can also be a problem. Once
    you have applied to become an affiliate for a
    company, they'll usually supply you with a
    personalized link or code. It's very important
    that you implement this code into your page
    correctly, or you may be sending visitors to the
    company without recieving any profit.

    A majority of snippets in the code will contain
    a unique user ID, which the company uses to
    distinguish which site sent traffic. :$$:
     
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    Thank you

    I heard about opportunities in affiliate marketing for the first time a few weeks ago, but was really unsure about whether it's something worth getting involved in. Your post has made the subject much more clear to me, I think I might go ahead an invest in one of the courses I've found online.
     
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    Hey Buku,

    Thanks for this concise article. I was looking for opportunities online to make some additional income and I came to your thread. Now I have a better idea on what to do next? :)

    Regards,
    Patrick
     
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    A short but sweet introduction to affiliate marketing. I'm still waiting for a thread that talks about affiliate marketing from the perspective of a business trying to market it's products rather than the publisher's end of the deal.
     
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    As an affiliate manager for consumer products, the things to look in an affiliate program are:
    - cookie duration
    - EPC: Earning per click
    - type of creative available
    - Affiliate Manager

    Conversion for banners is very low. It is best to use text links, content links, data-feed or coupons when
    promoting affiliate programs.

    Unfortunately, many programs are not managed, just put on a network on auto-pilot...
    So it is best to chose a program that has an AM to assist you and create links for you if necessary.

    I hope this helps,

    Michel
     
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    I totally agree. I've had the best results with simple text links.
     
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    Affiliate Marketing 101 should start with getting within your customer's head. Although an important expertise for generating massive income online, many promoters skip the vessel by not understanding why their costumers buy. Well, you have been shared very important and useful info about Affiliate marketing, good to read.
     
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    Making the site rank and chosing the right affiliate program would be the best solution to earn more through affiliate marketing. I've spent months testing one network to another. Found out one works better because people get to trust one program than the rest. So the problem is that if you started with the wrong one, you might be tempted to wait till you reach the threshold, but don't because you might spend more time to it.
     
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    What type of affiliate programs do you recommend?
     
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    It may depend to the niche you have. As far as I know there are reviews that amazon works great with tech niche, especially if you rank in US and UK searches. for Travel niche, the hotel bookings of tripadvisor seem working good as well particularly for US and UK too. And if you sell ebooks, some prefer e-junkie and clickbank. These are just what I've read though so don't quote me on these. :D But I'm certain about hotelbookings sinceI'm into it.
     
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    Amazon is my favorite that coupled with Hubpages really check that out its worth it !!
     

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