Saturday, May 17, 2008

Is Affiliate Marketing For You

Is Affiliate Marketing For You
by Jeff Grundy

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Affiliate Marketing sounds fancy but it is really simple. Basically you find a product you think you can sell, for one of many reasons and then when you sell the product the owner of the product gives you a part of the profit.

The portion of the profits you get to keep varying from product to product and product owner to product owner. Digital products can have commissions in the 75% or more range, while physical products such as skin creams may be as low as 5%. This is something you want to check up front.

Once you have picked your product, you must apply to the program. Many programs will take anyone, while others have certain requirements. Once accepted you will be given a affiliate tracking id number. This number is used to track the potential customers you send to the product site or sales page. The length of time the potential customer is tracked also depends on the individual affiliate program.

Yes, affiliate marketing is easy and great for beginners. It is a perfect way to test the waters and see if the Internet is right for you. No matter what you are doing, selling your own product or someone else's you are an Internet Marketer. By being able to start selling someone else's product you have no initial investment and can see if you like this type of work. Because if you want to make money it is work.

The question now is how do I find these affiliate programs. The easiest and quickest way is to go to Sign up for an account it is free and you are ready to go. You can then search their marketplace for a product you would like to promote. And with clickbank you know you are going to get paid every two weeks.

Now I know I am making this sound simple and it is. But remember just because you now have a product to sell, does not mean anyone will know about it. So the next step if you are serious about making some money, is invest in a program that will teach you the ins and outs of affiliate marketing.

To find a good program, you need to do a little research. This can be done by starting with a search engine search for affiliate marketing programs. Next get on some internet marketing forums and see what other people are recommending. The warrior forum probably being the best, although their are many. You can get on several of the marketers newsletters and see if you like what they are saying.

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