What is affiliate marketing? Does it work? How does it work? And where do I start? I had these questions and many more, when I first started looking into online marketing. Affiliate Marketing in a nutshell is selling a product belonging to somebody and you get paid for selling it or it is, the art of doing a merchants marketing better than they can and profiting from it. Online affiliate marketing is fast becoming a source of success for a lot of people.
Most beginners will ask what will I sell or say I have nothing to sell. To start off in the Internet Marketing Business you need to find your niche. Start by writing down 8 to 10 things you are interested in be it hobbies or business ideas and go to a book store and see how many magazines are associated with each item in your list.
Next you need to go to an online warehouse called ClickBank where there are thousands of products in almost every niche and type in one of your items from your list in the search box to see how many products are associated with your item. If there is a high number and you are passionate about this item, then you have found your niche.
ClickBank affiliate marketing is a great place to start as the take care of all the money transactions and with these affiliate marketing programs the sales pages and emails are created for you. So you have your niche, now you need to open a ClickBank account which is free to be able to promote these products and most important to collect your affiliate marketing commission. With top affiliate programs the commission can be as high as 75% of the cost of the product.
As in all forms of online marketing you need to build a website and drive traffic to create a list so you can promote your products to this list.