What is affiliate marketing?
Affiliate marketing is a way of making money online by promoting the products of another company for a commission on each sale you generate.
People who promote products in this manner are called "affiliates", or sometimes "partners" or "associates". Most affiliates promote products through their websites or email lists, but you're not restricted to these methods: Basically, anywhere you can put a website address or a hyperlink can be turned into a promotional vehicle -- the only limit is your imagination.
Affiliate marketing isn't a pyramid-selling scheme, and it's not a tool for scammers and spammers. Affiliates are regular people looking to earn some extra cash from their websites, or individuals wanting a serious work-at-home business that they can perform from anywhere in the world, with serious earning potential.
When we say "affiliate marketing" we're actually talking about a bunch of things:
- Finding good products to promote
- Building websites
- Conducting market research
- Search engine optimization (getting your website ranking well in the search engines)
- Creative ways to promote your products
- Social networking and "web 2.0" strategies
- Email marketing
- Pay-per-click marketing
- Creating or sourcing content for your website or newsletter
- Getting motivated, staying motivated, and avoiding potential mishaps
- Earning money by displaying ads on your site (eg, Google AdSense)
... And there's quite a bit more.
What is Affilorama?
Lessons & videos
Want to make money online as an affiliate? Not too sure where to start? Affilorama has free video lessons on all aspects of affiliate marketing, complete with comprehensive written notes.
Ask questions, get help with your website, or just shoot the breeze with other like-minded people. The forum is a great place to get tips from other affiliates and Affilorama staff.
Speed up your market research, check your backlinks, find out the quality score of your PPC landing page... and more! We've got a whole section full of affiliate tools to help speed you on your path to success.
Our intrepid founder, Mark Ling, travels the world interviewing some of the biggest names in the affiliate marketing industry. Get an insight into the minds of some of the most successful players in the market!
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"I just couldn't understand how other people were making money!"
"Affilorama has been a really great product for me, because when I first began using Adwords generally I was breaking even on products or even making a loss on some products. And I just couldn't understand how other affiliates were making money out of it. But since learning everything from Affilorama, sales have just skyrocketed. Now generally I'd make about 80% profit for general sales overall."
Hayley Bezwick - New Zealand
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