Making Money With Affiliate Marketing
Earn Money selling affiliate products
What is Affiliate Marketing?
Affiliate marketing, is earning money on the internet by promoting other peoples products. It's the most common way and easiest way to earn money on the internet and start an online business. You don't even need to have your own website to start earning money as an affiliate.
When you make a sale, you get rewarded with a commission from the owner of the product. It's a revenue sharing model where you typically get 50-75% of the sale and the merchant (vendor) gets 25-50%. That's when we talk about digital products like e-books and memberships sites. Obviously when it comes to physical products, like amazon.com products, the commission is a lot smaller.
Most often affiliate marketing is organized in a way so the merchant has listed their products with a company an "affiliate network" that handles a lot of merchants and presents offers for the affiliates to choose from.
You as an affiliate marketer, join the affiliate network and may pick the products you like to promote. The affiliate network manage the vendors and the affiliates and handles the money transactions from the customers, and payments to the vendor and affiliate commission to YOU as an affiliate.
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Obviously the affiliate network company gets a fee from the transactions and that's their business.
The affiliate network provide you with affiliate links for each of the products you want to promote.
Your business is to promote the affiliate products via your affiliate link and collecting your commissions for the sales you generate. The most common way to get paid is via paypal, by check or direct deposit into your bank account.
By selling other peoples product as an affiliate, most of the work is done for you. You don't need to create you own product or business model, you don't even need to have a business, no inventory, no risk, very little business expenses except advertising cost, it's free to signup with an affiliate network and join affiliate programs, you don't need to accept payment and dealing with customers and refunds.
Your only job is to show your offer (affiliate link) to as many people as possible by driving targeted traffic to the affiliate product you promote. To get your affiliate link and product promotion in front of potential buyers.
So selling affiliate products is a very easy business model and starting promoting and selling affiliate products is something you should consider seriously if you want to start earning money on the internet.
Selling affiliate products is the best way for the majority of people to start earning money on the internet.
Affiliate marketing and promoting affiliate products has giving people around the world the option to create an online income and help their dreams come by satisfy their desire to make a living off their home.
How would a commission of let's say $100 per day make a difference for you? - that's an income most people can make a living off - and be able to quit their job. What about $500 per day?
Would a commission of $100 per day make a difference for you? - or $500?
One of the largest affiliate network is Clickbank.com and promoting clickbank products as an affiliate is the easiest way to get started promoting affiliate products. Clickbank product promotion is the easiest way to start an online business.
Amazon.com is another major affiliate network player you may choose as an affiliate marketer. These two affiliate networks have hundred of thousands affiliates promoting their offers.
Affiliate marketing and affiliate marketers are somewhat overlooked, but this business is massive and you find it everywhere and it plays a major role for online retailers.
Many ways to promote affiliate offers
As an affiliate marketer promoting affiliate products e.g. promoting Clickbank or amazon.com affiliate products, you may promote your business in many different ways: by advertising different places, banner placement on other peoples websites (banner media buy), "blogging" having your own website often in the form of a "BLOG", for example writing product reviews on your blog and doing organic search engine optimization, SEO on your website.
You may promote products via social media like facebook, youtube, instagram and pinterest. Writing articles (article marketing), pay per click affiliate marketing like google adwords pay per click ads (paid search engine marketing) or facebook paid advertising.
You can promote via email marketing either by collecting emails and growing your own list or by advertising on other peoples list.
Big affiliate marketers
The Internet and online world is a very powerful vehicle for earning money. The really big affiliate marketers often work very unnoticed and silently and you never know who they are or what they do and how they do it, but you can be certain they make a lot of money and I mean A LOT.
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The big question for you as an affiliate marketer is what do I do? what are the best marketing strategies and how do I learn it?
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How To Make Money with Clickbank Products
How to Find good Clickbank Products to Promote
Let's go to Clickbank and find an offer on clickbank to promote - watch the video below (video removed, so only transcript below) how Vick is doing market research and choose an offer from Clickbank.
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Let's find an offer to promote from clickbank
OK, let's go and get a clickbank offer, I will show you everything live.
I told you before we will be using clickbank.
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I will show you a process, something you can model after. I am going to show you an actual offer and create an actual campaign, but don't copy this exactly, use it to model after and implement it in your business.
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Let's go to clickbank.com marketplace
...but first "How do we engineer a profitable campaign"?
This is something that nobody teaches. It's the most important thing before even getting traffic.
(Vick is going through the clickbank marketplace and find a potential product to promote, which is satellite direct).
The first thing to find out: is there a market for this product?
Market research for your Clickbank product
Here is how to do:
Go to google Keyword tool (now google keyword planner which you'll find inside a free Google Adwords account), input the offer website to find which keywords google suggests for the product sales page. Very easy!
Important: Search for "exact match" keywords for the salespage, that's keywords in brackets like this: [keyword]. (Note Google's New Keyword planner shows Exact match type keywords automatically)
Now to determine if there is a market for that Clickbank product you want the main keywords for the product to be 5000 exact match type searches a month or more.
OK, we have determined that there is high demand for our offer.
The next thing, I will find out for the actual offer is, how much money I am gonna make in Clickbank commissions.
Is there a recurring commission so I am getting commissions over and over again each month?
The next I will look for, is there a competition?
Remember what I told you before, I want competition so I know there are people making money with this.
If there is no competition stay away from the product. You wanna promote something that has competition, then you think of how you can outsmart that competition.
How do I determine if there is competition?
Well, clickbank has something they call "Gravity" that's an internal formula clickbank uses, which basically shows you how many affiliates are earning money with this particular product.
The higher the gravity, the more people are promoting and earning money with this product. So the higher the number the better.
What should the gravity number be?
If the gravity number is below 50 I recommend to stay away from promoting this product and look for another clickbank product in the marketplace to promote.
So I am gonna promote this clickbank product, I'm gonna click on "promote" and enter my click bank ID to generate the affiliate link I will be using.
NOTE: the Satellite Direct offer that Vick is talking about is no longer on clickbank, it has been taken off.
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