#Affiliate Marketing 101 – Programs And Companies
Updated January 2016
This is just a recap on some of my previous articles because I know from personal experience that with all the information that’s available people do suffer from information overload when they first get the idea to become affiliate marketers.
Affiliate Marketing Problems
Affiliate marketing programs are a great way to earn an income from the internetwith your own website, and a great introduction to e-commerce. The more people that drop by your website, the greater your chance will be at creating an above average if not 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 receive 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 company’s 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 receiving 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.
As I said at the beginning this is just a recap so I hope you have it right in your mind just exactly what being an affiliate marketer involves and you keep your promotion website as clear and concise as you can. In other words no crap! Just good promotional material, excellent descriptions, coupled with good content and incorporating a very clear path through your link to the merchants or owners product(s). Keep to these guidelines and you will have a successful online business you can run from the comfort of your own home.
Of course as with other articles of mine I will point you in the direction of Wealthy Affiliate and try to impress on you the importance of having a good platform with a great training program so that you will have every advantage that a member of WA has on their competitors in this minefield that goes by the name of Internet Marketing.
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NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE IN THE WORLD
YOU CAN EARN AN INCOME WITH WEALTHY AFFILIATE