Affiliate products offer people the opportunity to make a commission by referring someone to buy a company’s product. This can be done online from the comfort of your own home.
Where to Find Affiliate Products
There are many affiliate programs on the Internet such as Click Bank and Amazon.com where people can find affiliate products to promote and make a commission. You can join either site for free to promote any of the products they have available.
Who Promotes Affiliate Products
Affiliate products can be promoted by people who enjoy blogging about a particular topic.
For example, someone who likes to blog about golf travel can find an e-book on how to improve your golf swing. People who golf are always looking for ways to improve their swing.
If they are on that site looking into golf travel and come across an e-book that could help them improve their golf swing, they can potentially buy the e-book and that affiliate makes a commission on the sale.
How Much do Affiliate Products Pay?
Commissions can be as low as 10% of the product price or as high as 75%. It all depends on how much the company wants to give back to their affiliates.
If you are looking to promote affiliate products to make a commission online, you’ll want to focus on the products that pay a higher commission especially if you want to do paid marketing.
Most companies out there allow people to become affiliates of their products for free. However, people are at a disadvantage when they don’t own the product. If they don’t own the product, they don’t know the benefits of that product. Not knowing about the product will make it difficult for them to sell it.
How to Promote and Make Money With Affiliate Products
The best way to promote affiliate products is to set up a blog. However, it will take you some time to set up a blog or you can pay someone to set it up for you. You will need a domain name, web hosting and security. You might even need to hire a graphic designer to make your blog look appealing.
To start getting traffic to your website, you will need to consistently blog on a daily basis and promote your blog posts through syndication. When making blog posts you will want to focus on particular subject and do keyword research to see what people are searching for so that your blog posts will show up on search engines.
It will take about 6 to 8 weeks before your blog posts are showing up on the search engines so don’t expect a lot of traffic right off the bat. Just understand that you need to keep blogging and eventually you’ll start getting traffic and having people buy the affiliate products that you promote.
How to Make Money Right Away With Affiliate Products
If you are looking to start making money right away, then you might want to do some paid advertising such as Google pay per click (PPC) or Facebook PPC. However you will want to learn how PPC works or else it will suck you dry.
Another thing that you can do if you don’t have money to promote your products is to submit your blog posts to several article directories such as EzineArticles or Go Articles and link it back to your blog.
There are many people who search article directories for what you have to write about. People will find your articles before they find your blog on the search engines.