Getting Started With Affiliate Marketing – Affiliate marketing resources

What is an affiliate?

An affiliate is someone who makes a commission when they help to sell a product for someone else.

When you become an affiliate for a product, you get a special link to the product page. When anyone clicks your link and buys the product YOU get a percentage of the sale price.

Being an affiliate marketer is one of the easiest ways to make money online.

  • you don’t need to have your own product
  • you don’t even need a website, though you will be more effective if you at least have a blog
Affiliate marketing is simply helping to sell somebody else’s product and splitting the profits.  All you need to do is presell the product and get people to click on your link. 

You can become an affiliate for many different things

Physical products generally generate a small commission, downloadable products tend to generate significantly more, between 50% and100%

Basic Steps of affiliate marketing

  • find a hungry market, a niche where people are already buying
  • find suitable products – through clickbank, paydotcom or private affiliate programs

Always mask your affiliate link – either redirect the affiliate link, or buy a domain name and redirect the domain name to the affiliate product. Then no one can substitute their link for yours and you are less likely to lose your affiliate commission.

Why be an affiliate?

It’s relatively easy to promote an already proven successful offer and earn a commission.

You don’t know everything! Why try to create a product on every facet of your niche when you can earn just as much money by promoting someone else’s really good offer? Affiliate products are a great source of passive income.

Set up a lead capture page rather than send potential buyers straight to the merchant’s page.

Research shows that it takes, on average, 7 exposures to an offer before someone actually makes a purchase. Set up an autoresponder series and give away something related to the product you are promoting to get folk on your mailing list. THEN continue to give away useful information and recommend suitable products to people on your list.

Build a list of highly targeted buyers – find products that solve problems and recommend those products.

I’m following Jimmy D Brown’s affiliate training, he takes you step by step through the process and demonstrates every aspect of affiliate marketing.  It is great training, specially designed so that complete beginners can follow the steps, yet revealing effective strategies that will help you to make more money with affiliate marketing. Here is a link to Jimmy’s affiliate marketing training.

I highly recommend that you only ever promote products that you either use yourself and know to be good, or have good knowledge of and can genuinely recommend. If you want to succeed online you need to become a trusted source of information.

If you really want to succeed with affiliate marketing I suggest you get training from people who are making a good living as an affiliate and can show you how to do what they do. This is a link to an affiliate training webinar that you won’t want to miss

Here are some of the products that I promote – note that some of these products are free. It’s relatively easy to give away quality products that are free. Why send people to a free product? It gives them a taste of what to expect from the paid products and helps to effectively presell a paid product. Free products are a great way to build know, like and trust.


Shopping carts/affiliate management programs

Product creation How to write articles quicker than you ever thought possible  How to get your articles on page one of Google and make more money with them – Use this service to distribute your articles to over a thousand sites step by step product creation at a price that you can afford  – excellent free training to help you find your niche build your list and launch new products – I use Instant Teleseminar to host free teleseminars that earn me money when listeners buy the afiliate products I recommend. Each audio becomes another product. – This is where the internet marketers go to get products to sell to you – a great sourcce of resell rights and plr This is a free resource that shows you how to create an ecourse in just 1 day A very useful free download that will help you to sell more online This free ebook shows you how to presell, folks rarely buy the first time around. If you want to set up your own affiliate program, this will help you to create an effective affiliate program 

Website and blog creation – how to build a website that gets visitors Free video training on how to get started with Squidoo – website hosting with cpanel Typepad is a professional blogging platform. You don’t need to be a techie to use it. This is a great keyword research tool that makes it easy to work out the best keywords to target. – brilliant keyword research training – a 7 day freel trial of the full Wordtracker keyword research tool. You need this – Do not start promoting affiliate products until you have done keyword research and know what keywords people use to search for the information you are promoting. – the autoresponder of choice for many professionals Video training that equips you to manage your own websites. A free tell a friend script to help you spread the word further The easy way to create a membership site. You can get this up and running in less than a week! All you need is some articles an autoresponder and a Paypal account. Free traffic tutorial

Ebook cover creators

When you create your own reports you need a a virtual cover. These two products will help you to produce good looking covers without needing to own phtoshop. Choose the one  that you prefer

Resell rights products and PLR articles – video training that shows you step by step how to sell resell rights products a great source of keyword rich artilces and excellent keyword training Everything here is free. You will find some very useful guides

Internet marketing training – affiliate marketing training these short reports from Jimmy D Brown won’t break the bank and will help to plug the gaps in your internet marketing knowledge. How to make money with podcasts Kathleen Gage offers great internet marketing training. You can still get the replay of this very informative free teleseminar  20 ways to make $100 a day online How to create an effective web presence and do it from a Christian perspective. I highly recommend you get involved with Jireh Marketing. You can have a $1 trial for 7 days and explore what’s on offer.

Non internet marketing products a downloadable book that will help you to hear God more clearly – online journaling software – I use it to keep track of everything – a great way to organise info – Christian meditation audios – The lowdown on wellness – a free audio Christian life coaching at its best How to get started with hearing God through journaling

Make Money With Affiliate Marketing – Why I Love Affiliate Marketing

This is the first in a series of guest blog posts from one of my favourite internet marketing mentors.

Why I Love Affiliate Marketing – Part 1 By Jimmy D. Brown of “Affiliatenaire”

Do you find yourself “starting” to create your own product to sell online, but never “finishing” it?

One of the things I love about affiliate marketing is —

** You don’t need to create your own products **

Many people find the idea of creating their own products to be an overwhelming and even paralyzing task.

* I don’t have any good ideas!
* I’m not a writer!
* There’s too much competition!
* I don’t know how to set everything up!
* I can’t figure out where to start!
* It’s too hard!

These are just a few of the reasons many people give when it comes to not creating their own products to sell. I’m sure with a few minutes of brainstorming, we could come up with a list of many more.

With affiliate marketing, you don’t need your own products. You can simply promote someone else’s already proven successful offer for a commission.

And, truth be told, even if you ARE a writer and you DO have lots of ideas and you CAN figure it all out…

** Nobody wants to create new products all the time **

As good as you may be, you don’t know everything! Why try to create a product on every topic imaginable in your market when you can earn just as much money by simplypromoting someone else’s
really good offer as one of your profit streams?

That’s one of the reasons why I love affiliate marketing. You don’t need to create all your own products.
Jimmy D. Brown is the author of “Affiliatenaire”, teaching you how to create bigger affiliate commission checks in only 1-3 hours each week. Discover how you can get cash in the bank without a website, experience or even an idea!