What is Affiliate Marketing and How Does it Work?

What is Affiliate Marketing

What is Affiliate Marketing?

It is where influencer markets a product or service on behalf of a company, these influencers help companies gain new customers. This is done in many ways and for the most part, using social media & Affiliate Marketing methods to promote the products and services.

Anyone can become an influencer and market product as an affiliate it takes time and dedication to achieve this.

Most influencers are posting content day in order to keep their fans happy and grow their fan base.

Can you make money with Affiliate marketing?

You make money by selling the companies products using an affiliate link meaning you don’t have to hold, store or ship any products of your own.

You also don’t need to deal with returns or any other customer support., saving you money and giving you more time freedom.

Like a normal business, you choose what products to offer to your followers.

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How does this all work well you choose a company that offers an affiliate program?

You will find to start some companies have minimum requirements to promote their products, this is to protect their brand from new marketers that could market the products using misleading sales tactics.

Once you have found a company that fits what you are looking for and chooses to work as an affiliate of theirs, they will give you an affiliate link to their products.

This link will ensure that the company knows who sent that customer to the web site, allowing you to get your commission.

A point to remember some links will just be for a single product, others will last a set time, and some will use cookies.

it is important you know what type of link you have when marketing it.

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Once the customer has reached the website the company takes over with everything from here out. They do the selling,
explaining and all the aftercare.

As an influencer your job is to get people that will buy that product and service to the website, this is known as driving traffic.

You must consider the following when choosing what products to offer,

1. how you are paid (for the lead, for a completed sale, etc…),

2. how much you will be paid for each customer,

3. how you will drive traffic to the site and more.

These will all influence what products you go out and offer to your audience.

You can choose as many or as few as you like and from big paying to low paying products to. It is completely down to you; the choices are endless, and most companies will have an affiliate link.

If you want to learn more about affiliate marketing go to my YouTube Channel, there will be a video on this in greater detail along with much more. Or you can take the Business Blueprint Challenge and find out more yourself.

Affiliate Marketing Book available on Amazon

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