Some Straight Talk on Affiliate Marketing

Some Straight Talk on Affiliate Marketing

My wife and daughter are out of town today, so I was going to catch up on my favorite TV shows: Supergirl, Flash, Supernatural, and Legion.

I absolutely love superhero shows. I grew up watching Christopher Reeve’s Superman movies and reading comic books.

But when I got home I decided to take a nap…

…and that nap turned into a night nap!

Remember, yesterday I gave you a taste of how internet marketing works. Click here if you missed it to catch up!

I know there is one that fits your interests and complements your skills.

In reality, the Internet can provide you with countless opportunities for business and income. I focus on the best proven ones.

They are known to have started thousands of Internet businesses all over the world and helped local brick-and-mortar businesses see profits early.

And today I’m going to start exploring three Internet Marketing (IM) models for you to choose from, starting with Affiliate Marketing.

This model means you join forces with an online seller or retailer. I’ll call them traders for the rest of this article.

You and the merchant share the income.

How does it EXACTLY work?

Revenue is usually generated from visitors who land on your landing page through an ad you post. Or through purchases from customers who have visited your landing page.

How you get paid ultimately depends on one of the three types of affiliate marketing you choose to work with:

1. Pay per Sale Affiliate Marketing – This allows you to earn income from sales completed through the ads you submit.

Merchants track your activity through these sales.

Every time they make offers from your ad, you’ll get a percentage of the revenue or a flat fee depending on the number of sales made. One example is ClickBank.com.

2. Pay Per Click Affiliate Marketing – this model is all about linking a merchant’s website to your own website. Let’s say a merchant pays to post their ad on your page. Every time a visitor clicks on a link that leads to your affiliate merchant’s page, you earn a fixed amount.

3. Pay per Lead Affiliate Marketing – In this case, you accept the ads posted on your website. When leads come from ads or links on your website, you get paid.

How are payments made?

Payments are made immediately, weekly, biweekly or monthly. The payments you receive are determined by the commission that the merchant gives to the affiliates.

Personally, the affiliate program Dahl Integration Marketing prefers to use Click Bank for payments. I have it set up to pay us weekly.

There are several ways to receive your payment:

One is through electronic banking on payment or financing websites.

Money can also be transferred to your personal or business bank account – this can also be done online or via direct bank deposits.

A regular check can be mailed to you.

Another popular way to receive payments is PayPal.

What skills are needed to start an affiliate marketing business?

You should know about pay-per-click advertising, email marketing and copywriting.

Advantages of affiliate marketing:

1. In general, you don’t need to spend a lot of money to get started. Most affiliate programs are free to join, although they ask you to apply.

However, there are Premium affiliate programs where affiliates pay a license fee of at least $1,000.

2. You can make money while you sleep. Who wouldn’t want to make more money in the middle of the night?

When this first happened to me, I felt a huge weight lift off my shoulders because the income was not always dependent on my time.

3. It is one of the easiest ways to earn income (when you compare it to creating and marketing your own products) because you shorten the time to market.

When you create your own products and services, you are hooked on proving that it can sell. This first test campaign can cost thousands of dollars to prove the feasibility of your offers.

Conversely, you can simply promote a popular product that’s already proven successful and skip all the trial and error and initial “cold hard” cash outlay.

Whether you’re in it as a part-time source of income or a long-term business, affiliate marketing is still one of the best ways to earn income without all the typical hassles of running a business.

4. If you are successful, you will always be up to date with the world of internet marketing. This is a great opportunity to find or create different products and services to feature on your website.

5. You also have the opportunity to work with other affiliate marketers and increase your income together.

Disadvantages of affiliate marketing

While you can make a living with affiliate marketing, there are a couple of downsides to this model that you should be aware of.

Once you have all this information, you can devise plans to avoid these potentially costly problems:

1. As a partner, you may become a victim of shady companies and you may in turn be accused of defrauding customers.

To make sure this doesn’t happen, you need to screen all of your merchants. Check out their products and see if their real businesses are legit.

As a rule of thumb, you should first become a customer of the merchants you intend to work with. In addition, it is always easier to sell a product or service that you believe in, because you are a customer and can talk about your own experience with the product.

You must also read the fine print of the affiliate agreement before finalizing the agreement.

2. You stop earning without prior notice. This can happen if you are not in regular contact with merchants.

Merchants may discontinue or discontinue products without notifying their affiliates (and in some cases go out of business), so be sure to communicate with merchants to avoid this issue.

Today I looked at the ins and outs of affiliate marketing and tomorrow I will explore the possibilities of online shopping centers for you.

Namely eBay and Amazon.

Stay tuned for tomorrow…

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