The Affiliate Business Online Opportunity
In a nutshell, here's how the affiliate business online opportunity works:
1. Make a list of topics you're interested in, or have special knowledge of. This might be a hobby or vocation you pursue, like gardening, or travel, or even juggling.
2. Use keyword search tools to find keywords that people will use to find your site in the search engines.
3. Research online to find legitimate, well-paying affiliate programs related to your site concept.
4. Choose your domain name to reflect the theme of your site.
5. Write content (informative articles about your theme) and post to your website. Insert your affiliate links in appropriate places in your articles.
6. Keep adding content and adjusting your affiliate program mix as you gain experience.
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To learn more about affiliate business online opportunity, I recommend starting with this free resource, the Affiliate Masters Course
This is the ideal beginner's reference to affiliate marketing, and explains how to build an on-line business by following a 10-step process. In fact, you could have a business up and running in 10 days by following this guide. And (best of all), it's FREE.
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The affiliate business online opportunity lets you create a successful business online without needing an existing business offline, and without needing any products of your own!
You don't need to create your own products; just find products that other people have created, check them out to see if they are 'quality', and promote them to visitors to your website.
Most information product creators have existing affiliate programs that are free to join for anyone. You just sign up, get an affiliate ID, and a portion of your sales of that product comes back to you as a commission. Commission rates for information products generally range from 35% to 75% (I offer 50% to affiliates that sell my e-books.)
In many ways the affiliate business online opportunity is the easiest to start. There is no fee to join most affiliate programs, and you can create free 'traffic' to your site by following the successful
You are not limited to just information products; many affiliate programs also exist for hard goods, although the commissions tend to be lower than for e-goods.
There are two key points about affiliate marketing I recommend you follow:
- Any product you promote should 'fit in' with the context and content of your website. For example, if your site is 'all about bricks', then you probably shouldn't be promoting a product about fishing!
- You should definitely BUY AND USE the products you promote. This will give you credibility when you recommend the product to other people.
Resources to learn more about the affiliate online business opportunity
The books presented here might be considered to be more at the intermediate or advanced level, so I recommend reading the free Affiliate Masters Course first. Then come back here for these great business-building books.
These books are NOT FREE, but of the dozens of affiliate marketing resources I've researched, these two offer the best bang for your buck.
“The Super Affiliate Handbook” by Rosalind Gardner. One of the things I look for in an instructional book is, 'has the author actually DONE what they are teaching'?
Rosalind certainly meets that criterion; the book tells her story of how she built a $1,000/day affiliate business 'from scratch'. She has an easy-to-read style, and the information she provides is well organized. Highly recommended.
Click here to read my review of The Super Affiliate Handbook
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SEE ALSO: The easiest way to create your own Info Product
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