Affiliate programs are what we use to make money online.
We add these programs to blog websites we’ll create in a niche market. I teach affiliate marketing from a blogging platform. You can setup your first blog here today for free using my code: FREE when getting the course.
Anyway, the reason I teach people to use a blogging platform is because it’s free and extremely easy to use without knowing any coding (point and click simple).
We then rank that particular website in the search engines for various keywords based on that niche. We type nice little write-ups on our websites and this is called content.
We then use affiliate programs to make money.
Affiliate programs can be found in affiliate networks.
Affiliate networks are 100% free to join and have thousands of companies who want us to promote their products. Anytime someone buys one of these affiliate products through us, we make money.
The amount each affiliate program pays out varies from merchant to merchant. Some pay 5% of the sale and some pay 50% or more of the total sale.
So basically with affiliate marketing we make money by building websites, adding affiliate programs to these websites and then driving free traffic to these websites.
It’s not hard to add an affiliate link to a website in fact, it takes just a few seconds.
Below are some affiliate programs or networks that you may be interested in.
Individual Programs Using Search
You can also do a Google or any search engine and search for affiliate programs that interest you by going to any search engine and typing “product type based on keywords” affiliate programs.
Here is a screen shot example. I am using www.duckduckgo.com as my example. I just like their style and less ad-clutter.
Non-Affiliate Programs (PPC)
Note:The programs below pay-per-click rather than by sale. Typically, PPC “pay per click” programs pay less than a sale but it’s some people like to get paid anytime someone clicks on their links instead.
Q: How are my affiliate sales tracked?
A: They are tracked through your personal affiliate links. These links are tagged with your affiliate ID and produce something called a tracking cookie (read all about that here if you want to be bored) that tracks all of the sales made through your affiliate link for you.
Some sites and programs also use additional tracking metrics, like IP address and customer tagged affiliate tracking as well. I’m not going to go into all of this here.
Note: Affiliate links can also be placed inside of an image as well.
Q: How hard is it to put an affiliate link on my website?
A: Not hard at all and you can do it in just a few seconds, without knowing how to code.
Q: How often do I get paid from an affiliate program?
A: Some are instant, but, most pay every 30 days. You’ll want to read the terms of service for any particular affiliate program or affiliate network.
Q: How do I get paid?
A: Money will be deposited either by Paypal, direct deposit or personal check. Most affiliate networks offer those three options.
Q: Do I have to wait when joining an affiliate program?
A: Yes, sometimes.
Some networks like, PayDotCom and Clickbank do not need any prior approval. However, most of the networks want you to have a website up and running and have at least a few pages of content up first.
I always suggest having 5-10 pages created with content before even thinking about getting signing up for an affiliate program. This will make it easier to get approved, while making less work for yourself as well.