Affiliate Marketing

This article is aimed at people who are just getting started with affiliate marketing. There is a lot of money to be made with affiliate marketing, but it’s not likely to happen overnight. Here are a few tips to help you get started. There is no secret to success, but there are tips to make success come easier.

Start With What You Know

The number one mistake that new affiliate marketers make is to promote products that they are not knowledgeable about. If you want to develop a long term income, it is best to find a product that you are passionate about. When you promote what you love, success will follow.

Do Some Market Research

It’s best to start with some targeted research. Not all products are successfully marketed. One way to find out what people are searching for online is to do a keyword search. Another option is to watch what people are chatting about in forums and discussion rooms. Whatever way you can find out what is popular with the online market, is what will make you money.

Just remember that before you begin promoting a product, do some research on the reviews of the merchant and the product from fellow affiliates. You don’t want to get yourself in a bad situation with a dishonest merchant.

Build An Attractive Website

Start with creating your own domain name. Then build an attractive website that will promote the affiliate products. The theme of your website should flow well throughout the page. The graphics and logo should blend well to showcase a natural and professional flavor. A site map is helpful for your users. Your pages should be organized into categories so that readers can easily find what they’re looking for. Make sure that all of your website links are clickable. Test them first yourself to make sure that they are all functioning properly. Links that are broken spells disaster for your income.

Recommend, Don’t Sell

For this tip it is important to understand the difference between recommending and selling. In affiliate marketing the customer should only be recommended the product and then sent to the merchant’s site. Let the merchant site do the selling. This allows you to develop lasting relationships with your site users.

Follow Up

It usually takes people 3-4 exposures to a product before they will buy. A great share of your success as an affiliate marketer will come from following up with your leads. A great way to accomplish this is by utilizing an auto-responder.

These tips should help you get well on your way to having success with affiliate marketing. Just keep learning and researching.


Brian McCoy is a top internet marketer and 6-figure earner in the home business industry. To find out how Brian can help you work from home, visit his Wealthy Marketer website