What is affiliate marketing?

Affiliate Marketing is the process of earning a commission by selling someone else's product or services.

The way it works is that when you sign up as an affiliate, you are given a link that is unique to you. When you send someone to that link and they make a purchase from the link that you provided, you get paid a commission.

Affiliate marketing is, in my opinion, the best way to get started making money online, because someone else has already created the product or service, they’ve written sales copy, and they handle all the customer service, returns and refunds. 

All you have to do as an affiliate is drive traffic to the offer.

Also, by being an affiliate starting out, once you learn how to generate income from other people’s offers, you will then have the skills needed to sell your own products and services if you decide to in the future.

Many big, well known companies have affiliate programs like Walmart and Amazon have affiliate programs

When picking a niche to promote it’s best to go where the money is. The 3 largest money making niches are health, wealth, and relationships.

Many new affiliates unfortunately get bad advice from others who say that these niches have a lot of competition and which makes it harder to make sales, but these niches have a lot of competition because they are things the vast majority of people are actively spending money in. 

The key to making sales is having an audience that knows, likes, and trusts you that when you make a recommendation for a product or service, they will buy because the relationship that you have with them.

For example, you have friends and family that have all shopped at Walmart at one time or another. So you go and purchase a fancy camera and start telling people how much you love your new camera. 

One of your friends asks you where did you get you new camera and you tell them, “Oh, I bought this from Walmart for $500. Your friend then goes to Walmart and purchases that same camera or maybe on that costs a bit more.

If you were an affiliate, you would have gotten paid a commission from the sale. But the point being is that even though your friend has likely made purchases from Walmart in the past, they still made a purchase based on your recommendation, simply because they know like and trust you. 

You only need to get a small portion of this multi billion dollar industries to make enough income to live a lifestyle that you want. 

To find affiliate programs simple do a web search for niche + affiliate program. So if I were looking for an affiliate program in the weight loss niche, I would search for weight loss affiliate programs. 

The niche that I personally chose to work in is the wealth niche which includes the make money online niche.

If you are interested in learning how to start from zero and become a super affiliate in 100 days, I invite you to join the Free Affiliate Bootcamp which provides step by step training on how to become a super affiliate in 100 days. 

Click Here to check it out.

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About the Author

Chris Thompson is a Christian blogger and affiliate marketer that is passionate about helping others grow in faith while growing their businesses online.