If you just dying to get into affiliate marketing it can be sometimes difficult to understand what it actually is and why it is becoming so popular. The first thing you need to understand is that they can make you a lot of money for the simple reason at any one time there over 1 billion people online. That’s quite a big market!
By definition, affiliate marketing is basically selling other people’s products.
You can become an affiliate or just about any product that is sold on the Internet from Amazon and eBay to informational products that are sold on places like ClickBank and Commission Junction.
There are many ways you can do this type of marketing at that cost any money at all. For example just by writing a simple article that gives information or a review about a certain product and then posting it at a popular article directory on the Internet you can make an easy $20.
But how, I hear you ask. At the bottom of your review you have an affiliate link that takes the reader to the product page. This means if the reader gets to the bottom of your article and then click that link they are taken to the product page.
Because they arrived at the product page through your specific affiliate link, you will get a commission if they buy the product.
Like I said before, do what you have to realise is that at any one time there are over 1 billion people online. You can market to people anywhere in the world.
Because all you need is an Internet connection, once you learn the ins and outs of affiliate marketing you can work from anywhere in the world.
So apart from the huge amounts of money you can make, freedom is another big factor why so many people are starting to make a career out of Internet marketing.