How Does Affiliate Marketing Really Work?

With all the talk about how easy it is to make money with affiliate marketing, there are still a large majority of marketers who struggle to earn even a single commission. So just how does affiliate marketing work? Let’s breakdown some of the components of an affiliate campaign and see if we can uncover the mystery that will unlock profits.

This article will briefly dissect the necessary components of a successful affiliate marketing campaign for making money on the internet.

Whether your marketing your own products or affiliate products, one of the most essential activities that will keep from wasting your time is market research. Understanding who your target market is, uncovering their needs, wants and desires can help you to locate products that can help them achieve their goals.

The next part of the process is finding a product that is selling well and fits the bill of the first criteria. Things to look for in connection with the product are positive testimonials, a well designed sales letter, does the sales copy hit the hot buttons of your market? Are there any links that could potentially take your visitors somewhere other than the order button?

Once you’ve established that information, the next step is to create an offer that is related to the product you’ve chosen to market and give it away in exchange for the name and email of interested prospects who visit your site.

Inside your free offer, make sure to include a link to the product your promoting. Setup your lead capture page to redirect your visitor to the product on offer so that they are immediately exposed to the product right away.

If they are interested they will buy, if not they will go to their email inbox and download your freebie and if they click on your affiliate link inside they will buy.

If they still don’t buy, you can set up six or seven messages with brief content related to the subject matter of the product on offer and be sure to post a link in the middle of or at the end of your content so you can present the offer again.

Flood your lead capture page with as much traffic as you possibly can so that you always have a constant flow of people being exposed to your offer multiple times.

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3 Responses to “How Does Affiliate Marketing Really Work?”

  • This is one of the best legitimate home business opportunities but it is not a get-rich-overnight scheme. Just like any other new business, you will need to take time to build the affiliate site.

  • Thanks for the great information. My main online income is adsense. I am planning to do an affiliate marketing campaign to earn some extra income. I hope your blog can provide more information to help me in affiliate marketing campaign.

  • xander on August 28, 2010

    Thanks for this info.
    I’m working on link development and i find this article very usefull

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