What is Affiliate Marketing? by WealthVentures

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									October 24th, 2012                                                                                                                                                 Published by: mervszine




What is Affiliate
Marketing?
   What is affiliate marketing?” there are competing ways of explaining it. The simplest
   way to explain it is by defining it as a method of making money on the Internetthat                               What is Affiliate Marketing:
   is characterized by rewards given in exchange for assisting a business with the                                      How to Get Started
   promotion of their service, site or product.
                                                                                                  What is affiliate marketing, to your audience? You only need to keep two things in mind:
                                                                                                  Locating the proper affiliate product and establishing a loyal audience that will buy what you


What is Affiliate Marketing?
                                                                                                  promote. You need to put greater important on locating the right affiliate product, and one of
                                                                                                  the most proven ways of doing so is finding one that offers a benefit to your site’s audience.
By Merv Stevens on October 24th, 2012                                                             For instance, if you own a blog on weight loss, then promoting a product on buying and selling
                                                                                                  stocks will be utterly out of place, resulting in absolutely no sales (or barely any).


                                                                                                  You must promote a product that ties into the theme of your blog in some way. Further, it also
                                                                                                  cannot hurt if you first try out the product or service that you are promoting. That way, you
                                                                                                  can be reasonably sure that the product or service your readers will use is legitimate. If you
                                                                                                  write quality blog posts, you will soon develop a loyal audience to whom you can promote
                                                                                                  products or services. So what is affiliate marketing? It is about high quality products and
                                                                                                  services being promoted to a loyal audience.




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                                                                                                                   Affiliate Marketing and Blogs
                                                                                                  So what is affiliate marketing? How does it work well with blogs? It is not the only way to help
                                                                                                  your blog earn, and it surely is not for every blogger. However, there are a couple of reasons
                                                                                                  that affiliate marketing can well be worth your time and effort. When someone asks, “What
                                                                                                  is affiliate marketing?” tell them it is about trust and building relationships. This relationship
What is affiliate marketing?” there are competing ways of explaining it. The simplest way to      involves the one between the publisher and the readership.
explain it is by defining it as a method of making money on the Internetthat is characterized
by rewards given in exchange for assisting a business with the promotion of their service,        It follows then that readers are increasingly likely to trust a publisher’s recommendations for a
site or product.                                                                                  product or a service when they already have a deep faith in the opinions and observations of
                                                                                                  the publisher. Still, this is not a surefire approach because this trust may also be irreparably
                                                                                                  broken if your blog was to, say, promote a product or service that turned out to be a lemon.

There are different methods of affiliate marketing, but the most popular version will have you
acting as a publisher who earns a commission when one of your site visitors clicks on a link
within your blog, which then takes them to another site so they can purchase a product or a
                                                                                                  What is Affiliate Marketing: Is It Easy Money?
service. One different take on this is when a person earns a certain amount just for referring    What is affiliate marketing, and can you earn efficiently from it? There is a good number of
a site visitor who then takes a specific kind of action. This can be anything from just signing   people who have already at least heard of affiliate marketing, but there are quite a few who
up for an offer to completing a survey and leaving their name and address.                        are curious if it is easy money. When they ask, “What is affiliate marketing?” tell them that
                                                                                                  there is a distinction between easy money and it being lucrative. Yes, affiliate marketing can
                                                                                                  be lucrative if done right, but this hardly makes it “easy money.”


                                                                                                  A lot of people who try their hand at it fail to make a lot of money because they are confronted
                                                                                                  with several factors that they all have to do effectively for it to make them a lot of money.
                                                                                                  These factors are obtaining a high flow of site traffic, discovering useful products, locating




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October 24th, 2012                                                                              Published by: mervszine

high-quality products, establishing solid reader trust, possessing a readership that is in a
purchasing mood, and having the talent to write effective sales copy. The issue of what is
affiliate marketing largely revolves around how willing you are to make it work.


The topic of what is affiliate marketing revolves around promotion of a product, service or
a website, for which you will be rewarded with a certain amount of money. The challenge
of what is affiliate marketing relates to finding good products and services to promote to a
loyal audience of your site visitors. So the next time somebody asks you, “What is affiliate
marketing? tell them that it is not easy money, but they can earn a lot from it if they focus
on promotions.




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      Merv Stevens works in internet and network marketing and is based in London,
   England. He is of the opinion that marketing online provides the potential for people
  to create a substantial income and a life filled with freedom and flexibility and believes
      if you provide quality products and services with integrity and ethically then you
     will achieve success in your business and all areas of life. It’s these values and
      practices that he brings to his internet marketing business. To learn more about
     what Merv Stevens has to offer visit his blog: www.WealthSuccessVentures.com




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