You may want to start a business but are you being held back because you don’t have any products or services of your own to sell? Also, perhaps you don’t want to invest loads of money buying stock that might not sell. So what do you do? This is where the affiliate marketing business model is ideal.
Product creators in just about every industry you can imagine have produced products or services and they need people to sell them. Your job as an affiliate marketer is to sell that product or service. When you do make a sale, the product owner will pay you a commission based on the total value of the sale.
You are, in theory a commission paid sales person that all happens online. You don’t have to buy any stock or sort out payment systems or delivery as the product owner takes care of all of these issues.
Where Do You Start?
Most affiliates start their search for products on ClickBank. ClickBank is one of the largest, and most established affiliate online networks. It’s free and easy to use and has products you can sell in lots of different markets from pets to electronics.
In order to earn commissions, you need is to send customers to a product sales page via a unique URL link that ClickBank will provide you. When a prospective customer clicks on your link, it will record your commissions when they buy the product.
Getting The Customers
When you have chosen you products it’s time to promote them to your target audience. This can be done by driving traffic to your own website or directly to the product sales pages. You can start a business with affiliate marketing without a website but there advantages to having your own website.
You can learn how to set up a business website very easily. It’s not that difficult or expensive any more. Having your own website can add value to the products or services that you are promoting. This can be in the form of information that is tailored to make the product more understandable and appealing to your target audience.
As you get add more pages and products to your website, it will get picked up by the search engines. This means is that you will have more visibility and in turn, more traffic will visit your website, which means more customers buying from you.