Basic Guidelines for Affiliate Marketing

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Basic Guidelines for Affiliate Marketing

how-affiliate-marketing-works-infographicOne way to start making money online is with affiliate marketing. The best thing about using affiliate marketing is you don’t have to have a product of your own. You also are not required to have your own site to promote the products from. I don’t want you to misunderstand me, your own site would be helpful, but it is not necessary.

Another thing you should realize is that the money that can be made with affiliate programs is almost limitless. And this is why we will be going over affiliate marketing and some of the guidelines you should follow.

The first thing we want to share with you is when you are looking for affiliate products, make sure you choose something that you are passionate about or have an interest in. If you have an interest in the topic of the product you will find that you are more interested in marketing that product. If you know a lot about a product, you will find you will be able to sell more of them by answering questions that potential buyers may have. The reason we put this first is because this is the biggest and most important rule when it comes to affiliate marketing.

Your own website will run you about $10 a month and you should build one as soon as you can afford to. By building a website you are showing people that you are passionate about the topic. Another thing about having your own site is that you can add product reviews, comparisons between products and also just general information about the niche you have entered.

If you are new to affiliate marketing and don’t want to invest money in a domain name and web hosting yet, you can always get a free blogging account at By using a free blog you are able to start promoting your products the right way right off the bat. Another reason it is good to have your own site is because you can start to build a list of people that you can email your offers to.

One final tip I would like to share with you is that you should never go for the hard sale. When you go for the hard sale you will find that people will just end up leaving your website. When you are promoting a product you will want to find a reason that people will need that product. This is not unlike writing a story, first locate a problem, then find a product in your niche that can help with that problem and finally write a short article explaining how this product solves that problem.

Let’s say you are focusing on the dog training niche, think of a problem that dogs have, like running away or not listening, and then point out why this product can help change that.

While these rules are not written in stone you will find that most of the profitable affiliate marketers follow these simple steps. The main key is to generate sales so you get a commission on the products, and by sticking to these tips you will be on your way to becoming a profitable affiliate marketer.

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