What is an Affiliate Program? What is Affiliate Marketing?
First, let me tell you what an Affiliate Program is:
- A company pays you a commission when you sell a product through your website by a ‘link’. Most links should be relevant to the topic, at hand, or the website.
That’s the simplest explanation.
Why Affiliate Programs and Marketing?
Shopping Online is increasing EXPONENTIALLY every year. The causes behind this are somewhat mysterious, however, I have, in my own personal life, come up with a few reasons as to why.
1. Location and convenience. Not all products are available in Canada, for example, but you can order from the US. Or, living in ‘remote’ areas, where driving to your nearest City is time-consuming.
2. Price Comparisons. Price shopping, online, is so much easier than driving around all day, to get the biggest ‘BANG’ for your buck. Once you find a product, at the best price, you order it, shopping is now done, and you can continue on with your day.
3. Where do you find Affiliate Programs? Here are a few of the most popular:
- Commission Junction
As of today (May 17, 2019), Wealthy Affiliate has just released a NEW Affiliate Search Tool!!! After 2 years in the making, this was launched with great applause from all of us at WA.
This is IMPRESSIVE stuff! Not only can you look up Niche ideas, but now you can find Affiliate Programs! LINKS and ALL!!
Talk about Bells & Whistles!!
(Gads, I sound like a bad sales commercial)!! I’m just REALLY excited about this! You can search Niches, Niches ideas within a Niche, Affiliate Programs, where to apply, pay scale, Countries available, and acceptance process…(side note… some companies have an automatic acceptance, others you apply to. They check out your Website, and see you if ‘fit in’ with their program).
This Program is available, IN FULL, to Starter and Premium members… for now. In time, that MAY change, or certain features of it may be limited in access, but, as of today, though, EVERYONE can use and benefit from this tool!
So how much can you make on an Affiliate Sale? I’m so glad you asked that question and opened up a can of worms!!
I have seen Commissions as low as 1%, and others as high as 70% (or higher). Some Companies do offer a ‘flat fee’ of $X per sale, or $X per month, depending on the product, or subscription.
Getting Rich Online (My Personal Soapbox)
I will be harping on this often.
Very few people, in life, get rich overnight. You have to work towards success… period. The same applies to the Online Business Structure.
There are too many scenarios to predict just how long it will take to make an income online, but it can be done!
In my ‘Brick and Mortar’ Business of Massage Therapy, I had to:
- go to College for 3 years
- then I worked for another Clinic for 2 years
- went on my own for 4 years, renting a room
- opened a Spa
- closed the Spa after 7 years
- Back to renting a room for the last 13 or 14 years.
The first 5 years were all about Education, and building a Business.
Will it take you 3 years to make money? Probably not, but again the key to making it is commitment.
Okay… I got sidetracked!
Back to Affiliate Marketing… check out the NEW and Improved Affiliate Serch Tool Here!!
Have an AWESOME day!!
See You on the Inside!!