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Does Affiliate Marketing Work

I'm asked quite often "what exactly is Affiliate Marketing?" and "Does this Affiliate Marketing thing really work?" Before I answer people, I always ask them how long they have been online, do they have a "mailing list" and a "buyer's list", and do they have targeted Social Media accounts for the types of products they will be affiliated with. Let's explain just what Affiliate Marketing is... Affiliate Marketing, according to Wikipedia

"Affiliate marketing is a type of performance-based marketing in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought by the affiliate's own marketing efforts."

So, as an affiliate(you), you are promoting someone else's products to your lists, social media or any other marketing source - for a commission. Here's the thing...one of the best benefits of Affiliate Marketing is that anyone can actually get started right away.  That's right, you can actually get started literally within minutes of gaining access to affiliate products to promote. You DO NOT need a product. You DO NOT need a website - initially, that is. But, here is the one big mistake that many people new to affiliate marketing make...they fail to spend the right amount of time and give the right amount of effort into actually targeting their promoted product's campaigns. In addition, another major stumbling block is new affiliates fail to understand the power of "enhancing" promoted products before actually promoting said products.  That is, new affiliates have a tendency to just blindly send out an affiliate link - hoping that people will see and click their affiliate links. So, with all this being said - we are back to the initial question, Does Affiliate Marketing Work? The absolute short answer is... YES!!! What you do need to know though, is what types of products (and niches) you want to promote to your list (if you have one) and your traffic sources.

(Looking for a shortcut and a complete Affiliate Marketing and Training Program to get started fast - the right way? We recommend Brett's Circle - a proven Marketing and Training Program to get you started fast with Affiliate Marketing, and Product Creation as well.) Moving forward, all you need is access and approval to promote a vendor's products/services.  Most people look at Affiliate Marketing as promoting various Internet Marketing, or digital products.  However, you can promote - and make a good income - from non-digital products as well. But, if you don't know what you are doing, or get involved with the wrong products, you will do nothing but piss off your viewers - and NOT make any money at all.  That's why I highly recommend Brett's Circle for all your Affiliate Marketing Training - and much more.

Now, once you have an idea about Affiliate Marketing and how to get started, you can begin to promote some of the top and most recognized non-digital products including items from:

  • Brick and Mortar Companies
  • Food and Beverage
  • Shoes, clothing, etc.
  • Cellular phones and accessories
  • and much more

You can find just about any niche specific product to promote on some very good product networks, including Amazon, Clickbank, JVZoo, eBay, Shareasale, and others.

About barry

Barry McCoy is a Successful Entrepreneur and Professional Business and Marketing Consultant. His mission is to help small business owners and entrepreneurs have a shot at competing online - with the large and deep pocketed companies and organizations. From his days as an Operations Director to Pizza Franchisee, he has provided tools and resources to help the small guys get an edge in the world of advertising.

2 Responses to “Does Affiliate Marketing Work”

  1. Jan Zac

    Hello ,

    I saw your tweets and thought I will check your website. Have to say it looks very good!
    I’m also interested in this topic and have recently started my journey as young entrepreneur.

    I’m also looking for the ways on how to promote my website. I have tried AdSense and Facebok Ads, however it is getting very expensive. Was thinking about starting using analytics. Do you recommend it?
    Can you recommend something what works best for you?

    Would appreciate, if you can have a quick look at my website and give me an advice what I should improve: http://janzac.com/
    (Recently I have added a new page about FutureNet and the way how users can make money on this social networking portal.)

    I wanted to subscribe to your newsletter, but I couldn’t find it. Do you have it?

    Hope to hear from you soon.

    P.S.
    Maybe I will add link to your website on my website and you will add link to my website on your website? It will improve SEO of our websites, right? What do you think?

    Regards
    Jan Zac

    Reply
    • barry

      Hi,
      Thanks for checking out our website and blog! The best way to get traffic to your site is to make sure your site is properly optimized for the search engines, especially Google. If you are using the highly recommended WordPress platform – there are several plugins that help…but you still need to do some work on Google Webmaster and Google Analytics.

      As for promoting your site – paid advertising is the fastest way for traffic…however, the traffic is not very targeted unless you really use the filters properly.

      Now, aside from Paid Advertising, it is best to build a following on the social media networks by providing specific and niche content on a constant basis. Stay away from the quick traffic and black hat tools – they do more harm than good.

      There is a contact us form in the footer area of our website and blog.

      Reply

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