The Articles in this section of the blog are dedicated to Affiliate Marketing Methods, marketplaces, and Best Practices.
Affiliate Marketing is the process of promoting Other Peoples’ Products or Services to earn a commission
There are huge differences between promoting a toolbar that might earn $2 per download and selling a $1500 affiliate course, earning a decent 50% commission, or even a house sale, with real estate’s large commission rates. It wouldn’t be appropriate to use expensive Google ads for the download, nor wait 6 months for the page to rank in order to get free traffic.
Affiliate programs are run by a lot of manufacturers and online stores, such as household names like Walmart, Aldi, Tesco, and Sainsbury’s.
Ads that you see on Facebook, Twitter, and almost all social sites may well be promoting affiliate products.
Affiliate products are not limited to physical goods like Chairs, Windscreen wipers, or Computers, but include software and info-products like “How to Lose Weight and Build a Six Pack”
Some networks let anyone join and promote, Clickbank and Amazon for example are completely open to joining.
MaxBounty, Commission Junction, and Affiliaxe will only offer new clients access after an interview.
When you click on a link to go to a product page, look at the link address shown in the browser,
What is an Affiliate Link?
This is not an affiliate link, although it may be a valid address for the offer page, you will not receive a commission for any sales generated, without adding your affiliate ID.
With HTML links you can add parameters to the end of your address, after the “?” containing your affiliate ID and other things
This IS an affiliate link, it identifies the Affiliate ( euronica-21) and the offer (ASIN number )
CPA Offers – How to Earn commissions without even selling anything!
CPA (Cost Per Action) Offers are special offers which you can promote in the same way as an Affiliate product , but the company advertising only requires a lead, not a sale.
So the “barrier to entry” is very low, prospective customers only have to download an App or provide their Post Code or something similar, for you to profit from this type of offer.
CPA is HUGE!
although the action required is very small, filling in a form perhaps, and the reward is often small too, but the number of clients going through your funnel will be very large. Affiliates make massive profits from the CPA networks. It is a good way to start in Affiliate marketing as the costs can be correspondingly low. Methods to promote low payout offers, usually cannot include paid ads as the cost is too high.