What is affiliate marketing?
Affiliate marketing is a way of making money online by promoting the products of another company for a commission on each sale you generate.
People who promote products in this manner are called "affiliates", or sometimes "partners" or "associates". Most affiliates promote products through their websites or email lists, but you're not restricted to these methods: Basically, anywhere you can put a website address or a hyperlink can be turned into a promotional vehicle -- the only limit is your imagination.
Affiliate marketing isn't a pyramid-selling scheme, and it's not a tool for scammers and spammers. Affiliates are regular people looking to earn some extra cash from their websites, or individuals wanting a serious work-at-home business that they can perform from anywhere in the world, with serious earning potential.
When we say "affiliate marketing" we're actually talking about a bunch of things:
- Finding good products to promote
- Building websites
- Conducting market research
- Search engine optimization (getting your website ranking well in the search engines)
- Creative ways to promote your products
- Social networking and "web 2.0" strategies
- Email marketing
- Pay-per-click marketing
- Creating or sourcing content for your website or newsletter
- Getting motivated, staying motivated, and avoiding potential mishaps
- Earning money by displaying ads on your site (eg, Google AdSense)
... And there's quite a bit more.
Here at Affilorama we teach all aspects of affiliate marketing to take you from complete "newbie" to high-rolling "super affiliate", and we do it for free. No massive joining fee, no subscription charges, no ridiculous hype, no catch.
All you have to do is create your free membership, and you'll gain immediate access to all our resources. Pretty good deal, huh?
What is Affilorama?
Lessons & videos
Want to make money online as an affiliate? Not too sure where to start? Affilorama has free video lessons on all aspects of affiliate marketing, complete with comprehensive written notes.
Ask questions, get help with your website, or just shoot the breeze with other like-minded people. The forum is a great place to get tips from other affiliates and Affilorama staff.
Speed up your market research, check your backlinks, find out the quality score of your PPC landing page... and more! We've got a whole section full of affiliate tools to help speed you on your path to success.
Our intrepid founder, Mark Ling, travels the world interviewing some of the biggest names in the affiliate marketing industry. Get an insight into the minds of some of the most successful players in the market!
There are lots of websites out there that promise you the "ultimate formula" that will guarantee you success... for a price. We're not into that. All the lessons in Affilorama are free. You need to register to see them, but that's free too.