24 Jul 13 12:02 am
Pretty much! Affiliate Marketing is where you are basically pushing someone else's product, but it's different from (e.g.) an ecommerce store, because you don't actually handle the sale - that's up to the product owner; you just funnel customers through to the product's site, and get a commission for doing so.
You can integrate affiliate marketing into anything - in your case, you could definitely incorporate affiliate links as part of an existing blog, or throughout your store.
The reason you might think of affiliate marketing as a glorified blog is that, for completely new marketers, the most straightforward way to get started is with content marketing, and one of the easiest ways to do content marketing is by blogging or building an article site :)
However, there's lots of other ways, and all sorts of avenues to get success, each with their own degrees of difficulty and 'right ways to do things'. For example
- If you have a Twitter/Facebook following, you could funnel people to product sites through links in your posts/tweets
- Doing Youtube videos, with affiliate links in the video, in the annotations, or in the description
- Building your own article wiki on a niche topic, with links to relevant products
- Lots more!
So basically, the core of affiliate marketing is to promote someone else's product, and get a customer to buy *through you*. Everything else, including how to select those products, find those customers, get them to buy *through you*, can vary a lot, so teaching a 'working method' is really the core of Affilorama and our products. But, if you already own an ecommerce store, and have customers, you already have a head start :)P.S. Found this post useful? Click thumbs up!