What Does an Affiliate Do?
What is an Affiliate and what does he do? If you are interested in Internet Marketing then you need to know a few things.
But, in general, an affiliate acts as a "middle man" for promoting products, ads, or websites. Not only do they promote these things, but also rake in HIGH commission rates for doing so. Now how do you make money from "just promoting" other products that are not even owned by you and get paid? Well it's the simple fact that businesses are just to small to handle all of the promoting and selling of their products. So an easy alternative is to pay someone else a percentage to do the promoting for them. So they turn to affiliates. The affiliate then takes the job of article marketing, pay-per click, email marketing, or even setting up his / her own website to promote the sale of the items / products. As you can see there are many different ways to promote the products to sell. The fast learner will achieve fast results, as there is a lot to learn before you can just start earning a continual income.
There are a lot of Internet Marketing programs out there, but the legitimate programs will often suggest that an affiliate starts with "Article Marketing". Article Marketing is the easiest to learn and with the right techniques is a fast way to start earning money continuously. Article Marketing is totally free to do, which means all of the money earned is profit. Although Article Marketing is easy to do, there are many affiliates using this technique and could probably keep you from seeing any results, due to all of the "traffic" going on to the older, better built sites. Now overtime as you get better Article Marketing WILL payoff!
Pay-Per-Click and building your own website will require some investment. Many marketers suggest that until you have some knowledge about Internet Marketing that you stay away from these 2 types of advertising, simply because you can actually lose more money than you make and FAST! But since you are reading this I am guessing you are a beginner, so I will not go in depth with this type of marketing. Beside you should crawl before you walk! As time goes on and you learn the techniques and understand the concept of "Article Marketing" you will better learn all of the different strategies of approach. I will tell you that once you 1st start you will be overwhelmed with all the information about Internet Marketing, but if you start with Article Marketing you will be confident when approaching different strategies. You will also by that time be bringing in sufficient income to support other marketing skills.
Now this is "basically" what an affiliate does. I say "basically" because behind the scenes there is a lot of research, time, and effort put behind everything that an affiliate does. Affiliate Marketing WILL take some hard work and dedication but the payoff is really worth all of that!
Now I know I talked a lot about having the right techniques, strategies, and having the right skills. Well I have looked into several Affiliate Training Programs and I can honestly say from experience that 90% of the time you are going to find site "promising" to MAKE YOU RICH IN 24 HRS! "Well I wish that was true and if it were ….. well, the WHOLE planet would be doing it! Which in the economy that we are in right now, that goes to show you that they are mostly SCAMS!
Source by Chris M James