3 a's of affiliate marketing

In the world of affiliate marketing, an advertiser can be a company selling a product like electronics, airline tickets, clothing or car parts, or an advertiser could also be an insurance company selling policies. The most important thing to remember is that you are an advertiser if you are ready to pay other people to help you sell and promote your business.

Let's face it: technology, especially the internet, can be pretty daunting to try to grasp, and with terms like malware, cursor and spam, it also seems pretty dangerous. So kudos to the guys who decided e-commerce and affiliate marketing should rely on an innocuous technology called a "cookie."

A cookie is a technology that works with web browsers to store information like user preferences, login or registration information, and shopping cart contents. Have you ever opted-in to have a website "remember" your password and username for one of your online accounts? That's a cookie. Ever notice while searching the web for "travel deals" and you suddenly start seeing travel display banners on other websites? Those ads are appearing for you because you've been cookied (it's okay, you won't get hurt).

Some people remember the 1990ís as a tremendous period of growth for grunge music and Jim Carrey films. While this is true, most people will probably tell you the 90ís were responsible for this big, beautiful, technology called the World Wide Web (aka the internet, the web, the vast digital ocean of information at our finger tips). And with any new technology or media, companies quickly realized they had a new opportunity to market their products and services to consumers via the millions of websites they visit every day.

There are three primary ways to locate affiliate programs for a target website:

Affiliate websites are often categorized by merchants (advertisers) and affiliate networks. There are currently no industry-wide standards for the categorization. The following types of websites are generic, yet are commonly understood and used by affiliate marketers.

Involved affiliate marketing is where you’ve used a product or service, truly believe in it, and personally recommend it to your audience. Not in a banner ad or somewhere that says “recommended resources,” but within your content, as part of your life and strategy for whatever it is you’re talking about. The product almost becomes something people “have to have,” because it’s part of the process.

Related affiliate marketing is great, but I can tell you that 95 percent of my affiliate marketing comes from the last type of affiliate marketing I’d like to talk about:

In my latest monthly income report, you may have noticed that my affiliate income had surpassed my direct income from the electronic products that I sell online. I received a lot of comments, asking me to explain more about where my affiliate income comes from and how it works.

  1. They have some kind of proof that it works.
  2. They have a resource to go to for help.
  3. They know who to blame if it doesn’t work.

The best part of all this is that the way that I teach you how to do affiliate marketing makes it a win for everyone. A lot of people worry about getting involved with affiliate marketing because it might make them look slimy or too salesy.

Watch the videos below to learn more about how to crush it with affiliate marketing:

Affiliate marketing is the process of earning a commission by promoting¬ another¬ person’s¬ (or company’s) product.¬ Products exist in your target market right now (that people are probably already buying) and if you can become the resource¬ that recommends those products, you can generate a commission as a result.¬

For my most recent posts on affiliate marketing, go here.

Hi Amy! First off, congrat’s on becoming a Relevant speaker!! So excited and really hoping I can go again this year!!

Glad it’s helpful, Hope!

Have you heard of Skimlinks? We aggregate the affiliate programs of over 11,500 retailers and 25 affiliate networks, and turn normal links to retailers into their equivalent, updated affiliate link when a user clicks on them. So one sign-up with us saves you the stress of broken links and the time logging in to multiple affiliate networks. Thought you might be interested as your site is about monetizing blogs in the easiest and user-friendliest way possible ?? Feel free to contact me for more info. Thanks!

I can’t tell you how many times I looked at that bar and missed it every time! *sigh* Thank you, Amy. I appreciate the help!

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Why do videos automatically play when you go to an article and keep reloading when scroll down and click off of them? Sick of it

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We get it. Sometimes, maybe most of the time, you just donít have the luxury of looking at all the metrics you should to know if each part of your business is performing well. And if you own an SMB, time is never on your side.

$NetCommissionEarned: (55 - 5) x $10 = $500

Thatís it! Just 3 KPIs for better affiliate marketing success. Got any metrics you monitor that you love? Let us know!

For example, an upsell offer such as ďhow about these premium headphones that are just $15 more than the ones in your cart?Ē would be an offer that would preserve the sale but increase the revenue. Or perhaps you could offer free shipping if the shopper hits a certain spend threshold.