Thousands of people are making anywhere from a few dollars per day to thousands of dollars (or more) monthly through affiliate marketing. Some are professional e-entrepreneurs, but the vast majority are regular people who are simply looking for a way to make some money on the side. Most of them have regular jobs, and have discovered that affiliate marketing allows them to increase their monthly income, keep their jobs, and earn money on the side while they’re working, sleeping and going about their daily activities.

What is affiliate marketing?

If you’re familiar with the word “affiliate,” you’ll probably already have a bit of an idea of what “affiliate marketing” entails. The affiliate (i.e. you) associates him or herself with a product or products from a particular seller. He or she agrees to advertise the product(s) on the Internet. In exchange, the affiliate receives a percentage or fee for every one of those products that someone buys by clicking on links to the advertiser’s product from the affiliate’s (your) Website. It can be paralleled to the job of a real-life car salesman or real estate agent, in which the salesman/agent makes a commission on the final sale price of the car or property.

How does affiliate marketing work?

First, you should choose a product or products to market. You can find, literally, hundreds of different items and/or services to market. Books are popular, but you can choose from a vast number of products/services, including online dating, online gambling, household products, educational items, toys, vitamins and health products, computer software, electronics and much more.

Once you’ve selected your product or service, the next step is to set up a Website on which you will market your chosen product/service. It need not be complicated: you can choose an online Website builder service which is relatively inexpensive (sometimes even free) and have a simple site up and running in less than a day. Or, you may choose to use a free blogging service to promote your product/service. Again, these take very little time to set up and launch.

Next, place your affiliate ads on the Website. Your affiliate company will give you instructions on how to do this. Usually it’s a matter of inserting a simple bit of HTML code into your Website provided to you by the company. (The host of your Website usually provides detailed instructions on how to insert this code into your site.)

Once that’s completed, most of your work is done. If you don’t have one already, you’ll probably be asked to set up an account with an online bank like PayPal so that you can get paid by the affiliate company. That’s about all there is to it!

Once the site is set up, you need not revisit it again unless you decide you want to make any changes on it later on. Your site will run itself, and you’ll be able to make money 24 hours per day, 7 days per week with little ongoing involvement or interaction with the Website itself or the people buying the product.

The idea of generating revenue without any active, ongoing interaction with the product or the site itself is known as “passive income.” It simply means that you can do something else while you’re making this money (like go to work, hang out with your kids, or sleep). It’s a great way to make a side income, boost your monthly earnings, or launch a new career as an e-entrepreneur!

Now, what are the steps to get started in affiliate marketing? Become a member of my “Rapid Money Formula” membership and gain access to everything you need to know to become a successful affiliate marketer plus access other secrets to making money online not revealed elsewhere. Inside the “Rapid Money Formula” membership you will find a complete step by step 28 part VIDEO SERIES to not only getting started but succeeding in affiliate marketing. I reveal secrets that most affiliate marketing courses leave out. I also give you a step by step guide into building backlinks that work to get your site to the top of Google. I even show you every tool I use to get my websites to the number 1 ranking on Google. Each module will walk you through the basics of affiliate marketing from choosing a niche to getting traffic. Everything you need to know is included. You will even be able to watch OVER MY SHOULDER as I build an affiliate website from the GROUND UP! No other affiliate marketing course offers that!

You can also view my FREE VIDEO SERIES on Affiliate Marketing as well. These Videos are not as detailed as my Rapid Money Formula AFFILIATE MARKETING SERIES, but they will help you make a great start into becoming a successful affiliate marketer.


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(10) comments

Mark Doe says:

November 16, 2011 at 11:53 am

Thanks. I hope the membership you refer to will not be as costly as the potential income.

Daryl Cooper says:

November 17, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Good post! I thought nobody would want to discuss this type of marketing. I am doing this for months already though I do not call it affiliate marketing. I strongly suggests others to try as well. The income is more than what you will earn from your common part time jobs.

Derek Culdry says:

November 22, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Pretty nice income here! Make sure this is your passion because eventually you will find your self attached to the product or concept you are marketing.

Erickson Floyd says:

December 9, 2011 at 7:57 am

Nice idea. Most likely this will do you no harm if your try. Unlike Google adsense, you have wide array of choices. You have the options on how you can market the product.

Sheila Marie Lopoz says:

December 20, 2011 at 6:21 am

A new world of marketing ! I like this article. This is one item I do not normally find in bookstore. I am sure the next best thing to do is to try this as suggested.

Bob Ross says:

January 3, 2012 at 12:27 pm

I tried this. I am still into this actually. I got difficulty at first and even now. But guys, this is something worth the effort doing this new year!

Steven Baker says:

January 4, 2012 at 7:31 am

I believe this is one of the best way where ordinary people can do business with bigger corporation. You do not have to be a media outfit to get a share of advertisement revenue.

C V Florendo says:

February 24, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Sounds good! Really no harm in trying if the income potential is there.

Katherine Tolention says:

April 13, 2012 at 4:59 pm

I am actually curious on what affiliate marketing is. After I saw the title of the article I became interested and read through it. The article is helpful for me, since I don’t have any knowledge about affiliate marketing and how can I earn some money with it. I just hope that you would post more articles about affiliate marketing, or you could add some tutorial videos, that would be great. I will be looking forward for your next post about this.

wayne says:

June 1, 2012 at 10:57 am

Its nice to see somebody with a real understanding of affiliate marketing ,who is sharing his knowledge.Well done and keep up the good work.

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