Affiliate marketing remains one of the best online business models especially if you are just starting out. Basically, you have to promote affiliate products to an interested niche market to earn money as an affiliate. To start affiliate marketing involves first registering with an affiliate platform, choosing a product then promoting to your target list to make a sale and getting paid a commission from each sale.
The challenge most new affiliate marketers have is sourcing for a hungry market that will buy their product. Commonly known as traffic, without it making sales can be difficult when you start affiliate marketing.
It is important to note the 3 major ways affiliate marketers earn their commissions. It could be from any one of the following:
- Promoting to a targeted email list
- Promoting affiliate links using paid advertising
- Promoting to a website using SEO and paid advertising
The most commonly used and effective technique involves promoting to a targeted email list of people who have interest in that niche.