Today I’ll share with you the basics of how affiliate programs work. As usual, it will be a 5-minute fast read, where you gonna find out what is an affiliate program, how it works, how to use it and of course how it will help you.
If you want to embark on the affiliate marketer journey than definitely, you need to have an idea about affiliate programs. They will make a difference in your bank account.
Without further ado, enjoy your quick training.
What is an Affiliate Program
Affiliate Program – is, in essence, a piece of tracking software that allows affiliates (you) to promote merchants (the company) and earn a commission.
Basically is a process that online businesses use to promote their products, using these affiliate programs. In fact, I am talking about a link that YOU(the affiliate), will receive from the company, and YOU(the affiliate) will use this link to send people to the company’s products or services.
Anyone that reads your post and click this link, will automatically be transferred to the company website, and you Mr./Ms. Affiliate will EARN a commission if the person is buying something.
How it works
Is very simple…and I’ll give you an example with the Wealthy Affiliate platform.
- when I signed up with WA, I received a link (https://www.wealthyaffiliate.com?a_aid=9fd01f32). This link is one of the WA affiliate programs. Now, if you click it, you will go directly to their website…what you do next is up to you. If you DO sign in with a FREE account, and after you decide to become a Premium Member…George(me) 🙂 will get a commission from WA.
Is as simple as that…
Every time you promote something online using an affiliate link, you are using an affiliate program.
How to use it
Just write in your search engine ”company name + affiliate program”(Amazon + affiliate program). This is the best way also to check if the product/service that you want to promote as an affiliate program to it.
- let’s say you already are a WA member, and you decided to recommend their services through your website. First, you need to HELP people with the right information and then use your WA affiliate link to send people to their website…like this, (JOIN WA Family)
Again, is not complicated at all, and you DO NOT need to do extra work. Just do what you do (keep writing for your future), and remember to incorporate your affiliate link within your article or of course you can use directly a company promotional banner.
How it will help you
To be honest, an affiliate program is the ”SECRET” for you to start making MONEY online. This is the most important aspect that you need to know.
We all buy products and services online and we love it because is a lot more comfortable. The best way to leverage this online purchases is with an affiliate program.
Another way an affiliate program can HELP you is when you already have a successful online business and now you want to promote it using an affiliate program. In this case, you will share your own affiliate program link to everyone who BELIVE in your business and want to promote it.
Now you know…
This is how an affiliate program works. I hope you got some good insights about the whole process. To be honest is not complicated at all.
Find what you like, and recommend it to someone else through your website using an affiliate link. When they BUY, you will get a share from the sale.
HELP(good information) + PROMOTE(use an affiliate link) = FINANCIAL SUCCESS
Please don’t forget to take advantage of these affiliate programs to build your online SUCCESS.
I encourage you to leave below, your opinion or ANY questions you have, about Affiliate Programs, and I promise to get back to you as fast as possible. I truly believe that if we combine our knowledge, WE can be more SUCCESSFUL.