Working with affiliate marketing is one of the biggest niches and opportunities on the Internet today. Being affiliated allows you to earn money remotely and, contrary to what many people think, you do not necessarily have to have a blog!
In this article we explain what is affiliate marketing, what it is to be affiliate of a product and how you can start to explore this opportunity to work from home and remotely.
What is affiliate marketing?
Affiliate marketing, while being heavily associated with the Internet, has been around for decades. This type of marketing consists of a company, rather than investing (a lot) in marketing, asking someone else for that person to advertise the product. If that person can make a sale, the company pays him a percentage of that sale.
With affiliate marketing, both the company, the affiliate and the customer earn. The company does not need to do product marketing because the recommendation and promotion is made by the affiliate. The customer pays the same for the product as if they were going to buy directly from the company. The affiliate earns a percentage of the sale for the promotion work and recommendation they made.
How to Become an Affiliate on the Internet
This business and selling model has been adapted to digital and is now one of the biggest opportunities to make money online. Today there are hundreds of brands and companies that offer an affiliation system in which they pay a percentage of the sale to people who recommend the service or product.
There are two ways you can currently participate and be affiliated on the Internet:
- Enroll directly in the affiliate program of the company or service;
- Sign up for affiliate networks.
For the first type, just search the websites of companies, services or products that you like, to see if it does not provide an internal affiliate program. If you do not find anything, we advise you to get in direct contact with the company in question.
Sometimes affiliate programs are not publicly available to ensure affiliates are people who really like and follow the product or service.
What is an affiliate network?
Affiliate networks are programs with ShareaSale or Tradedoubler which, with a subscription only, opens the door for hundreds of companies. In other words, instead of looking for each company if it has an affiliate program available, you have hundreds of companies in which you can subscribe!
Advice for being a good affiliate
You do not necessarily need a blog ... but you need an audience. Although affiliate marketing is very adapted to blogging, by the ease of creation and dissemination of content, you do not necessarily need to have one. By being a member of a company or an affiliate network, you will have a link that allows you to track the purchase. This link can be shared through social networks or even by email or messages.
Advise products you like: although the temptation to want to spread everything is too much, try to focus on products that you know and like. This brings credibility to your recommendation and makes your customer happy. Imagine telling someone a bad product (but with a good repayment rate) and they become dissatisfied? You will never trust your recommendations again!
Affiliate affiliations in digital allows you to be a kind of ambassador of brands like Booking, TAP, Fnac, Wook or eDreams. Affiliate marketing is a giant opportunity to make money online and in a totally remote and passive way. You only need to invest time and effort in creating your recommendation and content to promote and then it is to spread ... and that's it!