Affiliate Marketing Strategies For Beginners

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Affiliate Marketing Tips And Tricks

What is Affiliate Marketing?

 Are you interested in affiliate marketing for beginners? This is a term that’s often difficult for beginners to understand but it’s actually easy to learn and utilize. Affiliate marketing is simply the process of displaying advertisements for someone’s products or services on your website and making a commission from those advertisements. Before you sign up with any affiliate you need to understand the entire process. Let’s see how this process works and how you can use it.

Beginning Steps

To begin you will need to have a website, blog or some other place to place advertisements. There are many affiliate marketing programs online and you need to pick the best ones for your website or blog. The best approach is to choose programs that match your website content and to have that content work to enhance your website. There are many providers online that have multiple programs you can join or you can join individual programs online.

Make sure your site is somewhat established before you join one of them, as you need the traffic coming in to make money with them. Don’t make the mistake of joining dozens of affiliates, find a few that match your content and pick the best ones.

How it Works

To understand affiliate marketing for beginners, let’s look at the whole process. Say you are reviewing books on your website. You could review a book and then join an affiliate program such as Amazon which is a trusted online retailer. You place a link or image to that book you’re reviewing along with your affiliate ID. If someone clicks and buys the book through your link, you make a commission. You will usually get some type of commission per sale such as 30% on each item that you sell. You don’t stock anything, the site you sign up for as an affiliate ships the goods but you get a cut on the sale. You usually need to make a certain amount before the company deposits money into your bank account or sends you a check.

Making Affiliate Marketing Work for You

If you’re going to try affiliate marketing for beginners you need to avoid some mistakes. The first mistake is that you can’t just plaster your website with advertisements and expect people to click and buy through your links. You must create great content on your website or blog so people have an incentive to click. You must give visitors valuable information that they can use so they visitor will come back again. If you provide great content and can get website traffic to your site you can make money with affiliate marketing. It will take some time to see income but work hard and you’ll be successful.

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16 comments for “Affiliate Marketing Strategies For Beginners

  1. Greg Coop
    January 20, 2013 at 4:19 am

    Great presentation Lisa. I have been an affiliate marketer for the past 2 years now with Clickbank and Commission Junction. And marketing products overseas has been very lucrative for me. My niche happens to be “music” and I promoted Clickbank’s Dr. Drum music software in Trinidad and Jamaica and made well over $5,000 in less than a month. I also use aweber as an email list builder and delivery service which is very important for me to market new music products to my customer base. TTYL

  2. mark christopher
    January 20, 2013 at 4:38 am

    thanks lisa..

  3. Lisa Irby
    January 20, 2013 at 5:03 am

    You sure can!

  4. mLMHacked
    January 20, 2013 at 5:14 am


  5. Loffyswe
    January 20, 2013 at 6:12 am

    SOPS – selling other peoples’ stuff . Great video.

  6. GetWealthyAffiliate
    January 20, 2013 at 6:28 am

    Way to go Lisa! Your producing great stuff. KUDOS to you!

  7. thesslstore
    January 20, 2013 at 6:59 am

    Great Post

  8. Tracy Chatman
    January 20, 2013 at 7:22 am

    Good video Lisa can you subscribe to my channel.. I’ve been watching you for years now

  9. MsKandahar
    January 20, 2013 at 7:39 am

    Hallo Lisa, thanks for your vid. You talk about tax, i want to start a website en hope to earn some if that is possible, but must i pay two Times tax? one in USA and one in EU?
    I hope you have an answer for this!

  10. Erosattraction
    January 20, 2013 at 8:21 am

    this is very helpful, a lot better than the other videos i have seen on affiliate marketing. thank you so much <3

  11. seddut
    January 20, 2013 at 9:18 am

    5 Star Video.

  12. MrOptimumHealth
    January 20, 2013 at 9:19 am

    Good video. I know a guy with a great affiliate training program. check out my channel for more information

  13. SeoFreeSoftware
    January 20, 2013 at 9:45 am

    What a beautifully and amazingly presence of knowledge and wisdom.

  14. Matt Jang
    January 20, 2013 at 10:24 am

    great video, very helpful thanks! :)

  15. leggoego
    January 20, 2013 at 10:33 am

    @lisa3876 I am going to sign up for paypal, I am developing a website that I intend to make revenue strictly on commission and advertising. Do I need to sign up for the Business version of can I just use the Personal version? PS your vids ROCK you are my official mentor!

  16. madonnafc
    January 20, 2013 at 11:25 am

    Hey… this is a really nice video… am starting at this whole stuff and been watching these videos together with this blog
    hoping to learn fast!

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