Affiliate Marketing




What is Affiliate Marketing and How Does It Work?

Affiliate marketing focuses on promoting a product or service and selling them for a commission. Affiliate marketing’s core value and its simple culture is all about building relationships. These relationships are between three entities:
  • Publishers – A publisher is an individual or company, you, that in exchange for earning a commission, promotes an advertiser’s product or service . Advertisers contractually agree to work with a publisher, then provide the publisher with creative materials to market the product or service in the form of links, banner or text ads or even unique phone numbers that the publisher, you, incorporates into their website.
  • Consumers – Completing the affiliate relationship triangle is the consumer. The consumer is the one who actually sees the ad and then makes an action (either by clicking a link or by submitting their information via a form) that takes them from the publisher’s website to the advertiser’s to complete the action, which we call a conversion.

 


Getting Started in Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing programs are not difficult to some and to those who don’t have some basic technology knowledge, you may flounder a bit but you can get it. As a baby boomer preparing for retirement, did you think anything would be easy for you? Don’t look at this as starting over, only picking up from where you left off with your passion, desires, and interests.

Every affiliate marketer started somewhere and as a beginner in any new endeavor, the journey starts out a little rocky due to the unknowns and gradually become easy when you pull out that GPS that leads you to your destination. So with that being said, you will need a program with a GPS to guide you, some time to study, learn, build, and produce your project. You will make it if you are determined and remember baby boomers, we don’t have time to waste.

Learning how to be an affiliate marketer is tough because there is no one way to success and  because we are all unique in terms of our strengths and weaknesses, there is no one formula that will guarantee success for you. That is something you must figure out on your own as you go along. You  will be successful and you will have some failures, but in the end, both your successes and failures will help show you the specific formula that will work for you.

With that said, you do need a starting point. So, what I’m going to do is walk you through how I started affiliate marketing and introduce you to a program that takes you step by step on your journey. Will it work for you? I don’t know, but this is a good way to at least start and see where it takes you. Click on this link and begin your journey!

“Always Progress!”Wealthy Affiliate Changing Lives

 

 

 

 

9 thoughts on “Affiliate Marketing”

  1. Wow, I really love this breakdown of What is Affiliate Marketing and How Does It Work.
    Your step by step explenation would allow a child to get involved, and earning.

    I appreciate your honesty about how no one size fits all too, when it comes to affiliate marketing and I also thank you for your solution.

    I had been scammed in the past, but your recommendation of WA turned my professional life around for the better.

    Thanks again for the post, great job all my best,

    Gary

  2. I’m pretty new to affiliate marketing. I tried online work several years ago and it didn’t pan out. Looking back I realize now that it was a pyramid sales scheme. I now know the difference between pyramid sales and affiliate marketing. Back then i did not. There are a ton of things that any aspiring internet marketer will need to learn but if a guy is willing to learn. Anything is possible.

    1. Torrey good for you! You’ve said a mouth full. There is a distinct difference between pyramid sales and affiliate marketing. One is illegal and the other is a bonafide business. In affiliate marketing you represent an organization as an outsourced sales entity. The business receives a sale and you receive a commission for your efforts. In the pyramid the only person who benefits is the person at the top.

  3. Wow, I really love this breakdown of What is Affiliate Marketing and How Does It Work.
    Your step by step explenation would allow a child to get involved, and earning.
    I appreciate your honesty about how no one size fits all too, when it comes to affiliate marketing and I also thank you for your solution.
    I had been scammed in the past, but your recommendation of WA turned my professional life around for the better.
    Thanks again for the post, great job all my best,

    Gary

    1. Thank your your transparency and honest comments. So many have spent hundreds and thousands of dollars because of promises from gurus who tell the “no work involved” lie. Truth is, you’ve already put in the work if you follow your passion. The hardest part is recalling and putting it in writing in a logical sequence. Your life’s experiences can fill books if you ever started writing about your life and your passion. Again thanks for your comments.

      “Always Progress!”

  4. Hi Von,
    By the way, what an awsome site ! Congrats on all the good work.
    Going through your pages, I kind of felt like your twin brother. I’m also close to 70, but not ready to retire yet and also had to go through a bad medical trauma when I suffered from pulmonary fibrosis last november. Still on meds and not completly cured but the show must go on.
    Your state of mind if very well defined throughout all your site and I encourage you to persevere in that direction. Reading you was very refreshing and encouraging !
    Keep on plugging and well done !

    1. Wow! Serge I’m humbled by your comments. You don’t know how you’ve just encouraged me to “drive on” in reaching out to others who have been knocked down and are trying to find they’re way up. Stay in touch and hopefully I will have something that will fit your needs or fill a void. Thanks again and as always,

      “Always Progress!”

  5. Affiliate Marketing is definitely a useful way of supplementing retirement income considering a lot of people are relying on social security to cover the majority of their income needs. I notice it doesn’t pay out as much compared to what the actual amount of money is actually needed for most retirees which is dependent on their lifestyle. Can Affiliate Marketing help with covering any medical expenses one may incur during retirement?

    Jessie

    1. Jesse thanks for your reply and comments. I have 3 answers to your question, yes, yes, and yes!! I will tell you now and if you are interested later in seeing how to supplement your income as well as possibly start and open up your hidden potential, I will be happy to provide more in depth information when I return from visiting my grandchildren in Chicago!

      Jesse is there something you really love doing? Are you passionate about something? Is there something you can do with your eyes closed that requires no effort and you really enjoy doing? That’s your beginning! If you are interested in going on this journey we will get together. Again thanks, and I have grandchildren waiting for breakfast with grandpa!

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