This process is called Affiliate marketing, where you help match buyers and sellers together and earning a commission every time the seller sells a product when you refer traffic to them. This is one of the basic fundamentals in the steps to making money online.
In this post, I would cover more on the affiliate programs, and how people are making money from it.
However, this does not mean putting affiliate links everywhere on your website and expect people to buy anything. You have to provide relevant information on a certain topic or product, which will make people more inclined to click on relevant links that would lead to the product website itself.
To even start on this process, you would have to sign up for affiliate programs for the product or services in your niche. There are so many affiliate programs out there, and all you need to do is find a program through Google by typing “Your niche + Affiliate program” to find a relevant affiliate program.
For example, if your website is about losing weight, you can search Google for “Weight Loss + Affiliate Program”
Just to mention, did you know big companies like Amazon, Groupon or Apple all have affiliate programs as well? This means you can sell these companies products and make money too!
How much can you earn?
It is important to pick a proper affiliate program that helps you leverage on the information of your site. As such, you should always be cautious when searching a proper and legit program by learning how you can avoid the scammy websites.
A normal affiliate program can pay from 2 – 8% in commission, and even as high as 50 – 80% per sale of a product.
There are really affiliate programs for everything and anything, an example below is an affiliate program for promoting Disneyland Paris.
All you need is to find a product relevant to what your website is about, and you can start promoting it! You can even leverage off the big name sites like Amazon which is an easy sell, as they are trustworthy brands on the internet.
How does it really work?
If you are new to all of this still wondering how it all works, refer to this video below to see the whole process of affiliate marketing.
The video talks about building a foundation which is building your own website, with is the most critical point if you want to start earning revenue online.
With a website, you can target any audience you want which is over 2 billion people on the internet. When someone searches for something in Google, you want them to find your website, which can be done by ranking it in Google on the first few pages through various techniques.
Once you get traffic to visit your website, you can promote products on your affiliate program. If your traffic click through your unique link and buys something, you get a commission. Simple!
So what is all this free websites and starter membership?
Even before you want to make money from a website, it is very important to build a foundation and getting traffic first before even thinking about the affiliate programs. This is where Wealthy Affiliate would come in and help you achieve that goal.
When you choose to sign up for the starter membership (which is totally free), you get to access a whole lot of resource information that gets you on the way to starting your own online business.
Along with your free starter membership, you are given 1 free website that you can use to build your very own website, and start creating your foundation for affiliate marketing today!
Why not give it a try? Even if you are totally new to all of this and sign up, I will guide you through the process so that you can start learning how to make money online. Just know that it is not a get-rich scheme and takes effort, and promise me that you will put in effort to make it work!