Affiliate question!? pls... help!
July 25, 2009 10:58am CST
I am searching for another online earning, and I want to try affiliate program, I have a question that bothers me. If you sign up for affiliate programs...does it mean you have your own products to sale, or the affiliate program will give products to you??? sorry, I am just a newbie when it comes to e-commerce...so I'd like to have an advise or answers from experienced people... Thanks your answer and advise is greatly appreciated
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25 Jul 09
Hi, For the most part if you join an affiliate program of any sort, you're going to be promoting/selling their product/service for a commission. Generally you sign up, find a product/service and promote it via your blog/website etc the affiliate program will often give you banners or links etc to use that have your own personal code if you make a sale/get someone to sign up for a service etc you get paid the commission they set out which varies depending on the program etc. Affiliate marketing is a great way to earn online, providing you're prepared to put in some time and effort to do it properly.
• Greenwood, Mississippi
25 Jul 09
I would say most affiliate programs simply let you link to their site/products with a special URL so that you receive commissions from every sale you refer to them. Thus, you don't need to store any physical product yourself or worry about shipping. That's the way Amazon, Commission Junction, and most other affiliate programs work. There are also some programs where you do buy the physical product and then try to sell them, often locally...those are usually multi-level marketing programs. I don't really know too much about those, but I guess Tupperware would be an example of one.