Affiliate Marketing...HMMMM

@Naylani (111)
United States
January 1, 2011 8:50pm CST
Recently I have been hearing a lot about affiliate marketing. From what I have read it seems promising, yet it looks like it could be tedious not to mention a lot of work, because it involves bringing traffic to the site that your promoting. The trick is bringing the traffic. I have seen a list of many free classifieds, and I have to say, I feel a bit intimidated and overwhelmed. If there are any experienced and SUCCESSFUL affiliates out there, can you give me some tips and tricks of the trade to get started? I would really appreciate any insight. My funds are beyond limited, so it would great if it was free, Thanks;)
5 responses
• United States
4 Mar 11
I don't do a whole lot of affiliate marketing, I do use it to link to products I review but I don't get a whole lot of money from it.
@CJscott (4184)
• Canada
29 Jan 11
Affiliate marketing will make you a dime or two, and if you learn it good, it can even run by itself for a time. Mind you, you asked for experts opinions, I am no expert on affiliate marketing, I am just an expert student. I took a course or two, but for some reason, probably of my own fault I did not quite achieve success there. I did achieve some success in network marketing though, which is kind of the same thing, just you build relationships and partnerships with your customers, and get paid a tiny percentage of their sales as well, and it works both off line and on line. But, that is all I really have to say about it, aside from, there is plenty of FREE information in this world, paying for it is over rated. Unless it is live coaching, chances are you are wasting your cash. Sincerely and With Appreciation.
• India
2 Jan 11
Afiilate marketing is a great way to make money online.but the main thing is after registering for it,you need to get visitor to your blog or link.If you get some geniune visitor then you can earn unlimited from it.so most important thing is getting visitor,the more visitor you get ,the more money you can earn.
@visavis (5945)
• Philippines
2 Jan 11
there are various affiliate marketing in online but the question is those are good enough to satisfied our need as affiliate. looking for a good affiliate program you must know what product they are selling, you know what you doing if ever you join, get 3-5 good affiliate program and concentrate. If you need only more taffic my suggestion is join into various forum, articles submission, social networking and others. if you are interested send me a private message... see you around
@re08dz (1941)
• Australia
2 Jan 11
Hi, Affiliate marketing is a great way to earn online - however it does take some time, effort and patience :-) What you'll want to do first is decide what you want to sell/promote. That is come up with a topic that interests you - set up a blog or a website - write some related content and find the affiliate product you want to promote. If you're prepared to put in the prep work that it can work really well for you. That's a pretty basic summary - and it's not for everyone but it's also not as hard as many people seem to think. Of course there are other ways to promote affiliate products - the classifieds you mentioned, traffic exchanges and forums etc - but for me personally having my own blog and or websites is by far the best way to go. If you're interested in my profile I have a link to an email series I'm working on that covers building your business from scratch. No matter what you decide though - take a bit of time to find out first what people are looking for and how competitive the market is etc - there's no point promoting a product if no one wants to buy it or promoting the same product every man and his dog is promoting (unless you can come up with a unique way to do it :-) )