Have you tried Affiliate Marketing?

Canada
December 31, 2009 5:55pm CST
I have received a lot of propositions from different Affiliate Marketing Companies to sign up to their business and be an Affiliate Marketer, however, I'm quite skeptic about it. Most of them offer a money back guarantee in like 2 or 3 months if you don't make an income through their business. Some even claim that their clients are those fortune internet companies. Some claims that you'll make good amount of money that you could probably even quit your full-time job. As far as I understand, as an affiliate marketer you basically act as an advertiser for their clients and sell their products or services to people that you have connections to. It's like advertising through networking in hopes that these clients get more people to buy their product. Through that you earn a commission. Has anyone here tried this? Are there claims really true? Has anyone here really made a fortune as an affiliate marketer?
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@monouu (2608)
• Singapore
1 Jan 10
Affiliate Marketing should be free for affiliate and I wonder why you've to pay fee? You should just go for free affiliate programs and you won't have to worry about not getting back your money.
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• Canada
1 Jan 10
Oh so there are free affiliate marketing as well? I haven't heard of that before. The one that I've heard was that you pay a fee for the domain, the setup of the website, and some sort of subscription because you get the privilege to sell products of fortune companies.
@greenline (14848)
• Canada
1 Jan 10
I have joined a few too. They are quite legitimate and working worldwide. I tried the businesses, but not very successful as anticipated. I did receive some commissions, but not really much. May be because I lack the experience. I am a beginner in developing websites and promoting banners on the website. I need some more time to gain experience !
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• Canada
1 Jan 10
But aren't these affiliate marketing business promoting that they would help you build your website as well? They should have support to help you out. As far as I've heard that's what they usually say. Were you able to at least earn back what you've invested to it?
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@Sgoessi (78)
• Switzerland
11 Jun 13
I do not try it but I am looking for try it. I have gain something in this question. Really big thanks to mylot that it helps me lot.
@kpfingaz (1028)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
21 Feb 10
I'm a full time affiliate marketer and I started exactly where you are. Asking questions like these. Affiliate marketing does work but be careful where you get your information. A membership site like the one in my profile can really help you as this is the site that I credit my success to. I'm still a member after signing up with them 3 years ago.
@adhyz82 (36255)
• Indonesia
21 Feb 10
untill now i never try affiliate marketing even i get many offers from affiliate marketing to be reseller. i dont know why maybe i have no time to be reseller or maybe iam not smart to do it.