How to Make Money with Affiliate Business
by Randy Wilson
There are thousands of affiliate business programs on
the internet today that offer wonderfully lucrative opportunities.
The majority of business opportunities require zero overhead
and once set up, will generate income with little or no
maintenance on your part.
Affiliate Businesses makes income thru affiliate programs
that are simple in concept and work much the same way
that word of mouth advertising does. Basically, when you
refer a customer through your web site, you are recommending
that product or service to your clients. If they sign
up or purchase that product or service, you get paid a
referral fee or commission. It is that simple.
Using affiliate business programs are a fantastic way
to get your name out there as well. It is also considerably
less expensive and less time consuming than some traditional
advertising. Offering your own affiliate business opportunity
program to your existing customers and clients can increase
your revenue. Paying a referral fee to an already happy
customer will generate leads for you.
Most affiliate business programs require you to be a member
or subscriber to their site. This type of registration
is usually free to you. Affiliates often will offer free
newsletters or information to their subscribing members
that may help you in the process of referring people to
them. Free programmed links and free email tags are often
offered to help with your affiliate business as well.
Adding a link to your existing site to another web site
is easy and often a matter of simple copy and paste. Almost
all emails have signature lines and a link can be added
here as well. Everyone who sees your web site or email
will see the link and this increases your ability to earn
referrals. Conversely, if you were offering a referral
program, this same system will get your name out there
to people you ordinarily would not be able to contact.
These are affiliate associate program companies that have
dozens to hundreds of different affiliate programs to
choose from. The advantage to getting affiliated thru
these companies is that you are paid one check (usually
monthly) for all the companies you are affiliated with.
If you sign up for affiliate merchant programs that are
not using a backend provider (the name for these affiliate
program companies) you will get a check from each one
individually. Another adavantage is you can choose from
hundreds of affiliate business programs without searching
all over the net. They are all listed in one place. You
can check out the most popular backend providers below.
If you have a successful product or service, offering
a referral or affiliate associate program is one of the
best advertisements online. Not only are you assured your
customers are happy with your services and products, otherwise
why would they refer you, but you are getting leads straight
from these satisfied customers. Positive feedback of this
kind is worth its weight in gold.
What if you are the happy customer? Referring people to
a place where you have received good value and good customer
service is easy. If you are looking to make money by becoming
an affiliate, it is as easy as finding out if the places
you already go on the internet have affiliate programs.
Odds are, they do. You are also not limited to how many
affiliations you can have. A few referrals a month can
add up to substantial revenue for you in no time.
Some businesses that have built their clientele on affiliate
associate programs of this kind are Amazon.com and Paypal.
These businesses all started small and relied on consistent
word of mouth advertising and affiliate programs. One
key to their monumental and international success is great
customer services coupled with great affiliate programs.
For example, say you recommend a book on sales to your
consulting clients. Providing a link to that book to the
Amazon.com web site will help your clients not only receive
the information you find helpful to them, but you will
receive a commission on every book that is sold through
your site. Do you offer a product or service to other
businesses? Paypal has a great affiliate program for business
As you can see, affiliate programs allow you to offer
your clientele additional services. This can help your
overall customer satisfaction and will help you build
your own business as well. Offering your own affiliate
program can increase not only your revenue, but your services
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About the Author
Randy is owner of How to Plan a Baby Shower where you
will find further tips on baby showers and baby shower