This post is taken from an article I published last week. The response has been so great I wanted to share some of it with you here.
Affiliate marketing has been a way for me to make money online, in addition to the courses I teach and the products I sell. You can do the same thing as well, especially if you are new to the internet. It is great to start making some money while you are still learning.
My introduction to affiliate marketing was by writing articles, at the end of 2005. My website was still under construction, which meant it had not been built yet, my blog was not very interesting, and I was still narrowing down the focus of my niche. I did have many interests, so I was able to write short articles, about two hundred fifty to three hundred words long, and at the end of each article I included a link to a digital affiliate product that the reader might be interested in purchasing. It was a product that was directly related to the topic of my article.
Within just a few weeks I was making some money. It was less than one hundred dollars that first month, but I knew that it could be increased by writing articles in areas that were very popular with the readers. I focused on just three products instead of writing articles in lots of different areas. My income doubled the next month.
At some point I began to promote people whose courses I had taken. The experienced people all had affiliate programs, so I joined and began to write articles and blog about their various programs and courses. Some of them had eBooks and other products, as well as their services, so it increased my income. I was just beginning to build a list, so I then could do an email blast to my people when someone I was an affiliate for had a course beginning soon.
This is how I got started as an affiliate, and now I make enough each month to make my house payment, so I am a very happy affiliate marketer. Be sure to sign up for the affiliate marketing webinar Jeanette Cates will be giving on October 30, to see exactly how to get started right away.