A Mentor Can Make You A Great Success In Affiliate Marketing
How To Affiliate Marketing – Thinking about a home business? Suddenly you’re immersed in a whole new language: affiliate programs, residual income, leveraged income, pyramid scams, html, gateway websites. It’s really not all that difficult and a mentor can be a trusted guide through the home business labyrinth.
There are only three main ways to work for yourself:
- Sell your own product or service and keep all the profits
- Buy the rights to sell someone else’s product and keep all the profits
- Sell someone else’s products and keep a commission.
This article is all about the third way, which is affiliate marketing.
Making A Residual Income From Internet/Affiliate Marketing
Residual income is income that keeps coming in month after month, year after year, from work you do just one time. You sell a membership or a customer places a standing order for monthly shipment of a product and you receive a commission every month thereafter.
Making Money From Leverage
Leveraged income is earning money through other people’s efforts. We choose to be affiliates because when we sign someone up under us to sell, we profit from their sales too.
There are many reasons why you may be interested in starting your own affiliate home business. Are you having difficulty finding a job? Are you afraid of being laid off? Are you worried about your retirement savings? Do you want to stay home to care for a loved one? Do you wish you could say goodbye to your boss forever?
How do you know if being your own boss and working on the internet is for you? How do you choose what kind of business to start?
A mentor can help you decide if an internet home business is for you. If you’re new to computers and the internet, he or she can suggest some great resources for learning the basics.
How to you choose what affiliate programs to join?
A good mentor only recommends products he/she uses themself and the programs they use. I make my choices based on products in which I have personal interest, the programs’ track records, and recommendations from entrepreneurs I respect. Careful research is the key.
Once you have signed up for affiliate programs, you may want to start out simply promoting the affiliate gateway websites you are given within each program. Gateway websites are personalized websites given to you by an affiliate program. They are the same for every affiliate and you are not able to change them in any way. They include code that attributes all sales to you and they allow for your contact information to be included. A mentor will show you how to promote these websites. Directing visitors to them is how you make your sales and commissions.
Eventually, you will want your own domain name and website. There are many web hosts that you can signup to such as SiteRubix, and if you become a free member you get the website and hosting for free as well as your own Domain Name. You would also have access to many business tools. Plus with this particular Web Host you can make money as one of their affiliates.
Once you are the proud owner of your own website, you can add your own product pages, articles, videos, podcasts…you’re only limited by your own imagination. A mentor can set you in the right direction and get your business profitable sooner than you might believe possible.
I mentioned SiteRubix as a possible web host because there is an online program that’s also owned by the owners. With this program you would get all those tools to use plus lessons, an online bootcamp, live chat and way too much to mention in this short article.
It’s always best to take a look for yourself so here’s a link to do just that. By the way it’s totally free to join. And if you do that through the link then I could end up your mentor. How cool is that?
I will leave it entirely up to you whether you want a home based business or not but if you do then look me up inside the program and I will be only too happy to point you in the right direction and keep you on-track.
Have a great day wherever you are in the world.