Business Ideas

ONE: Affiliate Marketing

What's to know

One of the best ways to make money online is affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is the process of earning a commission by promoting a company’s or other people’s products on your website, blog or through social media.

With this type of business, you do not need your own products, what you need is a site to sell or promote other people’s products and receive a commission for each sale you make.

These commissions vary depending on the product you promote.

Being creative is key to attracting potential buyers there are tons of YouTube videos on affiliate marketing as well as affiliate marketing websites. And it’s global, so you are not restricted to the country you live in.

Where we can help you.

To get started you will need:

  • Domain
  • Website or blog
  • Hosting company
  • Affiliate network


What are Affiliate Networks? Why You Should Join Them?

Affiliate networks act as a middleman between you (the affiliate marketer) and merchants (companies that want to sell their products).

For merchants, they provide their platform as a service to list their products, track affiliate traffic, manage affiliates, and send payments.

For affiliate marketers, they offer an easy to use platform to search for products, sign up as an affiliate, track your campaign performance and earnings.

Here is my go to guy for affiliate marketing Neil Patel

Following are some of the most popular affiliate networks that you can join.

  • ShareaSale – One of the largest affiliate networks with many high-paying affiliate products for almost every category imaginable. Popular WordPress hosting company, WPEngine, uses ShareASale to manage their affiliates. WPEngine’s Affiliate program offers a very generous payout to their affiliate partners.
  • CJ Affiliate (Formerly, Comission Junction) – Another top affiliate network with a huge number of merchants and products neatly organized in categories and easily searchable. Companies like GoDaddy, Expedia and many others use CJ.
  • ClickBank – This is a large online marketplace for selling digital products in various categories from different vendors. It is easy to use and has tons of learning resources for new affiliate marketers.
  • Amazon Associates – Amazon is world’s largest ecommerce store with millions of products. You can sign up for their affiliate program and start earning by sending people to a website they already use for their online shopping.