How To Become An Affiliate Marketer - Here's Some Quick Help by Carl David Ashton

Making money online is fast becoming one of things that people either love or hate. Reason being, some try and fail and some try and succeed at earning some serious cash. One increasingly popular way to make money online is through affiliate marketing. So here are a few facts about how to become an affiliate marketer to help you decide if it's right for you.

Affiliate marketing is one of the quickest ways to make money online. Here is a basic overview of how it works.

1. Become an affiliate/associate of particular product or service that you wish to promote.

2. Promote your chosen product or service through internet marketing (more on this in another article).

3. Collect a percentage of each sale of the product or service you are promoting.

If you are wondering "how do I find something to promote?" then you will be happy to find out that there are affiliate programmes attached to pretty much every successful online business. Sites like ebay and amazon for example have great affiliate programs. Plus there are also affiliate networks like ClickBank that can help you find exactly the product that you would be most happy to promote.

To join an affiliate program is very simple. Generally you just have to fill out a simple form online and then follow some simple instructions to acquire all the necessary information you need. Most of the time there isn't even a fee to join.

Promotion of the product is the next step. Effective internet marketing is of course what you need at this point. There are countless ways and techniques of internet marketing, far too many to cover in one article, but here are a few hints and tips.

Choose the niche or micro niche. Niches are like areas of interest to people and micro niches are further deeper areas inside of the particular niche. For example there is dog training as a niche. Then Bulldog training as a micro niche. Getting this right will help you by making sure you are not trying to sell in an over-saturated market.

Next you must choose which product or service you wish to sell in you niche or micro niche. You can choose digital products like ebooks or downloadable audio books. Or, you might want to choose a physical product like clothes or CD's. Generally if you have chosen a good niche then there will be plenty of great products or services for you to choose from.

Next step is to do some 'keyword research' to ensure that you are using the right keywords to promote your product or service. Keywords are the individual words or phrases that people type into their search engine to find what they are looking for. The best keywords for you to use are ones that are very specific to your product or service, but also have low competition on them.

One technique to use to promote your product or service is by writing informative articles, using your chosen keywords. Post your articles on a blog or article.

Carl Ashton is a home based Internet Marketer with a passion for helping others take control of their lives and be able to work from home (or anywhere they like!). He has a free seven Day Bootcamp for you at [ site can't be reached].

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