How to Sell Affiliate Products Online – Here is the deal!
What is Online Affiliate Marketing anyway?
To understand how to sell affiliate products online let’s see first what online affiliate marketing is. Marketing is the process that takes products and services from a Concept or Idea to the Customer. The marketer builds a concept about a product/service in order to attract the potential customers into acquiring it. Now, Affiliate Marketing is a type of marketing in which vendors pay a commission to their related partners -affiliates- to build that concept and attract the customers. Finally, Online Affiliate Marketing is the type of affiliate marketing that is done using the Internet. It is Performance based because the commission is paid only if the client purchases the product.
Supply and demand.
Although some companies don’t give their affiliate marketing program the same category they do to other marketing channels, the truth is affiliate marketing brings a very high percent of their revenues to the companies that realize their ROI is ridiculously high when compared with the other channels.
On the other hand, more and more people, like you and me, look for a way to make a living on the internet, and affiliate marketing is a very interesting option, you can see my post about it here Online Business.
So, there is a supply and there is a demand, there should be no question about the potential for both sides. Let’s look now at our side, the affiliate side.
Is there an easy answer to our How To question?
As you are reading this post – and I do thank you for it! – I take that you already started to search for a way into affiliate marketing and let me congratulate you for that. Leaving aside all the hype, it can be a very lucrative activity and it only has ONE secret, PASSION. Passion is the secret that will make your dreams come true.
When you have passion everything is easy, the hours devoted to work on your passion are always short, and the energy you put into it is always less. Before you go ahead do yourself a favor and think about that one thing that you like, the one thing you love doing or learning about it. In Wealthy Affiliate we call it your Niche.
So, what is an Affiliate Marketing Niche?
Simply put, an Affiliate Marketing Niche is an audience, a group of people having the same question and using their browsers search engine to find an answer on the Internet. Think on the things you know a little about and would like to know a bit more. There are almost 3 billion people with high internet connections so just imagine what are the chances that there will be quite a few of them wanting to know about the same thing.
Keep imagining and see yourself as a helper, the guy next corner that will give them answers and even advice over their questions. Can you imagine that? Yes? Congratulations again, you found your passion and your audience at the same time.
You don’t need to be an expert on the subject, just be sure that you would like to become one. Being an expert is a matter of time once you get started to work to make your dream come true. Do you think that Einstein was born an expert in nuclear physics? NO, he worked his way through the Experts of his time and kept trying and trying and gradually became a better expert himself, some expert eh?
OK Oscar, I know what my Passion is, what’s next?.
When it comes to finding an answer on how to sell affiliate products online and we start searching the web for an answer, most of us bump into a brick wall. It seems like we should master an endless list of skills, buy tons of software and services, and read unlimited articles just to be able to get started. The good news is that it isn’t a brick wall, It just looks like one. Like in any other business, there is work to do and it has complexities, but, if you have a road map everything starts to evolve nicely and smoothly. We can resume the relevant points behind the affiliate marketing business in the following list
- You have a passion.
- There are thousands of products on the internet associated with your passion, some of them you might have already tried.
- There are merchants – Amazon is just one of them – selling those products with an affiliate program into which you register as an affiliate.
- There are almost 3 billion people searching the internet for products, many of them the same products associated with your passion, that will be your audience.
- In their search they reach your website where you help them understand what the product is, how it can really help them, and lead them to the Amazon website where they buy it.
- Amazon pays you a commission for your marketing effort.
Lets fill in the details now.
No need to say that was just an outline, but filling in the details is a little bit to much for one post – for many posts really – so the best thing for me to do is to show you what I found. The first task would be learning the affiliate marketing business and choosing a good, sorry not a good but the best place to learn about it. I published on article addressing that question on How to Learn Affiliate Marketing Online.
You see, once I was exactly where you are now and I know that there are many questions, many doubts that haunt you. I know it because I felt them. I searched once and again and was never sure. I knew my passion – Information Technology – but didn’t have a clue about how to channel it. I was ready to give up when I found it. Please follow me into this link –Wealthy Affiliate– where I’ll let you know what I found and how it can be of benefit for you.
If you have any additional questions, please ask in the comments area below, I would love to hear from you, please let me know what’s on your mind