Perhaps one of the most common “make money online methods” is affiliate marketing. Over the years various
webmasters have been selling affiliate products to make money online.

What is affiliate marketing?

“Affiliate marketing” is the term used for the process of marketing products that belong to other companies which offer affiliate programs. Let me show you exactly how this system works:

A certain company creates a product and makes it available for promotion in their affiliate program.
An affiliate marketer finds the product trough their affiliate system and starts to promote it. (The product is usually promoted on a website, on a review page or even directly)
The affiliate marketer will get traffic to the page which contains the affiliate products to make sales.
When the affiliate marketer manages to make a sale, he will be awarded with a commission of the price.

The price of the commission will depend on the price of the products and the rates. Most companies will offer 60/40 or 50/50 revenue share, which means that you can make some good money if you promote a good product.

How to promote an affiliate product?

Promotion is the most difficult part in affiliate marketing. Everyone can find an affiliate product and promote it on a landing page but without traffic, you will not generate any sales.

Another important factor is the quality of the traffic. If you do some research you will find out that you can easily get some traffic but the question is: Is it targeted traffic?

Untargeted traffic will not generate any sales.

Therefore, you need to bring targeted visitors to your site that are interested in your niche. One of the best ways to generate targeted traffic for free is by writing articles related to the product and submitting them to article directories. You can also work on getting back links by using blog commenting, social bookmarking and directory submission techniques. Apart from traffic, these methods are good for SEO and they will boost your website’s ranking on search engines.

On the other hand if you have some money, you can advertise your site through PPC networks such as Google adwords.


As you should have noticed, the main thing here is targeted traffic. You can sell every product on earth if you bring targeted visitors to it, so I suggest that you start working on targeted traffic techniques immediately.

Kezia Johnson
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