If you can either write great content or have the promotion and marketing know-how to publicize articles that you or others write, becoming an affiliate for a specific marketer  may be a great way for you to generate a good income right from your own home. You can do this by receiving part of the revenue off a share in the revenue of sales that the company gets from people who “click through” from your website via the  product links that are placed on your pages.

Since you will be promoting a product or service, you will need a killer sales pitch and website content to get your readers interested in the product, convince them that they cannot live without the product, and to keep them coming back to your website time and time again for more recommendations and your valuable content , which will get them clicking on your links once again. Although many marketers only pay you commission from the first sale you make from each customer, you have the option of promoting  both one time and recurring offers with a number of  companies  so that you can still make a profit once or with recurring have it happen monthly again and again.

If you cannot write this kind of article on your own, there are many ways to pick up free or paid content to place on your affiliate website. There are many reasons why paying for such articles would be to your advantage. First, you will be able to tell the writer exactly what you want, what product you are trying to sell, and what direction they can go in to keep your readers interested and informed.

On the other hand, when you search for free content, you are  relying on what is already out there. Secondly, you will own the copyright to this content if you purchase or write it. That means that no one else can reuse it without your consent. If you opt for free content, you will be sharing that content with an unknown amount of other affiliate websites, plus the original author will be able to place their byline at the bottom of the article which could result in them stealing your traffic. Writing or having your own content is the best plan as you will become familiar with the product you are promoting better than others.

There are many fine products that have good affiliate commission rates for those who know how to  explain their product and deliver click through customers who are ready to buy. As long as you choose to promote a product or service that can be very useful to a wide variety of people, then pre-selling your chosen  marketer may not be that hard at all. The key in this situation  is in  getting those customers to your website so that they have a chance to see your recommendations and click on your affiliate links.

To become an affiliate marketer  take a little training from those  have a  record of sales success.The best teacher I know in affiliate marketing is Connie Ragen Green. You might want to check out her new book Huge Profits with A Tiny List .  Connie teaches affiliate marketing online at Online Writing Success .