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If you are seeking to make money affiliate marketing, you need to know what affiliate marketing is and how it works.

In simple terms, it is the process of selling products owned by someone else for a commission and is one of the best ways many internet marketers use to earn money on the net.

To make money as an affiliate marketer you need to pick a profitable niche, choose good quality affiliate products for your promotions and create a very good website that draws the search engines and customers to your site. The KEY however is to promote your website as much as possible and in all the places you possibly can so you can get as much traffic as possible to your site.

As an affiliate marketer you do not need to have your own product. The company you are an affiliate of has the job of creating the product and taking care of delivery,handling customers and payments including refunds. Your job is just to give as much helpful information on your website on the products you are promoting in order to be able to convert your visitors into customers. If you can handle this part efficiently, it will be easy for you to make money affiliate marketing.

To be able to get visitors to your site, your need to get your site exposed as much as possible. You gain exposure to your site by getting good and targeted traffic to your website. The more traffic your site gets, the easier it will be for more visitors to find it,click on your affiliate links and buy the products you are promoting.

There are many ways you can use to increase traffic to your site like submitting articles to article directories, posting on forums and commenting on relevant blogs. However you must make sure that your comments on the forums and blogs as well as your articles are all relevant to the products you are promoting.

Another way to get traffic to your site is to make use of search engine optimization.

Before you start your business as an affiliate marketer, you have to decide which method you would like to use to promote your products. There are 2 main ways

PPC and Article marketing.

Some people prefer PPC(pay per click) as it is quick and you can see results fast. But the risk of losing a great amount of money is too high especially if you are a beginner and have no idea what you are doing.

Article marketing is the most preferred way though as you get free and natural organic traffic. So it is necessary that you chose a marketing strategy that works best for you and will help you reach your online business goals best.

After you have decided what method you will use to promote your business, you now have to choose a niche to work in.

There is one rule of thumb you MUST FOLLOW in order to make money affiliate marketing. FIND A HUNGRY CROWD(niche) AND GIVE THEM WHAT THEY ARE HUNGRY FOR(need). To solve the specific problems of your target niche, find out more information about the niche by doing more research on that niche, then go to amazon, clickbank, ebay, commission junction or any other similar sites and find products that meet the needs of your niche. Pick a few and use them to begin your marketing campaigns.

All the above tips are essential when you want to make money affiliate marketing but without a good plan of action, you are not likely to succeed.

Making money affiliate marketing is simple but not so easy as it requires that you spend a great deal of time on research so as to chose the best affiliate programs for your business, besides the fact that you may not make money from every program.

Finally having goals and a marketing strategy is important and following those goals and strategies will enable you definitely make money as an affiliate.

As you see making money affiliate marketing is not something you can achieve in a day or a month. You will get better at it with trial and error that only comes with practice.

There is more you need to know in order to make money affiliate marketing than I can write in this article. for more in depth tips on how to work from home affiliate marketing visit

Suzzy is an ESL Instructor and Internet writer who loves writing about making money online from home

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