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How To Become An Affiliate Marketer
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It is easy to learn how to become an affiliate marketer, but learning how to become a good or successful affiliate marketer will take a little more time and effort. Here I will show you the basics of affiliate marketing and direct you to where you can find more in depth information.

To become an affiliate marketer, all you need to do is sign up for any one of thousands available affiliate programs and get an affiliate link. This link is unique to you and enables the merchant to track any sales made based on your marketing back to you so that they can pay you a commission for those sales. You place that link on your blog, article, or web page, or send it to your email list. When a visitor clicks the link and buys something on the merchant site, you make money. It is that simple to become an affiliate marketer.

How do you find affiliate programs to sign up for? You can go about this a couple of ways. You can do Google searches. For example if you want to market cell phones, you can search for "cell phone affiliate program" or "cell phone referral program."

A second way would be to join one of the large affiliate networks. For physical products the largest network is Commission Junction (www.cj.com). For digital products, Clickbank is the leading network. For these networks you would go to the website and sign up to be a "publisher". Once approved, you will be able to search the site for products and merchants you are interested in promoting.

Another way would be to sign up to be an affiliate for a huge site like Amazon.com. Amazon offers almost anything you would want to promote, so that would make your search easy. You can sign up at affiliate-program.amazon.com.

So, you see, it really is quite easy to become an affiliate marketer. Just sign up for an affiliate program, get an affiliate link for what you want to promote, and place that link on your blog or website. When people click the link and buy, you make money.

It is a little harder to become a successful affiliate marketer. You need to learn how to get people to see and click your affiliate link and make a purchase. To do this you need to learn how to get traffic to your blog or web page - and not just any traffic, but people who are ready to buy what you are offering. And to do that may involve things like finding out what people are looking for online, getting your blog or website ranked high in the search engines so people can find you, learning to build an email list so that you can contact prospective buyers repeatedly and things like that.

On my blog I have a free 12 lesson course that teaches the basics of how to become an affiliate marketer and be successful at it.


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