Yesterday I dropped an e mail to nearly 15,000 of our subscribers sharing an article from a year ago about the Amazon Associate affiliate program. I have not done any writing or speaking on affiliate marketing in quite a long time, but the truth is that it represents an ever increasing percentage of my personal income. What we have been learning at ChristianMoney.com is that it is far more efficient for us to do the research, and recommend other people's products rather than always creating our own.
The idea behind affiliate marketing is that you share information on products and services you like and recommend, and you get paid a percentage of each sale. What I love about affiliate marketing is that I don't have to deal with billing, shipping, customer service, or providing the end product or service. I am paid simply for the referral.
There is a lot to know, however. For one thing, you must disclose on your website or blog that you are getting paid for your links. There is also the matter of finding good products and services you can recommend with integrity. Lastly, you need a way to build traffic to a platform (website or blog) to get clicks to your affiliate links.
I found a great site that covers everything you really need to know about affiliate marketing, called Affilorama. One thing I especially love about this site is that they have a lot of free information that you can tap into. Yes, they also have a paid side for those that want more information, but I thought I would share this valuable resource with those that were inspired by the article yesterday on Amazon Associates.
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