You’re welcome to this introduction to affiliate marketing.
If you’ve not read the beginners guide (course content), you should go there to look at the course detail. Here’s the link to the beginners guide: The Complete Beginners Guide to Affiliate Marketing.
It’s the first module of your internet marketing course. I’ll tell you soon how to get all the basic things you need to start your affiliate marketing for you free.
However, you may want to invest some money later in the course to scale up your income, when you are already making a living out of affiliate marketing.
Now, I’m really excited you’re here to start your course. I’m about to walk you through exactly how to find success on affiliate networks like Clickbank with being an affiliate.
In this introduction to affiliate marketing, we will be focusing more on Clickbank because it is the largest affiliate network in the world.
So as a Clickbank affiliate you do not need to worry about shipping and inventory. All you need to do is recommend a vendor’s product to people. This is much of what you in your promotion as an affiliate.
Most of what I will talk about in this introduction however is pretty much the same in many other affiliate networks.
The Core Idea Around Affiliate Marketing
The first thing you need to know is that on Clickbank there’s an affiliate section and a vendor section.
Clickbank vendors are people who create their own products and sell them on Clickbank. However, they seek the help of Clickbank affiliates to promote and sell the products.
Clickbank affiliates on the other hand, promote and sell products that are placed on Clickbank by the vendors we just talked about.
If you are a Clicbank affiliate it is your responsibility to drive traffic to the offer (the product you are selling) and generate sales. You will then get paid a commission every time you make a sale.
All products on Clickbank are tied to affiliate links. We will discuss more on this shortly. It is much more time consuming to work as a vendor but it’s so much easier to work as an affiliate.
So if you’re just starting your online or internet marketing, you’ll discover it’s so much easier to start as an affiliate. So you can jump right into it once two important tools you need are ready.
Affiliate Marketing Tools
These two basic tools you need are a website (which you can get for free or pay for it) and an auto responder to collect your website visitors’ email addresses. We will talk about these two things in later modules.
It is on your website that you will place affiliate links that Clickbank gives you. Whenever your website visitors click on any of your links, and proceeds to buy a product within a given time frame, you receive a commission directly from Clickbank!
That’s what I want to discuss in this introduction to affiliate marketing for today.
In The Next Module
I can’t wait to dive into everything about affiliate marketing with you. In the next module, we will be talking about Affiliate Internet Marketing Plan.
We will also be talking about what you’re going to be getting from this blog over the next 8 weeks on this blog.
If you’re excited to really start right now, let’s go to the next module: Affiliate Internet Marketing Plan.