Home based business affiliate marketing is one of the easiest, fastest and cheapest ways to start a home business. Millions of users have now created blogs or tumblers and maybe even some of you have 100′s - 1,000′s of visits to your site a month. You can be turning that traffic into valuable customers with Affiliate Marketing.
Affiliate Marketing is a type of performance-based marketing in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought about by your own marketing efforts. It is that easy. How many times have you referred someone to a product on Amazon or referred a friend to a product or services online. Affiliate marketing allows you to earn commissions on those referrals. Amazon generally pays its associates up to 15% of the sale and other sites can pay you up to 75% of the sale.
As I mentioned earlier, home based business affiliate marketing is rooted in performance. Many sites will increase your commissions based on the amount of sales you generate. Thresholds that I have seen range anywhere from 100 - 500 sales. Many Internet Marketing skills are used to promote affiliate products such as SEO, e-mail marketing, content marketing, paid search marketing and display advertising. The best way to get started is to leverage your existing database and start promoting content that gets you paid. Several members of the Dash have started a home based business affiliate marketing team.
We’ve compiled a list of Affiliate Marketing programs and networks. Take note that the affiliate network sites ShareaSale, CJ and Google Affiliate Network break their sites up between Merchant and Publisher. Affiliates are “Publishers” and “Merchants” are the retailer or brand that has a product to sell. Most Affiliate Networks are free to join. Your primary costs in starting a home based affiliate marketing business will be a domain, hosting and any associated services with your domain such as email. Besides the network marketing industry, you can not get started for cheaper than this.