If you have a blog or a website, you've probably heard of the Amazon Affiliates program. I know I thought that by putting Amazon links on my site, regular commission dollars would start rolling in. Passive income, just like that!
Any of your experienced affiliate marketers out there know it's just not that easy. And while affiliate marketing is a great business opportunity, you really have to do your homework, know your niche, and most important, choose affiliate parters with a favorable commission rate.
I know in my case, simply putting a link up to my web host on my blog helped me to get nice occasional $65 commission check, all without doing any work. That's when I realized that being successful in the affiliate marketing game requires a lot of strategy. And Amazon Affiliates is just the tip of the iceberg.
Are you interested in making money online through affiliate marketing? I've assembled a guide to getting started, what you need to think about, and how to use affiliate marketing to create a niche source of passive income for yourself.
Let me know in the comments -- do you do affiliate marketing? What are your tips?