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Amanda McCormick

Make Real Money Online With Affiliate Marketing

By January 14, 2013

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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?

Read: All About Making Money With Affiliate Marketing


January 15, 2013 at 10:30 am
(1) Jon Rhodes says:

My main tips is to be an ethical affiliate marketer. Only sell products that you have personally used and know will be genuinly useful to your visitors. That way you can build up trust and keep selling in the future.

January 21, 2013 at 4:21 pm
(2) Angela Boschee says:

I am very new to the world of affiliates as our website has just launched recently, however I’ve been very selective in who we’ve become affiliates with as well … realizing we cannot be everything to everyone … and so far we are very proud of the affiliates that we do have on board with us.

August 10, 2013 at 7:00 pm
(3) Tom Buckland says:

If only it was as easy as just putting amazon on your site and bang passive income! Think that’s why I prefer clickbank products, conversions are lower but commissions are a lot higher

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