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What is Affiliate Marketing and Affiliate marketing FAQ

If you have been reading my posts, then you may have seen this term call Affiliate marketing. Internet marketers and Blogger know what Affiliate marketing is and how it’s the most attractive and practical way to earn online. We will share fundamental of affiliate marketing and every detail that makes you understand how Affiliate marketing works.

What is Affiliate Marketing and Affiliate marketing FAQ : eAskme
What is Affiliate Marketing and Affiliate marketing FAQ : eAskme

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What is Affiliate marketing and how Affiliate marketing works?

Affiliate marketing is the oldest form of marketing. In affiliate marketing when you refer someone to buy a product, and that buy person buys that product, then you will get the commission. This commission amount can be from $1 to $10000, depending on the type of product you are referring or promoting.

The companies track sales made by you and your reference by the unique URL link they give you. Many Affiliate programs allow the buyer to add the Email or referral details, but this is not the best way to track sales.

In simple words:

To make it simple, You go to any affiliate site and register there, sign up for the program, and you will get a unique tracking link. Now write an article on the product you want to promote and use this tracking affiliate link to, recommend the site of the company and If your readers will buy then you will get a commission.

Always read TOS of affiliate programs.

Now let`s understand some common terms of affiliate marketing:

    Affiliates: Publisher who use affiliate program links to promote products and make sales.
    Affiliate marketplace: Affiliate marketplaces like Clickbank, CJ, Shareasale, work as a central database of affiliate programs.
    Affiliate software: Software used by affiliate companies.
    Affiliate link: It is a unique link offered by the company
    Affiliate ID: Similar as an Affiliate link, but in this case, many affiliate programs provide a unique ID, which you can add to any page of product site with Affiliate ID.
    Payment mode: Payment modes can be different according to the affiliate network. Forex: Wire transfer, Paypal, Check and much more.
    Affiliate manager: Many affiliate networks offer an affiliate manager to help publishers with optimization tips.
    Commission percentage: It is the amount of portion you get for each sale.
    2 Tier affiliate marketing: Two tier is an excellent way to make money as it also offers you a commission on the purchases made by sub-affiliates.
    Landing pages: many affiliate programs have landing pages, You should rub a/b test to find which is best for you.
    Custom Affiliate Income: Companies also offer custom affiliate account to those who are making most of the sales.
    Link clocking: Link clocking technique allows you to turn long affiliate URL to good looking one.
    Custom coupons: Affiliate programs also allow affiliates to create a custom coupon to track sales.

Affiliate programs are the best way for companies to save on advertisement and make sales.

Affiliate Marketing FAQ:

I believe now you understand what affiliate marketing is and how it works. If you have any question, feel free to ask me in comments. Now see the answer to commonly asked questions by webmasters and Internet marketers.

Is affiliate marketing illegal or bad?

No, actually affiliate marketing is very authentic.

Affiliate marketing and Adsense : Can we use both?

Yes, you can use affiliate marketing with Adsense as affiliate marketing doesn’t violate any Adsense TOS. Sometimes affiliate marketing works better than adsense.

How to find Affiliate link for any product?

You can find affiliate page of a site in their footer or sometimes in FAQ page. You can also do a Google search to find affiliate programs. Few best free affiliate marketplace is Clickbank, CJ,  ShareASale. Try them.

How to find products to promote?

Affiliate marketplaces like CJ, Clickbank, and ShareASale, are few of the best examples to start with. You can find your niche in these marketplaces and also find the best programs. You can also find a niche based forum to find products to sell. You can also see the blogs of your competitors to find which product they are promoting and how.

Is it necessary to have a Blog for Affiliate promotion?

It is not necessary to have a blog for affiliate programs. But I recommend the blog as Blog is the best way to promote. You can also use PPC to advertise about a product. Best as I said the best way is to have a blog and use its promotions.

What is the cost to join an affiliate program?

There is no cost to join an affiliate program. Price depends upon if you choose different methods other than free ways to promote a product. For example, the Blog post doesn`t cost you anything, but Advertising, email marketing, and PPC marketing cost you money.

Qualification to become an Affiliate marketer:

There is no qualification to become an affiliate marketer. Excellent marketing skills are always an advantage.

What is the program which automatically converts links into affiliate links:

There are networks like Skimlinks and Viglink,  which turn standard links to affiliate links. They are SEO friendly links.

How much money one can make from Affiliate Marketing?

There is no limit on the money you make from affiliate programs. It all depends upon the program, commission rate and the sale you are making.

How do I start affiliate marketing:

Here at EASKME, my guest authors and I have covered some best topics to help you. But you can always ask me any question you have.
I hope this guide to Affiliate marketing will help you to get started. Feel free to ask me any question via comments and let me help you.

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