Want to know what affiliate marketing is. So I’m going to show you guys the basics and fundamentals. Just explain how it works. How people are using affiliate marketing these days to make money online. And trust me when I say this, everyone does affiliate marketing. Literally everyone. All the famous YouTubers, all the tech reviewers, people on Instagram, all those fitness people. Big companies like Uber, Lyft. Blogs like Smart Passive Income. And even small food blogs, “small” food blogs do affiliate marketing. If you don’t have a website you can read Affiliate Marketing 2019: How To Start Without A Website.
So affiliate marketing it’s kind of a fancy term for just referrals. It’s basically referring people to products and services of companies that are not your own and then receiving a commission if those people sign up or take action upon your referral. Usually through a link.
And what is an affiliate link? Basically, Amazon Associates. So Amazon Associates is Amazon’s affiliate program. So if you join Amazon Associates which you guys can do today. It’s completely free but you might need to have a website in order to get approved. Some people are able to without it. But I would have a website just in case. Alright, guys so if you log in and then you just look up products for Amazon Associates that you can promote. Get link which basically is the personalized tracking link that you can include in your videos, on your website, on your landing page. And then this link is personalized to your account.
Now what that means is it has a tracking code through cookies. Where if somebody clicks that link it’s gonna be tracked back to you. And for Amazon Associates at least, if somebody buys anything from Amazon, not just the product which is the headphones. If they buy anything within 24 hours, you receive a percentage of the commission.
Now, the commission ranges. It definitely ranges based on the product category. It can range from 4 to 10%. So if you just look up Amazon Associates rates then you can actually see each specific product category and how much they pay. So if you sell something from let’s say in the PC category. So this could be computers, laptops, DVDs, Blu-ray, et cetera. You get 2.5% of that sale. So if you sell a laptop for $1,000, you will receive 25 bucks basically. So basically 2.5% right there. So that’s how it works at its core.
Amazon Associates is the largest in terms of affiliate programs because it just has the widest range of products. But there are many sorts of affiliate networks that have more exclusive offers with the companies and with the products that may yield you a higher percentage of commission.
I’m gonna move on to the next example which is blogs. And my favorite affiliate marketing blog is smartpassiveincome.com. It’s created by a guy named Pat Flynn who is awesome. He has an awesome podcast that
you guys should check out. But basically, Pat’s been crushing it with affiliate marketing for as long as I’ve been in the game basically. And if you look at his income reports. It’s insane. Six figures a month when a lot of people are trying to strive for six figures a year, this guy’s making six figures every single month. And it’s just insane. It’s a completely passive income. Which is one of the reasons why I believe it is the best online business that anyone can take up today?
So just to give you guys a little more detail into how this works. Bluehost, they are a web hosting company and it’s obvious they have an affiliate program. Because he’s earning close to 20 grand from it. Now if we go to Bluehost’s website. You guys can see right here. For details, you can read Bluehost Review 2019 Here.
It’s web hosting. For anyone who wants to create a website, you can sign up for Bluehost right here. With WordPress or whatever. But if you scroll down to the very bottom. And now this works for most companies that have affiliate programs. You will see affiliates at the bottom footer.
Now if you click that it will take you right into their affiliate program. Definitely, do not confuse affiliate marketing with network marketing, which is multi-level marketing, which is pyramid schemes. Affiliate marketing is not a pyramid scheme at all. It is legit sales and commissions. So basically you’re a salesman for real companies. You’re not selling energy drinks and driving around base three series. This is a real business.
Bluehost is a legit company. They also have affiliate programs for companies like HostGator, GoDaddy. You’ve heard of these companies. You’ve seen them on TV, you’ve seen them on ads. These are real companies that were talking about. So anyway getting back into Bluehost’s affiliate program. If you scroll down, as you guys can see, free to join us with most affiliate programs. You guys can see how it works.
Basically, you have custom banners and links just like Amazon Associates for every visitor who clicks your link and signs up within I believe a 30 day period. Now Amazon’s is only 24 hours. But for most affiliate programs it’s usually
around a 30-day tracking cookie. It’s between 14 days to 30 days. 60 days, sometimes 90 days. But 30 is the industry
average for tracking links. And Bluehost, they will give you $65 a pop for everyone who signs up through your Bluehost link. Completely free to join just like Amazon Associates. Again, this is affiliate marketing. It’s very simple, it’s very basic. I hope you guys found value in this free lesson. And if you guys liked this, please share this and leave a comment below letting me know because I really appreciate it. And it will allow me to continue to post more and free lessons just like this.
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I hope you guys enjoyed it.