FAQ

FAQ about Affiliate Marketing:

While we all may love the idea of making money online, its hard not to find someone who doesn’t have some form of questions or concerns relating to affiliate marketing. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions.  If you find you have a question that is not answered in this list, please feel free to contact me.

Question: What is Affiliate Marketing?

Answer:  Affiliate Marketing, otherwise referred to as Internet marketing or product marketing is the process of promoting a product online and then earning a commission on that sale. This term is commonly used interchangeably with internet marketing, because the process requires the use of the internet in order to deliver the product to the audience that is looking for it. If you have ever used a search engine like Google.com, odds are you have interacted with various forms of affiliate marketing and did not even know it. Affiliates use the power of search engines to deliver the content that addresses a customers needs therefore helping many find what they are looking for. When the customer makes a purchase through your affiliate link, a commission is earned. It’s that simple.

Question: I don’t own any products. Can I still be an Affiliate?

Answer:  You do not need to own a product in order to be successful in affiliate marketing. I myself do not own any products, yet I still earn profits from all the products I promote, which is why it pays to be an affiliate. When you use this promotional method, you promote a product or service that is owned by another person. As a thanks for your efforts, the owner pays its affiliates a commission on each sale they bring in. Your sales are tracked via a unique link,  known as an affiliate link. It helps the owner track the number of visitors, as well as purchases the purchases that are made via a specific link.  Without this affiliate link the product owner would not be able to compensate its affiliates because they would not be able to determine who made the sales for them.

With over 10,000 products to choose from, affiliates can market product from any industry they can think of. Even the most popular brick and mortar stores have them so no matter what your interests are there is program that can help you promote it.

A great affiliate marketing training program is the Wealthy Affiliate. The reason why I recommend the training offered at the Wealthy Affiliate is because they advise you on all the top affiliate programs, as well as teach you the right methods for promoting them. When you start your affiliate marketing career with the right training, you achieve success much faster than if you had to go through the trial and error learning experience alone.  As a pet owner, I prefer to promote a variety of pet related products because it is an area that I am quite knowledgeable about.  You can do the same with the products that interest you as well.

Question: Do you promise I will achieve success? If not, what can I do to increase my chances of success?

Answer: First, affiliate marketing is by no means a “get rich quick” scheme. I cannot promise that you will achieve success. I can point you toward the tools and training needed to achieve success, but unless treat it like a business, and dedicate the time that is required, success will not become a reality. Regardless of the business you choose, people fail all the time. It is only the ones who persevere that get rewarded with the fruits of their labor.

The internet gives everyone access to the tools required for success. Regardless of your skills and background, you have the same opportunity as me, and we all have the same opportunity as larger companies out there. Everyone is on an even playing field and there has never been a better time to start. Average people just like you and I can make $10,000’s every month, and we don’t even need to own our own product! All you need is the drive to change your life, no matter how tough the path ahead may be.

Question: Can anyone make money on the Internet?

Answer: Yes, anyone can make money on the internet. While some avoid the field of affiliate marketing because they think you must have to have a technical background in order to achieve success, but this opinion could not be further from the truth. Young an old alike can make money online with the right training.  You don’t need to have a college degree, or experience in the field of marketing. All you need is the drive to learn something new as well as the drive to achieve success.  If you put as much time into your online business as you do your  full time JOB, just imagine what you can achieve online.

Question: Who am I, and why should you listen to a word I say?

Answer: I have people asking me everyday about myself. I created a whole page all about myself here!

I am just like you. I got tired of spending countless hours stuck in a windowless cubicle, while the bills continued to pile up. I don’t even remember the last time my husband and I took a vacation together because we spend so many hours working, trying to make a better life for ourselves. I was able to enter the world of affiliate marketing because of my hard work and the countless hours I spent learning from those who are more experienced than me! This is proof that anyone can achieve success, no matter what their skill level.