14. July 2012 00:24
Affiliate marketing is one of the most popular internet marketing strategy that is implemented by merchants whose sole aim is to sell the products. In affiliate marketing, publishers (or affiliates) are paid for the efforts they put into promoting a product or service over the web. They are paid according to the number of visitors or customers pulled in to purchasing something. In most of the cases, affiliates are given a commission from the profits earned by the merchants through them. The payouts can be based on per click, per lead, or per sale basis. If done well, there is no limit to the money you can earn.
Affiliate marketing is becoming one of the best forms of advertizing due to the following reasons:
Low start up costs
The cost of starting your own business in affiliate marketing is very low as compared to other forms of advertizing. All you need is your computer and a reliable internet connection. You need not worry about details like designing the product, manufacturing or shipping it. The merchant takes care of everything else. All you have to do is create a website with information regarding the products and refer people to it. The higher the number of people you can refer, the more your chances of making money.
You are the boss
If you have been in jobs where constant nagging about your work brought out the worst in you, then affiliate marketing is your gateway to freedom. You can work from the comfort of your home and decide on how many hours you want to put in. The more effort and time you put in, the more income you make. You can be paid on a daily, weekly, monthly or bi-monthly basis.
Many forms of internet marketing
This is probably your only expense in affiliate marketing but what’s best is that you have total control over it. You get to decide the form of advertizing that best suits your budget and purpose. You can choose from the following:
- Pay-per-click advertizing
- Drop cards
- Classified ads
- Writing articles about the product
No financial risks involved
A majority of the affiliate marketing programs are free to join. There are no costs involved on the part of the merchant, marketer or customer. This makes it a risk free project and increases the chances of people willing to join out of their own will.
We at Centex Technologies create websites for publishers/ affiliates. We also provide SEO services for publishers and merchants to rank their website on the top search engine ranks. For more information about our Web Development, Website Designing and SEO services feel free to call us at Killeen (254-213-4740) or Dallas (972-375-9654) office.