I got several questions from my friends and relations what is affiliate marketing-internet program or internet affiliate programs.
They know about selling but not about affiliate marketing .
For the convenience of all I am writing this post.
what is affiliate marketing?
Affiliate marketing or internet affiliate programs is nothing but connecting buyer to seller online. Affiliate marketing is done by affiliate marketing companies or individuals.
An affiliate is just an intermediary. Affiliate marketing is a business opportunity or internet business or make money now opportunity. Everything is available like products, storage, shipping ,replacement, refund, payment gateways etc. Only promotion of products either with website or without website is your work. so it is make money now opportunity.
How does it differ from network marketing?
For the clarification of my readers i am to say that it is different from Network marketing .
In network marketing you get benefits of purchases made by your down lines.
Here you shift your marketing and expect downlines to do so.
In affiliate marketing or internet affiliate programs you get commission for items purchased from affiliate’s links .
You can join internet affiliate programs through affiliate link.
Open a blog and market product to others.
Don’t purchase for self from your own links.
You can purchase through affiliate link or directly logging in not as associate .
Even you can earn some commission from 2nd level sub affiliates.
Generally in affiliate marketing or internet affiliate programs the marketplace keeps cookies for some period say 24 hours to 60 days on buyers Computer.
So the buyer can purchase any time clicking on those cookies.
In case of Amazon the cookie is kept for just 24 hours means the buyer purchase within 24 hours.
Alternately he can bookmark the website and purchase the items later.
what does an affiliate do ?
An affiliate builds relationship and shares his experiences of the organisation.
He builds trust in the minds of the people sharing his beliefs.
No doubt does it for gaining a small price called commission.
The value he adds to the products or market place is much more.
Any marketplaces by their honesty, policies of refund, replacement ,pricing trustworthiness etc have made their places in customers heart and mind.
JUST LIKE ADVERTISEMENTS PROMOTE THE PRODUCTS AND MARKET PLACES , AFFILIATES ALSO DO THE SAME.
You can read my blog online marketing made simple.
What is affiliate marketing ? Is it content about products?
ADVERTISEMENT FEE IS A PART OF PRODUCT PRICING .
SIMILARLY, AFFILIATE ‘S COMMISSION IS A PART OF PRODUCT PRICING.
Market places also prefer affiliate marketing to advertising.
Affiliate researches the product with reference to manufacturer, product pricing, replacement policies, usage details etc.
Customer reviews and personal experience also adds additional flavor.
In affiliate marketing-internet program or internet affiliate programs the publisher writes some valuable content either regarding his niche.
Some trending topic, some story from his life or some information about products can be posted.
These content when shared on emails, social networks, messages, whatsup etc will build confidence about the affilliate in the minds of people.
The affiliate gives his 100% from content research to final sharing of his post and awaits positive response.
TO SPEEDUP THE PROCESS AFFILIATES ADVERTISE ON GOOGLE ADWORDS OR FACEBOOK THAT IS PAY PER CLICK ADVERTISING OR PAY PER SALE ADVERTISING.
Ultimately sending the buyer to your linked page on the market place through affiliate’s site and he buying a product is the goal.
What is the impact of affiliate marketing on buyer?
Useful content making changes in some area of his life is the bonus for purchase made.
The buyer feels happy about the purchase because it is informed decision.
The purchase is made after several comparisons offered by the seller and the affiliate.
The buyer is not a prey to any wily sales talk made by the counter salesman in his own interest .
An affiliate gives the customer, content about any topic of interest , passion, events, life etc to engage the readers.
They know their choices or share their ideas.
He gives links to affiliate marketing products of his choice either by use or by knowledge.
He also expects comments about his post to establish relationship built on trust and belief.
The links provided is to monetize his blog post.
A buyer clicks on the product images, banners or text links in the content or on the end of the text.
He lands on marketplace page .
He has to fill up his cart and then signup if he is new.
If he already has an account then he may login and purchase either recommended products or products of his choice.
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