How To Make Money Online Through Affiliate Marketing As An affiliate


As an affiliate, there are many benefits to using an affiliate network. In-house affiliate programs and affiliate networks all have minimum payment thresholds. It is much easier to reach a payment threshold if you have hundreds or thousands of different products and services to promote.

Choosing which product to promote is very important. You may be tempted to promote products with the biggest commissions, however generous commissions mean nothing if you cannot convince anyone to actually buy the product. Affiliate networks help you with your decision by listing offers you can promote in table format.

Affiliate marketing is where you sell the products and/or services of others. When you make a sale, you receive a percentage of the sales price for making the sale. There are different types of affiliate programs you may promote, and different affiliate programs pay in different ways like, Cost Per Action (Pay Per Action, Pay Per Lead), Pay Per Sale, and Pay Per Click.

As with most strategies regarding money, diversification is key.  Try a combination of these methods to maximize earning potential (without making your site too ad heavy). Play around with your layout, if it’s flexible, to give different ads more or less exposure (don’t let them overshadow your content). Test a variety of networks. Make sure you are being paid accurately and in a timely manner. Monitor your performance and if you are not happy with the service or results, try another company.

Cost Per Action:

Cost per action (also known as Pay Per Action) is an online advertising pricing model, where the advertiser pays for each specified action – this could include (but not limited too): an impression, click, form submit (e.g, contact request, newsletter sign up, registration etc), double opt-in or sale. The desired action to be performed is determined by the advertiser.

Pay Per Click:

Pay Per Click (also called cost per click) is an internet advertising model used to direct traffic to websites, in which advertisers pay the publisher (typically a website owner) when the ad is clicked. It is defined simply as “the amount spent to get an advertisement clicked.

Pay Per Sale:

Pay Per Sale (sometimes referred to as Cost Per Sale) is an online advertising pricing system where the publisher or website owner is paid on the basis of the number of sales that are directly generated by an advertisement. It is a variant of the CPA (cost per action) model, where the advertiser pays the publisher and/or website owner in proportion to the number of actions committed by the readers or visitors to the website.

Direct add:

Direct advertisement is one of the best ways to monetize your site and it can pay you high income. There is thousands of website which pay decent money for displaying ads. You can charge advertisement rate on monthly basis.

In-text ads:

In-text ads don’t require any additional real estate, which is attractive to many site owners. Ads are attached to text in your content, showing up as underlined or double underlined words that are clickable. Some will pop up a little advertisement when the word is moused over. Many viewers, however, find these ads distracting.

Promoting Offers Directly:

The vast majority of affiliate marketers who are making hundreds of thousands of dollars per month are doing so by promoting offers directly. They do this by purchasing traffic and then sending people directly to the offer or to a landing page that promotes the offer. Affiliate marketers are known to spend thousands of dollars before finding their first profitable campaign. Even once they have gained experience in making money online through this method, they will still see a lot of ups and downs.

Email Marketing:

Using email service to send ads, request business, or solicit sales or donations, and is meant to build loyalty, trust, or brand awareness. Email marketing can be done to either sold lists or current customer database.

  • Sending email messages with the purpose of enhancing the relationship of a merchant with its current or previous customers, to encourage customer loyalty and repeat business.
  • Sending email messages with the purpose of acquiring new customers or convincing current customers to purchase something immediately.
  • Adding advertisement to email messages sent by other companies to their customers.