What Is Affiliate Marketing About Today

What is Affiliate Marketing

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What is it actually supposed to mean? It sounded as if it a big mumbo jumbo word, but it isn’t.

Affiliate marketing in essence is your ability as an affiliate, to promote products and services through affiliate programs.

What is an Affiliate Program

It is an automated technology where you are allowed to promote and sell products or services of other companies.

Why you want to be involved in affiliate marketing

In this day and age where online shopping has become more common, more and more people are looking to buy or order products directly online rather going through  the hassles of visiting shops and business premises.

Usually, people will do some search and reviews online before deciding to buy or not.

Earn income online by becoming an affiliate marketer

Therefore, this is where you can come in as an affiliate marketer. You may need to set-up a your own website for this. Setting-up a website is now very simple with WordPress Express.

As an affiliate, your main goal is to bring traffic/visitors to the companies/businesses that you are affiliated with, and if somebody buys or order something, you will earn a commission out of the sales.  Commission structure may vary from 1% to 75%.

There are many people that are able to create full time income online through affiliate marketing and there is no reason why you can’t too.


Watch and learn how exactly Affiliate Marketing Works

Now, affiliate marketing is not an exact science. It is always evolving and expanding every year.

However, the basics and concepts of affiliate marketing are the same everywhere.

The video below will show what you need to know about affiliate marketing, how you can be a successful affiliate marketer and avoid common pitfalls of affiliate marketing.

What Is Affiliate Marketing About Today

Understanding the Basics of Affiliate Marketing

The video above will cover:

  • Affiliate marketing and how it works
  • Searching and finding suitable affiliate programs for you
  • What are the things that made a successful affiliate marketing
  • How to look for specific or targeted affiliate programs based on your niche market  
  • Popular affiliate networks that you can be a part of
  • Tips on how not to get too affiliate frenzy
  • Why Google is not a fan of affiliate marketers and how to go around it

You will see some affiliate networks that been mentioned in the video, such as:

  • Clickbank
  • Commission Junction
  • ShareASale
  • Amazon Associates

I highly recommend you to watch the video above, so that you can get the proper basic understanding of affiliate marketing.

If you have any questions or need some help, just drop a comment below and I will be more than happy to help.


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  1. Hi Dlansing,
    I am totally agree with you. I myself also run this affiliate marketing business. I sell home care equipment from Amazon.
    You mention about Amazon associate there, I think Amazon is the biggest market for now. There are thousands of product in Amazon we can sell to generate commission or revenue.
    Nice video tutorial you have. For people who interest to have additional income from internet, I suggest to follow his guide. Nothing to lose here, but there is quite some amount of money you can get if the selling success.

  2. Hi Dominic, thank you for sharing about what is affiliate marketing about in today’s world.

    Knowing how easy an affiliate marketing system is to set up is encouraging. Sometimes we do think things are out of our reach until someone breaks things down to us.

    This is really exciting. I especially enjoyed the part where you talk about how lucrative being an affiliate could be. Seeing the numbers got me excited. I am going to enjoy getting myself to that point one day!

    • Hi there, well I tried my best in this post to share a bit about affiliate marketing in our time today.

      When we do online affiliate marketing, we are basically helping other businesses to promote their products out there. They don’t need to invest anything as we are the ones who do the work them. If we are able to make a sale for them, we the affiliate marketers will get our due rewards while businesses will get profits from being able to sell their ptoducts or services. It is a win-win situation for both parties 🙂

  3. Hi DLansing,

    I really liked the video that you’ve provided. I think it was great and very informative. I know many people like visual aids to help them understand and I think you nailed it with that.

    The part about explaining how the system works with Amazon was very helpful. I’m very new to affiliate marketing myself and I appreciate how you spelled things out. I also think the pop up was pretty cool and how you offered to help people in the process, that was an awesome gesture. I think the site was great and very professional!

    • Hi Jon. I’m glad that you the video in this post. It is mainly about how affiliate marketing works and how we can leverage as an affiliate marketer. If we are just starting to get our feet wet in this field, Amazon would be the perfect place to start. Their commission may not be high, but at least they don’t have high requirements compared to other affiliate networks mentioned here.

      I wish you all the best in your affiliate marketing journey, and if you need any help or more explanation, please do not hesitate to drop me a comment or email 🙂

  4. When I saw your title I instantly created an answer in my mind: it is about frustration. Indeed this is how I feel after trying hard in the past 14 months. The simple formula you give: join – promote – earn, may work for you but it is not like that from my own perspective. It is very hard.

    I see some people in comments share your opinion, so I must be from a wrong planet. Obviously I am missing something. Going to see again that video which you gave, it might give some answers. Thank you.

    • Hi there Jovo, the foundation formula in affiliate marketing today is actually still the same and that simple. However, online marketing has become more common and competitive nowadays. Therefore, in between joining, promote and earning stage, there is a lot of work that you need to do.
      Starting first from
      Building your own website,
      – Finding your preferred potentially profitable niche market
      – Doing your own research for low competition keywords
      – Writing quality content for your visitors
      – Finding the right affiliate network
      I think you get the point Jovo. As in any business, anything worthwhile will require some investment in time and effort. Thanks for your feedback Jovo 🙂

  5. Thanks for the neat ideas – I like simple because it gives me more opportunity to get things right.

    I’ve been in affiliate marketing for years and it’s still a matter of basically standing between the customer and the supplier and taking a commission.

    Early on it was direct via Adwords but nowadays I find a blog with a proper review (my best results come from ones where I really have used the product) and subtle links works best for me.

    But equally I’ve seen blogs where they just list the top 10 (or whatever) books for their niche, all with Amazon links.

    Keeping at it is the biggest issue and keeping things narrowed down, using the language your niche is using, works well most of the time.

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