What is Affiliate Marketing?
Affiliate Marketing is simply promoting a product in return for a commission when that product is sold.
It's good old fashioned commission based selling, without the face-to-face part.
So how does that benefit you?
Well for starters, it's without doubt the easiest and fastest way to earn an income online. It enables you to earn without having or developing your own product or holding any kind of stock. Everything you do is online and you are simply being paid for promoting other people's products.
No hassle, no dealing with customers, no deliveries, no returns... Just anonymously promote and earn.
To see how it works, let's say you have a website on 'How to make money online'...
You'll obviously have posts regarding various aspects of making money online on your site and in those posts you can recommend products using an affiliate link. We can rightfully presume that a vistor to your site will be interested in all things 'make money online' including helpful products. All you are doing is directing them to these products and earning a commission when your visitors buy.
So when your readers click on the link to check out the product, if they go on to buy the product, you earn a commission from the seller of the product. Your commission is tracked using 'cookies'. When a visitor clicks on your affiliate link, they receive a cookie in the background which stores your affiliate info. It's because of this technology that the merchant can credit you for the sale and in some cases, future sales from that customer.
You are then paid weekly, bi-weekly or monthly, depending on the merchant. Your payment method also depends on the merchant and can include check, bank payment, PayPal&tm; etc.
ClickSure is a company which runs an affiliate programme for lots of different companies and merchants, enabling you to find lots of offers all in one place.
Affiliate Marketing: The 3 Players
There are 3 players in the Affiliate Marketing game... Let's meet them:
Merchant or Advertiser
The person or company who owns the product.
Many companies and people who have products or services for sale online, use affiliate marketing to get more sales. By encouraging affiliates to promote their products, they can get far more sales than they could alone.
They'll gladly pay their affiliates a large % of the cost of the product, simple because to them it's all extra income, for no effort on their part and they get new customers who they can continue to sell over time.
Some large companies may have their own affiliate programme, but most companies use an independent Affiliate Programme such as ClickSure, as we have the specialist knowledge, software and resources to ensure it's run effectively and all sales are tracked so that you get paid on time, every time, for every sale you make.
Hands down the easiest way for you to get started earning online.
As an affiliate your only job is to promote the product(s). The best way to do this is by having a website on your chosen subject and filling it with content regarding your subject.
Then you have the perfect vehicle for promoting relevant products. You don't have to promote through a website and there are many more ways to do it including articles, social media posts, videos on YouTube&tm; or using PPC (Pay Per Click) ads.
It doesn't matter as long as you use your affiliate link to ensure the sales are credited to you. And as an affiliate you don't have to worry about dealing with customers, deliveries, returns, etc, as the Merchant takes care of all that. In fact, you can stay completely anonymous if you want!
The consumer is the one who clicks on your link, visits the merchant website and buys the product you are promoting.
They may be looking for a product review and find one on your website, then clicked your affiliate link below the review; they may have clicked the link in one of your articles, the link in your video description or any one of the dozens of other promotion tactics.
When they click on your link they are taken to the merchant site which logs you as the referrer. If they go on to buy, you earn your commission. It's that simple.
It's Win, Win, Win... The Merchant Is Happy They Made A Sale, The Buyer Is Happy They Got What They Were Looking For And You're Happy... You Earnt A Commission!
Frequently Asked Questions
- What do I need to become a ClickSure affiliate?
- Not much. It's best to have your own website as it gives you so much more scope, however it's not essential and you could start getting your feet wet with article marketing, video marketing or posting on social media sites. Anywhere you can use your affiliate link really. We accept affiliates from all over the world, with a few exceptions due to payment processor rules. Check if we can work with you in your country. A good attitude and a willingness to learn would be great! It's not difficult to earn as an affiliate, but as with most things, your success will be affected by how willing you are to learn and grow.
- Does it cost anything to become a ClickSure affiliate?
- No. You can get started for free, right now, by clicking the 'Open an Account' button. We have lots of resources for you to use and good support. You'll be suprised at how easy it is to get started.
- How much can I earn?
- There's no real cap on what you can earn. It entirely depends on the effort you put in. We have affiliates earning $100 per week and others earning $10,000 a week. With commissions up to 80% of the product price your earnings can quickly add up. One things to keep in mind is if you take this seriously, you can grow your earnings rapidly. Far quicker than anything offline. And remember, we're here to help you succeed!
- Can I promote more than one ClickSure product?
- Yes you can! We don't put a limit on the number of products you promote. In fact if you have a website, it makes sense to promote multiple products, because your visitors will be interested in different products. And some of them will buy more than one, meaning extra commissions for you from the same visitor.
Ready to Get Started?
Sign up with ClickSure right now! You get everything you need for success.
- Fast setup - start promoting right away
- Weekly payments
- Latest tracking technology
- In-depth and real-time statistics
- Promote from anywhere in the world
- Detailed marketing resources
- Open ClickSure Marketplace
- No sign-up fees