Want to make big time money on the internet even if you don't have a product to sell? Well, tap into the power of affiliate marketing.. What is affiliate marketing? Basically, affiliate marketing is a method of promoting web businesses in which an affiliate is rewarded for every visitor/sale to a publisher's site according to Wikipedia. The benefits of Affiliate Marketing are two fold the affiliate makes money from advertising the publisher's products, and the publisher generate more traffic and money based on the amount of affiliates he has.
What to look for when joining an affiliate program? One of the most important things to look for is the conversion of the publisher. You don't want to sign up for an affiliate program if the publisher is not converting well as you will not be able to make any money that way. The other thing to do is to do some research on the publisher see what they are selling, maybe even try the product if not too expensive, and always check the Alexa rating. These things will arm you with good information to determine if this is a good program to get involved with.
How to join an Affiliate program? Sometimes you will run across affiliate programs just in your random browsing of the internet. The best way to get information on affiliate programs is to check with a company that deals with affiliate programs on the regular. These types of sites are better because most of them provide you with the linking code, banners, text links, etc... to aid in your marketing.
What do I do after I join an affiliate program? The first thing to do is decide how you want to market your affiliate program. You can do this in multiple ways and will find great information outlined in our Instant Ideas package on the Notions, Inc. website. So, don't delay and start making money even if you don't have a product to sell!