Have you ever wanted to become your own boss and work from home?
The dream of trading in your 9-to-5 job to work from home is a dream for millions of Americans.
However, there’s a limited number of jobs that you can do from home.
That’s where affiliate marketing comes into play.
Before you jump in head first, you have to understand affiliate marketing. In short, an affiliate marketer is a person who gets paid to refer new customers or clients to other businesses’ services or products.
As an affiliate marketer, you use an affiliate link that contains your affiliate number to refer new customers. Traditionally, every person who buys a product or service through your link is tracked back to you, so you make a commission from each sale.
Your relationship with the companies you’re affiliated with can take multiple forms. For example, you might receive a commission from each purchase that your referrals make on the companies’ websites.
This is common among new businesses that are trying to increase brand awareness. The amount that you get per purchase differs greatly, but it’s usually between 1% and 10%.
Other times, you get paid for people clicking on your links and visiting the businesses’ sites. Some affiliate programs even pay you for creating other affiliates. With these programs, you typically get a percentage of what people buy via not only your affiliate link but also the affiliate marketers under you.