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  • How Affiliate Marketing Works

    Affiliate marketing is quite simply one of the most powerful ways to generate an income online. Regardless of your niche, the upside with affiliate marketing is nearly limitless if you go about it the right way!

    Part of the beauty of affiliate marketing is you don’t have to invest time in creating the products that will be serving your audience—because, guess what? Those products likely already exist. Because of that, affiliate marketing is an opportunity anyone can take advantage of, and it’s easy to get started.

    But before we explore the many ways affiliate marketing can do wonders for you and your business, we first need to understand what affiliate marketing is. By laying that groundwork, you’ll be making the right moves toward doing affiliate marketing right—in a way that truly serves your audience.

    Affiliate marketing is all around us—and you’ve probably been involved in affiliate marketing without realizing it! If you’ve ever clicked on a link in a blog post to a product or service being offered on another website, there’s a good chance the owner of the website where you originally clicked the link received a commission from your purchase.

    Yes, affiliate marketing is everywhere—but here’s the thing: few people understand how to take full advantage of it. In fact, I believe affiliate marketing is the world’s most untapped source for generating passive income! It’s a beautiful process that’s completely underutilized, and I’m excited to share with you exactly how it all works.


  • What Is Affiliate Marketing?

    For the newbies out there, what exactly is affiliate marketing?

    Quite simply, affiliate marketing is the process of earning a commission by promoting other people’s (or company’s) products. You find a product you like, promote it to others, and earn a piece of the profit for each sale that you make.

    In essence, you’re generating an income by sharing, recommending, and promoting another company’s or person’s product or service.

    In other words, when you help another company generate sales, you get a cut!

    Perhaps the best part is, you don’t have to create your own product, because someone else has already done the hard work. That’s the beauty of affiliate marketing: that you don’t have to invest the time and effort to create something to sell. You can begin making money as an affiliate as soon as you have a platform to sell products.

    All you have to do is send traffic through a link to that product, and everything after that is out of your hands . . . right?

    I say “all you have to do,” but of course there’s more to it than that—much, much more.

    Like many things, it’s relatively easy to get started with affiliate marketing, but more challenging to succeed.

    Don’t get me wrong—when done the right way, affiliate marketing can be a huge difference maker. But doing it right requires work and a smart strategy—and it especially means not putting the desire for short-term gain over the needs of your audience.

    We’ll talk more about all that in a second. But first, a little bit about how affiliate marketing has been such a crucial piece of my own business success—and what the right mindset has to do with affiliate marketing the right way.

    Successful Affiliate Marketing Is About Mindset

    Affiliate marketing is something I’ve been involved in ever since 1999 on my very first website. On that site, a directory-related website, I promoted an exam software product that has generated more than $500,000 in commissions over the years.

    Since then, I’ve branched out and diversified my affiliate income sources. But much more than that—I’ve made affiliate marketing a cornerstone of my business strategy and my biggest single source of revenue.