Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Make Money Selling Other People's Products: Affiliate Marketing

You can make so much money selling and promoting other people’s products and services. Affiliate marketing is becoming more popular everyday. My success as an affiliate marketer has been centered in the online poker field. In 2005 I was one of the top affiliates for PacificPoker.com. I am also an affiliate for eBay and several poker product websites.

PacificPoker.com offered a generous affiliate payout. Most online poker rooms and online casinos have affiliate programs. PacificPoker.com paid me $200.00 for every person I sent through their online doors that made a minimum deposit of $50.00. I made over $100,000 last year from this affiliate program alone.

The best way to get started as an affiliate is to visit CommisionJunction. They list thousands of websites that want people like you to sell their products or services. The setup process is simple. And all you have to do is promote and sell. The website you are an affiliate for handles everything else, payments, charge backs, shipping etc. You are tracked through a code and you generally get a percentage of each sale you helped to initiate. Whether you are referring to poker site or selling Ipods as an affiliate marketer, the key to success is finding creative ways to promote. I created a simple website in Microsoft Frontpage. I sold a poker e-book I wrote and poker products as an affiliate.

Some very useful affiliate resources:+

* Clickbank Sell digital products as an affilaite- ebooks software and more… (an excerpt from the clickbank site) With ClickBank every link on your web site can be a source of revenue. Use the ClickBank Marketplace to find sites that will be of interest to people who visit your web site. Next to each site listing you’ll see a percentage. This is the commission you can earn for referring a paying customer to ClickBank to purchase that product.

* CBEngine (an excerpt from the CBEngine site)

CBENGINE is the best tool available if you promote and sell ClickBank marketplace products!

Are you looking for a service that helps you discover killer, diamond in the rough ClickBank Marketplace products to promote and sell? That’s what CBENGINE is all about. You can easily access profitable hidden information about the ClickBank marketplace and use it to maximize your marketing efforts and earn more money with ClickBank.

* PayDotCom

Free To Join

Pays Directly To Your Merchant Account

Sell Physical Products and Digital Products

Collect Monthly Subscriptions

Get Paid Instantly

No Pre Approval

Stats Tracking

Provide Promotional Tools To Your Affiliates

How I was Successful:

Most affiliate marketers advertise their websites using Pay Per Click advertising like Google Adwords. The problem is Pay Per Click companies like Google Adwords don’t allow people to place Pay Per Click ads that lead to an online poker room or casino (gambling site). They actually spider your site to verify no links lead to a gambling site.

So I got creative. I removed ALL links to gambling sites from my website. I then put them in my e-book which I sold in pdf format. The result- I was able to indirectly advertise as an affiliate for PacficPoker.com using Pay Per Click advertising when no one else could (or knew how to!). My Pay Per Click costs were dirt cheap because there was so little competition (All other poker/casino affiliates gave up because they were not permitted to link to gambling sites). Result over 4000 e-books sold and over 250 referrals to PacificPoker.com !

Be creative

This article has been brought to you by Kerry Mann the creator of www.MakeMoneyIdeasBlog.com

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