Affiliate Marketing – 7 FAQ’s for Newbies

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Often times when one enters into a new arena of life or aims to learn something different there are questions that arise. It doesn’t matter how the question sounds but the fact that an answer is still needed proves that it has importance. Even the various websites you visit today have a section that is dedicated to this.

My thought is if someone asked it in the past then someone will ask it in the future. This is why I decided to just pull a few basics things related to affiliate marketing or internet marketing that newbies generally desire to know.

There are multiple questions out there so bear in mind this is only basic stuff that just scratches the surface. Here are 7 questions that is often asked:

1. What is affiliate marketing?
Where online retailers, allow people like me, you or outsiders to advertise their goods online. This is how you get the name affiliate, sometimes called referral marketing. In return, you get a commission when people make a purchase from the site or ad you lead them to.

2. Where do I find affiliate programs?
There are numerous companies that offer affiliate programs. It is up to you to find the one that you believe is beneficial for you.

Here is a list of 5 Affiliate Programs:





Here’s another quick tip in finding products using Google.

Enter your keyword or key phrase in the search box and click the search button. Here is an example “weight loss products + affiliate program”. Your search results should list retailers that sell weight loss products and also have an affiliate program.

Once you have found your desired product go ahead and start marketing.

3. What will it cost to join an affiliate program?
Nothing. They are free to sign up and many provide the tools to help you in your promotions.

4. Do I need any special qualifications to be an affiliate?
No. But it will be better for you if you are able to use a computer and have internet access.

5. Do I need a website to become an affiliate?
No. Having a website is not mandatory but it can help you to establish your identity own online.

6. How often will I get paid?
Many have a selected time every month, usually around the 15th.of the month. In other cases you can get paid every two weeks. You must enter a minimum amount when earned so that they can send you a check once this amount is achieved. There are also options for direct deposits to your bank account.

7. Do I have to live in the US to be an affiliate?
No. Once you are on earth there is no restrictions. Don’t know if they can send money to other planets.

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