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What is Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is a type of performance-based marketing in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought by the affiliate’s own marketing efforts.

Ok, now let’s break it down. You are basically promoting products and services for another company and getting paid for each sale you send to the company.

There is no inventory involved.

You don’t have to talk to anyone directly

If one idea doesn’t work, try something new.

Finding a company to promote for is very simple. Most online businesses have an option at the bottom of their website that will say something pertaining to Affiliate Marketing. You can apply for companies one by one, but that would take up time. The easiest way to do this would be to apply for Companies that specialize in Affiliate marketing.

Example; You might want to be an Affiliate Marketer for Walmart, Cupshe, Bestbuy and a few more. You could go to each website apply or you could sign up for the Affiliate Marketing company Linkshare and apply for all of them at one time. If you sign up for them one at a time your payments can be very confusing. If you go through an Affiliate Marketing company, you will only have one payment from all the combined companies.

There are a lot of Affiliate Marketing companies but I listed the few that I have personally tried.

The easiest way to find products to promote would be to sign up for Affiliate Marketing companies.


Commission Junction

Share a Sale

Max bounty


Use “your ideas” to create a business- You can’t honestly make money promoting something you don’t understand. I wouldn’t advise anyone to try to sell something that they have not tried out nor can answer questions about. Affiliate Marketing don’t require you to do a lot of talking to people, but if someone ask you a question its best that you can answer the question or you will lose that sell.

Everyone have stuff that interest them the most, but it is hard to narrow your interest down to one or two things that interest you the most. Here is a list of categories that you can make money from. There is more but this is just a general idea of how many ways you can make money with affiliate marketing

Auto – Accessories, Cars, Rentals

Business & Career – B-to-B, Employment, Real Estate

Clothing & Accessories – Accessories, Children, Jewelry, Men, Women

Computer & Electronics – Consumer, Hardware, Software

Department Store – Clothing, Gifts, Home, Jewelry

Entertainment – Books/Magazines, Music, Videos

Family- Baby, Education, Entertainment, Pets

Financial Services – Banking/Trading, Credit Cards, Loans

Food & Drink – Candy, Cigars, Gourmet, Wine

Games & Toys – Children, Educational, Electronic

Gift & Flowers – Flowers, Gifts, Greeting Cards

Health & Beauty – Bath/Body, Cosmetics, Medical Supplies & Services, Prescription,


Hobbies & Collectibles – Art, Auctions, Collectibles, Bed/Bath

Home & Living – Bed/Bath, Garden, Improvement, Kitchen

Internet & Online – Development, Hosting, Online Dating, Programs, Services

Mature/Adult – Apparel, Books, Entertainment

Miscellaneous – Other, Other Products/Services

Office – Equipment, Home Office, Supplies

Sports & Fitness – Clothing, Collectibles, Equipment, Bed/Bath

Telecommunications – Equipment, Long Distance, Wireless

Travel – Airline, Car, Hotel, Vacations


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