Affiliate marketing is a great and quick way to make money online. There are many ways of using this type of marketing. You could set up your own website with your own domain and hosting. Or you could set up a free blog with useful information. These are only two examples. There are many other ways to promote affiliate products, but we won't get into that right now. whichever way you choose you can make money as an affiliate. If you're not familiar with affiliate marketing it's when a company wants to expand their sales by letting other people pre-sell their product. If there's a sale, then they give the affiliate a commission.
The great thing about being an affiliate marketer is that you don't have to have any products on hand, or deal with customer service. All you have to do is watch the affiliate commission come in, and cash your cheque. People are making a lot of money with affiliate marketing online. Especially with information products (also known as ebooks). There are great affiliate managers out there. All you have to do is sign up, and they'll give you a personalized link to keep track of your visitors and sales. Then all you do is whenever you post on your blog, or write about relevant topics you promote the product with the affiliate link.
Now with affiliate marketing becoming popular, people are beginning to realize that other people make money off those links. These people then type in the link without using the affiliate link. It blows my mind why anyone has a problem with others making money off your clicks to a product that they're going to buy anyways. It's not like it's going to cost them anymore money. You provided them with the information, and resources of the product, why not give you some credit. There's a way to help stop this. It's a method of hiding your affiliate link. You can only use this method if you are using your own hosting. Here's how you do it. In your file manager, create a new html page. Name it relevant to your product that you're promoting. Now in the file use the coding from the following website.http://buildthatlist.net/hiding-your-affiliate-link/
Once you have put the coding in the file, you'll want to save it like it is, as an html file. All that this code does is when someone types in your personalized address the coding in the html file tells people "Go to this page. We'll use this affiliate link to bring you to the product page." That's exactly what it does too. It redirects them to your affiliate link. Whenever someone clicks on the link they won't know it's an affiliate link, but when they reach the product page it will most likely change the affiliate link to the original domain. Now of course they could go in their internet files, and delete their cookie files (that's how affiliate managers keep track of your visitors), but there's no way of stopping these people. It's not worth the time worrying about people who are going to take out your affiliate link or cookie from their computer, because these people planned to give you nothing in the first place, and that's all you'll get from them. It's best to be optimistic on the people who are going to use your affiliate link, and bring you a commission.
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Mike Morin is the author for the blog 'Build That List'. An email marketing blog educating people how to build an online list, and how to make money from it. Click here ==> http://www.buildthatlist.net