Start Earning Money Now

A Quick Set-Up to Start Earning Money RIGHT NOW as an Affiliate!

We’ve talked a lot already and have barely even touched on the tools, steps or processes involved  in  becoming  an  affiliate  marketer.  Perhaps  you  hoped  to  have  a  lot more technical knowledge by now but all the above is crucial to ensure that you grasp the fundamentals of affiliate marketing and that you go into it with the right mind-set to ensure your eventual success. Often it’s knowing how to approach affiliate marketing and understanding its nuts and bolts that really makes the difference.

But just in case you’re getting a little impatient, we’re about to take the complete opposite tact. We’re now going to jump in with a highly straightforward and simple business model that you can use to start earning money right away as an affiliate marketer. This chapter will outline a few simple steps you can take to start earning money immediately and that you can execute without any experience or specialist knowledge.

This will serve a few purposes. For starters, it will further help to explain the process by providing a working example. At the same time, it will give the impatient among you the ability to start earning money right now before you’ve even read any further. Finally, it will give us a decent framework that we can build upon later. With this as you very basic business model, the following chapters will show you how to tweak the various factors or improve the business model, ultimately leading to greater profits, faster growth and more success.

Without further ado then, here is a very basic business model you can use right now to start earning cash. Remember: everything we look at here will be built upon further, so don’t worry if it seems overly simplistic or if you need more information.

Your First Automated Income Step 1. Finding Your Product

The first thing you’re going to do is to find the product you want to sell. To do this, you need to find an affiliate network. This is where you will find most affiliate products to sell for a decent amount of commission.

For the purposes of this quick example, we’re not going to look at all the different networks or at the other options. Instead, we’re going to focus on one that offers the best deal in many cases: JVZoo. Compared with other affiliate networks, JVZoo tends to have the fastest set-up and most user-friendly interface. It’s also very flexible and makes it super easy for you to grab an affiliate link and to embed it in your website, your emails or anything else.

To get started, head over to and click ‘Become an Affiliate’. From here, you’ll then have to verify your phone number over an automated system and will then have access to start searching through products to sell.

Once you’re in, you can set up your payment information etc. and then go to Affiliates > Find Products. You’ll be able to see the top products on the first page, alongside with the number of products sold. Right now for instance, ‘ProThemes Add On Membership’ has sold 58,000+ copies for an average of $20.22 and with %50 commission. You can even see the number of refunds, in this case 1.96%.

Something you’ll notice right away, is that most of the top products are in the ‘internet marketing’ niche – they’re products that people are selling to other people trying to make money online! This is one of the most popular niches making it a good niche to choose. The only problem with going the ‘make money online’ route though, is that it means you’ll be competing with a huge amount of other people.

Instead then, to begin with, let’s start with something a little more niche. As well as reducing the amount of competition, doing this will also allow you to find your target audience more easily and to identify a ‘route to market’ (any easy way to access your target demographic).

So for instance, we might choose an eBook on improving your basketball skills. This is an area where there isn’t a ton of competition and it lets you target your audience very easily. Alternatively, you might find a book aimed at tree surgeons. Find your product and look for one that’s already selling well and that offers a decent amount of commission. Careers is actually a great category to think about.

Another great strategy is to try and solve a very specific problem. A great example of this might be helping people who are getting married, or helping people who are trying to buy a home. Once you click it, you’ll then have to click ‘Request Affiliate Approval’. In a short time, you should hear back and be given an affiliate link that you can use to start promoting. You’ll then get your affiliate link which is all you need to begin making money!

Affiliate Links

When you get an affiliate link, this is all you need to start making money. As long as someone clicks on your affiliate link, is taken to the website of the seller and then buys a product, you will get paid.

This works using cookies. For those who aren’t familiar with the concept, a cookie is a small file that your browser downloads and then stores on your computer. Websites instruct the browser to do this and can then subsequently check for those cookies in order to identify users who have visited the site before and to store information about them. So for instance, when you log into Facebook, this stores a cookie on your computer and that is then what the site uses in order to identify who you are so you don’t need to log in next time.

In this case, clicking on that specific link stores a cookie on the computer of the customer and then redirects them to the main checkout page. This in turn means that when they buy the product, the seller is able to identify you as the marketer who referred them. All this is handled automatically by an affiliate network meaning you don’t need to worry about it – you just log in and then see easily how many sales you’ve made.


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