make_money_with_affiliate_program_commissionsAffiliate marketing is one of the best ways to earn money online.

Website owners that make money with affiliate program commissions form a four and a half billion dollar market every year.

That means that more than $4 billion is paid out in commissions to small website owners, just like you and me. It’s a tremendous opportunity. I, for one, would be more than happy with just 1/100th of 1 percent of that!

In this post I’ll go through the basics of how to make money with affiliate program offers.

Get A Website

If you don’t already have one, you need to start a website. A domain + hosting plan only costs around $30 a year, so it’s a small price to pay to setup your business.

I cover how to setup an affiliate marketing blog in this post.

Write Engaging Content

Success with affiliate marketing is all about your ability to connect with your readers.

The more you can engage with your readers, the more they will connect with you as an authority in the niche, and the more likely they’ll be to trust your opinions and share your content, which will ultimately lead to higher search rankings and more traffic.

Find Affiliate Products To Promote

To monetize that content, you need to find relevant affiliate products. I provide more details on this process here, but basically you can either browse for products on large affiliate networks like ShareASale, Commission Junction, Rakuten Linkshare, and Clickbank, leverage large retailers like Amazon or Walmart, or Google specific companies to partner with.

Rinse, Repeat, and Refine

Once you have those basics in place, you can just repeat the process until you meet your desired income goals.

One key thing to keep in mind, however, is that as you continue to produce new content and promote different products, you should always do so with an eye towards how you can improve your skills over time.

There are a lot of online marketing resources you can use to help you with specific problems, or you can work with a complete affiliate course.

Click here to learn how to get 10 free affiliate classes.

Affiliate marketing really is that simple. For more information, I suggest you read this post for a more detailed overview of how affiliate marketing works, or this post to learn how to get started.