What Is Affiliate Marketing? | How To Make A Full-Time Income Online For Beginners

– So let’s talk about affiliate marketing. What it is, how do you make money with it, how much money can you make with it, and how do you get started with it. Hey, it’s LeahRae from toddandleahrae.com, social media marketing
expert & online entrepreneur. My husband and I own several
types of online businesses, and affiliate marketing is by far one of our favorite ways
to make money online. affiliate marketing is what
allowed me and my husband to quit our jobs, stay at
home full time with our kids, and it’s what allowed us to move from our little old farm house
in the middle of nowhere, Oklahoma to our dream
home here in Florida, and it’s what allows us
to give our kids the life they deserve and the
life that every parent wishes they could give to their children. So if that’s something you
want for yourself in your life, if you want to be able to
live life on your terms and to have the freedom to work from home and to make more money than
you make at your full time job, then listen up, because
affiliate marketing is one of the best ways
to make money online, and it’s a great way to get
started with an online business. I’m not saying it’s easy, it definitely takes a lot of work, especially in the beginning, but if you’re willing
to learn the new skills. if you’re willing to get to
work to make this lifestyle a reality for yourself,
then this video is for you, because affiliate marketing is something that has a lot of income potential for those who are serious about it. So stick around and I’ll
give you the inside scoop on exactly what affiliate marketing is and how you can get started
making money online today. (upbeat music) Okay, so affiliate marketing,
what is it, how does it work, how do you make money with it,
and how can you get started? That’s what we will be sharing
with you today, but first, if you haven’t yet subscribed, we are here to help you
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you haven’t done so yet. Okay, so what exactly
is affiliate marketing? affiliate marketing is
simply where you refer people to purchase someone else’s product and you get paid a percentage of the sale. There are a lot of companies
that will pay you money to refer people to their
website to buy things. For example, Amazon has
an affiliate program. If you go to their website, you can scroll to the bottom of the page, and you’ll see a little
link there that says “Become an affiliate”. You just click that link and
you can sign up for free. It says you can earn up to 10%, but most things are only
going to pay you about 5%, maybe 7% or less. Walmart has an affiliate program. Just Google search for
“Walmart affiliate program” and you find their
affiliate program website: affiliates.walmart.com. Its free to join and you
can earn typically earn between four and five percent on whatever customers you refer. Wayfair, again, just do a Google search for Wayfair affiliate program, and you’ll find a search result
that says “partner with us”. Just click on that link
and you’ll see information about their affiliate program. Lowes, Best Buy, Target,
Bass Pro Shops, Macy’s, there are just tons of retailers our there that have affiliate programs
that you can sign up for. Now physical product
retailers are typically going to pay around five to seven percent of the sales price, depending on the category
of the product that is sold. But when you start getting
into digital products, you can start earning 30%
to 50%, sometimes even more. So digital products would be
things like digital downloads, apps, software, online training
programs, things like that. For example, Clickfunnels
is a company that sells marketing tools to online business owners. It’s something that we
ourselves use in our business and we’re also affiliates of it. So whenever we refer an
online business owner to Clickfunnels and they subscribe, we get 40% commissions on their
monthly subscription fees. ActiveCampaign is an
email marketing service that we use that also
has an affiliate program. So we get 35% commissions
on every customer that we refer to them. BlueHost is a web hosting company where we are also affiliates. So when we teach people
how to build a website and we tell them about Bluehost, we give them our affiliate
link to check it out, and when they sign-up with Bluehost, we get a commission from that. Now, as you’ve probably
already figured out, there’s a lot more money
to be made as an affiliate when you start promoting
digital products and services. Not only is the commission rate higher, but these are often
recurring subscriptions that people pay monthly for, so you refer the customer once, and you get commissions every month that they remain a member. So, not only can you make a lot of money with affiliate marketing, but what’s really cool about it is that it’s a super simple business model. You don’t have to create
your own products, you don’t have to deal
with customer service, fulfilling orders, or anything like that. You simply recommend a
product or service to people and when they click on your
link and buy something, you get paid. Now, challenge with affiliate marketing is actually getting in front of people and convincing them to
click on your affiliate link to buy something. So if you really want to
be successful with this, you have to understand
that it’s a lot more to it than just signing up
for an affiliate program and spamming your
affiliate links everywhere, which is what most people try to do. Nobody clicks on that stuff, it just looks spammy, all right. So to be a successful affiliate marketer, you have to create content that people actually want to watch. Things like reviews,
tutorials, training videos, comparison videos, unboxing videos. Think about someone who is
looking to buy something. What do they typically do? They go online and they
type something into Google or YouTube like “best
video editing software”. Or maybe they heard about a
specific video editing software and they’re searching
for “Camtasia Reviews” or maybe they’re trying to
decide between two different programs that seem good
and they’re searching for “Camtasia vs Adobe Premiere.” So the first thing you
need to do is figure out what people are searching for just before they buy something. This is called keyword research. What are they typing
into Google or YouTube when they are looking for information about a product or service
that they want to buy. Once you know what
people are searching for, then you know what kind
of content to create. So if someone is searching
for “Best DSLR Camera” and you create a blog post or a video about “Best DSLR Camera”,
people are going to say, hey, that’s exactly what I was looking for. And so they click on your video, and in it you make a recommendation about what you think is the
best DSLR camera and why, and then you put your affiliate link in the description of the video. When people click on that
link to buy that camera, you get the credit for the sale and you earn a commission
for the referral. Here’s an example, this
is a recent YouTube video we did teaching people about making engaging Facebook videos. As a part of the video, I
showed them my editing process and did a mini tutorial
on showing them how to use the editing software I use, Camtasia. I mention in the video
that I’ll include the link for anyone looking for a
good video editing software and I put the link in the description. That link is our affiliate link, and when people click that link and purchase that software
program, we get a commission. I’m obviously not hard selling anyone. The people who are watching
this video are interested in making videos, so it’s a
tool that could help them, so I share it with them. It’s a win for everyone involved. Easy peasy. On YouTube, you’ll
often find lots of links in the video description for the products that they talk about in the video. So if you’re watching a video about how to do smokey eye makeup, the links to buy that makeup specifically are typically that
person’s affiliate links. Same thing when you read an article about the best DSLR camera. The links to buy those products are usually going to be affiliate links. So those are the basics of
what affiliate marketing is and how it works. Now, if you want to get
more step-by-step training on how to start affiliate marketing and how to really be successful with it and even make a full-time income from it, then click the link at
the top of the description of this video and it’ll take
you to a free training program that shows you how to get started, how to find products to promote, and how to really make a
full-time income with it. So be sure to sign-up for that right now because it’s the best program out there that will get you up and running as fast as possible as
an affiliate marketer. So, is affiliate marketing something you want to add to your business? What other questions do you have related to affiliate marketing? Comment below to let me know, and I’ll be sure to answer
whatever questions that you have. Hopefully, you found this
video helpful, if you did, please make sure to comment,
like, share, subscribe. We definitely appreciate it. Again, this is LeahRae
from toddandleahrae.com and we’ll see you soon.


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