If you want to know how to make money online with affiliate marketing, the best advice I can give you is to just dig in and get started. Seriously. Do not be afraid of doing it 'wrong' or making a huge, irrevocable mistake. Because you will. It's a given. And the world will not end. But there's just so much to learn. If you want to make money online with affiliate marketing you can not wait until you have all the answers. You just need to dive right in.
Niche Blogging: Niche blogging is probably the most popular affiliate marketing method. Niche bloggers choose a very small segment of the market to focus on. For example, they may choose to sell purple dog collars or Phillips screwdrivers or red Solo cups.
If you're not familiar with niche blogging then those might seem like pretty strange products to promote. Keep in mind though, there are billions of people shopping on the Internet every single day. If only a few hundred of them are looking for Purple Dog Collars and you're the only blog selling them, then you stand a chance to make some pretty good money.
PPC Marketing: PPC stands for Pay-Per-Click and it's a little different from niche blogging. PPC marketers still choose a niche to focus on but instead of using a blog to attract organic traffic they use PPC ads to drive traffic to a landing page. When the traffic arrives on the landing page they see a promotional offer for an affiliate product. PPC marketing, when done properly, can drive large bursts of traffic to your landing page and the sales can come flying in. However, if you do not know what you're doing you can really lose your shirt.
Social Media Marketing: The benefit of using social media marketing to promote affiliate products is that you can make money without a blog or website. Simply put your affiliate links out there on Facebook and Twitter and send traffic to the advertiser's sales page. Some of the social networks, like Facebook and Plenty Of Fish, also offer their own PPC advertising programs.
The key is to pick one marketing method and stick with it until you succeed. There's a lot to learn with any type of Internet marketing and you can not learn it all over night.
Of course, this is just a brief overview of how to make money online with affiliate marketing. You'll have days where you're frustrated, days where you're bored, and days where you wonder why you everave up your day job. And then one day, if you stay motivated and do not get distracted, everything will click. And it will not be long until you wonder why you did not take the plunge sooner!