The first thing you need to do is join an "affiliate program" or an "affiliate network". Thousands of product owners online have affiliate programs. We explain this more in a bit. As a Premium member of Powerhouse Affiliate you can access our own recurring commissions affiliate program. We will actually pay you to refer people to Powerhouse Affiliate premium just by using your own tracking link inside your own Powerhouse Affiliate account. This course is going to get into more depth on how you can go about setting up your very first affiliate campaign using by building a branded niche authority site. We will use our own affiliate program as the example as we build this out in this course.
We also have a CPA network which has hundreds of more affiliate offers, which you will learn more about later when we get into the "affiliate arbitrage" training.
Remember it is recommended you start by building an authority niche site first so you can learn this business properly before we get into advanced paid traffic methods.
If you already know you want to do Arbitrage only then I would still recommend you read through this course first, so you are on the right track!
No matter what affiliate program you join, the first thing you need to do as an affiliate, is choose the niche you want to target, then get offers that are in your niche, then get your own affiliate tracking link from your affiliate program. The next step is to start promoting that link online or even offline.
As an affiliate, you earn affiliate commissions every time you perform the desired action of any offer you are promoting. This is often defined in the affiliate terms or in the specific offer terms on any Affiliate network you join.
It is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT that you follow the rules of promoting any offer. If you break the rules or generate spam online you can lose your affiliate accounts, and not get paid.
Please refer to our own Affiliate Terms if you have questions about our own program rules.
There are two trains of thought on how to promote your affiliate links.
- Direct linking - This is where you take your link and just start pasting it in different places online including in emails, articles, blog posts, forum links, and social media pages or profiles that you are allowed to post in.
- Building an Authority Style Website or Landing Page - One of the easiest and most common methods for affiliate marketers to make money is by building an authority style website, or landing page
Our biggest online affiliates are using landing pages or authority style blogs to get their message across, then they direct traffic to this site. This course is going to explain in depth how to set this up properly.
We are going to show you how to create a web page that then links to the actual product you are promoting by using your own tracking link. When your new visitors land on your page, then click through your affiliate link, they arrive on the product owners website. If that visitor buys something on the product owners site, you can get paid a commission into your affiliate account depending on the affiliate offer terms.