If you may have wondered as a freelance self employed professional on how to go about with affiliate marketing, then this post is for you. If you do a quick search on the net you will find a plethora of affiliate marketing avenues. There are lots of scams going on. Though some search results would lead you to genuine sites where you could earn.
As an Affiliate the rewards that you could earn are:
- Variable price: This would be based on percentage of sales done.
- Faxed price: If you sell a particular amount worth of goods then you get an x amount. The fixed price could also be that if you manage to bring a particular quantity of traffic your employer's site then you receive an x amount.
- Other rewards: You could be given discounts, gifts or sweepstakes.
What exactly is Affiliate marketing?:
This is a practice in which you get rewarded by the company or business house for your achievement of the pre-decided goals. You as their down-line will be called as an Affiliate. Affiliate marketing has been in existence since over a decade. It initially started offline. With the advent of internet the same Affiliate marketing is practiced online. In an Affiliate marketing scenario the topmost party is the company or the business house. They plan as to what reward structure will be extended to their Affiliates. The down-line such as you could be made of either multiple people or it could be a flat system. In multiple level, the system could be made of people where each person who is the down-line could on their own recruit other people who then become that person's down-line. This is also known as chain marketing or multilevel marketing [MLM].