4 Golden Rules Of Affiliate Marketing

If you can provide solutions to people's pressing problems then you've got yourself the basis of a great business. Easier said than done right?

You don't have to do it all yourself

One of the biggest traps we all fall into is thinking that we have to do everything ourselves. Yes, you do need to find the solution to your potential customers' problems if you want to make money but you don't have to create the product yourself.

Selling your own product will make you great money but if there is already a great product out there then why reinvent the wheel? If someone else is better qualified to create that product you will serve your customer better by referring them to an expert.

So how do you make money then?

You make money by becoming a referring partner with the person whose product you recommend. For every sale you recommend, they send you a percentage of the sale.

Oh great, I hear you say. How do I talk people into doing that? Easy. It's called an affiliate program and there are thousands of them on the internet. In fact, my business is built on affiliate programs and it is the easiest and quickest way to make money on the internet. Let me share with you a free resource that explains all about affiliate programs.

4 Golden rules of affiliate marketing

Follow these rules and your customers will love you (read: you make great money);

1. It is your job to look for solutions to people's problems

2. Only ever recommend a product that you think is great

3. If you think a product is good but has one or 2 flaws, tell your customers the truth and let them decide

4. Always tell the truth

That's it. Basically, if you are honest and have high integrity when recommending products, your customers will love you and continue to buy on your recommendation. I don't know about you, but these are principles I strive for in my business and personal life. It is satisfying to know that being good is actually the best way to make money!


Janet Beckers is the host and founder of Wonderful Web Women. An award winning on-line community recognised for generous and honest marketing advice for women (and enlightened men) on the internet. To learn from the most successful women on the internet through live webinars, masterminds and forums absolutely free, visit http://www.WonderfulWebWomen.com and join today.

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