Affiliate Marketing – The Basics You Need To Know

Hello and welcome to my blog! I am glad you visited and I hope you will learn everything you need to know to become a successful affiliate marketer. Let’s get started…

Yes, I know you don’t sell anything. That said, how do you build your business?

That is the beauty of Affiliate Marketing. You don’t need to have any product or sell anything, all you need is a system that does everything for you if you really want to succeed. By system, I mean a website, blog or even just your affiliate links that you get from the companies whose products you are promoting.

As an affiliate, it is possible to see view your performance from your account with the affiliate company. There, you will be able to see your uplines and downlines, if such is applicable. You will have 24/7 access to REAL TIME REPORTING on all hits to your affiliate link, all trials placed, and all active customers, as well as complete downline reporting, selectable by layer (as per the company’s design), and all current and past commissions due to you. You will also be able to contact their support, should you need any help. Some other affiliate companies have no such things as downlines or uplines, you simply get paid for products or services purchases through your link.

As an Affiliate, do I need to send in any paperwork?
Yes. You would be required to complete a form upon your registration. This required simple documentation can easily be accessed from within your account. However, you may begin building your business immediately.

What is an “Upline?”

Your upline is comprised of the people through which you were referred to the affiliate company. Your upline can be a valuable source of information for networking and brainstorming ways to increase your revenue.

What is a “Downline?”
Your downline is comprised of the people who were referred to your affiliate company through you. The people in your downline represent those for which you will earn commissions for purchases they make. Most affiliate companies have information of your downline updated in real time so you always have the latest details available to you, 24/7.

How can I use the affiliate banners and links?
Banners allow you to place advertisements on your website or blog while promoting the affilliate company’s product offerings. You will earn money whenever purchases are made through the banners or links on your website or blog by people who clicked on your banners. Should you not have a website or a blog, you can share your affiliate links via social media or through paid advertising.

How do I earn commissions?
It’s simple. You earn commissions for any sale referred through your affiliate link up to five layers deep, depending on the company whose affiliate products you are promoting.

How often will I receive commissions?
Commission payouts are sent on a weekly, month basis or at a threshold, provided your commission balance meets your selected minimum payout amount. The minimum payout limit you can get is dependent on the affiliate company. Commission totals less than your selected minimum payout amount is usually carried over until till the next week, month or until such time as your balance meets your selected minimum.

What methods can I select from to receive commissions?
Most affiliate companies mostly make payments by mailed check, bank wire, PayPal or Payoneer.

Where can I change how commissions are paid to me?
You may update your Preferred Commission Method and Minimum Payout Amount at any time from within your account. Simply follow the guidelines as will be provided by the affiliate company you are working with.

I will be sharing more posts soon on affiliate marketing and hopefully, you learn a lot from it. Meanwhile, please feel free to like, share and subscribe. Your comments are also highly welcome. Cheers!

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