Have you ever given directions to someone who needed help to find a place?
Have you ever recommended a place (eatery, bookstore, shopping mall, etc.) to someone before?
Ever recommended a product (phone, beauty cream, perfume, etc) to someone before?
This is one of the simplest and surest ways of earning money online. All you need do is to direct online customers to a product, and you will get paid for every customer that follows your online recommendation. So, while they benefit from your recommendation, you also get paid for it. It’s a win-win situation! Have I gotten your attention yet? Good.
How does it work?
There are several merchants online who want to sell their products faster. To help boost their sales, they have a program. This program allows you to become their affiliate partner. Once you become one, you need to recommend people to any of the various products that the merchant is selling.
When a customer buys a product based on your recommendation, you have earned a commission from that sale. The commission ranges from as low as $1 to as much as $10,000 depending on the product you are recommending. The more people follow your recommendations, the more commission you earn.
So, in simpler words, the customer buys through you and the merchant pays you a commission for that sale.
We call this Affiliate Marketing. And yes, the concept is as easy as that.
How do you give the recommendation?
Once you become an affiliate, you will be given a unique tracking link. It is this link that you will use when making the recommendations to prospective customers online. It makes it possible for the merchant to track the inflow of customers based on your recommendations.
How do you get your payment?
Most of these affiliate companies can pay directly to your Nigerian bank account if you so wish. Apart from that, you can also request for a cheque which you can cash here in Nigeria.
Where can you start the affiliate marketing from?
Whenever you want to choose an affiliate program to join, you need to do a deep check to ensure that the way the program works go down well with you. Online platforms like Jumia and Konga also have affiliate programs. I, however, prefer to work with other companies overseas for a number of reasons. Below are some of my favourite affiliate companies.
ClickBank is the largest online marketplace for digital products. On their website, you will be able to quickly pinpoint hot sellers by browsing through their many categories. ClickBank offers detailed statistics and information regarding each product, making it even easier to quickly evaluate the profitability of potential campaigns.
The URL is www.clickbank.com
If there is anything I love about this company, then it has to be their prompt payment and unbeatable support. There are literally hundreds of merchants on this website that cover almost every niche that you can think of. If you desire to become an affiliate here, you will need to apply for it. You have nothing to worry about because the application is extremely simple and you will get the approval in a matter of hours.
The URL is www.commissionjunction.com
You can also try out
Share A Sale
Pay Dot Com
Frequently Asked Questions
· Is this like a multi-level marketing (MLM)?
No, it is not. You are not responsible to anybody. Nobody will query you your performance in this business. You are completely in control of what you do.
· Is it legitimate?
Yes, it is legit. The concern of most people is if it is legitimate and that is a smart thought. Affiliate marketing is just like the regular marketing that is done in the real world. The major difference is that it is done online.
· How much time does this business require to succeed?
Not much. When you are starting, you will need to set aside some time to set it up. You can easily do this during the weekend. When you have done this, 2-3 hours a day will be enough to get the job done.
· Is it really profitable?
Yes, it is. Like it has been said before, you can earn from $1 to $10,000 depending on the product you are recommending.
· Is there a support or mentoring for those who want to join?
Yes, there is. When you indicate interest to join affiliate marketing, there is already a support group that I have created that would respond to your enquiries and help you make your first sale. Besides, you will have direct access to me for your questions and mentoring.
Affiliate marketing is an exciting opportunity for every internet user. Irrespective of whom you are and what you do, you can become an affiliate marketer. It does not require any skill or degree. So, if you have been seeking a real opportunity to earn online, then this is what you have been waiting for.