It will be a $4.5 billion US industry in 2016 according to Forrester! And we are talking of US market alone. This year, it’s a $2.5 billion in the US and £5bn in UK. For sure, it catches you. That’s industry is called Affiliate Marketing.
A normal person, whose routine is spending most of his time in social media (facebook, twitter, & others), may ask: So what? What’s in it for me? But for people who are in internet marketing or people who are searching for options to earn online, this report is worth considering.
Some popular internet marketers known in the industry are: Tricia Meyer, a working mom who started in a group forum for mothers now earning six figures income from zero. Pat Grady “Donuts”, I just listened an interview podcast of him, mentioning he is spending $80,000 a month on his online stuff (PPC) but encountered a client spending $6,000 a day of the same stuff. Rae “Sugarrae“ Hoffman , a prominent woman in the industry where her career started in the creation of an online support group for parents to children with a similar health condition of her first newborn child having a major infant stroke on both side of the brain.
And how about this? From unemployment (fired at many jobs) to eight figures income, the founder of Shoemoney Media, Mr. Jeremy Schoemaker. Also he was famous for “AdSense check for nearly $133,000 in 2005”. I want to get inspired by his autobiography newly published book “Nothing’s Changed But My Change: The Shoemoney Story“.
And there are more excellent affiliate marketers you can meet online.
So, what is Affiliate Marketing then? To simply put, it’s a method of earning money in the internet by having commissions on the sale of products or services being you, making the promotions and recommendations. For additional understanding on affiliate marketing, I put a link on my other post about it.
Right now, the most popular affiliate programs I want to share with you are Amazon, Clickbank and Commission Junction. I did already registered in Amazon and Commission Junction. I posted my first affiliate link here on this post. There are thousands of affiliate programs to be tapped but I will focus first all my efforts and try to earn my experience on these 3 programs.
I’m starting in Amazon now. How about you, what affiliate programs you’re getting into?