How is Online Affiliate Marketing Profitable?

If you want to build your own business but don’t have a product then it is still possible to be able to earn a living working online.  With Online Affiliate Marketing you can promote other people’s products and earn money while doing it. So how is Online Affiliate Marketing profitable?

What is an Affiliate?

Online Affiliate Marketing
How is Online Affiliate Marketing Profitable?

To understand how you are going to use Online Affiliate Marketing to earn money you need to know what an ‘affiliate’ actually is.

To put it simply – you are the affiliate.

For example, if someone loved making their own hot sauce and wanted to try selling it online, they would need to have a way to get people to come to their site and buy the hot sauce. This is where you, the affiliate, comes in.

The hot sauce owner will join an affiliate program and allow their hot sauce to be promoted by the other affiliates on their websites. In exchange for any traffic that is driven to the hot sauce site that converts into a sale, the affiliate will earn a percentage of the sale.

There are estimated to be 3 billion people using the Internet today, allowing millions of people and companies to set up shop online. No matter what you’re looking for, you’ll most likely be able to find someone online that sells it.

How is Online Affiliate Marketing Profitable?

In order for Online Affiliate Marketing to be profitable you must first have your own website from which you will be recommending products. Once you have your “shop” you can do just about anything you want with it.

Online Business
With over 3 billion people using the internet, the best place to start a business is online.

As you add more and more content to your website you will start getting noticed by search engines and people will gradually begin to visit your site. If you have created a website that is engaging and helpful then you will start to build trust in your niche and gain authority with search engines.

The whole point of building trust and gaining authority is so more and more people will visit your website. If you are able to provide a service that helps people solve a problem or find an answer to a question, and then recommend another product or service to them that could help them further, the potential for a profitable business is enormous.

The more traffic you have on your website the more potential you have for converting that traffic into actual customers.

For example, if you also loved hot sauce and built a website around hot sauce then you could write a review about a particular hot sauce brand that you love and post it on your website. To earn money from recommending people to that hot sauce you would need to join the product’s affiliate program.

What is an Affiliate Program

If a product or a service has it’s own affiliate program then you would need to sign up to the program and get links to place on your website. Many businesses make their products available to be promoted on an Affiliate Marketplace such as so it is very easy to find affiliate programs within your selected niche.

Affiliate Marketplace
Affiliate Marketplaces are a great way to find affiliate programs in your niche.

Affiliate programs have the potential to earn you the most money as the percentage you earn is set by the owner of the product. A lot of times you can find affiliate programs that pay 15%-20% but some affiliate programs can pay up to 75%-80% of each sale!

As long as your website is bringing in traffic each day, you have the potential to convert that traffic into a sale.  If you can convert one sale then it is then just a matter of scaling up from there.

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The longer your site has been around with you actively adding informational and helpful content the better search engines like Google are going to be able to find your site. With websites like SiteRubix just about anyone can create a website but not many people know how to turn that website into a profitable business.

In order to get started and be able to build your own business from scratch you are going to need training and help from those that have already been then. I can tell you from experience, if you try to do it on your own you will have a tough time succeeding. I’m not saying it’s not possible, but anyone who has ever been anybody didn’t get their on their own – they had help.

It is possible to earn a living working online with Online Affiliate Marketing and build an extremely profitable business. Imagine if you had hundreds or even thousands of people visiting your site each day. If you provided quality content that people enjoyed and recommended quality products and services then a large percentage of those people could earn you some money.

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  • Hi Nate,
    Thank you for such an informative post. I was searching for articles on affiliate marketing startup and i was led here, tbh i am glad to be here. Your writings speak loud about the strong grip you have over your niche.
    Hope you do not mind but i would like to ask you about something relevant to one of the online business model (affiliate programs).
    I am a blogger myself and it’s been over an year that i got fully engaged with my contents and built nice followings and traffic that helped me a lot earn a little through adsense but the thing is it’s not cutting it. It has crossed my mind many times about introducing my webs to affiliate marketing but i was waiting for right moment, and now when i have the traffic built up and trusted following, i feel like i should start promoting products related my niches now. But finding the products of different niches in one place/platform or even getting approved in a program that might just refuse the starters is hard. I’ve been searching on my own and found this program here in UK that is offering those kinda services and stores data with free CMS tools and 100% commission on sales which caught my eye and i feel like i should try joining them but that would be nice to gain some advise from some professionals on this. any suggestions or recommendations are welcomed.
    Thank you in advance

    • Thank you for your kind words, I’m glad you found the post informative!

      Regarding your question about finding products for your affiliate marketing venture, it can definitely be a challenge to find programs that are a good fit for your niche and that also accept beginners. It sounds like you’ve done some research and have come across a program called RevGlue, which offers free CMS tools and 100% commission on sales.

      While I cannot provide a personal recommendation for this specific program, it’s always important to do your own research and due diligence before joining any affiliate program. Look into their reputation, reviews from other users, and the products they offer to make sure they align with your niche and values.

      It’s great that you already have a trusted following and traffic on your blog, as this will make it easier to promote products and earn commissions. Just make sure to prioritize providing value to your readers by promoting products that are relevant and useful to them.

      Best of luck with your affiliate marketing journey!

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