This is for people who don’t know anything about affiliate marketing. Basically, it’s a referral system, where people make money by promoting other people’s products.
There are three entities active in the affiliate marketing system:
Now let suppose a vendor has a product that costs $100. And he gives 30% commission to their affiliates, which means $30. Now you promote that product as an affiliate, and someone buys through your affiliate link, then you’ll get $30 for just one sale.
You just learned about the basic concept of affiliate marketing. Let’s dig into the technical part of affiliate marketing.
As an affiliate, the first thing you need to do is joining an affiliate network(s) and finding a product to promote. These are some popular affiliate networks: Amazon, Share A Sale, ClickBank.
Once you find the product, you need to generate a unique referral link or affiliate link for you, which identifies your affiliation for the affiliate network. Now promote that link wherever you can, it could be your blog, social media, eBooks & landing page, etc.
When someone clicks on your affiliate link, then a cookie will be generated on that person’s browser. The cookie contains your affiliate referral, and it will be attached to the person’s browser for a certain time period.
When that person decides to purchase the product within the cookie’s lifetime, you will receive a commission for that sale. Cookie’s lifetime depends on your affiliate network or vendor.
So what happened is that I published a blog post two months ago on some of the best blogging tools. The post contains affiliate links for some mentioned tools. So someone must have clicked on one of those links, and the cookie would have been attached to his browser.
A month ago, I got an email from one the tools’ affiliate program that mentioned on the post which says, “You Earned a Referral!” and the whole email looks like this:
I literally freaked out after seeing that email. I turned on my computer and opened the affiliate dashboard of that tool to ensure that it is real or not.
I was so happy at that time, and that was an amazing & memorable moment for me. Because, when you’re trying to make money online and ultimately make some money, then you’re clear about certain things. For me, those things are some questions like: Is I’m doing right? Will I make some money with it? How do I know I’m on the right track? And more.
As I mentioned in this article, making money on the internet is not easy. So in the way, you don’t know how it goes, the future is not fixed. You are always curious about things, like me(I guess). And when you achieve something on what you’re doing, then your mind is clear about many things.
So most of my curiosity was gone after that.
As you can see in the picture of the email, it’s the Elementor Pro.
It’s a page builder tool for WordPress hosted websites. You can easily create & customize your pages and posts with this tool. It’s a premium tool that costs you $49 a year for a single website. For more pricing information, you can check its pricing page by clicking here.
It also has a free version called Elementor with limited featured than its pro version.
The affiliate program of Elementor Pro gives 50% commissions for a sale to their affiliates. And one of its premium plans costs $199 for a year. This means that as an affiliate, you will get $99.50 for an affiliate sale, and that’s the plan which I sold through my affiliate link.
You can see in the picture below the Referring URL column shows https://www.bing.com/ when the conversion was made. But I don’t own the Bing.com. I can’t add my affiliate link on Bing.
So how it’s possible that I get a commission when the traffic comes from Bing?
The answer is the cookie. I already explained what a cookie does. So most probably, the person clicked on my affiliate link on June 23, 2020, and cookie generated his browser. And on July 21, 2020, he searches for Elementor Pro, then buys it. So I got my commission because of a cookie on his browser.
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If you are a beginner and want to make money with affiliate marketing, I suggest what I have already mentioned in this article. Do focus on quality content or quality products. If you are a blogger like me, then create quality content and promote affiliate links. Check out my article, Affiliate Marketing For Blogger, for more information. If you’re just an affiliate marketer, then do focus on quality products, products that are already doing good. Because you don’t have the opportunity like a blogger to write long articles about unknown products.
Strategies matter a lot in affiliate marketing, there are lots of ways to promote affiliate links. And if you want to succeed in this game, you have to be smart.
If you are okay to invest in a course, then I would like to suggest Spencer Mecham’s Affiliate Secrets 2.0. This 8-days affiliate marketing training teaches you the exact methods and strategies that Spencer Mecham use to make hundreds and thousands of dollars a day. I also suggest you do check his Free Master Class.
Last but not least, quality traffic. No matter what you are promoting, how much it costs. If your traffic is of high quality, then no one will stop to get affiliate sales. So work on that.
Now you know how I made $100 a day with affiliate marketing as my first commission. The main purpose of this article was to educate you about affiliate marketing and motivate you to never stop your hustle.
Hopefully, this article My First Affiliate Commission ($100 A Day With Affiliate Marketing?), motivates you a little bit.
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