Why Should I Use Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate marketing is the process of selling products online through affiliates.  You set an affiliate program up with a network that has many affiliates.  I like to think of them as my online sales force that’s selling my product online all hours of the day.  After setting your product up with a reputable network you enter in all your info, put some code on your website and you are all set to start having affiliates sell your products online.  That’s the 20 second version of affiliate marketing and how it works.

Now to the harder question, why should I use affiliate marketing?  Affiliate marketing is a great way to make money online if you know what you are doing.  You give up a percentage of your profits and give to your “online sales team” also known as affiliates.  Keep in mind, the more you reward them the more traffic they are going to drive to your site and the more sales you are going to make.  It’s the same with a sales team, if you don’t give them incentives them, they won’t work that hard.  If your offer is good enough, you’ll get thousands of affiliates pushing big traffic to your website.

So what are the drawbacks to affiliate marketing?  With having an online sales force, there come with it their own set of problems.  You always need to be managing them and making sure they are driving traffic to you in legit ways.  You need to verify that very sale is a true sale and not just a scam.  With every business you need to make sure that you catch the scammers before they scam you.  Having someone watching all sales is crucial to your success online.  You need someone who is experienced in watching for these people and knows what to look for.  As well as someone that is constantly screening new affiliate and current affiliates.

Then Maple North team are online marketing experts in PPC Management, Social Media Management, and Affiliate Management.  We are here to help you manage your affiliate program so that you can focus on what you do best.  We have been in the affiliate industry since it’s inception and work hard on several different programs to make our clients programs succeed.  If you are interested in having us manage your affiliate program contact us here.

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About John Rampton

John Rampton is an Entrepreneur, Online Marketing Guy, Affiliate Marketing Guru, PPC Expert, Social Media Enthusiast. Follow me on Twitter @JohnRampton

4 Responses to “Why Should I Use Affiliate Marketing?”

  1. Michael Anderson September 9, 2011 at 1:21 am #

    Genuinely informative thank you, I believe your current subscribers could possibly want way more content like that continue the great work.

  2. John March 7, 2012 at 4:44 pm #

    This is a very thorough article on affiliate marketing. I have been at this for a long time and can tell you first hand that it does not happen overnight. You must work very hard for a long period of time and it will pay off. The key is never give up. Thanks for the article. Well worth the read.



  3. jsrampton March 8, 2012 at 11:26 pm #

    Thanks, glad you liked it. How do you see Affiliate Marketing in the next 5 years?


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