In short what is affiliate marketing- it’s a catch-all term for different aspects of internet marketing, which involves helping other people sell their products and services for a commission, or creating your product or service and having other affiliate marketers help you promote them. Some successful internet marketers do a combination of both.
But how does any of this tie in to online profits? Well, one of the key aspects of Company website is that they are updated often. As such, search engines love to spider blogs. They also love the way information is organized on blogs, so blogs can quickly become quality search engine spider food. This translates to traffic, and if you’re smart enough to stuff your blog with links to your primary site, you can convert that traffic into sales.
While that explains some of the social aspect of it, the journal aspect is no longer the sole reason people start blogs. Creating a blog is an inexpensive and relatively easy way to get started online blogs. People, companies, businesses, writers are adding blogs as a way to keep people informed. Many are using blogs as a way to add a bit more income.
Blogs are Business profiles a great way to promote your own product or service that you might offer. If you don’t have your own product or service then you can monetize your blog with affiliate products.
Look at the websites for major magazines that appeal to your target customer. Lots of them have blogs (which should be an obvious target for you) BUT many of these sites also list their favorite blogs. For example: Martha Stewart has a “Blogs I Like” section on her site. Shoot, if it’s good enough for Martha, it’s probably good enough for you.
The first thing you want to do is to set up a free profile and begin by adding good content about yourself and your background. You can go to YouTube and find favorite videos and copy and paste the embed code into your MySpace profile. You can also go to websites like pimp my profile and other similar websites to find free profile templates.
Buying backlinks, unless it is a service that hand submits those comments and as I described, is a big waste of your hard-earned money. Whether you pay someone to use it or you use it yourself, automated blogging software is another waste of time and money. Also, leaving the wrong type of comments on the wrong type of blogs will do you more harm than good.