Hey everyone, Clark here. Welcome to BecomeWealthyWithMe.com. Below let us discuss legit affiliate marketing programs and where to find them. First let me define affiliate marketing, which is where you (the affiliate) promote other people’s (merchant’s) products or services on your website. If you manage to generate sales for your merchants then you earn commissions.
Affiliate programs provide a platform where you and merchants can connect. By joining an affiliate program, you get to promote a particular merchant’s product(s).
The affiliate marketing industry generated $3.4 billion in sales last year, and that number is expected to go up to almost $5 billion in 2017. But with billions of dollars being spent on products and services daily on the Internet, it is my belief that the affiliate marketing industry is still largely untapped. There are more than 3.5 billion people on the Internet and that number is growing daily.
At the end of this page let me just introduce you to the Wealthy Affiliate’s affiliate program, which is one of the most lucrative program that I know of. By the way if you have any questions at all while you read what I’ve written below, DO let me know (in the comment box at the bottom of the page) and I’ll be MORE than happy to help you in any way I can.
You Can Find COUNTLESS Affiliate Programs with Google Search
How do you know whether an affiliate program is legit? One rule I ALWAYS follow is that affiliate programs are free to sign up for. Just like any legitimate job, you don’t have to pay anything to get started. Any website or organization that asks for a small “fee” to “show that you’re serious about it” is likely to be operating a scam.
There are millions of products that you can promote as an affiliate. To find one just type product + affiliate program into Google Search. For instance, if you’re interested in helping people lose weight, type in weight loss + affiliate program. You may want to think about the kind of product you’re promoting as well as the location of the merchant. Say it is a physical product, then you may not have a market outside that merchant’s country if the shipping fees are expensive. Digital products are not bounded by location.
So just join the affiliate programs whose products you would like to promote. Most of the time you just need to provide your email address. Then get your affiliate link for each product. An affiliate link is just a URL, for instance http://merchant.com/youraffiliateid, that contains your affiliate ID for a particular product that you’re promoting. If someone visits your website, clicks on your link (which brings them to the merchant’s website) and buys the product you earn commissions.
A Lucrative Affiliate Program
One of the most lucrative affiliate programs that I’ve come across is the Wealthy Affiliate one. Wealthy Affiliate is a hugely popular Internet marketing training website that also provides a state-of-the-art website building and hosting platform for its (starter and premium) members. Join Wealthy Affiliate as a starter member for free and you’re automatically part of its affiliate program. They even prepare a whole training course to train you in promoting Wealthy Affiliate, and the first ten lessons are free and more than enough for you to get started. With a free membership you can also create and host two free websites using their website platform.
People will usually join Wealthy Affiliate as a free member, which, besides the first ten lessons of the Affiliate Bootcamp training course (for promoting Wealthy Affiliate) and the ability to create two websites for free, also gives them access to the first ten lessons of the other official training course (Online Entrepreneur Certification) which guide its starter members through the four major making money online steps.
Then a big portion of starter members will upgrade to premium due to the value-adding premium benefits. Premium members are able to access all 50 lessons of the Online Entrepreneur Certification course, 70 lessons of the Affiliate Bootcamp, the weekly live training videos, the live case studies and all other training at Wealthy Affiliate. They can also create and host up to 50 websites with the advanced platform at Wealthy Affiliate which is more than enough to drive multiple full-time income (or more) businesses over time.
The main reason I say it is a lucrative program is because its premium members pay monthly, so you get RECURRING commissions, sometimes for years and years. To start promoting Wealthy Affiliate, first you go through the same process as other members which is to join Wealthy Affiliate as a starter member for free and then access the Affiliate Bootcamp training course. Read my Wealthy Affiliate review (links to join here).
And that’s all for today! Before I leave, if you have ANY questions or comments at all please leave them below and I’ll be more than happy to help you out. Thanks!