According to the terms in the World of Internet Terms “Affiliate Marketer is defined as:” A business relationship with a merchant or other service provider that allows you to link to that business. When a visitor clicks on a link on your site and then makes a purchase from a merchant, you receive a commission based on the number of sales, referral fee or a pay-for-click fee. “
This is a straight forward simple agreement between the merchant and the affiliate. Budding affiliate marketers run into trouble when they try to reverse the process of success. Instead of starting from scratch, they try to start at the end.
Making money is the end of the process. The beginning of this process is education and there are several steps in between. Too many people who are just starting out in affiliate marketing, fail to take the necessary steps to get to the end of the process and actually make money.
Step # 1: Educate yourself. This is the key, opened the door of opportunity. It is also a common thread connecting successful affiliate marketer. Education lays the foundation – the building blocks for success. Begin by gathering the best information you can find about affiliate marketing and absorbing it.
Step # 2: Turn that information into knowledge that can be used. Even the best information remains kind of worthless, however, until after you discover how to use it – how to make it serve your purpose.
Step # 3: Start applying the knowledge … take action … start building your affiliate business. You will make mistakes, even though you’ve invested all that time educating yourself? Yes, most likely you will make mistakes.
Step # 4: Test and tweak, test and tweak. This one never ends. And it is often the dividing line between success and failure. Attention to small details often returns big rewards.
Following these steps will define you as a successful affiliate marketer.