How to Become an Affiliate Marketing Superhero #Infographic by GetResponse

Affiliate marketing has become one of the top online business opportunities. It is cost effective, and the income can be mind-blowing. Forrester Research predicts that affiliate marketing spending will top $4.1 billion in 2014. But online marketers sometimes overlook this model. Why? Because it takes effort to get the gist of it, and this creates an opportunity for you. Our infographic will help you become an affiliate marketing superhero. 

What is Affiliate Marketing? Affiliate marketing is a method of promoting products or services online. A publisher receives rewards for every customer who takes a specified action. The action could be purchasing or visiting the advertiser’s website.

 

How does it work?

To become an affiliate-marketing publisher, you first choose an affiliate marketing program. You sign up and select a promotion and payment method. Then you generate a link containing your affiliate commission code. The affiliate service uses the affiliate commission link to track sales and pay commissions.

 

Brief History of Affiliate Marketing

According to popular myth, Amazon.com launched the first Internet affiliate program in 1996. But affiliate marketing goes back as far as 1989, when William J. Tobin launched his program on the Prodigy Network.

In 1998 affiliate marketing was first introduced in the email marketing industry. GetResponse was the first email service provider (ESP) to use this model — and with the biggest (30%) recurring commissions. Since then, GetResponse affiliate commissions have increased to 33%.

In 2003, Missy Ward and Shawn Collins organized the first Affiliate Summit. It took place in New York and attracted 200 attendees.  By 2011, ClickBank, an affiliate network founded in 1998, had attracted over 1,500,000 affiliate marketers. And finally, in 2013, Google Affiliate Network (formerly Doubleclick Performics) announced it would shut down.

 

The Benefits of Affiliate Marketing

  1. Cost effective. The advertiser pays only if the customer takes a specific action. The action could involve click-through, revenue or marketing.
  2. Not a regular job. As an affiliate-marketing publisher, you can create a steady flow of income, even when you’re not at your computer.
  3. Low risk. As an affiliate-marketing publisher, you don’t have to invest capital to create a product to sell. And the affiliate-marketing advertiser doesn’t pay if it doesn’t work. It’s a win-win for both.
  4. Popular. 42.9% of affiliate-marketing publishers say they operate 2 to 5 websites to promote affiliate programs. The number of affiliate-marketing publishers is growing.
  5. Easy-tracking. Affiliate programs provide campaign statistics that measure their effectiveness.
  6. No need to sell anything. Just create good content and recommend products based on your experience.

But to sum up all the info and to make it appealing to the eye, check out the infographic below!

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To embed the infograhic at your blog or site, please use the following string of code:

  • Great infographic! We have a lot of customers that are affiliates that I’m sure would love this. Would it be okay if we republished this on our blog?

  • Would love to share this infographic to my audience. Is there some infographic embed code that can be used for my own blog?

  • Ada Wizmur

    Hey Jason, glad to know that this infographic can be of use to your audience. Here is an embed code: Brought to you by GetResponse Email Marketing>
    We’ve also added it below the infographic.

  • Ada Wizmur

    Hi Brittany, glad you liked it. Sure, you can republish this infographic on your blog!

  • Where is the actual infographic? Cant see it on my iPad

  • Ada Wizmur

    Hi Brittany, glad you liked it. Sure, you can republish this infographic on your blog!

  • Ada Wizmur

    Hey Jason, glad to know that this infographic can be of use to your audience. Here is an embed code:
    Brought to you by GetResponse Email Marketing

    We’ve also added it below the infographic.

  • Ada Wizmur

    Hi Filip, We’ve checked it on iPad and everything is looking ok. The infographic is right below the text. Could you send us a screenshot of what you see?

  • Ada Wizmur

    Hey Jason, glad to know that this infographic can be of use to your audience. We added the embed code below the infographic.

  • Phil Successful

    this was inspiriational .. I see the info pic and this was a great read!

  • Ada Wizmur

    Thanks Phil! Happy to hear you liked it.

  • Goleng Lucky

    I like the depth of this blog post… It’s worth the time!!

  • Great post. I look forward to working together as both a new GetResponse customer and as an affiliate marketing superhero for your good company :).

  • Ada Wizmur

    Thanks! Glad you found it useful.

  • Ada Wizmur

    Great to hear that. I wish you every success with your email marketing!

  • Hi Ada, thanks for the reply. Just saw it. Promise to send it to you these days 🙂

  • Yvonne Batenga

    great wealth like posting

  • James Michael

    Does anyone have any real and serious tips to a beginner trying to become a successful affiliate marketer . I am using JvZoo and could use some real help. Any help would be really appreciated. Mainly on how to build an email list. Thanks 🙂

  • Kalatu offers a great blogging platform for affiliate marketers that is really easy to setup and use http://goo.gl/WBVmiF

  • Great post on affiliate marketing. I too also love using Get Response for my email and blog post marketing.

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