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Affiliate marketing is on the top three of most lists on how to earn and make money online and for good reasons. First, you are dealing with actual products and services unlike other online money-making techniques where you don't exactly know if you are promoting something or not. Second, you can choose which affiliate product to promote. This is very important most especially if you are using your own website or blog to promote the products. And third, it does not take too much of your time. For instance, if you have a fairly popular blog, all you really have to do is place your affiliate links and affiliate banner ads on it and you are good to go.

To those uninitiated to the business of affiliate marketing, here is how it works in the simplest of terms. If you have any experience of selling company products in the offline world where you get a commission for every sale you make, it's pretty much the same in the internet. There are several aspects though to online affiliate marketing that aren't available in its offline counterpart. One obvious difference is in the marketing department. In offline sales, you have nearly zero marketing options. But online, you have hundred of platforms where you can promote what you are selling. These platforms include blogs, stand alone websites, social media sites and a whole lot more. Affiliate marketing is about selling as many affiliate products as possible and earning commissions from those sales.

One of the advantages of affiliate marketing over other ways on making money online is that you have the choice if you are going to use a website or not. Some affiliate marketers don't use a website while others exclusively uses a website as their main tool. But if you are just starting out, it is best that you set up a blog or a website. It will serve as your business headquarters of sort. You see, the marketers who aren't using websites to promote products are very experienced online marketers. They are using programs and softwares that they created or bought from other marketers. You need more experience before you can effectively get involved on these things.

Once you have your blog or website up and you have written and posted enough content on it, then you can start promoting your affiliate products on it. There are literally hundreds of affiliate companies out there that you can join. All you have to do is choose which is most appropriate to the theme and topics of your site or blog. You can follow some or all of the following ways of promoting an affiliate products on a blog or website.

1) Place affiliate links in your content. You need basic HTML skills to be able to accomplish this. It's simply creating anchor links. If for instance there's text in an article in your blog that says "computer software", you can use that text as anchor text for a computer software product on say You will have to make sure though that your affiliate ID is integrated in the link.

2) Display affiliate banner ads. This is often very easy to do. It's merely copying some code and pasting it on your site.

3) Write a review about an affiliate product or service.

Affiliate marketing is a very good way to make money online as long as you play your cards right and promote your products to the right people and at the right time.

If you've been pursuing affiliate marketing for some time, without a doubt you should at least have subscribed to at least twenty email newsletters. That is enough to keep your busy for the whole day, leaving little or no time to work on your business. How should you approach an opportunity so you get real work done?

Having been a subscribers to 23 e-newsletters, the last time I counted, I certainly know how it feels. You wouldn't call it a day without getting bombarded with at least 15 offers per day. I didn't count how many banner ads you see and other types of promotion, just offers you see in your email inbox. Imagine that.

From newest traffic strategies, search engine loopholes, pay per click tricks, you name it. Not to mention about a new money making opportunity. If you switch your email notification on, you get nothing done at the end of the day, wondering where your time really goes.

I know this because I was there and experienced it. I switched to my email application as soon as it chimed, thinking that I would be missing things if I didn't handle it quickly or faster than anyone else.

That's the worst way to approach an opportunity, but most people think that by knowing they stay on top above everything and survive. While you may be the most knowledgeable internet marketers on the block, that has no correlation whatsoever with the amount of income you generate.

This fact stroke me like a lighting bolt in the middle of the day, but it's true.

Now, don't get me wrong. I do recommend that you pursue different strategies to see which one could leverage your strength best. One that you really enjoy doing and would be natural to you.

Once you have identified it - not necessarily the perfect technique - it is all about action. Most successful affiliate marketers I know are busy doing work that aligns with their long term strategy, sometimes they don't check email for days.

They often refuse to check the next opportunity because they know although the grass may seem greener over there, you don't own it. Even if you own it, soon you will get used to your lawn. If you try to stay on the edge, that's exactly what you do; get to know everything. Only by doing that you will grow your business and income.

What can you do with this information to move your affiliate business forward?

There are 3 different types of effective video promotions you should be incorporating in your advanced affiliate marketing: live action, screen capture and software-generated video. In today's TV and sound-bites culture, video is one of the most powerful tools in your affiliate marketing arsenal.

The first type, live action video, is the most common - you simply stand in front of a video camera and deliver your pitch. This can range from a laid-back introduction to yourself and your products to the hard-sell super-pitches made famous by the late Billy Mays. You'll also find video interviews with one or more experts work well when done correctly.

The second type, screen-capture videos, usually fall into 1 of 2 categories - either showing a 'virtual tour' of a site or the operation of a piece of software, or the recording of a webcast or webinar. These are especially valuable for the affiliate marketing of software programs to show ease of use or the power of a new program, the extensive range of benefits to a new membership site, or to bring the content of an informative webcast to a much larger audience than might have attended live when the event was first broadcast. In the latter case, just be sure that any special offers mentioned in the video recording remain available, and that your affiliate marketing link remains onscreen at the end long enough for people to be able to copy it down.

The final type, software-generated videos, can also be divided into two most common types - text based and image based. The former is often an extension of affiliate article marketing, and is created by taking an audio version of your article and either having the entire text appear onscreen as it is read, or having just the main points written onscreen as each paragraph is read. The latter is created like a slideshow, with a succession of graphics or photos appearing along with a voiceover, music, a text overlay or any combination of the three.

With video editing software evolving quickly and prices dropping almost as fast, video has come within reach of almost every affiliate marketing business. As a result, the only restrictions on using affiliate marketing videos has become your own imagination and the amount of effort you're willing to put in to achieve your affiliate marketing success online. Start making money online using affiliate marketing videos now!

If you want to have a successful affiliate marketing business, it is important that you have access to the right tools so that you can build your business with a strong foundation. There is tons of information available online on how to make money online and it is crucial that you have access to the right information. Once you have decided to follow one system that is proven work, you will need to know the tools that are required to kick start the business on the right note. Here are the following tools you need for your business.

Tool #1 - Domain & Hosting Account

If you want to have a long term business, you will need to have your own website. This will ensure that you have full control over your website as you will be able to put any kind of marketing messages on your website. For the domain, you want to make sure that you have a name that is relevant to your business or you can simply register your own name as a domain name. You will also need to hosting account so that you can host your website. The average cost of the domain is US$10 yearly and you can get professional hosting account for US$10 monthly.

Tool #2 - HTML Editor Software

Most of the affiliate marketing system will require you to create simple squeeze page. In order to create the website from scratch or edit the website template that you have, you will need to have the HTML editor software to create the website files. There are many free HTML editor software that you can download for free and one of them is NVU. You might need to spend some time learning how to use the software but it will be worth the time as you will know how to edit your website.

Tool #3 - Autoresponder

You will need to have your own autoresponder account if you want to build your own list of subscribers. This tool will allow you to put many sequential email messages in advance so that every one of your new subscriber will receive the email. You will want to make use of professional autoresponder services as they will ensure that your email will be delivered to your subscribes' inbox. Do remember to save a back up copy of your list database consistently over a period of time so that you still have the details if the autoresponder company close down their services.

Here are the 3 important tools that you need to have if you want to have your own affiliate marketing business. It is true that you need to invest in these tools but they are affordable. It will be worth the investment of your money to have your own online business.

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