What is Affiliate Marketing and How Can You Profit?

What is affiliate marketing? Affiliate marketing is like commissioned sales. You make a commission when you promote and get other people to buy a product made by someone else. You share in the profits of the sale you helped make.

Affiliate marketing is revenue sharing. The creator of a product makes a profit when someone buys that product. And, because you helped make a sale, you get part of that profit as a commission.

How does affiliate marketing work?

The product creator provides you with a link or code that is unique to you. When someone uses that link or code to make a purchase, the product owner recognizes that you were involved in helping make that sale. So, when the sale is completed, the product creator gives you your affiliate commission.

How Can You Profit?

You can profit from affiliate marketing by promoting products that pay affiliate commissions.

Affiliate programs exist for almost all products. There are, for example, affiliate programs for essential oils, laptops, cell phones, and so many other products.

In addition to specific products, there are affiliate programs that cover a vast array of products. These affiliate systems include Amazon, Clickbank, even Walmart.

As an affiliate marketer, you will promote a product in one way or another, use your affiliate link, and generate sales while earning commissions.

What is Affiliate Marketing and How Can You Profit?

For a more detailed explanation about what is affiliate marketing and some real life examples of how affiliate marketing works so you can profit, watch the video below.

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In this video I’m going to explain what affiliate marketing is and how does it really work. Stay tuned.

Hey! What is up guys? ODI Productions here. If you’re new to the channel, let me just give you guys a quick background about me. My name is Odie. I go by ODI Productions on YouTube. I have about thirty three thousand subscribers right now and a little over ten million views. So I am a full-time entrepreneur and affiliate marketer.

And two years ago I actually dropped out of the most applied to school on the planet, and my dream school, UCLA with a 3 5 GPA my senior year in order to pursue entrepreneurship and online business.

Thankfully I found affiliate marketing which has given me the lifestyle of my dreams. Today, just two years later, I live in my dream apartment here in downtown Chicago. You guys want the people to view people to view for a second right here do a little pan, nice and easy. And every single day I get to drive my dream car which is a custom Porsche 911 Turbo which all includes two clips or something right here. But anyways, get on with the video.

What is Affiliate Marketing

I want to teach you guys what affiliate marketing is. So I’m going to show you guys the basic fundamentals. Just explain how it works and, you know, I’m gonna hop into my computer actually and show you guys some real examples. And show you step-by-step how people are using affiliate marketing these days to make money online.

And trust me when I say this, everyone does affiliate marketing. Literally everyone. All the famous Youtubers, all the, you know, tech reviewers, people on Instagram, all those Fitness people, big companies like uber, lyft, blogs like smart passive income and even small food blogs, small food blogs do affiliate marketing.

So let’s just hop into the computer so I can give you guys an actual click by click, step by step on, you know, how I feel the marketing works and what it is.

What is Affiliate Marketing? Getting Referals

Alright. Let’s get into it, right. So we have transported inside of my computer using a little technology called magic and now I’m going to show you guys step by step some real-world examples of how affiliate marketing works and how it is used in the real world. But just to get things started, a basic description. At its core, affiliate marketing is that. It is just referrals. Okay. o affiliate marketing, you know, it’s kind of a fancy term for just referrals. It’s basically referring people to products and services of companies that are not your own, and then receiving Commission if those people sign up or take action upon your referral. Usually through a link,

So just to give you guys a quick quick example. So this is my video. It’s a review of a very popular headphone called the audio technica ath m50x, which I actually have right here. It looks a little different from the video because I’ve put some skins on them. But basically, you guys can see 300,000 views. And if you scroll down to the description, the first thing you see here is an Amazon link. And you guys, if you guys you know, as long as you weren’t born yesterday, if you’ve watched any sort of tech review on YouTube, you’re gonna see Amazon links of some sort of, you know, funny looking links in the description. And nine times out of 10 those are affiliate links.

What is Affiliate Marketing? Using Affiliate Links

And what is an affiliate link? Basically, Amazon Associates. If I just go right here, it is Amazon’s affiliate program which is okay. So Amazon Associates is Amazon’s affiliate program. And as you guys can see, earn up to 10% advertising fees with a trusted ecommerce leader. So if you join Amazon Associates, which you guys can do today, it’s completely free. But you might need to have a website in order to get approved. Some people were able to without it, but I would have a website just in case.

Alright guys, so if you log in and then you just look up products for Amazon Associates that you can promote. As you can see here, we have the M the ex and all you have to do is click here and then get link which basically is your personalized tracking link that you can include in your videos, on your website, on your landing page. And then this link is personalized to your account.

Now what that means is it has a tracking code through cookies, where if somebody clicks that link, it’s gonna be tracked back to you. And for Amazon Associates at least, if somebody buys anything from Amazon, not just the product which is the headphones, if they buy anything within 24 hours, you receive a percentage of the commission.

What is Affiliate Marketing? Earning Commissions

Now the Commissioner ranges. It definitely ranges based on the product category. It can raise range from 4 to up to 10%. So if I just look up Amazon Associates rates, then we can actually see, you know, each specific product category and how much they pay. So let’s just look down if we scroll down here you guys can see, there are you know a fixed rate for each product that you sell. So if you sell something from, let’s say, in the PC category, you know, so this could be computers, laptops, DVDs, blu-ray, etc., you get 2.5% of that sale. So if you sell a laptop for, let’s say, a thousand dollars you will receive 25 bucks. Basically, so basically, you know, two point five percent right there. So that’s how it works.

At score Amazon Associates is the largest in terms of affiliate programs because it just has the widest range of products. But there are many sort of affiliate networks that have more exclusive offers with the companies. And with the products that may yield you a higher percentage of Commission. So this is just a quick example right here of how people do it on YouTube.

What is Affiliate Marketing? Promoting on Your Blog

I’m going to move on to next, yeah, example which is blogs. And my favorite affiliate marketing blog is smartpassiveincome.com. It’s created by a guy named Pat Flynn who is awesome. He has an awesome podcasters you guys should check out. But basically, Pat’s been crushing it with affiliate marketing for as long as I’ve been in the game basically. And if you look at this this is his income reports and as you can see two mill during the last 12 months. It’s, it’s insane these numbers are crazy. I mean six figures a month. Six figures a month. When you know a lot of people are trying to strive for six figures a year, this guy’s making six figures every single month. And it’s just insane.

But, basically, if you scroll down, if I just choose the latest income report, so we’ll do August 2017. I just scroll down and I’ll show you guys that he actually is transparent enough to share his affiliate marketing earning is broken down by company. So as you guys can, just scroll down here, you see Amazon. He made about 600 bucks, you know, not too bad. But if you scroll down to some of these other companies, like Blue Host, you see nineteen thousand four hundred seventy dollars from a single source of affiliate marketing.

So, from posting links, guys, again, it’s that simple. It’s that easy. It’s completely passive income which is one of the reasons why I believe it is the best, you know, online business that you anyone can take up today.

What is Affiliate Marketing? Find Affiliate Programs

So, just to give you guys a little more detail into how this works, BlueHost, right here, they are a web hosting company. And it’s obvious they have an affiliate program because he’s earning close to 20 grand from it. Now, if we go to Blue Host website, you guys can see right here, BlueHost dot com, its web hosting for anyone who wants to create a website. You can sign up for Bluehost right here. You know, with WordPress or whatever. But if you scroll down to the very bottom, and now this works for most companies that have affiliate programs, you will see Affiliates at the bottom footer.

Now if you click that, it will take you right into their affiliate program and you guys can actually see over 5 million paid in commissions last year alone. So as you guys can see, this isn’t some sort of scam or anything. Definitely do not confuse affiliate marketing with network marketing which is multi-level marketing, which is pyramid schemes. Affiliate marketing is not pyramid scheme at all. It is legit sales and commissions.

So basically, you’re a salesman for real companies. You’re not selling energy drinks and driving around, you know, base 3 series. This is a real business right here. This, right here, I mean, look at this right now. You know Bluehost is a legit company.

What is Affiliate Marketing? Affiliate Programs Are Everywhere

They also have affiliate programs for companies like Hostgator, GoDaddy. You’ve heard of these companies. You’ve seen them on TV. You’ve seen them on ads. These are real companies that we’re talking about. So anyways, getting back into Bluehost affiliate program, if you scroll down as you guys can see free to join as with most affiliate programs. You guys can see how it works. Basically you have custom banners and links, just like Amazon Associates. For every visitor who clicks your link and signs up within, I believe, a 30 day period. Now Amazon’s is only 24 hours. But for most affiliate programs, it’s usually around a thirty day tracking cookie. It’s between 14 days to 30 days, 60 days sometimes, 90 days. But 30 is the industry average for tracking links. And Bluehost, they will give you 65 dollars a pop for everyone who signs up through your Bluehost link. Completely free to join. Just like Amazon Associates.

Again this is affiliate marketing. It’s very simple. It’s very basic. But, I figured I’d just peel back the kimono and show you guys how people are really making money online. Behind the scenes, now, I’ll give you guys one more example. This is Instagram. One of my favorite Youtubers slash people that I follow on Instagram is Max Tuning. Been following him since the first few days back when he started doing the full day of eating videos. Those were like my favorite.

What is Affiliate Marketing? Using a Coupon Code

And basically, here is an, and this is a for movement watches. And this is a little different because the thing is, with affiliate marketing, you usually have links, right. But another way that you can do this now some people call this sponsorship, it’s all the same thing to me basically, is providing coupon codes so as you guys can see Max has his own coupon code. It’s personalized. Says max15, you get $15 off your order at Movement. And basically what is happening here is if you use Max’s link yes you get $15 off. But he also gets attribution for your sale. And therefore, he gets a kickback or Commission.

Now, I don’t know how much he makes off the sale. I am NOT a Movement affiliate. I cannot speak on that, but it’s probably somewhere around 10, 15 bucks per sale. Which is a very nice extra source of income considering how passive it is. He just has to post one one photo like this, or make one video, and he can continue to earn money off every single sale from that video. And as you guys can see, the power of the internet, the power of scale, this has over 10,000 Likes and you can bet that of those 10,000 likes, the chances of a few people buying, you know, a watch using his code are pretty high.

What is Affiliate Marketing? It’s a Numbers Game

Let’s be honest, it’s just math. At the end of the day, I mean, marketing is a numbers game. And if you’re getting 10,000 likes, you’re getting 10,000 views, you’re getting 10,000 clicks, chances are someone’s buying something. And you’re gonna be making Commission. So basically, those are all of my big examples. I mean it’s very simple. I hope I could, you know, kind of show you guys behind the scenes of how affiliate marketing actually works in the real world, and how people are using it to generate large sources of side income that, you know, are, is different. And it’s more effective than just doing Google Adsense, which is just, you know, showing ads.

Just for an example, YouTube only pays 2 bucks for every thousand views. In my experience, now this changes depending on nature industry. But just to put things in the perspective, if Mac sells one of these, and he makes $15, just think about the amount of views he would have to get to make that same amount money from one sale of selling one watch. You know, so really, less is more. You don’t have to sell as much. You don’t have to get as many views. But if you get sales, you get more Commission than getting thousands upon thousands of views. But obviously, if you have both, then it’s a win-win for everybody. You know, multiple streams of income always the way to go.

What is Affiliate Marketing? Want More Info?

Alright guys, so that wraps up this video. I hope you guys found value in this free lesson. And if you guys like the video please thumbs up the video and leave a comment below letting me know. Because I really appreciate it. And it will allow me to continue to make more videos and free lessons just like this. If you have any questions about affiliate marketing, feel free to leave a comment below or contact me via Instagram by DMing me at ODI underscore production. So leave a comment, Instagram, either way I’ll get back to your question as soon as possible.

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So anyways on to the next video I hope you guys enjoyed it. Alright, peace.

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