These days, affiliate marketing ranks as the most common
byword in the online business arena. People tend to have
mixed reactions upon mentioning it. However, being
responsible for 23% of the sales/leads generated in 2012
still makes it one of the most formidable marketing
approaches, regardless of mixed perceptions.
In summary, affiliate marketing helps publishers earn money
online by endorsing their service, product, and/or site/s.
Although it has different types, they all have the same
bottom line: to help you (as the publisher) get commissions
by leading visitors to your blog to another site that sells
certain services or products.
If you have wanted to try it but are unsure of what you will
get, try pondering on three of its top advantages discussed
You have a much better chance at reaching out to a wider
With a more expansive outreach, home based businesses can
better zone in on their target markets. Okay, so it may not
be 100%. Still, the database you get online is twice or
thrice more expansive than what you can get through other
traditional means—and with less cost and effort to
boot! The cost-cutting benefits you get through reduced
manpower combined with better overall marketing conditions
translates to more profits.
When you share your products with your affiliates, expect
them to take charge of the legwork on your behalf. They will
endorse your products or services on their sites, social
networking sites, emails, and blogs. The more affiliates you
have, the more massive your market reach will be. It is that
You access marketers that are more experienced.
If you think online marketers just learned the tricks of
their trade in their backyard, think again. Consider them as
experts in their field—and by this, we refer to the
expansive world of online marketing. They know the
demographics and nature of every affiliate site like the
backs of their hands. Trust them in directing your product
or service to the most suitable targets, as they give you an
effective, results-driven way to endorse you or your brand.
You get better SEO.
Inbound links play the major role in boosting your site’s
SEO. The number of sites you link to is commensurate to the
rankings you get from Google. More links mean higher
rankings. This advantageous system does not only benefit
home based businesses like yours, but the affiliate sites
linked with them. In turn, the boosted rankings you receive
will further increase your site to a higher level of
approval with Google. This means more popularity for your
site, which is evident in boosted search outcomes. So
whichever way you look at it, it is definitely a win-win