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BENEFITS OF AFFILIATE MARKETING
 
nancydo
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Joined:  2013-06-24
 

Affiliate marketing can be a great marketing tool that one undertakes. It clearly has its advantages over traditional advertising and promoting schemes, so please keep reading this post to find out more of its benefits.

What is affiliate marketing?

First of all, it is required to know what an affiliate marketing is so that you can manage your affiliate programs in the most proper and efficient way.

Affiliate marketing is known as the hosting of particular links or banners on a website, blog or any social channel. By this way, you have to pay a certain fee amount whenever online clients click through on these links and make their purchases. In other words, affiliate relationship is the selling of products or services provided by others and getting paid for each direct sale.

What are the benefits of affiliate marketing? 

Once managed correctly, affiliate marketing can be a powerful online marketing strategy. Here are several typical benefits of such a marketing tactic:

1. Cost-effective
In comparison to other marketing tools like pay-per-click, google adwords and multi-media, etc, affiliate is ranked among the most cost effective marketing options becos’ of the following features:
- Obviously, putting an advertisement on the website is much cheaper than placing a similar content in a newspaper while the results may get a far greater potential reach.
- You do not need to design or manufacture any item because affiliate partners will address this process for you.
- You don’t get paid until you make money. Your marketing partners are responsible for promoting your site for free and get no money until they generate a sale for you.

2. Make money every 24 hour
The Internet is always available to everyone. That means your advertisement will be available every 24 hour and the wider your affiliate program is, the stronger the possibility that at any moment your message is being followed. Therefore, whenever customers click on the links and purchase your products, you will have money in your account. 

3. Actual customers reach
Customers who arrive at your site are already pre-qualified “kind” leads. They came because they are interested in what you have to provide.

4. No requirement in sales experience
Don’t worry if you start a business without any sales experience. In this case, you can rely on the affiliates who will provide you better sales & marketing materials. 

5. A mutually beneficial marketing channel
As an affiliate provider, you have got a number of options for running offers and making money. Joining an affiliate channel is the most efficient way for you to get started with new offers. More importantly, you can run several different offers simultaneously, then get one check at the end of every month.
In the position of an affiliate partner, you will have your products or services promoted by other companies. And whenever a purchase is made through the links or banners exposed in their websites, you will make money.

6. Get more benefits than money
Even if visitors don’t purchase your products or services, there’s a good chance that they will subscribe to your newsletter system or bookmark your site. Remember that you only need to make payment when you earn money from the links. Until then, you are getting loads of traffic totally free!

7. Brand expansion & better SEO
Affiliate providers can secure high search engine listings and showcase your advertisements in their website. This seems to be a nice side benefit of affiliate marketing.
If a consumer visits Google and multiple listings will ultimately link to you, then you’re going to have a much better chance of being found.
Besides its remarkable benefits, affiliate marketing also face some cons including high commission costs sometimes. It can not be regarded as a stable source of income, especially when you are just starting your business, etc. Thus, affiliate in some ways can also be somewhat unsecured.

However, I believe that if you find out a reliable affiliate provider, this marketing tool will bring you more than you expect.

 
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Martinly
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Joined:  2013-11-10
 

Thanks for your sharing. I agree with you that Affiliate is a crucial marketing tool especially for small and medium stores. For Magento store, Affiliate+ of Magestore might be your best choice to creat, manage your own Affiliate program
http://magentoaffiliate.net/
http://magentoaffiliateextension.com/

 
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