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What online business is easy to set up?

If you're just a beginner, I recommend you try affiliate marketing (the easiest way to earn money online)
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It is an online sales tactic that allows the owner of a product to increase sales by allowing other people who go to the same audience ("affiliates") to earn a commission by recommending the product to others. At the same time, it makes it possible for affiliates to earn money on product sales without creating their own products.

The cost to the customer who purchases the product or service through an affiliate is the same as the one that purchases directly from the product owner.

While product owners earn less money per sale because of they must pay a percentage of the sale to the affiliate, they are also reaching potential customers that they probably would not reach on their own.

Affiliates can earn commissions for a single purchase or recurring income through the sale of subscriptions or membership programs.

What online business is easy to set up?

How to become an affiliate

Sellers become affiliates in several ways that include:
  • Register to become an affiliate in retail or e-commerce sites. Shopify, for example, has an affiliate program that allows sellers to earn commissions on new Shopify customers.
  • Make a survey of existing customers to know their favorite products or services and then contact those companies to request information about an affiliate program. For example, a small business a marketing consultant could become an affiliate of an email list management and distribution service.
  • Search online for products that are relevant to the seller's site and that is attractive to the target audience. Most companies that offer affiliate programs indicate that with a link "Affiliates" or "Partners" at the bottom of the home page of your site.
  • Search for possible affiliated products in the affiliate program managers that include Commission Junction, Clickbank and ShareASale.


How does it work


After being accepted into an affiliate program, sellers receive a unique URL that includes their affiliate ID. They share that unique URL with their subscribers, site visitors and social networks through text links or ads. When someone clicks on that link, the affiliate software records that click and the resulting product sales in the affiliate account. When commissions reach a predetermined threshold, the affiliate is paid.



Better practices

The most important thing is that the FTC guidelines require affiliates to disclose when they use an affiliate link, either on a website or in an email, a tweet or an update of the status of the social network.

Affiliates are most successful when the products they promote match the interests of their followers and subscribers. In addition, many successful affiliate marketers advise recommending and promoting only products with which the affiliate is personally familiar. This is because familiarity with the product, program, or service helps build trust between the affiliate and the end-user.
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