When it comes to making money online and getting rich, few get to the level of Mr. Google than Matt Cutts. After working for years in the world of affiliate marketing he has developed a routine that allows him to monetize his website with adsense. While doing so, he has found that it is possible to make a full time income with AdSense as well as monetizing his website with contextual ads, blogs and other things. So what is his commission percentage?
When you sign up for an affiliate marketing program, one of the first things you are told is that you have to pay a commission. This is the entire point of doing business with an affiliate marketing program! But what does this commission mean? It means that you have to pay something, right?
The definition of a commission is “the amount paid for a sale, not the sale itself”. In affiliate marketing you are selling traffic, or products that are related to your niche. When someone clicks on your ad and makes a purchase, you make money. This can be in the form of a flat rate or a cost per lead, or some combination of the two. But if you’re paying only 10 cents for every visitor, doesn’t that seem like a pretty low rate to pay?
So how does someone make money online with affiliate marketing? The trick is in the type of affiliate offers that you choose to do. Affiliate marketing is all about targeting traffic in a certain way and earning a certain amount of dollars monthly.
For example let’s say that you wanted to target only people interested in fitness and weight loss. You would look for a list of people who are interested in losing weight or fitting into a swimsuit. You’d use an opt-in form on your website, or perhaps on another website that collects email addresses. Next you’d create some targeted ads on those websites, or maybe place an ad on Google. And finally you would use a PPC campaign to bid on those keywords and let the affiliate marketer earns you a commission on every purchase.
So how do you make money with affiliate marketing? One way is by creating and selling niche products related to your niche. You do this by collecting affiliate links from websites that cater to your specific niche, then you drive traffic to those affiliate links and earn a commission on the sale.
Another way to make money with affiliate marketing is to advertise other peoples’ products on your website or in your blog. You just create ads using those affiliate marketing links. You then drive traffic to the site where you are selling the product. You earn a commission on the sale. However, there is one problem with this type of marketing. If no one visits your site, you can’t earn any commission.
It’s pretty important for affiliate marketers to get their ads in front of as many eyeballs as possible. If you have poor click through rates, or even if you have no click through rates at all, it’s pretty important for affiliate marketers to find ways to improve their numbers. In recent years pay per click advertising has become very popular, and many affiliate marketers swear by it. While it does offer a quick way to earn commissions, you must have good enough content to ensure that your visitors stay long enough to make a purchase.
PPC advertisements have also become extremely popular, and most people with online businesses use them. Again, you must have good content to ensure that your visitors stay long enough to click through and to actually make a purchase. Google and others have taken notice of seo and PPC, and today the two forms of advertising account for almost 60% of affiliate marketers’ income stream. There are many different options when it comes to making money with adsense and/or clickbank. Many people make a full-time living from both of these, but it’s important to understand which one brings in the most money.
So, what are some of the frequently asked questions about affiliate marketing? The first is probably the most commonly asked question: how much does it cost to get started? Affiliate marketers start at around ten cents per visitor to a web site, but some will go as high as five or six dollars for some high-quality traffic. That kind of traffic is going to help pay for hosting, web development, training, and any mistakes that may need to be made along the way. No matter what your budget is though, it’s pretty important to know that it won’t be a lot.
Organic reach means getting visitors to your site without paying for it. Paying for traffic will require adsense or other methods of payment, and some marketers have found it’s easiest to make a list of niche markets and focus their efforts on those. Because it takes longer to build traffic organically, you will have to pay closer attention to building your list, which will ultimately lead to higher conversion rates and more income. This is also one of the best strategies for growing a downline because it can help you branch out into other niches that aren’t nearly as competitive.