One of the best Internet money-making ideas, which happens to be also the easiest and fastest to implement, is to learn affiliate marketing, and to start selling other people’s stuff and make money in the process.
This is how I started myself, when I arrived in France in 2000, without money, without job, married, and with two small kids. However, I had to learn the hard way with trial and – lots of – error. You can pick an easier route by choosing between some established tutors, who themselves are making a lot of money online with affiliate marketing.
Here are some of the programmes and books, which focus on all-round knowledge about affiliate marketing, and which I’ve tried myself. Read on to see, which one you should pick:
Affilorama: Affilorama offers a lot of free lessons of very high quality (text and video). Premium members can download those in other formats. Affilorama also offers a forum (free), and different tools. Premium members have access to many more tools, your own web hosting, and much more.
I only became free member yesterday, but I have already learnt something new. Tomorrow, I will sign up for premium membership, and I’ll let you know more about the results, I get, when I’ve tested it for a while. Don’t wait for my review, though. You can sign up for free already today, and enjoy all the things that are gratis.
Wealthy Affiliate University: WA includes among other things lessons (PDF and video), a forum, your own blog, different tools, your own web hosting.
I was a member for two months last year, and I loved it there. People were helpful, warm, there were no spam on the forum, but lots of great tips. I loved the point system, where you actually could earn money by being helpful to other members. I also liked that you could have your own spot/profile there.
It could seem hard for beginners to find their way through the huge amounts of lessons, and from the lessons themselves, I didn’t learn anything new. They were good for beginners, though. On the other hand, I learned tons of great things from the forum, but I found the monthly payment too high.
Super Affiliate Handbook: This is a classic. The Super Affiliate Handbook was written by Rosalind Gardner in 2003, and she’s kept it updated ever since. My copy has been revised March 31, 2010.
When I read it almost a year ago, I was a little disappointed. I’d expected more step-by-step guides, of which there were none. This is a must in every affiliate marketer’s virtual bookshelf, though. It contains all the basic knowledge, you need.