Affiliate Marketing has changed permanently after the recent changes made by Google. The Panda and Penguin updates altered the landscape for what we refer to as "organic search content". I have always performed this kind of natural search marketing, which differs from PPC. The fact is that since early in 2011, thousands of small business websites and affiliate product sites have been devalued or eliminated by Google Panda. It is a challenging time to make money online as an affiliate website publisher.
Where can a person learn this business of Affiliate Marketing? Courses abound and ebooks are never ending, but one stands
out to me. Super Affiliate Handbook is written by Rosalind Gardner, and it is the most complete guide I have ever seen, and I own a copy myself. It's a complete "how to" guide for this business.
Why not take a look at the video presentation she has prepared to show the course and all it offers? There is another page where I have more information about this course, and The Video is Featured There.
Affiliate Programs & Affiliate Networks are free to participate in for affiliates. To sign up all you have to do is go to the site and go through the signup forms, and wait for approval. Some affiliate programs have no approval process, while some very definately do require a review of your websites and personal information. Affiliate marketing has changed a lot in recent years, and many of the simple ways to make money have dried up. Now you have to develop a website domain, or even several domains on which to advertise the products offered by merchants or B to B service providers.
If you’re looking to get started with marketing on YouTube, this guide is a must-read.
I recommend that you sign up for a top notch affiliate network like SHAREASALE. If you are a merchant or an affiliate this is an amazing network. I have written a more extensive review of Shareasale with the reasons why I love the network right here.
My approach to affiliate marketing is somewhat different than main stream business suit guys. I work at home from my computer, which I love to do. I had succeeded in building a good income from my affiliate marketing activities within this domain, and one other domain. Recent changes by Google have made this type of marketing much more difficult, but it is still possible with a lot of work and research. No matter what type of online marketing you do, it helps to have a fast website. Even if you are a business suit guy, a fast website helps your rankings. Big business and small business needs speed, or they lose customers
who are not willing to wait more than 5 to 7 seconds for the website they clicked on to come into their browsers.