Hi,Affiliate marketing can be anywhere from promoting someone elses software, ebook, product, or service. You can get in free or have to pay a fee. Normally if you paid an affiliate fee, you got into a home based business. Since you do not know where to start, I would presume you are doing something free where there is no real training.
The first thing most affiliate marketers do is copy and paste the hype that got them in and then go out and spam their new affiliate link everywhere they can, be it forums, groups, here on answers, social networks, etc. This doesn’t work and more importantly, it can get you banned, dependent on where you are posting. People do this because no one above them takes the time to work with them to help them become successful.
I am sure you are excited about the possibility of making some additional income, however, I would start with education personally. I would ask that you take a time out before getting started and do a bit of reading. And I say that because I DIDN’T and failed miserably. Before I knew it I was in half a dozen affiliate programs and still not making anything.
This is what I would suggest, I wrote a blog about advice for working from home. You can find a link in the 2nd paragraph of my profile here on answers.
I don’t know what your expectations are, whether it is to make a couple of bucks, a couple of hundred bucks or get into the thousands. If it’s in the thousands, then also download the free ebook listed at the bottom of my profile…. And please at least put in a real email address so that you can be notified of free upcoming generic trainings.
I am part of a free generic mentoring group and until I got in, I failed horribly because there was no upline support. But luckily I found this unique International group, started listening to some of the training and turned my failure around to success.
Anyone can be successful if they have the right tools and training. Someone once said, “you don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.’ Well, you have taken the first step by joining something and asking questions. If you want to be a professional marketer, then the next steps are up to you.
Helping others create additional income from home one step at a time.
PS: I can also recommend some great books to read…