Affiliate internet marketing is a great way to make money promoting someone else’s product. When you sign up as an affiliate, you receive an affiliate ID and URL. If you already have a website then you can start promoting their product on your site. Whenever someone visits your site and you make a sale then you get a commission. The commission is usually a percentage of the purchase price of the product. If you do not have a website then you will need to get or make one. Sometimes the company you are working for will provide one to you and all you have to do is start getting traffic to the site. There are many ways to drive traffic to your site. Do some homework and find a product that you think would be a good item to promote. Sign up to become an affiliate and if you are selected by the company then you can move forward and get everything in order to start making money. There are more steps involved so make sure you do not miss or skip over any of them. It will only take longer to make some extra cash. Should you have to build you own site you will also have to buy a domain name and pay to get it hosted. The cost for a domain name is minimal at only about $10 a year. When you buy a domain name you are basically staking your claim on a parcel of the internet. Just like when the pioneers staked their claim on parcels of land, you now own a piece of the internet. The domain name you choose is very important. It should have the keyword for the product you are promoting in it. Do some keyword research to find the best keywords to use. A good keyword is one that has high searches every month but that also has low competition. A keyword like this is like money in the bank. Download a good keyword tool and spend some time looking for a good one. Check out some long-tailed keywords, you might find your little golden nugget has four or five words in it. You will need a good content management system, or CMS, to install a blogging platform on your affiliate internet marketing website. Your web hosting service may install a blogging platform automatically on your site. The all you have to do is keep it updated and interesting. Use some backlinks to your website to help drive customers, or traffic, to your site. People will respond to your blog if you keep it professional and sound like you know what you are talking about. To make the sales people have to believe that you are an authority on the subject. They need to trust you. Now that your affiliate internet marketing site is up you can start posting reviews pertaining to the product you are promoting or you can write articles describing the product and it’s benefits. Ask former customers to write testimonials and post them, too. One satisfied customer might bring in maybe as many as five to ten others looking for the same product. Howard Martell is the Owner of http://HomeProfitCoach.com. Check us out anytime for marketing tips and a free subscription to our cutting edge newsletter.