How do I earn money in affiliate marketing

Affiliate Marketing - Guides, Recommendations, and Practical Tips


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Affiliate marketing is one of the most lucrative sources of income for website owners.

I earn around 3,000 euros a month with it, which makes it a very important pillar for my independence.

However, getting started in affiliate marketing is not easy and many beginners have great problems generating income at all.

On this page you will find guides, recommendations and practical tips for generating income with affiliate marketing.

I also describe my own experiences in affiliate marketing.

What is affiliate marketing and how does it work?


Basically I do it very easily. Affiliate marketing is basically about referring customers. Website operators are the so-called affiliates who send customers to an online shop, for example.

Using special links, the so-called affiliate links, you can link to an online shop that offers an affiliate program. These affiliate links are built into your own website or blog. These usually have a unique ID so that the shop can automatically recognize that the visitor was sent by a certain affiliate.

If a visitor clicks on one of these affiliate links and then buys something in the relevant shop, then as an affiliate you get paid a commission. Often it is a percentage of the customer's order value.

For example, pays between 1 and 10 percent of the product price to the affiliate who sent this customer to Amazon. With other partner programs, it can also be fixed euro payments per purchase.

Affiliate marketing is pretty easy in itself, but it takes quite a while to get really good income from it. There is a lot to learn and a lot to try out.

If you are brand new to affiliate marketing, you should watch this video in which I explain what affiliate marketing is and how it works.

Affiliate marketing

Everything you need to know and tips for beginners about affiliate marketing.

Tips for more income

The following tips and best practices will help you increase your affiliate earnings.

The Amazon PartnerNet

Comprehensive instructions and practical tips for the Amazon partner program.

My darlings

I prefer to use these partner programs and affiliate networks.

My affiliate marketing experience

Shortly after starting my blog in 2007, I started to implement partner programs. However, my first attempts were not really successful because I made the same mistakes as many beginners. So, for example, I installed one and the same banner on all pages and then only in the sidebar and so on.

Of course, that didn't work that well and my affiliate marketing income was very low. A milestone for me was a commission from the Google AdSense partner program, which was still in existence at the time, with which one could recruit new AdSense publishers. In one fell swoop, this brought in a commission of $ 250 and then I knew there was more potential in affiliate marketing.

After that, I invested more time in affiliate marketing and tried a lot. I used the Amazon partner program early on, but it didn't work that well at the beginning. But over time I was able to gain a lot of experience and increase my income.

Among other things, I learned that specialization and mass are two important success factors.

For one thing, it's that specialization on a specific topic / product. This has to fit exactly to you visitors, which is why I, for example, include exactly matching partner programs in individual articles here in the blog. The specialization has also led to the niche websites with which I now also make good money through affiliate marketing.

On the other hand, there is a certain Mass of affiliate links important for revenue. Don't be too hesitant to include affiliate links and promotions. The higher the chances that visitors will click on it and buy something.

In addition, there are of course many other factors that influence success. I will go into this in more detail in the articles linked above. So getting into affiliate marketing is pretty easy, but you need experience and time to get really good income with it.

You can also find more information and tips on my affiliate marketing blog.