By: John Paul Richards
Anyone who has considered affiliate marketing as a way to make money on the Internet has heard the standard formula spoken of by gurus and other marketers. That is, to look for an existing market first. This would be a group of people who are in need of a solution to a problem. Next, search for a product that will solve their problem. It has been stated very often on the Internet that all anyone has to do to earn money is to identify a problem and then offer a solution. People buy solutions, whether it is to ease their pain, save money, save time or simply stop their dogs from excess barking.
After finding a product that offers a good solution to a problem, join an affiliate program that offers that particular product and begin to market to your target audience. This is a simple plan and supposedly very easy to implement. However, while it is simple, it is not that easy. Often knowing what to do and knowing the right way to do it is very difficult to learn, especially for those new to the Internet or to affiliate marketing.
Affiliate Marketing with Articles
One factor in affiliate marketing that is of particular importance is driving traffic to your offers by writing articles. This part is very hard for many marketers to get exactly right. It is not enough to just start writing without having a strategy or a plan, which is the mistake made by many beginning marketers. Along with a plan, it is important to have good quality articles. While it is not necessary for each article to be an award winning masterpiece, each article does need to at least meet minimum writing standards.
Articles that you send out under your name are your spokesmen.