Some Straight Talk on Affiliate Marketing

My wife and daughter are out of town today so I was going to get caught up on my favorite TV shows: Supergirl, Flash, Supernatural and Legion.

I definitely like the superhero shows. I grew up watching Christopher Reeves Superman films and reading comics.

But when I got home, I decided to take a nap

and that nap turned into sleeping through the night!

Remember, yesterday I gave you a taste of how Internet Marketing works. Click here if you missed it so you can catch up!

I know theres one thatll suit your interests and complement your skills.

In reality, the Internet can give you countless possibilities in business and earnings. Ill focus on the most proven ones.

These are known to have launched thousands of Internet businesses all over the world and helped local brick-and-mortar businesses see profits early.

And today Ill start examining for you the 3 Internet Marketing (IM) models for you to choose from, starting with Affiliate Marketing.

This model is all about you joining forces with an online seller or retailer. Ill refer to them as merchants for the rest of this article.

The revenue will be shared by you and the merchant.

How does it work EXACTLY?

Well, income is usually generated through visitors clicking through to your landing page via an ad you posted. Or through purchases from clients, who have visited your landing page.

How youre compensated, ultimately, depends on, one of three types of Affiliate Marketing you choose to work with:

1. Pay per Sale Affiliate Marketing this will allow you to earn income from sales finalized through advertisements you post.

The merchants will monitor your activity through these sales.

Every time they close deals originating from your ad, youll receive a percentage of the income or a fixed commission, depending on the number of sales finalized. One example is Clickbank.com.

2. Pay Per Click Affiliate Marketing this model is all about linking the merchants website to your own website. Say the merchant pays to have their ad posted on your page. Every time a visitor clicks the link that leads to your affiliate merchants page, youll earn a fixed amount.

3. Pay per Lead Affiliate Marketing In this case, youll accept advertisements posted on your website. When leads originate from the ads or links on your website, youll get compensated.

How are payments made?

Payments are made instantly, weekly, bi-weekly or on a monthly basis. The payments you receive will be determined by the commission rate your merchant gives affiliates.

Personally, the affiliate program Dahl Integration Marketing prefers uses Click Bank for payments. I have it set up to pay us weekly.

There are several ways to get your payments:

One is via electronic banking by way of payment or financial websites. Money can also be wired through to your personal or business bank account this can also be done online or through direct bank deposits. A regular check can be mailed to you. Another popular way to receive payments is via PayPal. What Skills Are Required to Start an Affiliate Marketing Business?