So are you going to be a “super affiliate” and spend time to develop out your own website / funnel or are you going to be the “average affiliate” and rip someone else’s campaign? It’s quicker and easier to rip and run but you’re going to have a whole other battle on your hands when it comes to keeping a steady stream of traffic flowing. (Google/Facebook highly discourage the rip and run method).
Digital marketing activity is still growing across the world according to the headline global marketing index. A study published in September 2018, found that global outlays on digital marketing tactics are approaching $100 billion. Digital media continues to rapidly grow; while the marketing budgets are expanding, traditional media is declining (World Economics, 2015). Digital media helps brands reach consumers to engage with their product or service in a personalised way. Five areas, which are outlined as current industry practices that are often ineffective are prioritizing clicks, balancing search and display, understanding mobiles, targeting, viewability, brand safety and invalid traffic, and cross-platform measurement (Whiteside, 2016). Why these practices are ineffective and some ways around making these aspects effective are discussed surrounding the following points.
The first widely publicized example of online advertising was conducted via electronic mail. On 3 May 1978, a marketer from DEC (Digital Equipment Corporation), Gary Thuerk, sent an email to most of the ARPANET's American west coast users, advertising an open house for a new model of a DEC computer. Despite the prevailing acceptable use policies, electronic mail marketing rapidly expanded and eventually became known as "spam."
When it comes to my “introvertedness”, I take it to the extreme. I’m not angry with society and I actually really like people, but I can only take company in small durations. I’m simply happier alone most of the time. But that doesn’t mean you have to spend your time the same way I spend mine. That’s the beauty of affiliate marketing. You can use your freedom in a completely different way than me.
Affiliate Marketing - A marketing practice in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought about by the affiliate's own marketing efforts. An affiliate is someone who joins a free network or for more prestigious products or services signs a contract or agreement with the online business to promote their products or services using an affiliate link. The business will pay the affiliate a percentage from the sale that was made through their affiliate link.
Unfortunately, the internet is a very dishonest place. There are tons of so-called “guru’s” and affiliate marketing “teachers” and “experts” out there that promise affiliate marketing is some easy business to succeed at. Most of those “experts” are nothing but mediocre salesman pushing scammy rehashed products that never teach you enough to actually make money online.
The frequency and method of payment vary as well. Most programs pay their affiliates monthly, although a few pay more frequently. Some require that affiliate earnings reach a specific threshold, which can be as low as $25 or as high as $100. Some programs don't have a threshold. There are programs that pay through direct deposit into your bank, but a vast number pay through PayPal.