It's a little too late now that I've gotten the hang of the hype in affiliate marketing, and I mean "hang" in several different ways.
You might be new to internet marketing, or you might be reading this precisely because internet marketing is your cup of tea. So, I thought I'd just shamelessly highlight all the strategies that people have used over time to make money online with affiliate marketing.
Method 1 - Direct from Advertising to Affiliate links
You run an advertising campaign and get people to actually click on the ad links to your affiliate link, thereby driving traffic direct to your affiliate landing pages.
Method 2 - Viral ebooks
You write a viral ebook with plenty of affiliate links in them, then unleash them into the marketplace.
Method 3 - Teleseminars
You run a teleseminar, and tell people to go to a website address which you own, that redirects to an affiliate link.
Method 4 - Podcast
You record an MP3 with content, but have ads recommending a specific product during the time of your podcast.
Method 5 - Viral video
Video is uploaded to video sites like and you make people come to your website for more. The website is a redirected domain name to an affiliate link.
Method 6 - Screencam video with redirection
You send out video content using Camtasia Studio, but there is a URL redirect at the end of the video that leads people back to your affiliate landing page.
Method 7 - Domain name redirect
You buy a domain name which is similar to a well-known product being sold, and redirect this to the actual affiliate product landing page. Misspelt words often become profitable instantly.
Method 8 - Website article
You write an article and get people to click on a link in your website.
Method 9 - Email/Ezine to blog article
Similar to #8, except you send emails or an ezine regularly to people, then you drive them to an article you write on a blog.
Method 10 - Resale rights products
You offer resale rights to products that already have your affiliate links in them. While people make money on the front end, you make money on the back end.
Method 11 - 2-Tier Affiliate program
You run your own affiliate program leveraging on the principal product creator's 2-tier scheme. You then hire more people to sell on your behalf, leading you to focus primarily on training your sub-affiliates.
Method 12 - Classified Ads
The most undermined, but definitely a good working model - place a classified ad and run people to the site you are advertising. Many classified sites are free of charge.