Affiliate & CPA marketing offer the opportunity to make money on the internet without having a website or an email list.
Affiliate marketing is the process of earning a commission by promoting other peoples products and services. You find a product or service you like, promote it to others and earn a commission for each sale that you make. Commissions can range from 1% TO 100% depending on the product and sales funnel.
Finding affiliate programs is actually quite easy as they have been around since shortly after the web’s inception. The best places to find affiliate programs for everyday products and services are CommissionJunction and LinkShare. If you want to specialize in internet marketing related products and services, you’ll want to look at ClickBank, JVZoo and WarriorPlus to start.
CPA stands for “cost per action”.
CPA is really easy: you get paid when someone clicks on your affiliate link and completes an action. The “action” can be just about anything, but usually consists of: submitting an email address, taking a survey, getting an estimate or quote, signing up for a free trial or buying something.
You may use free sources for driving targeted traffic to your affiliate & CPA marketing offers, but be aware that significant time may pass between instituting free traffic methods and seeing any commissions.
Paid, targeted traffic is the preferred method of most successful affiliate and CPA marketers as it delivers the most bang for the buck when starting out!