When it comes to learning how to make money online you will come to realize that one of the most popular and potentially very lucrative ways to do so is affiliate marketing. I am assuming if you are reading this article you already have an idea of what affiliate marketing is. If you aren’t that familiar with it, there are plenty of articles online that can really provide some great information on the subject.

One very common question that many people have when it comes to starting with this form of online marketing is “Where do I start?”. You see there are several ways that you can start this process. Some start off with a product that they would like to promote, while others may start with their marketing methods before even choosing a product to sell.

So where is the best place to start?

Well, honestly it really does depend on you and the way you think. With that being said, this is how I go about my affiliate marketing.

Step 1. I decide what niche I am going to be in. There are thousands of niches. As an affiliate marketer you will probably find yourself marketing things in all sorts of niches. I usually pick a niche that I am somewhat familiar with. This will make it a little easier when it comes to picking the product to promote.

Step 2. Do some research on the niche that you have chosen. You need to find out what people are willing to buy in this niche. Don’t worry, there are many easy methods used for figuring this type of information out.

Step 3. Find a product that people in your niche are willing or eager to buy. One of the cool things about affiliate marketing is the fact that basically no matter what market you’re in there will be a ton of products that you will be able to choose from to promote. There are many sites for affiliates to go and find products that they would like to promote. Some of the most popular places include Commission Junction, ClickBank and Pay Dot Com. You will definitely be able to find some good stuff here to market to you target audience.

Making money online does not have to be complicated. Affiliate marketing is a great way to generate some money online. This article showed you how I do it. You can try it out for yourself or try another way. What really counts is that you try.

Source by Rebecca Grey