If you have a website and if you want to earn cash, affiliate marketing can be the best possible way for you. The only thing required is a website good in content and you will start earning money. One of the best means of earning money can be an association with Google AdSense.
The first question that should be asked is exactly why one should go for internet affiliate marketing itself. Well, tomes can be written about the merits and demerits of affiliate marketing. To state in simple words, affiliate marketing is the simplest and the easiest ways of making profits online. If you believe in getting your product advertised online, it can be a very good platform to get your products advertised. The best thing about it is the actual cost that you incur through internet affiliate marketing is far less than what you would have to incur if you employ any advertising agency.
Affiliate marketing by itself is a business agreement between a merchant and an affiliate. The merchant allows the affiliate to advertise his product on the affiliate’s website. For this advertisement, the affiliate marketer gets paid. Thus, it is an arrangement between the websites of both the persons. Obviously, there can be many affiliates for a single merchant. Actually, the affiliate builds up a website keeping in mind the products of the merchant and places on his site links to the merchant’s site.
The affiliate gets paid for diverting traffic to the merchant’s site. The most popular affiliate marketer program for affiliates is the pay per click program. Here, the affiliate marketers get paid for every click that the visitor makes on the link irrespective of the sales that he makes. While the most popular affiliate programs for the retailers are the pay per sale and pay per lead. Here the affiliates paid only if the visitor makes a purchase or if he becomes a lead. In this way, merchants feel that their money is well spent. But to be specific, sales always depend on the volume of traffic that your site experiences and as such affiliate programs are always good.
Now we come to Google AdSense. It is also a form of internet affiliate marketing. Google AdSense works as the intermediary for the retailers and the affiliate marketers. Merchants have to sign up with Google and provide text ads (links to the merchant’s site) related to their products. These advertisements then appear in Google searches and also on the website of the affiliates who have signed up with Google AdSense. The best advantage with Google AdSense is that the affiliate marketers just have to put a code on his website and Google takes care of all other things. It would sort out the most relevant ads for your site and therefore, it becomes beneficial both for the vendors as well as for the affiliates.
Every time a link is being clicked, Google charges the merchant and a part of that earnings are paid to the concerned affiliate. Generally, this amount is paid regular and Google also provides tools to webmasters to keep track of the earnings that they are making through a certain ad.