What Is an Affiliate

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Stay at Home Moms Can Earn Affiliate Income

If you have been searching for legitimate ways to make money at home, I recommend that you learn about affiliate marketing. I know that if you have spent much time here, you are probably interested in baking or making money with food. The thing is that there are multiple ways to make money centered around an interest in cooking or baking.

As you build your business, you want to make the foundation strong, and setting it up so that you have several sources of income is just good business sense. I have taken quite a bit of time lately to learn about affiliate marketing. It has taken awhile, but now I am seeing affiliate income come in and it is pretty cool! I like checking my computer to see that someone is sending a check or PayPal deposit.

The affiliate programs I recommend.

People ask me what affiliate programs are the best. It is a hard question for me to answer, because it depends on a lot of things. I know that sounds lame and I apologize, but there is more to it than just picking out an affiliate product and suggesting people buy it.

You need to remember that your job is to serve your customer. You only want to provide high quality products that will truly benefit your customer. It is best if you have experience with the product yourself so you can truly know what kind of experience your customer will have.

Let me tell you about a recent experience I had. On my other website, I primarily talk about using WordPress and doing affiliate marketing. With WordPress, frequent updates come out. You are advised to backup your computer before you do that. I have a plugin that does that automatically, so I usually just do the automatic upgrade, no big deal.

Unfortunately, this time it did not go smoothly. In the administrative part of my website, things were kind of messed up and some things would not work. I didn’t freak out because I knew I backup the site daily.

However, I had no idea what to do with the backup. I probably should learn how to do that, but hey, IFreak Out decided to call my webhost instead. They helped me and things were up and running in a jiffy. I am a customer and an affiliate for that company, so I legitimately recommend MomWebs to other people because I am confident they will take care of the customer.

Do Your Homework

That sounds so “Mom”, sorry, it just comes natural to me after so many years. I spent two years on the computer many hours each day in the quest of learning as much as I can. I have found some great companies, and some that were so so. I have been interested in affiliate marketing, and wanted to see if it is really viable.

There seems to be a lot of unrealistic promises out there. I have sound some people who give good advice. One of my favorites is Affiliate Blogger Pro. I have learned a lot. They have a wonderful community forum where everyone is really helpful. You can be sure that I would not hesitate to give them the thumbs up.Both of those are a great fit for my site about WordPress, blogging and affiliate income.

There are Lots of Foodie Affiliate Products

This website is geared more to people interested in making money centered around working from home, and ways to make money with food. Possible affiliate programs for this site might be something like Susanne Myers Affiliate Niche Packs . She is an expert at researching possible niches and their viability. She has created packages with all the research for a specific niche. Some of those niches are about food and cooking.

Favorite DessertsI hope that helps you understand how you could follow your passion about sharing you knowledge of baking/cooking and food while incorporating some affililiate links that would help you develop an additional source of income. After all, we all “Knead the Dough”.  BTW, the examples I provided are all affiliate links, and thanks in advance if you any of them fit your needs at the present.

Nicole Dean is another person who does great work and is highly respected. She has an affiliate product about how to start a recipe blog to make money. She also has other products that could partner with information about cooking, depending on how you structure your blog.

I hope that gives you some ideas about what affiliate marketing is and how you could incorporate it into whatever aspect of baking/food topics you are interested in. BTW The examples I provided are affiliate links, and I want to thank you in advance if any of them are what you need at the present time.

photo credit Frau Shizzle

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