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Affiliate Marketing – This is How I Make Money Online

It is hard when you meet friends & family, and they ask you “What do you do now?” or “What type of business are you running?” When I give them a single answer – “I have an online business, it’s called affiliate marketing”, most of them would give me ‘the look’, and then starts talking about how cloudy (or sunny) the sky is.

No, its not this easy, but I wished it was

No, it's not this easy, but I wished it was

You see in Malaysia, working online or working at home is a pretty new concept, and you’re a champion and the most eligible bachelor if people see you up at 7am, dressed in a workshirt and a tie, warming up your car to head to your regular 9-5 jobs. If neighbors were to see you at home during work hours, they would come to a conclusion that you are up to no good.

To add salt to the wound, especially if you’re married, your wife drives out to work in the morning, and you’re at home (presumably doing nothing at all). “Blasted husband! Wife goes out to work while you are uselessly getting fat at home…”

Now, the real story is, I do work from home, and my income is earned (mainly) through affiliate marketing. This is the Wiki on affiliate marketing

Affiliate Marketing is an Internet-based marketing practice in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought about by the affiliate’s marketing efforts. It is an application of crowdsourcing.

Sounds catchy and exciting doesn’t it. My definition is much much more informal and downright dumb.

Affiliate Marketing is when I promote other people’s products online and get a commission for every sale.

I dunno. I guess that’s why I get weird stares when I tell them that is what I do 😛

There are 2 types of affiliate marketing:

  1. Cost Per Action (CPA) – You get paid when the customer “does something” that the advertiser wants. Example email, subscribes to service, signup for offers etc. Also known as Pay Per Action (PPA)
  2. Cost Per Sale (CPS) – Revenue sharing. Advertiser pays you a certain percentage when you refer people to buy from them (or their website). Example, you refer a customer from your blog or website to nike.com, and they buy a pair of sneakers. You get a percentage from the sale of that sneaker.

My business model is mainly on CPS. The offers pay more, and I guess being the fact that I love sports and I do know how to promote sneakers, that’s why I’m converting better on CPS offers compared to CPA.

How do I promote my websites? Aha, that’s a story for another day.

I hope that now people know what I do 😀

  • fadzil

    ahaaa.nike.com?haha..2 juta beb..jual kasut nike je…

    • Itu crite lama beb. Target affiliate marketing pulak dapat 2 juta dalam masa setahun 😉

  • fadzil

    ahaaa.nike.com?haha..2 juta beb..jual kasut nike je…

  • mrcuzcom

    Itu crite lama beb. Target affiliate marketing pulak dapat 2 juta dalam masa setahun 😉

  • Anonymous

    bro..ajar la aku camne nk join business ni.Mcm best je..
    bagi la aku kaya skali…hehehe

    • Boleh beb. Tapi kene keluar modal sket, dan peruntukan masa yang agak banyak 😉

      • Anonymous

        modal sket tu byk mane bro?
        camne ngn masa? byk mane yg diperlukan?

        • Modal dalam RM100++ Masa pulak dalam 3-4 jam sehari. Kene pandai basic photoshop & ayat2 menjual. Nanti ada chance aku ajar 😉

          • modal serat je ke?tang ayat2 nak menjual tu yang aku nak study ngn ko nih.bleh ker?
            cuz why not ko buat buku tentang bisnes ko ni.irfan khairi pon buat buku.aku dah stat sikit2.info semua aku cedok dalam internet.cume citekan pengalaman je.well known ko lebih pengalaman dari aku.

          • Macam mana nak jual tu trade secret beb. Tak ramai yang akan ceritakan “exactly” macam mana dia menjual. Maleh la nak tulis buku, dah berlambak dah dalam pasaran. Kena try and error baru leh cari cara yang serasi ngan ko 😉

  • faizmansor

    bro..ajar la aku camne nk join business ni.Mcm best je..
    bagi la aku kaya skali…hehehe

  • mrcuzcom

    Boleh beb. Tapi kene keluar modal sket, dan peruntukan masa yang agak banyak 😉

  • faizmansor

    modal sket tu byk mane bro?
    camne ngn masa? byk mane yg diperlukan?

  • mrcuzcom

    Modal dalam RM100++ Masa pulak dalam 3-4 jam sehari. Kene pandai basic photoshop & ayat2 menjual. Nanti ada chance aku ajar 😉

  • Anonymous

    Maybe you should write something about an affiliate network program. It seems that you have the best words tio describe affiliate marketing. People need to understand that affiliate marketing needs a little investment and some understanding about ways that you can promote your website.

    • @Ben – Thank you for your feedback. Sounds like a good idea 😉 Will put my lazy bum to work and get more posts coming.

  • BenDamond

    Maybe you should write something about an affiliate network program. It seems that you have the best words tio describe affiliate marketing. People need to understand that affiliate marketing needs a little investment and some understanding about ways that you can promote your website.

  • @Ben – Thank you for your feedback. Sounds like a good idea 😉 Will put my lazy bum to work and get more posts coming.

  • harris

    jeles ngan cuz ni..sambungla cerita how do i promote my websites

    • Many ways my friend. Yang free ade, yang berbayar pun ada 😉

  • harris

    jeles ngan cuz ni..sambungla cerita how do i promote my websites

  • modal serat je ke?tang ayat2 nak menjual tu yang aku nak study ngn ko nih.bleh ker?
    cuz why not ko buat buku tentang bisnes ko ni.irfan khairi pon buat buku.aku dah stat sikit2.info semua aku cedok dalam internet.cume citekan pengalaman je.well known ko lebih pengalaman dari aku.

  • Ko dari dulu mmg pandai jual kasut cuz…. Good job man!!!! Nanti ajar aku. Aku pun dah penat keje tp bkn 9-5 la… hahaha!!!—Suriasah Putera.

    • Salam kawan lama dari KMK & UPM! Jualan kasut dah dihentikan, harga poslaju naik mencanak tahun 2005 dulu… hehehe.

  • Ko dari dulu mmg pandai jual kasut cuz….

    Good job man!!!! Nanti ajar aku. Aku pun dah penat keje tp bkn 9-5 la… hahaha!!!

    —Suriasah Putera.

  • Many ways my friend. Yang free ade, yang berbayar pun ada 😉

  • Macam mana nak jual tu trade secret beb. Tak ramai yang akan ceritakan “exactly” macam mana dia menjual. Maleh la nak tulis buku, dah berlambak dah dalam pasaran. Kena try and error baru leh cari cara yang serasi ngan ko 😉

  • Salam kawan lama dari KMK & UPM! Jualan kasut dah dihentikan, harga poslaju naik mencanak tahun 2005 dulu… hehehe.