I’m new to the idea of affiliate marketing as a way to make additional money with my Web site. Good Golly Molly, where do I start? I will be republishing a website selling my original art and prints but I’m waiting to learn more about affiliates and better SEO before I upload the site.
I think a good first stop for you is to get a grasp of the vocabulary of affiliate marketing.
After you know what all of the terms and acronyms mean, read up on current affiliate marketing industry issues at the affiliate forums and affiliate blogs.
There are also a number of useful education resources in affiliate marketing you should check out, like Affiliate Classroom and Revenue Magazine.
As far as affiliate programs, some that could be good for you are Amazon, Art.com and CafePress.
Got an affiliate marketing question? Ask it anonymously at http://www.askshawncollins.com/ and I’ll answer it for you in the AffiliateTip.com blog. Read the Ask Shawn Collins archives.