ARTICLES What is Affiliate Marketing? Affiliate Marketing is great for the individual who has no products of their own, yet doesn't wish to get tied down to marketing the products or services of just one company. Affiliate Marketing is creating a sales relationship with individuals or companies whose products or services you would like to offer to others. It is very much like being a sales rep in a brick and mortar business. The difference on the net is that a person can create as many affiliate marketing relationships as they want. Becoming an affiliate for a product or service is usually free. Some companies may require that you purchase the product or service yourself before they will let you sell it to others, however. Compensation for making a sale is offered as either a percentage of the purchase price of the products or a flat fee per product. In some affiliate relationships, you are also paid a percentage or fee for the sales of anyone who you introduce to the company who becomes an affiliate. This is called a two-tier system. At BetterWebBuilder, you can become a free affiliate and earn on those who choose to purchase the products. Products include bronze, silver and gold marketing packages, as well as other products which can generate an income, such as leads, multi-media info products and websites. In addition, you can receive compensation on up to seven levels of affiliates, depending on your level (bronze, silver or gold) in the compensation plan. A seven-tier payout is unheard of in the industry, but not at BetterWebBuilder. And the best news is, the gold package is only $30 per month, and qualifies you to earn on seven levels. If you would like to find out more, just visit: http://betterwebplace.com/simbatraffic/ The Challenges of Affiliate Marketing When you become an affiliate, you will be supplied with all of the necessary materials to advertise the product, including but not limited to: banners, e-mail letters, sales pages, capture pages, and even (with some) articles to submit to ezines, classified ads, pay per click ads and more. This is one of the best benefits. From there, you are essentially on your own. You have to find the ways to get this information out on the web, and develop your own systems for disseminating the information and advertising. This is the biggest drawback to affiliate marketing, especially for the newbie. The other challenge with affiliate marketing is continuity of income. As long as you are actively marketing, your income can be very good. But the minute you quit promoting the product(s), the sales are over. In addition, the costs of marketing can be very high in relationship to the income -- the "return on investment" (ROI). And lastly, the product(s) which are selling well today could be totally unmarketable tomorrow. The net is constantly in flux and the next "newest, hottest thing" is always just over the horizon. At BetterWebBuilder, you receive all of the benefits of an affiliate relationship, plus all of the benefits of a network marketing business model. There is weekly training, offering information on methods to get the word out. You become part of a team of members who are also working with you to help you discover ways to market online and offline. But the biggest benefit at BetterWebBuilder is the continuing residual income you receive from your members monthly purchases of marketing packages. Your income does not end after the sale, it is only beginning. 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