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What Is Affiliate Marketing?
Affiliate marketing is the process of earning a commission by promoting other people’s (or companies’) products.
Simply put, you recommend a product or service to your audience. If they buy based on your recommendation, the product owner pays you a cut of what they earned. When done ethically—meaning you only recommend tools you truly believe will help your audience—affiliate marketing is a great way to start generating an income for your business. It's how Pat Flynn got started with SPI—and it can be a great place for you to start, too.
A lot of people who give advice on affiliate marketing gloss over the ethics, but we believe strongly that being open and honest with your audience is the key to long-term success. The resources you'll find on this page are dedicated to helping you create a sustainable, ethical affiliate marketing program for your business.
On this page, you'll find:
- A detailed guide to get you started
- Courses designed to help you go deeper
- Our best free articles and tutorials on affiliate marketing
- Our favorite tool for affiliate marketers
- Podcast interviews with successful affiliate marketers
Free step by step advice
Our essential guide to affiliate marketing
Courses to guide you through the process
1-2-3 Affiliate Marketing
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Make Affiliate Marketing Part of Your Success
My Top 10 Tips for Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing has been an integral part of my overall success and a cornerstone of my business. If I can help make it a part of your success too, that's why I am here offering you this free guide.
Your Affiliate Marketing Questions Answered
The sky's the limit with affiliate marketing, but only if you attract the right kind of attention and earn trust. The Affiliate Marketing Cheatsheet is a super quick guide to help you master affiliate marketing and increase your revenue.
Affiliate marketing podcast episodes
SPI 293: My Top Performing Affiliate Marketing Products, and Why They Performed So WellNovember 8, 2017
SPI 291: A Blueprint for a Successful Short-Term JV (Joint Venture) Affiliate CampaignNovember 1, 2017
SPI 290: Affiliate Marketing: An Insider Look at My Most Successful Long-Term CampaignsDecember 28, 2011
SPI 030: Pat's Top 30 Tips for Successful Affiliate Marketing
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