There are many people every day turning to the internet in search for quick and easy ways to help pay the bills. While it is true that affiliate marketing is the easiest way to make money online , there is still work involved.
In it's simplist form you can make money simply by refering products to friends and family. However, if you truely want to become successful and make job replacing income then you need to expand beyond friends and family.
To do this you will need to decide on what niche you want to work within. It is always easier when starting out to work within a niche that you have an interest or know something about. This way you will find more enjoyment when you write articles or emails.
Now, while it is not required I highly suggest you build a website or blog around your chosen niche. This will do two things for you. First it will convey to people that you are an authority figure, a go to person that is knowlegable in your niche. Secondly by setting up products on your website or blog once and profiting from them for months and years simply by promoting your website or blog.
Next you need to build a list of people interested in your niche to which you can promote related products too daily. The more people you have on your list the more money you can make. Also what goes hand-in-hand is the better your relationship with your list the more money you can make. All in all it is a numbers game, but remember that people buy from people they trust.
Lastly is you need determination. With all the ups and downs in the adventures of affiliate marketing you will need determination to help you succeed at making money online. Without the right mindset, focus and drive you will have a much harder time at achieving success online.
While this article does not go into the full relm of affiliate marketing it does give you the bare bones basic information to get you started making money online.
I wish you much success