With online businesses being the new booming trend, many people are looking to the internet as a source of income. One of the quickest and simplest ways to start your own online business is through affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is basically promoting other peoples products to earn a commission from sales. Commissions can range from 20% to 75% of the products cost. And since you do not need your own product it cuts down on the time required to start your online business.

Affiliate marketing requires very little computer knowledge to start and since most companies that hire affiliates have a training method, be it ebook, software, or physical product, the learning process is sped up. One of the most useful methods of marketing is copy and paste, most companies have emails, banner links, or text ads that are pre-made and plug and play for their affiliates.

Since affiliates do not actually handle the product, and are just directing consumers to the website to purchase a product you do not have to handle shipping, returns, or customer service. Allowing you to just handle your own traffic driving methods. Each affiliate is given a unique tracking number or a link to calculate sales and receive commissions.

With almost no risks and little or no money to get started affiliate marketing can be a very profitable career. You can see income in as little as a few weeks with most companies paying on a two week or monthly basis. If you do not see returns as quickly as you would like, training, and online courses are also another option to increase your knowledge and skills.