Affiliate online marketing is something a lot of people do in order to earn some extra money from home and some people have turned it into a profession and earn a full-time living from it.

The concept of affiliate online marketing is quite simple, you as the affiliate drive traffic to the merchant´s website and earn a commission every time a sale is made through your affiliate link.

When you join an affiliate program you will get a unique link to promote and when a sale is made through your link, you will get paid.

This sounds very easy, all you do is send traffic to a website and earn money.Still, only a few people actually are successful at affiliate online marketing.Every business has it´s ups and downs, this is no exception.You need technical knowledge and updated information in order to be successful.It takes time because it is like learning a new job.

People who fail often say that is impossible earning anything from online marketing, but the truth is that it can be done and it can be very simple if you know exactly what works and what does not.

Here is 6 top benefits why you should get into affiliate online marketing.

1.It is free or low cost! Many people are careful with spending money on something where the outcome is uncertain, I can fully understand that.When it comes to online marketing as an affiliate, there is not so much money you need to spend.You need to spend a lot of time instead getting the word out about the product or service.

Some people decide to use only free marketing methods like forums and article writing, while others spend money on a self hosted blog and others use pay per click advertising.In my opinion, writing and submitting articles closely related to the affiliate product and using the product as a "solution to the problem" is the best option.

This is a free long term strategy, but if you do proper keyword research before writing your article and submit it to, then all you need to do is wait for the sales to come in.The articles need to mature in the search engines to gain ranking.

2.You do not need a warehouse full of products! You as the affiliate send traffic to a specific website and get paid when a sale is made through your link. The merchant takes care of payment, sending the product to the customer, customer support and so on.

3.The sky is the limit when it comes to income! You can earn $0 per month or $10,000 per month selling affiliate products online.It all comes down to one thing, you need to know exactly how things work.In the "offline" world with the 9-5 jobs, you go to work and get paid the same amount month after month until you stop working.

Perhaps you have studied 3 or 4 years for the job.The same thing with affiliate marketing, you need to study how everything works and then you can get paid for many years without doing anything.It works on autopilot once everything is in place.

4.It is low to no risk! Affiliate online marketing is something almost everyone can do.People who have lost their day jobs are often trying to earn money from selling products online because it is free to get started and they have a lot of time to work on it.

5.You are open 7 days a week and 365 days a year! You are in business all the time and can potentially make money even while you sleep.This is something that is impossible in the "bricks and mortar" world, but online it is reality.

6.Affiliate online marketing is a global business! Instead of promoting someone else´s product for a commission, why not create your own product and let other people sell it for you for a commission?

This is a great opportunity to earn passive income that can go on for years.In this case you need to spend money in creating a product, a website with hosting, a landing page, a domain name and prepare all the necessary tools for your affiliates so they can start promoting it online.

Digital products work the best because you do not need a warehouse full of stuff or pay expensive postage and packaging.Instead, the buyer can download the product immediately after payment.Just place the product on the Clickbank market place and everything is set for people to start promoting it.