You can bid on PPC keywords related to the product you want to promote. However, you’re correct – there are usually restrictions around using any brand names in the keywords/ad copy. So it becomes a battle of non-brand keywords where you’re going up against the brands themselves and it can get expensive. However, it can work if you have a sizable budget and send users to a comparison page. Ranking 10+ different products increases your chances of revenue.

Building trust with your audience is paramount in affiliate marketing, and the quickest way to lose trust is to recommend products either you haven’t used before or that aren’t a good fit for your audience. Also make sure you never tell anyone to directly buy a product, you are simply recommending the product. The more helpful you are and the more you make quality recommendations, the more likely your web visitors will come back for your expertise.


Sind Sie selbstständig, ist zunächst zu klären, ob es sich um eine gewerbliche oder freiberufliche Tätigkeit handelt. In § 18 EStG sind die freien Berufe aufgezählt, wozu auch Autoren und Übersetzer gehören. Als Gründer melden Sie die diese Selbstständigkeit mit dem Fragebogen zur steuerlichen Erfassung direkt beim Finanzamt. Alle anderen Tätigkeiten müssen Sie auch beim Gewerbeamt anmelden, sofern Sie diese regelmäßig und mit Gewinnerzielungsabsicht ausführen.


Cost per mille requires only that the publisher make the advertising available on his or her website and display it to the page visitors in order to receive a commission. Pay per click requires one additional step in the conversion process to generate revenue for the publisher: A visitor must not only be made aware of the advertisement but must also click on the advertisement to visit the advertiser's website.
Tipp: Mehr zum Thema Affiliate Marketing erfahren Sie zum Beispiel im kostenlosen Webinar „Die Lizenz zum Geld verdienen“ von Ralf Schmitz. Ralf Schmitz ist in der Branche auch bekannt als der „Affiliate König“ und zeigt Ihnen in seinem Webinar wie Sie in nur 6 Schritten durch die Anwendung des Affiliate-Marketing-Prinzips online Geld verdienen können.
There are lots of Amazon affiliates in this space, mostly because it’s a strong hobby (i.e. passion) niche with tons of products. Which is good, since tons of these big stores are very general in nature, making it possible for big outdoors sites to possibly even pick one or two stores to recommend (this, in turn, might have other advantages, too, like negotiating better rates with those brands).
I clicked on a number of products to see where it took me. It does appear that the products are connected to Amazon but one would never know it since the product that shows is not the same as the listing on Amazon.. I have started a site using Amazon Affiliate products and when a visitor clicks on a product on my site it takes them to the product listing on Amazon which looks totally differenet than the Gear Patrol listings.
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