Quick Start - Earn While You Learn No need to wait before you can start making money, you can start earning affiliate commissions now. You don't even need a web site or any products to do this! You will be amazed how easy this is to do - just spend one hour every day promoting affiliate sales and earn while you learn! What Is An Affiliate? In internet terms, an affiliate is simply anyone who promotes the sales of someone else's products or services and in return receives an agreed commission for any sales resulting from their referrals. There are affiliate schemes for just about every product / service you can think of, and most of them are free to join. Each scheme has it's own terms and conditions that you should carefully read before joining. Some of the important things to look out for are: * Is the commission based on a fixed value or is it a % of the selling price * Anything less than $10 is not worth the effort - look for upwards of $25 * How often are your commissions paid and is there a holdback * Do you get paid only on the first purchase or for repeat purchases * Is there a minimum amount before you get paid * How do you get paid e.g check, PayPal, bank transfer etc * Do they provide you with on-line reporting to view your statistics How Do Affiliate Schemes Work? When you join an affiliate program, they give you an affiliate URL (link to the merchants website) that contains your unique affiliate identification code. Whenever someone clicks on your affiliate URL, they are taken to the merchants website and a record is made that they were referred by you. This is usually done by means of a tracking "cookie" which is a small file that sits on the visitor's PC. Whenever a visitor / customer makes a purchase, the affiliate program checks the cookie and knows that you must get paid commission because you were the original referrer. This is a very simplified explanation of how affiliate schemes work. The first thing you need to do is get some help in the form of step by step instructions and coaching videos designed specifically for newbies. About the author: Internet Business Buddy makes it easy for newbies to become successful internet marketers. Learn the insider secrets on how anyone can now make profits online. For a limited promotional period you can get a free copy of his life changing system (reports and video tutorials) by visiting http://www.internetbusinessbuddy.com/?thankyou-page=313 now.