Are you an affiliate marketer? Do you want to earn fat checks as your commission? If you answered yes to any or either of these questions, then this article is for you, if not you can stop reading from now. It is an axiom which many people believed that affiliate marketing is one of the easiest ways to start earning money online but I will tell you nothing but the truth. It is not easy as people use to paint it to be, in affiliate marketing you have to do some certain things in order to be at the top. After many consultations and research with super affiliate marketers, I have come to realize that three tools always come up from their reports, for your convenience and success I have penned them down below.

Tool Number 1: Build your own website or blog.

I have found this to be indispensable in making it to the top of the business. It is the basic step in jumping up from the ground, although it is possible to make some cash without owning a website but it can't be compare to owning a good users' friendly and prospects appealing website. To build a website is not a rocket science, you can learn how it or pay people to develop one for you.

Tool Number 2: Offer valuable things free.

Because there are numerous websites on the internet these days, people will not come to recognize your presence online if you just develop a site / blog and host it, you the competition online is high, therefore, you need to develop means to be ahead of your competitors by giving not just anything but useful things away online to entice people to your site. You can give reports on "how to", newsletters, free software, free services, and other freebies you can think of just to entice your to prospects and visitors to your site always.

Tool Number 3: Drive traffic to your site.

There are many ways to drive targeted traffic to your site / blog, without driving traffic to your site nobody will know your site is in existence driving traffic is very important because it will give your site the necessary exposure and increase your search engine ranking. You can achieve this by launching excessive reciprocal links back to your site through writing articles and putting your bio data or link at the resource box, submitting them to article submission sites or e-zines. And you can get some of these tools if not all for free.

These are the 3 most important tools most of the gurus are using, I have tried them and it is working for me, it will also work for you as well just give it a trial and see the endless opportunities in making it big online.

Source by Nonso G Bosah