Affiliate Marketing 101 (VIDEO): How to Make Money Online


Are you running a successful blog or website with a large audience? Do you have a strong social media presence with a dedicated following? Our partners know that affiliate marketing can be a great way to monetize your efforts. If you’re new to affiliate marketing or just getting started with EPN, check out this recording of our Affiliate Marketing 101 webinar. In this short and informative webinar, you’ll get an overview of the following:

  • Affiliate marketing basics: Affiliate marketing is a type of performance-based marketing and a growing industry expected to reach $6.8 billion by 2020. Check out the webinar for an overview of how it works in simple terms.
  • Business models: There are several ways that you can use affiliate marketing with your existing business model. Whether you publish editorial content, share deals or coupons, or focus only on social media, we’ll give you real-life examples of how publishers are using affiliate marketing to earn commissions.
  • How to begin: You’ll learn to identify your audience, set goals, establish your niche, find a complementary affiliate program, and more.
  • Introduction to eBay Partner Network: We introduce you to eBay’s in-house affiliate program, how to join, how to find and share products to promote, and how to earn. Getting started with EPN is as easy as “find, share and earn.”

Watch the recording of the webinar here:

We hope you found this webinar useful. If you’re ready to get started, check out our website to apply to the program. The application process is quick and approvals are made quickly!

If you have any questions about the webinar, please leave them in the comments below.

eBay Downloadable Feeds: Watch the Recorded Tutorial


If you’re interested in learning more about downloadable feeds, check out this 45-minute recorded tutorial hosted by the eBay Partner Network Product team. If you’re not yet familiar with downloadable feeds, these are large daily files of eBay listing data that can be cached in your own system and used to power high-traffic applications. They are most applicable to publishers who have a strong programming background and run a shopping comparison site, loyalty program or large portal.

By watching this video, you’ll learn:

  • What a downloadable feed is
  • Who should use downloadable feeds
  • What types of feeds are available
  • Information included in a downloadable feed
  • Optimization tips & best practices
  • How to get access

As of September 2015, feeds are currently available for partners in our US, French, German, Spanish, Italian and UK programs, with more to be added in the future.