If you have an affiliate product that you have signed up for, then congratulations are in order. Finding the right product to sell is half of the formula for success with affiliate marketing. Assuming that you have found a product that has a niche and is not being sold by too many others, it is only a matter of setting up shop on the Internet.
Once you have your blog created and published on the Internet, it is only a matter of filling it with quality content and driving traffic to your site. This, of course, is easier said than done. There are, however, two areas that are proven to be important. The first is the content on your blog. In the long run, this is the most powerful factor in bringing traffic to your blog. Quality content, especially in the form of articles, will lead to high quality links to your blog, and this creates good page ranking with consistently high placement in search results.
There are short term strategies you may learn about and may want to try, but always keep in mind the importance of building a quality blog. The type of blog people bookmark in their browser and come back to again and again.
The other proven way to drive traffic to your site is with pay-per-click advertising. Most people are aware of this, but if you have chosen your affiliate product wisely, you will have several keywords that are not very common. If you have some skill using PPC advertising, then the right product will lend itself well to this type of marketing. It will only be a question of profit margins. You will have to pay attention to how much money you are spending on ads versus commissions earned. If you have trouble implementing a PPC campaign, there are very good software programs and tools available to help you.