As an affiliate you are a salesman for a product and when you sell that product you receive a commission. The commission amount or percentage you will receive for selling that product varies from program to program. Typically you can expect to receive a 50% commission for the sale. Example – if you sell a product for $2,000 and the commission percentage is 50% you’ll receive a commission for $1,000. Pretty cut and dry. Depending on the program you are selling there may be hundreds or thousands of affiliates.
Now you need to decide what program(s) you want to be an affiliate for. I recommend doing some extensive research on this to find a program that fits your business. For example if your niche is make money online and you are considering My Top Tier Business go to YouTube type in “My Top Tier Business” and see what comes up. Watch a few videos. Also, go type in “My Top Tier Business” into Google and read what comes up. Lastly, read other blogs in the make money online niche – John Chow is a great resource in this area.