You appeared for the audition, but did not make it yet again? Never mind. It is definitely not the end of life. You can still live your passion in music and yet make a decent living. While you may not be singing or strumming the guitar like you always wanted to, you will be in touch with the one thing that matters most to you – music. All you need is an internet connection and a little basic knowledge of computers.

After all, this article is not to make you morose, or to make you give up your passion. It is about much more – how not to let your failure overtake you. To look for alternative options if one does not work out. So what if you could not make it to the top of the charts, or even didn’t get selected for the local club program. Look for other options to exploit your talent.

One of the ways you can change your line and still be in touch with your passion is affiliate marketing. There is money to be made on the net, and you may just be getting started.

So what is affiliate marketing all about?

There are millions of websites – it is a virtual universe out there. Each of these websites is trying to vie for the attention of the viewer. A fair number of these are commercial websites that are interested in selling something to the viewer, but would like to get more viewers to increase their chances of a sale. This is where you come in.

In step one, sign up as an affiliate of the website. To keep in touch with your passion, you could choose one which sells music software. This way you would also get to know the latest in the world of music downloads. The site could be offering paid or free music software, depending upon its policy and ultimate objectives. Now as an affiliate, your job is to get traffic to the site.

Affiliate market works in two basic levels – one is by directly crediting any sales that the visitor directed by you to your account. The second method is to get more affiliates for the website, which in turn gives them a compounding effect.

One good way to make affiliate marketing work is to have a link on your own website for the visitors to click and get to the target website. Having gone through your website, the visitor will be credited to you by virtue of a special affiliate number the website would assign to the link.

Now if this visitor decides to download music from the site, you automatically get entitled to a share of the profits. The share will vary with the site, and varies greatly. Try to go for the more popular sites even if they offer a less share, as the chances of a sale being made are greater in their case. Popular sites like eBay and Amazon make much greater sales than their lesser known counterparts.

So don’t worry if you are not able to make it directly in the music world – you can still be in touch and earn your living at the same time.

Author's Bio: 

The author loves mixing music. You can make your own music by setting up a home recording studio and using a good music production software. Learn all the music terms with the help of an online music dictionary.