Thousands of people around the globe want to know how to start a business. Finding the money. Finding the amount of money (cashflow) that you need to run your business and survive while you grow is the most difficult part for most of them.

Whether your goal is to start a business online or offline, there is an easy solution. Something that will bring you the amount of money needed to get up and running.

Many savvy entrepreneurs don't think about it, or they simply don't know what I'm going to reveal. The easiest way to start a business and finding the money is to start your online affiliate marketing business (also called affiliation).

Affiliate marketing is a branch of Internet marketing which is itself the online version of direct marketing.

An affiliate marketer sells other people's products for a percentage of the sale. He is also a master in website promotion techniques, and he knows how to increase website traffic, because it is the number one way for him to increase his revenue.

In a nutshell, here is how it works:

1.A merchant create a product.
2.He needs people to promote his products (affiliates)
3.The merchant create an affiliate program.
4.Affiliates get links and advertising resources from affiliate program.
5.Affiliates get paid when someone buy through their links.

It is not harder than that. Even better, there are three types of commission structures. For two of them, the affiliate don't even need to make a sale to get paid. He can be paid per lead/action (CPA), or per click (CPC).

The merchant is happy since he doesn't need to advertise his products. Affiliate marketer are taking care of that for him.

You can find affiliate products in affiliate programs directories, or just by going to Google and tape the following: Your market + “affiliate programs”.

For instance, if you want to promote computer related products. Just tape” Computers + “affiliate programs”, and you will be able to join many free affiliate programs and start getting your commissions.

If you don't know affiliate programs yet, don't worry. There is almost no learning curve, and in fact, you could start finding the money faster than you think, and start a business on solid basis since you get the money to survive and grow.

Author's Bio: 

Franck Silvestre is a Full Time Affiliate Marketer. Perhaps you have a passion or hobby you'd like to write about? Discover how to turn it into a profitable Web site at Make Money With Affiliate Programs. Learn more about the best online affiliate marketing networks.