Why Become An Affiliate Marketer – 7 very good reasons.
Firstly, let’s recap on the basics of affiliate marketing before we address
the question “why become an affiliate marketer”.
A merchant is the person or company that owns the product and is selling the product. Now it’s up to the merchant to work their marketing magic and to get visitors to their website to buy their product.
One very successful strategy is to have approved marketing affiliates who will have links to the merchant’s product on their own affiliate websites.
When a person visiting the merchants website decides to purchase the product then the marketing affiliate, that sent them to the site, earns a commission which is a percentage of the product’s sale price.
That sale price being the same regardless of how the visitor came to the merchant site, whether from a marketing affiliate link or directly.
For additional information, a more detailed article on how the affiliate marketing system works is available for you here .
Adding Product Links Is Very Easy
There are a lot of ways to place these commission-earning links on a marketing affiliate’s website and you don’t even have to know how to make advertising banners.
One of the most popular ways to add links is to simply include them in your content. Here’s an example of a product suggestion within an article, with a link to the relevant product where it’s most useful in the content:
“Pain Free Golf – Solutions for Golfers Over 50 – This is a comprehensive book written by physical therapists that will give you the answers to avoiding and/or recovering from injury and getting back to playing great golf”
For more information and to purchase, click on the image below:”
In a similar way, YOU can write (or have someone else write) content on a topic, and then link to a relevant product that might be useful for the reader.
As long as the link you use is an affiliate link, you’ll be lined up to earn a commission on every single sale.
So, Why Did I Become An Affiliate Marketer Online?
Well, here are the main reasons and, you know what, I have never regretted it for one second.
Start up costs are very low. When you think in terms of starting a regular business where you have to rent retail space and carry the required stock you could easily spend tens of thousands of dollars – and that’s just getting started. As an marketing affiliate, you can get started with your online business and check it out totally free. Then you can move on with your business and expand at minimal cost.
You don’t need any staff. No more office bickering or politics and no more messy and expensive payroll. When you get started as an affiliate you can do it all yourself working from home with basic computer skills. Then, when the time comes to grow your business, it’s easy to outsource.
You don’t even need a product you simply have to promote products which are already for sale. Whether it’s an eBook about golf, a beauty product or a weight loss supplement – there is a product out there that you can sell as an affiliate.
You don’t need any expert knowledge on a subject to sell affiliate products either. If you want to be an affiliate for say weight loss products, then you don’t need a PhD in nutrition or exercise. All you need is an eager-to-learn mindset and the ability to market the right affiliate products to the right people. If you have a particular passion or hobby, that’s a great place to start and you will “enjoy the work” even more.
Earn passive income. It’s a bit like the money you earn if you buy a house and then rent it out – for as long as you own that house and are renting it out, you earn money. In a normal job you only get paid once for the work that you do, but as an affiliate you can keep making money from the same affiliate products day in, day out.
If it is part time – you have the opportunity to work your own hours in your spare time and the power to work when it suits you. You can start building you own business to eventually become your own boss – now is that something YOU would like to work towards?
If you are retired or unemployed you have the opportunity to work your own hours to suit your lifestyle. I’m not saying that you’ll be sitting on a beach fishing most days and only working an hour a day after your first month as an affiliate.
But you will have the power to work when it suits you, the power to work from anywhere in the world with an internet connection and the power to have a more flexible life. You will be your own boss building your very own online business.
How Much Money Can You Actually Make?
This is the question everybody wants to ask and the answer is the same as for any other business.
Like any other business it all depends on how much effort you put in and how seriously you take it. For example if you only work an hour a day, or you spend most of your time checking emails as opposed to doing the work, then you might not make much money at all.
But if you are really dedicated, fully committed, treat your affiliate marketing like a real business and you give it 100% every time you sit down in front of your computer, then you can DEFINITELY make a full time income.
I must mention the fact that, while there are numerous perfectly respectable, legitimate online business’s out there, there is also a multitude of SCAM Business’s. Some of these SCAM Business’s are extremely professional and will literally promise everything and anything for little or no effort on your part……just to get their hands on your money.
So, be careful and do your research before committing to anything.
OK, So Where Does That Leave You Now?
Well, for more information, my review of Wealthy Affiliate will tell you everything you need to know and you can have a real good look at the other pages and posts on this website, Powerful Affiliate – which I created in Wealthy Affiliate.
Then, when you are ready, you can get started for free here – as a free starter member you can have two free websites with full training and support – so definitely nothing to lose.
So, there you have it.
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