Affiliate Marketing is one of the hottest online businesses going. People worldwide are using affiliate marketing to create passive income and in some cases, affiliate marketers are replacing the income of their primary income. Affiliate marketing has become one of the most popular home-based businesses in the world.
What Is Affiliate Marketing
In a nutshell, Affiliate Marketing is marketing and advertising the products for another company, and if the shopper makes a purchase of a product from the company you are marketing and advertising for, via your affiliate link, you make a commission/percentage of the sale.
Why Is Affiliate Marketing So Popular
Affiliate Marketing is very popular because:
- Start-up capital is minimal
- You can create this business from your home
- You don’t need a product or a service
- You don’t need employees
- The income potential is incredible
The Power Of Affiliate Marketing
There is much power in Affiliate Marketing. Affiliate Marketing allows vendors to reach a larger audience to sell their product(s) or service(s). Let’s say company Z has products to sell and they use the conventional method of marketing and advertising. Company Z has a TV ad and a radio ad campaign in place. Well, with the collaboration of affiliate marketers company Z can have the affiliate marketers advertising their product on social media (Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, etc.) to the audiences of the affiliate marketer who are also marketing and advertising the product(s) or service(s) on behalf of company Z. Now company Z has an expanded audience base of TV and radio along with the personal platforms of the affiliate marketer(s) on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram. As you can see that with the use of an affiliate marketer(s) a company can increase its reach to audiences that it might not have otherwise reached.
Reasons To Start An Affiliate Marketing Business
Presently, many people are finding themselves in the unemployment predicament due to no fault of their own. COVID-19 has changed our world and employment situation. Having a home-based business had many advantages…read the article Becoming An Online Entrepreneur. Affiliate Marketing is a very popular avenue anyone can use to create an income. For some people, understanding and utilizing this powerful tool can create an almost instantaneous transformation of their income situation and for others, it can/will produce the same result but over a period of time invested into learning and implementing this opportunity. As mentioned earlier in this article there is a minimal cost to get into this business, low overhead, you can do it from home and you set the time/hours that you can work on your business, you don’t need any products or services yourself because you are selling for someone else but you are making a commission/percentage of the sale, and lastly, you can determine exactly the amount of money you want to earn.
Affiliate Programs For Beginners
You might be asking yourself can I do this? The answer is Yes! Almost anyone can be an affiliate marketer. Everyone starts in the same exact place, at the beginning. There is a learning curb but the learning curb is different for each individual. There are simple foundational rules that everyone has to learn and there are many people and organizations that help people learn the affiliate marketing business. If you are interested you can click here and learn of one such organization that offers FREE enrollment. The organization in which I am a member gives step-by-step training, for the beginner, to build a successful business, career, and unlimited income potential. I will leave you with a quote “You don’t have to be great to get started but you have to get started to be great” ∼Zig Ziglar∼
How To Become An Affiliate Marketer
I must be frank with you, I have been working in this arena for eight (8) years. Through my personal experience, I have found many organizations, companies, and people advertising to join for a fee, sometimes an exorbitant fee, only to be overload with a lot of information and tools that I had no clue how to use. I have spent money trying to learn this business, but instead of viewing the spent money as a loss, I view it as the tuition that I had to pay to learn what I didn’t know. Sometimes the education that I needed to know was that a particular company, organization, a person was not a good fit for me. Ultimately, I found the shoes that fit me and it is Wealthy Affiliate.
I was able to set-up an account with this organization for FREE. I joined within 7 days at a very low cost, and when I recognized the value that this system I converted to a Premium Member at a very affordable cost. Premium Member is the highest level of membership within this organization and it very reasonable. If you find yourself needing to create, replace, or enhance your income Affiliate Marketing is worth looking into. Take the time to consider what it is that you want or need and take action! Until next week, be safe, healthy, and prosperous.