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Is Affiliate Marketing The Best Way To Earn Online Income? I Think So And Here's 6 Reasons Why
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Is Affiliate Marketing The Best Way To Earn Online Income? I Think So And Here\'s 6 Reasons Why

People are coming on the internet in droves, searching for the best home-based online business model. A business that has a low entry cost and doesn't take a lot of start up capital to get the ball rolling. Affiliate marketing fills the bill to a tee.

All you'll be doing as an affiliate is marketing products/services created by others, who are willing to give you a cut of the action for a commission, usually 30%-70%, of each sale you bring in.

There are many reasons that affiliate marketing is an attractive business model to earn an income online. You can start with little, or lots, of online marketing experience and profit quickly. Below are a few reasons why this may be the best online business for you.

1. No product creation is involved because as mentioned above, you're going to be marketing other peoples stuff for a commission. This allows you to get going faster, because the product is already in place.

2. No handling or shipping product. You just need to, as an affiliate, drive traffic (potential customers) to the merchant page utilizing your personalized affiliate link. All payment processing and delivery of the product is looked after, relieving of the hassle of fulfillment.

3. No website or copy writing( good copy writers are costly) to get started. Although you can start without a website/blog. its highly recommended you create one as soon as you can, because you have more control of the content and how to use your affiliate links. If no website you'll just be getting your link out there with other content. You can write and submit articles to various places online, such as, Street Articles, other peoples websites/blogs etc. Your affiliate link will of course be in the body of your article or a resource box.

4. No domain or hosing cost. The majority of people starting with affiliate marketing do so with little in the way of cash. By not having your own website/blog you can skip having to pay for domains or hosting fees. However, once you do start earning some money as an affiliate you definitely will have use for these things, but at the start you can avoid their cost.

5. No refund requests to handle. Again as an affiliate this is taken care of by the merchant. You only role is the promotion of the product, the product owner takes care of any refunds.

6. You have your pick of what to market. The market is filled with products/services to promote. You can pick the most popular and highest paying product that is in demand. Or, you can promote anything that you're interested in, you have 100% ability to choose.

So you see, an affiliate home business is one of the better ways of getting into making money online with minimum start up capital. Most, if not all, of the marketing material is provided to you by the merchant.

I would strongly suggest when you first get online, you get affiliate marketing classes from a reputable training company, because your learning curve will be reduced by taking good training put out by other successful affiliate marketers. The choice is, however, always yours.

Street Talk


Thank you for the comment rachel6. Yes, you're right, there is a mountain of information out there. I've just started learning about media buying(banner space), which is a way to market as an affiliate without a website/blog. If you have money to start with, it may be a way for you to get into affiliate marketing without a site. If you like writing, you could also offer to write content for other people to post on their site with a link pointing back to your affiliate offer, however, you would have to check first if the site admin allows you to link directly to an affiliate page.

  about 8 years ago

Interesting article! I'm just starting to research and learn about affiliate marketing - so much information out there! One question for you - if you don't already have a website/blog, how do you make money as an affiliate?

  about 8 years ago
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