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Is affiliate marketing better than network marketing?

Years ago when I was first introduced to network marketing it happened to be at an Amway home demonstration. That was the first time I was introduced to the concept of earning cash on multiple levels and was intrigued by it. This was well before computers and the internet became a household item for most people. I made a little money in that business but didn't like the way of promoting it so got out.

Later on when computers and internet access was beginning to show up in most households I found another interesting mlm marketing business and joined. It was fairly easy then to promote and refer people into my organization. Internet was new to most folks and many of those realized it would be easy to make some money through the various opportunities available. You could run a few adds and send out a few emails and many were interested in your offer.

Today things have got a lot harder and more expensive to promote a network marketing business. I believe many have just got burned and burned out trying to promote their MLM business. They have burned out their friends and family members which is so often what the leaders in the business push you to do. People have tried every marketing trick and scheme under the sun to promote their network marketing business through add campaigns, purchasing burnt out leads, spending big bucks on PPC advertising, and other means to get their opportunity in front of someone that may be interested.

Because of those things many have turned to affiliate marketing as a source of potential income. Companies pay good dollars to anyone willing to promote their products or services as an affiliate. Organizations like Clickbank, Commission Junction, and even Amazon have made finding a product to promote even easier. There is practically no out of pocket expenses to promote these products. No monthly product orders that are required in most MLM's. In fact the biggest expense as an affiliate marketer is likely your internet access bill to your ISP.

An affiliate marketer has access to hundreds, even thousands of products and services they can promote, while you are limited to certain products offered by network marketing companies. Affiliate marketers can find little niches where they can even compete with the biggest players in the industry. For example by looking at my avatar you can surmise I really love bass fishing. Not if I wanted to promote something on Bass Fishing in general my chances of success are very slim. But if I were to promote something like good baits for catching bass I've just focused my efforts on a much smaller segment. I have found a little niche and that is what an affiliate marketing niche is all about, and my expense is practically ZERO!

There are plenty of resources around that can help one learn the ins and outs of affiliate marketing. To find a niche think about the things that interest you most. Do some research and I bet you can find a product or service which identifies that interest and a product you can promote. People are making a very good living by promoting their favorite affiliate marketing niche. Unlike trying to promote some MLM business it is just a lot more fun promoting something you are really interested in.

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Great article. I have found it to be fun so far. Been at it for about a year. A lot to learn and take in.

  about 1 decade ago

Thanks Daniel....Once I dropped a MLM is was in seemed like I was able to relax more and just let things happen. It's just a whole bunch easier to promote something than trying to do business another way.

  about 1 decade ago

I somehow don't agree with you. Right now im doing an MLM bussiness online, and im mixing both IM and MLM strategies together. I think, that all IM,AM,MLM are very adjustable to each other and quite similliar. And by doing so, MLM could bring more income in longterm. Ofcourse, im not talking about amway or any similliar products, im talking about the MLM program that Im in.

  about 1 decade ago
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