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Is Affiliate Marketing Over Saturated?
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The question "Is Affiliate Marketing Over Saturated" comes up quite often so I thought I would take the time to address the it!

With the bad economy lots of people are considering whether or not they should start an Affiliate Marketing business. I believe that wanting to know if Affiliate Marketing is over saturated is certainly a legitimate question. Competition is a factor in most any business.

A Closer Look!

Nobody really knows how many Affiliate Marketers there actually are but I am certain it is at least in the tens of thousands. Maybe even in the millions. I really don’t know and to be honest it really doesn’t concern me how saturated Affiliate Marketing is and here is why.

What I do know is that less than 5% of them are making a living doing Affiliate Marketing and the vast majority is making only a little money or no money but that has Little or Nothing to do with Competition.

From the standpoint that "there are Only So Many Customers to Go Around" well, yes, competition is definitely a factor as it is with any business.

Yes, I know that for certain Keyword Searches you can pull up page after page of websites and articles posted by hungry Affiliate Marketers hoping to catch a few crumbs while the ones ranking on the first page seem to make most money.

There are so many other factors to being a successful Affiliate Marketer than getting ranked on the first page.

Let’s take a look at it from A Different Standpoint!

In 2009 there were $131.4 BILLION Dollars in retail sales on the Internet.

Some experts predict that by 2013 that figure will reach $198.3 BILLION.

All of this tremendous growth in sales has been taking place despite a Worldwide Recession and most economists agree the growth will continue because more and more people own PCs with access to the Internet.

My calculator doesn't display enough decimal places but I don't have to do the math. I know that even if there were a Hundred Million Affiliate Marketers there is more than enough retail sales being made for each and every Affiliate Marketer to make lots and lots of money.

But that’s never going to happen and here is why!

The real issue is not whether or not Affiliate Marketing is over saturated, the real issue is KNOWLEDGE or put another way, TRAINING.

The difference between those Affiliate Marketers making Five Figure Monthly Incomes and those making little or no incomes is really how much they know and how much they are willing to work.

The more Training you have the Less Competition there is, PERIOD!

You might have your website SEOed but that doesn't mean that it’s getting a High Conversion Rate, does it?

That's why I am a big believer in getting some solid training right from the start. That way you will set yourself apart from the VAST MAJORITY of affiliate marketers.

When you get some quality Affiliate Marketing Training you will give yourself the best opportunity to tap into the incredible Internet Retail Market to become one of the top Marketers who are making money with affiliate marketing.

And once you get your business up and running make a commitment to continuing your education so you will know the little subtle things that make the difference between a Three Figure Monthly Income and a Five Figure Monthly Income.

Best way to Learn Affiliate Marketing!

In my experience the best place to learn affiliate marketing as far as I am concerned is Wealthy Affiliate University.

Wealthy Affiliate University is an Online Acadamy that has built a strong reputation for high quality training and integrity. Most of the top Internet and Affiliate Marketers are currently members WAU or they were members at one time.

Once you get Enough Training to actually get started making money not only can you continue to get Ongoing Training and keep up with the latest trends and changes in the industry but WAU is the best Platform from which to Operate your Internet Business with all the Tools and Unlimited Website Hosting provided all under one roof.

That is why I am an ongoing member at WAU!

There are even high quality Free Affiliate Marketing Courses available that will help you get started.

My Conclusion!

I believe a lot of people are just looking for an excuse to fail at whatever they set out to do and if that is why you want to know is affiliate marketing over saturated I can almost assure you that you will fail.

Affiliate Marketing is a business and should be approached like most any business.

The only real factor that determines Success is YOU and your willingness to learn and work at it is what will determine your success.

Don’t worry about competition. It’s what you do that counts and there will always be more than enough Sales and Money to be made in Affiliate Marketing for those who are prepared.

Best of luck to you,

K. Les Baker


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Agreed! This is a great article on affiliate marketing. It certainly takes constant work.

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