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Why So Many People Seek A Career In Affiliate Marketing
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Why So Many People Seek A Career In Affiliate Marketing

I've been interested in affiliate marketing for years. It wasn't until about 3 years ago that I noticed the internet was flooded with reviews and testimonials about how a career in affiliate marketing was paying for their nice cars and houses.

I guess I didn't like how these people online always seemed to flaunt their success in my face. It doesn't make me want to join their program, it makes me angry and I want to shut down my computer and pout.

For a while, that's exactly what I did.

A few years after abandoning my interest, I got an itch to look back into it. Instead of clicking on the links I found in my email address (how they got there, I have no idea because I'd never signed up for any of these programs) I decided to stick to articles by people who were currently working as online affiliate marketers.

I started to think about why I wanted to be an affiliate marketer and why others were searching for their place in this career as well.

Working My Own Hours

It's always been a childhood fantasy to work my own hours and not have to worry about clocking in and out and asking someone if you could have the day off.

Who doesn't want to choose when they do or don't work? Someone would have to be crazy to not want to create their own schedule (which they could totally change if they needed to).

I think it's one of the main reasons people initially want to become an affiliate marketer.

I Get to Stay Home

The very thought makes me smile. I don't have to worry about using gas to get to work in time or have to get stressed out trying to beat the New York rush hour (what a pain!) only to realize I'm going to be late anyway because they're doing road work.

I'm a simple person. I don't like dressing up everyday and I think everyone knows that working in an office of any sort will require you to wear at least a nice business casual outfit. Since I'm a jeans and t-shirt kinda gal, that means I'd have to spend money on enough "fancy pants" to last a week.

That doesn't sound very appealing to me.

Earning Potential

Of course I'm interested in this aspect of affiliate marketing. I know it takes time but I am really tired of dreaming about making enough money to pay for my own car right off the lot.

Working at a burger joint isn't going to leave me in any position to even consider buying a new car, let alone a house.

The affiliate marketing testimonials I've read and heard are just too awesome to imagine. Being unemployed, I think even earning average annual salary would be awesome.

Who doesn't want to earn money? Everyone does

There are a lot of different reasons why people want to become an affiliate marketer, but I'm pretty sure I've covered the main reasons of the majority just by stating some of the reasons I have always wanted to become a marketer. There just aren't a lot of jobs available in the "outside world" so while I'm waiting for an interview I figured I'd use my time for something that is going to pay off (pun intended) in the long run.


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