10 Top Reasons To Use Affiliate Marketingby Luis Villasana Network Marketer
1.- You get to be your own boss.
You create your own opportunities. You choose how much you wish to earn and work accordingly. You choose to do things that interest you. You choose to take holidays when you need them. You choose to spend more time with your family. Regardless of where you are now, you can go as far as you like with affiliate marketing if you’re willing to work. With this freedom comes responsibility, but for most affiliates the benefits far outweigh the negatives.
2.- No risk: It costs very little to get started as an affiliate.
In all seriousness you can become an affiliate and start earning commissions, without spending a dime. Most affiliates, however, will make an initial investment for some web hosting and a domain name for their first website. Hosting will set you back between $10 to $20 per month, and a domain name costs about $10 per year. Joining affiliate programs is free. There are lots of free ways to promote your website – for example being listed in the natural search listings of the search engines. Generally you will end up spending money when you want to save time; you’ll keep your spending to a minimum if you’re the patient type and you’re happy to do the tedious tasks yourself (this can even be a good thing to do with your first website, so that you learn how it works!).
3.- Anyone can become an affiliate.
Affiliate marketing is extremely democratic. You will find affiliates of all ages, from all different countries, with all sorts of backgrounds. All you need to get started affiliate marketing is Internet access, and you can operate from any country. (although some countries are restricted from certain networks and payment providers, but there are usually ways around this). You don’t need to be an expert web designer, writer or marketing guru: these things will give you a slight head start, but for the most part affiliates all start at the same level and just learn by doing.
4.- You have a lot of choice.
There are many different affiliate programs you can promote, hundreds of different markets you can promote to and lots of different methods for promoting products. In fact one of the biggest problems striking new affiliates is too much choice
5.- You don’t need to invest in building your own product.
This falls under the “no risk” category as well. Someone creating a product needs to be very thorough with their market research beforehand to be sure that they’re creating something that actually sells. If they get it wrong it can mean tens of thousands of dollars in product development wasted! Affiliates don’t have as much risk since they are only promoting products, and they can change products at any time.
6.- You don’t need to focus solely on one topic.
In fact affiliates who are earning large amounts typically have a number of separate websites promoting different products across a variety of markets at any given time; they don’t have all their eggs in one basket.
7.- You’re not tied to any particular product.
If a product isn’t performing, or if you see a different product you’d like to promote, it’s can be as easy as changing the links on your site. You can try lots of different products and see which ones work for you.
8.- You don’t need to be concerned with delivery or payments.
That’s all dealt with by the merchant or the merchant’s payment processor.
9.- There’s a lot of money to be made.
As mentioned earlier, affiliate marketing is a huge business and it doesn’t look like it’ll be going away anytime soon.
10- Affiliate marketing can be a relatively passive income, freeing you to spend more time doing the things you like.
Yes it takes time to get started, but once you’re earning enough you’ll be able to do what any decent business manager does: delegate. There is a huge wealth of freelance talent on the Internet these days, and you can easily outsource all but the most vital tasks.
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