6 Benefits of Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate Marketing:

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Earn with Affiliate Marketing

Why is it One of the Most Cost-Effective and fastest ways to start out with your Online Business?

There are many forms of Affiliate Marketing, both Online and Offline.
Likewise there are many companies and platforms you can choose to work with.

You can choose to work with:

  • Shopify or Amazon eCommerce stores
  • Niche sites with products drop-shipped, or your own
  • Clickbank products
  • I.M. Products through JVZoo,
  • and far too many others to mention here…

Affiliate Marketing can have its ups and downs, it’s not totally a bed of roses. If you are not set up correctly,
and know how to drive targeted traffic to your offers, you can and will fail with this, just as many people fail with any online business.

However, there are many good reasons to use Affiliate Marketing as your main in-road to an online business. Here are some really good reasons, why you should start with this business model:

 

1. Low cost start-up:

Many people have limited funds and are scared, or simply can’t afford to invest a lot of money, when they are just starting.
With affiliate marketing, they have a good chance to get some funds rolling in slowly, and use this cash flow to establish their main business.

Every business requires some start up capital, but with affiliate marketing, it normally will be lower capital
than almost any other method, particularly for online businesses.

2. Faster start-up:

To get started as an affiliate, is the #1 fastest way to get you started making money online.
You can do a little research, choose your niche, find some products in that niche, sign up to an affiliate program, grab your affiliate link and start sending traffic to your link.
When you make sales, you get paid commissions.

Now, people who have done this will jump in and tell you that it is NOT that simple, and they will be right.
You need to send quality Targeted traffic, you need to make your offer stand out over your competitors.
If you are in a competitive niche, you will need to set up and offer bonuses.

 

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Faster Income Growth

If you are in for the long haul, and aren’t we all, you need to set up capture pages, to catch your prospects onto your emailing list, so you can offer other things to them, or to have another chance at converting those who don’t buy on first visit.

 

3. Inventories and products are not required:

Again pointing to the low initial capital expenditure, but also to business risk, as an affiliate marketer, you do not need to invest in buying product stock, or creating your own products in the beginning.
If you are in the Make Money Online niche, product creation is a must for down the road, but you can start with affiliate products first.

 

Product creation, stocking products, sales websites, advertising materials, and delivery of the product, are all managed by the vendor.
The Affiliate Marketer, only needs to find the buyers, and get them to the vendors site.

4. No Product Support:

As an Affiliate marketer, you normally don’t have the costs and time required to provide product support and for handling customer complaints, this too is the responsibility of the vendor.
Although there will be times that your customers will come directly to you, instead of the product vendor.

In order to keep the customer you should choose to helpful as you can.
Alternatively you can pass them onto the vendor, possibly with some helpful advice, so you maintain your own credibility. Don’t think only of the moment, a long term customer is a huge asset for your business.

 

5. Go worldwide:

As with any online business, your market is much larger than for any offline business.
Online, you can market to the whole world, giving you much wider scope for sales.
This means a wider market for you, which can translate to more sales and larger profits, quicker.

6. You’re Open 24 x 7:

With affiliate marketing online, your business is open every minute of the day, it never closes, even while you are busy with other things, or asleep, your ads and your emails are seen by someone, somewhere.
What could be better than that?

 

With a lot of options available and a lot of ways to earn money, affiliate marketing is undoubtedly the most popular and the easiest way to get started to make money online.

As to how much money one can make with affiliate marketing, that actually depends on you alone.
A dedicated and hardworking affiliate would certainly get more from this business model, compared to those affiliates who would simply sign up and forget it.

It takes a lot of work, and a lot of time, especially when you first start out, but it is also ever on-going.
Don’t let it completely over-take your other plans, but give it a serious go, and remember that Affiliate Marketing can always remain a good portion of your online business, alongside what ever else you do, forever!

A good online business will always have several streams of income!

Please leave your comments and/or questions below!

All the Best
Pete.

About The Author

PeteBentzen

I live in Perth Western Australia with my wife Theresa, a couple big dogs and lots of birds. My main hobbies are Veggie growing and Woodwork. Offline... I am an experienced pump systems engineer, currently working as a senior mechanical engineer for a Mining Equipment manufacturer/supplier. Online... I am an Internet Marketer, with main focus currently on I.M. Niche, but starting to prepare sites in the Health & Fitness niche and some hobby niches.

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