What Is Affiliate Marketing? – Read On To Find Out

What Is Affiliate Marketing

What Is Affiliate Marketing?

Wikipedia Definition Of Affiliate Marketing

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So Affiliate Marketing What?

Well, basically Affiliate marketing means you find other peoples digital or physical products, promote them and they pay you a “share” of the money for getting the customer.

It has become one of the most popular ways to make money online and it’s only getting bigger. 

How Do You Get Started In Affiliate Marketing?

Good question, go to youtube, watch some videos, copy what you see and get rich, right? Wrong I tried that it doesn’t work, simple. They always seem to leave a few details out, quite important details funnily enough. You can make money following what they teach but generally not all but most are just out to get you to buy their courses.  

Actually what you need is, 1- A traffic Source

      2- A Product

      3- A Customer

If you can combine these three things in the right way then, and only then can you make money.

Why Be an Affiliate Marketer?

Passive income.

It takes a lot of upfront effort to do research, decide on traffic sources and set up ads and the constant tweaking and testing, but once honed, you could quite easily go on holiday for a week or two and still make money whilst away.  Now you will hear here many times about passive income equating to do some work upfront then the money just rolls in while you sleep, well to me this is only partly true.

No customers to deal with.

Not much to expand upon here, you don’t have to deal with the customers, unless you are going to collect emails during the process then you will have some contact with email campaigns but no support to offer, no complaints.

Work from home.

Another pretty self-explanatory one here.  I work full time but do affiliate marketing in the evenings.  I work as many hours as I want to or not.

Cost-effective.

Now, this is a little bit of a bugbear of mine in this industry.  Obviously compared to having a physical business then yes it is cost-effective and relatively inexpensive.  However, done properly affiliate marketing has outgoings like any other business. It’s quite a topic on its own so I will simply link you to an article I wrote wholly on this subject HERE

Convenient and flexible.

Affiliate marketing is most definitely convenient and flexible.  As previously mentioned you work when you want for how long you want.  If like me you have children and they need your attention then you can, I don’t work weekends in my normal job nor in affiliate marketing because I don’t want to and I don’t have to.

 

Closing Thoughts

So there you go, in a nutshell, that’s what affiliate marketing is and why its a good idea. Thank you for reading and I hope you will One, give this business a go and Two, go on and read my other articles on affiliate marketing, especially the cost involved article which you can find HERE

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