What is Affiliate Marketing?
Affiliate Marketing is a business model whereby an established company offers an individual a financial reward for bringing sales or traffic to this company.
The first, and earliest expression, of this business model has been around since 1989, when PC Flowers and Gifts, was launched by William J. Tobin.
From there, it has grown in leaps and bounds, to become one of the most popular methods of doing business today.
Affiliate Marketing for the beginner, is one of the easiest and least expensive ways of starting your own business.
5 Reasons to consider Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate Marketing has proven itself to be an efficient method for young and beginner entrepreneurs to get started.
Why is this so?
Here are 5 compelling reasons for this modern day phenomenon.
1) Low Start-up Costs
Starting a “Brick and Mortar” business is a very expensive proposition.
What is a brick and mortar store?
A brick and mortar store is the traditional business you see as you walk down any street in your city or town. It deals with customers in person, in an office or shop, that it owns or rents.
The coffee shop or the bank, you walk by every day, on your way to school or work, are examples of brick and mortar businesses.
Depending on the business model and type of business, the cost of setting up a business like this can easily climb into the 10’s or 100’s of thousands of dollars.
Consider the location that you must choose for housing your new business. We’ve all heard the expression, “location, location, location”. Guess what that means?
That means that you have to rent business space in the most expensive part of town, place a huge deposit down, sign a lease, and hopefully have enough foot-traffic to purchase enough of your products to pay the bills and your employees.
The monthly expenses will include utilities, heat, insurance and advertising, to mention only a few.
Have you noticed that I haven’t mentioned YOU, the owner, of this often struggling-to-survive brand-new business.
You can expect to work very long days, and if you have a family, at home, better get some photos, because you won’t be seeing them very often.
2) Work from Home
As an Affiliate Marketer, you can work from home or anywhere that has an Internet connection. Do you like travelling? … Are you going on a Cruise? … Simply bring your business with you!
The cost of commuting back and forth to work is an expense that is very costly to your new business in dollars and time as well.
Sitting in traffic, or scrunched-up on a bus, or train-car, is not very conducive to conducting business.
Imagine all the hours that you can save by working from home. All this time can be used for growing your company, and not having to deal with people slobbering all over you.
Consider the cost of clothing yourself and the dry-cleaning fees.
Working from home requires only casual dress.
You can start your day whenever you want.
No need to explain to an angry boss that you will be 10 minutes late because there was an accident on your way to work.
You decide your hours.
You decide when and where you work, no one with a chip on their shoulder can ruin your day at 9:00 a.m.
3) No Need to Store and Ship Products
As a brick and mortar business owner, you need extensive square footage to house, store, and ship your products. Affiliate Marketing removes all of this from your daily activities so you can focus on your business.
In Affiliate Marketing, you join an affiliate program and you team-up with a provider of goods, products, or services.
This is done after you have created a website for yourself or you have someone build a website for you.
It’s not hard and you can do it yourself with my guidance and pass the savings on to your business. Now you can promote this company’s products, goods, or services on your new website, with ads or links that lead your traffic back to your affiliate parent company.
When your traffic purchases these products, you receive a commission, which is usually a percentage of the sales. The good part of this system is that you don’t have to carry inventory and deal with any physical products.
This is all done by the company that you are an affiliate of.
All online business owners have access to all the taxation advantages that brick and mortar business owners have. These tax laws vary from country to country, and that is for you to pursue in the same fashion as all citizens of your country.
4) You become a Business Owner
It’s just that easy.
Easy to get started in this new business, but you will have to provide the effort.
Being a business owner, will give you more independence. You will be able to choose the hours when you work, and even where you work. You will be able to work anywhere, as long as you have an Internet connection.
Affiliate Marketing for the Beginner, is the easiest way to get you started in business.
The moment you enter your teen years, you are faced with the fact of looking for a job. This is one of the grim facts of life. Most people spend their long lives working for people they can’t stand, doing something they hate, and just can’t wait to get away from.
Now imagine if you could earn a living, doing something that you enjoyed.
Imagine if you could spend your precious time working at something you love and working as your own boss.
This is the opportunity that I want to present to you today.
Imagine for a moment, that you are your own boss
5) No Huge Budget required for Advertising
As a matter of fact, there are very few start-up costs, period.
All you need is a domain name, a website, hosting for your website, and an affiliate program.
All provided, in a one stop shopping experience, right here!
Affiliate programs are free. You never have to pay to join an affiliate program and there are thousands of affiliate programs available for you to choose from. You can choose to work at something you actually like doing.
How sick is that?
With all of these basics covered, all that will remain, is for you to create superb content to attract visitors to your website.
Working for myself, and being my own boss, is one of the greatest feelings of accomplishment that I have been able to achieve.
My first taste of business was in residential construction.
Construction is a brick and mortar business. I loved working in construction and I loved building things, but scaling my business was always very expensive.
When one of my business friends tried to convince me to look at affiliate marketing as an option for my later years, he was pleasantly surprised that I jumped on board rather quickly.
Today we laugh at how easy I was to convince. I did not need convincing, because as a business owner, I saw the tremendous opportunity that was available to me, in this field.
You can Contact Me for more information and start your very own business today!