Affiliate Marketing for Beginners #2
Tell me, have you ever thought that your skills and expertise were being wasted at your regular job?
You apply all of your creative know-how and ability for your boss and their company for very little reward. Have you ever considered taking those skills and making them work for you instead of someone else? Have you looked into your own business enterprise only to realize the capital you need is way beyond what you can raise? If you have answered yes to any of these questions then becoming an affiliate could be the answer you are looking for.
As we discussed in the last issue many of us would love to start our own businesses but two things generally stop us.
The first being money and the second being risk.
Generally when you start a business you need a significant amount of capital even if it’s just a small sole proprietorship.
Even though financing is available there is still the risk factor.
A fairly large percentage of small businesses fail in the first year. If you make it through that first year then there are still several challenges that have to be met. It could be five years before you see any real profit. Most of us cannot wait this long.
Becoming an affiliate can get you started on the road to independence without a huge investment, and with virtually no risk. By becoming an affiliate you work to sell or increase the revenues of another company. Similar to working a regular job, but instead of a set hourly wage your income is a percentage of the sales you make. The head company takes care of the advertising and creation of the products; you simply work out how to sell them. You are paid for your performance. The more you sell the more you make.
You can also create an online affiliate marketing business. If you’re creative and handy at making websites then this could be the perfect opportunity for you. By allowing your site to become an affiliate site with a major search engine, you could make large amounts of profit with ad revenue. Companies such as Yahoo publisher and Google ad sense can help to get you started. They handle all of the advertising costs and placing allowing you to concentrate on bringing traffic to your site.
There is no cost to you and absolutely no risk.
People who enjoy independence and flexibility in their work make good affiliates. Those that desire or need flexible working hours can gain the most from being an affiliate. You are paid according to how well you perform, not on how many hours you work. You can schedule your work around other things such as families or other commitments. If you’re independent and a self-starter then a career as an affiliate is perfect for you.
If you are creative, motivated and driven then possibly consider becoming an affiliate. You can run your own affiliate business from home with no cost or obligation to you. If you are good at working independently then as an affiliate you can’t go wrong. You’ll have the freedom to work as and when you please and will realize the rewards of your own hard work. Start putting your skills and creativity to work for you rather than someone else. What you receive in return will be well worth it. Consider a career as an affiliate, you nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Make sure you look for the next article soon. We will be talking about basic affiliate marketing on the Internet.
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