Work from Home – Affiliate Marketing
This is the third post in this series Work from Home and here we take a look at Affiliate Marketing.
If you have not read the first two posts in this series you can catch them here:
An affiliate program is pretty much a “no-risk” partnership that allows you to promote another company (or persons) product or services on your website and you earn a commission or a percentage of the sale.
I personally think it is a great way to get started online. It is simple and easy in most cases for you to get started and work from home.
When you sign up as an affiliate for a company you are assigned a special id and URL containing your id. That URL tracks your customers and the sales you generate for your partner company. So every time someone you refer to a product or service makes a purchase you get paid commission.
You can see some examples here on my blog. At the bottom of my side bar you will see some books. These books are connected to my Amazon affiliate link. My PS at the bottom of my post here has my affiliate link to a lead generation source.
If you click on my Recommended Resources page you will see some more products I recommend. They are all affiliate products that I like and that I use. You will see many of these products are in banner form. The neat thing here is the code for the banners is provided by the company I am an affiliate with so it is a two minute job to put it in here. If I can do that anyone can as I am not a technical person.
You really can work from home and build a business just selling affiliate products like this.
I believe we all should be building a residual income. An income that continues to be paid to us month after month long after the original sale was made. So when you are looking at which affiliate offers to promote choose at least some with an ongoing revenue stream.
Clearly if someone buys a book or a training course it is a one off sale. However if they buy a subscription with a monthly fee then it is ongoing and you will also be paid every month – cool eh? So look for things like this to sell where you will get paid an ongoing income.
There are also two tier affiliate programs where as well as earning a commission off the sales you make you earn on the sales of anyone you recommend to the affiliate program.
The other great thing is that in most cases you do not have to build sales pages, capture pages or specific websites as it is all done for you. Nor do you have to collect the money, package the product, deliver the product, ship the product.
I think Affiliate Marketing is a great choice for anyone getting started on the internet and wanting to work from home.
Please leave a comment below. Do you do affiliate marketing? Do you have any questions? And if you found this post of value please share with your friends.
In my next part to this Work from Home series I will be discussing Network Marketing.
All the best
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