Affiliate Marketing – Is it For Me?
Whether we choose to believe we are in a recession or not….the fact is unemployment rate is high, economy is on a downturn and many seniors are being forced to retire early. Therefore, this article was written to share with you a great way of earning a passive income utilizing technology without having to be a web-page designer or an internet guru!
This great moneymaking secret is known as “Affiliate Marketing”.
An affiliate marketer is someone who earns a commission by promoting a product or service online to customers who consummate the sale. You will not need inventory, nor will you need to advertise or incur monthly expenses such as a lease for office space, all of which are necessary expenses to operate a business. All that is required of you is to promote the product or service which leads to a sale and you get paid!
How is this done? Let’s say Adam visits John’s Pet Supply website and reads an article that John wrote about dog training tips and techniques. Adam clicks on a link that says Click Here to learn more about how to train a dog. This link leads Adam to a merchant’s website which sells at home dog training programs; if Adam purchases a product from this site, John as the affiliate marketer, will earn a commission… it’s as simple as that! Writing an article such as this and embedding the link to the merchant’s site is one method of promoting a product. Other methods include social marketing, email marketing, video marketing and creating your very own blog.
This type of marketing is a win-win situation as the merchant has made a sale and you have earned a generous commission. Now multiply this by hundreds of merchants who are willing to pay you a commission for promoting their products or services and the vast amount of consumers who buy online daily! As you can see, one can make an insane amount of money online simply by promoting others’ products as an affiliate marketer.