Affiliate Marketing – What Does it Take to Become an Affiliate Millionaire?
Affiliate Marketing seems like it’s lost on a lot of people, for both experienced internet marketers and newbies alike. I must admit that it was lost on me. When I was first introduced to affiliate marketing, I didn’t understand it. A lot of questions floated through my head:
– How does it work?
– How can you earn a living online with affiliate marketing?
– What does it take to really see it through to a profit?
Well, before we tackle those questions, perhaps, here’s a better explanation of what it is. Understand that affiliate marketing is just another way of saying, “earning commissions” or “referral program.” Through this form of marketing, you can earn commission for referring people who purchase a product.
How does it work?
Well, it isn’t an exact science. However, the main priority of this subset of internet marketing is to entice and capture an audience, as well as to get them to purchase (via your affiliate link.) This affiliate link is key to you earning your commissions. The more likely you are to get clicks to that sacred link, the more likely you are to earn a commission and payment into your bank account.
The matter in which you do so is subject to your discretion. You can be the boisterous rabble-rouser that uses the negative-speak to incite fear in readers and hopefully get them emotionally tied to a purchase. Ex: “Is [fill in product name] a scam?” or “Don’t buy this without reading my review!” This is typical from internet marketers with no originality and rely on preying on emotions.
The other type of affiliate marketing campaign you can conduct is the type the involves really connecting with your audience, providing honest reviews, and a true investigation of the product. How you approach this is up to you.
How can you earn a living online with affiliate marketing?
Overall, affiliate marketing takes a lot of time and lot of man hours. I would classify any internet marketing activity as a “drip effect” or a “snowball effect.” Think of any marketing or internet marketing activity as building a snowball and rolling it downhill. It will start off small slowly finding its path. However, with your help packing on more and more snow (putting in more and more productive time into it), it will soon grow into a boulder, and that’s where you will really start to see the effects (and hopefully commission checks.)
What does it take to really see it through?
It take endurance, longevity, and stamina. Endurance on the part of the marketer. Longevity to be able to keep at it; there’s a lot of writing involved: copywriting, email writing, SEO writing, and general writing. And of course you’ll need stamina to be able to run with the ‘big dogs’ — your competition, who have probably been at it longer and hence are more experienced.
So do you have what it takes to become an Affiliate Millionaire?