Bum Marketing – Getting Started With Affiliate Marketing is Not Expensive
Every day you hear of people talking about getting into online marketing but do nothing because they think it is too difficult or too expensive. No wonder this is the case when you look at the way some of the gurus market their expensive courses. Lots of technical stuff, umpteen videos, audios and ebooks in each of their courses. The sheer volume of what they include is enough to put doubt in the mind of the the average person.
However what most people do not realize is that marketing products online can be low cost and almost anyone can do it.
The only tool you really need is an internet connection which you already have or you would not be reading this article. You can either start online marketing as a second income source or a complete change of career. Most people start marketing online to supplement their income and when they start to make enough money to replace their income they change careers.
The easiest place to start is affiliate marketing which is selling other people’s products. There is not a shortage of people wanting affiliates to market their products for them and some pay up to 70% commission to encourage more affiliates to market their products.
Affiliate marketing is a simple concept and this is how it works. Lots of people and companies have products for sale but it is not economical for them to try and sell them all themselves. So they hire a sales force in the form of affiliates who only get paid when a sale is made. It is a win-win situation as the affiliate gets paid and the merchant makes money on the sale of the product.
There are a great number of products, programs, ebooks and videos on the market today and most are easy to sell because the merchants do research into their market before they create products as it is not viable for them to produce products no one wants. Therefore a lot of these products are in high demand and all you have to do is find buyers and act as the middleman between them and the seller. Easiest products to market are the ones that appeal to you as it is easier to market products you are knowledgeable about.
No it is not going to cost you a fortune even though you may have heard the horror stories about how expensive pay per click advertising can be for beginners. In fact if you follow the bum marketing model it does not have to cost you anything. However you do need a plan and guidance to start you on the right track. Do not worry I am not talking about some stuff that is full of programming code that very few people can understand but very simple stuff instead.