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Affiliate Marketing: Secrets That Top Affiliates are Not Telling You

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Making Money from Home with Affiliate Programs

Making Money from Home with Affiliate Programs

Tips on Affiliate Marketing

Make Money Online through Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is one of the hottest trends in the market today in making money online. It requires no college degree, no experience needed, no regular working time, and no office and transportation expenses in marketing your products or services. In simple terms, affiliate marketing works like being an online salesman promoting other people’s products and services. You earn either in terms of percentage of every sale, fixed rate in every purchase, or fixed rate per referral towards paid sign-up to membership sites, subscriptions and webinars. The good thing about affiliate marketing is that you can do it anywhere even at your own home with your family.

Making money online through affiliate marketing may sound too attractive and simple to do that leads to hundreds and thousands of people to join and sign-up for an affiliate program every day. However, the big question is: How many people are actually earning money from affiliate marketing? Because of too many competitor affiliates, only few are raking in thousands of dollars; some are earning good, while still there are many who could hardly earn even a single dollar after months of marketing the products they are affiliated with. Eventually, more people quit from doing affiliate marketing because they are not earning enough money online as they projected based on the hype that those ‘get-rich-overnight’ schemes impressed.

It is true that there are some people who have become self-made millionaires through affiliate marketing. They can join a certain affiliate program today and instantly earn thousands of dollars the following day and become rich overnight. However, what they did not mentioned is that, these people already have a solid client base which took them several months and years to achieve a good reputation and profile; and build a list of thousands of subscribers where they can easily disseminate information and promote the products. They also own various popular websites with thousands of visitors daily and all they have to do is simply insert their new affiliate product into their website; write one or two paragraphs about it; and eventually start earning from sales of that new product. If you are a newbie, you will never achieve what they can do overnight.

Affiliate Marketing and Make Money from Home

Make Money From Home with Affiliate Marketing

Paid Affiliate Programs

Tips on Premium Affiliate Programs

Another affiliate marketing hype entices you to join their paid affiliate program and promises that you will become instantly rich without doing anything at all because they have this ‘state-of-the-art’ technology to do all the hard work… Come on! Why on earth would they need you on the first place if you do nothing at all? They might as well keep the money to themselves, right? Just think about that logic.

People or companies need affiliates to promote their products, they need affiliates because they don’t have much time to do all the promotions by themselves, they need you as affiliates for your marketing and selling skills, and they need you as affiliates because they want to have access to your client base or opt-in list and market the product/ services to them.

Should you want to venture into affiliate marketing and join an affiliate program, you have to do your share of the work in marketing the products; and they will generously pay you for your hard work. With the global crisis around, nothing is being served on a silver platter. You have to work to earn; but then, working can become a hobby if you really like what you are doing. And the good thing about affiliate marketing is that, there are too many affiliate programs available for almost all products. And you can simply join an affiliate program in line with your interest.

If you love travelling, then make a site or blog about places and your travels; and earn as an affiliate of a travel agency. In this way, you enjoy what you are doing, and working on making money online becomes easier because you are doing what you love doing. Perhaps, this is the real meaning of the famous marketing ads that states “get rich without working!” Don’t take it literally, you are actually working hard on it, but if you love what you are doing, it becomes no work at all.

Affiliate marketing can be fun and exciting. It squeezes out your creativity and innovation. It allows you to achieve what you want in life once you are successful with it. And you can work on it at your own pace and time without any boss pressuring on you. You can create a well balanced life between work and family, and the opportunity for earning is unlimited.

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Comments

Feb 19, 2012 4:53pm
JudyE
Good info here thanks JohnMags. Thanks for sharing.
Feb 20, 2012 1:09am
JohnMags
Your welcome JudyE. Glad to know you appreciate this article. Thanks also for reading
Mar 4, 2012 11:36am
vetochemicals
I tried it long ago and wasn't very good at affiliate marketing but, with a better understanding of the whole writing genre now it's probably worth taking another peek.
May 20, 2012 3:53am
jerrilee
Very much appreciate your insight and disclosure here.Hope it helps others to choose their marketing paths wisely.It certainly gave me points to consider.Thanks.
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