In this article, I’ll give you 6 reasons why a beginning marketer should start with affiliate marketing.
If you want to start an online business but don’t know where to start, I think you really should give affiliate marketing a try. The reason I would start with this technique is that it is by far the easiest to use and has no upfront cost.
So let’s take a look at 6 reasons why a beginner marketer should start with affiliate marketing.
1. MANY TO CHOOSE FROM
Almost all companies have affiliate programs that you can join. And not only small companies, but also BIG COMPANIES. Like Walmart, Bestbuy, Amazon, JVZoo, Warrior Plus, eBay, and many others. All you have to do is do a Google search for “company name” and put the affiliate program behind it like this (ex. Walmart affiliate program)
2. JOIN FREE
Affiliate programs pay you to promote their products and joining them is free, so there is no upfront cost to you. Now, depending on the company, it will depend on how much commission you are going to make. As an example, Walmart pays commissions of 8%. And most JVZoo vendors will pay commissions of 50% to 100% depending on the vendor and product. While Amazon generally pays 4-8.5%, depending on your seller rank.
3. THERE ARE NO PRODUCTS TO MAKE
When you do affiliate marketing, you don’t have to worry about creating a product because you are simply promoting someone else’s product. This is a no-brainer and you don’t need to have any skills to create products from scratch. All the hard work like building a website, creating amazing graphics for a product, paying someone to write the sales page copy, is done. All you need to do is drive people to the page.
4. THERE ARE NO PRODUCTS TO SHIP
When you do affiliate marketing, you will never have to struggle with having to ship a product because the vendor takes care of all of this. And it does not matter if it is a digital or physical product. The provider takes care of all the hard work for you. All you do is get people to take a look at your products and if they buy, pay you and ship or deliver the digital products.
5. MANY PLACES TO PROMOTE
There are unlimited ways to promote these affiliate products. You can use email, Facebook, YouTube, forums (read their rules and regulations before posting), Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc. Even if you are a beginner, you can earn good passive income. However, for me, the easiest way to make affiliate sales is to use your email list. If you don’t have one, start building one now. Build a good relationship with your list and once they trust you and send them affiliate promotions and they like the offer they will buy from you.
6. NO CUSTOMER SUPPORT
Another great thing is that you don’t have to take care of customer support. Everything is done for you.
Well, that sums up the 6 reasons a novice marketer should start affiliate marketing. Hope now you can see why this is one of the easiest businesses to start making money online.