Affiliate Marketing, in my personal opinion, is the easiest, laziest and fastest way for anyone to start generative income on the Internet.
For the benefit of those of you who do not know what affiliate marketing is – affiliate marketing is actually promoting other merchants' products or services and get receive a certain amount of commission (for physical products it's between 1% and 10%, for digital products it's between 50% and 75%) whenever someone you refer purchases the merchant's products or services.
Here are some of the benefits of being an affiliate marketer:
Benefit # 1 – No Product Inventory, Sales Transactions To Handle
There's no need to worry about the whole process of product creation, product delivery, handling of payments, refunds, etc. All he / she need to do is to drive traffic to the merchant's product sales page.
The merchant's sales page will then handle the rest – with the sales copy trying to convince the visitor that you mentioned that the product is what they'll need, and also, if the visitor decides to buy, the merchant's website will also handle all transactions , as well as delivery.
Benefit # 2 – High Amount Of Commissions
The level of commission for every successful sale, especially for digital books, is very high – between 50% and 75%. So, if he / she manages to sell a $ 40 digital book, he / she will make $ 30 in commissions just like that!
Benefit # 3 – Work Anywhere You Want
Here's the exciting part – you get to choose your work place! You can either work from home, or anywhere outside with an Internet Connection. You're also bounded by the time you need to work. You can work anytime you want!
Benefit # 4 – No Sales Experience Required
You need not be an excellent salesperson to go into affiliate marketing. You also do not need to have any business background to go into it as well. Most affiliate programs offer excellent support to help affiliates along the way – most of them have promotional email messages already written – so all you need to do is to just copy and paste them into your email message body and send them out (even a kindergarten kid) could do it!)
Some of the affiliate programs will also provide you with articles centered around the products they're selling – so you can submit these articles to article directories (with the link to the merchant's website in the author's resource box to drive traffic to the merchant's website) . You can also upload these articles to your websites and blogs, and, in these articles, include links to the merchant's website.
Benefit # 5 – Reach Out To Prospects All Over The World Round The Clock
As an affiliate marketer, you can promote products and services to people all over the world. You're not bounded by anything on the Internet.
The best part is, you can make money round the clock! Once you've set everything up, you can leave the whole system to run on complete autopilot round the clock – all you need to do is to wait for money to start coming in!
The above are just some of the many benefits of being an affiliate marketer. You can either go into it part-time (and earn some additional passive income), or go into it full-time. It's up to you.
What I want to say in conclusion is, affiliate marketing is the way to go right now to generate massive amounts of cash on the Internet – as long as you follow the right set of plans and strategies.
All the best!