There are many varied, successful ways to make an online income. There are so many, in fact, that it can become confusing as to which way you should choose to follow.
With that in mind, many folks may ask, “What is the best way to earn money on the internet?”
Well, today I’m going to give you my opinion about which is the best way of making money on the net and why I think it is!
Affiliate Marketing Is The Way To Go!
Affiliate Marketing is the absolute best way to earn money on the net, hands down! There are several reasons for this. I’ve come up with ten of them for this article, though you may be able to come up with more of them yourself by giving it a little thought!
The ten reasons why I believe Affiliate Marketing is the best way to make money on the internet are as follows…
Drum roll, please…
- You Can Make A Lot Of Money!
- The Start-Up Costs Are Low!
- You Can Begin Part-Time!
- You Can Get Going Right Now!
- You Can Earn While You Learn! True OJT!
- You Don’t Have To Create Products!
- You Can Create Content Around Your Personal Interests!
- You’re Positioning Yourself For The Future!
- You Don’t Have To Open A Business!
- It Is True Passive Income!
I. You Can Make A Lot Of Money!
Affiliate Marketing, if done the right way, can make you a truckload of cash for the rest of your life and can even be an inheritance left to your kids and grandkids!
Did you know there are folks on the internet that are making as much as $900,000 per year in Affiliate Marketing? And, some are even making more!
You can build an Affiliate business up as small or as big as you want it to be. The more product reviews and referrals you place on your site, the more you stand to make monetarily. Of course, all of your work is done in the beginning but after it is finished you will have virtual passive income!
Now, THAT”S the way to go!
II. The Start-Up Costs Are Low!
It is very inexpensive to get started in Affiliate Marketing. In fact, there are ways you can get started for free, really! You can actually start making some cash before you have to start spending (sometimes), essentially allowing yourself the luxury of not having ANY start-up expenses.
Affiliate marketing is not like brick-and-mortar businesses in this sense. You may have to invest hundreds of thousands of dollars to start a business franchise, for example. Whereas in Affiliate Marketing your start-up can actually be free if you do things just right!
This makes Affiliate Marketing a very appealing choice for the little guy (or gal)!
III. You Can Begin Part-Time!
Another great advantage of Affiliate Marketing is the fact that you can begin part-time.
This is great if you already have a career or a full-time job! It is even better if you have a part-time job because you not only can supplement your part-time income but you also have extra time to work on your new Affiliate Marketing venture!
In your spare time you can begin to create content on your website, Youtube/Vimeo channel, or on Social Media (I wouldn’t advise Social Media without a website) and slowly but surely build it up until your making a part-time income.
The longer you work at it, the more money you can make until you can finally replace your career and go full-time in Affiliate Marketing.
Try doing that with a brick-and-mortar business or even with an online e-commerce site or drop-shipping business. You would work yourself to death working a job AND a business before you make a decent income!
Note: Don’t make the mistake of thinking that Affiliate Marketing is easy, though! It is NOT easy! It is a lot of hard work (just telling you like it is)! But you can begin part-time and you CAN make it happen without too much stress.
IV. You Can Get Going Today!
The really cool thing about Affiliate Marketing is the fact that you can actually get going right away, even today!
Technology has advanced to the point where it is simple to set-up a website (if you want, check out this video that shows you how to create a website in under 30 seconds), create a video, or post your content in front of thousands of people on Social Media.
There are many different training programs that will get you started learning about Affiliate Marketing even if you’re a complete newbie!
However, be very careful in this area because there are many more scams on the internet than there are true training programs. You could lose a lot of money to scam artists and, believe me, they are really good at what they do. Please check out my #1 Recommendation for Affiliate Marketing training.
You can actually get started today and be on your way to a passive income from home.
V. You Can Earn While You Learn! True OJT!
Another great aspect of the Affiliate Marketing model is the fact that you can earn while you learn. It is a true system of On The Job Training (OJT)!
Once you get everything set up, you can begin to promote your site and your marvelous content. You can send folks to your review pages and eventually you may begin to make a few referrals and gain some commissions. Once you get a few monthly recurring commissions, your monthly expenses will be covered and every new commission will just be, “gravy on the ‘taters,” (pure profit)!
VI. You Don’t Have To Create Products!
One of the greatest advantages of Affiliate Marketing is the fact that you DON”T have to create your own products in order to make money!
Creating your own product is a time-consuming effort. You can make plenty of money WITHOUT EVER having to make your own product!
Yet, if you want to make your own products, you can do so later after you’re already making a full-time income referring people to other businesses products! Then, you’re REALLY going to be rolling in the dough!
VII. You Can Create Content Around Your Personal Interests!
This is the area where Affiliate Marketing really shines! With Affiliate Marketing you create content and refer products based upon your own personal interests.
Imagine the fact that most people in the world do NOT like their jobs. People go to work every day and hate( yea, absolutely ABHOR) what they do! The majority of people are miserable during their working hours.
Imagine now, that you work every day on projects centered around your favorite hobby or pastime. What a difference that would make! Work would no longer SEEM like work. Right?
This is the absolute beauty of Affiliate Marketing because the products you refer are connected to your favorite thing in the whole world!
Do you love Square-Foot Gardening? You would build a Square-Foot Gardening website or Youtube channel and refer those types of products to your audience. Do you love Paragliding in Colorado? Surfing in Hawaii? Ditto!
VIII. You’re Positioning Yourself For The Future!
One of the best reasons to get started in Affiliate marketing is in the fact that you’re positioning yourself for the future of the world economy!
Remember a few years back when the shopping malls started putting the downtown merchants out of business? Okay, maybe I’m telling my age here but it did happen! LOL!
Well, history is starting to pay the malls back now. The internet is the new place to be as it concerns shopping for products! More and more people every day are beginning to shop online more and more, to the tune of about 3.5 billion people!
In fact, Sears and a few others are going out of business in large part because they didn’t have the internet vision!
As major (and minor) businesses go online to sell their goods to the increasing number of online shoppers, YOU will have the opportunity to cut yourself a little piece of that pie as an Affiliate Marketer, by simply suggesting great products.
Get the picture? Or, should I say, get the vision?
IX. You DON’T HAVE To Open A Business!
Another of the best reasons to make your living by Affiliate Marketing is based on the fact that you don’t have to open a business right away (or ever, if you don’t want to)!
It’s a big hassle to get set up with the state, county, country, etc., when starting a business. As an Affiliate Marketer, you don’t have to do that because essentially you are working on commissions. Essentially you are a salesperson!
In order to get set up with most affiliate programs you only need to use your social security number, at least here in the United States (I can’t speak for other countries).
They will send you a check in the mail (right to your house) periodically for the referrals from your affiliate link and you will receive an IRS Form 1099 at the end of the year from them telling you (and the government) how much you made with them.
Of course, there are definite benefits connected to opening a corporation, such as tax write-offs, and I would suggest doing so, but you can do that later after you’ve made it in the Affiliate Marketing world. Not having to do all that legal stuff up front makes getting started online much easier! Especially, if you want to test the waters and see if you like it first.
X. It Is True Passive Income!
Last but certainly not least, once it is set up correctly, Affiliate Marketing is true passive income!
This is the BEST way to work. Do all of your work up front on a subject that you are passionate about, then sit back and watch the commissions come in! Relax while the work you have done continues to work FOR you, bringing in a steady & passive income, even while you sleep!
All you have to do is answer a few comments and emails each day. It is something you can do from a laptop from anywhere in the world. It will give you more time to be with the ones you love, doing the things you love to do!
This is why I believe Affiliate Marketing is absolutely the best way to earn money on the internet!
Do you agree?
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Donnie – Founder of Home Biz Start-Up 101