Every marketer that you’ll speak to will tell you that life was a lot simpler when they did affiliate marketing and nothing else. Sites were the market place, content sold the goods and the merchants took care of all of the rest of it, right down to mailing the goods and cutting a check to the affiliate marketer.
Many people have moved past affiliate marketing and into drop shipping or making their own goods and services, only to find that they simply aren’t as happy and aren’t as financially sound as they were during the affiliate days.
There are quite a few good reasons to get back to affiliate marketing, not the last of which are these:
Top Seven Reasons to Get Into Affiliate Marketing
No cost to develop a product. When you’re doing affiliate marketing, the company develops, upgrades, corrects, fixes, changes and updates every product. All you do is stand by and fix it on the website.
Very low cost to startup your Affiliate Marketing. For the cost of 10-20 articles and a website your affiliate marketing campaign is off and running. The more serious that you are, the more you’ll want to do, so far as content and social media, but realistically you can start out with a new affiliate marketing site and get moving for under 500 dollars–which is a high estimate.
Low or No Fees. Most affiliate marketing doesn’t cost anything to get started selling the products. If you find any fees at all involved they are typically very low.
No Geographic Limitations-No matter where you are, no matter what your surroundings, from a cave with internet to a posh townhouse, you can start out affiliate marketing. All it takes is the initiative and motivation to set it up.
No Inventory to Maintain. Getting a warehouse and stocking inventory can be a vast undertaking.
No Shipping and Shipping costs. All of those things are taken care of by your affiliate company who will do all of the shipping and will do many other things for you including our next item.
No Need to do Customer Service. Nearly every company has had to deal with irate or upset customers because of some issue with the product. In affiliate marketing those problems are not yours.
Make Money all day every day, even while you sleep. No matter what time it is, someone is out there looking for a good deal. Your website can give them that, using affiliate marketing.
Most people believe that affiliate marketing is a great deal more difficult than it really is. Finding great products today is simple.
Affiliate marketing today is much easier than ever before. Companies such as Amazon offer nearly any product known to man and multiple areas from which to ship them. In addition, you’ll find Audible, Fiverr, Hostgator, and Thrive Themes, companies that offer a very diverse set of products, all of which will be easy for you to sell.
Each of these companies offers something for everyone. From hosting at Hostgator to a logo at Fiverr, you have the ability to buy just about anything in the world. As an affiliate of these companies, you have the capacity to sell it and not have to do a tenth the leg work and background work that you would have to do as a retailer.