Affiliate Marketing – Why I Love It & You Will Too

from Alice Seba 

Affiliate marketing is defined by wikipedia.org as

a web-based marketing practice in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought about by the affiliate’s marketing efforts.

An easier way to say this is ??referring someone to a specific product or service and getting paid when they buy from your recommendation.??

As you may or may not know, I promote affiliate products and have my own affiliate program where others promote my products as well. A good chunk of my income comes from promoting other people??s products and services. Here are just a few reasons I love affiliate marketing:

  1. I don??t have to create all my own products to earn a nice living.
  2. I don??t have to process orders or provide customer service on affiliate sales.
  3. I can serve my markets?? needs without having to supply all the products.
  4. No matter which niche I??m working in, I can find products to promote in it. There is no shortage of affiliate programs out there.
  5. I can conduct market research and see if my market is interested in a particular product before I decide to add something similar product to my own product line.
  6. I can easily track how my promotions are doing and make changes to products, promotional methods and more as necessary.
  7. I get to focus on creating great content and building relationships, which I love to do.

These are all great reasons to be an affiliate marketer, but the number one reason I LOVE affiliate marketing??

I can do the work to promote something once and reap the benefits over and over.

For instance, if I write a product review for an ebook about scrapbooking, I can post that to my website with my affiliate link and it is there for good. Every time someone reads that review, whether it??s the day I add it to the site or a year later, and clicks through my link to purchase the ebook, I make a commission. How sweet is that?

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