Thursday, September 07, 2006

Top Ten Reasons to Become an Affiliate Marketer

by Matthew French

There are some really great benefits to promoting affiliate programs from your own computer at home, and I've come up with a list of 10 fantastic reasons to become an affiliate marketer.

Let’s get started:

1. No Employees – One of the best things about affiliate marketing is that it is a solo business. You don’t have to worry about hiring people and dealing with taxes of employing them. All you need to succeed is YOU and your COMPUTER.

2. No Fees for Joining or Licenses to Buy – The great thing about the internet is that you do not have to have a license to sell these products, and the majority of affiliate programs that you find will not charge you a fee to become an affiliate for them. Note: If they do charge a fee, I would be a little weary of them.

3. No Product Shipping – Shipping products to customers can be a pretty costly and hassling experience. Luckily for you, affiliates do not have to worry about all of this. The company you market for handles all of this.

4. No Customer Service Concerns – I personally hate having to deal with grouchy customers who have questions or complaints. Thankfully, affiliates do not have to deal with any of this. This is all left to the company.

5. Low Cost Set-up – Compared with having to buy or build an actual store, becoming an affiliate marketer takes very little money.

6. Choose From Thousands of Products and Services – So, What can you sell online? Just about anything. You can find everything on the internet, and there is a pretty good chance that you will be able to become an affiliate and promote it.

7. No Sales Experience Needed – When most affiliates start, they have little to no experience in marketing. They quickly learn the ropes to making ads or building web pages. Companies will often help their affiliates out by providing advertising material.

8. Minimal Risk – Is no one buying one of the products you are promoting? No problem, just drop it and move on. That’s the beauty of affiliate marketing; you are not tied to one single product or set of products. You choose what you do and do not promote.

9. Make Money While You Sleep – One of the best things about affiliate marketing is that you are constantly making money. I think that’s enough said.

10. High Income Potential – If you work for wages or a salary, you probably do not have much choice in how much you make every day. That is not so with affiliate marketing. The more work you put into it, the higher potential you have for making hundreds, sometimes even thousands of dollars a day.

That’s it kids – all the reasons you need to know for why you should become an affiliate marketer. Affiliate marketing is a highly lucrative career field, and all you have to do is get out there and start making the money.

For information on how to succeed in affiliate marketing, please follow this link:

Matthew is a student at the University of Central Arkansas. He is majoring in History and Computer Sciences,

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