• Pat Bracy

Reasons to do Affiliate Marketing

Updated: Feb 17

Top 7 Reasons To Do Affiliate Marketing From Home


Affiliate marketing involves the sale of products or services such as car parts, concert tickets, baby clothes, and health. If you are relatively new to the industry, you can learn how to do affiliate marketing. The advantage seniors have is that they bring with them years of experience and knowledge.  In addition, you will have several niches to choose from at your disposal.   


After choosing your niche, you will research and determine which products or service you want to promote.  There are many companies to choose from that will give you the opportunity to promote their business, brand, product, or service.  Listed below are the seven main reasons to do affiliate marketing.


1. Low setup costs


As a senior, I know that one of our issues is that most of us get less money in retirement than we got from working.  Most seniors are looking for something to do that would supplement their income.  Therefore, we are not looking to spend a lot of money.   The good news about affiliate marketing is that the startup costs is low. 


In other words, it is affordable enough for you to get on board.  All you need to get started is a positive mindset, a PC, and a stable Internet connection.   Developing a website is also crucial to your success as an affiliate marketer.


2. You do not have to create a service or product.


Most businesses require you to have products or services targeting a particular group of consumers. One good thing affiliate marketing offer is that you will not need to create or register your products. You will be promoting those sold by a third-party vendor.


It may cost you lots of cash to launch a business. You may also require a specific skillset and employees to help you run the business. Affiliate marketing allows you to be your business’s boss without incurring expenses needed to run a traditional business.


3. No office hours, employees, or customer service


Traditional businesses often require people to work from the office for a given time. As an affiliate marketer, you will not have to worry about showing up late at work or failing to respond to a customer’s feedback. You will have the freedom to work from anywhere, provided your content attracts more potential buyers to a particular vendor.


Affiliate marketing is like freelancing since you have the freedom to choose parameters (such as time and place) related to your work. You will have lots of time to spare with friends and family. Your work will also not involve commuting.


4. Unlimited revenue potential


Unlike a traditional 9-5 job, your work as an affiliate marketer will not have a fixed income. The opportunities for making it big in affiliate marketing are limitless. You will notice that the income varies depending on the conversion rates of your affiliate website.


5. No need for a merchant account


Merchant accounts help store your customers’ information (including credit card numbers, addresses, and customer names) if you are running a traditional business. The process of acquiring one is usually daunting and time-consuming.


You will not need the account for your affiliate marketing business. The responsibility of saving customer data lies with the vendor you are helping.


6. You can choose from several niches.


The World Wide Web is making it more convenient for vendors and buyers to meet and transact. There are thousands of products or service niches to choose from when making your debut in affiliate marketing. It will also take averagely less time to find affiliate programs that can give you a commission for driving sales to their online store.


7. No need for an inventory


Inventory management is among the most challenging aspects of a business. Since you will be working as a middleman between the vendor and buyer, you will not need to maintain an inventory of the products. The vendor will oversee their stock.


Types of Affiliate Marketing


One more thing that you need to know about affiliate marketing is the various forms in which you generate income. Each type of affiliate marketing represents your association with a product. You can earn affiliate income through involved, related, or unattached affiliate marketing. Discussed below are these three forms:


1. Involved affiliate marketing


With involved affiliate marketing, you will be promoting services or products you recently used. Your campaigns should focus on recommending the services or products to the targeted audience within your website. The campaigns urge consumers to get the commodities since they are a ‘must-have’ based on your recommendation.


2. Related affiliate marketing


Related affiliate marketing allows you to promote products or services you do not use. You will have to establish an online presence through social media, videos, podcasts, or blogs and add affiliate links of the vendor’s products to your content. The vendor will pay you a commission on every online sale you attract.


3. Unattached affiliate marketing


With unattached affiliate marketing, you will deal with products in a niche where you have no authority and no presence. That is to say, your role will be running pay-per-click affiliate marketing campaigns to help drive sales to the merchant’s online store.  You and the targeted consumer will not have any connection whatsoever.   As the marketer, you will be adding affiliate links to Facebook or Google AdWords ads hoping that the end consumer will click the link and purchase the product.  Read more about pay-per-click.


In conclusion, these seven reasons to become a affiliate marketer give you the information you need to run a successful online business.  However, I recommend that do your own research before you get started.


If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below.


Thank you

Pat Bracy


Promoting Work From Home

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