How many affiliate marketers are there in America and around the world? I wouldn’t even try to guess. Affiliate marketing is the most popular starting point for online marketing because from the outside it seems so easy.
What’s so hard about selling someone else’s product? The hard work is developing a product that sells, right?
Question to you: would you hire an architect who arrives at your building site and starts directing the construction crew without any plans? I don’t think you would.
Don’t minimize the work required to be successful in affiliate marketing. First, you have to research products (or services). Is it a good product? Does it do what it says it will do? Will anyone want to buy it?
Then you have to decide the best way to promote the product. By emails, banner ads, Facebook ads, Google ads – what is the best marketplace for the product or service that you choose?
You may decide that the best way to market the product you’ve chosen is through a website that you create. How much experience do you have on selling from a website? How successful have you been or will you be in promoting your website?
Whatever way you choose to promote a product, you are likely going to have to spend money to drive potential buyers to your offer. How much money? You likely won’t have any idea until you start and see your results.
So, affiliate marketing can be lucrative but understand, there may be more to it than meets the eye. You can be a successful affiliate marketer. Just understand that it is work.