What are the Benefits of Affiliate Marketing?

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Benefits of Affiliate Marketing

There are numerous benefits of affiliate marketing – as we’re going to discover here. While it may sound like a quick and easy way to make money, you do have to put in some time and effort and learn as much as you can about affiliate marketing.

These are the basics about getting started with affiliate marketing, but the benefits might inspire you to go for it.

There are No Out-of-Pocket Expenses – One of the great benefits of affiliate marketing is there is no startup fee necessary. Moreover, you do not have to pay a marketer to market your goods and services, nor do you have to pay to create, store, advertise or sell your own goods and services.

Unlike many other ways to earn money from home, you do not need to expend any money at the outset.

No Need to Create Your Own Product – You could spend many hours and/or many $$$ creating a product of your own… then you need a website with graphics, great copy and so on. You have to recruit affiliates, manage the launch, sales, support! Yuk!

Work from Home – When the work from home idea first hit society, it was mostly a scheme to make money trying to sell ideas that simply did not or would not work. Today, however, with remote and telecommuting positions all over, and the Internet ablaze, working from home has not only become legitimate, but lucrative as well.

You can start your affiliate marketing endeavors during the nights or on weekends. Once you decide if it is just a form of passive income or if it is suitable to devote more time to, you can then recognize even deeper benefits:

•    Saving money on clothing
•    Saving money on fuel and traveling back and forth to work
•    Saving wear and tear on your vehicle
•    Less money spent on lunch, coffee runs in the morning and mid-day and even dry cleaning

This, of course, is dependent upon whether or not you choose to pursue affiliate marketing a bit more than part time.

Make Your Own Hours – Of course you would start out learning the basics and see if this is right for you on a more steady scale. You, and only you, can make that decision. However, if you do choose to dive in further, you can reap the benefits of setting your own hours as an affiliate marketer.

Flexibility – No need to constantly babysit your marketing efforts with affiliate marketing. You can earn passive income while you are at work, while you are away, or even while you sleep.

No Customer Support IssuesThis is a biggie! There is also no need to worry about answering any customer questions or issues, as all you are doing is referring business.

So, all around a great way to start creating income online!

So, you ask, “How do you Spot a Good Affiliate Program?” Read on, MacDuff!



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6 comments on “What are the Benefits of Affiliate Marketing?
  1. Hello Jennifer

    Affiliate marketing is certainly the best way to start for the reasons you mention. Of course creating your own products is recommended but it is as you mention far more complicated with no guarantee of any return on your effort or expense. I did start to develop a product but for the reasons mentioned I am returning to affiliate marketing.


    • Jennifer says:

      Hi Igor,
      Yes, I agree that creating your own products can be more lucrative… but while you’re creating them, you can be making money by promoting others’ … and without the burden of support, etc, it frees you up to get on with your own!

      or something like that!

  2. Lynne says:

    Hi Jennifer,

    I have been a bit remiss of late, but currently trying to get back into things, so thought I would stop by and see how you are progressing… Looks like you have been busy. 🙂

    Nice article about Affiliate Marketing… and it’s a great way to make a start online before branching out into your own products. Helps ‘get your feet wet’ so to speak!

  3. Barry Joyce says:

    Hi Jennifer
    An interesting read,

    I look forward to continuing reading more of your great posts

    All the best


    • Jennifer says:

      Thank you Barry. I must get busy and extend this series! LOL

      I have been a little neglectful because I have been testing a SUPER useful affiliate marketing tool. I really must tell the world about it!

      Thanks for the prompt!

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