Marketing, the skill that every entrepreneur must have/be equipped with to succeed. In fact every business owner must be the chief marketing officer to attract the type of customers he/she wants for the company. Customers must constantly be added to increase the customer base for profitability. Today people are spending a lot to advertise and market services/products made by other people.
When someone markets products made by others for commissions, the right name for it is “Affiliate Marketing”. Simply, you are affiliated with the organization. Another type of affiliate marketing is Multilevel Marketing (MLM). There are very well established MLM organizations like Forever Living; Longrich etc. The secret of their success is that their products are for everyday use. Do not look down on them at all. It is giving a lot of people the life they desire. Some people do only these type of businesses and make huge profits. Infact, they became the business of the nineties apart from the already known established multinational companies. I will write on MLM some other time.
Seven years ago, my husband told me to look at affiliate programs and think of promoting one that is very educative, in-line with my profession. I did not take him seriously. Today “Affiliate Marketing” has taken over the internet, indeed the world. A lot of people have come into the business.
Even the multinationals know that they cannot reach everyone individually so they have created platforms for ‘Associates’ or ‘Partners’ like Amazon has done. I wish I looked that way when my husband suggested it. It is a business one can do from anywhere in the world.
Next time you hear the word ‘Affiliate Marketing’, either think of how to become one for an established brand, especially for something you use or create an affiliate program for your business. Pay whoever tells someone else about your business, it will grow faster.
A few people have asked me if I know some things about Affiliate Marketing and that I should teach them since I am a trainer. It has forced me to look that way. In 2020, I have definitely started gathering my training materials as I build my own affiliate business which I started last year. Yes, you read right. I am so glad that Amazon now accepts associates from Nigeria. I can promote the foundation I have used for years that rocks as an associate. I now promote it.
When I wanted to actively start using makeup, I decided to use what will work on my face while it is on it.
However, I needed to know how to market it as an affiliate, not just purchase it, use and tell someone about it for free. So I started a search on good affiliate marketing courses and for the last one year, I have been in school. Bought different programs, watched tons of videos and decided to write this to shorten the journey for a lot of people who want to do the business.
Truth is, you are doing affiliate marketing without being aware of that and also not being paid for it. Every time you direct someone to your hairdresser or designer, you just did affiliate marketing for free.
So Affiliate Marketing is an organized elitist way of paying you to market products and services made by other people.
Some product owners, especially the digital product manufacturers, if I can call them that, even allow you to make it yours by putting your name on it and cede some rights to you, having paid for it through membership or outright purchase.
Someone may ask “why is she writing on affiliate marketing”. It is one way you can earn a side income. You do not have to quit your day job. Set it up and put it on autopilot.
Decide which way you want to go, digital or physical products. Simply pick a niche you like or have interest in, find someone who does it as a business if you cannot immediately write something comprehensive on it or manufacture it, market and make some side income. Everyone cannot be a manufacturer. Market what you love and maybe even use for those who have spent money to produce it to those who need it, make some extra income. Daily expenses are increasing, INCREASE your income too. Have a passive income stream. It will interest you to know that all owners of major companies have a passive income stream that is not known to people around them. CREATE YOURS.
This write up is to:
- Whet your appetite for affiliate marketing which you do every time you direct someone to buy something from a physical or online shop.
- Totally shorten your journey by directing you to established mentors.
- Also for you to spend the little money you have rightly by picking up what you really need.
Start right after you finish reading this so you do not regret like me. It is better late than never anyway. I have started and making progress. However, number three is where I was not told the truth. I continually heard that one can start affiliate marketing without money, products or experience. That is not true. Anywhere you see or hear that statement, you have just been told a lie.
Truth is you will spend some money somewhere even without a website. I had to be on some programs for months to be able to write this. Though free, I bought lots of data; and later, paid programs. I put on alternative source of power when the major one was ceased so I could stay on the internet. Talk about going back to school to learn a new skill.
So let me help you make some savings, finish this reading, pay for some important things that you need and start a shorter schooling program than mine. Your own expenses will be lower than mine too if you heed the advice here, trust me. It will also be cheaper than renting a physical shop space even if it is physical products you want to sell. You some training/mentoring to earn the first sum. Forget the claims people make on making huge amounts, concentrate on knowing the business.
I have gone to school for you the hard way and interestingly I love to keep learning, so remember to drop your email. In addition to the free gift, I will be sending you new findings . There are things I realized are mentioned by very few Affiliate Marketing teachers, I mean really very few AM teachers. I discovered them after several months of being on heavy research. I tried one of such rare discoveries with a YouTube channel I created promoting products and it is working. Enter your email in the contact page to get it.
You can make money with affiliate marketing as:
- A Publisher
- An advertiser, or
- An owner of an affiliate marketing network.
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