8 reasons why affiliate marketing might be for you
So you’re scrolling through your Facebook or Instagram feed, seeing all these amazing pictures of your friends traveling the globe, visiting amazing places and making lifetime memories. You drift off for a while and you think to yourself: ‘I would love to do similar things, without having to worry about money.’
Well, luckily there’s lifestyles which actually allow that. Running an online business using affiliate marketing is one of those ways to achieve a lifestyle of freedom and traveling.
Started dreaming already?
Don’t be fooled though, you still gotta put in the effort, the work and the time. Dedicate your focus and brainpower 100% to it for long enough, and you will acquire a lifestyle that enables you to do so much more than just sitting at a desk 40 hours a week, working for a boss you don’t like.
So here are 8 reasons why affiliate marketing might be for you.
1. Work from anywhere in the world
You can work from anywhere in the world, anytime you want, as much as you want. Whether you’re laying on a beautiful white, sunlit beach in the morning, sitting on a bench in the park in the afternoon, waiting for your plane at the airport or just relaxing in the comfort of your own house at night: you decide where en when you want to get the job done. The only necessity is a proper wifi connection. And even if it’s not so proper, it’s still possible 😉
2. It’s cheap
You don’t need a lot of money to get started. Most affiliate programs are free to join and the biggest chunk of your costs will go to referral and/or marketing of the services or products. And even those costs, if the marketing is done correctly, are way lower than having to rent a commercial property. And since you’re reading this article, you probably already have access to a computer, which means you can leave that startup cost already out.
3. It’s easy to get started
Find the right affiliate programs, set up a webpage, figure out how to get traffic and how to market your service.. and you’re practically on your way. It’s much easier than people think but you’ll need a lot of resilience. Invest as much time as you can until you start making money. Then you can make the money work for you as the revenue grows.
4. No need to create a product or service
You don’t have the hassle of needing to create a product or service. This is already taking care of by the companies offering affiliate programs. They do the heavy lifting, while you can focus all your attention on promoting your website. You also say bye to all the responsibility and logistical dilemmas that comes with having your own product.
5. It generates passive income
If you are consistent and persistent long enough for the snowball to start working in your favour, your online business will generate money without you even having to perform a lot of actual “work” at one point. Once your business is properly set up, you can have cash flow generated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
So yes, you heard it right: you can even make money while you sleep. Though the saying “affiliate marketing is about working 18 hours per day so you can make money the rest 8 hours while sleeping” is somewhat true in the beginning.
6. It’s flexible
Create a workplace anywhere, anytime. You can sit in your favorite café listening to relaxing music while pushing those buttons and creating your empire in a way that you choose. If there is an emergency with a family member or friend you don’t need to worry about having to explain what happened to your boss the next day. You simply pick up the work where you left off. Choose how much you work, when you work. For yourself, or with a team. It’s up to you.
7. No formal education needed
You don’t need to have a master’s degree in rocket science in order to start an affiliate marketing business. The steps are easy and straightforward. People with ANY background can learn how to create a successful online business.
Learn the principles. Apply them. Profit from the hard work sooner or later.
8. The sky is the limit
Whether you want to have a small affiliate business on the side, or build a strong brand with well-known websites, the amount of money you can generate is unbound and the potential for growth is huge. There is literally no income roof, and no limits on how fast or slow you move up the revenue ladder. All up to you. I’ve seen newbies go from €100 a month to €50 000 a month in less than 2 years.
Oh, and did I mention it’s also just plain fun? Learning how to market your website, being creative and having to solve problems can be very challenging and overcoming that can be one of the most satisfactory feelings you’ll ever feel. Go give it a shot.