I know a 27 year old millionaire who works from home. He dabbled in affiliate marketing as a way to supplement his income. Six months later he made more as an affiliate than he did at his day job. So he quit his day job. Just two years he made over a million dollars.
Jeremy Palmer is now recognized as one of the top 5-10% of affiliate marketers, or a super affiliate. He did it through one of the most ideal online businesses: affiliate marketing.
Don't let anyone fool you, easy money is an inheritance or winning the lottery. Everyone else must work for it. The good news is compared to other online business opportunities, affiliate marketing is one of the easiest ways to make money online.
Affiliates get paid to pre-sell other people's products. It's free to sign up with a company. After signing up you get unique URLs so the company can track the sales you send them.
Let's say you recommend a book from Amazon.com on your web site. You make money if someone follows that link and buys. Your income is a percentage or a flat fee for every sale you bring to a company.
Affiliates can make a lot of money online. It's not hard. You need basic computer and internet skills. However, it takes time and a willingness to learn.
After you get your work from home online business going you can be lazy and still make money. But when you're starting out there is work be done. The good news is a lot of it is fun, because you should choose to promote products or services that you're already interested in.
Companies need people like you to represent their products online so they can increase their sales and reach new niches.
Here are some of the benefits of affiliate marketing:
- No inventory
- No office space
- No shipping
- No warehouse
- No employees to manage
Affiliate marketing is the perfect work from home business because there's no inventory. There's no office space, no shipping, no warehouse space, and no employees to manage.
No suits to the office, no commuting hassle. You don't even have to keep regular business hours.
What's more there are:
- No phone calls
- No complaints or returns to handle
- No credit card processing or online shopping cart
No need to answer phones, handle returns, or take complaints. You don't even need an 800 number or to hassle with credit card purchases. Plus, signing up to be an affiliate is free.
The companies themselves will track your sales for you and send you a check. Or there are networks like Commission Junction that manage all your affiliate relationships. So you can get one check for all your affiliate sales.
Affiliate marketing can help you achieve the things that you want. Things like paying down your mortgage, providing additional income, or build your savings.
If you're really motivated, you may even make enough to quit your day job.
Janet Meiners is an affiliate marketer and writer. She blogs at: http://www.newspapergrl.wordpress.com She recently quit her day job to be a full-time affiliate marketer.