Despite the fact that many companies are sending out pink slips or firing people left and right or even worse shutting down, there is one market that continues to thrive in these hard times. This industry is actually on a continual uphill stream and has been helping people achieve the life style they always dreamed about for about ten years now.
Success in this business has wide range depending on each individuals scale of what is successful and what isn’t. Is it possible for this industry to completely alter my life and have me replace the cash flow from my typical day job? Certainly. It can also just be a supplemental income stream or a total headache to you. It all comes down to how hard you are going to work and what you want to do.
If you haven’t already guessed the industry I am talking about is affiliate marketing.
Affiliate programs are simplistic in nature. They work by providing you a reward to get out there and promote their product online. Once a sale is made you, the affiliate, is compensated financially at a predetermined rate. The more sales you make the more money you earn. Once you get the steps down it is a wash and repeat operation.
You are probably wondering where do I even find an affiliate program to sign up with. There are so many programs out there that it is hard for me to even explain so let me give you this step that is almost assuredly going to work method. Type “product name + affiliate” into Google and you will find an affiliate program for that product.
Affiliate marketing is the best place for newbies to start out for the simple fact that they need very little start up capital to begin. Outside of domain name and time there is not much more of an upfront investment for affiliate marketing. If you thought that sounds tough then let me tell you about the newest thing.
CPA advertising is taking off like wildfire. This is where you don’t even need to sell anything to your prospective clients. Usually you just have to get them to give their email address to the vendor you are working with.
Unlike the offline sector there is no real long process to become an affiliate except desire since you are only paid on performance…ie a sale or conversion. Desire teamed with the right knowledge in this career field could carry a lot of weight.