Working at home on your own schedule is what many people wish they could do. They would like to have financial freedom from the everyday nine to five job. Affiliate marketing may be your answer.
What is affiliate marketing? Affiliate marketing is when you promote a service or product found on the internet and make it available to someone else using a special link.
When someone goes to your website, article, or blog, and clicks on the special link you have they are taken to a page on the internet where they can purchase the service or product you have recommended.
When someone uses your link to buy a product or service you receive a percentage of the sale.
Of course, the more high-priced the product or service you recommend, the more money you make. In addition, some services sell monthly products. If someone signs up for these monthly services, you not only receive a commission on the first month, you also receive a commission for every month they use that service.
There are numerous ways to make money through affiliate marketing. Some of the ways are blogging, list building, pay-per-click, ebay, video marketing or a combination of those. By sticking to one method you can afford, and being consistent with that is what makes you successful. Learn from your mistakes and just keep going.
There are many people on the internet saying how easy it is to make a million dollars online and for some this is true. For about 98% of these people it is a complete failure. About 2% of affiliate marketers can actually claim that they make a full time living online as an affiliate. That is not a lot of people taking into account the amount of opportunities that are available online today. You will find that this is happening in all the affiliate networks across the internet.
There is not just one reason for this low success rate. There are many things that can affect you when it comes to being an affiliate marketer. First, motivation would be the most leading reason trailed by attitude and then knowledge.
Motivation is very vital for an affiliate marketer. One of the most difficult things for a beginner affiliate marketer is the isolated nature of the business, it is you and your computer screen where you will spend hours researching keywords, building affiliate campaigns and doing more research again. Your friends will think you have gone mad. This would be a formula for ruin for many would be online entrepreneurs.
The next is attitude. This is another area where many affiliate marketers fail due to the trap of believing that they can create a webpage and make money. Everyone at some stage of the process were sitting right where you are now putting in a minimum of 14 hours per day 7 days a week and feeling like they were going nowhere fast. Their motivation for accomplishment drove them through that blockade to make a million dollars a year online.
Another giant factor for affiliate marketers is knowledge Those marketers that have been online for some time will be in agreement that there is so much information out there on how to make a million dollars that you will find it very difficult to stay focused and on track with what you are trying to accomplish with your affiliate marketing business.