Affiliate marketing…it’s a wonderful thing isn’t it?
Get paid to promote other peoples products without worrying about inventory, customer service, shipping and handling, or anything like that.
All you need to worry about is getting targeted traffic that’ll convert into buyers.
However, most people do not know the potential of affiliate marketing and the reason they don’t get involved in it at all.
Today I want to talk about the type of income that’s possible with such a wonderful internet marketing venture and how to go about it.
Can Affiliate Marketing Be A Career?
One question on everybody’s mind is, can it actually be a career and replace your day job?
And the answer is, absolutely it can.
I am doing it full time and have made it my career.
The minute I quit my job I immersed myself in this business model and never looked back.
It is a career because the income potential is insane and has more potential than a normal job, but I will talk about income potential in just a minute.
All you need to know at this point is that affiliate marketing is a REAL career choice and you should be excited moving forward because we have some life changing things in store for you!
What Is Affiliate Marketing?
Affiliate marketing is exactly as it sounds, you become affiliated with a product, service or tool and sell it to people who’s interested.
For example: if there’s a product that costs $50 and you send the link to someone (it could be your friend or a family member) and they purchase the product, you earn a commission.
Because you made the sale happen, you get rewarded with money.
Commission rates vary with all affiliate products but digital products are usually 50-75%.
There are also products that offer 100% commission rates, however, they are the most difficult to sell.
On the lower end, with sites such as Amazon.com, their commission rates are 3-8% but have 24-hour cookies, so all purchases made in the next 24 hours are rewarded to you as commissions.
And because Amazon is trusted by literally 99% of everyone who uses the internet, most people spend a lot of money shopping on there and you make a lot of money even with low commission rates.
Let Me Get Something STRAIGHT
Affiliate marketing has received a lot of talk lately especially because it’s growing so fast.
This has caused more and more “make money online gurus” to take advantage of this viable business opportunity.
Internet marketing gurus create products and sell them to the general public.
These products are made to make you think making money online is easy and that you’ll become an overnight success with a million dollars in your bank account within the next 30 days.
They hype you up with fancy words like “Make Easy 10 Figures Per Month”, or “Fool-Proof, Done-For-You System”, “Only 6 Clicks And 6 Minutes To Make 4 Figures Per Day”, etc.
Oh yes, I bet you’re nodding your heard in agreement because all this sounds too familiar 😛
In reality, they’re just selling you nothing but garbage that has no value to it, and most of the time they’re full of outdated YouTube videos that’s not even their own and affiliate marketing training but without going in depth.
Basically, they offer you things that you can find for free with a quick Google search…
That’s why you need to be careful with these hyped up systems that promise you rags to riches but are actually only out to take your money and run.
How Stable Is Affiliate Marketing As A Career?
When you take a look at the stats, everyone that tries affiliate marketing fails.
It’s not that it’s the worst career choice because it is absolutely the best and I’ll explain why in just a second.
However, I want to keep it real with you and tell you that affiliate marketing is not easy and not for everyone, and that’s why most who try will make a few sales here and there.
Only a small percentage of affiliate marketers are becoming wealthy, others are becoming very successful and the majority are making little to nothing.
But if it was that easy, everyone would be doing it.
It is not easy and it does take time, patience and a lot of hard work and the results are totally worth all of that!
So is affiliate marketing a stable passive income opportunity?
Of course it is, if you know what you’re doing and you can get stable traffic to your website, social media accounts, paid advertising, etc.
Without stable traffic there is no stable income coming in.
If you can get stable, targeted traffic, making affiliate marketing a full time career is only around the corner my friend.
Affiliate Marketing Provides Ultimate Freedom
Affiliate marketing is one of the best jobs in the world that provides ultimate freedom.
You know, the kind of freedom that allows you to work your own hours, to literally work where you want in the world because all you need is a laptop and an internet connection.
You are not tied down to set hours from a boss or a workplace location.
You have the freedom to live wherever you want in the world and do what you want on a daily basis.
You can work every second day if you like, heck, you can skip entire weeks if you want to.
Although that’s not recommended, it is highly possible, but my point is this, you are your OWN boss and no one can tell you what to do because the money you make is completely passive.
This means you make money 24/7, around the clock.
And as long as you continue working on your website on a regular basis, you will become more of an authority site and receive more traffic and earnings.
Why Affiliate Marketing Is Such A Great Career Choice
Affiliate Marketing is one of the best jobs in the world.
If you’re actually doing it full time, like me, then you’ll relate when I say that it IS the best job in the world.
The pros heavily outweigh the cons and I don’t have to answer to anyone, ever!
Lets look at some of the pros:
- Its a low-cost business model compared to businesses in the real world
- Income potential is extremely high (more on that soon)
- You are your own boss
- You wake up when you want (even at midday)
- You can take a day off whenever you want
- You can take an entire vacation whenever you want
- You can spend more time with your kids without asking the boss to take a day off
- No one can tell you what to do
- You get out what you put in. If you work hard, you earn more money. Whereas with a normal job, if you work hard, you get paid the same
- Don’t have to deal with people in the real world (a good job for people that are shy or have social anxiety)
- You make money on the days you don’t work
- It takes a while to build up. It can take months before you receive your first commission
- You need to be self-motivated because no one is going to push you other than yourself
- You need to be self-disciplined
The Income Potential Of Affiliate Marketing
The income potential for affiliate marketing is a lot more than the average person at a normal job, and this is why.
The average income in the United States is $50,000.
And the income POTENTIAL for affiliate marketing is in the millions.
Lets look at this from an even deeper perspective and analyze what happens:
- Lets say you have 500 articles on your website
- Each article receives 2 clicks per day from Google
- That’s 1000 visitors to your website per day
- 30% of those people click an affiliate link (yes, this is easily possible)
- That is 300 people clicking to Amazon
- A 7% conversion rate of 300 people is 21 ordered items per day
- On average you could earn $5-10 per item ordered
- That equals $105 – $210 per day
Keep in mind that this money is completely passive and your earnings are based off of articles you done months and years ago.
2 clicks per day on each article is actually on the lower spectrum.
With 500 articles you could earn MUCH more than that.
That is just an example of the earning potential.
Now imagine having 1000 articles, 2000 articles, etc.
What about many different websites?
Your earnings are based off of how many high quality articles you have up.
Create 50 articles and expect minimal results, have 100 and expect a decent income flow, but create 500+ and you’ll be expecting $10,000 per month.
You could earn upwards of $50,000 per month if you stick it out for 5+ years.
Now you tell me what job can earn you $50,000 per month in just 5 years? Probably nothing.
The longer you stick to it, the more money you make and that’s why those who are consistent in their online business and never give up, they are the ones who see tremendous results for their efforts and they are the ones living life with ultimate freedom 🙂
The Income Potential Of A Normal Job
Your income potential as an average employee is very limited.
It’s all in the stats, the average wage doesn’t even keep up with inflation and it’s causing more and more people to be homeless and on the streets.
Having one income source in this day and age is not good and you need something to compensate for the ever-rising inflation so you can be ahead of the game and always have a backup plan.
As stated above, the average wage worker in the US earns $50,000 per year.
That is certainly not enough money and means if you want to move up and make more money as an employee, you have to NOT be average and do the things it takes to move forward and get promotions.
But still, promotions aren’t even guaranteed and you could be working harder just to stay in the same position because the promotion was given to somebody else.
A lot of jobs that pay 6 figures require a 4-year college degree but there are still some that don’t require any of that. Here’s 11 of them
But again, if you manage to get yourself a 6 figure job, what are the pros and cons?
The fact that you’ll be tied down to working 80 hours a week?
You won’t be able to do the things you want because you’ll be too busy all the time?
The fact that you’ll probably be denied time off work because you have important tasks to complete by a certain deadline?
Flexibility goes out the window when it comes to a normal job with a real employer and that’s why affiliate marketing is hands down my favorite career choice.
Not to mention that it can take 20+ years to get the promotion you’ve been chasing and then have less freedom than before when you had less money!
Is Affiliate Marketing Easy?
Of course affiliate marketing is not easy and never will be.
Is it worth it?
Hell yes it is! It’s worth every second and every ounce of energy I put into it.
The fact that you can make more money than a normal job is the reason I got into this business model in the first place.
Even before you make a full time income, the extra income you begin earning at the start makes it all worth while because it’s all PASSIVE.
Passive income is the best income because you’re making money while you sleep, whereas with a normal job it is active income and you stop getting paid when you clock out for the day.
So I’m not saying that affiliate marketing is easy, but the rewards are well worth every second you spend on your online business.
At the end of the day, you’re creating freedom for yourself and your family, and that to me is invaluable because time is limited and I would rather spend time doing things I love instead of being tied down to a 9-5 job.
What Business Model Should You Use?
There are many different ways to make money with affiliate marketing, but the examples I’ve used in this article is with a blog that gets ranked in the search engines.
And no you don’t need thousands of backlinks to rank, all you need is high quality, unique content that you need to publish on a consistent basis.
I go into more detail on how to create review articles that rank here.
You can also use affiliate marketing and sell products with social media, which of course you need to be an influencer with thousands of followers before you can even begin making money with them.
Other ways include: paid advertising (which opens up a whole other can of worms), email marketing, forums, the possibilities are endless.
The only thing stopping you from nothing to successful is your imagination (or lack thereof).
However, I do not recommend trying something that hasn’t been done before because you’re only setting yourself up to fail.
Do something that’s proven to work, copy the exact formula and do it yourself.
“Good artists copy, great artists steal”, as told by Pablo Picasso.
So do what’s already worked for thousands of people already and do the exact same thing.
The success will come.
Let the creative people come up with new ideas and struggle to find new ways to make money online while you and I steal what works and reap the rewards 🙂
Stealing The Exact Formula That Works
So now that you know the quickest way to reaching success is to do what others are already doing, but where do we even start?
Well, there are thousands of people making a full time online with internet marketing and the only thing stopping you from being successful is that you don’t have the right training.
The best training that brought me from earning 0 figures to 4 figures per month online was a system called Wealthy Affiliate.
The reason I am telling you this is because the process WORKS and all it takes to succeed is to follow the training and never give up.
Affiliate marketing is alive and continues to grow every year, which is why more businesses are allowing people to promote their services.
Well I have just given you the right training that allows you to quit your job and work from home, allowing you to do the things YOU want without being tied down to a normal job with massive amounts of restrictions.
Your fate is in your hands.
Will you click the back button or move forward with your life and start something that’ll pay you dividends over and over again?
I know what you should do and you know too 🙂