When you decide to start a legitimate home business, the first choice most people will steer towards
This certainly can be very daunting and difficult at times. This is why people will fail
Most people out there, including your family and friends will tell you that you're wasting your time.
You see, most people trade time for money, but when you're starting an online business, there is a lot of work at the beginning and you don't see a return until later.
Most people that have normal jobs see that as a problem. You're working and not getting paid right away, but in the beginning of a business that is perfectly normal.
As an affiliate marketer, you are selling a product or service, then you receive a commission plain and simple.
What's great about the internet is it allows you to target people all over the world.
There are many different marketing techniques that you can use pay traffic, free traffic, social media traffic and many others.
I won't get into those now I'll save that for another post.
Most Home Based Businesses Start With Affiliate Marketing
Home based affiliate marketing is an excellent way for someone new to start an online business.
Some of the benefits are:
- Low entry cost.
- Beginner friendly.
- Small learning curve to get around.
- No product creation.
- You don't own the product.
- You don't have to be a copywriter and create a sales pitch.
Your job as the affiliate marketer is simply selling the product. Now keep in mind you must get the product in front of the right audience in order to sell it effectively.
Most gurus out there will tell you that this is very easy to do well it is and it's not, but it is doable for most of us.
How To Get Stated Quickly.
As we all know there is more than one way to skin a cat. With home affiliate based marketing you can get started without a website but I would not suggest going this route.
In today's age of the internet, there is plenty of information out there that will can show you how to create a simple website for free.
I would definitely turn to YouTube for this. There are plenty of step by step video that you can watch.
All you will need is to buy a domain (URL) and a small hosting package.
This will run you around $18 to out-of-pocket. The hosting is a monthly fee and will cost you anywhere from $3.50 to $10 dollars a month.
With that being said, it is very inexpensive to get started with a small website.
Now I'm not going to lie to you, there are some hidden costs down the road that you will run into but not to worry for now.
I would suggest that you stay away from the hype and the push button fantasies that are out there as far as making money online.
Stick to a solid method like what we are talking about in this post.
You will have to put some work into this to be successful but after all this is a real business so treat like one from the beginning.
Skills You May Need
Most online marketers that are successful have certain skills. One of the top and most used skills you will need is research. This goes hand and hand with keyword and product research.
Like I mentioned before, there are many tutorials about how to do successful keyword research.
You will also need to develop skills and finding good products to promote.
You do not want to promote products that have a high search volume in the beginning.
I would suggest to start out with some simple low search volume products.
If you have a passion I would suggest to go after a product around that passion.
The best part about having a niche or having a passion about the topic is it is easy for you to come up with the content because you know a lot about the topic.
You see, once you develop the skills of home based affiliate marketing, then you can go after any product that you want to.
Another skill most people would suggest you need is typing, but nowadays that is not true.
Google Docs (Google Sheets) have a great voice typing tool that works like gangbusters.
If you cannot type I would suggest to go check it out and see for yourself, you will be amazed how easy and how well it works.
Now I don't want to hear that as an excuse well, I can't type because that is easily covered with what I just said above.
Do I Need A Great Looking Website?
The answer is no. With affiliate based marketing it does not matter in the beginning how great your site looks.
Do not get hung up on this like I did in when I first started. I tend to be a perfectionist and it really hurt me in the beginning with regards to time and moving forward.
- A simple, clean website works best when it comes to affiliate marketing. The content is what sells the product plain and simple.
- I would suggest looking at other websites in the same niche. This will help you with how to structure your content.
- Creating a website is not as complicated as it may seem. There are plenty of online guides and videos they will show you this for free.
You see, when you have your own website it is your own home based affiliate marketing hub.
And if you want to be serious about it, then you definitely want to build a website around a niche or passion that you are in.
Remember also that the niche or passion must be
Meaning there must be products out there that you can sell around the information you put on your website.
You will also need to pick up some skills with SEO (search engine optimization). This is basically using keywords on your website and ranking them on Google.
Obviously you want keywords that people are searching for then you put your article in front of them with the product. This is a short and crude example of what SEO is.
Conclusion: Home Based Affiliate Marketing
Home-based affiliate marketing is definitely worth your time. Remember this is a real business, you must be patient, you will get results if you keep at it.
Most people will get into affiliate marketing just to make a quick buck those are the people who fail time and time again.
The people who succeed at this keep consistent and keep trying and learning at the same time moving forward.
I was myself one of those people that was just looking for the quick buck. I failed and failed over and over again.
Then one day I changed my mindset and went with a solid, proven business model and now I'm finally successful at affiliate marketing.
If you are wondering what I do to make money online well, I have 4 other websites in different niches that make money for me daily. Robmillerjr.com is my new website this is my marketing hub.
This site is where I will be teaching others how to market and make money with affiliate marketing.
Feel free to reach out to me and ask me anything you want.