The Traditional Sales Way (The salesperson)
To simply explain, the concept of Affiliate Marketing comes from the traditional salesperson.
A salesperson have to join a company in order to sell its products and to make a commission out of each sale.
A salesperson have to explain to his/her clients why the product that is so good and why it benefits them.
No doubt that the traditional way of sales do make money, but there are many downside to a salesperson. A salesperson have to:
- Face tonnes of rejection daily
- Do prospecting activities like cold-calling, door-to-door sales, surveying, etc
- Fix appointments and attend to time consuming appointments
- sell only the company’s product
- Travel to meaningless appointment
- Hit sales targets
Selling the Online Way (Affiliate Marketer)
Similar to the traditional selling, you are paid commission for each sale you make. But, take away all the downsides of the traditional salesperson and you have Online Affiliate Marketing.
The internet have made it so convenient and easy for anyone who have no business or sales experience to start their own business. All you need is a computer and internet access.
What is Affiliate Marketing Online?
Why do people like Affiliate Marketing?
You never need to face rejection or do any sales call. You never need to answer to a boss, you are your own boss. All you need is your ability to market and sell the product you are interested in.
How many times did you see a product that you like and brag about it to your family, your friends and anybody you know to introduce them to that product. Now here is your chance to brag about the product you like to the rest of the world.
Consumers who buy products online appreciates other people’s review on the products they are about to buy. It is just a common human characteristic to want to buy the best product.
So this is where you come in as an Affiliate Marketer, you direct consumers to the best product you can find.
How to do Affiliate Marketing?
Here is a list of things you need to learn:
- Creating Website
- Content Writing
- Seach Engine Optimization (SEO)
- Keyword, Niche and Market research
- Social Engagement and Marketing
- Pay Per Click Marketing
- Email Marketing
- Video Marketing
There’s just too many things to learn to be a successful Affiliate Marketer. The above list is just a guide for you. You need to dive right in to each category to learn more about it.
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Where to Get Started with Affiliate Marketing?
Wealthy Affiliate is the best place I know to learn all about affiliate marketing. I know it because I am in it.
As I mentioned, Wealthy Affiliate is the place where I learn all about affiliate marketing. Everything you need to know is in there. To find out more about Wealthy Affiliate, click here.
About the Affiliate Marketing Industry
Affiliate Marketing is a 1.1 trillion dollar industry based on a study done by www.econsultancy.com.
There are many people out there who have created a career out of Affiliate Marketing and are making tonnes of money with it. Get started on the things you need to do and the things you need to learn in order to start making money online.
Before you start on your journey
I am not a person who likes hype or a person who would lead you to believe that you can make tonnes of money, so let me give you a gentle warning in advance before you get going.
Affiliate Marketing is not for people who are looking for a way to get rich quick. Most people take approximately a few months to a year to get to see some results and it takes tonnes of effort to educate yourself. So be prepared and do not give up. The only way you can fail as an Affiliate Marketer is quitting.
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If you encounter any problems or you have any question about affilialte marketing, feel free to leave a comment below and I will reply to you as promptly as possible.