What is Affiliate Marketing?
Simply put, affiliate marketing is advertising products on the internet for one or more companies. When a sale is made or a lead is generated through your website to that company’s website you get paid a commission.
The internet marketplace has increased significantly over the years. The following excerpt in a report from eMarketer, dated July 23, 2014 explains the trend.
Worldwide Ecommerce Sales to Increase Nearly 20% in 2014
Asia-Pacific grows fast, while North America and Western Europe remain consistently strong
Business-to-consumer (B2C) ecommerce sales worldwide will reach $1.471 trillion in 2014, according to new figures from eMarketer, increasing nearly 20% over 2013. As internet usage continues to mature across the world, ecommerce growth will slow over time, settling around 10% by the end of our forecast period. However, with sales reaching $2.356 trillion in 2018, a 10% growth rate still represents more than $200 billion new dollars that year.
eMarketer’s definition for B2C ecommerce sales includes all products and services ordered or booked via the internet on any device, including leisure and unmanaged business travel. Click here to view the full report.
Source – “Worldwide Ecommerce Sales to Increase Nearly 20% in 2014.” eMarketer. n.p. July 23, 2014. November 3, 2014.
Needless to say, you CAN be part of this growth with just about any product you choose. (But some are better than others and you’ll learn why.) And remember, the internet is ALWAYS OPEN for business and it is GLOBAL!
What are the Benefits of Becoming an Affiliate Marketer?
1. There is no cost to get started. As long as you have a computer and internet access you can start your business. No outside office space required. You can work from home, in your jammies if you like!
2. You are the boss that you will answer to. When and if you want to ramp things up, you can outsource some of the work or hire someone if you like. After all, you’re the boss.
3. You do not need storage space for thousands of products. All transactions are handled through the company(ies) you are affiliated with. If not, you may be working with the wrong companies.
4. You have the potential to make your own “Mega Millions.” With desire, determination and hard work, the future is in your hands. (Yes, I said “hard work.” This is NOT a get rich quick scheme.)
Let’s talk about “the odds” for a minute. Believe it or not, the odds of you becoming a “successful” business owner (successful being your own definition) are much greater than winning the lottery and it doesn’t cost you anything to take the chance. As a matter of fact, it’s more likely that you’ll be bitten by a shark or struck by lightning before you win the lottery!
So How Do I Build A Successful Online Business?
Great question. I’m sure you must be telling yourself that there’s got to be more to it than that. And you are right, there is. Within the short time I’ve been involved in affiliate marketing I’ve learned the 3 most important things that make a person successful. Here they are:
1) They Get Help From Like Professionals – It’s always easier to learn a task when someone who’s already done it helps you figure it out.
2) They Have Their Own Website – No website, no money, no way around it. Don’t let this worry you though. Building a website is now very easy. In a bit, I’ll show you how you can have a FREE website up and running in a matter of minutes. You heard me right, FREE, you don’t have to spend a single penny. No credit card necessary.
3) They Are Continually Learning and Implementing What They Learn – Things on the internet are continually changing. Keeping up with the changes, learning all they can and practicing how to apply these challenges keeps one ahead of their competitors.
I said I would show you how you too, could build a free website. So,
What Exactly Do I Get For $0?
I hope I’ve peaked your interest! Now I would like to tell you how you too can learn to be a successful e-commerce marketer and maximize your income potential. Hopefully you’ve noticed a pattern here. Wealthy Affiliate is an educational program that will teach you everything you need to know to build your online business and you can start it for NOTHING! Zilch, zero, notta, nothing!
Here’s what you can expect from your $0 investment:
Personal Help & Support
- Ability to get personal help from me (user name Carbli)
- Help within a community of 10,000’s of users
- Live Chat support
- 24/7 online support
- Ongoing topical discussions
You also can have personal communication with the founders of Wealthy Affiliate, Kyle and Carson. (Founded in 2005.) Kyle and Carson are very active in the Community because they truly care!
2 Free Websites
- Fully functional WordPress Sites
- Ready to make money online
Training You Won’t Believe
- Video classes
- Entire Courses
- Weekly Live Training
Plus Much More
All of this is included for $0. Again, NO CREDIT CARD REQUIRED. It seems nuts but here at Wealthy Affiliate we believe that you get to try before you buy (or you can just stay a FREE member forever.) I believe that you will not find training and support like this anywhere else. There is a Premium option that you should consider that offers a whole lot more. But you can think about that while your learning as a FREE member.
The chart below shows what you get in each membership. Simply choose the “Starter, $0 per month” option and you will instantly get access to the community after you enter your sign-up details.
As you can see, I’m very excited about Wealthy Affiliate. I think you will be too. But before you make any decision, please feel free to check out my full Wealthy Affiliate Review. If you have any questions for me please leave them below. I would love to help.
P.S. If I had the secret to winning the lottery I would share it with you. But then we would have to share the jackpot, too! I guess that would be okay though. Hope to see you in the Wealthy Affiliate Chat Room soon. Just for fun I’m gonna go buy my lottery ticket now!
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