why is affiliate marketing the best

I have made a decision, that I am going to be an entrepreneur working on my own time schedule, defining my earnings and the people I am going to work with and projects I am going to work on.

This decision was made some 2 and half years ago. Now, I am closer to it, more than I ever have been, thanks to Affiliate Marketing.

If you are searching for time and financial freedom, and you are feeling lost, because of the all confusing info around, that’s OK. In my post, why is affiliate marketing the best business for starters I am going to give you a perfect overview, why to choose this business rather than any other?

You don’t have to own the product

That’s correct, you don’t have to purchase the product, yet you can make sales.

How is that possible?

Because you will earn a commission from the purchase.

why is affiliate marketing the best

Every vendor is using cookies, anywhere between 30-120 days (the time the clicks under your link are being tracked).

The commissions do vary as well. You might found programs with low commissions, such as 5%, but as well programs with 50% or even more.

When someone purchases a product of value 500$ and you can keep half, is it interesting?

What if you would repeat that 5,10, 20, or even more times in a month?

No Customer Service, No Complaints, No Stocks

why is affiliate marketing the best

In addition to not owning the product, you don’t have to deal with packaging, customer service and you don’t have to keep stocks.

You will be also not directly responsible to deal with the eventual complaints.

However, it is still best to choose a great quality product or service to be an affiliate. It will certainly be easier for you to convince people to buy.

Low Budget Upon Starting Up

One of the number one reasons I chose Affiliate Marketing is that I did not have any starting costs.

Naturally, you will need a working website, with hosting, but in the present digital era, the prices are more than affordable.

Not dealing with the product or service directly, you are off any costs that are normally coming with it. Like convincing wholesalers for the lowest price, if you work in e-commerce for instance.

You don’t have to rent an office unless you want to.

Neither, you have to buy inventory, storage room, or delivery van.

You can start from the comfort of your home and then work wherever you want.

why is affiliate marketing the best

Location free

In addition to having not an office, you are literally allowed to work wherever you want.

Do you love to go for a coffee at 10 am to your local Starbucks and watch others rushing to their daily job?

Done!

Do you want to work on the beach in Bali? You can…

Rather, in your living room, or terrace, or in the attic where you don’t hear anything except pair of hummingbirds nesting on the roof? With Affiliate Marketing you are really location-free…

why is affiliate marketing the best

Variety of Choices

You can choose out of tons of products to be an affiliate.

Newest iMac or iPhone. Hiking Equipment. Dumbbells for Corona Home Exercise. Products for Weightloss. Healthcare.SkinCare. Golf Sticks. Fishing Rods. Baby Cots. Whatever you want to be involved in, you can…

The advice here would, to choose the product you have an affinity with, or you are an expert in or you have a big passion for.

That way, it will be much more natural for you to attract other people to trust you.

And in the end to trust the product or service.

Because that’s what it is in the end. You are an ambassador of it. You should be transparent and bring people the real benefits of the product or service if you want to be successful on a sustainable basis.

You are the BOSS

Ever heard about Amazon changing their Affiliate Policies?

Lately, it is happening with the frequency, like you are buying your pants.

What about Google? Sometimes, I feel we all have to set-up notifications from them, or at least well aware of their updates.

Those are happening often as well.

In addition, you have Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube changing their ads regulation…

Why am I mentioning this?

Because every online entrepreneur depends on those tools. But with Affiliate Marketing…

…there is a small, yet very important advantage compared to e-commerce, FBA, drop shipping, etc.

If you have your email list, and if the products are providing great services or are of great quality, you have still a huge chance to have a successful online, independent of what ”big players” of the internet will decide to do.

That’s awesome NEWS, right?

why is affiliate marketing the best

Where to start?

If this all sounded great to you, you might wonder why not everybody is doing it?

Among standard reasons for failure like giving up too early or to be not patient long enough, there is often time a lack of in-depth training on how to start.

But if you decide to search for Affiliate Training, you will find a bunch of SCAMMERS.

Honestly, I don’t even recall if there is another niche filled with all kinds of ”gurus” and scammers as Affiliate Marketing.

And you have to be careful in that all noise.

Ignore the fancy websites, big promises on getting-rich-quickly or advice on not needing WEBSITE at all.

People will try to catch you on their cheap tricks, I know is not an easy job.

But there is still hope…

I am using this training and as I mentioned, I am closer to my dream than ever before.

I hope, I could provide you with some help with my today’s post, why is affiliate marketing the best business for starters. And if you have any questions or experiences, please share them below.

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Julius

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Julius is an Online Marketing enthusiast helping people with creating financial freedom. Thanks to Affiliate Marketing it never has been easier. In his free time is Julius spending his time on the soccer field, in the airplane, with a great book, or with his friends.


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  • I am an affiliate marketer. I turned over my profession of being a pharmacist to the world of online entrepreneurship.
    I can tell you that without a doubt that it’s the best move that I ever made. My first site is a health blog and the other one is within the make-money-online niche.

    Which one do I prefer? Both. But that is the beauty of starting an affiliate marketing business. As you said, we can choose the topic for our business.

    The flexibility is awesome. You get exposure to a worldwide audience. But for me personally, it’s the ultimate prize of earning a passive income.

    I highly recommend your readers check out Wealthy Affiliate. They even have a free starter membership option.

    • Hi Roopesh,
      Thank you a lot for sharing your experience. It’s definitely a booster for people reading it. An amazing story of yours. Indeed, you are really free to choose literally any niche you are interested in and passionate about…and start to leverage it. Cheers

  • Hey, Julius! Thanks for sharing this post. I share almost an identical experience with you. About three years ago, I joined this affiliate marketing movement in search of more time, money and more freedom in my life. The affiliate marketing business and the whole concept behind it is the best thing I’ve ever learned in my entire life and these six reasons are just the tip of the iceberg. Since I started, I managed to achieve my main goal, which was to quit my dead-end job. Now, I’m earning my own paycheck online and it’s got no limits! Best of all, I’m my own boss and I have all the freedom of time and space that I want! I’m sure you can relate. In any case, thanks for sharing this post again, and keep up the good work with your site here. I’m sure a lot of people can relate as well.

    • Hey Ivan,
      Thank you for sharing your experience. That is really great to hear that you are on such a track with Affiliate Marketing already. Amazing that within 3 years you were able to replace your dead-end daily job. This is just another wonderful example, that the sky is the limit if you put in the right work and find the right program. Cheers.

  • Hey,

    This is such an informative and inspiring article. I have been writing my own blog for about a year now and I know I need to monetise it because I am getting a lot of traction on it. Affiliate Marketing after reading your article sounds like a great way to do that.

    I will eventually want to start creating my own products but this is a great way to learn how to market and sell to potential customers. I love the idea of selling other people’s products and earning a commission. You seem to know your topic very well so I want to learn more from you.

    Thank you for sharing and keep up the great work.

    All the best,

    Tom

    • Hey Tom.Thanks a lot for your comment. Yes, Affiliate Marketing is a great way to start if you don’t own any product or services and you still want to have that ”laptop lifestyle”. On the other hand, Wealthy Affiliate is great in terms that it can help you in monetizing your own website as well. Did you check their website already?

  • Hey Julius, really enjoyed your post man.

    I have been in affiliate marketing for some time now also and I love the location free component, being able to work from where ever on your laptop whenever is a big deal and the major driving force behind why I got into this business model.

    Couple of questions for you:

    1) Where do you recommend we go to find products you can get 50% commission from, I have been promoting a lot of amazon stuff and their commissions are terrible and are only getting worse.

    2) Your info graphic towards the top. Can I ask how you created it? Looking to add more photos to my posts.

    And I agree 100% with the training company you are recommending, they are the best I have come across and by far the most reasonably priced.

    Cheers man!

    • Hey Rob,
      Thank you for stopping by. Great to hear that you chose to go with affiliate marketing. I really believe that is the best way to start a business. Above the all named reasons, there is as well very low risk included, which makes it even more tempting to start.
      I agree, the Amazon commission is really low and for some niches, they even lowered them.
      I would say it depends on your niche. In every niche, you should be able to find some great programs with 50%+ commissions. In general, I know Shopify pays 200% on some platforms, this CBD has 40%
      Which infographic did you mean? Let me know, please. Happy to help you out -:)

  • Hi Julius. This is a great article and I am sure new marketers will find this post inspirational as I did. From a first-hand perspective, I do agree that affiliate marketing offers the flexibility of time and space. Given that this post is written for newbies, do you think that individuals will be scared off by the time and effort required to make affiliate marketing work, or do you think that the income potential will be more of a deciding factor for those trying out this business model for the first time? I do love how you offer directions on getting started. I totally enjoyed reading this, thanks for sharing.

    • Hi Christine, Thank you for your comment. Indeed, it can be time-consuming before you can experience success, but the question here is, how long does it going to take if you want to succeed in any kind of business? Or in any kind of field?
      I think it is completely fine, to invest time into your education and stay patient, although it can be challenging. In the end, if it would be easy, everyone would be doing it, correct?
      One thing you don’t want to fell into, are those ”shiny” promises of getting quickly rich. There is no such thing as an overnight success almost in no field. Affiliate Marketing as well. I hope I helped you out with mineanswer. Cheers.

  • Hi Julius,

    I have the same thought as yours. Affiliate marketing is the best way to make money online for beginners. It’s affordable(close to zero), easy-to-follow, and no experiences & skills required before proceeding. To succeed in affiliate marketing, people should stop chasing shiny objects or shortcuts but find a legitimate training platform to build their business off the ground. Your recommendation looks like a good choice. I will have a serious look into it.

    Thanks for sharing this information today,
    Matt

    • Thanks, Matt for stopping by and leaving your comment. Indeed, it easy to follow, but as you said you have to have the right training.
      Because as it is accessible, there is always plenty of room for providing scammy or low-quality products or products.

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