Reasons To Join Affiliate Programs
15 Reasons To Join Affiliate Programs
There are HUGE benefits to promoting affiliate programs with your
own homebased Internet business. Let’s look at 15 of the best
reasons to join affiliate programs.
1. No Production Costs: The cost to develop and
produce a new product is prohibitive for almost anyone who wants
to start a home-based business. With affiliate programs, production
costs aren't an issue. The product has been developed and proven
- all on the merchant's nickel.
2. Low Cost Set-up: Compared with building a
brick and mortar store, starting a home-based Internet business
is relatively cheap. You probably already have a desk, Internet-connected
computer and word-processing software, which is all the equipment
you may need to start making easy money from affiliate programs.
3. No Fees or Licenses: I often compare doing
business as an affiliate, with distributing a line of products in
the real world. The biggest difference is that the distributor must
often pay for a license to distribute products within a limited
geographic region. Affiliate programs, on the other hand, are usually
free to join, and geographic market reach is limited only by the
affiliate's ability to promote his website.
4. Sell Almost Anything: What isn't sold online?
That list must be shorter than the one describing all that IS sold
online. There are thousands and thousands of affiliate programs
selling every product under the sun. That makes it easy to find
products related to your current or planned web site.
5. No Sales Experience Required: When I started
my affiliate business, I had absolutely no sales experience. That
wasn’t a problem, however. The companies I affiliated with
provided excellent marketing material. Using their sales copy, I
was able to get my first affiliate site up in less than a day.
6. No Employees: Employee salaries are the biggest
business expense. Although you may need or want someone to work
for you on occasion, you'll never have to worry about hiring full
or part-time employees while working as an affiliate marketer.
When you have a project you want to hire out, it is easy to find
specialists in every computer-related field who can work for you
from the comfort of THEIR own homes. You pay only for the project,
and never have to worry about ongoing employeerelated benefits and
7. No Merchant Accounts: Setting up a merchant
account is time-consuming and costly. However, affiliate marketers
don’t need merchant account. Merchants bear all the costs
for payment processing. As an affiliate, you’ll never lose
sleep over chargebacks, fraud or losing your merchant account.
8. No Inventory: As an affiliate marketer, you
can sell large items without storage concerns, even if you live
in a small one-bedroom apartment.
9. No Order-Processing: Forget the problems associated
with collecting and storing names, addresses, credit card numbers,
etc. The merchant does all that!
10. No Shipping: The cost and hassle to prepare
and ship products to customers worldwide could be staggering. Affiliates
never have to worry about packaging supplies or postal rates.
11. No Customer Service: Do you hate the prospect
of dealing with nasty people or customer complaints? Don't worry
about it! The merchant handles the snivelers.
12. Make Money While You Sleep: What other business
allows you as a sole proprietor to keep your doors open and keep
making money even when you take breaks or after you go home for
13. Worldwide Marketplace: The Internet is the
world's largest marketplace. You can drive more visitors to your
online store in a day, than a small-town merchant will see in his
or her brick and mortar business in a year.
14. Minimal Risk: The product you chose isn't
making money? Dump it. Take down your links and promote another!
It's that easy. There are no long-term contracts binding you to
products that don't sell.
15. High Income Potential: If you have a job,
your salary or hourly wage is probably pre-determined. Maybe there's
not much, other than working overtime, that you can do to increase
your income. With your own affiliate business on the Internet your
income potential is limited only by your desire, effort and imagination.
No other business is so inexpensive to start yet offers such high
profit potential without investing years of labor.
Affiliate programs enable you to work from Almost Anywhere in the
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