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Offline Mark Austin

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Why I Love Affiliate Marketing
« on: March 04, 2009, 10:24:43 PM »
Why I Love Affiliate Marketing
By Jimmy D. Brown

Part 1

Do you find yourself "starting" to create your own product to sell online, but never "finishing" it? 

One of the things I love about affiliate marketing is --

    ** You don't need to create your own products **

Many people find the idea of creating their own products to be an overwhelming and even paralyzing task.

* I don't have any good ideas!
* I'm not a writer!
* There's too much competition!
* I don't know how to set everything up!
* I can't figure out where to start!
* It's too hard!

These are just a few of the valid reasons many people give when it comes to not creating their own products to sell. I'm sure with a few minutes of brainstorming, we could come up with a list of many more.

With affiliate marketing, you don't need your own products. You simply promote someone else's already proven successful offer for a commission.

And, truth be told, even if you ARE a writer and you DO have lots of ideas and you CAN figure it all out...

  ** Nobody wants to create new products all the time **

As good as you may be, you don't know everything!  Why try to create a product on every topic imaginable in your market when you can earn just as much money by simply promoting someone else's really good offer as one of your profit streams?

That's why I love affiliate marketing.

You don't need to create your own products.

Part 2

Pop quiz time.  What does "HTML" stand for?  Don't know that one?  How about this - what does "FTP" stand for? OK, one more chance.  Do you know how to work with either?

That brings me to the second reason why I love affiliate marketing...

      ** You don't need to build a website **

What scares people more than creating a product is building a website! 

* What in the world is HTML?  Or FTP?
* How much does the software cost?  And hosting?
* How do I upload files?
* Why isn't it formatted correctly?
* Why don't my graphics look like the ones the pros have?

If you are a complete beginner, it can be very difficult (even using templates) to get an attractive website in place. And hiring a professional to do it fo ryou is out of the budget for most people.

But, with affiliate marketing, you don't need to build a website.  You simply send visitors to someone else's professionally designed site through your affiliate link.

SIDEBAR:  Just in case you're interested, HTML stands for "hypertext markup language" and is the coding used to build webpages.  FTP stands for "file transfer protocol" and is the process used for moving files from your computer to a website, or vice versa.

Really, in a manner of looking at it, you get to take advantage of the time and money invested by someone else to develop the site.  Think about it:  when you promote an affiliate link, it reflects firstly upon YOU.  You are the one who is advertising the link, recommending the product, sending people who have interacted with YOU to the website.

The professional site of someone else really represents you as the promoter, in the eye of those who have clicked through your link.

You get the benefits without the bother.

That's why I love affiliate marketing.

You don't need to build a website.

Part 3

Some people have the ability to persuade others and talk them into just about anything.  Especially when it comes to influencing their buying decisions.  They know how to push the right hot buttons, say things the right way and generally get consumers into an emotional frenzy to the point they are ready to click an order button.

There are two key words in that paragraph that really need to stand out in your mind:  "some people".

Not everyone has this ability.  In fact, only a few do.

That brings me to the third reason why I love affiliate marketing...

 ** You don't need to write a world class salesletter**

Have you ever tried to write a salesletter? There's a reason why professional copywriters charge up to $10,000 (and sometimes even more) for a SINGLE salesletter. It takes a lot of experience and skill to write a top-gun salesletter, which is why most people have a hard time convincing people to buy if they do create their own products and website.

They simply don't have the right salesletter in place to make it all work. Without good copy, it really doesn't matter how spectacular the offer is, you're simply not going to get many sales.

SIDEBAR:  The average conversion rate of site visitors who become buyers is reportedly less than 2%.  That means 98 out of every 100 do NOT buy.  That's why sales are so incredibly bad for a poor site ... you *might* get 2 sales out of every 300-400 visitors.

BUT, with affiliate marketing, you don't need to write a salesletter! You simply direct people to someone else's high-octane salesletter for THEM to convert your leads into commissionable sales.

That's why I love affiliate marketing.

You don't need to write a world class salesletter.

Part 4

I'm sure by now you are well aware that there are those who have reported HUGE amounts of money being made with their online businesses.  What you may not be aware of is the amount of work involved in generating those "sales" (not always net profit, mind you ... this isn't "spendable" income in a lot of cases.)

That brings me to the fourth reason why I love affiliate marketing...

  ** You don't need to manage an entire business **

While it can be quite lucrative, running an entire business with employees, inventory, partners, vendors, and other associates can be a time-sucking, frustrating ordeal.

Imagine...

* Processing refunds
* Putting out fires when partners SPAM
* Managing day-to-day operations
* Overseeing projects you've outsourced
* Recruting new affiliates
* Training everyone to help you
* Paying taxes
* Taking care of the paper trail
* Doing all of the "stuff" that business owners do.

Didn't you want to start an internet business to make more time for important things in life?

Why not make a lot of money WITHOUT making a lot of extra work for yourself?!

It can be a lot of extra work and stress. BUT, with affiliate marketing, you don't need to manage an entire business! You are simply responsible for promoting your affiliate link... someone else handles all the rest.

That's why I love affiliate marketing.

You don't need to manage an entire business.

Part 5

The word "overhead" is not a favorite among those who run businesses of any kind.  Nobody likes the expenses of operating a business.  And nobody really talks about them much when it comes to promoting all of the "money-making" products and services online.

But, don't kid yourself, there's a lot of overhead.

That brings me to the fifth reason why I love affiliate marketing...

  ** You don't need a big budget to make it work **

Do you have any idea how much money is spent running an internet business? There are monthly fees for...

* Autoresponders
* Hosting
* Management
* Advertising
* Scripts
* Much more

There are regular fees for...

* Licensing
* Outsourcing
* Support
* Customer Service
* Maintenance
* Development
* Recruting
* Much more
 
It's not uncommon to spend tens of thousands (even hundreds of thousands) of dollars in operational costs -- which is fine if you've been in business a while and are making the bucks. However, if you're a newcomer, it can be taxing on your budget!

SIDEBAR:  I paid one girl over $30,000 last year just to oversee one small part of my business. No one talks much about it, but there ARE a lot of expenses involved before you get to the "bottom line" of profit.

BUT, with affiliate marketing, you don't need a big budget to make it work! You can simply use a variety of free and low-cost marketing methods to generate clicks to your affiliate link.

That's why I love affiliate marketing.

You don't need a big budget to make it work.

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Jimmy D. Brown is the author of "Affiliatenaire", teaching you how to create big-time affiliate commission checks in only 1-3 hours each week.  Discover how you can get cash in the bank without a website, experience or even an idea! Visit http://www.affiliatenaire.com
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Re: Why I Love Affiliate Marketing
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2009, 12:32:19 AM »
Mark

Great insight again from Jimmy D. Brown. with regards to affiliate marketing.

Thanks for sharing. :::tu

Jim

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Re: Why I Love Affiliate Marketing
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2009, 03:55:27 AM »
Hi Mark and Jim,

I agree, I got email notification from Jimmy and Nicole some days ago and immediately started promotion for that stuff

I really like Jimmy's affiliate ideas and projects..always very reliable..

Good stuff indeed.. :::tu

Aatos

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Re: Why I Love Affiliate Marketing
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2009, 05:50:54 PM »
 :::tu :::tu

Thank you again, Mark, for finding a great report from Jimmy.

He has some great ideas.


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Re: Why I Love Affiliate Marketing
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2009, 03:31:37 PM »
I love Jimmy D. Brown to death, but what he says all depends on what he's trying to achieve. When he was promoting his content creation course with Ryan Deiss, he painted affiliate marketing with a black brush, showing all the downsides, and emphasizing that if you want to make REAL money on the internet, you need to have your own products.

Now he's trying to sell his Affiliate membership course. I don't begrudge him that for a minute, but I'm just saying...

Even the big marketers whistle different tunes at times, depending on what they're currently promoting.

If he can de-mystify affiliate marketing, (and if anyone can, it'd be Jimmy) then more power to him and to those who join his membership site.

Just another of my humble little opinions, for what they're worth.

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Re: Why I Love Affiliate Marketing
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2011, 02:14:04 PM »
Here is the current balance. I started full-time affiliate marketing in mid 2005, it took 1.5 years to reach this level. Recently I joined the CJ Performer program. For those affiliate marketing is the thought of fast money or easy, forget it. It takes hard work and patience.

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Re: Why I Love Affiliate Marketing
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2011, 10:18:57 AM »
Because It is a specialized form of marketing where an advertiser seeks to advertise or sell products or services through an affiliate network,..

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Re: Why I Love Affiliate Marketing
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2013, 11:56:07 PM »
Wow this is really a superb post I think. I love affiliate program for its some great benefits. Basically I love this service for its Low cost, save time, making money 24 hours, Everyone can make money here, Free brand exposure, Easy tracking selling, No required fees or license, Sell virtually anything strategies. Also online merchants get free ad space and will only pay for proven results (pay per click, pay per sale, pay per lead). So I am happy with my affiliate program.

Have a nice day  8)9

Kashfiya !!!