Affiliate Marketing Is It Cost Effective?

To Start your new career in affiliate marketing, little cost is required. A laptop or desktop computer will get you started. Affiliate marketing is a cost effective way to start a business. So if like me you are super pumped to get started with a career that your are the boss, read on.

What Is An Affiliate Program?

An affiliate program is a form of internet advertising that rewards marketers for driving traffic to a company’s website and producing sales.

The company gives its affiliates a personalized tracking link that the marketer can use in their promotions.

This link enables you to track where traffic and sales are coming from and get paid accordingly.

Simply put, affiliate programs are about getting paid commissions to you through sales.

This Is Not As Easy As It Sounds:

Running an affiliate program has its ups and downs.

It is very important to be armed with up to date information and technical know how if you are going to run such a program successfully and with the minimum stress.

In this article we will look at the benefits of affiliate marketing as a tool for increasing your businesses profitability.

An Effective Way To Run Your Business:

Here are some of the reasons why you should consider affiliate marketing as an effective way of advertising your business and products.

Before we get to the steps, I want you to ask yourself a question.

What do you hope to accomplish with affiliate marketing?

This is an easier question to answer than it might seem.

The question is what I call the get-rich-quick scheme.

In other words, you want to make a few dollars quickly, and you are not interested in building a business.

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Low cost:

Running an affiliate program is very cost effective as you only get paid when you get paid when you make a sale.

You the affiliate bear the cost of by promoting their product, you are provided with the necessary tools, such as banners and other promotional material.

Of course, this arrangement is mutually beneficial, you get low cost advertising; your affiliates get the opportunity to make money from a product that they haven’t had to spend time and money developing.

Affiliate Programs Produce Unlimited Income Through Leverage:

When you have a paid job, your monthly income mainly relies on whether you go to work or not.

With affiliate marketing, your website does all the work in getting traffic to your site.

Once you have provided them with your ad copy and links you don’t need to lift a finger, especially if your product is a digital one.

Although not everyone earns limitless amounts of money. Running an affiliate marketing program greatly increases your chances.

Go Worldwide:

With affiliate marketing, you are dealing with a global market place. All you have to do is choose a niche product and prepare all the necessary tools for your business.

Low Risk:

The main reason that so many people choose affiliate marketing is that the risks are relatively low.

This is especially true for those with little money available to set aside.

Affiliate marketing is just the way to do it.

No Closing Time:

With affiliate marketing, your business works every single second of the day while targeting a worldwide market!

What could be better than that?

Pick a Market:

Why pick a market and not pick a product?

Because you will eventually want to add additional products into your pipeline.

ou should pick a market that interests you, and maybe something you already know something about.

Don’t forget that you are building for the long term.

Pick a Product:

Once you have your market chosen, you should pick just one product to begin with.

It will be very tempting to try to add all kinds of related products at first, but don’t.

Having just one product will help you focus on the important tasks.

You will want to pick a product that converts well. What this means is that the product sells to a high percentage of visitors.

This will help keep your cost per visitor down and increase your profits.

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Build A Follow-Up Series:

Also called an autoresponder series, you should build one based on the topic and the contents of the product you are promoting.

If it is a physical product you are promoting, you will have to create or locate content that is directly related to the product.

As an example, if you are selling golf clubs, you could create a series about how to buy golf clubs that fit, or the benefits of custom clubs, or even something about the club preferences of famous professional golfers.

Be as creative as you can, and do not stray off topic.

It has been said that most sales are not made in the initial contact, they are made on the seventh.

If you are not following up with your prospects, the bottom line is you are losing sales.

Build An Email Capture Page:

This is where you will capture information about your prospects so you can send your follow-up series.

If you are building a business, having your own website is a necessity, if only because you will control the content, and be able to capture email addresses for yourself.

You might be able to get by for a while without this, but it just isn’t worth it.

Drive Traffic To Your Squeeze Page:

Until you are finished with this step you shouldn’t even think about traffic techniques.

If you don’t have anywhere to send the traffic, why worry about how to generate it in the first place.

Depending on the traffic generation techniques you choose, it may take some time for you to start seeing sales in your program.

You should spend this time developing one or two streams of traffic, and refining these techniques to help you drive more traffic with less effort.

Understanding Affiliate Marketing

Find Additional Related Products:

Once your business is making some money, it is time to start adding to your list of products.

I don’t mean you should go out and sign up for every affiliate program that is even remotely related.

What I do mean is that you should carefully choose an additional product or two, and add them into your pipeline.

Because you have been building a list of qualified prospects, you will be able to market these new products to them.

This is the really long term money maker for your business.

As long as you continue to recommend good products to your customer list, you can continue to make money off of them, even the ones who have already bought your last product recommendation.

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In Closing:

So these steps are all you need to go from nothing to having a profitable business selling other peoples products.

It can be easy to lose focus if you are not seeing immediate results, so keep your sights on the end goal of having a profitable business.

You may also find it hard finding your initial market and product.

Take your time and choose the best product you can.

If the product you choose to promote is not good, your prospects will not continue to listen to your recommendations.

On the other hand, if you are looking to build a business with income potential for the long term, then you will have a longer road ahead of you.

It will take you longer before you see any profit from your efforts, but it will be worth it when you are able to take a day off, or even a week off, and still have sales in your absence.

Would love to hear your thoughts about this post or this site in general, and I will answer all the comments on my website personally so drop me a line below if you have any affiliate marketing questions or comments.

I’m happy to help any way that I can.copywright

Kind Regards Shane.

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10 thoughts on “Affiliate Marketing Is It Cost Effective?”

  1. I was unable to leave a comment on your site, as the comment box isn’t working. You might want to look into that. : )

    I too am new to affiliate marketing, and although it seems like it will take a long time, just the act of writing every day, and working toward that first sale feels like an accomplishment. My site was recently indexed by Google, and I have two articles ranked, So I’m pretty excited about the future.

    Thanks for the great information. And best of luck with your ventures.


    • Hello Tracy, 

      Thank you for reading my post. 

      Appreciate the comments. 

      All the best for your future endeavors. 

      I will check out my comments section.

      Regards Shane.

  2. 6 months ago I had no idea what affiliate marketing was, much less on how to build your own website. That part was really simple, even though it took some time to actually bring your ideas to life. Not everyone is into writing so that can be challenging, but having your own business and working when and however you want without having people telling you how to do things, that’s just a huge payoff

    • Hello Stephanie, 

      There was a time when i was not familiar with affiliate marketing.

      Keep learning more about affiliate marketing everyday.

      Regards Shane.

  3. First of all thank you so much for giving us such a wonderful article and your article is really informative and helpful. I have been working in the Affiliate Marketing Place for a long time and personally I am working in the Affiliate Marketing Place through the Wealthy Affiliate website and I am a successful Affiliate Marketer. I needed a little money to start working at this place and I got a lot out of it to succeed. I think this is the best way for beginners to work in the online world .Wealthy Affiliate has provided me with many tutorial videos to learn how to work in this marketplace. As well as providing a lot of tools to take my website to a good level and bring a lot of traffic to my website .

    This marketplace is very safe to work with and I think that reading your articles will greatly benefit my other friends and they will soon be interested in working on this marketplace. Also, I would definitely recommend everyone to work in this marketplace and will definitely share with you their new experience .

    • Hello Shanta, 

      Thank you for reading another one of my post. 

      Appreciate the positive comments from such an experienced marketer.

      All the best with WA.

      Regards Shane. 

  4. Your guide on affiliate marketing is awesome for everyone. Earlier I was not familiar about affiliate marketing. I recently know the benefits of affiliate marketing. Soon I will start doing affiliate marketing with your guide. As I know it don’t require any capital to start and earning is unlimited. I think it depends on our own efforts. Thanks for sharing such useful guide.

    • Hello Harish, 

      Appreciate your feedback.

      Happy to hear you are going to start affiliate marketing.

      Regards Shane.

  5. Now I know that affiliate program is a form of internet advertising that rewards marketers for driving traffic to a company’s website and producing sales. The company gives its affiliates a personalized tracking link that the marketer can use in their promotions. I am planning to build a site to start affiliate marketing. Thanks for sharing such useful help

    • Hello Lalita, 

      Thank you for reading my post. 

      Wishing you all the success in your affiliate marketing business.

      Regards Shane.


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