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Affiliate Marketing:The Best Online Money-maker

Searching for the best home-based online business? Easy to start and requires minimal start-up capital, affiliate marketing has these primary advantages.

Selling other people’s products for a commission – that’s your main job as an affiliate marketer. And depending on the product, for every sale you make, it  can be as high as 90% commission for selected information products. It can be as low as 4% though for certain physical products.  It’s entirely your choice anyway  which product to promote.

Affiliate marketing is the best money-making strategy on the internet because of many reasons. Here we point out the top  six reasons  why you should consider affiliate marketing if you want to make money online quickly with the least initial spending from your pocket.

No need to create or ship products

Firstly, you don’t need to create your own products. To create your own product needs a lot of time and money. As an affiliate marketer, you sell only ready-made products made by other merchants.

Secondly, handling or shipping products is not your concern. As an affiliate, all you do is to direct potential customers to the merchant’s website using your affiliate link. How about payment processing or product delivery? That’s not your concern either since everything will be handled by the merchant, not you.

No need for a website or hosting

Thirdly, there’s no need create a website or write a sales copy. To have one is rather costly and time consuming to maintain. By promoting your affiliate links through  articles you write to directories and other forms of advertising, potential buyers can reach to your merchant’s salespage.

However, if you do have a website, all you need to do is to add your affiliate links on your website pages and promote your affiliate links through article marketing or through social networking.

The fourth reason is good news for people who have limited cash. If you don’t need a website, then you also don’t need to buy domain names and pay hosting costs. Since you can have your affiliate links and have them promoted in about anywhere on the internet, you can start to earn money right away without spending anything.

Another reason to engage in affiliate marketing is that you’ll have no requests for refunds to deal with.  Handling refunds has become a hassle for merchants but not with affiliate marketers because this isn’t your responsibility.

Choose any product to sell

On top of all these positive reasons, as an affiliate you get to choose which products you want to sell.  As there are basically thousands of products to choose from, you just select the “hot” products of the season that are popular and in demand. This is how you get so many sales and commissions.

For internet beginners, affiliate marketing by far is the best, the easiest way to make money online. And it is so easy to learn that almost everyone I know is doing just affiliate marketing.

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Buying Stuff: Internet Marketing Beginner’s Strategy

In the ultimate quest for making big bucks online,  internet marketing beginners fall prey to buying the latest “make easy money online” craze.  As there are several thousands or even millions of those schemes existing in the internet today, newbies may potentially lose their a lot of their money first even before earning their first buck online. That is, if they’re not careful.

Stop Buying Stuff! – should be among the first in the beginner’s arsenal of tips when trying to learn online marketing for the first time.  This wise strategy will not only save you money but save you time as well.

It is worthwhile to reprint this article from Jeff Mulligan that explains well the perils of buying into every “make big money online” tactics and how to be wise in buying internet marketing courses to help you really make the big bucks online.

Who’s Your Guru? by Jeff Mulligan

The other day I was talking to a guy at the health club I just joined. (Never had time when I was working for someone else.) We started talking about our personal trainers. If you aren’t familiar with the term, these are fitness experts who are educated to design work-out routines based on an individuals strengths, needs and goals.

Anyway, Rick said something that struck me right between the eyes. “I got so confused reading all the books and fitness magazines. Everyone has a different opinion of what works the best. I finally figured if I was going to work out, I might as well pick one expert, listen to them and follow their program.”

Later, as I was driving my sore body home, I thought about how appropriate Rick’s comment was to Internet Marketing. Everyone’s an expert. (Even people who have yet to sell their first eBook.) And there are a million programs, books, secrets, techniques and tactics that will work for you.

The problem is, you can easily fall into what my favorite business school professor called, “Analysis Paralysis”. That’s where a lot of people are stuck. They keep reading, and it gets in the way of actually doing something.

I was guilty

I was guilty of this, too. I must have bought several hundred dollars worth of books and courses before I found what worked for me.

Fortunately, the expert I decided to follow was, in hindsight, an excellent choice. And by following his advice and listening to his ideas, I have built up a couple of successful income streams.

My point isn’t that my “guru” is the right one for everyone. The point is to pick one or maybe a couple of people you really respect, and model them. Of course, make sure they are actually successful in their own businesses first. But when you find someone you respect and whose style you like, listen to their advice and follow what they recommend in their writings.

Save Your Brain

Following this strategy can save lots of brain cells that you would spend switching strategies and tactics. It avoids confusion and gives you a good point of reference from which to work.

You don’t have to keep reading and searching for the latest eBooks. Assume your guru knows the latest tactics and will advise you of how well they work.

I’m not saying you never look at another eBook or eZine again, it’s just that you have one primary star you follow, it’s that much easier to find your way.

Resource Box: Jeff Mulligan has an MBA and 20+ years of marketing experience as an ad agency Senior VP and VP Marketing for two software companies. Jeff owns CBmall, a site that provides 15 different ways for ClickBank affiliates to earn income on thousands of ClickBank InfoProducts. http://www.cbmall.com/info.

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