Why You Should Become An Affiliate Today
By Matt Bacak
Recently, I wrote an article explaining the different types of affiliate marketing. Today I want to explain why you should become an affiliate, even if you already sell your own products. I can personally attest to the success of affiliate marketing because I’ve walked this path. I’ve sold over $2.1 million just by selling other people’s stuff. That’s a lot of money! If you’re still on the fence about whether or not you should try affiliate marketing, let me give you three reasons why you’re missing out by not starting today.
Reason Number One – Simply put, affiliate marketing is one of the easiest ways to get started in internet marketing. If you’re a newbie or whether you’ve had a list for awhile now, affiliate marketing is simple. You sign up as an affiliate. You mail out an email to your list. Then you watch the cash come in.
Reason Number Two – There’s less work involved for you. The great thing about being an affiliate is that you don’t have to spend your time and energy creating a product. On top of that, you don’t have to handle the transactions or the customer support. Anyone who has created a product before knows that you don’t just sell and you’re done. After you sell, you have to handle any support questions or problems people may have with your product. As an affiliate, all those issues are sent to the person who created or launched the product. Less work for me is always a bonus.
Reason Number Three – I know that I cannot create everything for everyone. You can’t either. If there is a product that my list desires, something I think they would want or need, and I can’t produce it, I will go out and find that product. Part of having a list means knowing exactly what your list wants and you won’t always be able to provide them with the products they’re looking for. Me personally, I know I don’t have enough time or enough people on my staff to create products all the time for my list. Luckily for me, I can easily search and find the right product that will match my list.
Now I’ve had people who say, oh that’s all fine and good Matt but I’m planning on creating this product for my list and I don’t want to sell any products like it because I don’t want to be competing against that product when I sell my own. There’s a couple things I want you to keep in mind if you are one of those people planning on creating a product for your list. First of all, what if you never create that product? And who’s to say that if you do create it, that people will actually buy it? One of the great things about selling affiliate products is that you can find out what sells to your list. Why waste your time and energy creating a product that you don’t know if anybody wants to buy? Why not allow people to vote with their wallet? For example, if you’re planning on creating a course on YouTube, go find affiliate products for YouTube. Once you see how your list responds, you’ll know whether or not you should spend your time creating a YouTube course.
In conclusion, if you’re not already selling affiliate products, you need to get started today. It’s easy, less time consuming than creating your own products and you can’t create everything for everyone. So what are you waiting for?
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