Many people view Internet Marketing as the ideal Home Business. But what kind of business can you start on the ‘net if you don’t even have a product? Read on for the simple answer.
In my opinion Internet Marketing is indeed the ideal Home Business, and, if the number of individuals doing business with nothing but a desk and a computer in a corner of their bedroom is any indication, there are many people who agree with me. But one dilemma faced by many aspiring internet entrepreneurs is trying to decide exactly how to go about it and exactly what kind of business to start.
I went through this mental tug-of-war myself. Where can I find products to buy at wholesale that I can sell for retail on my website? How much should I charge? If my site is wildly successful, how will I possibly be able to keep up with shipping orders, customer inquiries, or worse yet, customer complaints?
While all these questions were racing through my mind I was lucky enough to stumble onto what I considered to be an answer to my prayers. What was it? Affiliate Marketing.
I’m sure that most of you know what this is but for those that don’t it is simply this. Affiliate Marketing is selling other people’s stuff.
I found a mentor named Rosalind Gardner who taught me everything there is to know about Affiliate Marketing. Rosalind is what is known as a “Super Affiliate”. That means she makes big bucks selling other people’s stuff online.
Some of the reasons for starting an Affiliate Marketing business include
- You don’t have to develop your own product.
- You don’t have to stock or ship products.
- You don’t have to deal with customer complaints.
- You don’t need a shopping cart on your site to process orders.
And the list goes on and on.
This article is not meant as a comprehensive tutorial. For that you can click on the Rosalind Gardner link. She’s a great teacher.
Briefly though, Affiliate Marketing means you simply promote products on your website that are owned by someone else. The owner thanks you for this by paying you a commission. Simple, right?
Generally, the highest commissions are paid on information products, commonly referred to as e-books. You can find information products that you can sell, on hundreds of different subjects, at a place called The CBmall.
So, if the Internet Marketing bug has bitten you, you owe it to yourself to investigate Affiliate Marketing as a surefire way to break into the business.
You’ll be glad you did.
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