Monday, March 8, 2010
Why Would Anyone Want To Be An Affiliate Marketer?
When I got online looking for ways to supplement my income back in 2008 I didn't have my own product(s) to sell. Even if I would have had my own products, I didn't have the knowledge required to know how to sell them online.
So the FIRST thing I did after reading Robert Allen's Multiple Streams of Income book was get on his conference calls to learn about OTHER ways to make money online since I didn't have my own products. That's when I first discovered affiliate programs.
I learned that there are a bunch of companies on the
Internet that will allow you to fill out a short application
and INSTANTLY become their affiliate. These companies
provide the products for you to sell, give you websites and
marketing tools to sell them with, follow-up with any
prospects you send their way, close the sale, ship the
products, handle customer service and complaints, and do
virtually all the stuff you would have to do if you were
selling your own products.
Then whenever someone you send to that company buys
something, you get paid a commission for it. It's a win-win
situation. The company is looking for more people to promote
their products and they only pay a commission when an actual
sale is generated. As an affiliate, you don't have all the
burden of providing the product or service, following-up,
closing the sale, handling customer satisfaction issues,
dealing with "problem people", etc. You just get people to
the company's website and the company takes care of all that
So being an affiliate is really a mindset thing. Would you
rather run a company that is responsible for providing the
product or service, starting relationships with prospects,
following up relentlessly to close the sale, shipping the
product, handling returns, dealing with all the customer
service issues including people who are only want to give
you a hard time... Hey, a lot of people love doing those
things and that's great. We need those kind of people and
I'm deeply thankful for them myself.
Or would you rather simply focus on bringing prospects to
the table and letting the company do all the "dirty" work
for you? This is the choice of an affiliate.
The amazing thing about affiliate marketing is that you can
often earn a lions share of the profit. Yes, many companies
are willing to pay you more than they earn themselves for
making a sale. For example, there is one affiliate program I
do very well with called Empowerism.
Check it out here:
Through my online traffic generating strategies I send
hundreds of people to that website every day and a bunch of
them sign up for an Empowerism membership because they see
that Empowerism offers a great service for a good price.
Empowerism charges $29.95 to become a member and do you know what I get paid when I refer a new member? $20.00.
That's a 65% commission! :-)
Isn't that great?! Empowerism does all the hard work of
providing an great product and all that goes along with that
including accepting all kinds of payment, handling all the
customer support issues, etc. and they pay ME as the
affiliate the lion's share of the profits!
That's why affiliate marketing (when done intelligently) is
the BEST way to make money online. Sure, most programs on
the Internet don't pay anywhere what Empowerism pays,
but there are are some that do. In fact, that's what the
whole Plug-In Profit Site system is about - connecting you
to a handful of proven affiliate programs that pay out
MIGHTY commissions. See all my top earning programs here:
And that's a BIG secret right there. There are THOUSANDS of
affiliate programs on the Internet. But the fact is you
could put the exact same energy into one program as you do
another and earn 100 times more. You MUST choose the RIGHT
programs if you're going to succeed in affiliate marketing.
I've seen so many people fail in this business simply
because they joined the WRONG program(s). They put their
heart and soul into promoting it, but it never produced big
profits for them. These people leave the Internet thinking
that affiliate marketing is a scam, but the truth is often
that they just joined the wrong programs. If they would have
put the same energy into another affiliate program (one that
actually converts prospects into customers and pays YOU the
Lion's Share of the profits), they would have succeeded.
So think about that as you continue your journey of learning
about affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing can be the
easiest and the best way to make money online because you
can get started INSTANTLY (even if you have no products of
your own or prior experience) and the company handles all
the "dirty" work for you. But affiliate marketing can really
only be the easiest and best way to make money online IF you
choose the RIGHT programs to promote.
I've been doing this since 2008 and have tested out hundreds
of the most popular affiliate programs in that time.
Whenever you do something long enough, the cream always
rises to the top. Out of the hundreds of programs I've
tried, there are only 5 that consistently produce the most
profits for the least amount of effort for me. Those are the
5 affiliate programs that are part of the PIPS system.
If you want to avoid joining the WRONG programs and get on
the fast-track to affiliate marketing success, I encourage you
to get started with the Plug-In Profit Site right away at:
Make it an outstanding day today!
Your partner in success,
Dr. Lent C. Carr, II