Top 10 Benefits of Affiliate Marketing

Last Update: January 02, 2016

Most people starting out online never stop to consider the many benefits of working as an affiliate. However, they should be thrilled about choosing to become an affiliate marketer, because of the excellent benefits.


Here are the top 10 benefits of Affiliate Marketing:


    1.) Low-Cost Start Up – Becoming an Internet marketer is cheap when compared to the high cost of a brick and mortar business. If you have a computer and an internet connection you are halfway there!


    2.) Sell Virtually Anything - There are thousands upon thousands of affiliate programs selling every product under the sun.


    3.) No Employees - Affiliate marketer don't have to worry about hiring employees. If something comes up you can't handle simply outsource it to an expert. Pay for that project and your done. No full-time employee related expenses.


    4.) No Inventory - Affiliate marketers don't have to concern themselves with the cost of stocking inventory to sell.


    5.) No Shipping – No worrying about the expense and hassle of shipping products to customers. You never have to deal with packaging materials or postal rates.


    6.) No Customer Service – No need to stress over dealing with customer complaints. Forget about it! The merchant takes care of all that.


    7.) Make Money While You Sleep – Once you get your affiliate site set up you have a 24-hour selling machine. You will be making sales even when you are sleeping.


    8.) Market Worldwide – An affiliate marketer operates in the world's largest marketplace (the internet). You can drive more visitors to your online store in a day than some brick and mortar merchants will see in a year.


    9.) Work from Home – Working from home will be a dream come true for most. No more commuting to work. No more business suits. Plus, more time for your family.


    10.) Minimal Risk – If the product you pick fails to make money just dump it and choose another. Simply change your links and promote a new product. It really is that easy. You are not obligated to remain an affiliate for a product that doesn't sell.



      These benefits are the reason why people like affiliate marketing so well.


      My favorite thing about affiliate marketing is the ability to work from home.


      What will yours be?

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      eagleswealth Premium
      Great post Mike. An easy-to-understand explanation of affiliate marketing.
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      Mike-Writes Premium
      Thank you, Judy. Glad you like the post.
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      KatieMac Premium
      Great break down and I agree it is a great opportunity
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      Mike-Writes Premium
      Thank you, Katie!
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      SamiWilliams Premium
      Great summary!
      thanks for the share
      Sami
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      Mike-Writes Premium
      You're welcome, Sami. Glad you like the post.
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      dakochan Premium
      These are the reasons why I want to be an affiliate marketer desperately. Thank you, Mike.
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      Mike-Writes Premium
      You're welcome, David. I wish you much success on your affiliate marketing journey.
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      XinZhang Premium
      Good summary!
      Xin
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      Mike-Writes Premium
      Thank you, Xin.
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      smmudie Premium
      Great post and a good reminder of the benefits of affiliate marketing. Thanks.
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      Mike-Writes Premium
      Glad you like the post, Sharon. Hope your new year is off to a great start.
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      smmudie Premium
      So far so good! Determined to post on my site regularly and complete training. Wishing you all the best for 2016.
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      GeoffGS Premium
      I like, almost need to work from home. At least as a supplemental income.
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      Mike-Writes Premium
      Glad you like the post, Geoff.
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      Judy-B Premium
      I think #6 is my favorite. I'm so tired of grumpy customers... lol. Working from home is another favorite. Actually I like them all and am striving to make it all work. Thanks for sharing. :)
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      Mike-Writes Premium
      You're welcome, Judy. Hope you can ditch the grumpy customers and work from home.
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      Sheila50 Premium
      Hi Mike,
      This is my plan for 2016!
      Thanks
      Sheila
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      Mike-Writes Premium
      Wishing you much success with your plan, Sheila! :)
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      katzee Premium
      HI Mike; it's what I set out to do, but am starting with Bootcamp instead (as I am passionate about WA). Tempted to do the Certification Course as well so I can still market other things as well.I really like the concept of Affiliate Marketing.
      Great post, anyway, and thanks for sharing.
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      Mike-Writes Premium
      Thanks for reading and commenting, Katarina. Hope you have a great year with WA!
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      katzee Premium
      I believe I will, Mike, and I hope you do too!
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      Buddle Premium
      Yep.
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      Mike-Writes Premium
      Hi Buddle, hope your new year is off to a great start! :)
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      Buddle Premium
      Thank you, Mike.
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      school Premium
      The working from home is definitely my favorite benefit of being an affiliate marketer also.
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      Mike-Writes Premium
      Thanks for commenting, Natia.
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      school Premium
      You're welcome.
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      mjdimarco Premium
      My sentiments exactly.
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      Mike-Writes Premium
      Thanks for commenting, Michael.
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