Have You Missed The Boat On Affiliate Marketing?
Last Update: Jun 1, 2016
One big question that comes up a lot with newbies is if it's still possible to make money in affiliate marketing. Haven't all the good niches been taken? Aren't there too many big websites to complete with?
The simple answer is no.
And the exciting answer is that there's never been a better time to get started than right now!
There are some very simple, concrete reasons why it's better to get started in affiliate marketing right now, rather than a few years ago.
1) It's easier to build websites.
Using WordPress gets easier every year, to the point where you can now build a website in less than a minute. Once your website is up, it gets listed in Google automatically. The main challenge is getting traffic to the site, then converting to sales. But actually building the basic website is a piece of cake, especially inside Wealthy Affiliate.
Oh yeah, it's FREE too: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/build
2) Google Is Stricter
Ummm, doesn't that mean it's harder to rank? Nope. It's harder to scam and game the system. For legitimate online businesses, and for people producing high quality content, it's easier to get high rankings because 90% of people messing with link schemes, PBNs, and shady SEO strategies simply won't see results. Bummer dude, but thanks for the #1 spot.
Because Google is getting smarter and better at finding relevant content to searches, it means if you build your business without complicated strategies, you have a better chance of getting noticed.
3) There are more ways to promote your business
Not ranking in Google? OK. So go to Facebook and promote your business there for free or with Facebook ads. No luck? Try Twitter, both free or paid. Not working? Try Instagram, Pinterest, or YouTube.
There are so many online communities and ways to grow your business now it's not a matter of HOW, it's a matter of what suits you and your niche best.
4) Wealthy Affiliate Training Is Simple To Understand, And More Effective Than Ever
Back in my day I had to walk 30 miles in the snow, uphill both ways...yeah, you know the story. But seriously. When I started in WA in 2010, I only got FIVE WordPress installs (I think). There was no peer review system. There was no FREE membership. There were no push button redirects, no domain buying system, no Jaaxy, no webinars, and no live chat.
So think of all that stuff you have that gives you the advantage over the competition also trying to grow their business, without the insight of Wealthy Affiliate experts!
And if you're worried about the competition...DON'T.
There may be 1 or 2 big guys that do really awesome that will be hard to out-compete. But the vast majority of people will get lazy and quit or never make the effort to take their business to the next level. If you make the effort, then those "big competitors" can become peers and partners.
Successful people recognize other successful people, and you can team up with them for bigger and better projects. But you gotta prove yourself first!
Are all the good niches taken?
Nope. Not only can you break into evergreen niches at any point, there are always new niches being created.
Evergreen niches are just that....evergreen. They are always changing and growing. The world of health, wealth, and happiness always has some kind of news, or new products you can write about. Like a flowing river, it's never the same, and you can jump in at any point to start your business.
Or you can pick a new niche that's just started recently. How about smart homes or smart watches? How about virtual reality? How about gluten free, paleo, or the ketone diet? Disaster preparedness? These are all niches that have grown immensely in popularity in recent years and are traffic monsters that didn't exist a decade ago.
So, NO, you didn't miss the boat. Right now is an incredible time to start your affiliate marketing business!
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