The first thing I want to talk about today is whether or not affiliate marketing is still an effective way to generate extra income from home.
You’ve probably heard that some states have been banned from becoming affiliates for company like Amazon.
As of the time of this writing, the states that are banned by Amazon are:
- North Carolina
- Rhode Island
I won’t get into the tax laws because it is just too complicated. Let me rest assured that there are plenty of other affiliate programs you can join.
The key is that Amazon is a registered business in the states above so that makes them liable for paying sales tax in those states if an affiliate also promotes the products in the same states and they don’t want to.
But the truth is, most people who have affiliate programs aren’t big corporation. They are people like you and me who created a product and want other people to promote it.
What’s more, you’re likely to makes a lot more money promoting products from individuals who are not part of a large corporation like Amazon anyway. So this should not affect you at all.
You can still become an affiliate marketer and probably become even more success by not wasting your time with low profit margins offered by huge corporation.
So, is affiliate marketing an effective way to earn money online?
The answer to the question is an inequitable yes.
It’s a great time to become an affiliate marketer.
While in the old days, it was probably a lot simpler to throw up mini site and promote products you never used, intended to use, or care about.
Today, affiliate marketing requires a whole lot more effort and honesty on your part. To me this make it an even better time than ever to embark on affiliate marketing as a career.
You can be proud that you’re an affiliate marketer, a career that requires marketing skills and knowledge of your audience. Plus a high dose of honesty and integrity.
To be a great affiliate marketer, you”ll need to learn the ins and outs of online marketing and that’s what I want to talk to you about in the coming days.
If you want really want to become an affiliate marketer who makes enough money to quit your day job, you can.
You can start this on a very part time basis and given time, effort and commitment to work your way up to earning six figure plus .
The amount of money you can make with affiliate marketing is truly unlimited. You write your own ticket and see a return equal to your effort.
If you want to make money promoting other people’s products and/or services, there are so many opportunities out there that I could never list them all.
It would matter if I did anyway because you should promote products and/or services that are unique to your target audience.
You’ll need to learn how to develop a traffic generating websites, build content that speaks directly to your target audience while bringing in targeted traffic as well as builds relationships with your customers enough that they trust and purchase products that you recommend.
Tomorrow, we’ll talk about how to understand your audience and their needs.