my online business consisted ONLY of affiliate sites, I
had no need for a personal assistant.
were all in place, and my affiliated merchants handled
everything related to orders.
week, one of my clients mentioned that he was moving
AWAY from selling his own products to promoting more
affiliate programs just for the simplicity and freedom.
he definitely 'gets' it.
Although there are many, many benefits to promoting
affiliate programs with your own home-based Internet
business, here are my top 10 reasons to become an
1. No Product Development Costs
- The cost to develop and produce a new product
is expensive! But you needn't worry about that as an
2. Low Cost Set-up -
Got a desk, Internet-connected computer and
word-processing software? You're in business!
3. No Fees or Geographic Limits
on Distribution - Affiliate programs are
usually free to join, and market reach is limited only
by the affiliate's ability to promote his or her web
4. Choose From Thousands of
Products and Services - What isn't sold
online? With affiliate networks like Commission
Junction, Be Free and Linkshare, it's easy to find
products related to your current or planned web site.
5. No Merchant Account Required
- Forget the problems associated with collecting and
storing names, addresses, credit card numbers, etc. The
merchant handles all payment processing, so you never
have to lose sleep over chargebacks, fraud or losing
your merchant account.
6. No Inventory to Carry
- Even if you live in a small one-bedroom apartment, you
can sell large items without storage concerns.
7. No Shipping Costs
- Don't worry about buying packing supplies or postal
rates. The cost and hassle to prepare and ship products
to customers worldwide belongs to the
8. No Customer Concerns -
Do you hate the prospect of dealing with nasty people?
Don't worry about it! The merchant handles the snivelers.
9. Make Money While You Sleep
- What other business allows you as a sole proprietor to
keep your doors open and keep making money even when you
take breaks or after you go home for the night?
10. High Income Potential
- With your own affiliate business your income
potential is limited only by your desire, effort and
imagination - not your boss.
Relatively low outlay of resources with huge potential
returns truly makes affiliate marketing on the Internet
an outstanding business opportunity.
Article by Rosalind Gardner, author of the best-selling
Affiliate Handbook: How I Made $436,797 in One Year
Selling Other People's Stuff Online".
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