Reasons To Join Affiliate Programs
Written by Craig Warren
There are HUGE benefits to promoting affiliate programs
with your own home based Internet business. Lets look at
some of the best reasons to join affiliate programs.
No Production Costs
The cost to develop and produce a new product is
prohibitive for almost anyone who wants to start a home-
based business. With affiliate programs, production costs
aren’t an issue. The product has been developed and
proven, all on the merchant’s nickel.
Low Cost Set-up
Compared with building a brick and mortar store, starting
a home-based Internet business is relatively cheap. You
probably already have a desk, Internet-connected computer
and word-processing software, which is all the equipment
you may need to start making easy money from affiliate
No Fees or Licenses
I often compare doing business as an affiliate, with
distributing a line of products in the real world. The
biggest difference is that the distributor must often pay
for a license to distribute products within a limited
geographic region. Affiliate programs, on the other hand
are usually free to join and geographic market reach is
limited only by the affiliate’s ability to promote his
Sell Almost Anything
What isn’t sold online? That list must be shorter than
the one describing all that IS sold online. There are
thousands and thousands of affiliate programs selling
every product under the sun. That makes it easy to find
products related to your current or planned website.
No Sales Experience Required
When I started my affiliate business, I had absolutely no
sales experience. That wasn’t a problem, however. The
companies I affiliated with provided excellent marketing
material. Using their sales copy, I was able to get my
first affiliate site up in less than a day.
Employee salaries are the biggest business expense.
Although you may need or want someone to work for you on
occasion, you’ll never have to worry about hiring full or
part-time employees while working as an affiliate
When you have a project you want to hire out, it is easy
to find specialists in every computer-related field who
can work for you from the comfort of THEIR own homes. You
pay only for the project and never have to worry about
ongoing employee related benefits and deductions.
No Merchant Accounts
Setting up a merchant account is time-consuming and
costly. However, affiliate marketers don’t need a merchant
account. Merchants bear all the costs for payment
processing. As an affiliate, you’ll never lose sleep over
chargebacks, fraud or losing your merchant account.
As an affiliate marketer, you can sell large items
without storage concerns, even if you live in a small
Forget the problems associated with collecting and
storing names, addresses, credit card numbers, etc. The
merchant does all that!
The cost and hassle to prepare and ship products to
customers worldwide could be staggering. Affiliates never
have to worry about packaging supplies or postal rates.
No Customer Service:
Do you hate the prospect of dealing with nasty people or
customer complaints? Don’t worry about it! The merchant
handles the snivelers.
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?
The Internet is the world’s largest marketplace. You can
drive more visitors to your online store in a day, than
a small-town merchant will see in his or her brick and
mortar business in a year.
The product you chose isn’t making money? Dump it. Take
down your links and promote another! It’s that easy.
There are no long-term contracts binding you to products
that don’t sell.
High Income Potential
If you have a job, your salary or hourly wage is probably
pre-determined. Maybe there’s not much, other than
working overtime, that you can do to increase your
income. With your own affiliate business on the Internet
your income potential is limited only by your desire,
effort and imagination. No other business is so
inexpensive to start yet offers such high profit
potential without investing years of labor.
Affiliate programs enable you to work from almost
anywhere in the world!
I’m with SFI because they’re the real deal. They have
been providing anyone who’s willing to work a real way
to earn extra income as an internet marketer from the
comfort of their home and has an A+ BBB rating!!