Affiliate Marketing has been a popular business model for many years now, but many people still want to know, Is affiliate marketing worth it? And I understand the question more than you may realize. I have been doing affiliate marketing for a long time now and the last think I want to do is waste my time doing lots of work and not make any money.
Often I find that when people ask this question, they already know the answer, or rather they are looking for a reason to abandon their goal of success online. I say this because just like anything else in your life that can bring success and even possible riches, takes work and commitment.
Is affiliate marketing worth it? Let me give you a huge Hell Yeah!
Affiliate marketing is easy peasy. Let me walk you through a simple scenario so you can see. Let’s pretend for a moment that I am passionate about healthy eating and cook terrific foods for my family. I want to keep an online record of my recipes so I can refer back to them if I want to cook them again.
So I decide to set up a blog. Then I simply transcribe my recipes from paper to my blog as posts. After some time I have several blog posts and I find that my blog begins to get comments from others and my website is becoming popular.
I had some people ask me questions about some of the recipes and I find myself recommending products that I use. So I decide to become an affiliate with some companies that sell related products. I monetize my blog by linking to these recommended products and I even ad a few banner ads.
Before long, I start to get a monthly check from the affiliates I recommend.
So, by simply keeping track of my recipes and writing about my passion for cooking, I am making money. This sort of unexpected free money is worth it!
I refer to this as “mailbox money” in my affiliate marketing success story. If you take a moment to read my story, you will see that I am just an average lady. I had no skills at all when I got started with affiliate marketing.
Of course free money is worth it! But imagine if a person took it to the next level and made affiliate marketing a real business and not a hobby. That is when you can really make some serious money.
All you need to do is decide to do it and take action.
Now is as good a time as any to start. Think about what you are passionate about. Think about what knowledge you can share with others and go ahead and get started.
There’s nothing to lose.
If you are thinking affiliate marketing may be for you, go ahead and check out some of the articles on the right hand side of this page. I would also love to personally invite you to become a free member of Wealthy Affiliate. Check it out! There is lots of free stuff there to check out and you will be able to decide first hand if affiliate marketing is in fact worth it or not.