Ever heard the phrase, “There are thinkers, and then there are doers”? Chances are that you have, but real life is often more complex than this, and it can be broken down into far more categories than simply thinking and doing.
For instance, in business, there are often creators, and then there are sellers.
Many brilliant and gifted entrepreneurs have no trouble at all creating a business, product or service that is innovative and astounding, but when it comes time to sell it, they might need an extra hand. Of course, many startups begin with an entrepreneur playing virtually every role, but soon enough, experts are brought in to fill in their respective roles.
Conversely, creating a mind-blowing product is simply out of reach for some people, but selling it is not. The great news is that, with affiliate marketing, you do not have to be a high-level marketing executive or salesperson huffing around a department store for eight hours a day.
Coined as the middle man of the Internet, professional bloggers have already seized on the income opportunity created by affiliate marketing programs. When approached as a serious business opportunity rather than an occasional side fling, becoming an affiliate can be financially rewarding.
Affiliates are the sellers of the creator/seller relationship, and they excel at eliciting clicks on certain links, specific product purchases and even general website views. Depending on the company and its affiliate program, affiliates are compensated for garnering those clicks and they often earn commission off of the sale of a product that their efforts helped to generate.
Whether it becomes a person’s main business or is utilized in addition to an already established business, becoming an affiliate is an excellent way to gain access to new products and a new stream of income.