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Why Start an Affiliate Marketing Business?

Updated on September 23, 2015

Looking for the best business model? I found it with affiliate marketing.

I started my first home based business in 2003. It was an Multi Levil Marketing business. I loved working from home around my 3 kids and making extra money, but there were several things that I hated. I hated having to keep an inventory of products and deliver products to customers. I also hated that a good part of my check was determined by the performances of my down-line. It seemed like I was constantly rebuilding my business.

I discovered affiliate marketing 3 years ago and now have several programs that I market. There are many advantages to starting an affiliate marketing business.

Benefits of Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate Marketing is when you recommend or refer people to a product or service. If that customer buys then you receive a commission.

There are many benefits to affiliate marketing.

  • You can earn extra income in daily. Often I make money while I'm sleeping or out having fun with my family.
  • You don't have to have inventory on hand nor do you need to deliver products to customers. What a relief!
  • There is no large investment like many home business opportunities. (Most affiliates programs are free or have a very small investment).
  • You are only responsible for yourself. There is no down-line to coach and manage.
  • 100% of your marketing is done on line. There is no bugging friends or family.
  • Since you are the middle man (the person who recommended the program) you don't have to deal with customer service and follow-up.

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    • GClark profile image

      GClark 6 years ago from United States

      Good information presented in an easy to read format. Voted Up. GClark

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      simplymoneyboy 7 years ago from Online World

      Great Tips, You have collected excellent information. I will check out the links.

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      Peter 7 years ago from Australia

      Wendy thanks for the tips I will check out your links :-)

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      BrianFanslau 8 years ago from Eagan, MN

      Great well thought out hub! I was just trolling Twitter and saw your post to this Hub. I've used affiliate programs before to help supplement my income works well :)