Have you ever found yourself wondering how to earn an income online at home? I used to always be thinking about this very thing. You see, I knew that if I could find a way to earn an income from home online, then I wouldn’t have to go to a day job, with that daily commute, having a boss telling me what to do and leaning over my shoulder all day long. I yearned for lifestyle freedom: The kind of freedom that only comes from having both flexible time and money to enjoy that time.
This is what all the big MLM companies preach. I’m not into MLM myself. Not my thing. But the kind of lifestyle dream they always push is a reality for many and something that strikes a chord with me.
This post isn’t about anything MLM. If you want to find a good MLM opportunity, try checking out BusinessForHome.org. There are plenty of opportunities listed there.
My post is about introducing you to something better (better in my opinion, anyway). I want to introduce you to the possibility of potentially earning a fulltime income from home with affiliate marketing.
The reason I use the word “potentially” is because your success will depend largely upon your dedication, determination and persistence. Nothing online is instant or easy, despite what some so-called “gurus” will have you believe. Those people are just after your money, usually peddling scams, or programs that take way longer to produce results (income) than what they claim.
What Is Affiliate Marketing?
For those of you who may not already know, affiliate marketing is a business model that is super cheap and easy to get started in. You only really need a computer and an internet connection to be on your way. You don’t need your own products, there is no processing of customer orders, and you never have to pack and ship anything out.
You simply promote the existing products of other companies and receive a commission if a sale is generated through your referral.
That’s affiliate marketing stripped right back.
What You Need To Get Started
We’ve already covered the equipment, but we’ll include it in this list for easy reference.
- Internet connection
- A niche – hobby, passion, interest
- A website
- Social media accounts
- An email list – eventually
Why Do You Need A Niche?
Because you want to focus your affiliate marketing efforts in a targeted area. It’s a better experience all round if your niche – your area of interest – is something you have a passion for and already know a bit about. It doesn’t really matter what it is. There is money to be made in just about all niches and there are affiliate programs for just about everything imaginable.
Once you have decided on a niche, or at least have some general ideas, it’s time to get some proper training.
Why Bother With Training?
Without training and guidance you’ll just be guessing how to get started and how to progress. With decent training you will be shown step-by-step what to do at each and every phase as you build out your business.
The training I did is the best I know and more than 1 million other marketers have done the same training.
I trained with Wealthy Affiliate, and the good news is, they have a FREE Starter Membership to get you going so you can see what it’s all about and decide whether it’s for you. Once you decide it’s what you’re looking for, then it really is the right move to upgrade to a paid Premium Membership so you can do all the training and have unimpeded access to the community and their wealth of knowledge and advice.
What Comes Next?
Once you get set up with Wealthy Affiliate and start the training, you will be taken through the steps of building your first niche website. And don’t think you need tech skills, because you really don’t. People of all ages and from all backgrounds and countries join Wealthy Affiliate every day and manage to piece together a decent website and fill it with content.
As you build out the content on your site you will seek out affiliate programs to join and start promoting products relevant to your niche. This is where the fun really begins, because now that you are monetising your site and starting to get some visitors, you will begin to get sales. They may only be every now and then to start with, but it’s exciting watching it all build and grow.
The real beauty of the Wealthy Affiliate training model is you can actually “earn while you learn”. How many training courses can claim that?
While you continue to add content and product promotions to your website, you will also be setting up and growing a number of social media accounts. These will also drive traffic to your site and affiliate offers.
Can you see where I’m going with this? Can you see the potential already?
Do You Truly Want To Live The Dream Life?
There are affiliate marketers making 7 plus figures annually and many others making a consistent income of at least 5 or 6 figures a year. Now I’m not about to proclaim you will make millions, or even hundreds of thousands. But what is definitely possible for every affiliate marketer is to earn a fulltime income from marketing online. In time much of this income becomes residual and passive, meaning you don’t have to work for every cent you earn. It will continually keep rolling in from the work you’ve done in the past.
Your time will be freed up and you will have money. You will be your own boss and can even travel the world and take your business with you wherever you go. Anything will become possible.
Keep that image firmly in your mind and live it in your imagination every day, as it will spur you into action and you’ll want it so bad you can taste it. You need to be hungry. If you are, you can and will achieve this kind of dream lifestyle.
Take The First Step
The hardest part of all is actually making the firm decision to get started and give it a good try. So I challenge you to take the first step. Go join Wealthy Affiliate for free and see what it’s all about. Start the training. You can do the first 10 lessons as a free member. Then you will see just how easy this is and that’s it’s really possible to do this as a business.
But don’t put it off, don’t procrastinate. Procrastination is the killer of all dreams and possibilities. Don’t just be a dreamer, be an achiever!
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