Affiliate marketing is the most logical choice as a business model to follow when you are just getting started online. The idea of promoting someone else’s product before you have any products of your own is an appealing one. There are many ways that you can profit from following this model, and they include being able to see how others conduct their online businesses, being able to fill in the gaps of existing products with your own products in the future, and developing a strategy that will serve you well over the next several years on the Internet.
Seeing how other online marketers conduct their business is actually priceless. When I was just starting out, the process of creating and marketing a product seemed overwhelming. By purchasing from others who were more experienced, and then becoming an affiliate for them and watching the entire process from a different perspective was valuable to me in a variety of ways.
I was able to see it all unfold in a step by step way that finally made sense. I could also see what worked well and what I would do differently. At the same time, I was also earning money by promoting these other people’s products as an affiliate. This was a system I thought of as ‘earning while you are learning’, and it is a fantastic way to build your business.
During this time I also became very creative in terms of which products I wanted to create. Many of the products and courses I was promoting seemed like they were complete, but when I purchased and consumed them I could see that much was left out. As I promoted them as an affiliate others began to point out even more, and soon I had my own ideas for products I could create that filled in these gaps of training. Over time I could see that I could choose most any topic and develop a product that would improve upon what was already available in the marketplace.
Within a year I had a strategy that made sense for my online business. I took a close look at what was already available, took some time to evaluate what could be improved upon or added, and then created my own products to solve the problems and answer the questions the current prospects and customers had. This was a winning formula for success that can be duplicated by anyone.
Donna Blevins says
You are right Connie! Affiliate marketing is certainly a way to build a business as you get started and to continue to grow one. Thank you!’
Donna “The Poker Coach”
Bruce "the Mid-Life Mentor" says
I agree Connie. After watching you and listening to your teaching, I did this and now get regular checks for my efforts which only took a small amount of time to initiate.