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What are the Benefits of Affiliate Marketing?

advantages of affiliate marketingKey Benefits of Affiliate Marketing

If you own a website, affiliate marketing is one of the easiest ways to make a profit online. Affiliate marketing is a contract between a merchant and a website owner. As a website owner, you can allow a merchant the use of your site to promote their product or service.

The merchant will pay the affiliate (you) a commission whenever a sale is generated from the links on your website. A merchant can have many affiliates and, therefore, can sell way more products than they could from just their own website. The more affiliates a merchant can attract, the more traffic they will be getting to their offers.

Affiliate marketing is a win, win situation for both the merchant and the website owner. It has become one of the most effective ways for a merchant to advertise their products or service and allows them maximum exposure. The benefits for the merchant are obvious, but what about the affiliate?

Can you Make Money from Affiliate Marketing?

Yes you can! The main benefit of being an affiliate marketer is the ease of making a profit from someone else’s products. When a prospective customer clicks a link on your website that results in a sale for the merchant, you will make a commission. The more referrals you send to the merchant’s website the more commissions you will make.

can you make money with affiliate marketingSeeing that there are no production costs for you as an affiliate and the product has been developed by the merchant, affiliate marketing is an excellent way to make money from home. Affiliate programs are free to join so there is no cost involved for you to get started.

With a wide variety of affiliate products and services to choose from, you should have no problem finding something that is relevant to your website.

You don’t need any Sales Experience

Most merchants who offer their products to affiliate marketers will supply marketing materials to help you promote their products. You won’t have to worry about processing orders, carrying inventory or product shipping.

You won’t need to worry about customer service either as this will be the responsibility of the merchant. Your job as an affiliate marketer will simply be to send prospective customers to the merchant’s website. The ease of affiliate marketing allows you to build successful affiliate campaigns right from the comfort of your home.

The Risks are Minimal

Another benefit of being an affiliate marketer is that the risks are minimal. In the event that the product you are promoting is not profiting, then dump it and pick something else. There are no contracts binding you to products that are not making you any money.

www affiliate marketingAs a result of the worldwide range of the web, you can easily discover a large number of affiliate products. You can strengthen your campaigns by using more forceful and beneficial strategies, for example, viral advertising. By drawing in more prospects, you will likewise maximize your capability to earn.

The Best Benefit

The best benefit of being an affiliate marketer is the chance to expand your income. Even if affiliate marketing is only a sideline for you, you can still make a nice little profit from it. By having your own affiliate marketing business, you could easily increase your income.

You do need to apply some effort and use your creative ability to make the most of your earning potential. If you are prepared to put in a bit of effort, affiliate marketing is one of the least complex and best business opportunities on the web today.Affiliate marketing could even help you to retire early from your mundane day job and start to make the most of your life..

What if you don’t have a Website?

It is possible to run a successful affiliate marketing campaign without a website, social media has made it possible. On the other hand though, if yours is a long term strategy you will do far better with a website.

how to build websitesIf building your own website scares the living daylights out of you, don’t worry. It scared me too once, but I then found out it isn’t as hard as I thought. Wealthy Affiliate makes it simple to build your own website, and they will teach you affiliate marketing too.

What’s Wealthy Affiliate?

Wealthy Affiliate is by far and away the best place to learn affiliate marketing online. As well as being affordable, the program has the best training system that is easy to follow and implement. You can have your website up and running in no time. Trust me, I did.

Why not try it out for yourself? It’s free!

It is also free to go through the first lesson that has ten steps to get you started. You can access these lessons by Clicking Here.

Wealthy Affiliate have the most wonderful community of talented and amazing people who are only too happy to help you in case you are stuck with anything. People who started out just like you, followed the program and are now very successful internet marketers.

What will you get at Wealthy Affiliate?

Check out my Wealthy Affiliate Review – all the information you need can be found there.

If you would like to take a look at what others are saying, Click Here.

The rest is up to you! It does take some time and effort to construct a profitable business online, so the sooner you get started, the sooner you will reach your goals. Affiliate marketing is the best way to earn some cash to support you on your journey. Wealthy Affiliate is the best place to teach you how to do it.

I am happy to help anyone who might need help and let’s face it, we all need help at some time or another. You can contact me by leaving a message below or through my Wealthy Affiliate Profile.

I hope you are having a magical day.

kerry bramham

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47 Comments

  1. Kyle

    I agree 0 percent with your article about affiliate marketing. This form of monetizing all of your valuable content can be very lucrative. For anyone that does not want to be tied down to a 9-5 I would highly suggest this post. Thank you and I will be looking forward to more content!

    Reply
    1. Kerry Bramham

      Hi Kyle,

      I’m assuming you meant you agree 100 percent, I hope so anyway. Affiliate marketing is the way to go, but you do need to learn the ins and outs and there is no better place than Wealthy Affiliate to do so.

      I appreciate your comment.

      Kerry

      Reply
  2. Janelle

    Hi Kerry. I’m an affiliate marketer too and I would have to agree with what you say in this little article.
    The main benefits for me are flexibility and mobility. My husband moves around a lot for work and my family is spread out across the country. And we love to travel as much as possible.
    So I can run my business when I choose from wherever I am at the time. I still put a lot of hours, but I love it.

    Reply
    1. Kerry Bramham

      Hi Janelle,

      Sounds like you have a great lifestyle! That’s what I love about affiliate marketing, it gives you the freedom to work around your family and enjoy your life.

      Thanks for sharing.

      Kerry

      Reply
  3. Marcus

    I totally agree with you that affiliate marketing is a great source of income and with the minimal risk ones can benefit. As compare to traditional business model.

    We do not need to have my own product to make money or any sale experience.Wealthy Affiliate indeed the best place to learn affiliate marketing online that I have come across.

    Cheer

    Reply
    1. Kerry Bramham

      Hi Marcus,

      Seeing that the Internet is so much a part of our lives, anyone could benefit from affiliate marketing. Having a place like Wealthy Affiliate to learn how to do it is awesome.

      Thank you for your thoughts.

      Kerr

      Reply
  4. Stephe

    Your right affiliate marketing can be very lucrative. Find the right niche and your in like flint. Your writing skill is great. Your very easy to read and the content is very intelligent. Thanks for sharing.

    Reply
  5. Tasos Perte Tzortzis

    Hello Kerry , very interesting article and I am more interested as I have published a similar article few months ago.

    For me the greatest benefit of this business model is the option to choose products and services within a specific niche you are the most indulged with.You can choose a passion or hobby and expand your knowledge upon that.This way you can be more creative and productive.

    The secondary greatest I think it is the flexibility of time.You do not have to work on a pre set schedule , like the most jobs out there.You set the rules and can work for as long as you like.You work more , you will get more results.

    Of course we have to select very carefully the merchants that we are co-operating because even if we do not deal with customer service , unsatisfied customers with our merchants can destroy our reputation.

    Very good points along your post , minimal risks and high potentials.You can build multiple websites as you gain experience and that can sky rocket your profits.

    Very good recommendations on Wealthy Affiliate , the top marketing education platform today on the net

    Cheers

    Reply
    1. Kerry Bramham

      Hi Tasos,

      I am happy that you are reinforcing the benefits of affiliate marketing. I also love being able to work when and where I want to and affiliate marketing lets me live this lifestyle. I feel very blessed to have found Wealthy Affiliate.

      Thank you for your comment.

      Kerry

      Reply
  6. Angel

    Dear Kerry,

    Thanks for the great emphasis on answering the Top Questions about Affiliate Marketing. Great use of images too. 🙂 I like the website name too, very catchy. 🙂 And yes, I believe you 100% that Wealthy Affiliate is the utmost best legitimate online opportunity ever created. It is just so awesome that they allow you to stay as a Free Member for as long as you want to and they give you 2 Free Websites to do with as you please. Talk about a great bargain right there. It sure beats out all the competitors for sure.

    Wishing you all the best with your online success above and beyond the horizon,

    ~Angel

    Reply
    1. Kerry Bramham

      Hi Angel,

      There is no denying that Wealthy Affiliate is the best program available to learn affiliate marketing. I love it there and have learned so much in the short time I have been with them. I plan on sticking with it forever.

      I wish you every success with your venture.

      Kerry

      Reply
  7. Aiden

    Hey Kerry,

    Great review,

    Affiliate marketing is definitely a great way to supplement your income, it can be quite difficult without the proper training involved.

    WA definitely provides all the training you need to get visitors to your website, likes on your social media page and income into your bank account.

    Aiden
    Freedom Weight Loss

    Reply
    1. Kerry Bramham

      Hi Aiden,

      You are right, you do need learn how to market effectively to keep the money coming in. Wealthy Affiliate is certainly the best place to learn.

      I appreciate your comment.

      Kerry

      Reply
  8. Cathy

    Dear Kerry – First, I just want to say that I LOVE your site and how easy you make affiliate marketing sound. And I especially love that you don’t need to have inventory or ship … or take care of customer service.

    Thank you for making things so clear … I have a few affiliate links on my website but never really focused on this type of marketing. Now I can update my site and add more links. 🙂

    Reply
    1. Kerry Bramham

      Hi Cathy,

      I am glad you like my site. Affiliate marketing is definitely worth focusing on as it can be the bread and butter of your marketing efforts.

      I wish you every success.

      Kerry

      Reply
  9. Mac

    Thank you for your review of JVZOO…I really didn’t know they were an affiliate program because I have bought some of their products over the years. Not all of them been great, but some have been very good. Thanks you’ve been very helpful and I will continue looking through your archives for more information… I’m going to do some more research on JVZOO and see if any of those affiliate products can be marketed by me have you bought any of their products and are there ones that you may recommend to market?
    Thanks Mac

    Reply
    1. Kerry Bramham

      Hi Mac,

      Like any affiliate marketplace, you will find good products and bad. One product I really like is Explaindio, which is a video creation software, I will be posting a review on it shortly. I have bought other products that I wasn’t so keen on so have requested a few refunds which have been paid back, no questions asked.

      I only ever promote products that I like and use myself. I have just purchased an app building software called Shalom Apps Builder and will be reviewing this also in the near future.

      Good luck with your business.

      Kerry

      Reply
  10. Melanie Townsend

    Hello! This is my first time visiting your website. I am a member of Wealthy Affiliate and I have built a website based on their lessons. I have learned a lot and find them very helpful. I would suggest them to anyone wanting to make money online. I have a ways to go as I only have nineteen posts so far but I will keep working on it when I can. So far I am on course four of the affiliate bootcamp.

    Reply
    1. Kerry Bramham

      Hi Melanie,

      Sounds like you are doing great with Wealthy Affiliate. I am only up to the 5th module myself and am already seeing some great results. Wealthy Affiliate has taught me to do things the right way and I am really loving it. There are some very talented and inspiring people within the Wealthy Affiliate community and they are all so willing to help you.

      How great is that?

      Good luck Melanie, I know you will do great.

      Kerry

      Reply
  11. Evie

    I agree with you on the benefits of affiliate marketing. It’s a great way to earn money and it can gradually grow into quite a lucrative business.

    What I like about affiliate marketing is that It’s awesome that you don’t need to hold any inventory and it’s actually quite easy to just to recommend products or services to people.

    I feel a website is the best way to go. Yeah, you can recommend products and services through social media, but I feel social media changes more quickly than the search engines. Lot’s of times people are choosing to turn off ads in the social sites because they are tired of getting bombarded with these ads. How do you feel about advertising through social media? Do you feel it’s a good way to go? Thanks

    Reply
    1. Kerry Bramham

      Hi Evie,

      Re: Advertising through Social Media – I think Social Media does have it’s place for advertising, but as you said, people get sick of seeing ads when they are only there to see what their family are up to.

      Website traffic is more sustaining once you have been ranked in the search engines for certain keywords. You do need to know how to go about achieving these rankings and Wealthy Affiliate is the place to teach you.

      WA has changed my life!

      Good luck with your ventures.

      Kerry

      Reply
  12. Chris

    Thanks for providing this awesome article on the benefits of internet marketing – I’ve been toying with the idea for quite some time now and it’s a scary thing to get into. I think my main problem is that I don’t really know much about it – I need somewhere for newbies to learn their trade…any ideas?

    Reply
    1. Kerry Bramham

      Hi Chris,

      There is only one place that I would recommend to guide you through the steps that it takes to set up a successful affiliate business. Of course, that is Wealthy Affiliate.

      The great thing about learning affiliate marketing is that once you learn how to do it properly, you will have that knowledge that will allow you to lead the type of life you want.

      Good luck Chris, you can’t go wrong with Wealthy Affiliate.

      Kerry

      Reply
  13. Jovo

    Hi Kerry, your title was good enough to attract me to your post. I would like to know what the benefits of affiliate marketing are, I have been trying it but not much success so far. I am becoming so pessimistic about it that I am starting thinking it will never work for me. I am not sure about your claim that one needs no sale experience, I am an example of that kind. Funny comment you received from Kyle, with ‘0 percent’, obviously a typo. I appreciate the fact that you did not edit it, people do such things, but not you. That says a lot about you. Thank you.

    Reply
    1. Kerry Bramham

      Hi Jovo,

      I do believe the comment from Kyle was a typo as he does go on to say that he would highly suggest this post. I hope you are going to stick with your efforts because persistence will bring results. I don’t have any sales experience either and have never considered myself a sales person, but if you 100% believe in the product you are promoting, it will show and people will see that and therefore trust your opinion.

      If I can be of any assistance, please feel free to reach out.

      Kerry

      Reply
  14. Simone

    I have just made the decision to give affiliate marketing a try as I would like to be able to make some money working from home. I have 2 young children and want to be around to drop them off and pick them up from school. I don’t want to have to ship them off to a baby sitter after school while I am at work.

    Starting a website is scary for me as I am not tech savvy at all. I will take a look at Wealthy Affiliate. It sounds like it would be a great option for a beginner such as myself.

    Reply
    1. Kerry Bramham

      Hi Simone,

      Joining Wealthy Affiliate will be the best decision you could ever make to learn affiliate marketing. Also the best decision for your children too. You don’t need to be tech savvy to build your website, it is actually quite easy when you follow the training at Wealthy Affiliate.

      There are so many entrepreneurs among the WA community that are very happy to help you on your way. I would love to connect with you on the inside, so please look me up.

      I wish you every success.

      Kerr

      Reply
      1. Simone

        Thanks Kerry, I will take a look at Wealthy Affiliate this weekend!

        Reply
        1. Kerry Bramham (Post author)

          Hi Simone,
          I’m glad you will be taking a look at Wealthy Affiliate on the weekend. I can assure you it is the absolute best place to learn affiliate marketing.
          Good luck and let me know what you think?
          Kerry

          Reply
  15. khan

    Hi Kerry,

    Thanks for providing such a useful information about benefits of affiliate marketing. There are different business models out there like revenue sharing, PTC, GPT, Surveys, product development, affiliate marketing etc. What’s your opinion about different business models and which business model is best to work on?

    Thanks again.

    Reply
    1. Kerry Bramham

      Hi Khan,

      I have tried many of the businesses you mention, most with little or no success. Revenue sharing is now something that I avoid totally. I have seen so many rev share programs come and go and not one that I have been involved in has survived. Surveys are time consuming and don’t offer any great rewards.

      I have learned that there are no shortcuts when it comes to making money on the internet, it takes work and dedication on your part. Wealthy Affiliate is a great place to learn the right way to go about making an income on the internet.

      I wish you luck in your ventures.

      Kerry

      Reply
  16. James

    Affiliate marketing is a great way to get online income every month. I still have a full time job and do this on the side and I love it.

    Wealthy Affiliate is a great company to help anyone from beginners to the more experienced users as they provide the best up to date training.

    When I joined I noticed they had such an awesome community of people that were willing to help me whenever I needed it.

    Thanks for the article.

    Reply
    1. Kerry Bramham

      Hi James,

      I am glad to hear that you are doing so well with your affiliate marketing efforts. The community at Wealthy Affiliate is indeed the best. There is so much knowledge among the WA community and they are all very happy to share and help anyone who asks for it.

      The training you get at WA is second to none too.

      Thank you for your comments.

      Kerry

      Reply
  17. Brandon

    Affiliate marketing is a great way to make some consistent income in the long run. The hard part is putting in a lot of work in the beginning and not seeing the progress you want. It just takes consistency and constantly wanting to improve things on your site. Hard work is always a plus but when you are passion it about it, it wont seem like work at all. Wealthy Affiliate is a great place to start for people want to make money online. I tried a couple of things such as eBay and Forex trading which allowed me to work online. Forex trading was too risky and eBay required physical work as well as being on the computer. I definitely recommend affiliate marketing because you said it best, its less risk. Which means you have a better chance of running a profitable business. It just takes time. Not going to come easy, it depends on the person.

    Reply
    1. Kerry Bramham

      Hi Brandon,

      I totally agree that being successful with affiliate marketing does take time and effort, especially in the beginning. The trick is to learn the right way to go about it and Wealthy Affiliate is definitely the best place to learn. It will take time to see results but the rewards can be many if you adhere to the program and take action.

      I appreciate your comments

      Kerry

      Reply
  18. Kyle

    I am starting out in affiliate marketing. I haven’t had that elusive first sale yet, but I am confident that I will get it. I think the most attractive benefit of affiliate marketing is the flexibility. It can be a full time job or it can be my side hustle. Not to mention that it is location free. I can work wherever I choose and don’t have to be tied down to an office chair. If I need to take a day off to go to a wedding, I can do that! I have high hopes that I can eventually grow my websites into a full time income.

    Reply
    1. Kerry Bramham

      Hi Kyle,

      I agree, the great thing about affiliate marketing is the flexibility it offers you. It is something you can start as a sideline and build on. From there, the sky’s the limit. I’m sure that first elusive sale is just around the corner, it is such a great feeling when it happens. Wealthy Affiliate is definitely the best place to learn, then it’s all up to you Kyle.

      I know you will do well!

      Kerry

      Reply
  19. Steve

    Clear discussion and rationale on the benefits of affiliate marketing. The main benefits are increased income and the opportunity to increase traffic to your website. Both the merchant and the owner of the website win. Not only is there profit from another’s product, but other desirable factors include no processing, no inventory, no shipping, and no involvement in customer service. A website is the best way to begin and succeed in affiliate marketing. That is what Wealthy Affiliate is all about – learning how to and actually building websites.

    Reply
    1. Kerry Bramham

      Hi Steve,

      The benefits of affiliate marketing are many, as you have pointed out. The problem for most people is they just don’t know the right way to go about it and that is where Wealthy Affiliate can be of great assistance. The affiliate training you receive at WA is second to none and the community support is amazing.

      I thank you for your comments.

      Kerry

      Reply
  20. Robert Lawrence

    Hi,

    This is really great information. I’ve been looking for a way to make extra money online for a while now but I’ve had a hard time finding honest information. I think your website is the first one that I trust.

    Wealthy Affiliate sounds pretty cool. I love the fact that you can try it out for free and start working on a website right away. What an amazing thing that is.

    Do you think someone like me could be successful at it even though I’ve never done anything like this before? I also wonder how long it takes to start making money.

    Cheers,
    Robert

    Reply
    1. Kerry Bramham

      Hi Robert,

      I believe anyone can be successful with Wealthy Affiliate as long as you follow the training and take action. It may take some time for you to start seeing results, as you first need to build trust with your audience. Persistence will pay off though, so please don’t be disheartened if at first you don’t see results.

      I really appreciate your kind words and wish you every success.

      Kerr

      Reply
  21. Chris

    The thing I like most about affiliate marketing is the freedom to sell any sort of product at all. In most sales cases you are stuck with a set amount of products but with internet marketing the world is yours – sell and promote whatever you feel you will be best at selling!

    Reply
    1. Kerry Bramham

      Hi Chris,

      I totally agree. What I have come to realize is it is just as easy to promote high ticket items as it is to market small ticket items. You might not get as many sales but when you do, they are worth it.

      I wish you every success with your ventures.

      Kerry

      Reply
  22. Anke

    Hi Kerry, I loved reading your article. You outlined in a very structured and easy to follow way how affiliate marketing is a possible way to earn passive income. I agree, Wealthy Affiliate is the best platform to get started. It is not a get rich quick scheme. It takes time and consistency to become a successful affiliate marketer. Thanks again – Anke

    Reply
    1. Kerry Bramham

      Hi Anke,

      I am glad that you enjoyed my article about the benefits of affiliate marketing. I think it is important for people to understand that affiliate marketing isn’t, as you say, a get rich quick scheme.

      Affiliate Marketing is a great way to earn income online though. For me it is important to believe in the products that I am promoting and to use them myself. This does take some time and research but the rewards in the long run are worth it.

      Thanks again for your comments.

      Kerry

      Reply
  23. Julius

    Hi Kerry, I just recently accidentally discovered your blog, and I really like it. It seems that you really want to help people, and I appreciate it! As a blogger, I can say that affiliate marketing is definitely a great way to make money online. It’s not even that hard, everyone can do it!

    Reply
    1. Kerry Bramham

      Hi Julius,

      Thank you, I am really glad you like my post and you are right, anyone can do affiliate marketing. The one thing I make sure of though is to test and use the products that I promote. In the early days I wasn’t doing this and wasn’t having any success at all.

      Luckily Wealthy Affiliate taught me the right way to do it and now I am doing really well with it.

      I appreciate your comments

      Kerry

      Reply

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