Who is Affiliate Marketing For

With all that in mind, affiliate marketing is perfect for anyone who wants to support their current lifestyle with supplementary income and anyone who eventually wants to quit the rat race and start living a far more relaxed and flexible lifestyle. This isn’t about creating the next big thing or being a technological marvel – it’s about taking the fastest and most efficient route to securing a stable passive income.

It doesn’t give you riches overnight and it does require work to begin with. But you can start to benefit right away by working for just a few hours in the evenings and after a couple of years you’ll be earning big bucks if you do everything right.

And in terms of the actual ‘day to day’, you’ll spend most of your time looking for products, posting and designing adverts, looking at the performance of your campaigns, writing e-mails and posting blog posts. You’ll also work on social media a fair amount and may occasionally want to outsource some tasks to designers and writers. This does of course meaning spending a fair amount of time in front of the computer and as you won’t have a boss, you’ll need to be self-motivated and disciplined to make sure you don’t spend all that time on YouTube looking at videos of cats.

The skills you’ll need for this are relatively few. Having a good understanding for business will help a lot but we’ll go over a lot of that as it relates specifically to internet marketing in this book. Likewise, it’s very useful to be able to write at least fairly well. You’ll be doing most of your marketing via the written word, so this is a highly useful skill. As long as you have the basics though, we’ll look at how to make your writing more persuasive here.

Finally, you’ll benefit from having some basic skills with regards to IT. You don’t need to know how to program or to understand complex networks – you just need to have the basic technical knowhow to find your way around web-apps and social media. As long as you’re able to use a computer to a basic level, the rest should be fairly self-explanatory.

So if you can tick those boxes and if you know what you want, then you’re ready to start earning money as an affiliate marketer.