If you’ve got it in your head that affiliate marketing is a waste of time, then have a word with yourself.
In fact, pay absolutely ZERO attention to the naysayers because they’re talking from their rear ends.
In my experience since the late 1990s, I’ve made a boatload of commissions (not that I’m bragging lol) in various niches – leveraging multiple strategies.
And guess what?
YUP, I’m still turning a buck online today in 2022!
So, affiliate marketing is far from a waste of time – it’s 100% worth it in my eyes.
But ONLY IF you do it correctly (without shortcuts) from the offset, work hard, and adopt the right mindset to see it through.
So, this affiliate “thing” won’t be everyone’s cup of English tea.
But if you think you’re a good fit for this business model…
Then I’m about to reveal 5 reasons WHY you shouldn’t dismiss the idea, and HOW you can actually build a 6-figure affiliate marketing Biz from scratch.
Ready, set, let’s GOOO…
#1: Affiliate Marketing Is a Trending Multi-Billion Dollar Industry
Did you know the affiliate marketing industry is worth over $17 billion (with a capital ‘B’) on a global scale?!
Affiliate marketing spending in the USA alone is over $8 billion in 2022 *GASP*
Just out of curiosity, I searched the term ‘affiliate marketing’ in Google Trends and as you can see, it’s been on the rise worldwide over the past 5 years:
In fact, you can bet your bottom dollar that Covid-19 caused a big spike too – forcing more folks to shop online and also work remotely.
As a result, opening up the floodgates to more brands searching for affiliates to promote their products = many more new affiliate Biz start-ups.
And I don’t see affiliate marketing slowing down or dying off any time soon either – it’s here to stay and continue growing, the truth be told.
Which means you have a HUGE opportunity to jump on the bandwagon for your slice of the pie in 2022 and beyond.
Can you say “goldmine”? 😉
#2: Low Competition Niches to Still Tap Into
You’ve probably heard that “affiliate marketing is saturated” *YAWN* a GAZILLION times by now, right?
But that couldn’t be further from the truth, young grasshopper.
Because there are still plenty of opportunities to earn in most niches – even the most competitive ones.
When using the right search tools (i.e., Ahrefs or SemRush), you can even find no competition keywords/low competition niches of interest that can allow you to make bank online faster.
In fact, dig deep enough, and you can even be one of the first to tap into brand new niches that other affiliates haven’t cottoned on to (YET).
It’s how I made $6,000+ in commissions promoting ONE product (The Perfect Webinar Script) alone – before webinars became a “big thing”.
It really can work when you build an affiliate niche website (for example) and work your socks off.
So, time is of the essence when it comes to taking advantage of low competition/new niches for some epic moola in your pockets.
#3: Numerous Proven Strategies to Leverage
The other cool aspect of affiliate marketing is that there’s probably at least 100 effective ways of earning a substantial income from it.
Some of the popular strategies include:
- Blogging/search engine marketing
- Social media
- Paid ads
- Email marketing
- Question & Answer sites/forums
In fact, you can even implement these methods if you prefer to do affiliate marketing totally faceless, which is an added bonus.
However, don’t spread yourself too thin by jumping into multiple strategies at once because it will be difficult to yield good results.
You’ll end up pulling your hair out for months, believe you me.
Instead, focus on just the ONE strategy when starting out as an affiliate and learn to master it to become successful.
Once you’ve nailed it and have commissions pouring in, you can jump on to the next method to start scaling your results.
Which brings me to the fourth reason…
#4: Stacks of Training Courses & Systems Available
Moving forward with your chosen strategy, you can either go it alone with only forums, social media groups, and YouTube to fall back on for guidance.
Which is OK if you’ve got plenty of time, patience (and money in some cases) to spare.
Or you can find a current training course/system that equips you with a roadmap, tools, and support to help you succeed in that specific arena.
But be warned, there are LOTS of scammy products to avoid like a plague of locusts these days.
So, it’s absolutely crucial to thoroughly research every product you stumble across before going “all in”.
Learn from my past mistakes – steer clear of anything that seems “too good to be true” and especially hypey WarriorPlus junk.
Because numerous so-called product creators/mentors are just looking for a quick and easy buck at YOUR expense.
Instead, choose a great product like:
- Wealthy Affiliate
- 3 Day Business Breakthrough Challenge
- My Online Startup
- Affiliate Bootcamp
- Invincible Marketer
- Authority Hacker
- Affiliate Secrets
- Chad Bartlett’s AMB Bootcamp, to name a handful.
There are SOOO many legit products in the affiliate space to pick from, it’s unreal.
But all you need is ONE to get a successful Biz off the ground.
#5: Affiliate Marketing is a Life-Changer
Unfortunately, not everyone makes it in the affiliate world because most folks throw in the towel way too soon.
But for the ones who stick with it through thick and thin, eventually earn a game-changing fortune that gives them total lifestyle freedom in every sense.
Not only do these guys n’ gals poses a willingness to learn, work ethic, and a strong mindset…
But they have a powerful “WHY” – goals that propel them. That’s why they succeed.
Add to that, with the right mentorship, system, and support in place – absolutely ANY level of affiliate can transform their lives.
For example, I’ve seen newbies in Facebook groups making their first $1, $100 or even $1,000 day online in some cases.
In fact, here’s one such lady (an affiliate of Jonathan Montoya) who has reached a $10,000 milestone with affiliate marketing:
And that’s just ONE of MANY success stories in the highly competitive “affiliate marketing” niche itself.
So, it just goes to show that the concept REALLY can pay off for the right individuals.
Conclusion: Why Affiliate Marketing Is NOT a Waste of Time…
Regardless of what you’ve heard from Negative Nancies’ on or offline – affiliate marketing IS worth it 100%.
First of all, it’s an industry that’s on the up and UP = plenty of opportunity.
Secondly, there are many niches (especially some untapped ones) you can break into and have success in.
Thirdly, you’re spoilt for choice with proven strategies and training courses/systems to implement.
And finally, numerous newbies are currently having big breakthroughs online (you could be next).
Need I say more?
At the end of the day, affiliate marketing is quite a simple money-making process to understand, and although it looks neither easy nor hard (depending on your perspective)…
It does require heaps of time and effort to become a huge success online, I’m not gonna lie.
But as long as you follow the guidance outlined in this article – you’re already half-way there.
If you’re looking for a place to start your new affiliate Biz and turn it into six figures down the line – join Commission Academy free.
Your buddy, Neil.
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