It’s a fact. Many thousands of people worldwide are being laid off by their employer owing to today’s global economic crisis. From big car manufacturers to small business, everyone is feeling the pinch. However there is one industry that’s still booming and offers regular people, with no qualification necessary, the chance to make money working from their own house.
Some people, the hard working ones, are earning the same income that they did working the 9-5 work day. These people are leaving their jobs behind in droves and working from the comfort of their own home, on a full time basis.
So what’s this industry called? Can it really be so? The industry is affiliate marketing, and yes, it can really be so.
Affiliate marketing is very simple. It rewards a marketer, commonly known as an affiliate, for promoting various products on the internet. Affiliates are paid a commission by the company whose product they are promoting, every time they refer customers to the company’s website and a sale is made, or a ‘lead’ is generated.
Becoming an affiliate is now one of the most profitable ways to make money on the internet. The sheer scope and amount of products that can be promoted is staggering. Marketing using affiliates is an extremely cost effective way for big and small business alike to expose their products to a massive audience of potential buyers.
The industry has the potential to provide a limitless source of income for affiliates who aggressively promote products and offers of such businesses. Such affiliates have been reaping the rewards of larger profits as the industry grows and becomes ever popular. As an affiliate you can expect to earn from 30% right up to 90% of the price per sale from customers whom you refer. Some programs even offer recurring monthly payouts for their products!
Cost Per Action, or CPA marketing as it’s commonly known, is a marketing system whereby affiliates earn money for simply referring visitors to a web page to fill out a short form or enter their zip code, without the necessity to make a purchase. This is fast becoming the hottest trend in affiliate marketing and sees some affiliates make $1000 plus in a single day. This new way of marketing promises to be exciting and highly profitable for years to come.
As mentioned earlier, there are no specific criteria or qualification for becoming an affiliate. You need to submit your resume. You do need to be committed and put in a good effort, and will at the same time develop skills in internet marketing, research and promoting offers.