Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Why You Should Do Affiliate Marketing - Let Me Count The Ways!
There are many home business opportunities for those who want to work on the Internet. Becoming an affiliate marketer is one of the ways of having your own online business. Every affiliate marketer who has ever written an article, has written one about why they started a home based business. The reasons vary. Here are some of my reasons why I choose affiliate marketing for my home-based business. 1. Be Your Own Boss - This is my the main reason for being an affiliate marketer. Actually, it is what motivated me to become an affiliate marketer. I really am independent when it comes to someone telling how to do something. 2. The world is your store - There are no geographic limits on your sales area, because you never leave home. Promote your web site worldwide; every Internet user in the whole world is potentially your customer (and they call this a small business! The joke is on them!) 3. Set up costs are minimal - Most affiliate programs are free to join, so all you need to start your business is the Internet, a computer and a willingness to learn. You can work from anywhere in the world and it makes no difference whether you have an office or work from your kitchen table. 4. Selection of products and services - All you have to do is decide what you think people will want to buy, just about everything is available online. With affiliate directories it s easy to find products to sell. 5. No inventory to stock - You don t need to worry about purchasing products that you then have to store in your home. Sell any item, large or small without having to worry about storage space. 6. Astronomical income potential -With your own affiliate business your income level is limited only by you and your desire and effort - not by a salary structure or office politics. 7. No wholesale account or billing required - Forget the problems connected with invoicing, collecting payments and processing credit cards. The wholesaler handles all payment processing; as an affiliate, you never have to worry about returns, fraud or losing your account. 8. Extremely low overhead - Apart from a reasonable budget for advertising and the cost of your Internet connection, you have nothing much in the way of overhead. You work from home, so the big expense of renting office space is eliminated and it is possible to get income tax deductions to cover office expenditures. 9. Open for business - As an affiliate, your business is running for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, when you are sleeping, vacationing with your family and all Holidays. You don t have to worry about business hours or delivery deadlines it is all on autopilot. You don t have to worry about scheduling employees: as a matter of fact you don t even need any employees! 10. YOU ARE THE BOSS! - This is the best reason of all! You are completely responsible for your own success (or failure); no one can tell you when you have to be at work, when you can have a day off, how much you will get paid, no stress, no pressure, and the list goes on.... Nancy Kraska has been involved with internet marketing since September, 2004. For more information visit her directory of Work At Home Ideas and Opportunities at Home Work For You http://www.hmewrk4u.com