Seriously, there are countless benefits of why it can be so rewarding to be in the affiliate marketing business.
1. Recession proof
No matter what kind of market condition it is outside, one thing stands true – there are money transactions happening all the time, and there are certain industries which actually booms during a recession.
2. Creative thinking
You are constantly challenged to how to setup, promote, manage and keep track of your website, campaigns and offers. You usually won’t need a lot of time to find out that something isn’t working, and change your approach when that happens. I started looking into web services api because several affiliate networks were offering them (cj, linkshare, zanox, AffiliateFuture etc) and that manual updates and rss feeds updates wasn’t working very well for me. It made my day when I was able to integrate different web services together to setup a price comparison website which worked perfectly fine for me.
3. Real Time Strategy
I personally think that this is just a strategy game. My personal favorites are command and conquer and age of empires. It’s about numbers, volumes and sometimes partnerships in your way to plotting your strategy to win your game. And once you have a know-how system, you basically can use it over and over again.
4. Free Time
Do it when you feel like it, with whom you want to do it with and from anywhere you want to do it. Enough said.
5. Low Risk Startup
What you really need to do is start doing and read from official proven sources to test the water. Invest some time but beware of bullshit and rubbish ebooks out there.
The success of your online marketing efforts also lies on how you service your customers.