Had enough of the rat race? Do you want the freedom of being your own boss and making your own hours? If you agree, then take action and learn how to quit your job and make money from home.
With the introduction of the internet, it’s easier then ever to earn full-time income from home by starting an online business.
So Where Do I Start?
Taking the first step towards starting your own online business can be challenging as there are many scams and “get rich quick” programs, which can make the process discouraging. No one wants to be ripped off! I will point you in the right direction with a legit method to make money from home with affiliate marketing.
Affiliate Marketing = Making Money Promoting Products
There are over 3 billion people with internet access and that number will continue to increase. This is the largest consumer audience in the world with people purchasing products online everyday. In fact, in 2016 more people purchased products online than in traditional brick and mortar stores.
This trend will certainly continue, which presents a great opportunity to capture even a small percentage of this audience through affiliate marketing.
When researching products, people typically look for information using search engines such as Google and Bing. I’m sure you do as well. This is where you as an affiliate marketer can earn revenue.
By building a website, you can write content targeting keywords that people search for, which will then lead to traffic to your site. When someone then buys a product from a 3rd party (such as Amazon) through an affiliate link on your site, you will earn a commission for the sale.
Below is an overview of the process courtesy of Wealthy Affiliate.
Start Making Money With These Four Steps
Choose An Interest
Do you have a passion or a favorite hobby? Find what you love and you can create an online business with it! There are millions of niches available that you can monetize. If you are unfamiliar with what a niche is, it is simply a group of people looking for something. Find something that you will enjoy writing about!
Build a Website
Your website will be the framework of your business and where you will create content to drive traffic to your site. Creating a website is easier than ever and you don’t need a computer science degree. With WordPress, you can have a website live in a matter of minutes! For more information, check out my build a website page.
Once you have your website created, you need to bring people to your site since without website traffic there will not be any revenue. In order to attract visitors you will need to know what people are searching for in the search engines such as Google and Bing. This is done through keyword research. I cannot stress enough the importance of keyword research as this is the key to attracting visitors to your site, which will lead to sales.
Once you have visitors to your site, you can start making money by promoting products through affiliate programs, which are special programs that pay you for sending traffic to their site. This can be a commission up to 75% if your visitor purchases something.
There are thousands of affiliate programs, which you can find by typing a product + affiliate program (such as aquariums + affiliate program) into a search engine. They are also FREE to sign up! If you would like to learn more, check out my Affiliate Marketing overview.
Actual Earnings – This Really Works!
You may still be questioning whether this is a legit way to make money from home. If it is, can I really quit my job and do this full-time?
The answer is a resounding YES!
Below is a blog post from Wealthy Affiliate member Parre (Colton James) who earned $5,000 in affiliate commissions through Amazon in November 2015. This would definitely qualify as full-time income in my book!
Colton then doubled his earnings in December 2015, proving that November was not a fluke. He took advantage of the holiday shopping season by writing a lot of content on his niche website. I’m not sure about you, but I’ve never received a 100% raise in a month working for someone else! This is just an example of the earnings potential with affiliate marketing.
Here is another example of the earnings potential of affiliate marketing. Wealthy Affiliate member magistudios (Jay Neill) purchased a Volvo S40 entirely with commissions earned through the Amazon affiliate program (Amazon Associates). How cool is that?
Where to Get Started – Tools and Training
Now that you have seen the four basic steps to making money from home and the earnings potential, I’m sure you’re wondering where to go to get the tools and training to start your online business.
My #1 recommendation is Wealthy Affiliate, which I am a member of. Within Wealthy Affiliate you will receive the tools and training necessary to start your own online business and finally be able tell your boss I QUIT!
I hope this article was helpful in showing you the power of affiliate marketing and the real earnings potential available. I love the fact that the amount of money you can make is entirely up to you and how much work you put into it. Why work for someone else making a set salary or hourly wage? Where is the incentive in that?
Please comment below if you have had enough of your job and want to work for yourself or if you have any questions. Thanks!