Don’t believe me?
I’ve always wanted to write books and write more books. I could never build a website — and I love to write. It was frustrating to watch even book websites failing — but it never stopped me from writing — and I’m hoping to write another book soon.
This is the reason I get into affiliate marketing — to create a business where I can make money writing. If I have to choose between writing and reselling, writing is a much better business. If I’m able to build a website out of that, and I have a successful website, I get to earn money from that. If I publish a book, I get to earn money from selling that, and I get to earn money from my online presence as a whole. If it works, it’s all great — the internet is a great place for success. It’s not about finding the only thing that has the potential to succeed. The internet, and free content, is a perfect invention for success.
So, how do I make money selling books? How do I begin selling books?
What is affiliate marketing?
Affiliate marketing is an Internet marketing strategy, whereby you can create and market an e-commerce product by linking to a third-party e-commerce product and providing a value-added service that results in a higher purchase of that product.
Do I have to be an affiliate marketing company?
No. It’s totally possible. There are many ways you can start and run a business that will enable you to build a recurring income and eventually build a business of your own, without the use of third-party affiliate marketing companies.
Are affiliate marketing programs profitable?
Yes. They are not. I’m not sure why anyone who thinks they are is investing money into affiliate marketing programs, with no idea what they are investing in. There’s no guarantee whatsoever that if you create an affiliate marketing program today, it will be successful — but a lot of good, really good affiliate marketing companies have been around long enough that people have established their own programs in the hopes of having it work.
How do I start?
There are many ways to start an affiliate marketing program. It’s helpful, to begin with, basic discount codes, or lists of products you are selling, instead of receiving and organizing e-commerce links to be bought, or affiliate links to be clicked. When you do these, have a large number of users make that purchase — because that gives you a greater income. A product that may not get purchased quickly will produce a lower profit, so if you focus on this type of product, you’ll make more money than if you focus on that product to promote. For example, try your hand at a PC setup program or web development rather than another video game you’ve made that doesn’t seem to be getting the traffic you hoped it would. When it comes to online education and goods, build a website, that will facilitate you to get your product sold. Then, as of right now, you don’t have to commit to using affiliate marketing. However, there are many companies, who will allow you to create your own affiliate marketing program if you want to.
Use of a third-party affiliate marketing company
There are many companies out there who can place and place links for you, and get you to link to a product — but do it your way. You might have to give up some control of your affiliate marketing program — but that will come with lower costs. A large part of affiliates’ money is going towards costs like links and marketing. If you have a decent website, a growing portfolio of goods, and have acquired a lot of customers, then affiliate marketing might be an ideal way to get started, but as of right now, this is a great way to build a successful program.
How do I make money reselling e-books?
That’s entirely different. Here, I am selling something you’ve paid for. No third-party link exists, and there aren’t affiliate marketing companies involved. There are agencies you can sign up with that will facilitate your business. These companies will set up your affiliate program, and charge you a fee for marketing and installing it — which will benefit your business because it’s your work.
Affiliate marketing is a good and lucrative idea, but don’t make a plan until you understand it. Then, build it and sell it to the people who need it.