Isn’t Affiliate Marketing a Scam?
Is This Affiliate Marketing thing for real?
Although there are a ton of get rich quick schemes and just plain scams online Affiliate Marketing a legitimate way to make money from home. Affiliate Marketing is a valid and legal way to earn money (and when done right, earn a nice living) on the Internet.
Of course that’s the short and easy answer, I know. I realize you are more than likely sitting at your computer reading this report and thinking something along the lines of: “That’s what they all say. Prove it to me.” Read a little further on and you'll see what I'm saying is true.
I’m going to tell you WHY Affiliate Marketing is legit!
Let me just say this – it's highly likely that most affiliate marketers were taken in by a scammer when they first started looking for ways to make money online. That's why I want to help you avoid the sammers and crap products.
So, if you're ready to get serious about making a living online and continue to work hard you will succeed in making money with affiliate marketing.
Here are some differences between a yucky scam and Affiliate Marketing that make it a proven way to make money.
- There is no cost to start. – Find products that you like that have affiliate programs, sign up and begin promoting.
- You control the decision of what products you choose to promote.
- If the program is legit, you can easily find others promoting the same products and services on their websites.
- It takes work on your part! – No promises of making a 6 figure income without doing any work. Yep, it's easy to make money but hard work to do so.
With affiliate networks such as Clickbank, Commission Junction, Share-a-Sale and others, it’s easy to get started with well known, reputable companies who have been around long enough and have a reputation of paying their affiliates on time every time.
In addition, there are reputable individual affiliate programs, like the one we have at Moms In A Blog, that have great products for you to promote, too
If that isn’t enough reason, I encourage you to research further. Visit sites like Clickbank,, Moms Affiliate Network, Affiliate Classroom and others. Do all the investigating it takes so that you feel comfortable with the fact that Affiliate Marketing is a REAL way to make money.
How does it work?
I simply sent an email to the people on my list and use my affiliate link when I recommend a product or service. When those people click on my affiliate link and make a purchase I get a commission.
So, if I promote a product that pays 50% commission on all sales for a $10 ebook then I make $5 for every ebook that is sold through my affiliate link.
You can rest assured that Affiliate Marketing is in fact a genuine way to make money on the Internet. If it weren't then I wouldn't be promoting other people's stuff and I certainly wouldn't have an affiliate program for my own ebooks.
Now, go to Clickbank or check out your favorite products and sign up for a couple affiliate programs. Write up some blog posts sharing why your readers should take a look at it and then email your list and let them know you've found something really cool they need to know about.
Got questions? Drop them in the comment box below and I'll do my best to answer them for you.
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