Why I Love Affiliate Marketing
I got into blogging and affiliate marketing nineteen months ago. If you have spent any time cruising around my website you will know that I was looking for a means to make some extra cash every month to help with bills and stop the vicious cycle of living paycheck to paycheck. Well, let me tell you why I love affiliate marketing after all this time.
Why I Love Affiliate Marketing
I just got back from vacation. I went away for several days to Canada on a fishing trip. I rented a house boat with some members of my family on Lake of the Woods in Ontario, Canada. We were for out in the middle of nowhere, and normally well out of range of any cell phone towers – but the houseboat had WiFi.
Even though I was gone from home and my home office, I was still able to do a little work on my various websites. In fact, this very website, Earn Your Success, I posted a new post on it every day that I was gone.
I love affiliate marketing because I can go away on vacation, most anywhere as long as there is an internet connection, and I can still work. I can travel the world and still work on my at home business. I don’t have to be in my home office or designated work space… it’s TRUE FREEDOM! Work wherever you want to work from. Go on a trip and have fun, put in an hour or two a day on your website or websites and live the life you want to live!
I spent about forty-five minutes to an hour per day working on my websites while I was on vacation. That’s all. Not much time at all.
And you know what is also great about it? I was making a passive income! My websites were still up, they didn’t go anywhere while I was on vacation, people still found them and still clicked on some links and bought items from various online retailers and I still made many fantastic commissions on the sales. Over the several days I was gone I made a little over $1k. Not bad for a guy living on a houseboat for a week and spending most of his time fishing and sleeping and enjoying mother nature.
There are many jobs out there you can do working online, but affiliate marketing is the only one I know of where you can work for yourself and be your own boss, work when you want, from where in the world you want, and make money passively.
I don’t have any overhead, I don’t need to ship product, I don’t have to talk to customers… I just blog about things I am interested in, share some product reviews of various items I have and recommend, and I make sales commissions from online retailers.
It’s pretty simple when you think about it. No complaints. Learning about being a blogger and monetizing websites for affiliate marketing was one of the best things to come into my life. I love being my own boss, and love making money this way. I’m so glad I put the time into learning how to do this so I could start my own work at home (or anywhere in the world while on vacation) business.
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