When you first hear about affiliate marketing, it sounds like everything you dreamt of. If you go the right way then you can make it your only income source and you will not need anything else.
It can provide more income than your day job and the best part is that you can work at your convenience, any time any place. Many people think it is only about promoting products and services, sounds easy enough.
Well, not so easy, it does sound great but it has its downsides too which you won’t find anyone talking about. Successful affiliate marketers may not tell you this because they want to sell their courses. So they make it sound like this is what you’ve been waiting for your entire life.
But before you go deep into affiliate marketing there are some things you need to know. So let’s get right to the things you don’t know about affiliate marketing.
Pay is not consistent
Yes, it is true the pay for affiliate marketers is not consistent. It is not like a salary because you get paid for how many sales, links clicked you had. And sometimes it is not up to the mark as you would expect.
Pay can be great for this but don’t expect it to be consistent like a salary. Almost all affiliate marketers have seen lows and highs.
They put a lot of effort but still they see the sales dropping, but that said most affiliate marketers see steady growth over the years and after reaching a point they don’t even care because they are so invested in it.
Work can be overwhelming at first
It’s very easy to get carried by the money but you have to realize that it requires a lot of effort from your side to make it work.
The people who are successful as an affiliate marketer puts a lot of effort at the beginning of their career that pays off in later stage. So before committing yourself in there, you must know that you would have to work very hard to stay afloat.
Many people believe that affiliate marketing is passive income. Sure, but it won’t become a passive income for a long time. It takes time and a lot of strategies to make things work.
But the best thing is that you get to follow your passion and make money also.
It is for anyone
Well, it doesn’t matter how old are you. You can start your affiliate marketing website at any age, you just have to know some basics about the internet. There are many people above 40 who use the internet and they are working as an affiliate marketer.
So, everyone can start their business as an affiliate marketer, you just have to have passion for it. And the best thing is that you don’t have to put a lot of capital to start your business.