You don’t need to create, own, or store your own product to make money online. You can direct prospects to websites that already sell products made by other people. If someone buys the product based on your recommendation on this website, the Product Owner pays you a commission.
The Product Owner also organizes the payment, delivery and fulfillment of the product by the customer. This is known as affiliate marketing and it is your job as an affiliate to connect potential customers with products or services that they want to buy.
How do you start?
Choose your target audience
Before looking for products to sell, you need to determine your target audience or niche. What problems does the audience want to solve in your chosen niche? The partner products you are promoting should provide the solutions they are looking for. You can find a wide variety of products that can be sold by affiliate marketing companies like Amazon, CJAffiliate, ClickBank, and JVZoo.
You won’t be making hundreds of thousands in a single day. Start small and build your reputation online. Develop and deliver quality content on your website and social media. There are affiliate programs that do not require a website. However, having your own website allows you to focus on being authentic so that you come across as reliable and professional.
Create an email list
Focus on building an email list of potential customers from your website and social media accounts. You can send email to your list at any time. This is the most effective way people will buy the products and services you recommend.
Treat it like a business
Even if you only work part time, you have to treat it like a real business and not something that you mess around with. It’s okay to play around in the beginning to see if it’s right for you and it’s a great way to learn. But if you want to build a real online business, that’s how you ultimately have to treat it.
Think “tell” not “sell”
Be helpful, kind, and take care of the things you encourage. Think of it as “telling” rather than “selling”. When you put it in the perspective of helping people find what they need or want, you take the pressure off yourself to keep selling. That way, instead of looking over the top while trying to make money, your efforts can start from the real thing.