Can You Make A Livable Income With Affiliate Programs?

bronnamdi By bronnamdi, 18th Feb 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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I was asked the following question by a member; "Can one actually make a livable income, doing this from home full time, all things considered, subscribing to lots of affiliates etc.?" I have answered the question in this article.

There are no pictures in this article because making money online is a serious business.

Internet business as a way to make money

I have been on the internet for a few years. In those few years, I have gone through a lot of experiences which have helped shape my internet outlook. One of the things I have learnt is that there is nothing that is impossible on the internet and that the internet is the home of all possibilities.

One of the early decisions I took was that I will make it on the internet financially. Due to the level of affiliations and contacts that can be achieved on the internet and the freedom with which one can do business , I decided to pursue internet business as a way to make money and be free from the rat race.

I have not yet achieved my goal but I am working on it. My goal is to work from home with my own internet home business and make enough money from it to retire from offline JOB. I zeroed in on affiliate programs as the business I wanted to do on the internet and make money from there.

Making Money On The Internet

My resolve has not changed about making enough money on the internet to end my offline JOB. As I mentioned earlier, I zeroed in on affiliate programs as the means of achieving my target income online. I also began writing articles as a way to promote my affiliate programs to others to gain one-way back links and make sales and earn commissions.

Affiliate marketing is challenging especially for someone living in Nigeria. I will tell you why in another article that will come in a few days' time. However, I have continued to make progress despite all odds.

Learn from me and continue to put in your best towards achieving your online goals. I have not given up and I am not prepared to do so. I encourage you to set your mind and focus on the goal and you will get there in no time.

Making Money Through Affiliate Programs

It is possible to make money through affiliate programs. In fact, it is possible to make a livable income on the internet through affiliate programs. I know some people who have been doing it on a monthly basis.

What does Making Money Through Affiliate Programs require?

Just like my friend asked, this does not require joining many affiliate programs to make it. What you require to make livable income through affiliate programs is simple. I will just list a few things you have to note and act upon and you are home and dry:

1. Join one affiliate program at a time - Join one affiliate program for now and promote it. The company may have many affiliate products in their fold. Promote only the ones you can, maybe just one.

2. Promote the affiliate program you have joined consistently. Do not expect sales in the first few weeks to avoid disappointment.

3. When you start making sales, promote more by writing articles, blogs and other free methods of promotion.

4. When sales become consistent, you can plough back some of your income into paid promotion methods like ppc ads

5. When sales become consistent and high and stable, think of adding another affiliate program within the same industry and use the experience you got from building the previous one to build it up fast.

By this time you already know what works. Therefore, instead of starting small, you may just promote the second and subsequent affiliate programs or products with ppc and other paid methods. However, you can still write articles to promote your affiliate products.

If you follow the above, you will make a livable income on the internet promoting affiliate programs as a home based business.

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author avatar Jerry Walch
18th Feb 2011 (#)

Excellent advice for anyone just getting started in affiliate marketing. Too many newbies take on too many affiliates and/or affiliate products.

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author avatar bronnamdi
19th Feb 2011 (#)

Thanks Jerry. I wrote this out of my own experience. I started with many affiliate programs and products. Now I know better.

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author avatar JohnH
23rd Feb 2011 (#)

I took time to read this, and now I actually understand what affiliate marketing is. Many thanks

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author avatar bronnamdi
24th Feb 2011 (#)

Thanks JohnH. That was the essence of the article.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
25th Feb 2011 (#)

This article clarified some of my doubts about affiliate programs. Thanks to Bronnamdi for sharing his experience and views.

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author avatar bronnamdi
25th Feb 2011 (#)

Thanks Rathnashikamani for your comment.

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author avatar Retired
26th Feb 2011 (#)

Hi Bronnamdi. I have tried affiliate programs and I have never been good at it. I have made success with Adsense at only one publishing service. When you are found in the search engines, that truly helps.

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author avatar bronnamdi
27th Feb 2011 (#)

GNworks, I disagree with you that you are not good at affiliate marketing. Maybe you are just using the wrong techniques to do your marketing. Being found on the search engines is not difficult to achieve. Review your marketing strategies and try internet marketing again. Success will be queuing on your door.

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author avatar AnnH
11th Apr 2011 (#)

Nice post, very interesting.

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author avatar Bronnamdi
12th Apr 2011 (#)

Thanks Gemstar99.

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author avatar Internet affiliate programs
26th Apr 2011 (#)

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author avatar Internet affiliate programs
26th Apr 2011 (#)

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author avatar Karen smythe
2nd Jul 2011 (#)

Sound advice but I think you,ve missed the "number one point" about making sales as an affiliate, and that is to get your site ranked within the search engines (as in - page 1 of Google)
No rank, no traffic, no sales!
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author avatar bronnamdi
9th Jan 2013 (#)

Thanks, Karen, for your comment. However, I disagree with you on no rank, no traffic. I get reasonable targeted traffic without rank and that's ok for me.

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author avatar Trillionaire
28th May 2013 (#)

Thank you so much, I often wonder how all this works.

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author avatar bronnamdi
29th May 2013 (#)

Thanks, Trillionaire. There are many more articles here that will give you all the details you require to make an informed decision to join and promote affiliate programs.

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