For the stay at home workforce, affiliate marketing provides an easy second income which can potentially turn in to high primary sustainable income. Virtually minute initial investment is required to begin your own online affiliate marketing business. Therefore it is easy to see why it is a billion dollar a year industry.
Very little preparation is required, i.e. no products to make, no designing websites to sell your product, no sales letter to write and no distribution to worry about. This is because as an affiliate marketer all this will be dealt by the seller.
Very little knowledge of the internet is required, you should be familiar with your web browser and some basic English and you can get yourself started to build your own online affiliate marketing business. Commission vary widely form product to product and from seller to seller. This is not really a big deal because if you market the product successfully you will see money trickle in overnight day by day while you sleep.
Your own online affiliate marketing business will give you some decent second income. This can potentially turn to very high income as your business grows. You will soon be able to quit your day job (I mean any day job) because you will be satisfied with the amount of income you will generate with very little effort. Also money will continue to pour in because for each product you market it will be online forever unless you choose to remove it. Therefore income from products starts to stack up.
As you know we are going through one of the worst recessions of our time and any extra money is helpful. Many people can not even start their business because the large risk involved. However starting an online affiliate marketing business involves very little risk and can really help you with any cash problems you may have. So there is no need to worry about losing your investment since is it is very low to begin with.
Initially work will have to be put in to get your self started. However it will not be much an hour or 2 a day will be plenty for a week. This will help you get used to the way the affiliate marketing system works and also your online affiliate marketing business will start to grow. Most of all have fun making money.