With the current state of the world, it is a wise decision to start a work from home business.
Not many jobs are truly safe these days, and the economy is far from stable.
Many people have already started, or are looking into, creating an online business that allows them to work from their laptop.
In this article we will look at, what I consider, to be one of the best work from home business models.
Why start a work from home business?
The world is currently in a mess.
I know that is a very frank statement, but it is true.
Most, if not all, of the major global economies are in trouble.
Local economies are in decline as many small businesses close their doors due to the situation.
As this situation unfolds, the economic ramifications are far from over in my opinion.
Building your own work from home business at least gives a person the chance of providing their own income as a hedge against losing their job or having their hours cut.
This article is not designed to tempt you with promises of millions and mansions.
It is being written to make you think about taking some control over your financial security.
Relying on an outside business for your financial security is a risky proposition at the moment and for at least the near future.
What kind of business do you recommend?
There are many ways to make money online from home.
I will link to an article below that describes some examples apart from the one I’m going to suggest here.
The one I suggest is affiliate marketing.
It is one of the lowest start up costs, and potentially most lucrative, online business models in the world today.
I will go into more detail below.
A lot of people are becoming aware of the fact that there are a lot of ways to make money online.
There are a lot of different business models that can be set up in order to achieve this.
Most of these businesses are allowing people to make money from home instead of working a traditional job.
In this article we will look at some of the most popular methods and what is needed to be successful.
What is affiliate marketing?
Affiliate marketing is a well established, widespread, and lucrative, online business model.
It is used by some of the largest and most trusted companies in the world.
Amazon, being the most famous example.
The concept itself is very simple.
Companies that have an online store will set up an affiliate program.
The affiliate program will offer commission in exchange for sales generated from referrals.
People (Known as affiliates) will join and gain access to special links that, when clicked, send the person who clicked on the link (Known as referrals) to the online store.
If the person (Referral) makes a purchase, the affiliate that posted the link will earn a commission on the sale.
Chris joins the Amazon affiliate program.
This gives him the ability to create special links to any product on Amazon.
He then searches for products on Amazon that he thinks his social media followers will be interested in.
Once he finds a selection of products, he uses the Amazon affiliate program to create special links (Affiliate links)
He then posts these links on his social media.
John, one of Chris’s followers on social media, likes one of the products and clicks on the link.
He is taken to the product page on Amazon.
He decides to purchase the product.
Everything is 100% as normal as far as making the purchase.
Amazon handles the payment processing, shipping, customer service, everything as normal.
Chris earns a percentage commission on the purchase that John made.
John does not pay any extra and nothing different is part of the Amazon sales process
Amazon pays Chris the commission into his bank accounts part of his monthly commission earned from other affiliate sales he makes that month.
Pretty cool, huh?
That is how affiliate marketing works.
There are thousands of affiliate programs available to join besides amazon.
Below are some articles that go into further detail about affiliate marketing.
“What is affiliate marketing?”
This article will answer that question and also be updated periodically with links to articles that answer other common questions.
We will also look at the various terminology and concepts that you will encounter should you choose to start this amazing business.
Read the what is affiliate marketing guide
Many people encounter affiliate marketing, do a little bit of research, and then jump to a conclusion.
They either decide that it is not for them, or jump in full of enthusiasm with very little research.
In this article we are going to look at the truth of the matter.
If you have been considering starting affiliate marketing, or have heard of it but think you do not know enough to start, then this article will give you the basics.
Hopefully it will help you decide, Is affiliate marketing right for you
In the current world, many people are choosing to work from home by building their own online income.
There are many different ways to make money online, but some can be very expensive to get up and running.
What if I told you about an online business that you can run from home with zero inventory?
No need for shipping or handling customer issues.
A business that you can run 100% from home on your laptop.
It could actually be the perfect work from home business
Where can you learn affiliate marketing?
Affiliate marketing takes a certain set of skills.
It is not as easy as just posting links and then the money rolls in.
If set up correctly, backed with the appropriate skills, it is easily one of the best work online from home business models.
In the article below I will tell you how to learn the skill set for free.
Learning affiliate marketing can be very daunting to new starters.
It can also be very expensive if the student chooses the wrong course.
Some pre-packaged courses can cost hundreds if not thousands of dollars.
In todays post I’m going to show you where to get an affiliate marketing training course for free.
I will also tell you why you should take advantage of the free offer.