Here’s an affiliate marketing secret: if you can become the connector between the audience you’re building and the products and services they need to succeed, you can supplement your income, and potentially even make a full-time income from your recommendations. You just need to ask yourself, “How can I be serving my audience?”
Here’s the real reason why this works:
People want curation. When there is a choice, people need help organizing and understanding all of the options. They WANT someone with a voice and experience to filter the noise and find the best products for them, ultimately saving them time and getting them results, faster. That person, that curator, can be you, and everyone can win.
What Is Affiliate Marketing, Really?
Affiliate marketing is the process of earning a commission by promoting another company’s product (or service). You find a product, promote it to others, and earn a piece of the profit for each sale that you make.
In other words, when you help another company generate sales, you get a cut!
The best part is that you don’t have to spend the time and money to create your own products because someone else has already done the hard work. You can begin making money as an affiliate as soon as you have a place to recommend products, whether that’s a website you have, a podcast, or even on social media.
So, all you have to do is send traffic through a link to that product, and everything after that is out of your hands . . . right?