Affiliate Marketing – is it the best model for you?
Do you know the difference between Affiliate Marketing and Network Marketing, sometimes referred to as Multi-level Marketing?
Are you unsure which is best for you?
We love the Network Marketing industry..and we are fans of Affiliate Marketing as well. There are differences to point out for those that don’t know, so they can make a more informed decision.
In this article we are going to give you the benefits, and some pointers, about Affiliate Marketing.
The goal of all your marketing efforts is to get your prospects to give you their contact information. Affiliate program owners are great at this… they know all the programming, coding, and system development necessary to put duplication in place for their affiliates. Everything is done online and it can get extremely intricate and detailed so they have to be pro’s to make it work.
The number one benefit of Affiliate Marketing – most of the work is done for you….all you have to do is drive traffic to the affiliate offer. There’s a product, marketing pieces, customer support, and a follow up system. All the heavy lifting is done…you just come in and generate traffic. If you don’t know how to generate traffic, well it’s only one thing to learn…perfect especially for the beginner. You don’t have to worry about a website, a squeeze page, the sales funnel, writing letters, or any of that stuff. You just learn traffic generation.
Choose one traffic method, be it Facebook, Pinterest, Youtube, Twitter, Linkedin, Craigs List, Solo Ads, Mailers, Search Engine Optimization, Pay Per Click, etc. and study the heck out of it. Get good at it. Become an expert at that one thing before adding another. This way you are not overwhelmed, or bouncing all over the place. I’ve talked about this before… it leads to business frustration, which leads to quitting.
Network Marketing Companies are not Affiliate Marketers. They don’t set up good online systems, with sophisticated tracking and coding like Affiliate Marketers do. Most of network marketing is designed to be sold face to face. This is why much of their marketing training (if there is any at all) is focused on what some might consider antiquated methods such as approaching all your warm market, making lists of one hundred people you knew throughout your life, and the three foot rule, the elevator speech, and scripts of what to say to people. But if you are someone that wants to learn internet marketing… using the internet to generate leads and drive traffic to your offers, and eventually creating your own products to sell, then Affiliate Marketing might be best for you.
The Renegade Network Marketer System and Daily Marketing Coach are perfect examples…they have an intricate system developed by Affiliate Marketing programming that does all the work for you. You just share the product. So you see we monetize on the front end and sell products on the back end. There are plenty of other good examples… just as there are plenty of good Network Marketing companies. In the near future we will review some of these as well.
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