There are actually many benefits of being an affiliate marketer or affiliate member of an Internet program. One of the primary benefits when you are new to Internet marketing, is the fact that the program handles the customer service for your prospects and applicants.
All you really need to do as an affiliate is marketing and advertising; and then eventually to collect your commissions. The program will handle any questions the prospect might have pre-sale, perhaps to determine the suitability or some issue that may be stopping them from joining. As well, during the application process there can be problems or issues that need to be resolved before the person can proceed.
Internet marketing is not exactly like ‘network marketing’ where there is necessarily phone or other personal contact with prospects or even customers – it may be only an impersonal email that you sent out to a list of addresses that has piqued the person’s interest and now they are doing some research with the links you provided. Usually only if a person replies to the email and asks you to phone them would you have any reason to call them (and then you should, as soon as possible, or at least respond to their email right away if they live in a foreign country or it would be a call with long-distance charges).
Some people would naturally feel uncomfortable making claims or answering questions when they are new themselves – and again this is where the program is thankfully in the driver’s seat. Feel free to refer anyone who inquires about the program directly to the program’s customer service link or helpdesk. This is always best unless you are really experienced with that program and/or Internet marketing in general if applicable.
When you are writing content for your blog, article, or other advertising, you definitely shouldn’t lie or say that you have had achievements that you have not had time to reach yet. You can definitely, however, refer to those people who have. Being able to quote an expert, and even to share proof, such as a link to an income statement or other published statistics gives what you are saying much more power than just an opinion.
Another valuable benefit of being an affiliate is that the affiliate program provides images and graphics that you can use, such as banners, sales pages, squeeze pages, and content (messages, etc). You can save a ton of money and/or maybe years of time you would have to spend to create those yourself. This is not to even mention how difficult it would be for you to create your own product or service to sell.
The affiliate program has paid for everything and they are willing to share it with you in exchange for your membership fees as well as the advertising you will do to promote them. It’s a great arrangement for everyone concerned, so don’t begrudge them, because you are getting a good deal and if you merely apply yourself the same as you would with a job, it is possible for your to earn a good income.
Of course if you have goals that include creating your own program and product you can work toward that while you gain experience and skill as an affiliate and perhaps earn some operating money for your dream business if you are able to save it rather than spend it right now.