Affiliate marketing is not…
Creating and selling your own product:
The creation of products is a very different business model in comparison to being an affiliate. Owning your products requires more work such as investing your time and money into both creation of the entire business structure around the product and marketing model used to cause buzz and awareness. This is not very easy nor is it hard to do but what makes the business of product creation much profitable are the marriage between affiliate marketing and a good product waiting to be found by targeted prospects driven by affiliate marketers.
The simple fact is by opinion of course is, being an affiliate is much more rewarding and easier than being the product owner (which is termed, merchant) because the work load is far less strenuous to deal with. As an affiliate, the only concern lies with getting traffic to merchant sites and being accredited for their efforts that is it. Usually affiliates themselves later on in the internet marketing field create their own products after learning all that is needed thus giving them the proper business structure and understanding within the internet marketing world of online promotions.
Becoming a spammer:
When some people see hear the phrase “internet” with the term “marketing” their spammer detectors start going off. As a matter of a fact looking back, seeing all those advertisement banners annoyingly placed all over the web page was a far cry. Unfortunately spamming as an affiliate marketer for some is exactly what they do to make their commission off naive unsuspecting online shoppers.
The much bigger part of affiliate marketing is much calmer than your average spammers over the internet. By the way of affiliate promotions this is a core business model that keeps certain authority sites open online via affiliate marketing. These sites can be your favourites that you often visit like torrent websites, forums, and news that are filled with fresh contents. You may also realise that affiliate marketing also has review sites that help you buy a better bargain service or product that people voted on to be the best like comparison priced sites.
Affiliates are not all the same when it comes to how they promote their associated merchant businesses online. Most sites online today are affiliates marketing websites in the guise of whatever the marketer intended his/her site to be. Many affiliate sites just promote well known companies both online or offline that are well known to the masses. This makes affiliate marketing much simpler. There are affiliates that are not crooked enough to flood you with rubbish emails every day and can’t even spell pharmaceutical product names that they are trying to get you to buy through their affiliate links. However there are good ordinary people who are genuine online looking to make an honest living by helping you to make the right choice and not just simply buy whatever they recommend under the sun.