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Online affiliate marketing: Pros and Cons
Published By scheng1 on 2011-11-23 52 Views

Have you started online affiliate marketing? If you are still considering online affiliate marketing to make money online, you can consider the pros and cons of online affiliate marketing.

What are the pros of online affiliate marketing?

1. Do not need to create your own products.

Since you are selling the products of others in online affiliate marketing business, you do not need to spend time creating your own products.

If you have very good opinion of the current vacuum cleaner, you can even promote it by writing product reviews.

If you are very knowledgeable about facial products, you can make tons of money through online affiliate marketing.

2. World wide market.

You are promoting to a world wide market. That means your customers come from more than 200 countries in the world.

You may think that people from Third World countries are not likely to buy, you must remember that those who can afford computer and Internet are not poor people.

They are the educated and the rich people in the Third World countries. They are probably richer than you and me.

3. Articles have long life span in Internet.

If you are using bum marketing method for online affiliate marketing, you have to remember that articles have a very long life span in Internet.

If you post an article today, the article is still around ten years later. Someone will click on the article, and buy the product in the future.

What are the cons of online affiliate marketing?

1. Steep learning curve.

It is very easy to join the online affiliate marketing program. However, online affiliate marketing is not that easy to make money.

There is a steep learning curve in term of product selection, product promotion and article writing.

Even if you use mainly forum signature to promote the products, you need to know where the buying customers are.

2. Time.

You need time to succeed in online affiliate marketing program.

It takes time for you to learn the rope of business. It takes time for the search engine robots to crawl, index and send readers to your articles or website.

It takes time for customer to buy. Most customers do not buy at initial contact with a product. They may not even buy despite checking the website every day for a month.

After all, spending money is always painful.

3. Stressful.

If you are new to online affiliate marketing, you will find that you work very hard and zero sale. You will find that online affiliate marketing is a very stressful job.

You probably work much harder than in your day job with lesser return.

However, you have to bear in mind that success comes to those who persists.

Is online affiliate marketing for you? Think through the pros and cons carefully.

About me:

Scheng1 is a passionate blogger from Singapore. Rich in every sense reveals my deep desire in enjoying life, and be rich in every possible ways. 

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