Especially if you want to see what having a home business is all about, affiliate marketing may be the easiest, fastest and least expensive way to start a business from home. A few points that demonstrate these facts are that the program will provide free a web page to use to advertise on day one of your membership. No real technical skills are required. Do you need to estimate how long it would take you to learn how to program a website, or how much it would cost to have it done for you?
While an ‘affiliate sales page’ is usually not a website where you can change and customize it, it is a link address that is ready to advertise from day one and really may earn you some commissions when you have done sufficient advertising. There is virtually no wasting time. Just having access to this major tool will give you a huge step up that allows you plenty of time to focus on earning commissions. (which is the point).
Even more critical is having a product to sell without spending years in development , testing and market research. A huge reason that affiliate programs rock, is that they have already spent the time and money to develop either tangible or digital products.
Part of your membership in the program gives you license to profit from their intellectual properties. You can earn a percent of the sale price without investing half your life. In addition you can also earn money for referring others to the business opportunity. You probably figured it would cost a lot more money to start a business and skills you do not have.
It is assumed you have a good computer and reliable Internet connectivity. This is the foundation of your “business in a box”. Beyond that necessary equipment, your expense as well as effort will be largely focused on advertising and marketing to promote your business. There are some expenses associated with this, however you will quickly see how much less expensive it is to do anything on the Internet. Just compare any action you may take offline to the same thing online.
The relationship of the affiliate program and the member is one of that is a perfect exchange all around. The member receives the right to earn money from the program and to use various resources available free to members to help them such as banners/images encoded with their affiliate ID, maybe even some Internet marketing tools such as an autoresponder and/or content to use in email marketing.
In return the member advertises the business. This means the program will spend less on the advertising so there is a fair exchange. All the affiliates will need to do if they want to earn commissions is use everything they have been provided with as aggressively as they are able.
When you make an emphatic statement to say you ‘will’ do something, you are being very positive. You are determined to do it and there is no possibility in your mind that you will not accomplish what you set out to do. However when you say you ‘will try’, that is very tentative. Maybe.
It implies you are not convinced that you can do whatever it is. We can’t know the future. We don’t know we will absolutely succeed without even a sliver of doubt. Therefore it is even more important to our mindset that we do not entertain any doubt because it may weaken our resolve.
When you are starting a new business everything is technically unknown – what do we need to do; how to do it; what techniques work best; what strategies have failed in the past, etc. If ‘seeing is believing’ then ’walking in faith’ must be believing in the unknown.
This is obviously more difficult to accomplish. We really need to have mental discipline. We need to figure out how to stay motivated through long ‘dry’ periods where we may not see any results or have any indication that what we are doing is going to work.
We must believe in our self. We must know that we can do whatever we try hard enough to do. The only way to look at it is If we have had failures in the past then it may help to analyze them to see what you may have done to create that result – or more likely didn’t do. What can you do different next time?
It is best to write things down so that they are better able to help you to focus on the issue. You can see it in front of you. Lists can really help you when making a decision or analyzing something. You can have a list with a straight line right down the middle of a piece of paper. List positive and negative issues – or causes and effects listed together.
Remember, the first step to success is believing in your own abilities. You will learn how to overcome any obstacle . You will learn how to do things you didn’t know how to do until you encountered them, and you will be able to sort things out after giving things and maybe their alternatives a fair chance.
You may consider a home business as a ‘hobby’ because you already work a full-time ‘day job’. However if you would really like to have a money-making business, or even dream of being self-employed full time someday,listen up.
While the environment working from home can be one that is more relaxed and comfortable than a regular job, we are still accountable to create a professional business atmosphere during the hours we are working. That may require scheduling time to work and sticking to it the same as you would with a job. can be one that is more relaxed and comfortable than a regular job, we are still accountable to create a professional business atmosphere during the hours we are working. That may require scheduling time to work and sticking to it the same as you would with a job.
Creating a professional office space starts with having clearly a defined area that is only used for your office. If the only space you have available is only a desk in the corner of a room, that space should be used exclusively for business. The space should be organized and straightened up each day. It is best not to spend a lot of time shuffling through piles of papers which will create more productive time you have to accomplish your goals.
Your home office space should be healthy. This means for example, well-lit. People are more productive and positive with bright lighting. You need good, indirect light for your work area so as not to stress your eyes. Your eyes are under a strain especially if your home business is a second ‘job’. Be sure to look away from your computer to something as far away as you can at least once every hour or so.
This will help to decrease the strain on your eyes and corresponding muscles. Be sure to have your eyes checked often (yearly). Seriously, there are some diseases of the eye that are manageable but only if you catch them in time.
Another thing that can cause you to be distracted and less focused, is not having the correct chair. You should not be straining any part of your body. Your chair arms should line up straight from your keyboard and mouse. This is the best way alleviate a lot of the pressure on your wrists.
If you don’t have a footstool, you can use a phone book because lifting your feet slightly relieves strain on your lower back, which can be caused from sitting for hours without a break. Along this line be sure to get up and move around every hour or so to keep your circulation moving. If you have a couple simple stretching exercises, do them – or just walk around your house.
‘Easy’ is a very subjective word and may represent very different things depending on who you are talking to. What is easy for one person may be difficult for another. Some popular terms are often misconstrued. It should be emphasized that ‘easy’ and ‘autopilot’ and ‘passive’ income, while they do exist, need to be implemented before they can be so. Entrepreneurs that use those terms should not hesitate to be honest that it took them some time to reach their goals.
There is no magic to these terms. We have to be logical with ourselves and others. So many seem to be in denial and assume that because “Joe the HomeBiz Wizard” (who worked every day diligently for 2 years to be where he is financially) can do it, then we can just overlook the time it took him. We can figure because Joe is sharing his ‘secrets’that we can just read it once and enjoy the same benefits. Woo Hoo! Rich by lunch! Probably not…
The problem with this ‘pipe dream’ is that it can be highly disappointing when things don’t work that way. Time and again dreamers will start something and give it half an effort just ‘to test the waters’ while ignoring the fine points about the investment of time and effort that are necessary for any profitable business.
So that is why after not giving a business a chance to develop – and just allowing yourself some pre-set ‘probationary’ period, that makes several invalid assumptions, deluded people will quickly pronounce that the program is not good , or even that it’s a scam and quit trying. The main problem is having pre-conceived attitudes, (and bad advice from amateurs) which are the opposite of having an open mind and a ‘learning spirit’.
It would have been much better if he could have played along and followed the program. Best if he tried to benefit from the (usually free) training provided, did some research on what was said, and did some due diligence. He should have made an attempt to determine what a feasible plan will be for him. He needs to have a logical plan that will allow him to facilitate everything so as to meet reasonable, achievable target goals.
However, it wasn’t exactly easy because there was a lot of work involved and a lot of time to build a business. We had to learn a lot of things along the way. During this time we didn’t know if what we were doing was going to work. The results are determined mostly by how much time and sincere, aggressive effort was invested. If it didn’t get a fair chance, it may not have the results you hoped for.