Why Affiliate Marketing is the Best FIRST Business for Beginners!

– In this video I’m gonna
explain why affiliate marketingis the best first online
business to start with in 2018if you have zero online
business experience. I’m gonna explain five
reasons why I believe thataffiliate marketing is a
great way to enter the worldof online business and entrepreneurship. Stay tuned. Hey, what is up guys,
ODi Productions here,and in this video we’re gonna followa bit of a different format. I’m actually gonna present to you guysusing this presentation
software on my computer. So, we’re gonna hop into the computer,and as you guys can see right here,why affiliate marketing is the bestfirst online business to start with. This is what I wanna discuss today. And, I came up with five
really strong reasons why,if you are a beginner,
you have no experiencewith online business and
you wanna get startedand you wanna jump into it,you wanna get into entrepreneurship,I think affiliate marketing is a reallyfantastic opportunity to get started withfor these reasons. So, before we hop into the
video, I just wanna give you guystwo huge updates. The first update, which
a lot of you guys willI think will be really excited
about is, first and foremost,I have actually just launched todaymy first free affiliate
marketing mini course,which is now live. The link is gonna be in
the description below,so you guys can sign up for that. It’ll take you to a
website, all you gotta dois put in your Email address,
you will get free access. You just need to confirm your Email,that’s all you need to do. And then, you can immediately
access the course,which is about, I think, two hoursand it’s everything
you need to get startedwith affiliate marketing,
explains what it is,it explains the fundamentals
and it shows you howto start creating your first
affiliate marketing business. So, that’s live, I’m
really excited about that. Shout out to Dan Dasilva, who
has actually helped me out,because I’ve spoken with
him, he’s the real deal. We discussed business and Dan is,he’s a genius, he’s a ninja
with online business and sales,and his specialty happens to beShopify, drop shipping, E-commerce. So, if you guys are interested in that,go check out Dan’s channel at Dan Dasilva,or his Instagram, which is @dandasilvaaa. He also is the founder of eCom Dudes,he’s the founder of that
brand, so check him out. Anyways, so that’s the first update,is the free mini course,
which is now live. It’s called Affiliate Marketing 101,by ODi Productions, yours truly. Now, the second update is, I’m
giving away a hundred dollarsof Benjamin Franklin in this video. The rules are extremely simple,you don’t have to do too much,you don’t really have
to even leave YouTube. All you have to do is
subscribe to my YouTube channeland hit the notification bell. If you already are subscribed,
hit the notification belland then, next, I want you to commentwhy you chose, or would
choose, affiliate marketingas your first online business,or as your preferred business model. I wanna hear your reasons
why in the comments below. And then, leave your Instagram username. Last step, follow me on Instagram. That’s it, you don’t need
to comment on any pictures,or anything like that,
or like any pictures. But you do need to like the video. So, make sure you hit that
like button and comment below. So, that’s it. I’m gonna PayPal a hundred
dollars to the winner,which I will announce in the
comments and on Instagramand in my next video, so yeah. Anyways, let’s jump into the
video for you guys today. Let me give you guys the five reasons whyI think affiliate marketing is the bestfirst online business to start. And, key word first,
so the first reason isit is so much easier
to sell other people’sand other company’s products and servicesthan it is to sell your own. And, what I mean by this is, for example,Nike, Adidas, everyone
has heard of these brandsand they have affiliate programs. And, it is so much easier
to sell someone on Nikeor Adidas than it is on your own brand. If you were to start your
own clothing line todaythat no one’s heard of, no
one’s seen TV commercials,there’s no celebrities, no
athletes that wear your clothingor endorse your product,
it’s gonna be extremely hardto sell that at such
a mass volume or scaleas it is to sell Nike or Adidas,which everyone and their
mother knows, Nike or Adidas,and is conditioned already
through all the marketing,all the TV ads, all
the millions of dollarsthat they’ve spent on marketing. It’s already ingrained in people’s heads,so all you have to do is
get in front of those peoplewho want to buy Nike,
who want to buy Adidas,and become that middle man
and make money that way. So, first and foremost,
it’s so much easier to sellother people’s products and
services than it is your own. So, you don’t really
have to do as much workas if you’re starting a
brand from the ground up. Instead, you piggyback on other brandsand you sell products that
are already being sold,that are already popular,
that are already best sellers. You just have to get in front of thosecustomers who are looking to buy them. So, let’s move on to reason number two. So, with affiliate
marketing, one thing I loveand is great for
beginners, is that there’sextremely low risk due
to the lack of overhead. So, what I mean by this is,
with affiliate marketingyou don’t have to spend
on product expenses,so you don’t have to buy the product. You don’t have to ship it or distribute itor handle customer complaints or refundsor do much else than
promoting, selling, marketing. So, basically, affiliate
marketing you can start for freeon YouTube, you can create
a YouTube channel for free. You can make videos for
free using your phone. There’s no cost to do
this, there’s no limit. And then, you can join Amazon Associates,which is the largest affiliate
program for free, as well,and start earning commissions today. So, that’s one reason why
I love affiliate marketing,is really low risk, low overhead. There’s no need to spend
thousands of dollarsto get inventory or products
that may or may not sell. There’s no reasonto pay any of these fees
or anything like that. So, the other way that you can pursueaffiliate marketing is
creating your own website. Create a website with a custom domain. You can get this done
for less than 80 dollars. Actually, if you really stretch it,you can get web hosting
and a custom domainfor less than 60 dollars
for an entire year. So, that’s all possible. That’s crazy to me, ’cause people,they see websites as this official thing,it’s like a business card
of our day and age in 2018. Having a website is basically like havinga business card for your brand. And, people who have websites, immediatelyit seems a lot more legit thancompanies that don’t have a website. And, it doesn’t cost that much at allto create a custom website,
have that custom domain,whatever you want it to
be, ODiproductions. com,your name dot com, you
can buy that for literally10, 12, 15 dollars for an entire
year, but yeah, that’s it. So, let’s move on to the third
reason, reason number three. And this one is so important, and isreally, really the macro of things. If we take a step back, we
look at the big picture,one of the biggest reasons
why affiliate marketingis a great opportunity is
because you learn marketingand sales, which are two
of the most valuable skillsin any business, period, offline, online,any business, you name it,
you need to know marketing,you need to know sales, or
else you’re not gonna sell. You’re not gonna make money. And, affiliate marketing, at its core,you take that second part,
marketing, that’s it. You learn how to market. And, some people, they talk
down on affiliate marketing,”You’re not really building
anything,” yada yada,but you’re actually
creating a very very veryvaluable skill set that you can
use for any online business. And, that actually touches
upon my next point,which I’m gonna bring up right here. Actually, it’s the fifth reason. But, first of all, let’s talk aboutreason number four,
which is passive income. So, once you build it up, it
can continue to earn moneyfor months, if not years to
come while you can go aheadand focus on newer
businesses, newer ventures,or just focus on your passions
and do what you wanna do,live a life of financial freedom,and actually go after
what you wanna go after,whether that’s more
businesses, more profits,or whether that’s making music every day. Like, I happen to be doing these days,is going back into music production,which is what my first
passion, my first love is,which is making music, making
beats, especially hip hop. And now, I’m finally able to do that. I’m finally able to get all the equipmentthat I wanted to get, expensive speakers,I’m able to get whatever instruments,synths, buy any guitar I want. And, now I can just go after my passionand just make music all day, if I want to. So, that’s really important,
because if you build affiliatemarketing business the right
way, it’s passive income. And, there’s nothing bad you
can say about passive income,because it’s checks every single monththat you don’t have to work
for, that you don’t have tospend hours and trade your time for money,but, instead, you’re living
life like a retired person. You’re just collecting checks. So, if you build businesses,
affiliate marketing businessesthe right way, they can continue
to earn money for so long,and I’ve done it for years. I have websites which I createdtwo years ago that are
earning money today. And, I’m talking a lot, in terms of overa thousand dollars per day profit. So, it’s possible, it exists,
and if you build stuffthe right way, then it can really makea huge impact on your
life and in the future. Now, the fifth and final
reason, which I touched uponearlier with reason number three,people, they say that affiliate
marketing you’re not reallybuilding anything and it’s kind of thisget rich quick scammy type thing. But, really, I see affiliate
marketing as just a hugeopportunity as a whole,
as a business model. It’s a business model, it’s not
really one thing or another,it’s literally a way that you do business,which is selling through referrals,selling through recommendations,selling by having affiliates,having people who you partner with,and that’s never gonna go out of style. Word-of-mouth marketing,
that will never die. In fact, that’s one of the
strongest forms of marketingin today’s day and age, and of all time. Now, reason number five,
I also want to talk aboutaffiliate marketing and
how far you can take it. What are the limits?What’s the ceiling for
affiliate marketing?So, on this slide, you guys see
I put limitless scalability. So, whether your goal is just
to make $100,000 per year,or whether it’s to make
$100 million per year,it is achievable through affiliatemarketing in one form or another. So, let me give you and example
of a billion-dollar companythat, essentially, uses
affiliate marketingto earn their main income and revenue. This company is Credit Karma. So, CreditKarma. com, maybe you guyshave seen the TV commercials. But, Credit Karma is a
website where you can sign upcompletely free, doesn’t cost anything. You can see your credit score. And, through this, through
the data that they collect,they are able to promote
different credit card offersand companies, and even
mortgages, auto loans,to you, based on your credit
score and other factors. Now, this, at its core
is affiliate marketing. It’s very simple, they
are not the product,they are not the credit
card company, Credit Karma. They don’t own the credit cards. But, instead, they promote
credit cards to people. And, they earn commission
on whether they giveverified leads, whether they actually getpeople who sign up for these
credit cards and get approvedand get a credit line of $2,000, $5,000,they are getting paid some way,
somehow, one way or another. And, a lot of the biggest
businesses these daysdo not own all the products or services. In fact, most of the
biggest businesses todayare just middle men. And, I’m sure you’ve heard this before,how Uber, they don’t own any of the cars,they’re simply the middle men betweenthe drivers and the customers. And then there’s Airbnb, they
don’t own the real estate,they just connect people who
have real estate listingsor rooms for rent, and they
connect it with customersor lodgers who wanna stay there. So, again, affiliate
marketing, I have such a,I have different view
of affiliate marketingthat’s not just confined to
just selling and promotinghealth supplements online or
something scammy like that. Instead, I see affiliate
marketing as such as large, largebusiness model, that
it’s not something thatyou can really talk down upon,considering that it’s so effective,and it’s anywhere, it
can take you from zeroto $100 million if you
wanna do it that way. So, that’s my five reasons. I hope you guys enjoyed this video. Thumbs up and comment if
you found the video useful. And, again, if you guys are
interested in signing upfor that free mini course, link
is in the description below. Completely free sign-up, there’s no catch,no strings attached, and thenOh, and one last thing guys,I touched upon it earlier in this video,but I’m officially back
into music production. For those who don’t know, I got my startas a music producer. I produce hip hop beats, hip
hop and rap beats primarily. I can also do pop. And, I’ve sold hundreds of beats online,that was actually how I got my first startinto entrepreneurship,
is selling beats online. And, I am back at it. I just wanna show you guys real
quick what I’m working with. I got my studio monitors right
here, as you guys can see. And, I got my MIDI keyboard,which I just picked up recently. So, I got the new set-up,
and I’m back to making beats. So, if you guys wanna check it out,this is my real passion, is music,it’s always been my passion. So, if you guys wanna
check out my portfolio,I’m gonna put a link in
the description below. I joined a website called BeatStars,which is basically the largest
online marketplace for beats. Primarily hip hop beats,
but they do everything. But, anyways, yeah,
that’s it for this video. So, I hope you guys enjoy it.


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