– In this video I’m gonnaexplain why affiliate marketingis the best first onlinebusiness to start with in 2018if you have zero onlinebusiness experience. I’m gonna explain fivereasons why I believe thataffiliate marketing is agreat 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 presentationsoftware 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 fivereally strong reasons why,if you are a beginner,you have no experiencewith online business andyou 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 thevideo, I just wanna give you guystwo huge updates. The first update, whicha lot of you guys willI think will be really excitedabout is, first and foremost,I have actually just launched todaymy first free affiliatemarketing mini course,which is now live. The link is gonna be inthe description below,so you guys can sign up for that. It’ll take you to awebsite, 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 immediatelyaccess the course,which is about, I think, two hoursand it’s everythingyou need to get startedwith affiliate marketing,explains what it is,it explains the fundamentalsand it shows you howto start creating your firstaffiliate marketing business. So, that’s live, I’mreally excited about that. Shout out to Dan Dasilva, whohas actually helped me out,because I’ve spoken withhim, he’s the real deal. We discussed business and Dan is,he’s a genius, he’s a ninjawith 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 thatbrand, 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’mgiving 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 haveto even leave YouTube. All you have to do issubscribe 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 wouldchoose, affiliate marketingas your first online business,or as your preferred business model. I wanna hear your reasonswhy in the comments below. And then, leave your Instagram username. Last step, follow me on Instagram. That’s it, you don’t needto 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 thatlike button and comment below. So, that’s it. I’m gonna PayPal a hundreddollars to the winner,which I will announce in thecomments and on Instagramand in my next video, so yeah. Anyways, let’s jump into thevideo 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 easierto 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, everyonehas heard of these brandsand they have affiliate programs. And, it is so much easierto sell someone on Nikeor Adidas than it is on your own brand. If you were to start yourown clothing line todaythat no one’s heard of, noone’s seen TV commercials,there’s no celebrities, noathletes that wear your clothingor endorse your product,it’s gonna be extremely hardto sell that at sucha mass volume or scaleas it is to sell Nike or Adidas,which everyone and theirmother knows, Nike or Adidas,and is conditioned alreadythrough all the marketing,all the TV ads, allthe millions of dollarsthat they’ve spent on marketing. It’s already ingrained in people’s heads,so all you have to do isget in front of those peoplewho want to buy Nike,who want to buy Adidas,and become that middle manand make money that way. So, first and foremost,it’s so much easier to sellother people’s products andservices than it is your own. So, you don’t reallyhave to do as much workas if you’re starting abrand from the ground up. Instead, you piggyback on other brandsand you sell products thatare 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 affiliatemarketing, one thing I loveand is great forbeginners, is that there’sextremely low risk dueto the lack of overhead. So, what I mean by this is,with affiliate marketingyou don’t have to spendon 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 thanpromoting, selling, marketing. So, basically, affiliatemarketing you can start for freeon YouTube, you can createa YouTube channel for free. You can make videos forfree using your phone. There’s no cost to dothis, there’s no limit. And then, you can join Amazon Associates,which is the largest affiliateprogram for free, as well,and start earning commissions today. So, that’s one reason whyI love affiliate marketing,is really low risk, low overhead. There’s no need to spendthousands of dollarsto get inventory or productsthat may or may not sell. There’s no reasonto pay any of these feesor anything like that. So, the other way that you can pursueaffiliate marketing iscreating your own website. Create a website with a custom domain. You can get this donefor less than 80 dollars. Actually, if you really stretch it,you can get web hostingand a custom domainfor less than 60 dollarsfor 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 cardof 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 tobe, ODiproductions. com,your name dot com, youcan buy that for literally10, 12, 15 dollars for an entireyear, but yeah, that’s it. So, let’s move on to the thirdreason, reason number three. And this one is so important, and isreally, really the macro of things. If we take a step back, welook at the big picture,one of the biggest reasonswhy affiliate marketingis a great opportunity isbecause you learn marketingand sales, which are twoof the most valuable skillsin any business, period, offline, online,any business, you name it,you need to know marketing,you need to know sales, orelse 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 talkdown on affiliate marketing,”You’re not really buildinganything,” yada yada,but you’re actuallycreating a very very veryvaluable skill set that you canuse for any online business. And, that actually touchesupon 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, itcan continue to earn moneyfor months, if not years tocome while you can go aheadand focus on newerbusinesses, newer ventures,or just focus on your passionsand do what you wanna do,live a life of financial freedom,and actually go afterwhat you wanna go after,whether that’s morebusinesses, 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 firstpassion, my first love is,which is making music, makingbeats, 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 rightway, it’s passive income. And, there’s nothing bad youcan say about passive income,because it’s checks every single monththat you don’t have to workfor, that you don’t have tospend hours and trade your time for money,but, instead, you’re livinglife like a retired person. You’re just collecting checks. So, if you build businesses,affiliate marketing businessesthe right way, they can continueto earn money for so long,and I’ve done it for years. I have websites which I createdtwo years ago that areearning 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 yourlife and in the future. Now, the fifth and finalreason, which I touched uponearlier with reason number three,people, they say that affiliatemarketing you’re not reallybuilding anything and it’s kind of thisget rich quick scammy type thing. But, really, I see affiliatemarketing as just a hugeopportunity as a whole,as a business model. It’s a business model, it’s notreally 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 thestrongest forms of marketingin today’s day and age, and of all time. Now, reason number five,I also want to talk aboutaffiliate marketing andhow far you can take it. What are the limits?What’s the ceiling foraffiliate marketing?So, on this slide, you guys seeI put limitless scalability. So, whether your goal is justto 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 exampleof a billion-dollar companythat, essentially, usesaffiliate 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 awebsite where you can sign upcompletely free, doesn’t cost anything. You can see your credit score. And, through this, throughthe data that they collect,they are able to promotedifferent credit card offersand companies, and evenmortgages, auto loans,to you, based on your creditscore and other factors. Now, this, at its coreis affiliate marketing. It’s very simple, theyare not the product,they are not the creditcard company, Credit Karma. They don’t own the credit cards. But, instead, they promotecredit cards to people. And, they earn commissionon whether they giveverified leads, whether they actually getpeople who sign up for thesecredit 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 biggestbusinesses these daysdo not own all the products or services. In fact, most of thebiggest 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, theydon’t own the real estate,they just connect people whohave real estate listingsor rooms for rent, and theyconnect it with customersor lodgers who wanna stay there. So, again, affiliatemarketing, I have such a,I have different viewof affiliate marketingthat’s not just confined tojust selling and promotinghealth supplements online orsomething scammy like that. Instead, I see affiliatemarketing as such as large, largebusiness model, thatit’s not something thatyou can really talk down upon,considering that it’s so effective,and it’s anywhere, itcan take you from zeroto $100 million if youwanna do it that way. So, that’s my five reasons. I hope you guys enjoyed this video. Thumbs up and comment ifyou found the video useful. And, again, if you guys areinterested in signing upfor that free mini course, linkis 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 backinto music production. For those who don’t know, I got my startas a music producer. I produce hip hop beats, hiphop 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 realquick what I’m working with. I got my studio monitors righthere, 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 wannacheck out my portfolio,I’m gonna put a link inthe description below. I joined a website called BeatStars,which is basically the largestonline 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.