“Is affiliate marketing a scam?”
I can’t even count how many times I’ve been asked that question.
Let’s look at some options… as a business owner I can:
A. Try to do all my marketing one on one and reach as many people as I can by myself. (Limited reach, lots of time/energy invested.)
B. Pay for advertising and invest a few million in a Super Bowl ad that I’m taking the risk of not paying off. (Advertising budget needed, high-risk.)
C. Create agreements with people who will help share my products/services and pay them when a sale is made. (Greater reach, low-risk.)
So for me as a business owner, affiliate marketing makes perfect sense! I only pay when a sale happens.
It’s like any other commissioned sales force – real estate agents, car salesmen, even the sales people at stores like Nordstrom’s work partially on commissions. And we don’t tend to question if any of those careers are scams…
Many businesses would rather pay YOU to share their products and services, than pay for risky advertisements.
Here’s the basics of how affiliate marketing works:
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