=What are the statistics behind Affiliate Marketing? Who is turning to Affiliate Marketing to sell their product, and who is selling them?
Let me start by saying that statistics can be very clinical in tone… so if this post sounds a little boring, I apologize however the numbers are staggering!
Let’s take a look at the Affiliate Statistics, and see what the trends are.
81%… that’s the statistic of how many brands are Using affiliate marketing As a sales platform.
This gives credence to affiliate marketing, As this form of sales has increased well over 30% in the last few years.
That would be the Affiliate Marketer.
The trend is that 94% of Publishers are using more than one Network for commission income.
and of course, we can’t forget Amazon And eBay
Another popular option is to look for a direct connection to the company. (Example Nike).
In 2016-2017, affiliate marketing Represented 20% of all online sales. Increasing by over 10% yearly.
Affiliate Marketing, or Affiliate sales, accounts for $12 billion of the retail market share.
Most Popular Niches
Health and Wellness, Fashion, and Sports are the most common and popular target markets.
There are many untapped markets just waiting to grow! ( Internal Link to Post)
Most affiliate marketers Market 1 to 10 products on their site, while others are marketing well over a hundred products on their site(s).
Suitable for all Ages
The primary age category is 25 to 54 years old. However, one of the recent trends is in the 55 and Beyond age group. Many are looking to supplement their retirement.
A younger group is also coming up in the 15 to 24 category, to supplement income, or for a part-time to full-time income.
The youngest Affiliate Marketer that I know of, is 7 years old… that’s right 7!! He’s a YouTube sensation with his Vlog on toys for kids! Last year he made… MILLIONS!! (I won’t tell you how much as its crazy money)!
35% affiliate marketers are making $20,000 – $75,000 per year. But the Market share is still underrepresented.
Affiliate Marketers do not need formal education, but you will require training.
What training is required?
You will want to learn ( in no particular order):
how to build a website and add content
how to write content
Develop a brand
choose a niche
Learn how to find products
how to rank in Google
maximize your Google rank
eventually, learn social media and how to use it (I’m still learning this… wish me luck)!
Don’t get discouraged by that ‘shortlist.’ There is so much more, but it is easier than you think!
Affiliate marketing will not bring you overnight riches; it takes time and effort. There are few I can make money within the first few months, and the reality is that for most people it will take time.
A lot of Affiliate Marketing depends on you, the time you put in, and your Niche. You want your Niche to be something you’re passionate about and has monetary potential.
Where to Learn & Cost
Check on my post ‘You, Me, and Affiliate Marketing‘ for the best info.
Can I Earn while Learning?
Yes. With WA, this is a good option.
Do I have to know how to code?
How hard is it to build a website?
Not hard at all. Once you choose your template, adding content becomes more natural. All the hard work is done for you.
What if I get stuck? Is there help available?
Yes. The Community at WA is exceptional. We have thousands (really… Thousands) of coaches, all with unique abilities to help you out! Someone will always be able to help you out!
I will personally help those within my areas of ‘expertise,’ and help find answers for the questions I don’t know the answer too. (I’m Techno Challenged, but I’m learning)!
Are there any questions that you have that I didn’t answer yet? Just ask me in the section below, and I’ll be happy to answer you!
Thank You, Your LapTop Rebel
Every Laptop Rebel needs certain tools, let’s take a look at it the necessities that you will need to be a true Rebel.
A lot of these tools are free, with some having a pro upgrade that you may or may not need.
Google Voice to Text or Dictation for Mac
As I am unfamiliar with Dictation for Mac, I’m going to assume, but it’s fairly similar for Google Voice to Text.
Google Voice to Text is found in Google Docs, and best of all, it’s free! I find it fairly responsive and have been quite happy with it. It speeds up the process for the ugly first draft for any writing or blogging. Quite frankly, I love it! ( I love it because I’m not a fast on the keyboard, so I find this saves me a lot of time with content creation).
(In time I do plan on upgrading to Dragon Naturally. Dragon Naturally is better with voice recognition and has a much better platform because it was designed for a very specific niche originally. The original niche was for visually-impaired, but it has now become very popular with writers of every genre because of its responsiveness).
If anyone has an opinion regarding Dictation for Mac, PLEASE share it in the comment section below! I’d love to hear your thoughts on it!
Website and Domains
If you want to be an affiliate marketer you’re going to need a website! There are numerous free options out there for a free website, but are they going to give you what you need?
Often Limited in space and design, many of the free options are great to start with it won’t take you that extra step that you’re going to need sooner rather than later. Limited in function, this will slow you down.
Wealthy Affiliate offers free websites known as siterubix. These are only as limited as your imagination. Siterubix also gets indexed on Google and Bing as well as a dot com.
Yes, you can find a great deal on other platforms, example for $4.99 for a website domain, but they don’t tell you what’s not included in the cost will add up. ( example: I paid $4.99 for a domain, and ended up spending another $150 for SSL certificate, mail, and extra space).
The free version sold me! This version includes spell check and punctuation. After using it for several weeks, I decided to upgrade and have never looked back.
Simple to use with so many options from business writing too casual writing it gives you a more professional touch.
Editing documents is faster and more professional.
While the free version will carry you for the first part of your online Rebel career, I highly recommend going with the pro version at some point down the road.
Canva free is fairly extensive. you can design just about everything you need from logos to banners to use on your websites.
The upgrade to Pro Of $119.40 yearly, may or may not be worth it in the end for most affiliate marketers.
Why would I say this? The pro version allows you to:
- Control a Brand Kit
- Resize designs (Which you can do with your editor for free)
- Animated Graphics
- Share folders and Templates
- Export Designs
Canva Pro may be worth it for larger corporations, but for the individual, not necessary. With Pro, you will still have to pay the $1 (or more) for certain images and backgrounds.
I do recommend Canva free version, canva Pro… maybe at some point but not right away. When I get a chance to check the 30 Free Trial of Pro, I will do a review of it an let you know what I think).
Let’s face it, very few of us know the HOW working Online works, so training is needed!
With the 50 hours FREE from Wealthy Affiliate, you get a quality starting point. In those 50 hrs, I received more knowledge than I had in my 3 years of searching… worth my time.
Check out the Free training… if you’re not impressed… I’ll eat a donut! LOL
Let’s get familiar with common Affiliate Marketing terms. (This is only the beginning)!
The Side Hustle
Not one of my favorites. It reminds me of the Shell Game. You know the one where the guy is on the street with the shells are the cards and flip them around, and you have to find he has a pea under the shell or, in cards the Queen of Hearts? You never really find the right shell or card? But, someone does, generally, this is an ‘associate’ of the person running the game.
What exactly does side hustle mean?
A side hustle is a means of making money alongside one’s main form of employment or income.
A ‘side hustle’ according to this definition, is an income supplement or part-time work. It can also apply to the replacement of a full-time income. Even with that definition, it still sounds sketchy to me. When you read about a ‘side hustle,’ please understand that while I may not like the term, working a full-time job and adding a part-time job into that is known as a side hustle as well.
Work from Home
Okay, a few of these are sketchy, and yet a few of them are quite true and Professional.
Many companies and Corporations are now using the ‘work from home contractor’ as it’s a fiscally viable option. The contractor often makes a good income, from home, all while saving the company money by cutting down on overhead expenses.
Top Work from Home Careers
This type of title is overused. Not just by the sketchier sites either. MLM’s often used this one, bait blog post titles, and yet it is used by the legitimate companies and corporations as well.
It scores high in search engines, but to get to the top, it’s all but impossible by using this term.
Bait Titles or Clickbait
These are often known as clickbait. Clickbait is quite common in social media. The basic concept of ‘click bait’ is to create a melodramatic title for an online article to manipulate people into clicking the link and reading the content.
I think there’s a difference between click bait and engaging post title. An engaging post title makes you want to read, and there’s good content regarding the post title. While many will disagree with me about clickbait as the definition changes per user; often, the title has nothing to do with the post. A good example of this is FREE MONEY!! and next thing you know you’re on a casino site.
As I reread this, it sounds like I am not keen on affiliate marketing terms. That’s not true I’m not crazy about the terms mentioned above.
When starting with affiliate marketing and continuing, you want to have engaging terms you want to have a conversation with your audience. You, dear reader, are my audience.
If I haven’t lost you at this point, I consider myself fortunate. Why do I want to have a conversation with someone I don’t know? Because I want to show you what it is I do, I want to tell you a story about what I do with affiliate marketing.
I don’t want to sell you a side Hustle, I want to teach you how to work from home, but I don’t want to employ you, and most of all, I don’t want to ‘click bait’ you. I want you to be familiar with the common terms that I did in my search to find a place to learn what I am currently doing app wealthy affiliate.
With, I think we have 1.5 million members, however, don’t quote me on that, that some do use some click bait, that is not my intention.
One of my favorite terms. This is where we converse, I tell the story, and maybe something resonates for you, or it makes perfect sense and you, but you want to ask me a question, do you leave a question and I answer it not just in my own words, but hopefully I can help find a link that will aid you in your answer.
I may ask you a question with the hope that you will answer and maybe guide me a little. Maybe you’re not as techno challenged like me and can help me figure out why my one website theme isn’t cooperating with me today… that’s another story, though.
One of the things that I like about being where I’m at with wealthy affiliate is Jaaxy. I can plug-in ideas blog post titles and choose the ones that I like, and score well, but it may not always be as popular as:
‘Side Hustle Work from Home!’
I don’t know if you noticed something else about my site there’s no flash. I don’t disagree with people who use the Flash; it’s just not who I am. At some point I may get a pop up on this site, but so far not yet! (Lack of Flash is part of my Rebellion)!!
Some things are on my list of things I need to get comfortable with, and that’s the other reason why I like Wealthy Affiliate. I can do what’s in my comfort zone and even break my comfort zone where applicable, but I don’t have to.
One of the things that I’m becoming more comfortable with is the Vlog. I’m planning on doing more of those based on posts I’ve already written, and I may go more direct with the Vlog.
Now I find that I am babbling and have decided to close this post with this:
What terms, or titles, make you uncomfortable when looking for an opportunity like working from home or online?
What are your favorite work from home ideas, or posts about? Blog? Vlog?
Have you thought of a Niche yet?
Leave your answers, or question in the comments section below! Can’t wait to hear from YOU!
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Have an Awesome Day!
Shaunna, The Laptop Rebel!