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I will be honest about working online. It isn't a piece of cake until you find THE right opportunity. I have been down winding trails, battered paths, and tripped in potholes along the way.

Now I walk the golden roads. The one thing that allowed me to achieve success is that I never gave up.

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Ralph Lyon
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Starting a Business with no Capital

Jul 7th 2010 at 6:13 AM

Starting a Business with no Capital

Affiliate marketing is the perfect business to start when you want to own your own business but you don’t have any funds for start-up capital.  Before the Internet, there was no such thing as starting a business with absolutely no up-front money or at least a hefty loan but those days are over and anyone can make money with affiliate marketing.

Participate for Free

There are thousands of affiliate programs, free to join, that pay handsome commissions to those who market their products.  Affiliates must apply to each individual program and wait for approval, which usually comes within a couple of days.  The affiliate program provides banners, ads, links, graphics, text, and other tools to help the affiliate succeed.  While most affiliate programs operate in much the same way, each affiliate program sets their own rate of commission along with the terms and conditions of the program.

Get Creative

While it’s true that some affiliate marketers pay for advertising, it is not absolutely necessary to do so.  At least not in the beginning, although you may decide to do so at some point.  The truth is, when you get started with affiliate marketing, there is so much to do to keep you busy and ways to make money without spending anything that you should spend some time learning the business before you incur any expenses.  That way, you can make sure that affiliate marketing is really for you without having had to spend any money.

No Inventory

You can sell almost any product through affiliate marketing and never have to worry about having to buy, store, or ship inventory.  In fact, even people who wouldn’t dream of being a salesperson in the brick and mortar world promote products through affiliate marketing because it isn’t like you’re pestering anyone to buy your products.  Because each product you promote has its own link to track your sales, you can literally make money while you are sleeping and never have to touch a product!

Have a Computer?

If you have a computer and access to the Internet, you already have all the tools you need to become an affiliate marketer.  Since affiliate marketing is vastly different from sales in the brick and mortar world, you can be successful even if you have no prior sales experience.  You will need Internet savvy and a willingness to learn but all the tools an affiliate marketer needs is literally at your fingertips via the Internet.  While you are likely to come across many products for sale that are targeted to affiliates, it is not necessary to make any purchases whatsoever to get started as an affiliate marketer.

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Aug 7th 2010 at 10:20 AM by ChuckBartok
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