There are actually many benefits of being an affiliate
member of an Internet program. One of the primary benefits
when you are new to Internet marketing, is the fact that the
program handles the customer service for your prospects and
All you really need to do as an affiliate is marketing and
advertising; and then eventually to collect your
commissions. The program will handle any questions the
prospect might have pre-sale, perhaps to determine the
suitability or some issue that may be stopping them from
joining. As well, during the application process there can
be problems or issues that need to be resolved before the
person can proceed.
Internet marketing is not exactly like ‘network marketing’
where there is necessarily phone or other personal contact
with prospects or even customers – it may be only an
impersonal email that you sent out to a list of addresses
that has piqued the person’s interest and now they are
doing some research with the links you provided. Usually
only if a person replies to the email and asks you to phone
them would you have any reason to call them (and then you
should, as soon as possible, or at least respond to their
email right away if they live in a foreign country or it
would be a call with long-distance charges).
Some people would naturally feel uncomfortable making claims
or answering questions when they are new themselves – and
again this is where the program is thankfully in the
driver’s seat. Feel free to refer anyone who inquires
about the program directly to the program’s customer
service link or helpdesk. This is always best unless you
are really experienced with that program and/or Internet
marketing in general if applicable.
When you are writing content for your blog, article, or
other advertising, you definitely shouldn’t lie or say that
you have had achievements that you have not had time to
reach yet. You can definitely, however, refer to those
people that have. Being able to quote an expert, and even to
share proof, such as a link to an income statement or other
published statistics gives what you are saying much more
power than just an opinion.
Another valuable benefit of being an affiliate is that the
affiliate program provides images and graphics that you can
use, such as banners, sales pages, squeeze pages, and
content (messages, etc). You can save a ton of money and/or
maybe years of time you would have to spend to create those
yourself. This is not to even mention how difficult it
would be for you to create your own product or service to
The affiliate program has paid for everything and they are
willing to share it with you in exchange for your membership
fees as well as the advertising you will do to promote them.
It’s a great arrangement for everyone concerned, so don’t
begrudge them, because you are getting a good deal and if
you merely apply yourself the same as you would with a job,
it is possible for your to earn a good income.
Of course if you have goals that include creating your own
program and product you can work toward that while you gain
experience and skill as an affiliate and perhaps earn some
operating money for your dream business if you are able to
save it rather than spend it right now.