Freelancing as a career, is in my mind one of the best ways to earn a living. You get to follow your passion and work for yourself. You choose when and where you work and how much you work. The downside to freelance work is of course you can’t always choose whether you actually have work or not. A freelancer is someone who works for themselves. They get piece work which is often sporadic. However, if you have multiple sources of income, you can subsidize your income from various sources.
Freelancing As A Career – Affiliate Marketing
As a freelancer I work sporadically doing short term contracts. When I’m not working however, which can be over long periods of time, I work as an affiliate marketer. An affiliate can earn money by referring people to products and services online. They can earn up to 50% and above on digital online products. Digital products don’t require any postage or servicing and can be accessed online. As a result they make the perfect products for an affiliate to promote.
Promoting affiliate products online is a great way to supplement income from other sources and eventually completely replace your existing income. It is also probably one of the most flexible careers available and can be worked at online from a laptop anywhere given an internet connection.
Choosing The Best Products To Promote
The best products to promote as an affiliate will depend on your individual interests and skills. You can pick products which tie in with your other skills and knowledge. However, the most lucrative products to sell are those with:
- High ticket commissions
- Monthly Memberships
- Build in sales team
- Up-sells which you get commissions for
- Multi-level commissions
Starting Out As An Affiliate Marketer
An education in affiliate marketing can lead to several spin off career choices. I spent a lot of time learning affiliate marketing, SEO (search engine optimisation), online advertising and many more elements of affiliate marketing. It led to a full time job at one point for an airport parking company. But affiliate marketing can also mean you never have to work for anyone else again! Although not everyone who sets out to become an affiliate marketer continues with it, for those who do, they have a flexible income for life which is completely independent of an employer. If freelancing as a career appeals to you, then affiliate marketing will too.
In many ways affiliate marketing is even better than freelancing because it allows you to make commissions which you sleep for work you have done previously.
Affiliate Commissions While You Sleep!
There’s nothing as rewarding than seeing an nice affiliate commission come in when you are away from your computer. Seeing your business work in a passive way is probably the best thing about affiliate marketing. The ability to scale up your business is another huge benefit of owning an affiliate marketing business. When you freelance, you still have to put in the hours. Once you finish you are no longer paid. If you stop working you are no longer paid. Affiliate marketing is different because you can continue to be paid for work you have done previously.
How This Works
Once you have done the work in setting up your website, you can continue to get subscribers to your emails on autopilot. See autopilot income system. An autoresponder is used to communicate with your subscribers, give value and promote and sell products. As people are added to your email list on autopilot, your business continues to run even when you are not working on it. It makes it the perfect freelancing business.
Part Time Or Full Time
An online business can also be built around existing commitments making it a very flexible career alternative. You can start part time or full time and put as much time and money into it as you wish. Of course you get out what you put in in terms of success. The more you can give to your online business the faster it will grow.
Access this training and get started straight away with an online business. You will also access a digital business lounge with all the tools, software and coaches you will need. Follow this link for a free video series.