2016 officially marks the 20th anniversary of affiliate marketing and in that time it has literally changed millions of people’s lives for the better.
I know It has definitely changed my life and I don’t know where I would be, or what I would be doing for a living if I hadn’t discovered it when I did.
I’m forever grateful to the top notch training and sensational help and support that I’ve got from Wealthy Affiliate and if it wasn’t for them I would probably still be working a 9-5 J.O.B and living from paycheck to paycheck.
I now make a full time living from the comfort of my home and I now no longer regret Monday mornings like I used to.
As a matter of fact, I actually look forward to Mondays now. Why? This is due to the simple fact that I no longer have to trade hours for money and I get to do something that I actually love for a change.
Ever since I discovered affiliate marketing over 3 years ago, I have wanted to share how it works with other people and help them become a successful affiliate marketer just like I am today.
Within the following post, I’m going to show you 7 absolutely brilliant ways that this business model can totally change your life.
1.Unlimited Income Streams
Many people may not know this but when you get started in affiliate marketing you have unlimited potential for growth and you can literally make as much money as you want.
With a 9-5 J.O.B, your boss dictates how much you make and you have very little potential to grow with the company. Is that any way to live your life?
Once you get your business established and start getting noticed you’ll have the opportunity to create a partnership with many well known online retailers and get paid for simply advertising their products.
Based on my own personal experience, I have created many partnerships with different online retailers which have empowered me to go on and create multiple sources of income for myself.
You got to admit that if you received multiple checks from a variety of companies this is bound to change your life wouldn’t you agree?
I have personally received checks and bank deposits from Amazon, Clickbank, Elegant Themes, Wealthy Affiliate, Jaaxy, and Aweber just to name a few and this has really changed my life in quite a few ways.
2.You Get The Chance To Help Other People
It shouldn’t be all about making money and what I like about this business the most is that I get to help other people out and provide them with a solution to their problems.
I have always had a burning desire to help people and once I found out that my online career revolved around this, I knew that this was the perfect business for me.
As an affiliate marketer, you’re going to meet a lot of people who share some of the same interests as you.
These people will likely turn to the internet to get some answers to their questions and someone else’s opinion on a product before making a purchase.
When’s the last time you bought something online and Googled reviews before buying it?
By doing something as simple as writing product reviews you’ll be helping other people get the answers they’re looking for about a particular product before deciding whether they should purchase it or not.
You can get paid for making a difference in people’s lives by recommending products that you are passionate about and answering their questions about these products. At the end of the day, it’s a win-win situation for everyone.
3.You Get To Meet New People And Make New Friends
This has got to be one of the most rewarding experiences that come with affiliate marketing.
I have met so many amazing people and have made lots of new friends in my internet quest over the last 3 years.
As you can see that’s me on the left there and I’m hanging out & partying with my friends from Wealthy Affiliate, the affiliate marketing training center that I’m a member of.
From left to right it’s yours truly lol Alex, Nathaniell, & Steve.
Probably one of the most amazing experiences that I’ve had so far was when I got invited to the Super Affiliate Conference in Las Vegas this past year.
I got to hang out and party with some of the coolest and most laid-back people that I’ve ever met in my entire life.
I also got to meet my good buddy John Cruz who I’ve been talking to on Facebook for over 3 years now in person which truly was amazing.
This 1 trip has really changed my life and has given me a whole new outlook on the affiliate marketing world and how I personally connect with people.
4. Gives You The Freedom To Travel The World
This happens to be something else that I’m extremely passionate about and something that I never got to do much of when I was working a 9-5 job.
One of the main reasons why was simply because after I paid the bills, put food on the table, and bought the necessities that I needed out of my paycheck, I was usually broke and never could save money for a vacation.
In the time that I’ve been working online, I’ve been able to take many vacations and travel a whole lot more than I ever have in my whole life.
You also don’t need to ask permission from your boss and you are no longer limited to 2 weeks a year like you are at a traditional job.
Do you like to travel?
If you do and you don’t seem to ever have enough time to travel then affiliate marketing could be what’s missing in your life.
Another thing that I really like about this is that you can literally work your business from anywhere in the world as long as you have an internet connection. That in itself is life changing to me.
5.It Opens Your Mind
Unlike a traditional labor job where you’ll be required to perform physical labor, affiliate marketing requires a lot of thinking and using your brain.
When you first get started you may feel like your brain is going to explode and when I first started I felt the same way.
You’ll also likely suffer from information overload, but this is only part of the learning curve and once you get past this stage you’re in for a mind blowing experience.
Affiliate marketing allows you to open your mind and think of things in an entirely new spectrum
Not only will this expand your brain, it will also help you mentally and emotionally.
6.Saves You Money On Child Care
If you have kids, then you know that trying to work 40 hours a week and find a babysitter that you can trust and that fits into your budget can be challenging.
I don’t have any kids of my own but many of my close friends struggle with this on a day to day basis so I know how bad this can be.
Since this can be done from the comfort of your home you’ll no longer need to worry about the hassle of finding a babysitter and you’ll save a ton of money in the process.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could work from home and get to spend more time with your kids at the same time?
It’s like having a bring your child to work day every day! The money you save on childcare could be used for a variety of different things to help enhance your lifestyle.
7. Allows You To Live A More Stress Free Life
Now I’m not going to sit here and tell you that once you work from home that you will no longer have any problems or that this business doesn’t come with its share of problems because I would be lying if I did.
However, you won’t have to stress over how you’re going to pay your bills or how to provide for your family.
In the past 3 years that I’ve been involved in the online world, I’ve found that paying my bills and putting food on the table has been a whole lot easier than it used to be when I worked a traditional job.
Obviously, this will require lots of hard work on your part and you won’t start making money as soon as you join.
I still get stressed out from time to time but this is no comparison to the amount of stress I had to deal with when I was working a job.
Affiliate Marketing Is A Way Of Life
Personally, for me, this has been a life-changing experience for me and I still have to pinch myself from time to time to make sure I’m not dreaming lol.
But seriously guys, if you’re sick of living paycheck to paycheck and barely making ends meet then and you would rather live life the way it was meant to be lived you seriously should consider switching careers.
Affiliate marketing can provide you with the life of your dreams. If you can dream it, it’s definitely possible as long as you’re willing to shed the blood, sweat, and, tears to make it in this industry and come out on top.
If you are looking for an easy way out and aren’t willing to work hard at this then this opportunity isn’t for you and you would probably be better off sticking with your 9-5.
However, if you are a hard worker and willing to work hard and learn something that most people won’t then you could have a really bright future ahead of you.
Instead of working to live you’ll be living to work and build the lifestyle that you want instead of settling for a mediocre lifestyle that comes with working a 9-5.
I really hope this article has inspired you guys and has given you an inside look at the lifestyle that could await you if you’re willing to work hard towards it.
Are you currently an affiliate marketer who would like to share your story about how this has changed your life? I would love to hear all about it and I’m sure other people would as well.
Leave your story in the comments below and I’ll get back to you A.S.A.P with a reply.
Cheers & Happy 4th Of July Everyone!
~Your Friend, Scott~