Why Affiliate Marketing is the Best FIRST Business for Beginners!


– In this video I’m gonna
explain why affiliate marketing is the best first online
business to start with in 2018 if you have zero online
business experience. I’m gonna explain five
reasons why I believe that affiliate marketing is a
great way to enter the world of online business and entrepreneurship. Stay tuned. Hey, what is up guys,
ODi Productions here, and in this video we’re gonna follow a bit of a different format. I’m actually gonna present to you guys using this presentation
software on my computer. So, we’re gonna hop into the computer, and as you guys can see right here, why affiliate marketing is the best first online business to start with. This is what I wanna discuss today. And, I came up with five
really strong reasons why, if you are a beginner,
you have no experience with online business and
you wanna get started and you wanna jump into it, you wanna get into entrepreneurship, I think affiliate marketing is a really fantastic opportunity to get started with for these reasons. So, before we hop into the
video, I just wanna give you guys two huge updates. The first update, which
a lot of you guys will I think will be really excited
about is, first and foremost, I have actually just launched today my first free affiliate
marketing mini course, which is now live. The link is gonna be in
the description below, so you guys can sign up for that. It’ll take you to a
website, all you gotta do is put in your Email address,
you will get free access. You just need to confirm your Email, that’s all you need to do. And then, you can immediately
access the course, which is about, I think, two hours and it’s everything
you need to get started with affiliate marketing,
explains what it is, it explains the fundamentals
and it shows you how to start creating your first
affiliate marketing business. So, that’s live, I’m
really excited about that. Shout out to Dan Dasilva, who
has actually helped me out, because I’ve spoken with
him, he’s the real deal. We discussed business and Dan is, he’s a genius, he’s a ninja
with online business and sales, and his specialty happens to be Shopify, drop shipping, E-commerce. So, if you guys are interested in that, go check out Dan’s channel at Dan Dasilva, or his Instagram, which is @dandasilvaaa. He also is the founder of eCom Dudes, he’s the founder of that
brand, so check him out. Anyways, so that’s the first update, is the free mini course,
which is now live. It’s called Affiliate Marketing 101, by ODi Productions, yours truly. Now, the second update is, I’m
giving away a hundred dollars of Benjamin Franklin in this video. The rules are extremely simple, you don’t have to do too much, you don’t really have
to even leave YouTube. All you have to do is
subscribe to my YouTube channel and hit the notification bell. If you already are subscribed,
hit the notification bell and then, next, I want you to comment why you chose, or would
choose, affiliate marketing as your first online business, or as your preferred business model. I wanna hear your reasons
why in the comments below. And then, leave your Instagram username. Last step, follow me on Instagram. That’s it, you don’t need
to comment on any pictures, or anything like that,
or like any pictures. But you do need to like the video. So, make sure you hit that
like button and comment below. So, that’s it. I’m gonna PayPal a hundred
dollars to the winner, which I will announce in the
comments and on Instagram and in my next video, so yeah. Anyways, let’s jump into the
video for you guys today. Let me give you guys the five reasons why I think affiliate marketing is the best first online business to start. And, key word first,
so the first reason is it is so much easier
to sell other people’s and other company’s products and services than it is to sell your own. And, what I mean by this is, for example, Nike, Adidas, everyone
has heard of these brands and they have affiliate programs. And, it is so much easier
to sell someone on Nike or Adidas than it is on your own brand. If you were to start your
own clothing line today that no one’s heard of, no
one’s seen TV commercials, there’s no celebrities, no
athletes that wear your clothing or endorse your product,
it’s gonna be extremely hard to sell that at such
a mass volume or scale as it is to sell Nike or Adidas, which everyone and their
mother knows, Nike or Adidas, and is conditioned already
through all the marketing, all the TV ads, all
the millions of dollars that they’ve spent on marketing. It’s already ingrained in people’s heads, so all you have to do is
get in front of those people who want to buy Nike,
who want to buy Adidas, and become that middle man
and make money that way. So, first and foremost,
it’s so much easier to sell other people’s products and
services than it is your own. So, you don’t really
have to do as much work as if you’re starting a
brand from the ground up. Instead, you piggyback on other brands and you sell products that
are already being sold, that are already popular,
that are already best sellers. You just have to get in front of those customers who are looking to buy them. So, let’s move on to reason number two. So, with affiliate
marketing, one thing I love and is great for
beginners, is that there’s extremely low risk due
to the lack of overhead. So, what I mean by this is,
with affiliate marketing you don’t have to spend
on product expenses, so you don’t have to buy the product. You don’t have to ship it or distribute it or handle customer complaints or refunds or do much else than
promoting, selling, marketing. So, basically, affiliate
marketing you can start for free on YouTube, you can create
a YouTube channel for free. You can make videos for
free using your phone. There’s no cost to do
this, there’s no limit. And then, you can join Amazon Associates, which is the largest affiliate
program for free, as well, and start earning commissions today. So, that’s one reason why
I love affiliate marketing, is really low risk, low overhead. There’s no need to spend
thousands of dollars to get inventory or products
that may or may not sell. There’s no reason to pay any of these fees
or anything like that. So, the other way that you can pursue affiliate marketing is
creating your own website. Create a website with a custom domain. You can get this done
for less than 80 dollars. Actually, if you really stretch it, you can get web hosting
and a custom domain for less than 60 dollars
for an entire year. So, that’s all possible. That’s crazy to me, ’cause people, they see websites as this official thing, it’s like a business card
of our day and age in 2018. Having a website is basically like having a business card for your brand. And, people who have websites, immediately it seems a lot more legit than companies that don’t have a website. And, it doesn’t cost that much at all to create a custom website,
have that custom domain, whatever you want it to
be, ODiproductions.com, your name dot com, you
can buy that for literally 10, 12, 15 dollars for an entire
year, but yeah, that’s it. So, let’s move on to the third
reason, reason number three. And this one is so important, and is really, really the macro of things. If we take a step back, we
look at the big picture, one of the biggest reasons
why affiliate marketing is a great opportunity is
because you learn marketing and sales, which are two
of the most valuable skills in any business, period, offline, online, any business, you name it,
you need to know marketing, you need to know sales, or
else you’re not gonna sell. You’re not gonna make money. And, affiliate marketing, at its core, you take that second part,
marketing, that’s it. You learn how to market. And, some people, they talk
down on affiliate marketing, “You’re not really building
anything,” yada yada, but you’re actually
creating a very very very valuable skill set that you can
use for any online business. And, that actually touches
upon my next point, which I’m gonna bring up right here. Actually, it’s the fifth reason. But, first of all, let’s talk about reason number four,
which is passive income. So, once you build it up, it
can continue to earn money for months, if not years to
come while you can go ahead and focus on newer
businesses, newer ventures, or just focus on your passions
and do what you wanna do, live a life of financial freedom, and actually go after
what you wanna go after, whether that’s more
businesses, more profits, or whether that’s making music every day. Like, I happen to be doing these days, is going back into music production, which is what my first
passion, my first love is, which is making music, making
beats, especially hip hop. And now, I’m finally able to do that. I’m finally able to get all the equipment that I wanted to get, expensive speakers, I’m able to get whatever instruments, synths, buy any guitar I want. And, now I can just go after my passion and just make music all day, if I want to. So, that’s really important,
because if you build affiliate marketing business the right
way, it’s passive income. And, there’s nothing bad you
can say about passive income, because it’s checks every single month that you don’t have to work
for, that you don’t have to spend hours and trade your time for money, but, instead, you’re living
life like a retired person. You’re just collecting checks. So, if you build businesses,
affiliate marketing businesses the right way, they can continue
to earn money for so long, and I’ve done it for years. I have websites which I created two years ago that are
earning money today. And, I’m talking a lot, in terms of over a thousand dollars per day profit. So, it’s possible, it exists,
and if you build stuff the right way, then it can really make a huge impact on your
life and in the future. Now, the fifth and final
reason, which I touched upon earlier with reason number three, people, they say that affiliate
marketing you’re not really building anything and it’s kind of this get rich quick scammy type thing. But, really, I see affiliate
marketing as just a huge opportunity as a whole,
as a business model. It’s a business model, it’s not
really one thing or another, it’s literally a way that you do business, which is selling through referrals, selling through recommendations, selling by having affiliates, having people who you partner with, and that’s never gonna go out of style. Word-of-mouth marketing,
that will never die. In fact, that’s one of the
strongest forms of marketing in today’s day and age, and of all time. Now, reason number five,
I also want to talk about affiliate marketing and
how far you can take it. What are the limits? What’s the ceiling for
affiliate marketing? So, on this slide, you guys see
I put limitless scalability. So, whether your goal is just
to make $100,000 per year, or whether it’s to make
$100 million per year, it is achievable through affiliate marketing in one form or another. So, let me give you and example
of a billion-dollar company that, essentially, uses
affiliate marketing to earn their main income and revenue. This company is Credit Karma. So, CreditKarma.com, maybe you guys have seen the TV commercials. But, Credit Karma is a
website where you can sign up completely free, doesn’t cost anything. You can see your credit score. And, through this, through
the data that they collect, they are able to promote
different credit card offers and companies, and even
mortgages, auto loans, to you, based on your credit
score and other factors. Now, this, at its core
is affiliate marketing. It’s very simple, they
are not the product, they are not the credit
card company, Credit Karma. They don’t own the credit cards. But, instead, they promote
credit cards to people. And, they earn commission
on whether they give verified leads, whether they actually get people who sign up for these
credit cards and get approved and get a credit line of $2,000, $5,000, they are getting paid some way,
somehow, one way or another. And, a lot of the biggest
businesses these days do not own all the products or services. In fact, most of the
biggest businesses today are just middle men. And, I’m sure you’ve heard this before, how Uber, they don’t own any of the cars, they’re simply the middle men between the drivers and the customers. And then there’s Airbnb, they
don’t own the real estate, they just connect people who
have real estate listings or rooms for rent, and they
connect it with customers or lodgers who wanna stay there. So, again, affiliate
marketing, I have such a, I have different view
of affiliate marketing that’s not just confined to
just selling and promoting health supplements online or
something scammy like that. Instead, I see affiliate
marketing as such as large, large business model, that
it’s not something that you can really talk down upon, considering that it’s so effective, and it’s anywhere, it
can take you from zero to $100 million if you
wanna do it that way. So, that’s my five reasons. I hope you guys enjoyed this video. Thumbs up and comment if
you found the video useful. And, again, if you guys are
interested in signing up for that free mini course, link
is in the description below. Completely free sign-up, there’s no catch, no strings attached, and then Oh, and one last thing guys, I touched upon it earlier in this video, but I’m officially back
into music production. For those who don’t know, I got my start as a music producer. I produce hip hop beats, hip
hop and rap beats primarily. I can also do pop. And, I’ve sold hundreds of beats online, that was actually how I got my first start into entrepreneurship,
is selling beats online. And, I am back at it. I just wanna show you guys real
quick what I’m working with. I got my studio monitors right
here, as you guys can see. And, I got my MIDI keyboard, which I just picked up recently. So, I got the new set-up,
and I’m back to making beats. So, if you guys wanna check it out, this is my real passion, is music, it’s always been my passion. So, if you guys wanna
check out my portfolio, I’m gonna put a link in
the description below. I joined a website called BeatStars, which is basically the largest
online marketplace for beats. Primarily hip hop beats,
but they do everything. But, anyways, yeah,
that’s it for this video. So, I hope you guys enjoy it.

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