If you want to get into affiliate marketing starting now but are worried if it is still worthwhile, it's okay. It's a question a lot of people ask. Don't worry. Affiliate marketing in 2019 is still profitable.
Affiliate marketing adds a lot of value to the marketplace, online commerce is expanding, and more and more people are using the internet every day. That means you can make money with affiliate marketing.
One reason you might think that you won't is that many people don't do affiliate marketing well. They fail at it. But you can do it better and succeed.
Remember, affiliate marketing will always be profitable.
That's because it adds value.
You can make money by providing value to your audience. You help companies sell more products and services. The consumer gets what they want, the firm gets paid and you make money by connecting the two.
But first people have to trust you. Consumers have to trust that you are giving them valuable advice. By being honest in your reviews, and not just peddling everything online, you can build up that trust. Once that's there, people will click your affiliate links and you'll get commission out of it.
The more trust people have in you, the more money you will make. That is the most important thing about affiliate marketing.
There will always be things to sell as well. Online commerce is growing and by 2040 95% of purchases will be done online. Right now it only accounts for 13.7% of retail purchases. Now is a good time to start to build trust as ecommerce continues to boom.
Online commerce is growing because more and more people are connecting to the internet every year. In 2017, less than half the world was online. There's a lot of room for growth and new audiences. That's even leaving out how many more people are being born as well.
With that in mind, it's time to turn to how to give yourself the best chance of success.
Most people fail at affiliate marketing. It is not easy to build trust with strangers. You have to consistently add value. It's hard work, but it will be worth it.
Most affiliate marketers struggle with getting traffic and converting traffic to sales.
People quit because they don't give enough time for their blog or social media account to grow. Early struggles can be off putting. Persist!
Even then it can be a struggle to turn views into clicks. People won't just instantly click your links when they first see your content. It takes time to build trust with your audience. You have to attract people who are interested in what you are doing and how you are doing it. The right match between content creator and audience will lead to clicks. Again, you have to be persistent.
There are ways to grow traffic and clicks, which I've laid out for you here.
Keep going and you will be rewarded.