Is Affiliate Marketing A Business?

Is affiliate marketing a business? Is the Horizon horizontal? Is the Pope Catholic?

Answer; Absolutely…. Read all about it here.


Do you like to shop online?

Do you search Google and Bing for information?

Do you compare online reviews of products before you buy?

Do you have favorite ‘go to’ websites about your passions and hobbies?

Do you use the internet to study courses and learn new skills?

Do you surf the web for fun?

Every time you go online,

you are exposed to affiliate marketing.

The people behind your favorite websites are in the affiliate marketing business. Their mission is to help you find what you are searching for… a solution to a problem, the best tool for a job, the cheapest, or best.

No matter how random or obscure your interests are, there is a niche website to help you find your happy zone. The best affiliate marketers are so skilled at their job, you don’t even know they are there!

Affiliate Marketing is just like any other business. They have operating procedures, schedules and overheads, profits and losses, taxes and deductions. Affiliates are mostly solo entrepreneurs who have learned how to make money with websites. Their earnings are performance based and are calculated by commission on sales.

Affiliate Marketing is a unique business model.

AM requires no stock and storage, no shop front with associated costs and no physical product to sell.

Affiliate Marketing business sells other people’s stuff. Within the pages of an affiliate’s website are links to help you find the right products or services.

The costs involved in affiliate marketing are quite low compared to other businesses, making it a very low risk investment. The opportunity exists to create multi income streams with many affiliate connections and multiple websites.

Big name brands and global companies run affiliate programs.

Have you heard of Olympus, Mattel, Walmart, Microsoft, Amazon, Ebay, David Jones, Country Road, Myer, Net-a-Porter, Burberry, Liberty London and ASOS. They all operate affiliate programs. Anyone with an appropriate website can join and there are thousands of other brands who welcome affiliates to promote their products.

How large is the affiliate marketing industry?

$3billion US was the reported income through affiliate marketing in 2016.  This figure is set to explode to $6.8 billion over the next five years.

Ritoban Chakrabarti ( an Entrepreneur, Movie buff, Travel freak and freedom fanatic)  has created this fabulous infographic to summarise the Evolution of Affiliate Marketing.
Is affiliate marketing a business


Want to learn how to be a successful affiliate marketer?

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Go well from Janelle,

Founder of The Cashed Up    Where You Can Earn Your Freedom Online

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  1. Eddie S Warner said:

    I like the site! Very nice graphics…do you draw? That is so cool. I am glad there are some honest people doing affiliate marketing. I like Wealthy Affiliate, and I get so mad at those money funnel people. Sorry, but I think they are mean. If you want to suck money out of peoples hands at the register, I don’t want to learn from you. I work out here with these people. At least Wealthy Affiliate is honest money!

    November 22, 2016
    • Janelle B.M. said:

      thanks. Yes I am an artist too.

      November 23, 2016
  2. Jaylin said:

    Affiliate Marketing, ironically doesn’t really sound like marketing much at all when I really think about it. Well at least not marketing in the traditional sense or way that people think of, like with ads and things like that for example. I think most people think that selling any product other than your own is working for someone else, but affiliate marketing is different. You don’t really have to respond to anyone else or to anyone’s schedule other than your own. That’s what I love about it. All the same though, it’s a lot harder than it sounds.

    November 26, 2016
    • Janelle B.M. said:

      yes. It takes a lot of effort to get the wheels turning in this business. You have to build a foundation first.

      November 27, 2016
  3. Alisha said:

    I recently came to know about this affiliate marketing stuff. I was looking for more information about affiliate marketing and is it a sustainable business model or not. Thanks for this very informative blog. It has cleared my doubt about affiliate marketing and surprised me to know that how profitable it is. Thank you again

    December 6, 2016
    • Janelle B.M. said:

      Please understand that nothing is guaranteed unless you put in the work yourself. The results shown i this article are typical for those who acknowledge affiliate marketing is a business that needs to be worked on, just like any other real business.

      Thanks for stopping by to let me know your thoughts. J

      December 7, 2016

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