Affiliate Marketers do not have an age bracket. One of the other zero to low-cost business branches you can pursue is affiliate marketing. This easy business model can be done quickly and easily. You can target one niche or a whole slew of them if you want to.
Just don’t spread yourself too thin. An affiliate marketer is kind of like the middle man between a seller and a buyer. When the buyer has hesitation, they seek out the advice of others – which is where you come in.
You have the opportunity to promote products that people have delivered to their homes. Things like small home appliances, beauty supplies, health products, golf clubs, survival supplies, camping gear and more are all things you can earn a commission off of as an affiliate.
Consumers also order a lot of digital products online. Instead of heading down to their local barned and Noble, they’ll find an eBook online that meets their needs and pay for it directly.
So you can be an affiliate for courses on weight loss and fitness, gardening, relationships, survival prepping and much more. The commissions are generally higher for this type of product than they are for tangibles, too.
As an affiliate, you can start promoting on sites like YouTube or Facebook. But you may want to spend a tiny bit of money for a domain and hosting (which averages out to about $7 a month) and launch an affiliate blog instead.
That way, you can add more social media sites and apps where you send followers to your blog to read an entire article that’s populated with your affiliate links. Try using things like Tik Tok, Instagram, and Pinterest for this purpose.
Affiliate Marketers Can Launch Their Own Info Products too.
If you have a way to put up a sales page, such as a web domain of your own, then that’s all you need to create an info product of your own. These sell at higher price points than a typical non-fiction paperback on Amazon.
Instead, you’ll create an eBook file (or videos or a hybrid mix of the two) and list it for sale on a platform that lets people launch info products. Try sites like ClickBank, Warrior Plus, and JV Zoo.
You’ll be able to recruit affiliates from sites like this who are interested in earning 50% commission in exchange for every sale they send your way. Many affiliates have anywhere from 10,000 to over 100,000 subscribers, so if you approach the right people, you might spend very little to get a nice return in profits.
There are also other platforms, like Udemy, where you can launch your info courses for the paying public. Here, you can create a line of products. For example, if you have a lot of knowledge about pet care, or dogs in particular, you can create a line of info products for topics like how to train your dog or how to properly take care of your dog.
There is no upfront fee to create and host your courses on Udemy. So for those on a budget, this is an attractive way to get started building your brand. They make their money from revenue sharing, so they take a percentage of the sale instead.
For seniors, wanting to create an online business of their own should not be a harrowing experience or financial burden. You may have already lost money paying spammers who took advantage of your motivation and determination.
But it’s not too late to get on the right path. Take control of your future and start with some zero to low-cost entrepreneurial options and build on your business from there. You can always reinvest a portion of your profits if you want to level up or outsource anything.
When you’re introduced to new business models or tools, before you buy, ask yourself if there’s a simple low or no-cost way to do the same thing. For example, if you want to make screen capture recordings of a presentation, you don’t have to buy Camtasia – you can use the freeware version called CamStudio instead.