Is Affiliate Marketing Dead? What’s The Future For Affiliate Marketing?

Pretty darn good, if you ask me!

As long as people are experiencing problems and affiliate marketers are there to put the solution smack bang right in front of them, there’s no stopping this bus.

Last when I checked, people did not seem to be experiencing a lesser number of problems – in fact it seems as if their problems are just increasing day by day, which means we, as affiliate marketers, get the opportunity to present to them the solution to their problems.

It’s a beautiful thing, like a sunset over the Serengeti, a corn field in the full moon or your ex moving out of your apartment…

So Many Problems, So Many Solutions

You know, there are over 3 billion people looking for something on the internet on a daily basis.

This could be a specific product, a specific service of some kind, it could be entertainment, it could be to find a partner, it could be any other damn thing, the bottom line is that all of these people are looking for some kind of a solution to some kind of ‘problem’ they are experiencing.

Enter affiliate marketers…

Why?

Because who will be offering these products, services or solutions?

Those who come up with the products, services or solutions of course.

But the problem is, these owners of said products, services and solutions can only offer solutions in their specific niche – that which they are good at, and these owners are mostly one trick ponies, catering solutions for one specific problem at a time.

Affiliate marketers, on the other hand, can promote as many products, services and solutions as they wish, making the scope of entry into this humongous market very broad for themselves.

Plus they have the added bonus of not worrying about developing a product that will solve a problem themselves – they simply need to bring the problems together with the solutions, offered by those who developed the product…

Like I said…an absolute thing of beauty!

So who’s YOUR daddy?

Things Are Constantly Changing

Since the dawn of the internet and the resulting birth of affiliate marketing, the actual model whereby affiliate marketing was done, the ‘how to’ has undergone many changes, and that is another plus point for affiliate marketing – it is highly flexible, capable to adapt to the ever changing landscape of the internet beast.

Things are always changing on the internet and you bet your granny’s dentures this trend will continue.

Many changes in the way affiliate marketing is done, will certainly come in future as the internet keeps on evolving, so there is no guarantee that the same methods that are used successfully in affiliate marketing today will be similarly effective in future…

Currently, developing a niche site and becoming an ‘authority’ in that niche with a content-loaded site is the way to go.

I personally can see this changing in future with more and more emphasis being placed on video.

So as I said, there’s no guarantee that the actual method of doing affiliate marketing will remain the same indefinitely.

And that is a bitch…a BIG one!

Because how would you know what changes to make where and when?

Not To Worry

Yip, definitely a bitch and perhaps the greatest draw-back for aspiring affiliate marketers, but fear not boys and girls because even this ‘challenge’ can be overcome…

My solution to this  problem is to NOT tackle affiliate marketing as a solo artist.

There are just too many variables to be taken into consideration these days for one person to handle effectively…those days are over, unless you are an internet junkie glued to your PC screen 24/7.

So if tackling affiliate marketing on your own is not a good idea, what should one do then?

Well, one should join an established and extremely reputable training provider who has the resources and know-how that will keep them ahead of the pack.

One such training provider is of course, Wealthy Affiliate.

Joining them will ensure that you always receive the latest training in the latest trends of affiliate marketing, ensuring that you do not waste time and effort with you campaigns.

On top of this, you will become part of a crazy supportive community against whom you can bounce your ideas and get valuable feedback from – really a fantastic experience!

On the other hand, if you feel that you have the necessary know-how and you are capable to move with the changing trends, then, by all means, go solo.

For the rest of us who are also working a day-job, joining a group makes perfect sense.

Whatever your decision is, you will never make a mistake by taking up affiliate marketing.

It is by far the number one method of producing excellent income on the internet.

Elsewhere on this site, I have written about various other ways to make a quick buck online, but if you are looking for serious money, this is the way to go, no doubt about it.

If you want to know more about Wealthy Affiliate, you’re welcome to take a look at my review of them here.

If you know similar good training providers, drop me a comment below. I’d love to hear from you!

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