One of the biggest reasons why people fail or never even get started with their own business or making money online is because they fail to take immediate action. So many times I will hear from my blog readers that they are buying training courses and still never finding any success. Instead of focusing your time and efforts on trying to learn how and what is making money, you simply need to take immediate action and get a hands on experience.

In this post we are going to quickly shoot through 10 reasons why you need to start your own affiliate marketing journey today! Are you ready? Let’s go!

1.) Little to no investment.

Honestly, there is no other business that you can start from home and reach the whole wide world as your potential audience and customers.

2.) Domains are Under $10 a year

Domain names are the property of the internet. Secure your own domain name and build a web site for less than pennies per day. Get before someone else does.

3.) Creating a Blog is Free and Easy

Learning to blog is one of the best ways to get started. You can sign up for a free account at or, or setup your own hosting and run your own site.

4.) Work with Fortune 500 Companies and Brands You Love

Affiliates get instant access to some of the world’s most famous brands. Where else can you promote a product like Apple, Home Depot, Gap, Microsoft and more without being a huge marketer or business!

5.) Get Paid for Working From Home

The majority of independent affiliate marketers and bloggers are working from home. Start under your personal name, then if it gets serious, build a company of your own!

6.) Free Learning Tools Are Everywhere

No matter how you want to make money online, someone else is probably already doing it or it’s been written somewhere online as well. Forget paying for training or classes, learn from the top blogs and resources online.

7.) Get Paid to Write Articles

It’s ridiculously easy to make money online, you can even get started by writing articles for people online. Many web sites and affiliate marketers need new content for their sites. If you can type fast and write in perfect English, you can actually make a few hundred dollars a month by writing articles for other people.

8.) Meet with Your Favorite Marketers and Bloggers

Attend affiliate marketing conferences and events in your area and meet with all of the online marketers and bloggers you are already reading about. New York, Florida, California… where ever you live, there is an event going on in your area at some point during the year.

9.) So Many Different Ways to Make Money Online

Honestly, I can’t even mention all of the different ways to make money online. There is affiliate marketing, which is referral and commission based, but you can also make money by creating entertainment web sites, blogging site, offering consulting services… and even starting your own ecommerce site. The options are limitless.

10.) Traffic Sources are Everywhere

Just like there are a ton of ways to make money online, there are a ton of traffic sources as well. Everything from search engines, media buying, pop under advertising, software distribution and advertising on social networks. Take your pick!

11.) Target Your Audience Like Never Before

With social networking exploding and nearly a billion users on Facebook, it’s now easier than ever to target you exact audience. If you want to advertise to only 23 year old males who are single in California, it’s all possible through Facebook Ads.

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This post was written by Zac Johnson

To learn more about how to maximize revenue potential and build a successful blog, please visit my affiliate marketing blog at or follow me on Twitter @moneyreign.