Internet affiliate marketing is one good way to start a business online, but what if you don’t have enough capital, or time, or other resources to set off and become a professional affiliate immediately? Well, there are other means to get there eventually. For people who have their regular day jobs transitioning from that to pure internet marketing is a rather long tedious process.
So then, if not through internet affiliate marketing, how can you start a business online without immediately leaving your nine to five? The answer is one of the innovations brought about by the World Wide Web that almost everyone has: a blog. A blog can be made into a powerful income generating tool; in fact, there are people who make a living solely through blogging. As a transitory course to a professional affiliate marketing career, you can start a business online with blogging as a marketing tool and get ad banners and paid links from affiliates or partners, getting a percentage from the proceeds of every sale you helped make. Just like that, with a mere blog, you’re already a part-time affiliate.
Of course hand in hand with this plan of action is making your blog marketable-meaning Search Engine Optimization comes into play, if nothing else. Well, if you already maintain the quality of your blog every time you update it then it would be a lighter task to make it more appealing and marketable to readers. And when you finally become a full time affiliate, you don’t need to discard your marketing blog, as most professional affiliates use blogs to market goods and services too, sometimes even hiring bloggers.