The best business to start in 2019

 

The best business to start in 2019

Hands down the best business to start in 2019

I spend some time on Quora, a platform where people ask questions and others provide answers. Whilst some of the questions are quite obscure and fascinating, and if i’m not careful I’d be led into the path of the wierd and wonderful, the questions that I consistently see appearing in my feed are:

“What is the best business to start from home”?

“What is the best business to start with no money?”

“What is the best business to start online?”

“What is the best business to start by myself?”

And I find myself responding in the same way to all of the above questions. In my mind, it is simple.

There IS a way you can start your own business (that belongs to you and not someone else) from your own home, by yourself, for very little money.

The answer is AFFILIATE MARKETING.

Online sales have never been bigger. I want you to understand how big online shopping is to appreciate how lucrative affiliate marketing can be. Let’s take a look just at this past Black Friday weekend of sales in the United States alone.

Are you ready?

Black Friday, November 23 2018, saw a total of $6.2 billion in sales. The predicted sales were $5.9 billion. Year on year growth was 23.6% from 2017.

Cyber Monday 2018 hit $7.9 billion in sales yesterday, a 19.3% year on year increase from 2017. It was the biggest online shopping day in U.S. history.

Black Friday 2018 online sales - WOW!

 

I know, right?

Consumers are more and more comfortable buying online. Retailers are strengthening and expanding their affiliate programs so that affiliate marketers can market their products on their behalf, allowing them to slash their advertising budgets. The really successful retailers are those embracing the online world and creating lucrative affiliate programs, rewarding those affiliate marketers who do the heavy lifting for them.

 

How affiliate marketing works

If you don’t know how affiliate marketing works, the concept is straight forward.

This diagram illustrates it beautifully:

 

Basically, a customer does an online search for a product, or sees something on social media that entices them to click on a link. They end up at your site. They see the content and product that enticed them to your site, and they click on it. The customer goes to the website that actually sells the product – this could be any site that you link to that you are an affiliate of, such as Amazon, Walmart or any other affiliate site – there are literally thousands of sites that have affiliate programs. The customer purchases the product, and you make a percentage of money from the sale as the affiliate.

The idea is that this process is on repeat, 24/7, with products continually sold as a result of people visiting your website.

You never have to purchase the product, or ship it. You don’t need to handle any of that.

 

The opportunity is out there

There are 3.75 BILLION people online as of 2018. These people are your audience, and they are searching for things all the time.

They are looking for information, solutions to problems and to buy stuff. That is where you, as an affilate marketer, come in with your website and help these audiences by offering them information about what they are looking for. You will be helping these people, and you earn revenue in the process.

Anyone can do this. I mean ANYONE.

I’d never built a website before. It never even occurred to me that it was something that I could do. That wasn’t my background at all. Yet here we are!!

The steps are simple:

 

 

If you don’t know where to start, that’s OK.  Click here to see how I learnt how to build an online career:

 

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Act now for the best business to start from home

Tap into the fastest growing business platform in the world, the Internet. With affiliate marketing, you can capitalize on any idea, interest, or passion that you have. No experience necessary, no product required. Turn your love of something into a lucrative business.

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The sky truly is the limit for us as affiliate marketers. The potential is infinite.

Got questions? I’m always happy to help. Drop me a note below and let’s get the conversation started.

14 Comments


  1. I could not have agreed more, affiliate marketing is really promising if you can dedicate more time and effort, I believe you can be making 4 figures a month. But this is not easy because you will need to generate traffic to your site which can take a very long time. I started affiliate marketing in 2012, at first everything was slow but I picked up has at now I am making $5000 a month from affiliate marketing.

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    1. Hi Oloyede, thanks for sharing your story here. I agree that it does lots of work, dedication, time and effort to get up and running properly. It is important for people embarking on the affiliate marketing journey to realise it isn’t a quick money making exercise, it does require dedication. Organic traffic only starts when the site begins to gain authority, and that takes time.
      I’m so pleased you’ve stuck at it, and sounds like you’re doing absolutely great! Well done to you!
      All the very best.
      Cheers
      Melissa

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  2. Crazy Cyber Monday overruled Black Friday. Wow, just WOW! 

    Where I live, these ‘shopping days’ are introduced, just since a few years. Cannot wait what will happen in the years ahead of us.

    Affiliate marketing is indeed STILL big business. 

    That’s why I love it so much. Be your own boss and see hard work result in better income, month after month!

    This year I started doing affiliate marketing again after a long layoff. My desire is back and therefore I went premium on Wealthy Affiliate last week, after years of being a free WA member.

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    1. Hi Reader39, affiliate marketing will only get bigger too. The way we’re heading is more and more online, and that is the only way many brick and mortar stores are surviving, through their increasing online efforts.
      So glad to hear you went premium at Wealthy Affiliate, that’s great news!
      All the very best to you.
      Cheers
      Melissa

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  3. Hello dear Melisa. Great post showing my favorite way to make money online. I love Affiliate Marketing and I would advise my favorite friends to start an Affiliate Marketing Business. It has the capability of making one a full time income, escape the rat race, have time for yourself and family, travel around the world for vacations, get your favourite cars and houses etc. The best time to start is now.

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    1. Hi Eazzy,
      I agree 100%! The time is now!! I wish I’d discovered affiliate marketing sooner.
      All the very best to you.
      Cheers
      Melissa

      Reply

  4. Hi,

    So if I understand correctly, with affiliate marketing you don’t need any inventory.  People buy stuff on the company’s website and the “affiliate” gets a commission through a link. But how do I obtain one of those links you talk about from Walmart or Amazon?  Is it a long process and do we have to apply for one?

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    1. Hi Denis,
      Correct, with affiliate marketing you don’t need any inventory. You don’t worry about any of that stuff. Just google amazon affiliate program, or walmart affiliate program, (or whatever company whose products you want to sell), and each individual site will tell you how to sign up to be an affiliate. Each product you want to sell will generate a unique affiliate link for you. It’s typically a very straightforward process, and should always be free. Some sites like to see your site first, so that’s something to consider when you’re just starting out.
      Denis, have a look through Wealthy Affiliate. It’s completely free to have a look, to do some starter training, and set up a siterubix website. It will give you an idea as to whether it might work for you. If you love it (like I did!) you can sign up for more extensive training and resources, and you also purchase your own domains to be hosted by them too.
      I wish you all the very best.
      Cheers
      Melissa

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  5. There are two Internet Business model that I truly love. The first being Affiliate Marketing and the second being drop shipping. I remembered storming Google severally for genuine ways to make money online and I learnt a lot about those two methods. What I love most about Affiliate Marketing is the ability to give us monthly recurring income. That’s fantastic for me.

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    1. Hi Vwegba, I love affiliate marketing too. Passive income is the best! All the very best to you.
      Cheers
      Melissa

      Reply

  6. Hey Melissa,

    Great article and l certainly agreed that affiliate marketing is one of the most lucrative business to start at home with very little of capital or none. 

    I have started an online business several months ago but the sale is a bit slow, would seek your kind advice how to improve my website traffic and increase conversion. Further how Wealthy Affiliate can helps me with my online business.

    Warmest regards

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    1. Hey Zayn,
      Thanks for visiting my site. Wealthy Affiliate could certainly help you with all of the training they have available. They will teach you how to drive traffic to your site using SEO techniques, and have an excellent integrated keyword search tool that really helps. I recommend you check it out for yourself, and see what you think. You can sign up for a free membership to test it all out to see what you think. It’s a great way to see if you think it might work for you.
      I wish you all the best.
      Cheers
      Melissa

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  7. I agree with you that the best Business to do online is Affiliate Marketing. Although one can make good amount of money from it, it’s usually not easy to start making the money. Wealthy Affiliate is proven to make the process easier. The secret is first learn the required skills that are needed before thinking about earning.

    I guess I’m lucky to stumble on Wealthy Affiliate on time.

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    1. Hi Barry, I agree. Whilst it isn’t easy/quick to start making money, Wealthy Affiliate teaches you how to do it from the ground up, making the process easier. Their training is second to none. I’m glad I found Wealthy Affiliate too!
      All the best to you.
      Cheers
      Melissa

      Reply

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