These days, building a scalable business is becoming even more important than building an ultra-large business. With the ideas of Tim Ferriss’ ‘Four Hour Workweek’ spreading further and further, more and more people are looking to create a lifestyle that doesn’t revolve around work and instead create an income that revolves around their lifestyle. With online entrepreneurship and marketing, this is a reality. However, the field of affiliate marketing can often be one that bogs marketers down in details and trivialities, and it can be difficult to escape from that mindset. Here are three great, easy to implement business ideas that can help affiliate marketers break free from their schedules and create a lifestyle that doesn’t revolve around an 80 hours work week.
#1 – Promote products that people already need.
There are massive markets for products that people already need, basic necessities that are massively underrepresented on the internet. Once you’ve found a niche that isn’t satisfied, it’s as easy as setting up a product (or finding an affiliate product), creating a sales page, and undertaking some basic SEO and traffic building for your website. Mastering affiliate marketing really isn’t as difficult as some make it seem, and with a high quality guide and the support of successful mentors it can be possible to climb to the top of the market with some smart work. Once you’re there, it’s simply a matter of maintaining your pages position, or hiring some other workers to maintain your page for you.
#2 – Create businesses with a lifestyle in mind
There are two types of businesses: those that exist to maximise profits, regardless of inputs, and those that exist to create a lifestyle, with inputs minimised to increase the entrepreneurs quality of life. Your goal when creating a lifestyle business should be to maximise your quality of life. This idea extends to affiliate marketing, and all other forms of internet marketing in fact. When you create a business with scalability built into its DNA, you create a business that will permanently give you the quality of life and amount of free time that you deserve. Don’t become a slave to your work, make your work an easy to manage part of your life.
#3 – Find a system that works, and follow it.
This is a mainstay of internet marketing. With hundreds of ‘money making systems’ around, it can be difficult to know what is legitimate and what is bogus. The most important thing to do is experiment. You can’t know what works unless you try things for yourself. Once you find something that gives you the quality of life you want along with the income that allows you to live the way you want, stick with it and optimise it until you can’t any more. There’s always time to create side businesses, should you want to, and spending your time on tasks that you don’t need to be doing isn’t something that any internet marketer should have to do.