- Affiliate marketing is one of the biggest sources of online income available right now.
- Affiliate marketers earn commission when someone purchases through their unique affiliate links.
- Marketing expert Ryan Alarid says with the right audience and authentic content creation, it’s an easy job.
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Twenty-four percent of Americans want to start their own side hustle this year as a way to earn passive income or diversify their income potential. After 2020, we learned two important lessons: we need to get creative to stay ahead, and working remote gives us that extra time we need to kick off a side hustle.
One side hustle that’s thriving is affiliate marketing. Adobe Analytics predicts that e-commerce will hit the trillion-dollar mark for the first time in 2022. With the rise of influencers and social media platforms, affiliate marketing has quickly become one of the largest online income sources right now.
An affiliate marketer promotes offers or products that relate to them and/or their interests. They often appear very organic, and most likely, you won’t notice that it is a promotion at all. Whether you are aware or not, you’ve seen affiliate links everywhere, from social media influencer’s subtle (or not so subtle) product promotions to publisher’s affiliate disclosure at the…