Affiliate marketing is a method of working online for commissions. You source products according to your chosen niche and get paid for finding customers. This means learning marketing, building websites, discovering the most saleable items etc. before you start earning.
However there is a quicker way, not everyone is familiar with; if you work with a mentor most of the processes are done for you, you just learn to find customers to start earning. Sales pages, product, and training are provided and you work to a tried and tested plan.
So with guidance, no product sourcing; sales pages and training provided you can earn whilst you learn. There are other people learning at the same time so there will be comradeship and a sense of belonging.
You don't need great computer skills when you start, just basic knowledge; and with a laptop and online connection, once you have learnt the techniques and grown your business you can work pretty much anywhere.
Affiliate marketing is suitable for all ages, male or female, but in order to have great success choose a topic for your business you are passionate about, like a hobby or something you are keen to learn more about.
You will spend a lot of time building your business, make it doing something you enjoy and it won't feel like work.
Work part-time on your business and continue with your paid work until your business is established. Although affiliate marketing is an inexpensive way to start online you will need some cash.
Getting traffic to your sales pages can be done in numerous ways, there are paid traffic methods and free organic methods, which, once put in place continue to grow and bring you visitors to your sales pages. Systems like forum marketing, article writing, guest blogging, SEO and many others. Various methods become popular at different times but it really depends on your preferences and your topic.
Profitable niches are: hobbies, weight-loss, diet and money-making, or saving money ventures, like solar heating etc. For ideas make a Google search and look at bookstores and magazine racks, if there are several magazines and books on your topic you could have chosen a winner!
Make 2016 a year to remember, enjoy your new hobby business and watching it grow.
Books to inspire and help you:
"Ask for the Moon and Get It!" by Percy Ross
"Awaken the Giant Within" by Anthony Robbins.
"The Power of Your Subconscious Mind" by Joseph Murphy.
"Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway" by Susan Jeffers.
"99 Ways to flood Your Website With Traffic" by Mick Macro
"SEO step by step" by Caimin Jones.
"Profitable Social Media Marketing" by Tim Kitchen & Tashmeem Mirza
"Also by the same author "How to get to the top of Google
"Microsoft Windows 8 Made Easy" by James Stables