How to Work From Home and Succeed as a Super Affiliate

No one is thrilled to head to the office day after day for an eight hour shift, only to come back in 16 hours and do the same thing all over again!  Unfortunately far too many of us live exactly that life without thinking that there is anything better out there.  The truth of the matter is that the idea of working at home under your own management and whenever you want is completely possible, and that you will find that this can be incredibly fulfilling on top of this.  When you are looking at the internet, you will find that it has produced an important realm of business that is giving more and more people a way out of the boring and humdrum office life.

When you are looking at doing business online, you will find that you are working completely under your own steam.  You don’t have to listen to a supervisor shout at you to get something done and you don’t need to worry about deadlines or the chance of someone looking down on you for a messy desk.  You are going to find that this is all possible through the prevalence of affiliate marketing, which is considered one of the best ways to earn money without needing to worry about regular employment.

For people who have been working in affiliate marketing for a while, you already know that it is a profitable trade.  You’ll find that it can give you things that you can’t even dream about in terms of your current employment.

Essentially, as an affiliate marketer, you are going to be promoting someone else’s website and their products.  The website that  you would how is meant to market the product or service of the merchant who is fronting the operation.  If someone goes to the merchant’s page through your own you will find that you have earned a small commission.  This is essentially payment for your help in getting the merchant a sale.

While this seems easy enough, you will find that getting started and making the money that you need might take a fair amount of time and effort.  You should be able to walk through this industry and business with confidence and competence, and you will find that you also need to think about knowing how the business works and what the common procedures are going to be.

At the top of the food chain in this profession is the super affiliate.  He or she is a marketer who works through email and who collects many emails through newsletters.  You will find that know the business better than the merchants do, and you will find that they have a lot to say about what the business is like. If you want to be a super affiliate, remember that while it is profitable, it is not easy; it takes some serious time and dedication.

When you want to become a super affiliate, you will start by running your own website and having a auto responder.  With just those two tools, you’ll be able to get a lot more work done.  This is all geared towards building your list, that is, creating a customer base that is loyal and interested in what you have to say.  Staying on good terms with your list is of the utmost importance.

Remember that your list does you no good if you just leave it there.  Make sure that you are sending them quality information and avoid spamming them and that you are sending them products that they are interested in and will buy.

When you want to be a super affiliate, remember that you are also going to need to think about traffic.  Getting customers and keeping them is an important part of getting the right response from your customers and you will find that this brings them back over and over again.

If you want to be a super affiliate marketer,  remember to go into the field treating it as seriously as you would a real business.  You will find that if you can do this, you never need to go back to the rat race of yelling bosses and dreary office hours.


  • Rivers Corbett

    Reply Reply October 29, 2008

    Reed…you forgot to say…you can be super affiliate anywhere you choose….if you have a website, auto responder and a laptop…Freedom baby!!

    Here’s to your success!

  • Nur Wijaya

    Reply Reply October 29, 2008

    Hi Reed,

    Yes I agree with you.

    Nur Wijaya.

  • tmobil8

    Reply Reply October 29, 2008

    Greetings Reed, Thomas Richmond here, i work 4 hours a day in my advertising, advertise here and there making sure my ads are up and running, the rest of the day is free time as a read my emails, cook, look after someone, play guitar, whatever it is, go watch a movie, or just relaxing, because i know i make money 24 hrs like clock work without ever thinking of pushing myself to do any better, this is what a marketer should be able to do when he or she finds that golden niche in there marketing skills, enough about me. Im posting on Reeds blogs because i know how well he does online for him and his new family, thanks again for all your help my friend. 🙂

  • Paul Mihai Pavel

    Reply Reply October 29, 2008

    Yep, that’s right, and the best thing is that you can set your own schedule, i.e. work when you want, and also, there is no boss! You are your own boss!

    Thanks Reed

    Paul Mihai Pavels last blog post..A Great Idea For a Blogging Web Site is No Longer Enough

  • Bruno Auger

    Reply Reply October 29, 2008

    I like the idea being able just to get uup and working you underwear.. haha. It a nice feeling that no one pressures you doing affiliate marketing.
    Only you can be as successful as you want affiliate marketing.

    Bruno Augers last blog post..Affiliate Landmine, an Overview

  • curt ficenec

    Reply Reply October 29, 2008

    excellent I love being 7 seconds from my office, unless in my hottub then it is 10 seconds……who said you had to work hard, just work smart
    DR Curt,
    check out our product that will change the world, NCD,, or, we have 5 peer reviewed papers coming out in the next year….just one of 24 products

  • normz2

    Reply Reply October 29, 2008

    Hi Reed: You are right about working to be an affiliate like any other business. You have to keep refining your techniques to see what works best. Advertising is certainly at the top of the list. What I like best about some of my clients is that they give you feedback and some encouragement, usually in the way of promotions. It makes it seem more worthwhile when they give you some attention. Maybe some day I will reach the super level.

  • B&B Marketing

    Reply Reply October 30, 2008

    Took this website down because I never got paid for the products I was selling for someone else even though I was using reliable and proven Search Engines ,so I am looking at other options now to start up again Cheers B&B Marketing

  • Timothy Millar

    Reply Reply October 30, 2008

    Hey Reed,
    I am probably not the one to be posting
    on your blog today and I hope I don’t hurt your feelings but here it is; I worked my as3 off for the last 2 weeks on this newest launch and had 78
    people cookied to my affiliate id and all of a sudden all the big boys come out with 1000 dollar
    bonuses for everyone and now i’m sitting here with not one single sale! What happen to the cookies? I did all the work and the gurus come along and take all the money,something is not right about this situation! I will put more detail in my blog and it aint gonna be pretty.
    Have a wonderful day, Timothy Millar

    Timothy Millars last blog post..Effective uses of Traffic Exchanges

  • Richard M.

    Reply Reply October 30, 2008

    Nice Article Reed,….thank you.

    Yes, after years of failure at affiliate marketing, your words ‘ring true’. List neglected and more time spent with uploading, design, and product creation, than with promotion and caring for my list. It should (in my understanding) be the other way around.

    Thank you again for all,

  • Damji Dharamshi

    Reply Reply October 30, 2008

    You are absolutely right that if you want to become a super affiliate and want to be a freedom work. You must have to develop your image by hard working and honesty to your group.

  • Damji Dharamshi

    Reply Reply October 30, 2008

    You are absolutely right that if you want to become a super affiliate and want to be a freedom from work. You must have to develop your image by hard working and honesty to your group.

  • Wayne Bell

    Reply Reply October 30, 2008

    Good post Reed. Online marketing is a serious business and if you want to succeed you have to put in the effort.
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    Regards – Wayne

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  • Jussi Koiranen

    Reply Reply October 30, 2008

    Commuting is one of the most useless ways to spend time… A day has only 24 hours of which you usually get to spend 16 hours awake, how much of it do you want to use waiting in traffic?
    This post was very informative and tells people how becoming an affiliate and working from home can free them from the rat race.

  • Ari Lestariono

    Reply Reply October 30, 2008

    Anyone can be superaffiliates, the key secret is getting tons of traffics hitting your links or websites, that’s the challenge, competing with yourself, working 10 hours a day, without knowing you’ll suceed or not.Good job bro

    Ari Lestarionos last blog post..Onions: Different Taste for Each Season

  • StoneCS

    Reply Reply October 30, 2008

    Hey Reed, your blog is really coming along. At first the emails everyday were a little annoying, until I read a few. Well, actually, listened to a few. I’m constantly reading and writing, editing, and re-reading stuff all day. It’s a treat to just click play and kick back and listen for a change. I do that with PDFs once in awhile, but odiogo’s voice is a little better then the one in adobe reader.

    Kudos, B. Stone

    StoneCSs last blog post..Money Siphon System: Just Where Is The Money Being Siphoned From?

  • PV Reymond

    Reply Reply October 30, 2008

    Hi Reed,

    When you are trying to make money as an affiliate you have a huge competition – if the product is good. Then you have to figure out how to beat your competitors.

    Having a website, an autoresponder and a list of subscribers is a good way, but there are many other things that you can do…

    ^PV Remymond


    Reply Reply October 30, 2008

    You already probably know by now that affiliate marketing is when you promote other products on the web and in return you get a commission for every sale or action that you refer to the merchants website. Affiliate marketers are the workforce for some of the biggest companies on the web including GOOGLE.


  • admin

    Reply Reply October 30, 2008

    @Rivers the freedom is wonderful

    @Nur thanks

    @Thomas congrats on your success

    @Paul agreed that’s awesome

    @Bruno 🙂 agreed I love that freedom

    @Curt lol

    @normz2 keep trying and I think it’s possible

    @B&B what site?

    @Timothy that happens, what you want to do is start building your list and then you could do those big bonuses if you wanted

    @Richard marketing should be #1 thing you put your thought and time into. Products are easy to knock off marketing is much harder.

    @Damiji thanks

    @Wayne thanks

    @Jussi agreed I wish more people would listen to information programs while they drove

    @Ari one of the ways to help ensure your success as a super affiliate is to build a list of loyal followers

    @StoneCS thanks, I love that feature too

    @PV what other ways to you recommend?

    @1moneymania I agree there are a lot of companies that wouldn’t be around without the power of affiliate marketing. I don’t think I’d be doing internet marketing still if affiliate marketing didn’t work

  • Urpo Salonen

    Reply Reply October 30, 2008

    Hey Reed,

    I would be glad to have some success as affiliate at first:)

    Have nice day

    Urpo Salonen

    Urpo Salonens last blog post..Quality Guidelines – Affiliate Marketing Opportunity Advice

  • Christine Imamshah

    Reply Reply October 31, 2008

    I agree that it is great to have the freedom to choose our own working hours. Sometimes I think I am a tougher boss than any I’ve ever had before. That’s not a bad thing, I just have big goals I’m heading towards.


  • Angie

    Reply Reply October 31, 2008

    I cant agree more i love working during the wee hours watching my little boys sleep!! then waking up late and having breakfast eve later!! taking the boys to nursery then deciding the ageda for the day that same day!!

    MILA the Miracle seed for me has been afast and rewarding business i feel like i have not been affected by this economy only because my health has gotten better with MIlA while my freedom has increased due to the financial compensation.

    In a nut shell i am happy and want to coach others on how to do the same.

    All the best to all of who venture and take the road less traveled!!


  • PV Reymond

    Reply Reply November 1, 2008

    @Reed other ways could be giving away bonuses, coaching sessions, training, etc.

    ^PV Reymond

  • admin

    Reply Reply November 2, 2008

    @Urpo keep checking out this blog and taking action, success leaves clues and you too can be successful with this.

    @Chris it’s great to have big goals… keep it up!

    @Angie congrats on your success

    @PV that works very well thanks

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