A career in affiliate marketing requires marketing skills and knowledge of your audience including their needs and desires (sell to a hungry market). Plus, a high dose of honesty and integrity.
To be a great affiliate marketer you'll need to learn the ins and outs of online marketing, where to find and connect with your audience and how to convert your audience into buyers.
What To Do First..
For those of you who want to become an affiliate marketer who makes enough money to quit your boring or stressful day job. The very first thing you MUST DO is....please, DO NOT quit your day job just yet.
No, the best way you can start this on a very part time basis and given time, effort, focus and commitment work your way up to replacing and exceeding your monthly salary.
Once you get that far, and are able to maintain it on a month to month basis, you then have the choice to stay as you are and have your affiliate marketing income as supplementary or become a full-time marketer.
It must be said, that the amount of money you can make with affiliate marketing is truly unlimited. You write your own ticket, give yourself raises when you want to, and you will see a return equal to your efforts.
I recently had the pleasure of talking to a well established affiliate/internet marketer. He told me in the last 3 months he had put $100,000 away as savings!