Introverts have historically been bad at starting businesses, at least until recent years. Before the internet and social media, the only way to conduct business was to get outside and meet people face-to-face. It’s nightmarish for those who freeze up at the thought of random conversations.
Now it’s possible to open up an eCommerce store, teach a course, offer your services, and start your own business without talking to another living being.
Moreover, you can then maintain and grow that internet business into something truly unique, giving you the confidence you’ve never dreamed of while keeping human contact to a minimum.
Is It Possible To Build an Online Business Without Talking to People?
Yes, nothing could be simpler online through social media. There are several ways to build websites, offer your services, and create your own online business, right from the comfort of your home.
First, you should figure out what you want to go into. There are several ways to make money online, from offering your services as a freelancer to building your products and eCommerce store.
One of the easiest ways to earn money from your passion and begin making money is by starting an affiliate marketing business. Affiliate marketing can tap into your powers, where you can provide your unique perspective and value.
Start an Affiliate Marketing Business From Your Bedroom (In Silence)
An affiliate marketing business starts with something you enjoy. It can be anything you appreciate and want to write content about. Then you start social media accounts, a Youtube channel, a blog, or some medium where you create content about the thing you like.
What Is Affiliate Marketing?
Affiliate marketing is where you promote products on your account and get a percentage of sales generated through your links.
The more popular your account, the more traffic you get, the more sales you make, and the more income you generate. Most businesses use affiliate marketing as a part of their advertising strategies.
It’s a fantastic way to build your income over time without seeing another person’s face or talking to someone over the phone. As a bonus, you can write or create content about your passions and things you love.
Where Most People Screw Up When Seeking Passive Income
First, you shouldn’t create social media content only for the money. If you’re not passionate about what you’re creating and promoting, you aren’t going to resonate with people.
You aren’t going to be making money right away, and if you are passionate about what you’re creating, it’s more likely you’re adding value to the market to attract more traffic.
If you make low-quality content, people will see it’s low quality and skip over you. Most platforms have online courses for learning how to create high-quality content. If you lack the skills, you can learn them.
Finally, you should only promote things you believe in. The products you promote directly reflect on you and your channel, so if you accidentally promote a scammy online course, the followers who clicked the link will come back and complain, creating a PR disaster for you.
Why Is It so Difficult To Create a Passive Income Stream?
You’re not going to be making a lot of money right away. You may want to start this as a side hustle and slowly expand it into a proper business. However, if you’re diligent about growing your business and creating your content, you can scale it over time.
“Overnight successes” don’t happen overnight. They take a lot of work, sometimes over months or years, before you finally break that ceiling and start making enough money to live on.
For starters, you need to build your content library and continually provide content that attracts new followers. Also, you need to deliver content to keep followers and create content that promotes your affiliate marketing. None of this happens overnight, so start small and build from there.
The Most Potent Obstacle… YOU!
To develop that income stream, you must put in the work. Create that high-quality content day-in and day-out that will attract new followers and keep the old ones focused on you.
And once you develop that income stream, you have to continue to put in the work. It might not be a nine-to-five office job, but you can’t just sit around and watch TV all day and expect that income stream to maintain itself.
After all, an affiliate marketing business is your job; to make that money, you must continue putting in the work. The good thing about passive income is that you can steadily grow it over time as you accumulate more followers and promote more products.
Here’s How To Deal with Advice Overload
Everyone and their dog will offer advice for starting your own affiliate marketing. However, most will tell you the same thing, to find your niche, build your audience, then market your affiliate products.
Advice overload is a very real thing and can leave you paralyzed on what to do next.
The important thing is to be specific about what advice you’re looking for. Don’t just search for general guides.
Search how affiliate marketing works in the niche you choose, how many followers you should have in your niche before you start affiliate marketing, and how involved you should be with your affiliates for your niche.
For example, health and beauty niches must be very involved with their affiliates. Usually, they pick a product or service they use before their followers trust it. The audience knows that you aren’t selling or promoting a product that doesn’t work well just for the money.
You may want to search for advice on introducing affiliate marketing to your audience, as some followers can perceive it as you just shilling out for money and leaving. In other niches, your audience might not care whether or not you’ve used the product you’re promoting.
My Top 2 Money-Making Systems for Introverts
Affiliate marketing is a competitive sphere, and you’ll likely be competing with other introverts who don’t want to talk to anyone while working from home. So you need to implement some strategies with your affiliate marketing to get those clicks and stand out from the crowd.
SEO Affiliate Marketing
SEO stands for search engine optimization and is often used when creating content in online spheres. Essentially, it’s about creating affiliate content that will rank high in search results and garner more organic traffic than other affiliates. My favorite SEO Affiliate Marketing program is this one.
Affiliate Marketing Through List Building
Have a sign-up form for emails on your website or account. People who sign up for these emails go to a list you can access where you can send them emails. Then you write up emails featuring an affiliate product and send them. That’s an affiliate email marketing campaign.
Email lists are a great way to garner links and sales, as they’re people highly interested in you and your promotions, leading to higher conversions and more profit. Of course, you need to build an extensive email list for this to work well, which takes time but the payoff is well worth the investment.
Another really good way to learn about and get into affiliate marketing is by watching this presentation. It’s a good way to set up some systems, learn how to build an email list and promote high-converting offers to your email list and make some extra money!
Frequently Asked Questions
Affiliate marketing isn’t some magical business where you’ll begin making money with minimal effort right out the gate. But if you’re willing to put in the time and effort, you can make a living off of it without having to talk to another person.
– How do I build a business empire with blogging?
Blogging is a popular medium, so you need to find a niche where you can provide practical value and grow your blog over time. Affiliate marketing can just be one form of income with the blog, as you can also promote your digital products like guides, E-books, and more.
– How do I easily earn money online without showing my face?
“Easily” is a relative term. What’s easy for you can differ from what’s easy for another person. You need to find what you’re good at and passionate about and stick with it. Even if it’s not something you can make money in or in which your income is limited, you can still earn more over time.
It can be making aerial drone videos on Youtube, blogging about insects, or running an Instagram account where you just crack jokes all day. You can make money with each of these if you stick with them and enjoy them.
– How can I make $5,000 per month on the Internet without any experience?
Yeah, no. That’s not going to happen, at least not right away. After all, if it were, wouldn’t everyone be doing it?
You have to build up that income over time; in the beginning, you’ll be lucky to be covering your expenses. But if you stick with it, you’ll gain more followers and experience in your field, and you can work your way up to that amount.
– Can I make a YouTube video without any speaking?
Of course! Non-speaking videos can be a niche. Just provide content that will interest viewers, and you’ll get those views, regardless of whether there are voice-overs or not.
Final Thoughts – Affiliate Marketing Is the Introverts’ Dream
Just staying home all day and creating content on a topic you love may sound like a fairy-tale, but you can make it a reality with a little hard work and promotion on social media.
And best of all, you can do it without ever coming face-to-face with another person, without any awkward phone calls, and while engaging with an audience passionate about the same topics.
This is a guest post from Chris Darling if you would like to be considered for a guest post please contact me.