Being in the military is amazing especially if you make it to retirement. One of the struggles I see, are veterans not knowing what to do when they get out of the military. They struggle trying to find a job that suites them and it seems to be a big issue these days.
There are many programs that can help you find jobs after the military but many veterans don’t want to start at the bottom and have to work their way back to the top doing hard labor work, and some veterans are just used to being in charge that they don’t want to get told what to do in a new job.
If this person is you then I have a solution for you! It’s called Affiliate Marketing. Affiliate Marketing is a job where you become your own boss and you don’t have anyone in charge of you or breathing down your neck. You make money working from wherever you want, you don’t have to do any hard labor work, and the hardest thing to do in my opinion is typing.
A quick breakdown of what Affiliate Marketing is, is targeting a certain product and writing reviews or articles on it and placing affiliate links within them and getting people to click on your link which will lead them to certain sites like Amazon or Ebay for example, and when they make a purchase using your link, you earn a commission. Too easy right!
When is the right time to start affiliate marketing?
The right time to start affiliate marketing is now! If you are still in the military, it is perfect because you still earn a paycheck, and the thing with affiliate marketing is, you don’t become a millionaire overnight so having that flow of income helps out.
It takes a little time and patience to earn a commission with affiliate marketing, not too much time, I’m not talking about years here, just a couple months to be honest.
If you could be a millionaire overnight from affiliate marketing then everyone will be doing it, some people have no clue that these kinds of programs exists so it benefits you.
Transitioning is hard for some people that’s why starting affiliate marketing now is great because you get a head start with everything you need to know about creating your very own website. By the time you are ready to get out, you will have things established and you should be making commission by then.
I use a program called Wealthy Affiliate which has taught me everything I needed to know about affiliate marketing. They provide video tutorial training with step-by-step instructions to make learning a lot more fun and easier for those who have no clue on what to do.
I’m not great with computers or have any type of degree, but this program has taught me how to build my own fully functional website, how do you think I am writing this blog today. Haha!
The great thing about Wealthy Affiliate is that its free to create a starter account which allows you to get a feel for the program, so if you don’t like it, then it is no charge to you. If you are anything like me, anything that is free is alright with me.
Don’t be afraid to try new things even if it’s out of your comfort zone. It doesn’t hurt to try and if it isn’t for you then it’s as easy as just quitting.
Change is hard for anyone, but with affiliate marketing, the sky is the limit and all you have to do is write articles. My favorite place to write is on the toilet because that’s the one place I don’t get bothered in my house. So yeah, you can make money straight from your toilet.
Writing takes time, and the military takes all my time…
Yes it is true that the military does take a lot of your time, but just as long as you work at least an hour or two on your website, then that’s better than not doing anything at all.
Trust me, you will find the time if you really want affiliate marketing to work out for you.
For me, I make it a point when I get home to hangout with my family and relax for an hour or two and then head to my office and spend and an hour or so writing an article.
The best time to write articles or catch up with articles is when you are doing Charge of Quarters (CQ) or Staff Duty. That is a 24 hour duty that requires you sitting down answering phones or just watching over barracks. I do it a lot in the Army.
That’s the best time because you are able to just think and write all day, all night. There is always time so there are no excuses.
If you are going to the field for training, you can post your articles for later dates so that way your site is still active in the Google rankings. You will learn all about the Google rankings in Wealthy Affiliate.
Point being said, there is always time and you should give affiliate marketing a shot.
Pros and Cons of Affiliate Marketing
- You can make money wherever you are
- You can choose what you want to write about rather than someone choosing it for you
- It is limitless to what you can do with affiliate marketing
- You don’t have to do any type of labor work besides typing
- You can write whenever you want
- And the biggest thing is “you are your own boss”
- If you think writing is hard then that might be the only con I can think of
Many of us struggle to find jobs after the military and resort to school because it feels like that is the only thing to do in order to get a decent job.
This opportunity I have in front of you is something that is really working for me and a lot of veterans are starting to hop on board.
If you’re the type of person that likes to learn new things and take on new challenges, then this is the perfect program for you because the learning never stops.
Hoping you give Wealthy Affiliate a chance to see that there are better opportunities out there, and if you do, I’ll meet you on the inside to guide you in the right direction.
Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to read my article, if you have any questions or comments about Wealthy Affiliate, please feel free to leave them below. If you found this article helpful, please feel free to leave me with some feedback.
Take that next big step and don’t be afraid of change!
For all those who served in the military both past and present, I just want to thank you for your service and sacrifice. Have a great one and good luck to all who are transitioning out of the military.