How to Become a Digital Nomad in Affiliate Marketing


One additional insight that the corporate world made more visible during the pandemic was that work could be done anytime. This is excellent news to those drained from their 9 to 5 work setup that just doesn’t add up to the pros of being in a structured company.

So, what is the way out that can still cover all of your expenses? The solution is found in becoming the next digital nomadOpens in a new tab. in affiliate marketing, and we’ve broken down the basics to explain it to you below:

What Is Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate marketing is a way for companies to outsource people who can do the work of a marketing team. This is now the digital age’s answer to commission-based work.

If you’ve ever encountered reading through a site or watching a video that showcased a review or possible links to a specific brand or product, those behind the content are said affiliates.

Affiliates earn through sales (CPS) or actions (CPA) triggered by the viewers. Because there are limitations in terms of possible earnings, affiliates are also free (and are easily assumed) to be working with more than just a single company.

This way, companies don’t have to spend much in terms of employee hiring and benefits, but affiliates also have control of how much they can earn in terms of the number of companies they’re affiliated with.

Who Is a Digital Nomad?

In the simplest sense, a digital nomad is someone who works online. This means they can do all sorts of work anytime they want and wherever they may be.

So, if you’ve grown exhausted from being boxed in at the office, the digital nomad life might be calling you. Think about it: If you love to travel, you could be earning from TripAdvisor while you’re hopping from coast to coast or city to city!

Who Can Become a Digital Nomad?

Of the most common types of digital nomads, the following are:

  • online teachers
  • web developers and programmers
  • accountants and analysts
  • customer service representatives
  • eCommerce
  • graphic designers and artists
  • writers
  • administrative assistants
  • and of course, affiliate marketing

If you look at those standard job functions for digital nomads, you can already see some commonalities: the ability to do their tasks off-site only with technology as a minimum requirement.

How Would Affiliate Marketing Work for a Digital Nomad?

A digital nomad in the world and work of affiliate marketing is practically a great documenter. This means that you’ve been storing and sharing your life, or at the very least, you intend on doing so online.

The most important aspect of affiliate marketing is that it genuinely shows the connection between a specific product or service by the digital nomad’s life. This is because it would be unsettling to your active followers and subscribers to read or watch a product review without making sense of why you found the need to talk about it.

How Common Is Affiliate Marketing Amongst Digital Nomads?

In most cases of affiliate marketing, income is passive. Thus, for a digital nomad, it seems to be one of the most common ways they can earn to maintain their keep.

Most digital nomads balance other remote jobs and use affiliate marketing as a side hustle. The possible changes from the unpredictability of either viewers or sales from your content won’t significantly affect your daily needs.

However, if your marketing strategy is well-planned, this passive income can guarantee you not just more earnings, but it can even make your digital nomad life filled with more adventures.

How to Become an Affiliate Marketer

Now that we’ve piqued your interest in an exciting work-life shift, here are a few tips on how to pull off being an affiliate marketer:

Choose a Niche

To build yourself as a Go-To person for recommendations, you need to be able to master something. This can be as complicated as data-driven topics all the way to simpler, lifestyle topics such as dating, food, or leisure.

Since most affiliate marketing programs follow CPA, your credibility is important so that people won’t just view your content but will actually put your reviews and advice into action. In doing so, you’ll earn.

Choose the Right CPA Network

A bonus to deciding on a strategic niche is being able to tap into a CPA network. The most common ones are:

  • ClickBank
  • CJ Affiliate
  • Amazon Associates
  • TripAdvisor
  • FlexOffers

Established networks are not credible in paying their affiliates but can also help you develop your niche by offering you a wide array of individual programs.

Select Products That Are Acclimated to Your Digital Nomad Life

Since the authenticity of content is critical, make sure that the products you choose for your content are ones that you can subtly embed into your everyday life.

People don’t visit you to see the product–they can easily just purchase one right away if they want to anyway. People go to you because you have something to say about the product or service.

Evaluate Market Demand

Though you are given the freedom to take on a niche of your liking, an intelligent strategy to ensure that your side hustle can also bring food to the table would be to evaluate what consumers are interested in.

By ensuring that your content has a good number of possible readers, you can work well with an assurance that some of them will take your calls to action seriously.

Analyze the Competition

Hand in hand with evaluating the market demand is also being prepared for current and possible competition.

Since there’s a pool of consumers ready to swim in the niche you’ve chosen and have well selected as one with a following, also take the time to make your content stand out amongst the many who share the same line of content as yours.

Research Affiliate Programs

There are many ways to become an affiliate marketer for bigger companies whose vast array of services and products become more easily integrated into everyday life.

Since this will be a job that just happens also to give you room to have a more self-paced lifestyle, you still need to put out the work and research what you can before you embark on the adventure. Of the previously mentioned list above, one of these is Amazon, whose offers for their affiliate programs are comprehensive.

Pick Your Affiliate Marketing Methods

People learn differently, so you need to be able to look at this work opportunity as a learning opportunity as well.

This means that you have to know something deeply; thus, constantly teaching yourself new things comes in handy.

In addition, since this is a task to be done digitally in a very fast-paced environment, keep yourself updated on the latest digital and tech trends. Learn about digital marketing and the many ways it can work for you.

Create and Publish Top-Notch Content

The end-all and be-all of a successful affiliate marketer is the content you put out. This is where the real work is set out, so take the content quality of utmost priority.

Safe Travels to Your Work and the World!

The best part about transitioning from the office person to a digital nomad is that you can finally break free from the draining routine of a corporate environment and have more work-and-play balance in life.

This is the opportunity for you to turn your passion into something that gives back to you. With luggage of effort, a passport of marketing strategies, and Internet connectivity, we bid you safe travels to your next adventure of work in the world!

Author’s Bio:
Owen is a marketing specialist currently working for Plat.comOpens in a new tab.. He works with advertisers and publishers directly, enhancing their marketing campaigns. Owen understands the importance of having the right tools for the job. He got his start designing and implementing a proprietary platform at a major performance marketing organization. During his free time, Owen enjoys rereading company emails and looking for mistakes.

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