I am a full time blogger and e-entrepreneur from India. I am into this industry from last one and half year. I have experienced almost all ways of making money online. Affiliate marketing is one of the area which is yet to explore. The reason why I always postponed this area is because to promote affiliate products or services I need to focus on traffic of other countries.
Why I need to focus more on other countries like – U.S and U.K
Before answering this question I want to discuss little bit about affiliate marketing.
In affiliate marketing , you as a marketer promote product and services of some other people or company to earn commissions on sales and referrals.
Basically there are three identities on which it works.
- Brand ( product or services )
- Affiliate ( Who promote products/services )
- Customers ( Who purchases )
Read More : Basics of affiliate marketing
So my main motive of this explanation is to focus on customers. Now ,all online purchase are possible through credit cards ( mostly ).So if a customer wants to purchase some product or services, he/she needs to have credit card.
In other big financial countries like U.S , U.K . Most of people use credit cards . So for them online shopping is very easy. But When we talk about India , its still lacking behind.
Indian people are still lacking behind this, we don’t use credit cards for online shopping. Why So?
Lack of trust – Indian people generally find it risky to use credit cards for online shopping. It is because there are some cases investigated in which user’s cards got hacked and been misused.
This is one of the main reason Indian audience still lacking behind online shopping as compared to other countries.Now ,Indian people now started using credit cards for shopping but percentage is very less.
Scope for affiliate marketers for Indian audience in next 3 years-
Today if you want to target affiliate marketing you need to focus on big countries where graph of online shopping and credit card usage is common.At present we don’t have much people from India to purchase things online or use credit card for shopping
Now but when we look into next few years ahead the graph of credit card users for online shopping will increase for sure.
So there is a big scope for affiliate marketers to target Indian audiences in next three years. It is because the graph of credit card users is now growing up and I believe in next three years it will go very high.People will start using credit cards for online purchasing.
When people start shopping online then affiliate marketer will get a great chance to sell the product/services because then you don’t have to target people from other countries where competition is very high.
Affiliate marketers who are now working on affiliate marketing will be king in next 3 years to target Indian audience and will be making good money out of it.