I want to discuss Affiliate Marketing in Zimbabwe, specifically Internet Affiliate Marketing and how to earn US Dollars, Sterling, all of which are a more internationally acceptable currency than one can earn in Zim.
Zimbabwe is my country of birth and the country where I spent the first 22 years of my life; a country that now lies in wrack and ruin thanks to politics.
I will not be talking about marketing Zimbabwean companies’ products to fellow Zimbabweans or even to other countries.
This is MUCH BIGGER THAN THAT and very far reaching – after reading this you will be able to earn in the currency of your choice and not have to concern yourself what the Zimbabwean government of the day is doing to the country’s economics – as they won’t have any negative impact on your income.
I want you to keep a totally open mind because I am about to expose you to an opportunity that could well change your life and the lives of your entire family.
There was a time when the Zimbabwe Dollar was stronger than the US Dollar – today the Zimbabwe dollar does not exist. My intention is to show you how you can start earning US Dollars from your home.
Ask yourself would US $100 per month make a difference to your life?
How about US $ 2,000 per month or US $ 5,000 per month?
Nothing is impossible and there is no reason why you cannot earn way in excess of these amounts.
I want to start off by saying I am not trying to sell you anything – instead I will introduce you to a concept that could create a sustainable business for you, earning an income in a hard currency such as US Dollars, Sterling or Euros.
Can you imagine earning an income in US Dollars while living in that beautiful country of yours?
Sounds good doesn’t it?
You have a long way to go yet but when the time comes you should use an accountant and a lawyer to structure your business.
For now there is no point in even thinking about that until you start earning some proper money.
Introducing Affiliate Marketing – reaching beyond the borders of Zimbabwe and Africa!
This part may be a bit foreign to grasp. When you are struggling on a daily basis just to get to work (if you are lucky enough to have a job), feed the family and keep a roof over your head the ramblings of a mad-man sitting in New Zealand are hard to comprehend.
But the beauty of affiliate marketing is that because it is done on the Internet there truly are no boundaries to where you could trade.
What am I going to trade and how am I going to send it out of the country let alone pay for it?”
These are all very valid questions and I fully understand your concern but the good news is you trade other peoples products, to people you will never meet, in countries you might never visit.
I don’t want you to even think about product for now – it will all eventually be explained.
The products are already in the countries you will be trading in and all you have to do at this point is keep reading.
This information will blow you away and change your life – if you want to change your life for the better.
Google Searches – 63,000 every second (24/7)!
You read that right – there are 63,000 searches done on Google every single second 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
3.8 Million (that’s 3,800,000) searches per minute is an awful lot of people that are looking for something to buy, a problem to solve or an answer to a question and all of it online, on the Internet.
Internet affiliate marketers take advantage of these searches by placing their products and solutions in front of the searcher. If the searcher decides to try the product or solution the internet affiliate marketer gets a small (or large) commission as a “thank-you” from the vendor.
It is that simple.
But of course it isn’t that simple because to get the viewer to see your solution or recommended product you have to create a website that Google believes is the most relevant answer to what is being searched for.
Let’s take the example of the search term I used to find out how many times a day Google is searched.
I typed “how many searches on google per day” into the Google search bar.
By the way a search term is known as a Keyword.
Using that keyword Google presented me with page 1 of 182,000,000 results putting the one they thought most relevant at the top of page 1 of the searches.
The website at position #1 of page 1 of the searches will be getting a lot of traffic – people who will view their site. And from that they will no doubt be getting a lot of business.
To be successful at affiliate marketing you need to learn how to do a number of things correctly – each piece of the puzzle needs to be completed in a precise format so that Google ranks your site in the prime position.
I said earlier that it is not simple, and it isn’t, unless you get the right training.
In a minute I’ll show you where to go but first I want to look at some rather sad statistics about my home country, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe Unemployment Rate in Excess of 80%? – That’s insane!
If you are one of the hundreds of thousands that are unemployed then unemployment for you is 100%!
Forget the official and unofficial unemployment rates that vary from about 11% to as high as 95% – that’s a huge variance and I suppose it depends on how the figures are presented.
Are subsistence farmers employed or unemployed? Or are they subsistence farmers because they know no other way to survive?
Are roadside vendors employed or doing anything and everything they can to survive?
For a country that has one of the highest literacy rates in the world, Zimbabwe’s unemployment rate is just not acceptable and the blame lies squarely with the government. There is absolutely no valid reason for this situation other than mismanagement, corruption and greed by those in power.
There are a couple of traits that I really admire about Zimbabweans:
- Their ability to laugh at themselves and see the humor in truly atrocious situations
- Their sheer tenacity to soldier on in the belief that things must eventually improve.
- Their hard-working ethics and
- Friendly demeanor
But there is one thing I dislike about Zimbabweans – their apathy to allow things to continue. The state of affairs has been going on for forty years and if YOU don’t do something about it then it will continue for another 100 years.
I am looking for those of you who are absolutely sick and tired of being walked over and now want to decide your own future.
If you are one of those please read on …
Learn About Internet Affiliate Marketing – for FREE!
I’m not going to attempt to teach you anything here.
Instead I am going to ask you to look at an earlier post of mine that reviews the best place to learn everything you need to know to become a successful internet affiliate marketer.
But before I do that I want to assure you that you do not need to spend any money to start the learning process. Once you decide you want to learn more about IAM simply register with Wealthy Affiliate as a free member and you can try things out for free and at your leisure.
You get 10 free starter lessons to do and after that it is entirely up to you if you want to go further.
A word of advice if you do register as a free starter member spend as much time as you can in the first week having a good look around.
After the first week access to some features are limited to full paying members – be sure to take full advantage of week one so that you can make an informed decision.
Here is a video I found on YouTube promoting a seminar on the subject that was held in Harare some time ago. I am not promoting this seminar or this program (Wealthy Affiliate is better) but it is good to see fellow Zimbabweans endorsing IAM.
It is too late to register for this seminar but it’s not too late to get started right here today – see below.
What You Will Need – and may struggle with in Zimbabwe …
You will need three things:
- A computer – or access to one.
- A reliable Internet connection.
- A bank account. Preferably a foreign one.
The first requirement of a computer goes without saying and there really is no way around this. I don’t think a phone will suffice for creating the marketing side of things. But sometimes you have to do what you have to do.
Think outside of the square and use public library facilities or ask a friend if you can borrow their computer for a few hours a week. Much of what you need to do can be done offline so don’t let the lack of a computer put you off looking at the opportunity.
You will need a reliable computer connection to be able to run your business. From all reports out of Zim this should not really be a problem. The one time that the Internet was totally shutdown was because of political reasons and hopefully will not happen again. The great thing about IAM is that regardless of where you are based or what your internet connection is like your business will still be on the Internet for the rest of the world to see. It goes on 24/7 even if your connection is down.
Once you start generating some income you will need a bank account to transfer the money. The most obvious one is PayPal. I have read somewhere that as a Zimbabwean it is not always easy to facilitate offshore accounts. I would not worry about this right until the time comes when you are earning a steady income. If worst comes to worst you can always have the money remitted to your Zimbabwe bank account and take your chances. Trust me – between us we will find a way to secure your hard earned income.
To get started first view this Wealthy Affiliate Review – click here.
Then from there decide if you want to learn more and register as a free starter member.
I sincerely hope you see the amazing opportunity that this is and a way for you, as a Zimbabwean, to start earning a hard currency while living in Zimbabwe.
I would also love to hear from you so please let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
I’m looking forward to saying “Makorokoto” on your first Internet sale.