AI Business Opportunities

As we close out 2016 and look forward to another new year, the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is poised to explode. In fact, many industry experts believe that it already is.

So why am I writing an article about AI on an affiliate marketing blog?

If you’ve been reading my blog for any fair period of time then you know that I’m always keeping my eye on emerging technologies and services that will eventually be marketed online.

Evergreen markets such as health, money, and relationships will always be lucrative but they’re also very crowded too since they’re mature markets. If you can get in early on a hot new market you can ride a wave of money that leads to real sustainable wealth.

As an example, I got in early on both the drone and the autonomous (driverless) car markets and secured some very good domain names which I turned around and sold for a huge profit. Now, drone affiliate programs are exploding and I anticipate the autonomous car market will as well in a few years. All I did was keep my eye on new technologies and looked for potential opportunities in the online marketplace. You should be doing the same thing.  

Affiliate marketing to me is like setting up little toll booths on the internet where you know buyers will be looking for your offers. Getting into a new market early gives you tremendous leverage to set up your booths is the best locations before the flood begins and every other internet marketer jumps in.

Why AI?

If you’ve been paying attention you know that many of the things that we used to use manual labor for are being automated by technology that is cheaper to use and much more efficient. Plus, you don’t have to pay a machine health benefits! 

Robotics, driverless cars, and artificial intelligence is our future. You can make an argument that we’re already there now. I just read that ContentSquare, which employs AI to capture behavioral data for ecommerce and digital marketing, just secured $20 million in series B funding. Private equity investors and venture capitalists are very, very smart and put their money on what they believe are sure-thing money makers. They just doubled down on AI and that should get your attention.

What’s Next?

As an affiliate marketer, if you’re looking to get to the next party early look no further than AI. Put some thought into where you think this technology is leading us and which segments will end up being marketed online. If you do your homework, and make the right predictions, you might just be the first one to the online goldmine. 

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