Yes, online marketing allows you to enjoy life by giving you the freedom to work as and when you want. It allows you to live a stress free life and enjoy quality time with your family. However what you must know that it is not very simple to create a foothold for yourself in the industry if you do not invest at lease some amount of time and energy into your newly acquired profession. You have to be focussed and disciplined if you want to increase your commission through affiliate marketing.
You may start off small by first taking on just one or two offers and using just one or two mediums to create communication for the product you are endorsing. However if you keep at this pace for the months to come and the traffic you generate remains the same over a few months, you can forget about asking for more commission. If you want to increase the commission you have to prove to the merchants that you can guarantee them sales. You can do this by using more tools to endorse products and you can do this by constantly working on generating traffic to your communication.
The first step towards increasing your commission is to have a large following. You will not be able to do this if you do not spread yourself across a variety of media. Social media is a great way to collect followers. Using websites like twitter and facebook can help you pick on your target market. Once you have a good fan following through posts and tweets you can keep them updated about your products and services. Slowly but surely you need to get into your followers profile and communicate with people in their profile too. You have to constantly look for people and latch on to their contacts.
The business works on the law of averages. If you have a thousand followers there is a possibility that at lease 10% of people will react, respond and convert to buying the product you have been endorsing. So keep at it. Divide your time, while you spend some time looking at generating traffic, spend some time creating content as well.
Another thing that will help you get higher commissions is the reputation you have in the domain that you are endorsing products in. Of course this will take you some time to establish. But once you become a name to reckon with and have a whole list of followers you can be sure to ask merchants for a higher rate of commission.
You need to build an identity, a niche, a brand for yourself. And only if you are successful in doing this can you demand a higher commission. It is not tough to build a name for yourself in the online market. You have to spend some time and energy doing it however. By building and updating your blog and website and responding to questions people may have answers to on a regular basis you can become a name to reckon with in the space you want to conquer.