The advantages of becoming an Affiliate ​

Affiliate and franchisee are terms that are used interchangeable at times.   A franchisee is a person who holds a franchise to sell goods and services.  An affiliate is a person or business who is attached to a larger organisation or business. 


Affiliate relationships can vary from someone who puts a link on their website and receives a commission, through to resellers of products. A reseller is a person or business who resells the products and services of another organisation.


One of the main reasons why new businesses fail within the first year is that people do not make the effort or become apathetic in their new business. 


It is a misconception that becoming an affiliate, reseller or franchisee is easy, but there are definite advantages, and it can be easier than you think.  Why not consider becoming an affiliate?

What are the advantages of becoming an Affiliate?​

Saving Costs on Development

Developing goods and services can be financially costly, paying people to develop the products/services or spending time yourself doing it.  If you become a reseller, you save costs on developing the goods or services you intend to sell as they are already developed.


Saving Time on Development

As the goods and services are already developed, as well as saving financially, you are saving time. The products are there and ready to sell.


Wide Range of Products

As a reseller, you will usually have access to a wide range of products right from the start. A new business might have to start small, selling a few products or services, then expanding. As a reseller, you can start with a wide range of products.


Expertise and Support

The organisation or businesses that produces the goods and services for resale are most likely experts in their fields. They want you to do well. If you make sales, they make money.  They do not want to see you fail. As a result, you will have support and advice to help you as you set up your new business.


Different Perspective

It is easy to see things from one point of view. One of the main reasons for businesses failing is that they become rigid and complacent, failing to see opportunities or that they need to change. This can make us blinkered and not see opportunities that are available. Having support from another organisation can mean that we get to see different opportunities and ideas that we may not on our own, such as how to market products, prices to sell, ways to organise your business and so on.

Why Not Consider ACS Distance Education for your business needs ? ​​


ACS Distance Education was established in 1979. Since then we have developed over 700 distance learning courses and eBooks. 

We offer short courses, longer courses, microcourses and eBooks.

There are no marketing gimmicks, just high quality course materials that you can sell on to your clients.

 We talked about the advantages of becoming an affiliate, so what are the advantages of becoming an affiliate with ACS? 


Saving you Time and Money on Development


We have developed a wide range of courses and eBooks for our affiliates to resell. We have courses in horticulture, agriculture, psychology, writing, marketing, business, permaculture, animals, tourism and more – Saving you time and money on development and having a wide range of products available to sell immediately.

  • Our courses are also regularly updated.
  • New courses are developed all of the time.

We also have our own software system that is specifically designed to our needs, the needs of our affiliates and students.


Check out our Online LMS (Learning management System ) that runs the courses and backend of your business . 


Offering Expertise and Support


With over 40 years experience, we know what we are doing and produce high quality content written by highly qualified industry experts. As well as having high quality writers, our affiliate staff are experts in their field.  We therefore offer Expertise and Support.


We want you to succeed. We are there  to help you on the phone, email or through online tutorial video content. We have developed specialist training materials to support our affiliates as they start, grow and expand their business.   We are here to help you start an online school !  


Offering Different Perspectives


Another reason why new businesses often fail is ineffective marketing or lacking the experience and skills to start the business well.  We can help.  Our writers, social media experts, affiliate experts, marketing experts and more are available to offer a different perspective. We are there to help you to develop your business.


Satisfying a Need


Another reason why new businesses fail is that they do not satisfy a need.  The COVID-19 pandemic and the developments in technology have meant that more and students are choosing to study by distance learning.    Online Education / Distance Learning is a flexible, convenient and efficient way of learning.  


ACS can help you to satisfy the growing need for online and distance learning education. It is estimated that there will be a 20% increase in the e-learning market by 2028, with a valued project of the market at US $1 trillion.  There is definitely a lot of potential there to sell distance learning courses.  Check out our blog on the Future of Education ? 


Start a Business Anywhere


Another reason why new businesses fail is a bad location. The shop that is set up where people cannot park, for example. With distance education, this does not have to be an issue. Location is not a priority. You can run a distance learning business from anywhere in the world and have students anywhere in the world.   You can offer courses online, by e-learning (on a USB) or by correspondence (paper-based versions of the course).


What else do we offer?

  • A turn key business model. This has worked successfully for years.
  • A tiered buy in option depending on how you want to start your business. You do not have to sell all of our courses if you want to start a bit smaller. You can focus on a specialist area. For example, you might choose to sell psychology and counselling courses.
  • A tutor register to help you to find tutors as and when you need them.
  • The rights to adapt and use our tried and proven procedures / documentation such as our Tutor guide , student handbook etc

So –

  • Do you want to be part of the massive growth industry that is distance education?
  • Do you want to have a wide range of high quality products to sell?
  • Do you want support from highly qualified and friendly experts?


If you can answer yes to those questions, contact us below.

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What our partners say

We've been working with ACS over the course of the last three years. Being able to mix and match content to suit our students' needs has been extremely useful. With their material in combination with our own in house tutor service we have been able to provide a complete online learning service which has helped us expand our student cohort and advance our teaching techniques! We are thankful that we have had them as a partner throughout our time in the industry and look forward to many more years of growth together.

Jason T - Director, ACS Partner College (Affiliate)

ACS Distance Education have been fantastic to work with over our first 12 months as a start-up online short education affiliate.
They provided immense support in the foundation period ensuring we setup the best support mechanisms for students and engaging quality tutors.
ACS have continued to be receptive to feedback and promptly moved to make improvements wherever required.

David C - Director, ACS Partner College (Affiliate)

Having access to ACS' extensive library of digitalised education content has allowed us to scale our business quickly and efficiently. Their LMS is easy to access and manage, whilst also providing the consumer (student) with a professional and easy to use experience. John and Kate have always been a pleasure to work with and are quick to provide support when it is required."

Andrew O - Director, ACS Partner College (Affiliate)

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