Long Beach, CA (PressExposure) September 05, 2009 -- Hip hop accessories is a 10 billion dollar industry and growing. It involves posters, clothing, bling jewelry, ringtones, and a growing and lucrative market of memorabilia and more. Until now, to make money in the hip hop industry you either had to know how to rap, dance or write lyrics.
But now, thanks to the explodingÂ urban accessories market and the internet, more teens and other young people have discovered income opportunities. Most of these opportunities didn't exist a year ago. Why? Because the technology, the programs or even many of the companies didn't exist. With unemployment in the double digits in many areas of the country, many teens have found themselves out of the traditional fast-food and retail job market. As the saying goes, desperation is the mother of invention and creativity.
This has forced many teens to look for income sources on the internet. Many teens are joining the many affiliate marketing programs on the internet and creating their own jobs by marketing hip hop accessories on the many social websites.Â "It's the best of both worlds, I like to be on the internet and I like the culture. Plus, I can make a lot more money than working at a fast-food place," says one excited Salt Lake City, Utah teen.
Unknown to most, the lucrative accessories industry produces more income than the music side of hip hop. "This market continues to grow despite the recession," says Lenny Stein who owns over 5 online hip hop accessory stores in Boston, Miami and Kansas City. He plans to expand to the west coast starting early next year, which will include the start of his own affiliate sales program.
Many online hip hop accessory companies have discovered they need more young people to help market their products. Why? Because they not only know the online landscape. Plus they can provide valuable insights into the likes and dislikes of other young people they constantly talk with.
Many of these hip hop accessory marketing companies offer free training, sales tools and even websites to help young people market their products. Best of all their free to join, offering little or no-risk. Most pay anywhere from 10-75 % commission depending on the product. If a person has a computer and an online connection they can be in business in a matter of days or even hours. The company handles all the customers service, shipping and billing. Â Many smart teens and other young entrepreneurs are quietly turning the tables. Now instead spending their money on hip hop accessories, they're using them to earn money. Many who have started in some of these affiliate marketing programs have gone on to create their own products.