Earn Money With Affiliate Programs
By Tom McMullen
All of us would like to earn more money. You probably have your reasons. Today the internet makes it easier to put extra money in the bank. Do you have a website or blog? Many people do and they are using it more for fun. So how about turning these into a way to earn money. Let us look at this concept some more with what we call earn money with affiliate programs.
You may want to look at creating a business website or turning your personal website into a combination personal and business website. If you bought your name as a domain name that is great because you can build on that to create a brand of your own in the future.
The fastest way to start earning money online is to join a few affiliate programs. To do this well you need to think of affiliate programs that visitors to your site would like to look at. For example, if your site is about babies, you will want to look at affiliate programs that offer baby products. Stay with your theme and do not go off on a tangent and put music tickets on it, for example.
You can find affiliate programs to join by Google searching affiliate programs to join. You can also check out Commission Junction or Associate Programs to find some as well. Joining affiliate programs is free to do. It is also very easy and quick to sign up. You just need to provide some basic personal info to get an account going. You will also need to be paid and if you have not done so you should set up a PayPal account for quick payment on any commissions you earn.
Your main goal right now is to join a few programs and get your site set up to make a few sales. The easiest way to do this is to add a few banners for the products you will be representing. The affiliate programs you join will have banners you can copy and place on your site. These banners will be coded with your affiliate i.d. number so when someone clicks on them they are taken to your affiliate sales website.
If they buy something you get credit for the sale and earn the commissions. You do not handle the product or the money. That is all done for you. You would then be paid once a month or so, and usually the money is just put in your PayPal account. Some companies will mail you a check.
This is basic affiliate marketing. Start small and get your feet wet. It is fun and can be profitable.