Have you noticed yet that more and more people around the world want to work from home and make money online?
Have you ever wished you could just wake up whenever you want, have a cup of coffee, turn on your computer, work for a couple of hours online, and then spend your time with your family and hobbies? Indeed, working from home gives a lot of benefits, freedom and income.
However, many people wrongfully think that making good money online requires a website and huge investment. Here’s a fact: you can start making hundreds of dollars per month within weeks with no upfront fees and even without a website.
Affiliate marketing allows you to earn commissions for selling other people’s products or services online. As you study every word of this article you will become amazed at how easy it will be for you to get started earning cash on the Internet because you can join any affiliate network at no cost.
For example, you can join Clickbank:
In order to learn more about marketing Clickbank products, make sure to read their website, FAQs and information in your member’s area.
Then go to Clickbank’s “Marketplace” and browse the categories that interest you. When you find a product that interests you, visit it’s pitch page and read the sales letter. I even suggest you buying the product that interests you. You’ll understand why this will increase your affiliate earnings by the time you finish reading this article.
When you find a product that you would like to promote, press on the “Create Hoplink”, enter your nickname that you have entered when joining Clickbank and create your affiliate link (hoplink) which you will be marketing on the Internet at no cost.
In order to make money online, you’ll have to promote your affiliate link by using any of the 3 methods that don’t require a website:
1) Forum posting
2) Article writing
3) Pay-per-click (PPC) search engine marketing
But before you can start using any of the above methods, I must warn you that each of them requires your time and work. If you think that it’s easy money, you’d better go watch TV or keep browsing the Internet.
But let me confess something: If you are like me, and if you are ready to put some time and effort, in the next few minutes you’re going to learn how to transform your life and start making cash on the Internet by marketing affiliate programs.
Marketing your affiliate link via forums
One of the easiest ways for beginners to earn affiliate commissions is to post comments in forums related to the product that you have chosen to market.
Now follow my path. All you have to do is go to your favorite search engine and find online forums related to the theme of your product. Create an account at each forum. Then go to update your profile and create a signature with your Clickbank hoplink. You can do that later after you have done some comment posting and see how other marketers use their links in their signatures.
Then you should browse the topics where you can provide useful tips and answers to the questions that people ask. If you have bought the product that you want to promote and you are happy with it, you should tell others about it’s benefits and how it helped you.
Consider this that it’s not enough to post a couple of comments and expect to earn thousands in commission. You should select several forums that interest you and keep visiting them and posting comments for at least a month. Try not to sell your product but help people. When you have posted hundreds of comments, people will treat you as an expert and the sales will start rolling in.
After you have spent some time posting comments to forums, you should notice that some topics and questions are asked again and again. If you already know how to help people, you should start writing articles and promote your affiliate links in them.
Affiliate marketing using article distribution
In order to get started you should visit some article directories, for example:
http://www.ezinearticles.com or http://www.isnare.com
Find articles that deal with the topic of your product and read them. Notice the “Author Bio” section at the end of most articles? It’s the place where you’ll market your affiliate link too.
But before you can start marketing, you should write your article. It’s really easy. Don’t say that you cannot write. If you can post comments in forums, you can write articles!
Simply, think about helping people, about the problems they try to solve in forums.
Now take a sheet of paper and start writing. The articles don’t have to be long. Just describe the problem and how it should be solved.
Then register with some article directories, write your “Author Bio” section with your hoplink and submit your article.
For maximum results, try to write and submit at least one article per day for at least one month. If readers love your articles, they’ll visit your link and buy from you. Webmasters will publish your articles on their websites and newsletters. At the end of the month you should see some affiliate commission in your Clickbank account.
Pay-per-click search engine marketing
When you have received your first checks from Clickbank, you should consider promoting your product using pay-per-click search engines. However, notice that this method requires payment for each click and may be quite complicated for beginners.
Some PPC search engines may even give you a sign-up bonus of up to $200, so it’s worth doing a research online and signing up.
In order to increase your affiliate earnings, you should also consider learning how to mask your affiliate links and how to track which marketing methods provide the most revenue.
You should also try to join other affiliate networks and promote different products and services.
As you can see, you can start making money online quickly, even if you don’t have any money or website. Don’t give up too soon, find and read more information about affiliate marketing and your success is guaranteed!