I made $22.01 last month with google ad sense. In that same month I made $415 using Commission Junction on the exact same sites. You don’t have to have 1000’s of page views to make some extra money with affiliate programs. I’m not suggesting that you dump ad Sense, I’m just offering another option.
I’m NOT going to talk to you about multi-level marketing or affiliate marketing or any of those other get rich quick on the internet programs. I’m just going to share a simple cut and paste technique that I use and you are probably kind of using without knowing it.
What is an affiliate program? – Very simply, your email or website has content that you link to the products that you talked about. When one of your customers clicks on the link and buys the product, you get a small commission of the sale, Simple!
So if you are already sending emails and or have a website you just need to find items that link to what you are already talking about. You don’t have to pitch the products you can just add a link. Again, simple!
How much can I make? – It all depends on how much effort you put it and what products you link. Your commission could be a small percentage or a flat rate.
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Best practice. – Join affiliate programs related to products you believe in, and you could create another revenue stream from your blog.Just because you are selling your own products, it doesn’t mean that you can’t review and recommend other products that your customers or blog readers might be interested in. As an example, I build websites via 40dollarwebdesign.com and Talentcasa,com but I advertise Sitely.com and Strikingly.com which are FREE website builders. I do this because some people don’t want to pay for a website or they want to do it themselves.
If you have your own product or service you can use affiliate programs to increase your sales force and marketing reach. You can create your own affiliate program if you have a product or service to sell. There are plug-ins, as well as web sites, that can help you set up an affiliate program. Creating your own affiliate program encourages others to help you sell your products and services. You pay a commission once a sale is made, but others will be more interested in promoting what you have to offer, since they have a financial interest in helping you sell more.
Starting your own affiliate program can be one way to help boost your marketing efforts without increasing your advertising budget by as much. You only pay when something is sold. You can set up your affiliate program to pay a portion of each sale (a percentage), or a flat payout amount each time a sale is made. You need to decide what works best for you as you put together your affiliate program.
There are hundreds if not thousands of affiliate programs out there. I use Commission Junction (CJ.com) to find things to sell. If you are looking to sell your products CJ is great but you might also want to consider JVzoo.com