Making and Saving Money
Make Money Online
||Lately, a number of new and innovative ways to make money online have
cropped up. Unfortunately, most of them require you to
actually do work. When the work stops, the pay also stops.
Answering questions, translating papers, taking surveys and
others fall in this category.
It is not surprising to me that one of the first ways to making money
online is still around and doing well. It is called affiliate
Affiliate marketing involves partnering with a vendor of products,
place their ads on your Web site and collect a small commission when
somebody makes a purchase from your site.
Affiliate marketing has two major advantages most other ways to make
money online do not. They are:
The learning curve may be a little steep and it may take a while to get
the gravy train going, but once it is going it will make money for you
day and night whether you're sleeping or are awake.
- Open 24 hours a day every day
- Worldwide reach
With a topical hub you can get involved in affiliate marketing
without a Web site of your own or even an affiliate account.
This is actually the best way to get started because
and Hubpages are
examples of such hubs.
- There is nothing to buy to get started
- Learning tools are built in
- Participate in both ad revenue and your own
Yes, it does take some effort to write posts and you want to do that
often. One good reason to start a blog is that, if you have
an affiliate account, you can place product links directly in your
posts and get paid that way.
Another good reason is to make links to either your topical hub pages
or your affiliate marketing Web sites. Blogs tend to get
noticed by the search engine crawlers very quickly. The
links on your blog will attract the crawlers and send them on to your
are examples of free blogging sites.
Affiliate Web Site
Contrary to popular belief, it does not take a computer geek or genius
to start your own Web site. It does not take much money
You are going to need a few things some of which are free.
You can get free domain names, but I can not recommend it.
The only ones I know aren't real domain names, but subdomain
names in the format: yourdomain.theirdomain.tt or something
like that. If the company that owns theirdomain.tt stops
offering free subdomains all your hard work building links will go out
There are several options for free or inexpensive Web hosting.
The free ones are quite adequate for this purpose.
Most of them get their costs covered through domain name
registrations and their prices are quite reasonable. Freehostia
is one such example.
You could learn HTML, the language of the Web, and make your own pages
with Windows Notepad. A significant shortcut is to use either
the free Kompozer
Web editor or Adobe's
Another option would be to hire someone to do it for you on elance.com and
someone to write content on fiverr.com.
You may not be able to get approved as an affiliate until you have at
least some content on your site, but the sooner you get started the
sooner you'll be making money.
The absolute best place to get started is Amazon.
Their commissions may not be among the highest, but they have
everything. No matter what your interest is, they have
products for it.
and Commission Junction
are some others to try.
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