Solid, Realistic Ways to Earn Money with Your Own Free Website
As you know, in the world of technology, nothing is standing still and advancements are coming in fast and furious. Gone are the days where you need to sit in offices and wait to get paid weekly or monthly. It has grown past the stage of people getting dressed early enough, lifting bags and rushing out of their houses to earn a living. The world has grown fast into a global market and it’s a very long way to it’s peak. More and more the workforce is seen glued to their computers making proper use of their time, creating business opportunities for themselves, and reaping the benefits in daily revenues.
Making money online is one of the easiest ways of creating an extra paycheck and eventually a fulltime income. However, it requires you dedicating your time to it, your passion for technology and serious commitment. There are so many ways to make money online, by becoming an affiliate marketer, being an online mystery shopper, freelance designing, selling stock photos, referring professionals for jobs, selling your music, and a whole lot more. But I will like to restrict this to marketing. Affiliate marketing is all about promoting other people’s businesses and making your gains from doing so.
For many that love marketing or you wish to be an affiliate anytime from now, here is some good news for you….
Simple ways to make money online:
• Affiliate programs
• Google ad sense and other advertising programs
• Building an email list
• Sell Amazon products
• Relevant niche advertisers
• Creating your own product
How to Make Money with Affiliate Programs
To start as an affiliate marketer, you first must have a site on which you place links to the products or services you recommend. So, you have to start by creating a website or a blog for your placements. Secondly, you know what affiliate marketing is all about…., that is helping companies and entrepreneurs to sell whatever they have in stock. Do not choose to do a job you know nothing about, only work with what you are familiar about or you have an interest in learning. It saves your time and reduces the risk of getting bored with the job.
Also, find products and services to promote. This can be done through affiliate networks. Affiliate network acts as an intermediary between publishers and merchant affiliate programs. There are so many affiliate networks that connect merchants with affiliate site publishers who can help them sell their products. For merchants, affiliate network service and benefits may include tracking technology, reporting tools, payment processing and also access to a large base of publishers. It is also almost the same with affiliates but they have the opportunity to register for one or more than one merchant affiliate program in a more simplified way, also access to payment aggregation and access to product API’s.
Examples of such networks are Google AdSense, which requires less of your involvement in sales of the product. Your personal income is realized by the number of clicks. I.e. on a pay-per-click basis. Other examples of affiliate networks are Shareasale, Commission Junction which is one of the most popular affiliate network, owned by ValueClick, which emerged with Be Free founded in 1998. Commission Junction makes things easy for affiliates by consolidating all payouts into one payment. LinkShare which has more than 700 merchant in its affiliate network, ClickBank which offers a huge array of downloadable products, mainly eBooks. It is also very cheap and easy for merchants to join as they provide products with high quality.
When setting up an affiliate marketing site, there are two main approaches:
Resource sites: these are sites that are focused on offering a lot of how- to articles, tutorials and posts. They provide affiliates with links and banner ads which serves as a guide to get more information about them. They frequently add fresh content that are vital giving people reasons to visit your site again and click some of your money making links. These are more informative types of sites and the more information you have on your chosen niche market, the better.
Review sites: these sites are available for you to review products, help you provide a link or banner ads that click through for sales on your merchant partner’s site. Basically, you are connecting customers (buyers) with companies (vendors).
As an affiliate, your site must attract a lot of targeted traffic to succeed. This is why it is necessary to use marketing strategies to increase your traffic. This can be achieved by four major ways.
Lastly, as a marketer, you cannot build your career laying basis on your own experience. A lot of online communities exist. These communities are made up of people of like mind who exchange insights and ideas. Join one of the forums and benefits from the experience of people, especially those who have made it to the top in affiliate marketing. Examples of some online forums that you can join are Digital Point, aBestWeb, Warrior Forum among others.
Making Money with Google
Here are some tips if you are interested in making money with Google AdSense
It will interest you to know that Google AdSense is a way to monetize your traffic, and this is not much of a difficult job to do. Google.com earns a large percent of its revenue by allowing other website owners to advertise on their search result page which is usually managed through a program called AdWords i.e. pay per click marketing. Advertisers pay a certain amount of money per click for the ads. This makes advertisers compete for the spots and whosoever has the highest bid and most quality ad gets the top spot. This is more like an auction-based system.it is simple. When someone clicks on the text or image being displayed on your site, you earn about 68% of the click while Google earns the rest. The more the click, the more you earn. Please note that the AdSense is not a way to get rich quickly and easily, it takes a lot of work to make money.
The commission you earn depends largely on how much advertisers are paying Google for a particular ad. You might be wondering how much is paid per click, it is quite impossible to know the average amount paid, so be very careful so you don’t get misled by people who know nothing or less about it; only Google knows how much is paid. The amount you earn depends on the amount of targeted traffic you receive to your site, and how well you can grab the attention of the audience. Create a subject, a site for your subject and develop it. The more traffic you have, the more earnings you make.
To get started….
- Create your website for AdSense. Come up with topics you know a lot about. That way, you have a large content to write about.
- Build your own website. Get a domain, sign up for your web host and build your pages. Select your theme
- Once you have 20 to 30 pages on your site, go to http://adsense.google.com to apply
- Display ads alongside like Google does. You can also customize it to match making use of different colors to make it match with your site.
As said earlier, it is very important to build your own traffic. Play around different designs to make the ads look really attractive. Create channels. It helps you track the performance in your reports. Maximize your click through rate to attract many advertisers. Be careful of free hosts when creating your own channel because they can remove your site without warning. Lastly, display relevant ads. Your content attracts visitors.
Have you heard about BIDVERTISER?
It is another avenue of getting your money by promoting other peoples advert. Just like Google, display the BidVerstiser ads on your website or blog, get paid for the clicks and conversion. You can either get paid through PayPal, check or wire. You can also join BiVertiser affiliate program and make money online by directing users to sign up with BidVertiser. Publishers are automatic affiliates as they get paid for every user they refer.
Build an Email List
Building an email list is a valid way to create businesses and increase income. Building list helps to create relationships which help the business to grow stronger by the maintenance of such relationships. Before you can make money building your list, there are some basic principles you must know. First is what exactly satisfies your subscribers. Most of them do not want to be sold; they are looking for an avenue to buy. Second is that the size of your list does not really mater, but how you can preserve the relationship you have been able to build with those who have entrusted their information with you. To make money through your list, introduce relevant affiliate products. The best way to do this is to do reviews on your blog or mention how you use such products for your business and then send a link to the post to your list.
Another way to make money through listing is sending your subscribers valuable free content such as reports, videos. Introduce them to your product or training program.
When you send your subscriber to other sites, you could also get paid.
Sell Sponsor ADS. When sending emails, attach advertise a sponsor’s offer sending links to your subscriber to view the sites of your sponsor.
Always recognize your new subscribers by sending mails to appreciate them requesting that they confirm their subscription. See Email Marketing for a thorough explanation on how to optimize this fantastic revenue source.
Create Your Own Product
Here are tips to creating a product that sells
- The first thing is niche identification. It makes it easier for you to market your product when you get an audience. A niche is a part of the market which focuses on specific product i.e. meeting specific needs of the market.
- Know what the audience really wants, this guides you in making a product that will really sell because it is what the audience is hungry for. In finding what your audience is really hungry for, you must know why they want it. How do you identify a hungry market? Find out how your audience feels i.e. pain or pleasure towards, would they mind spending a fortune to get satisfied, are there options available and lastly, are there opportunities for continuity or satisfying their need leads to a dead end.
- A foreknowledge of the above, guides you in creating the proper product for the right market, and your gains are made.
In creating your product, you can help others advertise or, in other words, promote others peoples product. You stand a chance of making you gains too.
Not feeling the urge to create your own product? Check out PLR – Private Label Rights – where you can purchase an already product, graphics and marketing materials and modify it an put your name and links on it.
Here are benefits of making your own product:
- You have control over the rate on your product. That is you can choose to increase the rate on your product or not.it is all about positioning your value
- You can maintain your clients no matter the cost and also still make money from them
- You can select those who will work for you
- Holding group seminars or workshops or holding individual workshop helps you to create a high leverage spot for yourself and trust me, with good pay too.
Making Money as an Amazon Affiliate
As a blogger, you have great opportunities of making money. A good way to do this is by opening up and using an Amazon account. But before anything, you need to know where the majority of your traffic is coming from. When you have your account, link up with Amazon site. When you sell a lot of products, your gain increases. To ensure sales, include links to alternative products and accessories. Review products in a way that it will be useful to your readers. To encourage people to buy products from your website, get a monthly listing of products and recommend them for various reasons. Make the list inviting and popular with the search engines. Copy and paste some information from Amazon using your own words. Make an associate account with Amazon and keep earning your income.
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