Affiliate marketing, a business with no
For many people, the lure of working from home is too
strong to resists. Being able to set up your own hours, your own schedule and
your own your speed is an extremely attractive way of living to most
But the thought of setting up your own
web-based business can be a huge hassle. You have to have a web design, a product
and then you have to sell it, ship it and handle customers. A much easier way to
work from home and run a web-based business is called affiliate
Setting up a site that works as an affiliate
marketing site isn’t really that hard. There are many different web-page
building programs out there that walk you through every step of the process.
Once you have a functional web site, you need to come up with a list of
companies that will pay you to link to them. Many major websites like Amazon
have an affiliate program that you can join and then get paid for simply
linking to their website.
But if you really want to cash in, you
don’t want a webpage with just a list of links on it. This may earn you a buck or
two, but when most web surfers stumble upon these kinds of pages after a Google
search, they tend to get frustrated and leave. The best route for you to go is to
provide interesting web content that relates to the company you’re linking
If you can’t write interesting web
content yourself, there are many companies that will do it for you for a very
reasonable price. Once you’ve got your content, you can weave your links
throughout it. People will find your web page on search engines like Google,
Yahoo and Ask.com and when they see the well-written content, they will hang
around and read what’s on your site. They will, in most cases, click on the
links provided and you’ll be counting the cash in no time flat.
While there is no guarantee that
affiliate marketing will turn into a cash cow, with enough hard work, the odds are
in your favor. When you combine a cool site design with quality content and a good
mix of interesting links, you are bound to get a good number of hits that will
quickly translate into dollars for you. Give it a try, you might be surprised at
how well it works!