In this instalment, I’m going to take a short look at affiliate marketing.
Why affiliate marketing?
Well, as a source of income for your online business it can be very lucrative. It doesn’t take too much work to set up and once you have created a list of products that fit your niche, all you really have to do is tell the world about them.
There are several well known affiliate programs out there, but the biggest and best known has to be Clickbank.
Another up and coming affiliate site is PayDotCom.
If you don’t already have an account with either of these, you can follow the links to each site and sign up for free. There is no charge whatsoever for joining either of these programs and they will both enable you to sell products from their extensive lists and make money on the generous commissions the products offer.
The beauty of affiliate marketing is that you don’t have to produce a product of your own. There are none of the costs involved in promoting your own product, like website creation and hosting, product creation and packaging or hassle with merchant accounts and giving refunds. Both Clickbank and PayDotCom do all that for you. All you have to do is promote those products and then collect the commission cheques as they arrive (in the case of Clickbank) or watch your PayPal account grow (in the case of PayDotCom).
Promoting affiliate products is the same as promoting most things online. You don’t even need your own website (although it will give you more credibility). You can create blogs and squidoo lenses to promote your affiliate products and then advertise them using the several promotional methods already outlined in the several articles found on The Honest Way articles page.
So if you are looking to ways of increasing your online income, you could do a lot worse than set up some promotional pages in blogs, lenses or you own website(s), sign up with both Clickbank and PayDotCom and start promoting some of their affiliate products that are relevant to your own niche.
There’s no time like the present, so if you think affiliate marketing is for you go for it right now. You’ll be glad you did.
See you again soon!
The Honest Way