Are you one of those people who is tired of making minimum wage? Or your not making enough to cover all the bills? I want to show you how to make money at home for free. I will give you an option you might not have heard about, maybe you have heard of it. NO! This is not a scam.
Have you heard of affiliate marketing?
This is something you can do to make extra money from home. The great thing is it will only cost you the time you invest in writing articles or reviews of products and services. If you decide to buy a website domain, there is a cost.
What is Affiliate Marketing?
Think about when you want to buy something. Where do you go to buy?
There are 4 billion people on the internet. In 2016, globally 1.66 billion people are buying stuff on the internet. Estimated to grow over 2.14 billion people by 2021. (per statista.com)
Many companies’ recognized the trend of internet purchasing, like Amazon, and embraced the idea by having affiliate programs.
Affiliate marketing is when you promote a product or service. You earn income from promoting a companies’ product or service. Most people look for advice or reviews about something before buying, you are providing this service.
If a sale is generated for the company, you get a commission. If they don’t buy, you don’t get paid.
The price of the product is set by the company, not you. It is the same whether the customer goes directly to the company or through your affiliate link.
There is no increase in price for buying through you.
Some affiliate programs are Amazon, Clickbank, CJ Affiliate (Commission Junction), and eBay Partners. These companies’ manage affiliate programs for major companies’ like shopDisney.
CJ Affiliate represents GoPro, Lowe’s, 24 Hour Fitness, Office Depot, and IHG InterContinental Hotels Group to name a few. They call their affiliates, Publishers. The CJ Affiliate website states – $1.8 billion in commissions to their publishers.
Most affiliate marketers have a website.
Think of your website like a newspaper and your links are advertisements. Your local newspaper makes a majority of their income from selling advertisements. The newspaper makes money regardless if a sale is made. In your case you only get paid if a sale occurs. The sellers like this, they save money by you sending them costumers.
There are a lot of newspapers struggling. Also, many of the big stores are struggling, like Toy’s-R-Us and Sears.
Think of it this way a person reads your review of a product. They click a link to the company then buy a product. The company pays you a commission. You have many articles customers can search for, your goal should be to have 100 articles.
There are people on the internet 24 hours a day. You will have people reading your articles while you take your kids to school, soccer or swim practice. They could be on your website while you sleep, and make a purchase. You will be making money while your sleeping.
So from here, what are you to do?
You need to write about something.
You need to pick a niche.
What Is A Niche?
A niche is a group of people looking for something. They are looking for information, to buy something, or repair a phone screen.
Read this article for a more details about selecting a niche. View here.
Let’s say you want to have a website about Health. You should narrow this down. Health is a very broad topic. You could write about hair loss (men, women, after surgery, after pregnancy, etc.), low carb diets, or improve metabolism.
What are you interested in?
What are you willing to talk about with someone?
What do you want to learn about?
Some people already have a hobby, like Toyota FourRunner off-roading. They create a following talking about their adventures and reviewing add-ons for the rig.
What would you like to learn about and become an expert in?
How Do I Become An Expert?
How can I compete with those online already?
A new doctor is not an expert in the beginning. It takes years of practice and learning.
Overtime, you will learn what people want to know about the niche you pick.
When you are learning about the niche, what were some questions you thought of while learning?
What are people asking about? Look at reviews left on other similar sites. What are they complaining about? What are their concerns?
You can get ideas from other sites. What are they discussing?
Remember get ideas – Don’t copy other sites content, this could get you black balled by Google or other servers.
You might think “I can’t write.”
As you do research and write posts your writing will improve, your writing style will emerge. Overtime your knowledge and skills will grow. Your content in a few years will look different from now.
You don’t need a 4-year degree to have people willing to read what you write. You just to connect with the reader.
You need to be able to answer their questions and appeal to them.
Watch this video on how to become an expert. View here.
You can get peoples interest by using social media, create traffic. Usually by sending them to your website.
How Do You Get A Domain Name?
You need a website, it’s the foundation of your business.
There are many places to buy your own website – BlueHost, Namecheap, GoDaddy to name a few. You need to watch out for up-sales, additional cost for security or tech support.
Average cost is $10-12 depending on registrar and length of contract.
For example: GoDaddy pricing costs $5.99 per month, billed by the year $71.88.
Try to get a .com or .org, they will rank better in search engine optimization (SEO). This is your foundation.
Most people are using WordPress to build their website. Which can be done for free.
Pick a Theme that has a white background with black letters. Easier to read.
I have seen nice looking website themes, but I had a hard time reading the posts. The background and lettering were to close in color.
How do you get into an affiliate program?
You might be thinking I don’t know how to do any of this. How will I ever build a website on my own?
I thought the same thing.
You can have my support and a community of like-minded people at Wealthy Affiliate (they sell domains for $13.99 per year).
Go to my review on Wealthy Affiliate.
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Content = Traffic = Money
How do you get people to your website?
You can pay for ranking, by buying advertising space.
A free way to get traffic is by using keywords.
A keyword is what people most often search for when looking for something. Google and other SEOs keep track of searches every second of the day.
There are tools which will help you find what people are searching.
You can enter a word or words in to the search window. Google will give you a few suggestions of what people have searched when typing those words.
By adding a space or and letters “hair loss” “hair loss ” “hair loss a” “hair loss b”; each time you enter these examples Google will have a drop down list with suggestions of what people are searching. You can get 4 to 8 suggestions each time.
There are also tools which help you do this, with a way to save these results for later.
Read my review on Jaaxy for further discussion about research tools. ==>Click Here.
Jaaxy can give you a list of what people most commonly look for when they type “hair loss.”
The data Jaaxy provides will include how often a keyword is searched per month and how many articles include these words.
Read my review of Jaaxy for an explanation of each column.
Jaaxy can also help you if you get writers block.
How Much Money Can You Make?
This is the big question.
With Amazon, you can make $0 to $4,000+ per month.
It will take time to make any money in affiliate marketing, until you get traffic you will not have sales. If no one is reading your articles or blogs, no one will be buying anything.
With good content and large traffic flow through your website you could make $1,000 per year, per month or day. The amount is based on the affiliate program you sign up with and the traffic you create.
Good quality content is the key.
Successful people take action. They don’t wait around.
You have to develop your website and yourself.
Affiliate marketers also make money selling the website for 30 to 40 times the monthly income.
It is business property creating an established income. Someone will be interested in buying it.
Maybe, a competitor.
If you build the website to $1,000 per month, it could be sold for $30,000 – $40,000.
Here is someone who recently sold a website. Website sold for $30,000.
What are you thinking about?
Is this something you want do?
If I can do this, you can.
I have found a group of people who can and will help you with all it takes to be a successful Affiliate Marketer.
They provide training and community support. There is technical support for the websites.
Wealthy Affiliate University has all you will need to get started. And has the tools you need to build your websites and knowledge to grow into an affiliate marketer for your community.
Think about this.
Once you have the knowledge needed to build your website and it starts making you money, even while you are sleeping.
You could develop websites for businesses in your area. You can help them with SEO techniques, to build their business. New traffic for them to increase their sales.
Are you willing to take the step and learn a new skill?
Take a chance and learn something new. Join Wealthy Affiliate and start by trying the free trial. Set-up your profile and begin taking the lessons. ==>Click here.
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A savings of $30.
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