Making Money Online Via an Affiliate Program

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  • Author Wisey Lim
  • Published November 5, 2010
  • Word count 324

It is easy to make money online even for beginner internet marketers. Making money online is quite similar to making money off-line. You just need to find the market with the high demand and fulfill it.

Try internet marketing via affiliate program. You may ask "What is affiliate program?"

Affiliate program is a business model where you make commissions from promoting the merchants' products or services through online means. You could get all the products from the affiliate networks, for instance ClickBank, PayDotCom, LinkShare, etc and you may promote as many products as you wish.

This is the easiest and quickest way to make money online. You don't need a website to start with. It is a perfect online business model for beginners or an experienced internet marketer.

There are thousands of free affiliate programs for you to join. Of course, each program is different. There are 4 popular affiliate programs as follows:

  1. The Pay Per Sale

You receive commissions for the sales of the merchants' products.

  1. The Pay Per Click

You receive commissions for every "click" on the merchants' advertisements.

  1. The Pay Per Lead

You receive commissions for the "leads" generated for the merchants.

  1. The Multi-Tier

This involves multi-tier programs that distribute commission into a hierarchical referral network of sub-affiliates and sign-ups. You receive commission on multiple levels. It is just like an off-line multi-level marketing program.

What do you need to start with an affiliate program?

You will need:

  1. a domain name (optional);

  2. the ability to write around 250 words article or you may outsource this. This article will act as the tool for you to generate traffics or to get customers;

  3. an account with article directories, for instance EzineArticles, GoArticles, etc. You could sign up for free; and

  4. an account with affiliate network. You could sign up for free as well.

It is just as simple as" ABC". Now what are you waiting for? Join an affiliate program and start making money online.

Wisey Lim is an internet marketer and entrepreneur who enjoys making money online and sharing such information with the others.

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