Most of the ideas that I have listed here are completely random and just listed in order that I thought of the, However, I intentionally made affiliate programs number one of this list because it is by far the easiest way that I know to make money online.
Just in case you’ve never tried your hand at affiliate marketing here is an easy guide for getting started and a few tips to help you avoid the mistakes that many “newbie” marketers often make.
I’ve heard it said over and over again that in order to make money online you first need to give something freely. That’s very true when it comes to affiliate marketing. Also have a sincere “GIVE BEFORE YOU GET” mindset. Give your audience good quality, original information and they’ll reward you with great sales!
Before you select affiliate products to sell you need to focus your attention on a MARKETABLE NICHE. Notice, I didn’t just say a niche but a marketable niche. There’s a huge difference.
A marketable niche not only likes your product but also has the disposable income to spend on your product.
Let me illustrate this for you…literally:
Kids who love SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS are a very large niche. But since children don’t usually have their own money to spend they’re not the marketable niche that you want to go after.
The real marketable niche for Spongebob is the parents of the kids or in many cases even the grown ups themselves who also love the crazy cartoon character and don’t mind spending their money on the multitude of products that bear his likeness.
See the difference. Focus on a niche where people have money that they don’t mind spending on your products.
Now let’s talk about WHERE to find products online to sell. Here a few companies or affiliate product directories where you can sign up as an affiliate programs and earn a
commission on the referral sales that come from your links. There are many more…but these are just a few of the most popular ones to get you started.
http://www.Clickbank.com – The world’s largest marketplace for digital products
http://www.LinkShare.com – A huge affiliate directory for major businesses
http://www.CommissionJunction.com – Affiliate manager for major companies
http://www.Amazon.com – More than a bookseller, Amazon is a huge affiliate marketplace
This is just the tip of the iceberg…you can find millions of products to offer to your niche audience just by searching for “affiliate programs” at your favorite search engine.