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How to Earn Money Online in 6 Easy Steps

You can make extra money and even a full-time income from home with affiliate marketing programs. It is an ideal business as it does not require a lot of money to get started. Nowadays, affiliate marketing has become a popular business opportunity for tech savvy internet marketers. For affiliate marketing, you do not need to create a product or service, only internet access is required, and the work can be done from anywhere and at any time. This is an ideal opportunity for bloggers, coaches, information entrepreneurs, and any person who has a website.

Following are efficient ways, you can make money online

Create a blog:

For affiliate marketing, it is necessary for you to have a website. It will be a place to link to the products and services you recommend. Website services such as GoDaddy and Hostgator are really inexpensive to get a good start and it is pretty easy to set up free blogs through networks such as Google’s Blogger.

Decide your niche:

You need to choose upon which product you want to sell through affiliate marketing. Its best to select the area which you are familiar with and are enthusiastic about learning more.

Products and services for promoting:

Right now, many affiliate networks exist to link merchants with affiliate website publishers who can help sell their goods. Companies include:

Commission Junction: for people who are interested in more traditional wares including travel services or janitorial franchises can find this place a better place for marketing.

Clickbank, E-junkie and PayDotCom: These are the leading platforms for e-books and software

Google AdSense: This is a place that does not require involvement for sale. Income is generated on pay-per-click basis for leading the traffic on your website to a merchant’s website.

Site content:

There are two models to choose from

You can choose from Resource Sites which are focused on offering numerous how-to articles and posts. After that affiliate link or banner ads are provided to click for more details.

The Review Sites model provides a link or banner ad that clicks through for sales on the merchant’s partner’s website.

Targeted traffic:

In order to get more site exposure and for attracting more potential customers there are four ways.

The most effective way for the ad copy headline, call to action or graphics is the paid advertising.

The U.S. Free Ads and Craigslist are the free advertising websites that accept links and banner ads.

A popular method that offers several benefits is article marketing. Ezinearticles is a great website to do that.

E-mail marketing can help to capture the name and e-mail addresses of the customers to stay in touch. Aweber works best here and is highly recommended.

Forums:

Following are the free affiliate marketing forums for exchanging insights and ideas

aBestWeb: This forum covers a broad range of affiliate marketing specific subjects.

Warrior Forum: it is a great forum for beginners as well as for people who have already made it in this field.

Digital Point: This place is excellent to learn affiliate marketing tips and techniques that can impact your success.

The article originally appeared on Entrepreneur.com
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Written by Hisham Sarwar

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