make money with Affiliate Programs
by Xavier Nelson
Every day, thousands of would-be marketers scour the internet
looking for any and every affiliate program, sign up,
and wait for the money to pour in and get frustrated just
fast when the bank balance still shows a big, fat ZERO!
There are tons of guru's floating around and even more
and articles claiming to know the latest and greatest
make tons of money with no effort at all (oh and of course,
unless you use their method then you will never, ever
anywhere in your online business and stay broke the rest
your life). We've all seen these before.
Let's get real for a moment.
If you don't put any effort into your marketing and don't
spread the word of whatever you are marketing, then you
get exactly that much out of your effort.
Zero effort = Zero results!
I hope that's plain enough and now let's have a look at
sensible way to market your affiliate programs, so you
actually earn some of that Internet-Money-Pie (and it's
There are two types of affiliate programs generally. Those
pay you (1-tier) and those that pay you, plus they pay
bonus for actions taken by visitors sent by other webmasters
you have referred (2-tier).
Let's think about that for a moment. What's the easier
make money? You sell a bunch of products and get paid
alone, or if you sell product and also introduce the affiliate
program to a bunch of webmasters who in turn also sell
earn a nice commission and you get a bonus every single
they sell something, just for having referred them to
Ok, I know you probably just smacked your forhead and
said 'Duh' quite loudly and think I am stating the plain
If you can get others to do the same thing you are doing,
keeping in touch with them and helping them and duplicating
your efforts, then of course it stands to reason that
you receive for referring the webmasters will generate
potentially a large team of people making you money.
So, your first task is to find good, well-paying 2-tier
affiliate programs. You can always use single tier programs
a back end sale or on other projects, don't get me wrong,
will still make you money, but right now, we want to get
started off on the right foot to your own internet income.
So, you've gone out and found a well-paying affiliate
and you are ready to rumble and make money... Not So Fast!!!
How are you going to promote it? What is your plan of
That's another problem many marketers run into, they just
off and don't think before they act and that again results
lot less return for all of your efforts.
Here's what I have done in the past and always do each
Feel free to try this out and see the results for yourself.
After finding the affiliate program I want to promote,
the resource material provided by the program. Sometimes,
depending on how new the program is, I use their material
get things rolling but almost every time, I start to write
ads of my own, perhaps an article or even an ebook that
use to promote the product and the affiliate program with.
Some of those resources are available to readers of the
eBusinessCornerNews newsletter if you are interested.
Another thing I do, after putting together all the marketing
material I want to use is to check out the competion that's
already in the market. I don't really care if there is
competition, as a matter of fact, many times that is a
indicator that there is a good demand for the type of
am promoting. You can do this pretty easily by just going
search engine and typing in keywords you associate with
product for example (there are a lot of additional ways
this that we discuss in our newsletter).
There are a ton of places you can advertise your product,
the marketing material you are using, such as article
directories, free advertising forums or websites, you
find a lot of ezines that allow you to place free classifieds
and websites you can post your ad on, at no cost.
Another thing that is handy to have is a website of my
where I can post my thoughts and comments (nothing sells
than your own, plain english comments and reviews) along
any other articles I can find that will help to draw visitors
in and make the search engines list my site better.
Most of the time, I will take a few of my articles and
them into a free ebook, or post the articles in article
directories where other webmasters are permitted to reprint
them in their own newsletter, provided they leave my resource
box (see the bottom of this article for an example) in
So now they are spreading the word for me, driving traffic
my behalf and generating orders too.
But I like to help, as much as I like to earn money too,
here's what I do most of the time.
When I find a good newsletter that I like then I touch
with that publisher and offer him the article, but I also
him it's for a 2-tier affiliate program and if he would
then he could use my article, if he either leaves my box
place or signs up under me and then I let him add his
my box, so he can earn the bigger piece of the pie and
the bonus commissions from his sales.
Now, why would I do that? Simple...
I do that, because there's a much better chance that he
send out my article sooner, rather than later because
has the potential to earn money with it too.
Find a few publishers like that and you are well on your
to getting a nice piece of the pie and the great thing
anytime you find a new affiliate program to promote and
new article, you already have made contacts that you can
it to, so it gets easier every time and takes a lot less
on your part.
Well, there you have the sensible way of making money
(Note: There are a lot of other methods available to market
your affiliate program and earn money, but this is one
best methods I have ever used.)
Here's to your success,
P.s. Quit reading this article already and get out there
find yourself a good affiliate program and start making
Now get moving...
(Note: You have permission to reprint this article in
entirety, provided you do not change the article in any
leave the Resource Box above intact. If you would like
money with this article, please visit
http://www.makemoneymarketingonline.com today and sign
the generous 2-tier affiliate program that pays 50% for
sales you make, plus an additional 20% for any sales generated
by webmasters you refer into the program)
About the Author
Xavier Nelson is the publisher of eBusinessCornerNews,
a newsletter dedicated to bringing you the latest news,
articles, reviews, free resources and tools along with
an opinionated view on the world of 'Making Money Online'.
Check out his newest product and brandnew, 2-tier affiliate
program at http://www.makemoneymarketingonline.com