Earning Money Online Part One: Affiliate Marketing
Hey y’all! Hope you’re having a blast online. In case you had no idea, or if you’re just totally new to the concept of making money online, there are several avenues for making some extra money on the side online. Note I did not use words like fast, quick, easy or make money now!! Those are just for show and most if not all are scams!! So be very very veeery careful.
Truth be told, there is nothing easy about making money. You will have to invest a considerable amount of time and resources so as to achieve your goals. Please get rid of the “easy” crap, roll up your sleeves and get down to business. Sorry folks, this is real life.
A few general rules;
First and foremost, you have to do a thorough research on the legitimate sites available. Be sure to check the reviews online and also ask your friends on the credible sites to seek membership. Notice also different sites have different packages and features,so be sure to read their terms and conditions then choose which site(s) best suites your needs.
Once you are satisfied with your selection, there are various ways you can choose to earn some cash. today i will shed light on one such avenue, Affiliate Marketing.
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What is Affiliate Marketing?
According to Wikipedia, “Affiliate marketing is a type of performance-based marketing in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought by the affiliate’s own marketing efforts.” An affiliate is a person or organization officially attached to a larger body. Its synonyms are partner, branch, offshoot and subsidiary.
How this relationship works is pretty easy; assuming you are an affiliate of Thabizzkid. when you bring customers to me (Thabizzkid) through the channels i have given you (text link, banner or pamphlet…), you (affiliate) get a commission. The terms and conditions and commissions vary from business to business, but that is how it basically works.
Your greatest work as the affiliate will be to direct as many buyers or prospective customers as possible to the business you are affiliated to as that directly translates to greater commission!! Note you can be an affiliate to several companies at once, so long as there is no conflict of interest so be sure to read carefully the terms and condition before embarking on any such en-devour lest you get into biig trouble!!
If you have a website or blog,ensure it is well written, interesting and regularly updated to ensure a loyal following. Also ensure use of SEO (Search Engine Optimization)- this is where articles are written using keywords that are most used to search for content in the search engines. This increases your blog posts or websites’ chances of appearing among the first on a search. If don’t have a blog or website yet, don’t worry. Its easy nowadays to get a blog from WordPress or Blogger.
I am an affiliate marketer myself,and one program I have enrolled in is Freelancer. They have a great affiliate program and an ever greater market place where freelancers and employers can get work and labor respectively at good rates.the links on this post are my affiliate links, so if you enroll to Freelancer I will get a commission 😉
Which reminds me, I will be tackling Freelancing in Part 2 of my “Earning Money Online” series so be sure to check back for updates.
That’s basically it. I hope this article was helpful. Kindly share your thoughts on this in the comments section below. Be sure to check back for updates. You can also subscribe to get updates via email.
Until next time….