Friday, March 25, 2011

How To Make Money Online - 8 Easy Steps to Generating Affiliate Income (Part I)

Author: Tamba Joseph Foyah

Okay - So you recently discovered that you would like to start making money online but: • You rather not pay the expenses - you are down on your luck and don't have the funds to pay • You rather not create a website because of all the hassle • PPC, SEO and CPL are all internet acronyms that you rather not learn or be bothered with • You just want to find a quick and easy way to make a few bucks. Does this sound like you? Good - Because I'm about to discuss the easiest way to making money online. And best of all, it's FREE. After this there's not going to be any extra clicks, or clicks referring you somewhere else - this is a see-through honest method that has been proven through research and the trial of error of others. However, remember the old saying? "Nothing works if you don't take action!" Even if you are not very motivated a few clicks a day on your part is all that is needed to start seeing some results. The more clicks you put in the more results you'll see. Simply follow this guide step by step and soon enough you'll be mailing me to talk about your success story.

Finding a Niche Product

Clickbank - an affiliate network

  1. Go to and sign up - make sure choose an affiliate ID that can be easily remember because you'll be using it quite often

  2. Weight loss, internet marketing, dating and muscle building are the top 4 income generating niches on Clickbank.

  3. Carefully go through the list to find products that you are interested in promoting.

  4. Select the ones of interest and click promote. Hint: Sorting products by 'Gravity' is recommended.

  5. A pop-up screen will appear with the two types of links that you can use to promote the offer.

  6. Simply copy the links and place them into a word document. Make sure to save the file in a place and under a name that's easily remembered.

  7. Now that you have a product you're ready to start making money online in the easiest way you ever thought possible.

Promoting your niche product Twitter

  1. Go to to create a niche account that is relative to the product niche you selected at Clickbank. Make sure to use a username that will draw attention. Ex: Fitnessnut21 is the name of my weight loss niche account on Twitter. Or you can choose to be real like I did with my affiliate marketing account: TambaJFoyah

  2. Go to and get the image of a sexy guy or girl to use as your profile image. Research shows that those kinds of profiles attract more followers.

  3. Use a catchy phrase as your description to tell your followers what you're about.

  4. Remember that affiliate link you saved in the word document? Well retrieve it, go to the website to shorten it and then use it as the website link for your account.

  5. Research someone who is influential in your niche, find their twitter account and begin to follow their followers like crazy. Click on the person account then click 'Follow'. Research shows that 1 in 4 people you follow will follow you back without even looking at your page.

  6. RT (Retweet) their (the famous person) tweets and add the shortened affiliate link into your retweet.

  7. Find an interesting fact in your niche, tweet it and add the affiliate link.

  8. Reply to what others tweet with a helpful, relevant response once again adding your link to the tweet.

  9. Tweet something controversial, NOT outrageous about your niche and add the link to your tweet. The idea here is that any interaction on twitter yields access to your affiliate link. After all generating clicks on the link is your first step to getting paid.

Yahoo Answers

  1. Go to Yahoo Answers ( and register with the same username you used for your niche account on Twitter (This simply makes it easy to remember).

  2. Click on the answer tab and 'Browse Open Questions', search for your questions in your niche, Ex: "Lose Weight"

  3. Answer their question to the best of your knowledge and once again link back to your affiliate link. Try to avoid making it sound like a sales pitch. Ex: "I had the same issue a little while back and it was very frustrating, but I recently found something that works really well for me. I've already lost X amount of weight and I feel great. It worked for me so I believe it can work for you too. You just might love it as much as I do" - then add in your affiliate link to lead them to the product.

  4. Try to answers about a dozen answers a day within your niche.

  5. This is not limited to Yahoo Answers; it can be done on any site where people go for advice.


  1. Go to and sign up for an account if you don't already have one. Once again make sure to use the same login details as Twitter.

  2. Find some famous fan pages that have a lot of 'Likes' and activity.

  3. Use Google to research the top 10 famous people for your fan page list. Names of country also work very well. Fan pages are better to use than adding friends because you don't have to wait to be accepted. Time is money and we don't want to waste either.

  4. Find the pages with the best results and 'Like' them. This allows you access to the page so you can post content on the wall.

  5. Post something interesting and include the shortened URL link back to your affiliate offer.

  6. Be mindful of the amount of times and the amount of walls you spot on. If it begins to appear like spamming Facebook will block you. Just make sure to choose a wall with a lot of traffic (activity).

Hope this article helps jump start your affiliate marketing career. These are the same principles that I've used so there is no reason why they won't work for you. Be on the lookout for part 2 of this article.

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About the Author

Tamba Joseph Foyah is internet marketer and blogger who's passion is using his experience in the industry to educate others on ways of making a living online. If you would like to receive more relevant content on how to make money online check out his Fast Cash Blog.

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Monday, June 1, 2009

Work On Your Business Days!

Author: Jody Gabourie

We've all heard the saying, "Work ON your business, not IN your business". What that basically means is don't get immersed in the day-to-day details and administrative tasks that are part of your business, but instead make sure you spend time on activities that will grow, develop and enhance your business.

One way to ensure you make time to do this is to schedule a specific day into your calendar. Some people call these Business Development days or Business Planning days or Business Growth days. Whatever you call it, the important thing is that you schedule it AND keep that appointment with yourself.

Some people book off an entire day every week or every couple weeks. Other people find they like to schedule 3 hours every week or take a weekend retreat once a month. Finding out how long you need and want to take for the "work on your business days" will take a bit of time to determine. Also, if you're moving into a bigger direction or it's a difficult economic time, then you might want to allocate more time to these development days.

The important thing is that you DO these days - somehow, somewhere and sometime (preferably on a consistent basis!).

Some ideas of what you can do during this appointment with yourself:

- Create a marketing plan for the upcoming 6 months, year

- Take a look at current personnel and vendor needs and look ahead to anticipated future needs

- Set your financial/sales goals - overall and for specific product and service lines

- Take a look at current joint partners and affiliate partners to evaluate the continued mutual benefit to keeping the relationship going - is there something that you could do to enhance it? Is there a person/company you need to say goodbye to?

- Take a look at what systems and processes you have in place - for different areas such as finance, product fulfillment, marketing, customer relationships, personnel, etc.

- Brainstorm about possible new, different, advanced opportunities that could benefit both you and your company

- Re-look at your company's vision, top-line goals and objectives, USP (unique selling point) and so on - to make sure that it's still aligned with your passions and strengths

These days are really the most important time that you'll spend for your business. You can't grow, manage, market or promote your business successfully and with the fastest, best results UNLESS you book time off for the above activities.

Put it this way, if you don't spend your time on business growing/development days, you won't spend much time having profit-generating days!

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Jody Gabourie Marketing Plan Queen helps small business owners get into marketing action fast with done-for-you products and services such as her Ready Made Marketing Plan

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Monday, May 25, 2009

Focus is very essential in affiliate marketing. A theme or concept must be set to have a certain character and identity. This makes a site or page standout and be trustworthy. It is like a business partner attending a meeting wearing the proper attire, and not just ragged jeans; pretty neat. Who is to trust a business partner who cannot even present his or her self very well?

Having a domain to use for affiliate marketing is one of the best things to do in order to increase one’s credibility. It is also important to have just one affiliate program for one domain. Offering a lot of products through a site or domain could give an impression that one could earn a lot with fewer expenses; but the truth is that this is confusing for the web visitors. A site must cater to only one theme and not a mix and match of different types of products.

It is possible to pick out several products or join several affiliate programs but it is best not to put them all together in one page. This shows commitment to the products being promoted, and focus on a certain theme. In relation, it is wise to keep a few ads on one page so the potential customers have a few things to choose from. This prevents the page from being cluttered.

It is best to have one domain per affiliate program. This builds credibility; thus makes it easier to gain trust from potential customers. Domain names are not so expensive nowadays, as well as the web maintenance programs.

If the whole site is fixed to promote just one product, all the information about it can be posted in the site. This technique is surely enticing as the prospects can see all the details they need, and can acquire instant answer to their possible queries. All the benefits that one can get from the product can be listed and discussed in details within the site.

Furthermore, the affiliate marketer can choose whether to have a single page or a whole site dedicated to an affiliate product or program. The main key in this is to have one theme, one subject, and focus. Nobody would place trust on a site offering a lot of things that are even not related to each other.

In addition, customers love to search for solutions. The feeling of finding a solution to a certain problem arrives when the site or page provides all the information that answers all of the possible questions. A feeling of care arises, and the certainty that the site understands what they need dominate their emotions. Therefore, they are compelled to have a purchase. This usually doesn’t end with just one purchase. The initially potential customer could be a loyal customer for years.

In the end, having focus, giving out the necessary details, and taking care of customers lead to business success. However, it must be noted that it all starts with a page or site that has a certain theme and focus; and then the rest goes stepping stones to success.

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Paul Kinder is with Affiliate Marketing. His venture is very helpful for online business affiliates. For further details, see internet promotion

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

How To Choose The Best Affiliate Program

Author: Richard Legg
With the amount of shady looking websites we find on the Internet promising you to make a millionaire virtually overnight, we are always wary of any program that can help you earn cash from home. You are right to be skeptical as most websites are either mere scams or give poor results that don't make the amount of time invested worthwhile. You will probably react in a similar fashion to Google Cash, which makes the exact same promises as those of the 'shady sites' that you are afraid of. So, is it just another scam or does it deliver what it promises? The fact that it is named Google Cash may also raise your suspicion as the only known way you can think of to earn money from Google is using AdSense. So, let us discuss Google Cash and confirm what this is all about. Google Cash enables you to make money by earning commissions from ClickBank and using Google PPC advertisement medium AdWords to attract visitors to your site(s). In order to make money this way you need to create a Google AdWords account and sign up with ClickBank to become an affiliate marketer. After this, you need to choose the products on ClickBank that you will promote. This will depend on which products you are most comfortable to discuss and which give best commissions. You can either choose products with high affiliate gravity (attract lots of traffic but where you may face tough competitions) or low affiliate gravity (attract less traffic but don't have many affiliates promoting them). Promote these products writing articles containing URL that leads to the main website of these products. If a visitor comes to your site clicks on any of these URLs and make purchases then you will earn hefty commissions. Now, in order to make your site visible on web, promote your site on Google AdWords. Remember, Google AdWords is a paid advertisement program and you need to spend money if Internet users reach your site via your AdWords ads. However, the commission that you earn from ClickBank will outweigh your total spend, as AdWords is extremely economical. This is the crucial factor in becoming successful using this moneymaking scheme. However, this is where Google Cash comes in handy. It is an excellent accumulation of facts and tutorials that will help you choose the most successful affiliate programs on ClickBank and it also tells you the secrets of creating successful campaigns on AdWords. Your ultimate aim should be to spend as less as possible on AdWords. Fortunately, Google AdWords system rewards well-structured AdWords campaigns by showing them in higher positions but not necessarily charging more money. AdWords will not charge you more than what you are willing to spend. Therefore you need to set up a daily budget and a maximum CPC (cost-per-click) which AdWords system will never exceed.
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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Affiliate Marketing is Here to Stay

Author: Mike Lohmeyer

Will Economic Downturn Hurt Affiliate Marketing?

The economic downturn appears to be affecting every niche in the consumer market, but affiliate marketing may be spared.

As companies look for ways to trim their budgets, they must search for the most cost effective ways to find and bring in their customers with marketing and advertising. And affiliate marketing, it turns out, may be the very last place that companies cut.

Traditional media advertising is expensive and difficult to direct toward the specific consumer you are trying to bring in. The cost of advertising on television and print may become prohibitive for many companies, or at least the target of cut backs.

But the internet is a far different story. Companies find it easier to spend their dollars wisely on captive audiences. And one of the biggest dilemmas of advertising, finding your target audience, is much easier on the internet thanks to the huge number of sites that have narrow interests.

Another plus? It's far cheaper to advertise on the internet than on television. Basically, in this electronic age, you get more bang for your buck.

That bodes well for affiliate marketing, an area on the internet that appears to be growing despite the recession. Affiliate marketing, for those who aren't familiar with this term, is when you sell or promote a product on a website with hopes that someone will purchase that product after clicking on the link on your site. Every time someone buys a product after clicking on an ad from your site, you get a commission.

While affiliate marketing is definitely getting more popular, the switch by major corporations may not happen overnight. Senior management may be at first reluctant to recognize the benefits of putting their advertising dollars on such a relatively new medium. But some experts do see a trend, which is being fast-forwarded to some extent by the worsening economy.

More mainstreams companies are turning their sites toward affiliate marketing and its ability to bring in consumers.

For example, Jet Airways, a privately-owned air carrier, recently announced it is launching its own affiliate marketing program. In another deal, Social Media Ventures, Inc. announced that it has agreed to a new online affiliate marketing program, to feature special savings on pet products from PETCO, for its social networking site for pet enthusiasts,

Another indication that affiliate marketing is fairing well? The recent Affiliate Summit Conference in Las Vegas, had a record number of attendees. Another is scheduled for August in New York and is expected to attract even higher numbers, according to organizers.

In a survey conducted by Datran Media of 3,000 marketing executives from Fortune 100 companies, 42 percent said affiliate marketing was part of their overall marketing strategy for increasing business. That question wasn't even included in the previous surveys.

As affiliate marketing becomes more mainstream, it can only mean that it could be one business that is considered recession-proof. Studies have already shown that more and more people are buying product on-line rather than in brick and mortar stores, and that trend is expected to continue. That's also good news for affiliate marketers.

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Mike Lohmeyer is an internet marketer and owner of and

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Affiliate Marketing Tips

Author: Mandeep Sidhu

Do you know who took the smallest hits in the stock market these days? The ones who had a diverse portfolio. What does this have to do with affiliate marketing? As with anything else in life, if you concentrate all your efforts in one area and that one area goes south on you, you\'re going to be in big trouble. That\'s why it\'s important, as an affiliate marketer, to make sure that you don\'t put all your eggs in one basket. This article is going to offer some suggestions for diversification.

First, a little story. I started as an affiliate marketer back in 2003. I latched onto this really great product that I started selling. I did so well selling it that the product owner told me that I was his top affiliate. I think that\'s pretty cool considering that I had just started out and didn\'t have a lot of experience. For more details Anyway, this is the only product that I sold back then. I didn\'t need to sell anything else because sales were so good. However, as time went by and the product got old, it didn\'t sell so well anymore. I realized that I had to start looking for other things to sell. Had I done this at the start, I wouldn\'t have had to scramble last minute to find a substitute as my income was starting to dry up.

Now, don\'t get me wrong. I also made sure I developed my own products after marketing a few years so that I didn\'t need to depend on affiliate sales. But as I started to settle into my new role as a product creator, I realized that I missed affiliate marketing and went back into it. Doing this, I noticed that this trend of products that would stop selling after a while didn\'t stop. I was always replacing old products with new ones. So what I started to do was grab hold of a number of products in different niches at one time and promote them all. This made it so that if one stopped selling, I had others to fall back on and could then take my time looking for a substitute. As a result, my affiliate income today is quite steady.

My suggestion is simple. Diversify. Create a portfolio of maybe five or six different products to sell and try to make them in different niches. For more details For example, you might sell six products from the following niches: sports, dating, make money, debt relief, health and photography...just as examples. This way, if one stops selling, you have five others that will still be selling well while you look for a replacement. This way, you don\'t have to worry about your income ever drying up completely.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

How to Prevent Fraud and Save Thousands in Affiliate Sales

Author: Egidijus Andreika

Affiliate marketing can be a fantastic way to promote your products online and earn a lot of money with affiliate's help. However, like in any other form of business, there are some risks of facing fraud involved. Here are the best ways to prevent affiliate marketing scammers from fleecing you of your money.

Stolen credit cards and PayPal accounts

Many affiliate marketers are smart enough to steal customer credit card account information and make it look like they have made a successful sale. This is done so that they can earn commissions from your merchant program wrongfully. You need to install safety measures and anti-hacking systems as well as authentication methods to prevent such occurrences. Make sure your merchant account provider provides you with all the tools to detect and prevent fraud.

Detecting spam mails

One other way to detect malicious affiliate marketers is to find out if they have been sending spam mails to customers. Most amateur marketers will send customers bulk emails hoping to receive more income. However, this can get your company ignored and even blacklisted in the minds of your customers. The best way to stop this is by banning these affiliate marketers from your program. Make sure that your merchant account and affiliate management solution allows you to fully control your affiliates and ban them accordingly.

Black hat sites

Many fraud affiliate marketers will use Black Hat sites to lure unsuspecting customers to purchasing products. The way they do this is by using similar domain names as your parent site and having a small typo in it so that no one suspects it is another site. Customers visit these sites and purchase products, little knowing that their credit card information is being logged and stolen. This can damage your company's reputation massively. Make sure your affiliate program has high quality parameters before you enroll new marketers.

Software like human behavior

There are affiliate marketers who will develop software and scripts, which mimic the actions of users. These scripts will make it seem as if a user has clicked to your merchant site, when in reality it is the software doing it. Make sure your affiliate marketing management system can easily detect such scammers and ban them.

Illegal transactions

Affiliate marketers also use fake identifications and use credit cards stolen from customers to make purchases of your merchant products. This way, they get their commissions and later on also perform a chargeback or refund to get the money back into the account. Customers do not suspect as they receive the money back but you as a merchant end up losing heavily by paying such marketers commissions. Make sure your affiliate marketing system protects you from such cases with built-in tools to protect merchants.

Where affiliates are scammed

There are also instances in which other affiliate marketers set up parasite websites, which hack the hard-working affiliates affiliate links and cookies. In this method, leads that your affiliates have procured are diverted to these parasite sites, where the customer is made to make purchases. Thus the commissions are received by these parasite affiliates instead of your own marketers. Make sure your affiliate marketing system protects honest affiliates and protects from unfair ones.

About the Author:
Egidijus Andreika is a creator of Click2Sell.EU affiliate network to sell products. Click2Sell allows you to sell digital products online and run your affiliate program. It protects your business from fraudulent affiliates, sales and all expenses related with fraud because of a advanced anti-fraud system. Visit Click2Sell to sell products online.

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