15 Simple Ways to Make Money Online

For most, the internet is primarily for social media (watching funny cat videos) and playing online video games. However, did you know that you can build your business and make a little money from it too?

There are so many opportunities for you to apply yourself in the vastness of the internet. If you can apply yourself in just the right way, there is a very good chance that you can make a living doing some of the things that you are currently doing or even dare I say it dreamed of doing.

In the following post, I am going to share with you 15 simple ways to make money online, you do not need to master or 15 methods, just pick one and it is enough to replace a full-time job.

Building Websites

15 Simple Ways to Make Money Online

 

Here, you can assume that the vastness of the internet is like a vast piece of land. Then if this is so then websites can be likened to tracts of real estate.

In the real physical world, the overall worth of the real estate is quite high; in fact, it is one of the most coveted items that you can have today.

Digital real estate would basically operate under the same principles, that?s why it?s called digital real estate (your collection of websites and digital products).

So when it comes to developing a website, these websites can be referred to as digital real estate. And the best thing about it is, you can build as many as you like because the land (webspace) you have available is unlimited.

How it is done?

Just like you would on your piece of physical land when you have space on the internet you are at liberty to do as you please with your website.

However, we are concerned with making money and therefore there are going to be some few limitations.

You will need to be more specific with the content that you would like to put up on your website. Let us be honest, only good content will yield good returns.

There would be no point in having your digital real estate looking like a junkyard; you will be lucky if you get any visitors and if they visit they are not going to stay long.

When you are developing your website, it would be advisable that you spend some significant amount of time in selecting a platform that would be desirable.

A platform can be described as the format in which your website will be hosted on. If you are not particularly tech-savvy, this would immediately sound like a task that is overly complicated and the thought of millions of lines of code downright off-putting.

This was the case several years ago when the platforms were a tad bit complicated; the popular platforms were HTML, Flash or CSS.

To put up your website you would need to invest a significant amount of time to code your website (a task that in itself required countless hours to master).

However, you can now breathe easy as this process has been significantly simplified thanks to Content Management Systems (CMS) like WordPress.

Simply put, CMS can be described as a platform that is user friendly that is used in the development of websites and the management of online content. It gets even better, these CMS are mostly free!

*Note ? You can find your WordPress website at wordpress.com. These can be set-up in minutes!

Once you have selected an appropriate platform, you should then proceed to select a domain name that would suit you and a host.

A domain name can be described as a web address like a thisismywebsite.org. Hosting, on the other hand, refers to a service that will be able to connect your site to the internet.

Earlier we mentioned that making use of a platform like WordPress will be free, however, for your site to be hosted it may cost you a small investment of no more than $10 ? 100 per month depending on the tools and space you require.

However, there is no need for you to be alarmed by this, it is not an amount that will be capable of breaking your bank; it can cost less than you spend on coffee around $3 to $5.

You still have the option of having your site hosted for free but the implication of this is that your website will not have a professional appeal.

For instance, it would be very unattractive to have a website that reads thisismywebsite.freewebsitehosting.com. Spending a little extra on the hosting will go a long way into ensuring that your brand has an attractive outlook.

*Tip ? Don?t go for free hosting it?s simply not scalable or worth it.

After you have come up with an appropriate domain name and you have chosen a host for your site, you only need to tweak and adjust your site a little bit.

You will need to add some templates and the necessary layouts for your website to increase its appeal.

Think of this as the interior decoration of the digital real estate that you have built. Once you have done this, you will be ready to launch your website.

How do you make money?

Making money off your website is where the challenging bit begins. To get any revenue then you need to attract people to your site, and to do this you will be required to promote and market your site extensively.

You can do this on social media, or any other media that will be at your disposal. You are advised to even look into Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to ensure that your content is easily accessible when someone looks online for it.

The whole point of doing all this is to be able to generate adequate traffic to your site to be able to sell the products that you have to offer.

Remember – the more traffic you can generate the more likely that you be able to get the attention of companies and they will come to advertise on your website.

Google AdSense

15 Simple Ways to Make Money Online

AdSense can be said to be one of the most popular ways in which you can get some revenue online. If you are new to this then it may look like some complicated terminology involving some complicated tasks, however, with this guide, it will be very simple. Here is all you need to know:

  • This is an internet service that is owned by Google.
  • It is a free service for all publishers.
  • It is one of the major income earners for Google as a company with revenue of approximately $3.13 billion.
  • The revenue share is split between the publisher and Google on a ratio of 68:32. This means that for every dollar, 68 cents will go to the publisher while 32 cents will go to Google.
  • The variety of advertisers utilize the AdWords program to advertise their services and products on the AdSense websites. Payment is only due whenever an individual clicks on the advertisements. This is called pay per click (PPC)
  • It is a very convenient system to use
  • The calculation of the cost per every click is determined through an auction type of system.
  • It is arguably one of the most reliable platforms for advertising online today and it can generate a steady income for a publisher in comparison with other PPC systems.

How can you make money?

It has been highlighted that this is one of the easiest platforms to use in which you are entitled to receive over 68 percent of the entire revenue.

Nevertheless, there are some requirements that you need to make any kind of money on AdSense. But you need not be alarmed as they are not too hard to accomplish.

Your Website should be rich in Content

Google AdSense is best suited for a website that is rich in content. You can put all sorts of content within your websites such as images, words, and videos so long as they do not contravene the policies of AdSense.

You, should, however, ensure that your content has some text in it so that it can be easy for the web crawler to locate your content.

High Quality

Given that Google has a fiduciary responsibility to their clients given the fact that they part with hefty sums of money so that their products can be advertised, they would not be amused if their content was placed on websites that were of poor quality.

Moreover, it would serve you and your brand better if your website were to have a professional appearance as compared to a messy juvenile web page.

High Traffic

Like we had mentioned earlier, you stand to make very easy money if you make use of AdSense, nevertheless, this is only possible if your website can generate a substantial amount of traffic.

The rationale here is that advertisers will pay to place their adverts on websites where people will notice them, with low traffic then that is not possible.

As a benchmark, you need to aim for approximately 400 unique visits on any given day to consider it healthy traffic.

Appropriate Keywords

It is vital that your website has the appropriate keywords and the same goes for your content if you are to make any money with AdSense.

Appropriate keywords refer to the words that are commonly used by the advertisers when they are promoting their services and products to increase the overall number of action words. Action words are very important as they can convert a click into revenue or sale.

*Tip ? Reference the website chapter above. If you have nothing to sell but a lot to talk about. Adding Google AdSense program ads to your websites is a smart option to generate an income.

Amazon Associates

Amazon is arguably the largest online market place that you can find today. Even though there are more affiliate market places in the world today than it would be feasible to count, a significant proportion of bloggers and large conglomerates are in the habit of selling their products on Amazon.

Their Affiliate offers a ridiculously enticing commission range; it can pay you up to 15 percent of the total sale amount.

However, this percentage is often very dependent on the kind of sale that you are making. Either way, this is a very good way for you to make money.

Let us assume that you are a blogger who specializes in tech gadgets such as mobile phones. You can begin by writing a detailed review of the latest laptop or phone then attach it to an Amazon Affiliate link.

At most, you will spend approximately 20 minutes of your time to find the most suitable deal, and you can then proceed to make yourself some substantial income promoting this product across your websites and social media.

How to sign up for the Amazon Affiliate Program

You will be able to easily sign up into the Amazon Affiliate Program, with only a few things that you will need to consider first such as your desired target market or the geographic location.

The implication of this is that if you desire to target an audience in the United States then you need to sign up for the Amazon U. S. Associate program.

But this does not mean that you are limited to only one geographic region; if you are keen to promote all the Amazon in all the geographical locations then you should go ahead and sign up for the affiliate programs in the different countries such as Japan, Australia, India and so on.

How to Make Money

Once you have successfully signed up to the Affiliates program then the next logical step would be to find the necessary banners, links, and widgets for your site.

The niche that you will target here will be inherently dependent on the variable that will let you select a broad range of links.

For example, if you are interested or you have already come up with a blog about tech gadgets (or anything else that suits you), then it would be wise if you were to append a page that is titled ?Best Gadgets for You?.

If you are writing about movies or music then it would be likewise prudent for you to have a widget at the bottom with the affiliate to the movie or music.

There are virtually unlimited possibilities when it comes to marketing with Amazon Affiliates; they will only be limited by your niche. It is up to you to add as many links as you would like and monetize your page to your liking.

*Tip ? Again back to blogs and websites, you can couple Amazon with Google AdSense program to create multiple streams of income.

Rakuten LinkShare

When it comes to advertising online Google and Amazon are among the biggest players but this does not mean that they are your only options. Rakuten Linkshare is an excellent place in which will be able to search for other affiliates for your ads.

This service offers eCommerce businesses with the relevant affiliate marketing services and the company has been critically acclaimed for being the most significant pay for performance affiliate marketing network that is available on the internet today.

Affiliate marketing is one of the most significant businesses given that it is a multi-billion dollar industry and the main source of revenue comes from entrepreneurs such as you.

Being a Rakuten Linkshare affiliate you will be able to get significant access to a huge number of advertisers and this will open you up to numerous possibilities to get commissions from the traffic that your website will be able to generate.

If you can compare this with other marketing services, Linkshare will offer you a good range of competitive options in addition to interesting features.

It is interesting to note that this is one of the oldest affiliate programs in the market but it is quite small in comparison to the larger players in the same industry at the moment.

The most significant advantage of this website, especially for a beginner, is that it is quite easy for you to get approval on the condition that your site is good enough.

One of the chief features that you need to be on the lookout for is the BentoBox which is arguably the most ingenious feature that you will find on Linkshare.

It will offer you as the user with a vast array of options concerning the custom apps and it is custom fit to increase the overall amount of traffic to your site as well as keep the visitors there for longer which will then increase the total amount commission that you will be able to get.

It further gives the publishers the freedom to create links easily and it will direct the customers to a specific product on your site as the advertiser with just one click.

There the cookies can be tracked and the commissions can still be earned with lightens the publisher?s load.

Another feature that would be of use to you is that it allows the user to make coupons easily from the advertisers thus it will be able to direct more traffic to the sites that are capable of making a decent commission.

*Did you know? ? You don?t have to have a website to advertise affiliate links. You can do this from a Facebook page and or an Instagram Ad.

Company Referrals

Permanent ads, banners, and links are not the only way that you can stand to make any money through your online activities.

By having a website, you technically have the power to email companies and request them for some items.

For instance, you can draft a mail to a cleaning company informing them of your desire to purchase a specific item or service and at the same time inform them that you are a renowned blogger and that you are looking to write a blog about their products.

In some cases just by mentioning this alone, you will be able to earn some discounts, however, this is not the main agenda.

Also, this strategy will allow you to acquire some very important business contact in public relations, advertising as well as one of the elements of corporate sales.

The beauty of online marketing or working on the online platform is that you will be in a good position to eliminate the services of the middle man and therefore be able to make significant margins.

*Remember – don?t discount the oldest forms of advertising and plain old relationship building. Company referrals are one of these methods.

Social Mention

The business world of today demands that social media and any online presence is a vital tool for the marketing function of the organization; a great number of companies are spending ridiculous amounts so that they can be able to place their advertisements on these spaces.

Social Mention is a platform that was launched for the specific purpose of measuring online presence. The principle idea behind Social Mention is basically to measure the total amount of the social media activity of an individual as well as their influence.

This site can achieve this by measuring some different characteristics if social media actions such as comments, re-tweets, shares, and many more.

The app will also highlight the topics that are generally the most influential, who are influenced and the influencers in addition to other data that surrounds the social media account?s space.

Upon analyzing Social Mention?s business model, you will realize that it is very simple but very effective. Clients of Social Mention will pay Social Mention for some campaigns in which free services and products will be offered to the most influential users of Social Mention.

If you are one of those people who tend to have some cult following online and every time that you post something people are likely to comment or engage with your post, then you might want to consider joining the Social Mention community to get the free perks. And the best part is that you can be able to do this from home.

You can join Social Mention right now if you have a Twitter or Facebook account. Upon joining, the system will proceed to measure your Social Mention instantaneously.

From there you can proceed to finish up the details on your profile and add all your other social media accounts.

The most preferable platforms for Social Mention are often Facebook and Twitter. Of course, some other platforms can have some contributions like Instagram, Google, Wikipedia, and LinkedIn.

If you want to monitor online media, analyze your competition, listen to your audience and when is being said about your business, and grow your business, then this could be for you.

eBay

If you have a certain item that you are looking to sell then the first option you should consider is eBay. It is a top favorite for many although it requires a little time for one to build up a reputation to get clients. Nevertheless here is a how-to guide for all beginners.

*Remember ? eBay can be a short term fix for simply making money selling stuff you don?t want or a long term business model.

To begin with, almost anybody can make money off eBay. However, to make any money you will need some sort of a plan.

By simply putting up items for sale and forking out fortunes on listing fees would not cut it. You must find items that will sell to get anywhere.

Also, it is important to note that not all items sold on eBay. This has been a challenge for most beginners on eBay in that they list all sorts of items only to find that their stock never moves that fast.

It is important to focus on items that can be shipped easily. This is unless you have some sort of shipping arrangement that saves costs because no person is willing to spend a fortune on shipping fees when ultimately it would have cost less to purchase it from where they are.

Also, an important thing is to look for items that can get good margins. Clothes are particularly cumbersome in terms of getting excellent margins.

Additionally, one needs to be rather thrifty. It makes no sense to spend $40 to sell an item that costs $10. This only makes sense if you are trying to generate the attention of the other higher profit margin item.

However, it would make zero sense to focus on items that only make cents unless you will recoup the costs on the shipping costs.

Also, buyers have become rather savvy in these affairs and it would also be unethical to charge $12 on an item that will cost you $2 to ship in addition to handling.

Lastly, one should not quit their job so that they can pursue eBay-ing as a beginner. The sole reason is that it has some bit of a learning curve to it.

There are a few tricks that one has to learn to fully survive on eBay. Nevertheless, many individuals make them are living off eBay alone.

There are a few things that one should avoid on eBay as a beginner. Firstly, one should have good customer service.

Do not delay too long in getting the products out to the customer. Whenever the shipping has been delayed the customer will feel agitated or irritated and this could easily lead to negative reviews or disputes.

In case of any issues communicate with the customers well in advance. Secondly, avoid wasting too much money on listings.

Admittedly, at some point, it is hard to get your products noticed and you can be lured into paying for listings. However, this will end up reducing your profits.

The bottom line with eBay is learning the ropes when selling. If you intend to make your business an eBay one, be prepared to ride a rollercoaster learning curve until you hit the sweet spot selling items you intend to.

Once you have achieved a good selling status, you can move to eBay stores and start digging into the eBay selling business.

Amazon

15 Simple Ways to Make Money Online

If you feel that eBay is too small a pond for you then you can opt to try Amazon. Amazon is a brilliant platform that can be used to make a decent income.

This is particularly true with their ability to purchase items with one click on their mobile app and their very tempting free shipping offers. There are many ways that you can get Amazon to pay you regularly. Here are just but a few of them.

Join the Amazon Affiliate Program

This was discussed earlier and at length but it is important to remind you that you can make quite a fortune by joining the Affiliate Program and promote items on your website.

Amazon Handmade

Amazon launched the Amazon Handmade which is a service that enables you as the seller to display your handmade items on the internet and to a larger audience.

At the moment, it would cost you approximately 12 percent on referral fee to sell your handmade crafts such as artwork, jewelry, bedding, furniture, patio, home decor, lighting, and so much more.

Publish and eBook

You can make money making a free registration to Kindle Direct Publishing, which will allow you to have your eBooks to be published on the Kindle platform in a matter of 5 minutes and be on Kindle stores worldwide in the space of 48 hours.

This eliminates the need for the traditional book publishing business where one would have immunity to rejection letters. Here you can publish your novel, with an incredibly easy how-to process.

Moreover, you can earn up to 70 percent royalties on all the sales that you make on the eBook. More importantly, you get to have complete control over your publishing rights and the ability to set your prices as you desire.

Third-Party Selling

You have probably noticed that most of the items that are sold on Amazon are fulfilled by Amazon, however, some items are sold by third parties.

If for instance that you have a product, say a niche product, or you are an artist and you have some artwork that you need to sell, then you can put the item on Amazon as a third party seller which will offer you an excellent platform to reach the masses.

Here there are many options and plans, you will select the one that best suits your individual needs.

Score Discounts on Amazon Reviews

Another easy method to make money off Amazon is to create an account at Snagshout. This can be done free of charge and it works by giving you unlimited access to a marketplace where items are discounted at an astronomical rate, this will be done in exchange for a candid review of the items that you purchase.

The discount rates range from 50 percent to 90 percent of the retail price. Some items are free here or would cost less than a dollar.

Here, you would be shopping in the same manner that you normally do however when the package arrives you would be asked to write an honest review of the product.

Essentially, you would be paid in massive discounts for items that you probably would have been purchasing nonetheless.

This isn?t exactly making money, but the discounts you get are huge.

Etsy

If it so happens that you are a crafter by profession then there is no doubt that you have heard of this platform before.

It is home to more than 800 thousand shops that are managed by sellers who specialize in making all manner of things such as home-made soaps, jewelry, music, clothing and so much more.

Here there is every category of handmade items that you can imagine, you can fit just about anything on ETSY.

It is an excellent place for the crafters to connect with individuals that are interested in purchasing their goods.

It is possible to make money on this platform provided that you have the crafts to sell. Many shops are operating here and they cannot be doing so if there is no money to be earned.

At the moment it is not very possible to have concrete data as to how much each of these shops is making given that the owners are not very forthcoming with the information.

However, it is possible to estimate using average sales and average prices in any given shop. Every shop is going to have a slight variation in their overall margins but there are some success stories such as a shop called Three Birds Nest that supposedly makes over $70,000 in sales in any given month. This is quite impressive.

However, there are a few things that you should consider before delving into this particular business. First and foremost, is that it will not be an instant success.

The business will take some time to grow and you will probably need to work on it for quite some time, which is true for almost every business but this is just so that you can manage your expectations. Therefore, if you are looking for a quick fix then this is probably not your cup of tea for the moment.

Secondly, as much as your business is online the product is still a physical item that you built so you might need to factor in something like storage costs. Being a craftsman you are probably aware that handmade crafts are very demanding in terms of care.

Thirdly, you might also want to consider packaging and shipping as these are necessary items of the trade and will cost you a pretty penny not to mention time.

In the beginning, most start-ups have claimed that this particular item is a serious bottleneck for their business and it takes some time to sort it out. You need to properly plan for this to avoid diminished growth.

Also, there is a need to factor in factory overheads. If you enjoy the process of making things then this should not bother you all too much.

However, if you only have a liking for handmade things (simply seeing them, buying them and selling them) then spending hours slaving over an item shall not be all that appealing to you.

But that is not to say that you cannot delve into the crafts market without knowing anything and not make money; it is possible to make a killing.

It is important to note that there is a significant difference between making many cool items and selling them to happy customers for some little pocket money and making a fulltime business that ships hundreds probably thousands of handmade items every single month.

Craigslist

You have probably or purchased a few items off craigslist. If you have been wondering how you can make money off this platform then you are in the right place.

Craigslist is a rather popular option when it comes to buying and selling items online. However, there are more popular options such as eBay and Amazon.

The only difference with Craigslist is that the platforms charge you nothing. While eBay would increase its fees that tend to eat into your profits, Craigslist will not charge you a dime.

It is also a very convenient platform to use as it allows you to search for the items that you need by city. After you find your item you can contact the owner via email or call to view the item.

In the UK, there is a similar site called Gum Tree which sales of physical items can be made in the same manner.

Know about the product you want to buy

This is often a rule of thumb when it comes to purchasing anything online; before hitting the buy button then you must do your due diligence in terms of research.

Craigslist is not an exception. Always research on the prices and the quality and also the customer feedback. This sounds obvious but it is often the key component of any successful Craigslist deal.

Craigslist can be defined as a very inefficient market. A number of the people on this platform tend to be oblivious of the fair market value of items of the stuff they sell.

Some would overprice a used item by $200. Some will pay the full price of a new item for a used item.

Negotiate Ruthlessly

Success stories on Craigslist attest that there is no fixed price on this platform. Therefore, for you to have any success here then you need to have excellent negotiating skills.

One should not be afraid of rejection because the other party will not accept the offer. The beauty is that other sellers in the same market are willing to sell the same product.

However, having cash ready to buy is a significant advantage because ultimately cash is irresistible. Also, learn to be patient because the right deal is never easy to come by.

Okay so now that is all about Craigslist. So how do you make money once you purchase the items? Well, there are several options.

Restore and Sell

Here, you would look for items that are old and probably need some little work. It is often the case that damaged stuff or old and dirty stuff will be discounted and these are the items that you should be focusing on. Make use of your skills and fix them up a little bit so that they look new and sell them for a higher price.

Flipping

This is where you buy items that are in great working condition, then you turn them around and sell them for a higher cost.

This is a fairly easy task and can be done by almost anybody. However, it would be advisable to stick to the item that you are good at. For instance, if you are good at flipping cars then, by all means, stick to that.

Amazon Mechanical Turk

If you are interested in making money online then this platform by Amazon is probably what you need to be looking at right now.

Amazon Mechanical Turk is a reputable site that will earn you legit cash provided that you follow the guidelines.

If you have ever come across the term crowdsourcing, and if you have not, then Amazon Mechanical Turk is the best place to get a taste of it.

This program works something like Elance where you need to input your skills and information. From there you can go ahead to scavenge for menial tasks that would encompass sifting out inappropriate web content to doing fundamental data entry work to even transcribing audio recordings.

Like any other job the same rules apply here; the more time you spend doing it the better your skills become and the more your quality improves.

Ultimately this will increase the overall chance that you have of making money. It is worth noting that the payouts from this platform are often very small and the payment is often in Amazon credits.

Nevertheless, Mturk is an excellent place where you stand to make good or decent money as you sit on the couch. There are several advantages to this site as well.

To begin with, setting up an account with Amazon Mechanical Turk is very easy; it is just a matter of finding the site and signing up.

There is a 48 hours window where your details will need to be verified but shortly after that, you will start making your money.

Secondly, you can work from anywhere. Provided that you have a computer with access to a good internet connection then there is no reason why you cannot make money on Amazon Mechanical Turk.

This platform also has very amazing flexibility in the sense that it does not stress you to maintain a specific level of earning so that your account may be kept open. Additionally, you can open and close an account as you see fit.

LinkedIn

LinkedIn can be described as a social media platform for professionals. Most often than not it does not offer a direct way of making money but it is an awesome platform that connects you to your current or your potential peers.

Nevertheless, there are some ways that one can use to generate some revenue stream using LinkedIn,

Developing the Mailing list

One of the possible ways that you can make money is by growing your mailing list. There is plenty of potential for income in the mailing list regardless of whether you are selling your products or simply marketing some affiliate products.

There are several ways in which you can grow your mailing list.

First, you can create a LinkedIn group with a topic that is relatively interesting and relevant at the same time.

Then you can mail the members of the group using a specific template upon joining. This can be done periodically; maybe once in a week.

These can promote webinars, free content giveaways, and such items. However, this is often very challenging as some people are reluctant to give consent for you to add them to your mailing list.

Selling Information Products

If you are in the business of marketing your informational products then LinkedIn is the place to be.

You can funnel your sales by getting people from your page on your business page. This is how to go about it.

First, create a piece of content that is free. This would include free training videos, reports, white papers or even e-books.

This is a very easy way to lure potential customers into your page. After this, you can share a link of your business page to your LinkedIn professionals.

Then you invite the people to a webinar; these should promise valuable education at no cost to them (regardless of whether they will incline that a sales pitch would be coming their way in the end. Ultimately this is an excellent method of using your LinkedIn connections.

iTunes

If you are a musician, artist, writer, pundit, or have the skills to produce any type of audio podcast, text or video that is worth consuming, then you can make some money on iTunes.

In selling any of your products here, you can go shoulder to shoulder with some of the largest marketing clouts in the business. It is possible to make a very decent living in the iTunes store.

First off iTunes can be described as an affiliate method of promoting your business in which you as the affiliate get rewarded for every subscriber, visitor, customer or a sale that is provided using your efforts.

How you make money off this site is that it requires you to provide an affiliate link on your site or website that directs to the iTunes Store. Every time that an individual clicks on this link and purchases something from the iTunes Music Store you get your revenue in the form of a commission.

The amount of money that you get paid for is dependent on the overall number of people that will eventually see your links followed with whether they purchase anything following their viewing of your link.

So generally you stand to be paid 5 cents of a $0.99 tract that is purchased. However, the truth of the matter is that as an affiliate you do not get paid a cent if your traffic does not lead to a purchase.

 

Blogging

Blogging is arguably one of the most popular trends nowadays. There is a blog about anything and everything. More importantly, it is very possible to earn a decent living off blogging.

Several success stories claim that for them blogging started as just a hobby which then grew into a part-time gig and at some point, it grew into a full-time job and eventually became a job that is capable of employing other people. This can as well be your success story.

One of the things that you need to know before diving into blogging is that there is no precise way of blogging.

A blog can be about anything provided you have an interest in it and more importantly, it generates enough traffic.

There may be several people that would claim that there is a specific formula for success in blogging. However, the actual truth is that every blog is unique and has their own unique success story.

Therefore you need to forge your path in as far as blogging is concerned. However, to make money off blogging you have to monetize your blog in one way or another.

The traffic that you generate should not be in vain, it should count towards something monetary. Here is where partnerships with Google come in handy.

You could as well opt to be blogging specifically for a given client on a particular product and the client pays you. Ultimately, there has to be a monetary aim to the blog for it to be profitable to you.

Monetizing can be done in the form of, paid ads, Google Ads, Amazon ads which we have discussed in detail. Most Bloggers these days have their products about blogging or the service they provide.

If Blogging interests you check out the passiveincomejet.com for a thorough program on how to get started.

Wikipedia

Another really good and little known way of making money off the internet is through Wikipedia. Several people claim that it is a very easy method of making money and all you have to do is to edit pages.

Do not listen to these people because they have never tried editing Wikipedia. It is an absolute nightmare. The beauty is that it is a nightmare for the companies that are on Wikipedia as well.

Wikipedia is an excellent, expedient, and a very accessible source of information for the world; there is so much at stake for companies, people that are cataloged on the site, and products.

This means that there are a number of these individuals that are more than willing to fork out monies to editors to help them in the process of editing.

In essence, Wikipedia editors are supposed to be dispassionate in their writing because they are not affiliated in any way to what they are writing.

Ergo, paid writing would disrupt this whole process and that is why Wikipedia is a free site. However, paid writing and editing have been happening for a very long time now. It has been estimated that clients pay up to $1000 to edit or write a Wikipedia article.

Final words

There are so many different ways in which you can make money online. A good majority of these incomes are easy to achieve and often (and good for those with a little budget) they do not require much investment except for time and dedication.

If you are looking for some easy online incomes then you can apply some of the tips provided in this post.

Good luck with your future internet endeavors?

 

Using Content for Affiliate Marketing

Using Content for Affiliate Marketing

If you are considering making some money in the field of affiliate marketing, now is a great time to jump in the game.

Millions of websites actively operate every day, and a large percentage of them need help getting visibility for their products or services.

There is always room for one more good person in this field. Though there are many facets of affiliate marketing, one thing that remains constant is the need for solid content.

Get this right, and you will be successful. Read here about how to lay a good foundation with great content.

It’s all about words when someone opens a computer screen or touches their tablet pad or smartphone. Even with websites that are heavy on video or imagery, it’s the words that people engage in first.

Videos have paragraphs that explain the content, and photos have captions, all of which determine whether a person clicks on the link or not.

Words are more important now than ever before. The short paragraphs and product descriptions may be all that a site visitor ever reads, so make sure they are succinct and engaging. Do not use excessive words to get your point across.

This is not a love letter – it is an information device. The potential customer wants to know what you are selling and why they should buy it.

They also want the information quickly. If you do not provide this, they will click to another site that does.

Once you have grabbed a visitor’s attention enough to make them stay on your site for a while, make sure you have more in-depth content available.

This means articles, and they better be good. If a customer is trusting you enough to give you their precious time, do not insult them with regurgitated articles that are obviously created just for the search engines.

These are real people who deserve real content. This does not mean that you have to provide Pulitzer Prize articles; it only means that they must be genuine.

If you need to write them yourself, then just sit down and write what you know. For the best results, hire a professional writer.

This can be done through numerous writing services available online. Just make sure that you find writers who actually know what your product or service is, and can write intelligently about them.

If the products you sell warrant a more personal approach, consider writing a blog. This is a way to interact with your customers in a more informal way.

It allows you to give casual information, trivia and success stories of others who have used the products in successful or unique ways.

Do a little research to get some facts that substantiate your statements, then sprinkle them throughout the blog posting.

You want to use the blog to form a bond with clients, but also to convey information. If a site visitor comments on a blog posting, always reply, even it is just one sentence.

Use the ideas here to develop content that helps you reach your goals in affiliate marketing. Remember that everyone is human just like you, and gear your content toward helping more people improve their lives through what you are marketing.

How to Use Search Engine Optimization As An Affiliate Marketer

How to Use Search Engine Optimization As An Affiliate Marketer

When you look up search engine optimization advice on the internet, most of the tips you will find are more general and can apply to just about any website.

However, there are some SEO tips you can use that will be relevant specifically for affiliate marketers. By reading the article below you will learn how to combine affiliate marketing and search engine optimization in a way that will help you make more money.

Think about the types of things your audience will be interested in. Then think about what they would search for on search engines.

If you can identify these keywords you will be ahead of the game. One thing you can do is make your domain name about one of these keywords that you think your audience will search for often.

Using the proper keywords will increase the odds of your website being highly listed on search engine results.

Many people think that search engine optimization only really applies to the text that you use in an article, but the reality is that that is not really true.

For example, did you know that you can use images to increase your website’s rank on search engines? If you give photos file names that include keywords in them it is a subtle way to optimize your website for search engines.

When you make account profiles on other websites, use keywords that people search for in your username. This will allow them to see your username when search engine results pop up.

When they click on that link, they can see your profile or perhaps posts you make on message boards where there will be links back to your website. The more results that you are affiliated with the search engine results the better.

Help draw attention to your website by letting other websites post reviews you wrote about products or services. While these websites will not directly earn you more page views, it helps get your name out there.

People will see your article and if they find your reviews interesting enough they will click the link on your review that goes to your website.

Do not be too fancy when it comes to designing your website. Keep the navigation easy to understand so that people can get around your website without running into a lot of problems. The easier your site is to navigate, the more likely they will stay on it going from page to page.

Be warned that sometimes search engines catch on to SEO tricks and remove people who overdo it from their listings. You obviously do not want that. Make sure that you don’t overuse keywords to the point where search engines flag the results and take your website down.

As an affiliate marketer, you obviously want traffic on every page of your website. However, it is even more important to draw attention to your affiliate posts. By using the advice from the article you just read, you will soon see your profits increase.

5 Affiliate Marketing Mistakes To Avoid

5 Affiliate Marketing Mistakes To Avoid

Most new affiliate marketers do not realize their full potential because they make mistakes. That is why in this article I am going to write about 5 affiliate marketing mistakes you should avoid.

Mistake #1: Focusing on money

You should not join an affiliate marketing program because you are under the impression that you will earn a lot of money without working hard.

Becoming a successful seller takes time and generating sales is not easy. Programs that present affiliate marketing as a quick and easy way to make money are not being honest with you.

Choose a reliable program and make sure you have a good idea of what working as a seller means before you get started. You should also stay away from programs that require you to send money to get started.

Mistake #2: Promoting unproven products

Novelty products can seem like a good idea but it is best to focus on quality products with strong demand. Selling products for an affiliate marketing program means establishing a strong online presence and building a customer base from scratch.

All your efforts will be lost if the interest for your products suddenly disappears. Do some research on the market you are interested in before you decide which products you want to sell.

Mistake #3: Not creating content

Selling products does not mean pushing ads toward your audience. Ads are a good way to draw attention to a product or a discount but you need to focus on creating quality content such as useful articles, tips or video tutorials your customers will find valuable.

This quality content will help you establish a strong online presence, gain some followers and develop an excellent reputation in your field.? You can present your products to your audience once they recognize you as an expert in your field.

Mistake #4: Fearing the competition

Do not assume you are the only seller with quality products and good prices. Selling products for an affiliate marketing program means competing against many other sellers who are offering the same products.

You should observe what your competitors are doing and keep up with them, for instance by offering better incentives or a larger selection of products.

Take advantage of the mistakes they are making, for instance by developing a presence on the social networks your competitors are not using.

Mistake #5: Not taking affiliate marketing seriously

You will not become successful unless you take affiliate marketing seriously. If you do not have enough time or energy to work on this project on a daily basis, you should make changes to your priorities or wait until you have more free time before joining an affiliate marketing program.

Keep in mind that you might not generate significant profits at first, but your hard work will be rewarded if you keep applying yourself and looking for ways to improve your strategies. If you approach affiliate marketing as a hobby, you should expect to make only small profits.

Final words

That is it, those are 5 affiliate marketing mistakes you should avoid. You will more successful if you make a conscious effort to avoid these common mistakes.

Talk with experienced affiliate marketers, ask questions and make good use of the resources your affiliate marketing program offers to improve your skills and strategies.

How to Find an Affiliate Marketing Niche

How to Find an Affiliate Marketing Niche

One of the most challenging decisions that you’ll have to make when you want to start an affiliate marketing business is deciding which niche you are going to work in.

To select a viable niche for your business, you’re going to have to do your due diligence and conduct research. If you are struggling to make a decision, here are five steps you can take to help you find your affiliate marketing niche.

Determine Your Interests and Passions

Create a list of your top ten passion areas and topical interests. Starting an online business is challenging and more than likely it?s going to test you early on.

If you are a first-time business owner, it is essential for you to work in an area that you care about so you don’t lose motivation when you face your first challenges.

Determine Target Customer?s Problems

Once you?ve decided on your top ten interests and passions, you can start narrowing down your choices. Start by determining the challenges and problems that the target customers in the niche are experiencing.

Once you know what problems they are facing, you can figure out if you can come up with a product or service to help solve those problems.

Research and Study the Competition

The presence of healthy competition can show you that you’ve found a profitable niche. However, it is essential that you thoroughly analyze the competitions’ websites. You need to see if there is an opportunity for you to stand out from the crowd.

Determine the Potential Profitability

After following the previous three steps, you should have a good idea of what niche market you are going to enter. Now you need to get an idea of how much money you can potentially make in your chosen market.

A great place to start your search is ClickBank (https://clickbank.com). Start by browsing the top products in your niche then make a note of the price points of the products. If you don’t find many offers, it’s not a good sign, and you should consider a different niche.

Take Action

While there isn?t a perfect process for finding an affiliate niche market that is profitable, these steps will help you get on the right path.

Once you?ve confirmed the viability and profitability of your chosen niche market, you can start developing your website and creating content.

Anyone can create a successful, long-term online business from scratch. You need to do the research and hard work that is required to get started.

That is, those are five steps you can take to help you find your affiliate marketing niche. Take action and let me know how it is going in the comment section below.

How to Make Money With Twitter and Clickbank for Free in 2020

Are you looking to start making money on Clickbank but you have no money to invest in traffic or other tools? if this is you you’re in luck as today I am going to share with you how you can make money with twitter and Clickbank for free this 2020, this method works today and it will keep working.

What is twitter?

Twitter is an American microblogging and social networking service on which users post and interact with messages known as “tweets”. Registered users can post, like, and retweet tweets, but unregistered users can only read them.

Why you should use twitter to make money?

There are 330 million monthly active?users?and 145 million daily active?users?on?Twitter. 63 percent of all?Twitter users worldwide are between 35 and 65, and it keeps growing.

That is a lot of people who can be your potential customers, in this post, I am going to show you how you can make money with twitter and Clickbank without any investment, all you need is a twitter account and a Clickbank account (you can not get a Clickbank account if you’re from certain countries in the world, you can check the full list here.

 

So I am going to show you how you can make money with twitter and Clickbank step by step.

Step 1: Create a Clickbank Account

The first step in this process is to create a Clickbank account, in order to do this just go to www.clickbank.com, click create an account and you will see the window like this.

How to Make Money With Twitter and Clickbank for Free in 2020

Just fill that form with your correct information, if your country is on the list of Clickbank accepted countries you should be able to create an account and you will get a confirmation message when it is done.

Step 2: Chose the best Clickbank product to promote

So now you have a Clickbank account, the next step is to pick a product, you need to make sure that the product that you chose is making money right now and I am going to show you how to do that.

The first step is the easiest one, just go to?www.clickbank.com?and then click Marketplace as shown in the image below.

 

clcikbank marketplace

Then click in the search bar as shown in the image below.

How to Make Money With Twitter and Clickbank for Free in 2020

By default, all products are arranged according to their popularity but you will want to arrange them according to gravity, In order to do that, just click in the drop menu and choose sort by gravity

cbgravity

You will get a list of all Clickbank products from the highest gravity to lowest. Gravity is the measure of how the products are selling light now, the higher the gravity means more people are making sales from that product.

You need to sell products that you know that people are buying.

Keep scrolling down the list, the ideal product should have a gravity of at least 20 ( this means at least 12 people are making money selling that particular product) and Av/sale of at least $20 ( means you will make at least $20 per sale, make 5 sales a day you?re making $3000 per month, simple math).

After finding the product do you want to promote click on the promote button. In this example, I am choosing 12 affiliate system.

How to Make Money With Twitter and Clickbank for Free in 2020

Step 3: Cloak your link

After clicking the promote button in step two above, you will be taken to the following screen, just make sure that when it says account nickname it is your Clickbank user identification ( this way you will get credit for the sale).

On the tracking ID, I will recommend writing your traffic source and in this case, it is twitter. After that click on the generate Hoplinks button.

link

After clicking the generate Hoplinks button you will get a very ugly affiliate link, I do not recommend to directly promote this link, I will recommend to cloak it.

In order to cloak your affiliate link, I will recommend using bit.ly. Just go to bit.ly, create an account (it is free ).

bitly

Click on the create button, copy the long ugly affiliate link that you got from Clickbank and paste it where it says PASTE LONG URL, then click create, that is it you will get the link like this one. bit.ly/37zF3mW

Step 4: Create and Optimize your twitter account

Now you have the product and the link you need to create a twitter account that you can use for your affiliate promotions if you have one you can use that one if you do not just create a new one, it is easy and very quick.

Just go to Twitter.com

Twitter will ask you to log in or create a new account, depending on your situation you can log in or create a new account, to create a new account they may ask you a phone number, email address, and your name.

For twitter username, I will recommend finding a name that is short and easier to remember, you can just use your name or pen name if you wish, if the username is taken, try to find a new one and avoid using numbers at the end (it creates mistrust), you need to create a profile that people can trust.

Optime your profile

Use your real photo

I found it easier to attract new followers when I use my real photo, I will recommend you to do the same. never leave the default profile photo.

Create a cover image.

I use a free tool called canva.com to create my twitter cover images, it is free, easy and quick, again do not leave the default cover image.

Write a short bio and put your link on it.

Here is where things start to get interesting, you will need to create a short bio to introduce new people to your account and then at the end of it you can include your affiliate link.

You need to do this as most people before deciding to follow you, they can go on your profile and writing a good bio with a link on it will increase the chance of them to follow you and click the link.

here is my optimized twitter profile.

twitter page

Step 5: Write your first tweet and pin it.

Before starting to follow anyone or having any followers I will recommend that you write your first tweet and pin it.

tweet

Write a short email with a call to action, include your affiliate link and then tweet it. After tweeting it, click a drop menu on your tweet and then click on the pin to your profile as shown in the image below. That is it.

profile

 

 

Step 6: Start following other Twitter accounts

After optimizing your twitter profile, now it is time to start following other Twitter accounts that might be interested in what you are promoting.

But before going into details on how to do this please follow my account @sekimarketing

Where to find people who might need your products?

You need to find out what are big accounts on your niche. In this example, I am promoting 12 minutes affiliate and this account is dedicated to all people who want to make money online via affiliate marketing.

So the first question I will ask my self is what are the influencers in affiliate marketing? Most people must be following them.

Big affiliate marketers, like Russel Brunson, big tools like Aweber, and Clickfunnels are the influencers and most of your audience must be following them.

The idea here is to steal followers from them, this is what I mean, go to the big affiliate marketing account, click on followers and start following those people.

russel

For example, if I was targeting Russell Brunson followers, I would go to his account and I will see who is following him and I will start following those people.

The idea here is that if these people are interested in Russell tweets they are interested in marketing and becoming online entrepreneurs, some of them might be interested in my content.

If your account is brand new, I will recommend starting following 50 people per day in the first week then increase the number to 100, then 150 up to 400, Twitter allows you to follows up to 400 accounts per day.

Some of these people will start following you back and if you do this in less than a month you can have more than 1000 followers.

Step 7: Start giving value

The secrets to free traffic are to add value to the community, start posting tips and information that your audience might be interested in. I found out that motivational quotes work almost for every niche on twitter, find them and post 5 to 10 times a day, the more the better.

Step 8: Interact with other users

When you start getting followers, you need to start to retweet or like their content, and in exchange, they will do the same to you, this will give your account exposer and your account will start growing organically ( without you following other people).

Ask questions and respond to the question they ask, some of them they will ask you what you do and you will explain to them that you’re an affiliate marketer and if they are interested you can tell them how to get started if they say yes, you send them your affiliate link.

You can tweak it a bit if you’re in a different niche.

How to Make Money With Twitter and Clickbank?

When we optimized your account, you created the bio and the pinned tweet with your affiliate link, these two will be the main source of traffic, many people will see your links and few will click on one of the two links (they go to the same affiliate product), and if they buy you will get paid a commission, in this case, 50% of the sale.

How to Make Money With Twitter and Clickbank for Free in 2020

In this example, I got 515 people who visited my profile, you can get 100 times that if you do this consistently. and make some cash in the process.

how to make money with twitter and clickbank

Another way to make money will be through tweeting, I will recommend tweeting directly to your affiliate link once in a while, I would say for every 5 value-added tweets on goes directly to your affiliate link.

You can make money also by sending direct messages to people, I do not recommend using automated software for this, as it can cause your account to get banned.

What do I recommend to ask a question on one of your tweets, for example, you can ask who wants a done for you system that takes 12 minutes to set up and can help you to make up to $460.02 per day? comment yes if you’re interested.

Then you can send your affiliate link to every person who comments yes to your question, you can say a simple thing like Hey [name], Thank you for engaging with my post, here you go this is the method I was talking about in the question.

This is very targeted traffic, if you can send 100 messaged like this I am sure at least 5 of them will buy through your link and if you chose a product that pays you at least $20 per sale, you could be making $100 per day on twitter in a short period of time.}

How long it will take to make a sale with this method?

I know this is the question are you asking right now, the honest answer is that I do not know, it depends on a lot of factors, like how the product convert, how much effort you put in this, the quality of the traffic. I have done this in the weight loss niche, make money online niche, numerology niche. I generally make a sale between 70 and 15 clicks, so here the question is how much clicks you can generate per day? That will be your limit.

how to make money with twitter and clickbank

Do this method work everywhere in the world

The answer is yes, as long as you have a twitter and Clickbank account.

Does this method work for other networks apart from Clickbank?

Of course, you can replicate this method to make money using an affiliate network and any product.

Final words

This is how you to make money with twitter and Clickbank affiliate, I am using the same method to make money online, yes it won’t be overnight and it might take time to get consistency sales, but if you follow the instructions and take action every day you will make some cash.

 

How To Find Top Clickbank Products To Promote

 

How To Find Top Clickbank Products To Promote

One of the best ways to make money on Clickbank is to start as an affiliate, you?re promoting products that someone else created, they created an optimized sales page for it, they will offer support to people who buy through you and you just need to send some traffic to it and make some cash.

Much like picking your niche, choosing the best Clickbank product to promote is extremely important. No matter how good you are at promoting if you push traffic to a sales page that doesn?t sell, you will not make much money.

In this short article, I am going to show you how to find the best Clickbank products to promote.

Although most readers of this blog know what is Clickbank, let me take a few lines below to define what is it for new guys who don?t know it.

What Is Clickbank?

For me Clickbank it is a marketplace for product creators and affiliates to make money together without cumbersome paperwork or agreements.

Vendors can go and list their products at Clickbank marketplace, an affiliate can go to the marketplace and find products they want to promote, this way both of them?makes money.

Why you should start with Clickbank if you?re new to affiliate marketing

When you sign up to Clickbank as an affiliate, you gain access to a database with thousands of products to promote in almost any niche.

You don?t need to be approved by vendors in order to promote products in Clickbank. The commissions are usually between 50-75%, with a higher price tag.

They have a huge selection of electronically downloadable digital products to choose from and they handle all of the payment processing so you know you?ll get paid on time. Plus, they provide real-time reporting of all of your products. The site also provides good feedback on products that are selling well and have high commission rates.

How To Choose The Best Clickbank Product To Promote in 6 steps.

So now you know what is Clickbank and why you should start with Clickbank if you?re new to affiliate marketing, so let to start with Clickbank

1: Go to Clickbank marketplace

The first step is the easiest one, just go to?www.clickbank.com?and then click Marketplace as shown in the image below.

clcikbank marketplace

 

If you have an audience then click to the categories and choose a category that is related to your audience, if you don?t have an existing audience then click in the search bar as shown in the image below.

clickbank

 

By default, all products are arranged according to their popularity but you will want to arrange them according to gravity, In order to do that, just click in the drop menu and choose sort by gravity

cbgravity

 

For those who don?t know, Clickbank gravity is an estimated matrix that indicates the number of an affiliate who has made a sale promoting a product in the last 12 weeks, for each affiliate who made a sale the product is given a number between 0.1 and 1 depending on when the sale was made.

You can read more about the difference between Clickbank gravity and popularity here.

2: Check out Clickbank marketplace statistics

The second step will be to go through the list of the affiliate products that will appear on your list, Clickbank marketplace will give you a number of details about each product they have, the only thing you need to do is to look up those numbers and choose the ones are that convenient to you, below I am going to give you the meaning of each number and the criteria personally I use when it comes to choosing the best Clickbank product to promote.

Gravity

Most people will tell you that you need to promote products with the highest gravity, Personally, I think this is a myth because higher gravity does not necessarily mean it is a good product and because everyone and his dog preach about promoting high gravity products most affiliates especially new ones tend to promote these products and create unnecessary competition also Clickbank gravity can be manipulated.

I will say choose a product between the gravity of 10 to 50 if this is your first Clickbank promotion stick with between 20-30 if there is no product in that range you can go a little bit low or high depending on the niche.

Initial Sale

This is the amount of money you will make when people buy a certain product by using your affiliate link, I tend to choose products with initial sale equal to or above 20. This means if I make at least one sale per day I will be making at least $20 day, it is not a bad thing.

Avg $/sale

This is the amount of money you will make on average for every sale you generate if?Initial sale?amount=Avg $/sale?this means that the product does not offer any Upsales or people just don?t buy them.

Avg Rebill Total

If this number is $0.00 means the products do not have recurring payments so you will not make any money after the initial sale, if it is bigger than 0 means it has a recurring income.

Avg %rebill

This number represents the average affiliate commission percentage for a sale, including only the rebill commission.

Avg %/Sale

Avg %/sale?is the average commission rate earned for all sales of a vendor?s products.

 

At this step, you will need a notepad or any word processor, all you need to do is to copy the name and the link of all affiliate products that meet those criteria mentioned above, then go to step three.

3: Check out for a sales page or sales video

So now you have a list of possible affiliate products that you may want to promote, remember you don?t have a winner yet, now you have to go one step more, for each link you copied in step 2 above, you need to visit a sales page or sales video. here you need to check out a few things.

No Adsense ads on the page: Believe it or not, some vendors put Adsense ads in their sales pages, in this way they can make few dollars on the traffic you send them if the vendor is not confident in his/her product why would you want to promote this product in the first place? stay away from a product with Adsense in the sales page/video.

Affiliate link to other offers: There are some shameless vendors out there that will put their affiliate link to other Clickbank products or from other affiliate programs, you should stay away from these type of products.

Other distractions: Also you should stay away to any affiliate offer with so many useless banners, links, and other nonsense distractions.

Opt-in page: Personally I don?t like affiliate products that send your visitors to their opt-in page first and then redirect them to the sales page, the problem with this is that if that person does not buy and the vendor sends them an email later and they buy but on a different computer you will not get a commission from that sell, all I like to do is first to send a person to my squeeze page and then send them to the sales page, if they don?t buy, I will send them a followup email using my affiliate link.

Bonus:?If the sales page offers a bonus that is great, bonuses are proved to give your prospects the final push to make a decision to buy.

Also, check if the vendor uses some unethical ways to promote his/her products, make sure they don?t make huge claims that they can?t back them up, this will save you from potential troubles from the authorities.

It is very important to use your own intuition and decide if this is the product that your audience will love to buy and it will help them to solve their problems.

4: Check out for promo materials

You also need to check out if the vendor offers any promo tools and materials, this is important especially if you?re new, but for me, it is not that important you can always create your own promo materials with very little effort. But it is a bonus point if they have them.

5: Send an email to support

If do you have any concern about their product, just send them an email, and take note on how long it will take them to reply. If they never reply or they take too long to reply there is a big chance that they will do the same to the people who will buy through your affiliate link and this will piss most of them off and they will refund the product, you don?t want this to happen, that is why this step is so important.

6: Buy the product

Most Clickbank products have a great sales pitch, they will tell stories that people want to buy and when they buy they won?t deliver on those promises ( they do this because they know most people will not take action so they will be low refunds and they will make a lot of money by selling a crap product).

You need to buy the product so that you will know exactly what your customers will be getting, also buying a product will give you a good feel factor as you will be promoting a product that you know for sure will help your prospects.

If you really don?t have money to do this, you can do research and check out what people are saying about the product, if do you find a lot of bad reviews probably it is a sign that it is not a good product.

Ask yourself this question, if I had the money I will pay for this product? if the answer is no don?t promote it.

7: Promote the product

So now you have the best Clickbank product to promote, in case you have more just pick the one that resonates with you the most or the one do you think you can produce some kind of content about it and then start promoting it.

There are a lot of ways to promote Clickbank affiliate products, you can build a review blog, you can use Twitter, you can use Facebook, you build an email list, etc.

If you don?t know where to start promoting your Clickbank product, you can read this another article on my blog,

How To Promote Clickbank Products Without a Website Step By Step

Final words

That is it, this is how you choose the best Clickbank product to promote as an affiliate, it is not difficult, just go to www.clickbank.com and get started.

If you liked this post please feel free to share or leave a comment in the comment section below, also don`t forget to subscribe to the form below so that you will get an email notification every time that I have a new article.

As always thank you for reading.

How To Promote Clickbank Products Without a Website Step By Step

How To Promote Clickbank Products Without a Website Step By Step

As an affiliate, you can use blogging, email marketing, social media, product review pages, and many other ways to promote products and services online. In this post, I will show you how to promote Clickbank products without a website or blog step by step as an affiliate to make money online.

First, What Is An Affiliate?

 

An affiliate is someone who uses an ?affiliate link? to send website traffic to a vendor?s site that sells a product. If a sale is made upon that visit, or within a set time of that initial visit, the affiliate receives a commission (a pre-determined portion of the sale price).

In the Clickbank, you?ll receive an affiliate commission if the prospect buys within 60 days of the initial visit. This is referred to as 60-day cookies (cookies is the internet term for keeping track of website visit history).

Why Clickbank?

The reason I recommend Clickbank is that they approve almost everyone to promote their products and they will pay you every Wednesday. If your country is not on the list of Clickbank approved countries, you can check out alternatives to Clickbank here.

But the information from this page can be applied to promote any affiliate product from any company, just remove the word Clickbank and put your affiliate network name and you will be set.

Without any further due, here is how you can promote Clickbank products step by step without a website.

Step 1: Create a Clickbank account

The first step is to create a Clickbank account, if do you have one you can skip this step.

To create a Clickbank account go to:

https://accounts.clickbank.com/signup/

You will find a page like this one below

clickbank-create-account

Just fill in all the required information, you need to put your real information, including your real name, your real address and your real email (I know it sounds obvious but I know people who put fake information), this will save you from troubles when Clickbank pay you in the future.

Then click next, and fill up your correct bank information, after finalizing everything you will have to confirm your email and you are set to go to the next step.

Step 2: Pick a product to promote

After finalizing the creation of your Clickbank account you will need to pick a good product to promote.

All you need to do is to login in your Clickbank account and then click marketplace, that will take you directly to the Clickbank marketplace.

clickbank

 

In the marketplace you will find a search bar, if do you have an idea of what niche do you want to promote just type it in the space ( for example I was going to promote keto diet products so I typed ‘keto’, if you don’t know yet what niche to promote just leave it in blank and then click the search icon as shown in the image below.

search

When the search results appear, click in the drop menu and choose sort by gravity

clickbank gravity

For those who don’t know, Clickbank gravity is an estimated matrix that indicates the number of an affiliate who has made a sale promoting a product in the last 12 weeks, for each affiliate who made a sale the product is given a number between 0.1 and 1 depending on when the sale was made.

All you need to do after that is looking for a product that you do want to promote, for me these are the things I look from the product.

Gravity

Most people will tell you that you need to promote products with the highest gravity, Personally, I think this is a myth because higher gravity does not necessarily mean it is a good product and because everyone and his dog preach about promoting high gravity products most affiliates especially new ones tend to promote these products and create unnecessary competition also Clickbank gravity can be manipulated.

I will say choose a product between the gravity of 10 to 50 if this is your first Clickbank promotion stick with between 20-30 if there is no product in that range you can go a little bit low or high depending on the niche.

Initial Sale

This is the amount of money you will make when people buy a certain product by using your affiliate link, I tend to choose products with initial sale equal to or above 20. This means if I make at least one sale per day I will be making at least $20 day, it is not a bad thing.

Avg $/sale

This is the amount of money you will make on average for every sale you generate if Initial sale amount=Avg $/sale?this means that the product does not offer any Upsales or people just don’t buy them.

Avg Rebill Total

If this number is $0.00 means the products do not have recurring payments so you will not make any money after the initial sale, if it is bigger than 0 means it has a recurring income.

Avg %rebill

This number represents the average affiliate commission percentage for a sale, including only the rebill commission.

For me, the most important factors are gravity and initial sale, for that reason that is why I selected the second product in this list (see the image below).

But that is not all, now you have selected the product you need to check out their sales page or sales video, you need to make sure that it is a nice and clean sales page/video, no link to other websites, no gimmicks or false claim and you need to ask yourself this question, I would buy this product for myself? if the answer is yes and you have money then buy it, if you don’t have money but the answer is yes you can also promote it, but if the answer is no, don’t promote it and chose another product.

It is always good practice to buy and use the product yourself before promoting it.

 

average sale

Step 3: Get your affiliate link

So now you did all the work and you found your product, you need to get your affiliate link, this is easy, just click the promote button (the one below Avg $/sale and this popup will appear in a new window.

hoplink

In, enter your information part you should have your Clickbank nickname there, if you clicked from inside your Clickbank account it should be there by default if it is not there just type it, make sure it is correct so that you can be credited for the sales you will be generating.

Also, I will encourage you to enter your tracking ID, this is optional but it is useful because it will tell you where the sale came from and it will help you to decide which traffic generating method to focus on, in this article, I am going to use the blog commenting method (spoiler alert) that is why I put BC for blog commenting, you can put anything you want there.

Ather that click generate HopLink and Clickbank will generate one of the ugliest URLs?you will ever see, just click to the icon in the right-hand?side of your link to copy it and paste somewhere you can remember like in notepad and save it in your computer.

Step 4: Mask your link

Now you need to mask your link and in this step, you will need to use some cash, I know this guide is supposed to teach you how to promote Clickbank products without a website and for free but, you will need to spend a little amount of money.

The method we are going to use to promote this Clickbank product is called a direct link, this means you send your visitors directly to the sales page or sales video, there is no presale page or landing page.

Benefits of this method

The main benefit of this method is that you will get 100% CTR, CTR means Click Through Ration, in simple words means all people who will click to your link will go directly to the sales page or sales video.

The bad part of this method is that you’re not preselling or building your list, that means you’re not building a foundation of your online business.

My recommendation is that do this method, make some cash on demand and invest some of that money by buying hosting and some other tools to build a real business online, for starters it is a good starting point.

Why you need to mask your affiliate link

it is ugly

As you saw above, the link you get from Clickbank is very ugly, imagine a friend telling you he/she wants to check out the product you are promoting and she/he wants your affiliate link, how are you going to tell him/her that my link is atfghf35ftyy.clickbank.com they will think you’re crazy, the best thing is to mask it with a memorable domain name like johnrecommends.com, assuming your name is John.

And when they click to johnrecommends.com it will take them to that ugly link.

Most websites hate affiliate links

It does not matter if you’re going to promote it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or by commenting on authority blogs, if they see it is an affiliate link, they will not let you promote it, masking it reduces that risk.

It protects you in the future

Let say you’re going to dedicate at least two hours to do the method I am going to show you, after one month you will generate a lot of clicks per day and if for any reason the vendor is out of business, you can just go in your domain registrar and change the affiliate link and promote the related product, if you don’t do this you will have to search for every place you left your link and change it, it can take days or you will lose your traffic overnight, be smart.

How to mask your affiliate link

You need to buy a domain name, my highest recommendation is Namecheap as they are a very reliable domain register company, but the initial price is around 9.

If you don’t have that amount of money you can google for ‘GoDaddy one dollar domains’ you will be able to buy a single domain for just $1.

Yes, that what it will cost you to start making money with Clickbank using this method.

So since I am using Namecheap that is what I am going to use to show you how to mask your affiliate link.

Just go to namecheap.com and type a domain name do you want to buy, it can be yourname.com or yournamerecommends.com.On my case I decided to go with ketodietlowcarb.com just be creative and don’t waste more time in this.

namecheap

Just click the search icon, if a desirable domain name is available, then add it to cart, if you don’t have an account they will ask you to create one, pay for it by using Paypal or debit/ credit card then you own a domain name for one year.

After you complete the process above you will need to log in into your Namecheap account and click domain list then manage as shown in the image below.

namecheap

Make sure that in nameservers it is Namecheap BasicDNS (it should be like this by default) and then click Advanced DNS.

dns

Click on the drop menu where it says A Record, in the menu choose URL Redirect Record as shown in the image below.

record

You will have something like in the image below, in the host, space write the symbol ‘@’, in de destination URL copy your ugly link from Clickbank and post it there, in the drop menu choose Masked and then click the save button (in the red circle).

dns

After that you will need to click add a new record then select URL Redirect Record, this time in the host space write ‘www’, in the Destination URL post the same link from Clickbank, choose Masked in the drop menu and then click save.

If everything is done right, your record should look like the image below.

host

It may take up to 48 hours to update the host records, so if you test out and it does not direct you will need to wait a bit but after than any person who clicks or types your domain name will be directed to your affiliate link.

Now let us move to the last step of this tutorial, to drive traffic.

Step 5: Use a Trojan horse traffic method to drive free traffic

I first found out about this method about three years ago, I brought a product called Operation 10K by Desmond Ong and as a bonus, he teaches this method and he calls it Trajan Horse Method.

The method is very simple and it is in three steps.

you find 5-20 authority blogs in your niche.

The simplest way to do this is to use Google, you can just Google ‘your niche+best blogs’ for example in my case it will be ‘ keto diet best blogs’

For better results I will recommend doing your search in incognito mode as if you the normal browser, Google will show you results depending on your search history and other user-related behaviors, you need to see natural results.

best blogs

Find blogs with these three characteristics

You need to find between 5-20 authority blogs that have these three characteristics, one, the blog needs to have constant updates if the owner of the blog does not update his/her blog regularly there is no need to comment on it because probably you will not get traffic.

The blog needs to allow comment with a link, this is important because we are going to live a comment and then leave our link there if they don’t let you do this don’t waste your time on them.

The third and last characteristic is that the body must have active readers, you can check this by checking if there are some people commenting on the blog or if it has many shares in social media.

As I said find 5-20 of these blogs and keep them in the notepad.

Leave a helpful, respectful comment?

You need to write a good comment, you need first to read the whole article, find some points that you can comments on, leave your comment, your name, and your link.

For example in my case, I found a blog named ketogasm.com, they meet all criteria I mentioned above, all I need to here is to write a good comment, select save my name, notify me on follow and notify me of a new post then hint submit a comment.

comment

What will happen is that if I write a good and helpful comment the owner of this blog she will approve my comment and when her readers see it, they will want to click on my name and they will be redirected to my affiliate link.

If you do on average 6 minutes per comment that means that if you dedicate 2 hours, you will be leaving about 20 comments per day and if you do this every day you will start getting a huge amount of clicks every day and for sure you will make some sales.

Question and Answers

Do this method works?

Yes, it works, I still use it to make sales and drive traffic to my blogs and I know a lot of big-name marketers like Neil Patel you used this method and reported massive results.

How much money I can make from this method?

There is no guarantee how much money you can make, but in my case, I make a sale between 140 and 300 visitors to my affiliate link, sometimes I make more, it depends on many factors.

If you could post 20 comments per day in a month you will have 600 comments, and if each comment gives you 1 visitor per day this is 600 visitors per day and if you make 2 sales per day, you will be making at least $40 per day, assuming you picked a product with an average sale of $20+

Is this long term?

No, this is not a long term strategy, but you can use this method to make at least $100 per day but it is very difficult to scale up, you will need to start building your list and probably creating an authority blog yourself.

Final word?

This is how you can promote Clickbank products without a website or blog, there are many methods you can use, I will keep posting them here.

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Blogging as Free Traffic Method

Blogging as Free Traffic Method

Blogging is one of the best free methods for getting targeted traffic to visit your squeeze page.? You already have our domain name and hosting account.

Now, you have to set up a Word Press blog. There are many video tutorials on how to set up a Word Press blog on the net.? You have to post new and fresh content daily at least twice, the more the better, always with a link or two to your squeeze page.

HOW TO START AN AFFILIATE MARKETING BLOG

You are going to add our auto-responder opt-in form at the sidebar of our blog as well.

A Word Press blog always gets traffic. Whatever we post on your blog, there will be visitors to read it.

You are going to post content related to our gift if we want targeted traffic at our opt-in form. Let’s say your gift is a report on list building. You should post contents that are related to listing building.

This way, the reader will know what to expect from your gift before they decide to opt-in.? That makes them a targeted prospect, and you can consider them our valuable leads.

You have to write our content that you?re going to post on our blog. The interesting thing is, most of us think that we do not have any writing ability what-so-ever.? But in the end, most of us (Internet marketers) become pretty good writers!

The thing is, you can write if you try to write. Initially, it won’t be easy but with practice and persistence, it comes out fine! You cannot write, say on list building if you do not know anything about list building.

The key here is to find valuable content on list building and read and research the subject.? You can always write or rewrite on an issue of list building in our own words if you know about it.

There is an alternate way to get content if you do not want to write yourself. You can invest some money to get content written by others. It may cost $3- $10 for a 500-word article.

There are marketplaces for these writers often called ?ghostwriters.” You can find them at oDesk.com, elance.com or even at warriorfurum.com.

Another good place for cheap content is iwriter.com. Here You can get a 500-word article for $3 apiece.

Traffic generation with blogging is the most stable way to get targeted traffic. This method alone could fulfill our target of 45 subscribers per day.

Setting up a blog with the first content may not bring expected visitors. But the number of visitors grow very fast if we post our contents regularly. Visitors increase with the age of the blog as well. Overtime it collects visitors from search engines.

The way to success with blogging is consistency; that is posting fresh content at regular intervals.? That being said, there are many rules, good practices, techniques, tricks and tips for blogging successfully.

Going through a course on blogging is a good idea to take full advantage of blogging. I recommend the best course in the current market named, the pathway to passive.

Top 5 Affiliate Offers to Promote in 2020

Choosing affiliate offers to promote can be a headache for a lot of new online marketers. Personally I promote products I use, this makes it easier for me to help people I refer to those products in case they are having problems using the given product.

This year I promoted a lot of products as an affiliate and here are my top 5 affiliate offers to promote in 2020.

#1: ClickFunnels

Clickfunnels is the best landing page builder in the market, I use this product in my daily marketing activities.

Commissions

You start at 30% and after referring to at least 40 members you move to 40% recurring commissions on ClickFunnels and every other product in the ClickFunnels ecosystem.

Why I promote it?

I promote ClickFunnels because it?s a good product that I use, and it has the best affiliate program I?ve seen. Not only do you get recurring commissions selling ClickFunnels accounts, but you get commissions on all products in the CF ecosystem including DotCom Secrets, Expert Secrets, Traffic Secrets, Funnel Hacks and more.

Get a Clickfunnels 14 days free trial here.

#2: Convertkit

Commissions: 30% recurring commissions.

Why I promote it?

If you want to make money online, you NEED to have an email marketing software. Convertkit is the email marketing software I currently use. I feel it offers the best value for the capabilities it allows you to do. Marketing automation is amazing and you can really do some great things with them if you?re willing to invest the time to learn it.

Take the 14-day free Convertkit trial

#3: Aweber

Commissions: 30% recurring commissions

Why I promote it?

I use Aweber in my niches email lists, for me, it is a great starting point for affiliate marketers, it contains simple and yet very powerful features that you need for your online business, and they just added a new feature, the landing page builder, although it is not as good as Clickfunnels, you can still make a decent landing page using their software and it can save you a lot of money in the process.

Take the 30-day free Aweber trial

#4: Thrive Themes

Commissions: 35% on first payment, and then 25% recurring commissions after that.

Why I promote it?

As part of their yearly membership, you get access to Thrive Leads, Thrive Architect and Thrive comments which are WordPress plugins I use and love.
Thrive Leads is the best WordPress plugin I?ve found to display opt-in popups on my site, and it?s what I use to build my email list.

Sign up for Thrive Themes

#5: Sitegroud

Commissions: $50, it increases as the number of your referrals goes up.

Why I promote it?
Everyone needs web hosting, so you definitely want to pick a good web host to recommend.
For people who are just starting out, I recommend Siteground, as it is one of the best shared hosting companies in the market today.

As you grow and start making some money, I will recommend you to move to WpxHosting, as it is the best WordPress hosting company.

I host all my main websites, including this on WPX and all my niche sites at Siteground.

Sign up for Sitegroud

That is it those are my top 5 affiliate offers to promote in 2020. I am making a lot of money with them but that is not the most important thing, the most important is that they help me to run my business and if you want to join any of them or promote any of them let me know and I will help you out.

5 Tips For Affiliate Marketing Success

5 Tips For  Affiliate Marketing Success

Affiliate marketing, while like any other business in many ways, also has its own unique aspects that you must explore and familiarize yourself with in order to get the results you’re looking for.

Everyone is excited when they first get started, but after diving in, you are going to realize that there are so many things that must be understood and carried to fruition.

However, this doesn’t mean you have to worry or give up; instead, it means that you need to be well-informed and put your game face on.

If you’re serious about getting started and building an affiliate marketing career, then check out these five tips for affiliate marketing success.

It is about the customers, not you.

One thing you must consider is the fact that customers are interested in products that are going to benefit them. Don’t get all hyped up about a product or product line that isn’t going to sell.

These are products you’re going to have to get familiar with yourself, and you’re going to have to believe.

Don’t let someone excite you about an opportunity to sell a five day trip to Antarctica for some underwater basket weaving lessons.

Find your niche! See what products you would like to sell and what opportunities are out there. If you’re already into affiliate marketing, then continue to look for products that are trending within your niche.

You can always pursue more than one niche as well, but have all of your information and sites organized respectively.

Targeted Traffic is the key

While traffic is important and absolutely necessary for profits, it is not just traffic that is going to get you the dough. Making sales has everything to do with “targeted traffic.”

This means that you should be providing yourself with many different avenues for reaching your customers with information and relevant content.

Driving targeted customers to your site means knowing exactly who your targeted audience is and what their traits are.

Customer retention is important

Customer retention is also key when it comes to affiliate marketing. Offer your recurring customers incentives for buying new products and making repeat purchases.

Give them information about new products via email marketing and social media marketing campaigns. Advertise special deals, hold contests, take polls and more. You have so many options when it comes to customer retention.

Learn as much as you can

Part of affiliate marketing is a learn as you go process. You’re going to network with many people, expand your efforts, learn new information and processes, and you’re going to find out that certain things work better for you individually while others don’t. Therefore, it’s important that you’re able to adapt to changes.

Be Honest

Always be completely honest when communicating with your customers, whether directly or through your content. You also want to mediate any user content on your sites to make sure that it is within guidelines for your benefit.

Honesty is very important because embellishing figures or product information is noticeable and will have a domino effect on your business in a negative direction.

That is it, those are five tips that will lead you to affiliate marketing success. Affiliate marketing is all about learning consistently about your market niche, targeted customers and products. Take the tips that you’ve learned here with you as you continue your affiliate marketing endeavors.