Affiliate marketing can be even more lucrative once you have chosen a niche and have at least a small list. It will help you to make money very quickly while you are building your credibility and visibility on the internet.
Writing articles are the best ways, in my opinion, to get started promoting other people's products and services, but they are by no means the only ways. I will share more of what I am talking about.
As you continue to blog, write an e-course or a short report that you can give away to your readers.
I started doing this in the early days of my online business, and still receive affiliate commission to this day when people download my short reports or sign up to get my e-course through an autoresponder series of messages. Let me give you an example of what I mean.
When I started writing articles I signed up for several different programs that helped me to learn the basics of article marketing and internet marketing.
I had also taken a course in blogging that was extremely helpful to get me started. It seemed like a natural course of events for me to promote these people and their products and services through my affiliate link.
I wrote the course as a 7 part e-course that people could opt in to my list to receive. I sent them one part, or lesson, every day for 7 days. At the end of each day's lesson I included one or two affiliate links to products and services that related to my e-course. This can be done on almost any topic.
Every week I offer a free teleseminar to the people who are on my list. I include the best possible information on whatever topic I am speaking about. I also include two or three affiliate links on my teleseminar page so that the listeners can follow through with what I am teaching and have access to the best resources I can recommend.
We now have the benefit of social networking to make everything we do on the internet faster, easier, and more personal. I like to include some personal information when I am on these social media sites, such as Twitter and Facebook, but the rest of the time I am promoting and endorsing affiliate products and services, as well as my own now that I have them. People are very likely to check out something you recommend on these sites.
Another way to promote affiliate products is in forums. There are tens of thousands of forums on every topic you can imagine. You can add an affiliate link to your signature line, and then look for the forum posts from people who need what you are promoting.
I have found this to be very lucrative.
Making money online does not have to be difficult. Whether you are new to the internet or have been around for awhile, be sure to include affiliate marketing as part of your revenue stream.
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