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Top Ways To Make Money Online with Affiliate Marketing

Apr 11, 2008
Home-based businesses were hard to find 20 and even 10 years ago. Virtual assistants, Internet marketing and home offices were scarce at best. Today, there are many ways to make money online, thus making a profitable home-based business a reality for parents, entrepreneurs and marketing gurus alike.

The nice thing about starting a home-based business is that you don't have to be an expert in a particular field or have a household full of goods to unload on people. Being associated with a reputable affiliate marketing program, along with a little common sense, is all you really need to make money online these days.

Top Affiliate Marketing Methods

Here are the top five affiliate marketing methods that allow you to earn money from the comfort of your home. Using several or all of these methods can seriously increase your bottom line.

1. Website promotion. This is probably the easiest way to make money online since there is no learning curve involved. It is as simple as it sounds. Build a website, place affiliate ads on your web pages and then advertise your website. Advertise your website by asking others with similar pages to exchange links. Enter your link into search engine submission sites and use article marketing to submit articles to directories. Include a backlink to your site.

2. Banner exchanges. Enter a banner exchange program to place your ads directly in front of targeted customers. If the ad is eye-catching and is relevant to the information on the Web page, you can attract traffic to your website.

3. Autoresponders. Whenever you visit a website and enter your information, you are opting in to receive future communications regarding the website. Autorepsonders are set up to reply to potential customers with quality information and the option of making a purchase. They allow websites to track the people who visit, remind visitors about the site and update them on new products and information, and subtly ask for the sale. Autoresponders are great for accumulating passive income and building customer relationships.

4. Pay-per-click advertising. Pay-per-click advertising is a popular method of making money on the Internet. As an affiliate marketing partner, you'll be able to earn a certain percentage of the revenue the site generates based on visits referred to them from you. It usually isn't a large amount, but the money you earn is based on the popularity of some topics and the value of the click-through. Google Adsense and Amazon are the two most popular revenue sharing plans involving pay-per-clicks.

5. Free classified ads. Posting free classified ads to promote your site and your affiliate program is another way to make money online. This type of Internet marketing is perfect for advertising products and services that you are selling.

Connect with the right affiliates and hone your Internet marketing skills and it doesn't take a lot of time or effort to make money while working in a home-based business setting. Combine several Internet marketing methods to attract attention to your website and your affiliate's links. Affiliate marketing isn't a get-rich-quick scheme, but it is a way to work from your home office and make money without having to worry about childcare costs or filling your gas tank.
About the Author
Rich Roberts is an internet entrepreneur who regularly reviews various internet marketing programs, schemes, and scams and report his findings through blogs and websites.
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