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Making Money Online With The eBay Affiliate Program

Jul 7, 2008
You hear about it all the time. Someone you know knows someone who is making a living over the internet. You hear about people making some extra spending money. You also hear about people making thousands of dollars a month.

How do they do it?

Well, there are lots of ways to make money online. And they don't involve spamming or any shady techniques.

One way is to make month promoting other people's products or services for a commission or fee. This is called affiliate marketing.

One of the biggest affiliate marketing programs online is run by eBay. eBay pays people a percentage of their earnings for every visitor you send to eBay who buys something. They also pay out at least $25 for every new user you get to join eBay.

Many people make good money setting up websites that consist entirely of eBay products. When a visitor clicks a product on the site, they are directed to eBay. If they buy something, the owner of the site gets a commission.

There are many ways to set up an eBay site full of any products you want to sell. If you know how to program, you can use eBay's API or RSS feed to show products on your site. But I prefer using and out-of-the-box software like phpBay Pro (which allows you to easily make an eBay site using wordpress blogging software), or BANS (stands for "Build A Niche Store"). Both are relatively cheap and much easier to use than the eBay API. I prefer phpBay Pro because it can easily integrate with wordpress to great great sites.

If you are familiar with wordpress, you should be able to get your first eBay site up in a week using phpBay Pro. If you don't know wordpress and do not want to learn it, you can try BANS, but keep in mind you need to know some basic HTML using BANS.

How much does it cost to get started? The eBay API is free. phpBay Pro for wordpress costs about $49. BANS costs about $97.

How much can you make? I currently have three sites made with phpBay Pro and I make about $500-$600 a month total from all of them. And every month they earn a little bit more.

Now that you have the information on how to start making some money online using eBay, give it a shot and see if you can start earning some extra cash!
About the Author
Find tips on making more money with eBay and phpBay at phpBay Pro Tips. See some phpBay sites in action at Used Apple Laptops and Discount Golf Balls.
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