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Free Ways Of Making Money Online

Aug 17, 2007
Most people are like you - they would love to be able to augment their normal income with some additional money in their spare time. Some of them are stay at home parents who simply don't have the time to work, while others are students that need to find some extra way to help pay their way through school. Still others are entrepreneurs and take making money online very seriously and work eight hours a day on their online prospects.

1. Making Cash Online

Never trust online businesses that require you to put money up front, invest money, buy software, or the like. There are plenty of online businesses that will allow you to make money without having to first invest a penny. Trying to make it on your own is possible, but how do you avoid the pitfalls of companies that have to purchase goods, as well as ship them to customers? The answer is simple - don't sell products unless they are digital. Digital products can be copied, guaranteeing you an infinite supply. The internet provides the distribution method, and barring bandwidth, that's free too.

2. Affiliate Programs

An affiliate program is a form of advertising relationship between you and a company. The company places advertisements on your site and if your users click on them, and end up buying an item right then and there, you get a commission. Of course, how do you get your users to buy products?

3. Generate Traffic

You can focus on improving conversion rates later - for now, work on boosting your overall site traffic. Targeted internet traffic to your website is the key to this business. It is a visitor in your website that is interested on the product you are promoting. To generate targeted internet traffic effectively, your website should have a specific theme or topic. Then, you have to choose an affiliate that sells a product or service that is relevant to the theme or topic of your website. After that, you have to promote your website by writing articles and submitting them to article publishing website, do not forget to put in your websites URL in every reference box of your article. An article should also be relevant to your website to generate that targeted internet traffic you want. Also, did I mention it's completely free? Then just sit back and wait for users to visit and buy (or click, if you are using a pay per click program). It's that easy. Just be sure to update your website regularly.
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