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Online Home Based Business - Add Extra Income With Little Effort

Aug 11, 2008
Apart from earning income from affiliate products or services that you actively promote, there are other ways of earning with your online home based business from your website or blog. You might as well capitalize on every opportunity available.

You can sign up for an affiliate program with Yahoo Publisher, Google Adsense etc. You will earn commission for your online home based business if people click through from your site and buy products. There are many companies who do this but - think about the relevance to your main business.

With companies like Yahoo and Google they will select appropriate ads. With other companies you have to be sure that the businesses advertised fit in with yours in some way.

One way that companies offer an online home based business earning opportunities is by your having their banner advertisements on your site. You have probably seen them. Sometimes they can be very intrusive, but, thoughtfully selected, can be another way for people to click through and for you to gain some commission for your online home based business.

Another way online home based business can be promoted is to use link exchanges. This is where you research other companies with relevant products or services and exchange links that can be clicked. This practice has a two-fold advantage. Your website or blog will have greater visibility in the Internet world, and the more places you are linked to, the more your online home based business will be picked up. Without getting into Search Engine Optimization (SEO), which is a subject in itself, this method is simple and gets you going.

In order to find links, guess what? There are sites out there which specialize. Three good ones are:

- Commission Junction
- Link Market
- Link Share

Do your research on these sites to see how they work and think laterally about the kinds of businesses that you could benefit your online home based business. Although it is important to get different kinds of links to your online home based business you must also bear in mind that overkill doesn't work.

You must have visited the sites of some online based home business which have millions of links, ads, banners on their site. What is your reaction? Usually you feel completely overwhelmed and will end up clicking off the site.

So remember, keep it relevant to your online home based business. Choose those that are useful to your visitors because you want them to come back to you. Find the right balance for your online home based business linkages and you can earn useful extra passive income with no further effort.
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Trisha Stone is passionate about helping people get going with their successful internet businesses. Get her free 20 page report "The Absolute Beginners Guide to Affiliate Marketing" by going to The Internet Business Exchange
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