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Making Money Online With Social Networking

Aug 17, 2007
Most of the people hooked on to the net are members of at least one social networking website; this could be a fantastic opportunity for you to be making money online for your online home business. You might also be registered on one or more of the many social networking sites like Yahoo! 360, FriendFinder, Classmates, MySpace, and Batchmates etc. You can expand your online home business by networking with these various social sites.

There was a time when such websites were considered a playground for teenage girls. However, this notion has changed. Today we can find people from all age groups and both the sexes hooked on to these websites. So, what exactly makes social networking websites so popular, and maybe more importantly, how are people making money online with them? One answer to part of this question is; affiliate marketing. You can nonchalantly recommend other peoples products and be making money online for you online home business.

People from all ages and backgrounds want to bond with like-minded people and share their experiences. Web-chat was one of the earlier options available. You could meet people online, talk and find out if you had shared interests. When you found like-minded people, you added them to your friends' list. It was not the perfect way to meet like-minded people. However, it did help many online home businesses by giving their customers another way that they could talk to them.

A solution came in the form of social networking sites. All these websites let you know about people and their interests before contacting them. Therefore, you can find things in common, and share your ideas, and even help others in their online home business, while you your self are making money online.

Social networking websites cater to various groups based on age, sex, region, and interests etc. So more and more people are jumping on to the website of their interests to meet like minded people.

Today, social networking websites are being used by many online home businesses for subtle advertising of affiliate marketing products. The most popular site is MySpace. Therefore, if you wish to cater to the widest range of groups, you should choose MySpace.

The first thing you will need to do to get started is register on MySpace. After that, you can purchase an adder, which lets you add friends on to your profile. You may create the profile in your own name, or in the name of your business. Now you can start talking about your affiliate marketing product.

If you send out bulletins advertising your product, MySpace might end up banning you! Therefore, it is a good idea to talk about something similar. You can provide links to a page where you provide information about your product. But you cannot give links to affiliate marketing pages.

If your product will appeal to teenagers, you may wish to use a website like Facebook. This is a social networking site for school and college students.

Similarly, you can target other websites for niche marketing. You can find groups interested in a particular sport, hobby, religion, region etc. Whichever website you choose, think with a long-term perspective. Trying to bend the rules of a website could get you banned.

So concentrate on building a network of people who might be interested in your afiiliate marketing products. Focus on building relationships that will help you in making your online home business a tool for making money online.
About the Author
Angelo Tzortzakis loves affiliate marketing; he drinks, eats, and sleeps affiliate marketing. Angelo started a very helpful website so others can learn to become successful also. Learn how to become a super affiliate at http://www.gainmoney123.com
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