There are many different ways that you can make money harnessing the power of the internet, but the most common way has to be through affiliate marketing. Most of you already know what that is, however for the few who might not understand it all that well, let me break it down for you: affiliate marketing is the ability to refer others to products or services you have tried in exchange for some kind of reward. In most cases the reward is cash, however there are a many sites that don't offer cash, instead they reward you with points or credits that you can use to enter into sweepstakes and such.
Here's an example of affiliate marketing: let's say you just found a website with killer deals on automobile insurance. Their prices were unbeatable and the customer service team was friendly and helpful. As you're talking with your friends and fellow co-workers, you mention your find and suggest they check the company out. Nothing wrong with spreading a little good news to help others, right? The thing is, when you refer people and they sign up- you don't get a single dime in return. The company you referred them to makes all the money. The thing is, companies thrive on of new customers, and they're always looking for more. So what if you could get paid to refer new customers?
That, my friend, is affiliate marketing. You get paid to refer new customers to any company that has an affiliate or referral program.
There are literally thousands of companies out there that participate in these kinds of programs. It is their way of saying “Thank you” for spreading the word about their business. All kinds of companies have referral programs... GoDaddy. Amazon. eBay. WalMart. Yes, even WalMart has an affiliate program! How many times a day do you find yourself telling people “So I want to WalMart last night, and they are having an incredible sale on [movies, TVs, clothes, pet food... you name it].”
To get started, I highly suggest checking out any of the books below. You can even perform a Google search for more great tips on affiliate marketing:
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