Did you just search for “make me money”?
Well let me talk to you about how affiliate marketing can make you big money whilst you sleep (your sites make you money instead)!
So you have just heard of internet marketing and you are interested in how the whole process works?
Well to put simply, internet marketing is the broad term to describe the different methods on how people make money online through various forms of marketing through the internet.
Most people are overwhelmed by the amount of information available on the web.
I don’t blame you!
Because I was too!
That’s why I have decided to create a single blueprint.
This blueprint will teach you how to make money online once and for all.
I want to create a guide that you can depend and rely upon and look up for future reference so that you can actually earn money online instead of spending all your money reading about how much other people are making whilst you’re sitting there wondering what you are doing wrong.
I will teach you all you need to know about how to start an online business empire!
So we can make money together!
So in short, here are the ways most people can make money through the use of the internet.
There are various ways of making money online, but I’m going to outline the most common ones:
1. Affiliate Marketing – This is the area that I am currently making passive income from. In short, Affiliate Marketing involves you directing traffic to someone’s website who has products on offer.
Here are the ways an affiliate gets paid through affiliate marketing.
A. Cost Per Sale (CPS) – In short, you get paid for each time you can direct someone to buy something from the seller’s site. The traffic you direct to the person’s site is tracked to you by a file known as a “cookie” that is embedded into the visitor’s computer once they click onto a link you provide that leads them to the product page. Now depending on the type of product you sell, you can earn commissions from 3% (from a program like Amazon Associates) or up to 75% (from some ClickBank products).
B. Cost Per Click (CPC) – This is when you get paid by a merchant each time you can direct someone to simply click on a link that leads to the seller’s website. Usually the pay per click profit is in pennies or a few dollars depending on the amount of commission you can get from the seller. The commission for CPC is generally much lower than CPS. Getting paid this way, in similar manner to Pay Per Lead (see below for Pay Per Lead) is easier to achieve than CPS, because people are more likely to click on a link than buy a product outright.
C. Cost Per Action (CPA) – Ebay’s affiliate program is the biggest one in the world. For every user you refer to their site, eBay will pay you for that person to sign up! That’s right! You get paid for someone simply registering to sign up to Ebay! CPA stands for Cost Per Action, so that means you get paid for anyone who you refer to their site and does some sort of action. Eg. downloading a file, or signing up for an account. This one is pretty easy to do right?
D. Cost Per Lead (CPL) – This is when you get paid by the merchant each time you generate a possible lead for them. A possible lead may include a potential customer’s email address, contact phone number or home address. The commission you get generally is also very small compared to CPS. However, this is much easier to do. It’s much easier to get someone to give you their email address than as opposed to buying a product.
E. Cost Per Thousand (CPM) – This is where you get paid for sending 1,000 people to a particular site, and all they have to do is LOOK AT THE SITE FOR YOU TO GET PAID! So in other words, you simply push people to a site, and none of them have to buy anything and you still get paid! Woohoo!
Affiliate marketing is my personal favorite way of earning money online, because you are simply sending someone to another person’s website and if you send enough people you make sales!
That means you don’t need to even have a product, and in some instances you don’t even need a website if you rely on paid traffic (but the downside is you need to pay for traffic).