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One Of The Best Ways To Make Extra Money

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Today, especially with what we have all been through with the economy, many people are wondering what the best ways to make extra money are.   The internet has opened up a whole range of possibilities that are open to anyone.  In this article, I would like to explore Affiliate marketing, which, in my opinion, is one of the best ways to make some extra money online.

What Is Affiliate Marketing?

Simply put, it is selling other people’s products and earning a commission on any sales you make.  You can sell physical or digital products, each one having its own advantages.

Digital products normally offer a much higher percentage of commission and can be pretty fast movers if you are promoting what people are interested in.

Physical products, though offering a lower rate of commission, may be higher priced, so your commission can still add up to a good amount.

You will need to search for what fits into your niche the best.   Always choose high quality products to offer as that is what will be best for your market and also remember that your name will be associated with the product.


Choose A Niche

You have heard the phrase “the jack of all trades, master of none” referring to someone who has a lot of skills in a lot of areas, but has not “mastered” any of them.  It is hard to become successful if you spread yourself too thin.  The same holds true with affiliate marketing.   To be successful, you have to get to know your market and be known in your market.  Your goal should be to become the “go to” person in that niche.  Become acquainted with your market’s needs and interests.  Write about them and offer them solutions to their challenges.  They will soon be coming to you for advice and recommendations.

Let’s drill this down to an example.  Instead of offering music CD’s, vitamins, apparel and a host of other items as an affiliate, concentrate on one niche.  Let’s say you enjoy golf.  As an affiliate, you could promote golf clubs and become an expert on which clubs are the best choice for individuals.   Or you can go the route of offering golf clothing, shoes, and visors/hats.  Even with a particular niche, it’s a good idea to narrow it down to a certain aspect.  Then people know who to come to when they are looking for something in your area of expertise.

Affiliate marketing is a low-cost business to start and you can get going in it pretty quickly as you don’t need to develop a product.  That is what  makes it one of the best ways to make extra money.

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16 Responses so far.

  1. Good ideas – but it's obviously not get rich quick. You'll have to spend a decent amount of time crafting content for the niche and have it be high enough quality people keep coming back and clicking around.

  2. shrestha1981 says:

    I've been doing blogging for the past 2 years, and till now, I haven't discovered a method that could earn me better…LOL

    Anyway, thanks for the post Pete. Do visit my blog also ;)

  3. A useful tip. Check out the top selling programs on Clickbank and the like. Then choose a product in a niche that you are interested in. When you write about something you're passionate about, it shows.

  4. I have never seen a successful entrepreneur who rose to the pinnacle of success without a measurable amount of risk. Successful entrepreneurs are risk takers; they risk their time, energy and resources with the hope of building a strong business.

  5. lazy affiliate riches says:

    Sweet article Peter. You're Da Man.

  6. Really great article and i got information about how to make make extra money. Thanks for this post i will definitely follow these instructions.

  7. It's nice article one.It ill help to who are earn money form home ..
    Thanks ..to make money

  8. Nice and great article.Its great for people who wants to earn money online.

  9. Affiliate marketing is a good method to earn some extra cash online. But for it, your niche shoud be good and attractive.

  10. I always search around for information over the internet and somehow find them with having some deep research. Its pleasure to have your blog containing these important information. I will also let others know to read your blog for useful and accurate information. We all were awaiting for this.

  11. flash game says:

    it is really a good post it helps out lots of people like me.thanks

  12. You are dead right, perticularly about digital products.

  13. used tires says:

    Affiliate marketing can be a great path to enter into for sure! The thing that I find that is tough with it though is to contine the consistent sales. I guess also depending on what niche you get into the offers seem to come and go. Its a tough thing to get into in my opinion but those who succeed are very good sales people in my opinion.

    -Jean

  14. Hi Laurie,

    I agree that affiliate marketing is a very viable option these days to make money online. There is no overhead and very little investment needed to get started and start profiting from our efforts.

  15. Rutujacreation says:

    I agree. One vital key in making extra money online is to be keen with details by first doing some thorough research. Most money-making programs out there claiming millions of cash fast is almost always a scam.

  16. I’m just currently earning from Google. I want to learn more from making money online from affiliate programs. This article is very helpful.

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