Make Money Blogging With Affiliate Programs

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Still struggling to make money blogging? I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Google Adsense program is one of the easiest ways to earn money online. Anyone who owns a website that receives traffic can throw up ads and almost immediately see the revenue start coming in. Once you become an Adsense member, simply copy the Java code off from your account and paste it wherever you want your ads displayed. Don’t worry, you can choose from several different sizes of advertisements, including full-skyscrapers, half-skyscrapers, blocks and plain text ads. When visitors come to your site, Adsense will dynamically generate an ad relative to the content on your site. So, if your site is about Chicago restaurants, the ads displayed will be similar. When they click on that ad, you’ll receive a commission.

Selling affiliate products online remains as one of the best money making ideas. If you don’t know what an affiliate program is, let me explain – companies hire or use affiliates to help sell their products or services through an affiliate program. This can be extremely lucrative for the affiliates because there is no overhead, customer service, or other fees that are associated with direct selling, leaving you with more money in your pockets.

To get started, you’ll have to join up with a website that connects you to the companies looking for affiliates, known as affiliate networks. To choose one, first determine what product or services you wish to sell. If you own a website about weight loss, then you should join an affiliate network with plenty of weight loss and supplement offers, such as MarketHealth.com. If you’re new to affiliate marketing, you may get rejected from a few of the larger affiliate networks simply because of your lack of experience. To help increase your chances of being accepted, be sure to have your own domain and website already set up and ready to show.

Another great affiliate network I recommend joining is Commission Junction (CJ.com). They are one of the largest and oldest networks in the business, connecting you with hundreds of different affiliate programs in everything ranging from electronics to pet clothes.

When searching for an affiliate offer to promote, always carefully read the payout. Depending on the network and merchant, the payout could be a flat cost-per-sale or it could be a percentage of the total price. If you’ve found an offer you like, search for it on other affiliate networks and see if they have it for a higher commission.

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