Sunday, February 22, 2009


Affiliate marketing is another way to make cool money from the internet. It is a type of marketing which is done online as opposed to marketing of physical product. In affiliate marketing you are either marketing goods and or services just as it is in marketing physical goods. What ever type of marketing you want to embark on, there is no short cut to hard work. You have to put in your time, energy and efforts to be successful. One mistake many make is seeing online business opportunities as a cheap and stress free way to make money online. This is why a lot of people try for a while and quit because they want to make it easily without stress.
Affiliate marketing can be seen as an Internet-based marketing of goods and or services in which the firm or owner of the goods rewards one or many affiliates for each visitor or customer directed to see or buy the product.
Here the owners of the product or service being advertised are ready and willing to pay the marketers a certain percentage of the money got from the sell of the product through their lead. Also most firms pay for lead even if the potential customer ends up not buying the product. In some cases these merchants pay for clicks made on the adverts placed on the marketer’s website. Another method is when the lead takes an action like filling a form or adding their contact to a list.

Affiliate marketing can also be seen as a system of selling products and or services on the Internet which allows merchants to promote their goods and or services in as many websites as are ready to advertise their products. In this way, affiliates are paid commission on the level of their performances.
Most affiliate firms pay their marketers on a pay per click/lead basis or on a pay per sale basis depending on the agreement between the publishers (affiliates) and their marketers.
This type of arrangement is of great benefit to both parties as it gives the merchant the opportunity to advertise his products at a very low cost while the affiliates make easy money by just putting simple adverts on their websites. Another importance of this type of marketing is that the merchant has opportunity to advertise on as many websites as possible.
Having known the meaning and types of affiliate marketing, how then do you make money with participating in affiliate marketing?
• Know the product you want to market: Just like in physical product marketing make sure you know that product so that you can easily write a testimonial about that product. The truth is that there are many marketers who are ready and willing to market that same product as you ,so try and make your own advert look different by writing your own testimonial different from what others are doing.
• Invest your time: Making money is not as easy as it looks. Successful online marketers have really invested a lot of time in reading and making researches. So any affiliate program you want to market, invest your time researching on it.
• Own a website: It is better for you to own your website as it will give you the access to add or remove anything from it at any time with ease.
• Join affiliate programs that have products which are related to the content of your website: By doing this traffic coming to your website will find such adverts interesting and may easily lead to click or action on their part.
• Make sure you always update your content: Your website is the place you advertise the affiliate program. Try and always update the content of your webpage as it is the main thing that drives traffic to your site. If your site visitors find your site attractive and always updated, they will keep on visiting your site and that amounts to more clicks and probably money for you.
• Be patient: Many people rush into online business generally with the mindset that it is an easy way to milk money online. In the long run, yes it is true except for some smart or lucky guys who may just start making money as soon as they start.
• Do not promote many products at the same time: It is always good to start with a few affiliate programs that you have studied their products and know that they can pay you well. When you have your presence registered online, you can then diversify to more programs.
• Check out merchants that can pay you well: There are different affiliate programs online and each of them pays differently. So as a beginner look for those merchants that pay better than others.
• Drive traffic to your site: Online marketing success is a function of traffic. Every online business that is successful is as a result of the quality of traffic being driven to the site. Do everything you can to drive traffic to your site. Join forums, participate in discussions, drop your link, and submit your site to search engines.

Thursday, February 5, 2009



Tuesday, January 27, 2009


A lot of people are interested in making money online from taking paid surveys. It is actually one of the easiest and cost free methods of making money online. To make money online through surveys requires dedication and seriousness on the part of the participant. Just like the saying that there is no food for the lazy man. If you must make money online taking surveys you have to work hard and take up as a serious business. The only difference in making money online and working in your day job is that you decide how many hours you want to put in everyday in your online business. The survey online paid firm have grown and is expanding by the day and a lot of people are no more using it as a form of residual income or extra income but as a means of livelihood. There are a thousand and one firms out there that are ready and willing to pay you for your opinion. Survey taking has become an opportunity for people to be their own bosses and by staying at home and working at their own leisure time. Even students who are schooling have used this opportunity to see them selves through school by using it to make extra pocket money while schooling. Another good thing about online surveys is that no matter the part of the world where you are residing, you will find vast online surveys opportunities that can see you going.
If you are interested in earning an income through online surveys then you will have to do your best to maximize your profit potential. There are a variety of sites that offer an opportunity to make easy money, but like all things that look good, you have to put in your own effort. To help you succeed in taking online surveys you need to follow these useful tips:
Register online with many companies that carry out online study. By registering online with many suppliers and many online firms you get more opportunities to complete studies, and thus increase your income potential.
Use free email account. Try and open different emails for different surveys. You can open as many emails as possible and try to keep record of all your emails because that’s your tool to work. Most people open emails and don’t keep track of their email passwords and user names and thereby loosing many important surveys that would have paid them.
Make sure you fill correct information in your data pages. Most people have lost their payments as a result of wrong payments. Most firms pay you through check and such checks are posted to the address you provided while filling the survey form. It is very essential to make sure that you contact information is included and also correctly too. You will not want to take surveys and loose your payment.
Check you box always and promptly because you cannot afford to miss out on any survey. More so you ability to take surveys as they come shows that you are a serious person and such companies will always send surveys to you.
Keep good records of your transactions and surveys taken to track your payments. You want to treat your online survey as a business. It is recommended that you maintain a good record in terms of studies that you have completed. Keeping good records also make you to follow up with any unpaid survey and find out those firms you have registered with that are not sending you surveys. You can then write them to find out why?
Some firms do not pay you cash, but award Study points. These points are always converted to tickets to prizes or sweepstakes or gift items depending on the firm. The truth is that these points can still be useful and can often be worth more than the account surveys that pay cash. So go ahead and register with as many firms as possible to maximize your earnings.
As a starter, don’t pay money to take survey online. You are joining survey groups and panels to make money so why start paying for surveys when you have a variety of groups and panels you can join for free. I am not saying here that surveys or groups you register with by paying are not good, but why doing so when you have ample opportunities to register for free?
Another important thing you have to know about being successful in paid surveys is that you have to be patient. A lot of people jump into and out of paid surveys because they want to make money as quickly as possible. The truth is that atimes it does not come that way. Take it as it comes but make sure you don’t miss out on any survey sent to you for action. And like I said earlier, register with as many firm as possible so you can increase your chances of getting surveys to fill as well as your chances of making good money.


Blogging has been in existence for a long time now. Many have been blogging on different topics that are widely sort, but still have not been able to make a mark in the blogging world. Blog simply means putting down in writing issues or events or areas of interest to one that can attract readership from others. One sweet thing about blogging is that you write on events, things and issues or subjects that are of interest to you or that you are very conversant with. Blogging has made a lot of Internet users wealthy and very popular. The Internet of course has turned the world into a small global village. One can write and be read worldwide. Blogging is a very simple way of making good money on the Internet with ease. A lot of people started blogging with the intention of making money to increase their income, but a lot have been disappointed because their dreams did not come true. In a real world situation, making money has to be as a result of good planning and execution of plans. This is the same thing with blogging for money. To blog for money one has to be sure that he/she is actually doing the right thing and in the right order.
The essence of this article is to highlight the simple way to plan, execute and blog your way to wealth. There are a lot of bloggers today who have written very good articles that would have attracted a lot of readership and income, but this was not to be because some things were not done right. If you happen to fall in this category of people, don’t worry for the solution to your problem is here. The question then is “ How do we blog our way to wealth’?
Research and carve out a good niche: The first and most important thing to do before starting a blog is research. Some topics or areas may look interesting, but the question is do people want to read about them? When you want to market something, the first thing you do I to find out if there are people who actually need what you want to market. If you find out the niche market were people are ready and willing to come into and buy, then you go ahead and produce. In other way round, you are in production because there is a need to be filled. You can use search engines to find out if the area you want to write on is in demand or not. Through search engine rankings, you should be able to find out how eager people are to read information from that area. If your search shows that a lot of people want to read about your niche market area, then you are good to go.
Create Your Blog: When you are sure of the area you are going to blog about, then you go ahead and create your blog. There are a lot of sites that offer free blogging services, and most too that offer paid services. As a businessman you are, you will want to maximize your profit, then its advisable to go for a free blog. You can log on to and register and create your blog. While creating your blog, make sure the area you want to blog about is reflected in your keyword. Your blog title also should align with your keywords. Make sure you choose a very good template that will be eye catchy. Optimize your blog very well so that you will not be missing anything. One good thing about is that it is very easy and user friendly. Once you have finished setting up your blog, you are ready to start posting articles. Make sure that your articles are of good quality and actually discuss issues that revolve around your blog name. The truth is that your blog name and key words are the main things that attract viewers to your site. After your first post, try to always update your blog by writing and publishing intelligently.
Moneytizing your Blog: If you want to blog your way to wealth, that means you are ready to make money. A good product does not sell itself. You have to make the availability of the product known. This calls for advert placement on your site. There are a lot of companies that are willing and ready to place adverts in your blog. The adverts have to relate to your blog title and keywords. These adverts are what generate money to you as a blogger. For instance you can get adverts from google by cutting and pasting google adsence in your site. It’s as simple as registering with google adsence and after the approval your adsence HTML code will be given to you and you cut and paste. Another very good way of moneytizing your blog is by registering and participating in affiliate programmes. Place the banners for the programmes you want to promote in your site and you are paid anytime somebody registers through your blogsite. To place banner codes, go to your dashboard, click on add gadget, then choose HTML in the options available and paste your code. Another very important thing to do is to make sure that your blog settings are optimized to give access to search engines and always remember to enable your show back links.
Getting Content Articles: Creating a wonderful bog will not fetch you any money if you that have content articles that can attract the right advert and also the right traffic that needs to generate clicks and subsequent pay to your blog. It is very essential to have quality content in your blog. It is not necessarily the number of articles you have in your blog that matter, but the quality of the article. If it is going to take you a whole week to generate content article, go ahead and do that because that’s the secret to generating quality traffic. It is also of importance because it will make your site easily noticed by search engines and web crawlers. Make sure your keywords always appear in your articles because that is the lead that also drives traffic to your site. Some people are lazy and may not have the energy to write articles. The good news is that there are a lot sites in the Internet that write articles for people for a token. When you have prepared a content article, then go to your dashboard click on post and publish your article. Once in a while it is always good to write a review about your previous articles and paste in your blog too.
Driving Traffic to Your Blog: Now you have created a successful blog with relevant ads from different firms and probably with different good banners from affiliate programmes. The major work now lies on how to drive traffic to your site. It is not all about driving traffic, but quality traffic that can generate interest and possible clicks that will earn you money. Most traffic to websites comes from search engines. It is very important to register with as many as possible to enable them drive traffic to your site. There are also so many sites that help you circulate your articles on the web free of charge. One of the successful one is . You go to the site and register your blog URL with them and they will ping your articles to different directories. It is always fast to drive traffic to your site too by submitting your articles to different directories and this increases your back links. You can query google for such sites that you can post your articles for circulation in return to quality traffic to your site. Another good method to drive traffic to your site is by writing press releases There are also a lot of sites that offer free press releases on the internet. You can also get good traffic by joining and posting your articles in forums. When you joining forums make sure you put your link to your signature and anytime you make a contribution in the forum your URL link appears. Another good method to drive traffic to your site is to always visit other sites and make a comment. When you make a comment you drop your link.

This article is meant to help everybody who has been blogging in the past without
Generating income and for new people who have interest in blogging as a means of
Raising residual income. Feel very free to leave your comment after going through
This article and make any suggestion that may be included in other articles.