If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to make online money, now is the time. While you should definitely beware of scams that are only there to take your hard-earned money, you should know that there are certainly some great ways to make online money. This article will give you just one of the great and FREE ways that you can make money online. That way is through creating affiliate blogs.
An affiliate is simply someone that helps sell someone else’s products and makes a commission on every sale. It sounds much more difficult than it really is. The first thing you will need to do is think of a topic you can write about. If you’ve never written before – don’t worry. All you do is write the way you would normally talk or tell a friend about something. This makes your blogs easier to read anyway. After you’ve chosen a topic, you will need to sign up for a free account at www.ClickBank.com.
This is basically a site that lets you choose products you’d like to try and sell – plus they handle all payment aspects so you don’t have to worry about any of that. When you click on a product, you can create a ‘hoplink,’ which is basically the link your readers will click on to go the product you’re selling.
Now, you will need to set up some blogs as well. There are a number of places to get free blogs including www.Blogger.com, www.WordPress.com and www.Tripod.com. Simply follow the instructions for setting up your blogs. Remember that when creating the name of the blog, keywords will help your site rank higher in the major search engines like Google, Yahoo and MSN. So, if you’re going to write about appraising antiques, you might name your blog something like ‘how to appraise antiques.’
The same goes for the articles – you should try to use between 6 and 10 keywords within your article. Write around 10 good, informative articles and place some affiliate products within those articles. Make sure that your articles provide a good platform for the affiliate products – maybe writing reviews is a good way to get this accomplished.
The next step will be to write informative articles to submit to article marketing directories. These articles will drive traffic to your affiliate blogs, allowing you to make online money faster and easier. One of the best article marketing directories is www.EzineArticles.com and you can get a free account there. Simply write the articles keeping your keywords in mind and then submit them to the directory. You will be given a resource box to place a small bio and a few links. Something like this would be appropriate:
That’s it. The entire process can be completed in a day if you’re really committed, and then you simply sit back and watch your work pay off. Good luck.