In this day and age, there are a variety to ways to make money from home. You can make money working as a customer service representative for a corporation, run an in-home day-care, or sell stuff on large online stores. But if you want to make serious money only working a few hours every day, and you don’t want to have to depend on a team to do their part as with network marketing, then you should choose another kind of marketing: affiliate marketing.
How to get started with affiliate marketing
Most people do affiliate marketing by setting up a blog with a paid web host. Next, select a niche you are interested in, an “evergreen” niche that people are always seeking information on. Such niches include relationships, travel, personal finance, pets, and health.
You then find affiliate marketing sites that house a number of companies’ affiliate program information, or large online stores, sign up as an affiliate, and find products related to your niche to promote.
Many affiliate marketers make a lot of money from home by promoting e-books from ClickBank, because the books are generally priced at well over twenty dollars and the authors often pay out a fifty percent commission.
How to get people to your blog
Once you have set up your blog and chosen a few products to promote, you need to do some marketing every day if you want to make money from home with affiliate marketing. In fact, you may spend more time marketing than blogging on a daily basis.
Online marketing options include submitting articles to article directories, uploading videos about your niche to video sharing sites, participating in forums and social media groups related to your niche (ones that allow you to have a link back to your website in the signature), and writing guest posts for blogs in your niche that already have a lot of traffic. There are other marketing strategies, of course, but these are the big one.
But you usually won’t get people coming to your blog simply by putting your blog or website URL in your signature. Usually, you need to offer a freebie that offers a solution to a common problem of your target marketing.
For example, if your website is about children’s health, you might provide a free short cookbook with healthy recipes that most children enjoy. Visitors to your blog sign up to your e-mail list in order to get the freebie. That way, you not only entice people to visit your blog, but also can regularly e-mail them with helpful content that once in a while includes a product recommendation using your affiliate link.
A focused, determined person could make money from home with a variety of venues. Affiliate marketing is probably the most profitable, lowest-stress way to do so.