Should You Promote Residual Affiliate Programs?

Should You Promote Residual Affiliate Programs?

Greetings.

Are you a webmaster in need of additional income?  
Or are you planning to set up an online business 
but you still don't have any product to sell?

If so, affiliate marketing may be the best solution 
for your problems.  With affiliate marketing, you 
won't need to worry about the products you have 
to sell.  All you need to have is a website with 
sufficient contents related to the products 
of a certain online company offering affiliate 
programs.  By becoming a member of the program, 
or by becoming an affiliate, you can start earning 
a certain amount of money right away!

At the end of this piece you'll see how you can 
totally automate the process for phenomenal results.

Affiliate marketing is a business relationship 
established between a merchant and an affiliate.  
In affiliate marketing, an affiliate agrees to 
direct some traffic to a merchant's website.  

If that traffic is converted into some kind of 
action, like a visitor purchasing a product on 
the merchant's website or a visitor becoming a 
lead for the company, the affiliate who directed 
the traffic will be compensated.

Compensation may take the form of either a percentage 
sales commission for the sales generated or a 
fixed fee predetermined upon the application of 
the affiliate on the merchant's affiliate program.

Promising a lot of benefits both for the merchants 
and the affiliates, affiliate marketing has become 
one of the most popular online marketing methods 
today.  In fact, almost every merchant or retailer 
site today offers an affiliate program that any one 
can join into.  Most retailers would entice people 
to become affiliates or members of their program by 
promising great benefits like large commissions, 
lifetime commissions, click through incomes and alot 
of other benefits.  But would all these affiliate 
programs bring off the same benefits? 

Most affiliate programs would pay you, as an 
affiliate, a one-time commission for every sale 
or lead you brought to the merchant's website.  
Commissions for this kind of affiliate programs 
are usually large, ranging from 15% to a high of 
about 60%.  Other affiliate programs would pay 
you a fixed fee for every click through or traffic 
you send to the merchant's site.  Programs like 
this often pay a smaller fee for every click 
through, usually not getting any larger than 
half a dollar.  The good thing about this kind 
of program, however, is that the visitor won't 
have to purchase anything in order for the 
affiliate to get compensated.

Another type of affiliate program is the residual 
income affiliate program.  Residual affiliate 
programs usually pay only a small percentage of 
sales commission for every sale directed by the 
affiliate to the merchant's site.  This commission 
often comes only in the range of 10% to 20% sales 
commission.  Because of this, many people ignore 
residual affiliate program and would rather opt 
for the high paying one-time commission affiliate 
program.  Are these people making a mistake, or 
are they making the right decision?

We can't tell, for sure, if people are making a 
mistake by choosing a high paying one-time 
commission affiliate program.  But we can 
definitely say that they are making a large 
mistake if they ignore residual affiliate 
programs.  Residual affiliate programs would 
indeed pay at a lower rate, but merchants 
offering such kind of programs would generally 
pay you regular and ongoing commissions for a 
single affiliate initiated sale!  That means, 
for the same effort you made in promoting a 
particular affiliate program, you get paid only 
once in a one-time commission program, and a 
regular and ongoing commission for a residual 
program!

So, are the benefits of promoting residual 
affiliate programs clearer to you now?  Or 
are they still vague?  If they are still vague, 
then let's make them a bit clearer with this 
example.

Suppose there are two online merchants both 
offering web hosting services on their sites.  
The first merchant offers a one-time commission 
type of affiliate program that pays $80 for 
every single affiliate initiated sale.  The 
second merchant also offers an affiliate program, 
but this time a residual affiliate program 
that pays only $10 for every single affiliate 
initiated sale.  As an affiliate, we may get 
attracted at once at what the first merchant 
is offering, as $80 is definitely a lot larger 
than $10.  But by thinking things over before 
actually getting into them, one may be able 
to see that the second merchant is offering 
us more opportunity to earn a larger amount 
of money.

Supposing you have directed traffic to the 
merchant and it converted into a sale, you'll 
get paid once by the first merchant for the 
sale you have initiated.  But with the second 
merchant, you'll get paid monthly for as long 
as the customer you have referred to the merchant 
continues to avail of the web hosting service.  
That means that for the same effort of getting 
one customer to avail of the merchant's service, 
you get paid monthly in residual affiliate 
programs while you only get paid once in a 
one-time commission type of affiliate programs.

So, are residual affiliate programs worth promoting?  
Definitely yes, because you virtually get more 
money from these types of affiliate programs in 
the long run!  And would residual affiliate programs 
work best for you?  Probably not, probably yes.  
It is not really for me to tell.  But with the 
benefits that residual affiliate marketing can 
provide, it would really be unwise to ignore such 
programs.

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Chineme
http://internetmarketingviews.com

Make Money with Writing, Blogging, and eBay

Greetings.

I’m going to show you three quick and dirty ways
to make income online, by working as much or as
little as you want, from anywhere in the world,
whenever you choose

1. Freelance Writing

Online freelance writing jobs are plentiful, if
you know where to look and can distinguish the
legitimate opportunities from the potential scams.

Most people don’t have a clue about the wide
variety of writing opportunities available to them
all over the Internet. These include writing
simple articles, press releases, and even complete
e-books.

Some clients pay upfront for your material,
offering a certain amount per word or per
assignment. Others will pay you per the hour for
other writing and publishing related tasks such as
proof-reading and editing web content.

Freelance writing networks such as “The Freelance
Writing Jobs Network” are a great place to start
looking for writing jobs and advice. And then
there are what I call “freelance matchmaking”
sites or “job boards” like Elance.com and
Freelancer.com.

On these sites, almost every day, thousands of
businesses post various types of writing projects,
gigs and requests. If you get aggressive in
applying for these open spots, then there’s a
virtually unlimited supply of writing
opportunities that can make you money relatively
quickly.

When starting, reply to as many project requests
as possible, offer to work at a reasonable rate
(but not dirt cheap), and be quick and responsive.

Landing that first gig is always the hardest
step, but once you’ve built up a portfolio and
some clientele, you’ll get more and more
consistent work.

The key to making money with freelance writing is
to quickly produce as many quality pieces as you
can for your portfolio, and then use job boards
and social networking strategies to promote your
writing. The more traffic you get to your online
work, the more companies you’ll have approaching
you to write for them.

Here are some additional tips when setting up
your portfolio:

i. Set up a professional web page with your
resume, contact information, and some writing
samples.

ii. Establish yourself as a reputable, talented
freelance writer by submitting only your best
quality work to potential clients.

iii. Network with other busy writers who may be
able to send extra work your way. Participate in
writers forums by writing useful comments and
including links to your website and online work.

2. Making Money with eBay

If writing is not your thing, then hop on over to
ebay.com and you can start selling almost anything
you can imagine within just minutes.

Imagine having access to 100 million
cash-spending buyers. That’s exactly the kind of
gold mine that’s waiting for you on eBay. It has
over 100 million registered users, all of whom are
out there shopping for great deals.

To become a successful eBay seller, first you
must first figure out what to sell. You can sell
your own items, check out trade shows in your
local area, or search online directories like
Doba.com and Alibaba.com to find hot products.

Here’s how to get the most out of your ebay
listings and auctions:

i. Create good titles and descriptions, and
include quality photos of the items. Write
descriptions that stand out, but do not make them
obnoxious by using all capital letters or
excessive punctuation. Also, be honest about any
defects in the items you have for sale.

ii. Consider starting your own eBay store for
selling large quantities, since they have a longer
run time than typical auctions. Participate in the
eBay community and read the forums to stay
involved.

iii. Other ways to get traffic to your auctions and
items for sale include creating an page
on eBay and linking to your auctions from other
sites. You also could register a domain name
dedicated solely to promoting your own auctions.

Once you find a hot product, keep selling it, and
then gradually find more and more products you can
promote. Over time, your income will grow
exponentially.

3. How to Make Money with Your Own Blog

Blogging is another easy way to make money
online. The secret to profitable blogging is to
focus on a particular, that is, your area
of expertise or a very specific subject that is
popular in the search engines.

Here’s how to get started blogging:

i. Like freelance writing, you should approach
blogging with the intent to write unique, quality
content. Offering useful information and
establishing yourself as a trustworthy resource to
your readers will quickly lead to lots of
word-of-mouth traffic to your blog. Readers can
tell if you do not know what you are talking
about, so do your research and focus on producing
quality content.

ii. Starting a blog is as simple as getting a free
account at WordPress.com, Blogger.com, or another
blog hosting site. You can also pay for a domain
name and hosting services if you want to
personalize your blog even more. I suggest you
start with the free options.

iii. Once you have established your blog, then you
can focus on monetizing it by incorporating
relevant ads through advertising networks like
Google AdSense or Chitika. Affiliate programs such
as Amazon also are becoming increasingly popular
ways to earn extra revenue. In addition, you could
sell private ads or review products on your blog.

iv. Promote your blog by utilizing social
networking opportunities such as LinkedIn,
Facebook, Twitter, and blogging forums. If you’re
creative, then you’ll find endless opportunities
to promote your blog throughout these social
communities.

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Freelance writing, selling on eBay, and blogging
are only three of the many ways to make money
online. They might require an initial investment
of time and effort, but you are likely to see some
quick income and even huge profits in the long run
if you follow these hints.

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