People may wonder: Is it possible to make money online despite not having any skills? What about a severe or total lack of budget? Is a website necessary? The answer is: Yes, it IS possible! In this article, I will be discussing in detail the kind of strategy required to start making money without any of the above and see results even from the first week. Read on to find how!
Making Money Online: Two Main Problems
The main method to make money online is to sell a product to an audience. Don't worry about not having a product to sell, you can just promote someone else's product. The solution here will be to go with affiliate marketing. After that, the second problem you will run into is getting an audience to promote products to which will contain the bulk of your work. In the following paragraphs, I will discuss various affiliate programs and ways to get traffic to start your journey of making money online! In case you find yourself new to the topic of affiliate marketing, be sure to check out this article first.
I have to add that probably ninety percent of people reading this will not apply the strategy consistently enough to see results. I urge you to be diligent so that your initial work won't go to waste. If you put in the work, you can make money online starting anywhere from 100-500$ per month!
Getting a Product: Affiliate Programs
To make money online, you must first choose a product to promote. There are many affiliate programs you can use to find a product that suits you. From varying degrees of difficulty to unique features, each one is great in its own right. I will mention four examples of good affiliate programs and go into the features of some of them.
The World-class Affiliate programs
When speaking about affiliate programs, there is perhaps one name worthy of being mentioned first. That name is ClickBank. It's an amazing affiliate program with beautiful interphase and tons of products to choose from. There are all sorts of things from E-books to games and applications and much more.
All you have to do is sign up, choose a product that you like, and start promoting it! However, it is possible that it is not available in all countries and that's why we have more alternatives to go with! Don't let any obstacles come between you and making money online. One such alternative is a program that I use called CJ Affiliate. If you've heard of these big names or even know about them then you know you only more to win if you give them a try. In case you're a bit new to affiliate marketing, the following affiliate programs might be easier to use or get approval for.
Awesome Alternatives Programs for Making Money Online!
Making money online can be a tough journey. Maybe you don't know where to start, maybe affiliate marketing is too confusing at first. Perhaps the big affiliate programs are too difficult to use or get approval for. Then what do you do? You fight back with Warrior+Plus!! This is an awesome alternative for beginners in affiliate marketing wanting to start making money online. Here is some motivation:
These were my earning within a month of using it. That was a case study to see how it works without using my website or my youtube channel. As you can see, the results are amazing! To see available products just go to Affiliate-> Offers and find a product that suits you. Whether you're into music, nutrition, or applications, you will find something that you can promote confidently. Here is an example of a good product with a high conversion rate of 13% and 25K+ total sales:
After you are done selecting a product, click on request approval and write a description of why you chose to promote this product. It's always good practice to read about the product first. Finally, all you have left is to start promoting! Warrior+Plus will provide you with a sales page to use and you just have to copy the affiliate link into your account.
Take It Easy with Recurring Commission!
These are great tools to start your affiliate marketing journey. Still, intimidated? Well, maybe this next one is for you. GetResponse is the final example I wanted to talk about. It's a very easy way to start making money online with affiliate marketing where you can get approval right away. You can even have the choice to get a recurring commission on sales. If you're unfamiliar with the concept, it means that for each sale that happens through your affiliate links, you get a commission every month!
If you've managed to follow up so far, well done! Next up: Traffic!
Getting an Audience: Traffic
The second main problem in making money online using affiliate marketing is getting an audience. You might have used a lot of affiliate programs and gotten approval on a lot of products. However, this next step is the more difficult one and will compose the larger portion of your work. That is not to say that you have to work full-time. Consistency is key here, just devote at least an hour a day to traffic for at least one week. As for the places to get traffic, your best bet is to go with forums and Q&A sites. For those purposes, you have Quora and Reddit.
The Ultimate Q&A Site on the Planet
Quora is a colossal giant of a Q&A site with over 500 million visits per month with 50% of them being from the US alone! It's perfect for affiliate marketing as you can find specific audiences that fit your choice of affiliate products. It's truly an awesome place and I have been using it for over a year to get traffic for my business. For a little motivation, I will show you my stats:
As you can see, there is a lot of potential to grow online. Now you may be wondering, how will a Q&A site help you make money online. Your job here will be simple, you will be answering questions. The key elements here are value and consistency. You will consistently answer questions related to your affiliate products every day. By answering questions, you are engaging a specific audience that you need and indirectly sharing your affiliate links with them. Another way is to use spaces and post small articles related to your affiliate products.
Make sure to give real value in your answers by reading about the topic of the question. Try finding new questions and be the first to answer them! In my experience, these have been tremendously useful in getting traffic. Now, a warning to all of you before you get too excited. DON'T SPAM! You will get banned on Quora and waste all the time and effort you spent building your following. Please keep that in mind.
Polish Your Practices
If you have understood the above steps then you have truly come far. Before closing things off, I would like to add some advice on good practice:
1- It's best to only share your affiliate links in one out of every five answers to Quora questions.
2- It's better to have what is called a landing page whose link you share on Quora instead of sharing your affiliate links directly. Then you can have those affiliate links on that landing page. You can use Blogger, which is a free blog by Google.
There is another huge forum site that you can use called Reddit which is ranked 11th in the US and has around one billion visitors per month. However, it is difficult to use and easy to get banned from. I don't use it very often for my own business, but feel free to experiment (carefully) and see how you can benefit from it.
Now You Are Ready to Make Money Online!
Thus far I have shared with you the method of affiliate marketing, how to find products, and get traffic to your affiliate links. You are now well equipped with the knowledge required to start making that passive income from your first week. Be sure to work hard and work consistently. Good luck!