Have you heard of affiliate marketing? Are you a good sales person, can you get people to buy anything from you? Would you like to work online, set your own hours, and still make more than most college students do at regular jobs? Well if this sounds like something you’re interested in, then keep on reading; in this article I am going to talk about the things you can do to make money from selling other peoples products easily and for free.
The first thing that you need to do to start making money from affiliates is to join an affiliate network like http://www.linkshare.com or http://www.cj.com. These affiliate networks will provide you with the ability to join big companies’ affiliate programs. You will then easily be able to track your sales, get paid, and get the promotional tools you need. Once you have done that, the next thing to do is to promote your products/services.
Affiliate Promotion Tips:
– Promote on Facebook.
If you’re not yet a member of Facebook then its time to get in there and create an account for yourself. Once you’re there what you need to do in order to promote your affiliates is to: send promotional messages to people in your school, in the groups that you’re in, you can also make a group for people who want to know about discount offers from their favorite stores, and you can even place your discounts in the new Facebook Marketplace. You are sure to get some sales from Facebook if you try at least 2 of things I mentioned above.
– Send emails with links during holidays.
Do you have a big email contact list? Well if you don’t then gather at least 50 or more emails from your friends, family, and random people you meet in college. Once you have an email list ready, create a newsletter where you place your affiliate’s banners or text links and talk about the discounts they’re offering that holiday season.
– Help others become affiliates as well.
If you put up a referral link and that person joins the affiliate network or affiliate program that you’re promoting as well, chances are that you’re going to get a percentage of that persons income for a set period of time. This is so good, and its easy to do. All you have to do is find people that need help making money.
– Choose popular companies to affiliate with.
Once you have joined an affiliate network what you need to do is: look for high paying affiliates and for affiliate companies that you think are popular with college students. Some good ones to look for are Ebay, Half, Amazon, PayPal, Avon, iChapters, and Wirefly. There’s also some individual companies that you can affiliate yourself with that you will not find on an affiliate network so always stay on the look-out for them.
– Start up a site/blog and provide good content and affiliate links along with notes.
This is probably the easiest way that you’ll make money from your affiliates during the college years. Go to www.wordpress.com or to www.blogger.com or to another free site/blog building site on the net and start one up. Once you have a site or blog place good content that will attract visitors and put your affiliates’ banners all over and maybe even write a short recommendation for each one of them.