Making Money Online With or Without a Product

When looking to the Internet for ways to make money online, it doesn’t take too long before you realize what a vast array of choices there are.  Blogging for profit, pay per click advertising, article marketing as an affiliate, and CPA offers are only just a few business models out there for you to choose from.


How do you sort through it all?  Where do you begin?  It’s overwhelming – even for the most focused individual.


Yet for those who are determined and have an entrepreneurial spirit, the Internet is wide open.  All you really need is a product to promote in a niche with a demographic that’s willing to pay for their consumables.  The great thing is that you don’t need to have your own product to make a very nice living online.



You do this through affiliate marketing programs.  With affiliate marketing, you can choose from a vast array of products to promote online – all with a sales page already set up for you.  All you need to do is find a way to drive traffic to that site using a specific hyperlink that gives you credit for a commission.


Affiliate Marketing – Explained


Affiliate marketing is when you generate targeted traffic to a particular website selling a product for which you get commission on each and every sale.  You don’t own the product (although later we’ll discuss creating your own product or service and recruiting affiliates to sell for you), but you come up with creative ways to connect a prospective customer to the landing page.


Here’s an example of how affiliate marketing works:


Joe Marketer decides to sell a popular “how to get a girl” info product.  He heads to the Internet, goes to the ClickBank Marketplace and looks up the dating topic.  There, he is presented with a choice of maybe a dozen different products to sell and decides on one whose sales page and statistics prove it converts well.

He clicks “get hop link,” which incorporates his own unique ClickBank ID into the URL.  He can then take the new URL and includes it somewhere in his sales funnel.  When someone reads his sales material (an article, a pay per click ad, a YouTube video which pre-sells the product), and they click through to the sales page and buys it, Joe gets the affiliate commission – usually 50-80% of the price of the product.


Of course, Joe wasn’t limited to selling products from ClickBank.  There are other affiliate marketing programs out there.  Commission Junction, and Share-a-Sale are just three of the many other companies that have an affiliate marketplace.


Large websites like and Wal-Mart and others have affiliate programs, too.  Just about anything you can think of is available through an affiliate program, including:


  • Thousands of eBooks and e-courses on hundreds of different subjects
  • Software
  • Internet services like autoresponders, keyword tools and hosting companies
  • Membership sites
  • Video rental (think Netflix)
  • Tangible books, videos and music
  • Electronics and computers
  • Health and beauty items…and more


As you can see, affiliate sales offer an amazing opportunity for both the new and the seasoned Internet marketer alike.


Stay Savvy 🙂

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  1. Dyah Sulistyorini says:

    Thank’s Ann 

  2. Hey! This post could not be written any better! Reading this post reminds me of my good old room mate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this article to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read. Thank you for sharing!|

  3. Thanks for sharing great article about tips to earn money with affiliate marketing
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  4. Wonderful post! Internet is the effective way for the business owner to develop their onlie presence.

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