As I always say, making money online doesn’t have to be complicated. Usually, the simple methods that we over look everyday, are the ones that can help you actually make a buck.
Many of us keep searching for ways to make money online, we read and learn different methods, but we never really put any of them into action. That’s why we never make any money. It takes action, doing something, putting to use an online money making method that you have read about on a blog or an online forum, to earn money on the Internet.
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If you really want to make money working from home, here is a simple method that you can use to create an easy and passive source of income without any experience or much financial investment.
I will break it down to an easy step be step guide to make it really simple. Just follow the steps and you will make money.
Keep in mind that you might not make a lot of money with this method, but non the less, it will be a good start. It will give you the confidence to keep pushing through. Of course, as I always say, if you made $5 from a method, you can always scale it up and make $10, $100, $1000,…
1- Get a PayPal account
Get a free PayPal account if you don’t already have one. This will help you get paid faster, and pay others faster and more securely, if you decide to outsource some of the tasks necessary for this method.
2- Pick a topic/niche
Choose a hot topic. Anything from weight loss and diets to skin care, blogging and making money online. These topics will be the subjects of your articles. It’s best to pick topics you are interested in. But it’s not required. As long as you choose topics that are hot and on demand, you will be fine.
3- Write or have someone write 10 articles for you
Lets say you chose “online money making” to be the subject of your articles. Now, either spend some time and do some research and write 10 truly quality and informative articles, or use online forums such as WarriorForum and DigitalPoint forum or freelancing sites like eLance to find a ghost writer, and ask him or her to write 10 articles on the subject of “making money online”. There are many good ghost writers who charge around $5 per article. No matter which way you go, make sure your articles are unique, informative and high quality.
4- Sign up for sites like AssociatedContent
AssociatedContent.com is one of the best sites where you can get paid for submitting your articles. There are many other sites like AC as well. Some of the best include, Helium, eHow and Bukisa. Submit all 10 articles to these sites.
5- Sign up for few article directories
Find at least 5 top article directories where you can submit your articles to. Some of the best article directories include EzineArticles and ArticleDashboard. Simply search for “top article directories” using your favorite search engine, and you will find some good ones. Again, submit all your 10 articles to these sites.
6- Find residual affiliate programs
Residual affiliate programs are merchants that offer lifetime commission to their affiliate. Unlike normal merchants with affiliate programs who pay their affiliates only a one time commission each time someone buys something through their links, merchants with residual affiliate program give you commission for life. You send someone through your link to their site, but you get a commission each and every time that person buys something from that site, even if its 5 years after they initially visited the site through your affiliate link.
You can use residual affiliate services like LifeTimeCommissions.com to find merchants with products related to the subject of your articles. Sign up with those merchants to become their affiliate.
7- Sign up for a few free web 2.0 sites
Sign up with web 2.0 sites like Squidoo, HubPages and others. You will use your articles to create a Squidoo page, a Hub or what have you. But you will also include links to the residual affiliate program you’ve signed up with.
You need web 2.0 sites so you can use them to place your affiliate links, because article sites like Ezine, AC and others don’t allow affiliate links. But you can use the “Author Bio” section of your articles to link to your Hub Page or Squidoo page where you have your affiliate links placed, and hopefully people will click on your affiliate links and buy a product.
Since you will be submitting your articles to a few different sites, be sure to use the same user name when you sign up for article directories, so you won’t be accused of stealing other people’s articles and submitting them as your own.
That’s it! You will be making money in two ways:
1- You will make money from the articles you submitted to sites like AssociatedContent. Some sites pay per article, and others pay based on the performance and the number of views you get on each article. Either way, it’s easy money.
2- You will also make money as an affiliate marketer with the help of those articles you submitted to article directories and other sites.
People find your articles on article directories, and if you have done it right, they will click on your link in your bio section and arrive at your web 2.0 page, where they will be redirected to the merchant’s site where they will hopefully buy the product. Once they pay for the product, you get a commission.
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That’s basically what you are aiming for. Of course, your links are not going to be clicked each and every time someone finds your articles, nor will every single person who finds your article is going to click on your affiliate link and buy the product. But what you have to lose beside a few hours of time and maybe $50 (if you don’t write the articles yourself)?… At least, this way you are taking some action instead of sitting at home and hoping you had a job!
The best part about it is that you only have to do this once. Once you submit your articles to those sites, your articles will be there forever. And since you are an affiliate of a merchant with residual affiliate program, you will receive a commission every time someone buys a product from that merchant.
Of course, you can always repeat this process and increase income. You can even write articles on other topics. It’s simply a matter of repeating what you have done over and over again with different subjects. If you want to make money online, and I mean real money, it can’t get any simpler than that!