How To Make Money Online In Jamaica
There are many ways how to make money online. However, one of the quickest ways if you are just starting online is affiliate marketing.
Affiliate marketing is the promoting of another person’s products or services and you earn a commission by doing so. You can be successful with affiliate marketing without having a website or blog but having your own website or blog is highly recommended.
A product can either be physical or digital. It only require you to put a link or banner on your website or blog. When one of your visitors click on the link or banner and goes to the other persons website and purchase something you will get a percentage of the cost.
Within affiliate marketing, there are two ways in which you can earn money online: 1. Some companies like Google pays you when a visitor comes on your website and click their advertising banner or link. 2. Other companies will pay you only when your visitor click their link or banner and go over to their website and make a purchase.
Different companies have varied length of times that they allow the visitor to come back to their website and make a purchase and you still earn a commission.
For example, some companies offer 7, 30, 90, 120 days or tracking. This means that if the same visitor comes back to their website within their allowed tracking days, and make a purchase, you will still earn a commission. Tracking in some company is unlimited and never expired so you can always make money if a customer return to make a purchase.
Affiliate programs like Google adsense, Clicksor, chitika and infolinks, Spoutable.com allows you to earn money when your visitors click on the advertising banner on your website. They do not have to make a purchase.
I must warn you though that these PPC affiliate programs, especially Google Adsense, are no joke. You can not click on your own affiliate banner to make money. If you do, they will find out and suspend you for life.
The ultimate benefit of affiliate marketing is that when your website or blog becomes well established, you will find companies approached you directly and pay you upfront to place their banner on your site.
I’m taking it for granted that you already have a website/blog or you know how to start a blog or website. It is now time to learn how to make money online.
When considering which product or service to promote, you want to take your niche into consideration. So, if you are a reggae music or dancehall blogger, you might want to consider promoting musical instruments or lessons.
Now, you might be considering how and where to find companies that offer affiliate programs. Here are some websites that you need to know about:
- Commission Junction (cj.com)
- Clickbank.com (digital products only)
Those are the some of the main ones that are known by many affiliates but there are also many others that you will come across in your quest on how to make money online.
Once you sign up and get approved for these sites, there are hundreds of companies, listed within, with thousands of products and services that offer affiliate programs from which you can promote to make money online.
Some of these websites, like Commission Junction, offers useful analytic information to help you to choose profitable products or services to promote.
Most Affiliate programs are free to join. If you come across any that ask for payment to join you might as well leave that one alone.
Another cool thing about affiliate marketing, is that, some companies allow you to use their entire store, through live data feed, to build your own online eCommerce store.
Once you copy and paste the code on your website or blog, you do not need to make any updates. Any changes in product or product information will be automatically updated on your site.
Two (2) of the most known are GoldenCAN.com and Amazom.com. When you become an affiliate on Amazon, you can promote their products in many ways from text links, banners, individual products, a particular category or the entire store.
GoldenCAN is data feed integration system that enables affiliates to add millions of products and coupons by adding a single code to their websites. They are similar to Commission Junction except that the only provide live data feeds which allows you to build your own eCommerce store.
You can also get Amazon live data feed from GoldenCAN. To use the feeds from GoldenCAN, you will have to apply and get approval from affiliate companies to join their affiliate program.
Once you are approved to become an affiliate for a company and if they are a member on GoldenCANN, then you can get their live data feed to build your ecommerce store.
To build your ecommerce store is pretty simple. It does not require you to know any coding. You just need to customize how you want your store to look then copy and paste the code on to your web page.
If you are really thinking about making money online, you must also think about owning a website. For affilite marketing, it is highly recommended that you use a WordPress site.
WordPress is search engine and user friendly. To simply put it, its an affliate marketer’s best friend. It is free and has thousands of beautiful themes to choose from as well as thusands of plugins to give your site extra enhancement and configuration.
So, there you go! what are you waiting for? There will never be a better time to start making money online than it is now. The learning process is ongoing and you will learn new things all the time.
You can also try your own ways of promoting products and services and if it works you stick with it as long as it makes you an income.
What is your experience with making money online? Leave your comments below to share your ideas and experience or ask a question.