Affiliate programs are marketing tools used by vendor sites such

as Basically, you need to sign-up for the program

and they will give you an affiliate ID number. You will receive

instructions on how to create links to their website from your

own website or written article. You can even create links to

specific products on their website. When a person clicks on the

link you made, the vendor site takes note of the reference

number and your ID number. If the customer buys from the vendor,

you are given a commission. In short, you promote their website

and products. Once you have it set up, you just wait for the

money to come in. Also, affiliates get discounts and bonuses

based in the quantity of traffic that they are able to direct to

the vendor site.

Autoresponders are the answering machines of the internet. Say,

you have a number of products on the internet up for sale. These

products are technologically challenging to most people so you

will need to provide detailed information on how to operate and

maintain the devices. If you do this on your website, chances

are you will have a design problem since this will require large

amounts of space on the webpage. With autoresponders, you can

place a link for all the nitty-gritty stuff and a pre-composed

email message will be sent to the one who requested it. You can

place a form where they can write down their email address and

place the link below it. You will need to do the

pre-composing of those automatic replies too.

Autoresponders can be used in many ways. Aside from answering

queries for detailed information requests, autoresponders can

also be used as correspondence trackers. Different websites

offer autoresponders with different functions. Some of these

sites offer autoresponder services for free.

If you happen to have an existing website, you can correspond

with another website to have your banner placed on their site.

In exchange, you will need to accommodate their banner on your

site. The same is true for links. You can place a link to

another site while the webmaster of that site can place a link

to your site. If you don’t have a banner, you can search for

free or paid banner maker utilities in the web.

Internet classified adds are an available option for promoting

your website. Some classified ads websites give away their

services for free.

If you want to become a big vendor site, the way to go about it

is through e-commerce. This entails setting up shopping carts

for your customers so they can note down their orders. You will

also need to analyze your payment system. Of course, you will

need to accept payments from major credit cards but you can

allow or deny payments made by check, paypal or money order.

Electronic magazine or E-zines are newsletters that get sent

regularly to a list of e-mail recipients. These recipients are

subscribed to the E-zine so spamming is not an issue. You need

to have an article about your product handy and several links

embedded within it just in case the subscriber decides he wants

your pocket knife.

With mailing lists, you send out a bunch of emails to a target

audience. This is where spam usually comes from. One form of

mailing list let’s the consumer decide whether he/she wants to

be in your mailing list. This is called the opt-in mailing list.

I like this list.

There are still a number of money making ideas and utilities

that have not been covered here. To tell you frankly, there are

just too many of them to mention. Why not browse around and take

a look for yourself. Researching and reading material can be a

tedious a process, but the knowledge that you gain it from it

might be just what you need to set-up or improve your own

internet business.

To your success,

P.S. While there are many money makers out there, beware of

those that claim to be able to teach you how to earn yourself

thousands in a single week. For one thing, they charge you for

it before you can even try.

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