Saturday, December 27, 2008

Make Money on the Internet with!

Many people often wonder how to make money on the internet. Simply doing a search in Google for "Making Money on the Internet" will bring up millions of results offering to make you rich with little to no effort. Unfortunately, this could not be further from the truth. Many sites will sell you information on how to strike it rich, but really you are making them a fortune by buying into their products that will not deliver.

However, there are some legit ways of making extra money on the internet; however they will not provide you with the $15,000 a month like some sites may claim. If you put in some effort though, you will be able to make a nice second income from the internet.

In this article, I will be discussing how to make money using the Associate's program. This program is a large affiliate network that allows you to make a percentage of sales that you generate through Amazon's website. The best part about it is that it does not require you to ship, take orders, or anything else for that matter. All you have to do is get a customer to go through one of your links and make a purchase at Amazon. It may sound easy, but it does requite some effort to get people to your site, and more importantly, to click an Amazon link and purchase something.

The hardest part of all is having a blog or website than generates traffic, especially traffic relating to your category or niche. If you already have this, you are one step closer to generating some money from the internet. The Associates program had a lot of tools once you setup an account and log in. The most important tools are the link creator and the "Astore" features.

The generate links feature allows you to create image links, text links, or a combination of the two. All you have to do is simply select a product and then Amazon will generate the HTML code to paste in a blog entry or on your website. An example of a image and text link can be seen here. Notice the MacBook picture and link box embedded in my review. This is a simple way to allow readers to view the product and give them a chance to purchase it. Not to mention, a 6% commission on a notebook computer is not bad at all. Sell a couple a month and you are on your way.

The other option to sell products through Amazon is by using an Astore. This is my personal favorite because it allows you to go through a step by step tutorial to build your store. You can add product categories and name the store anything you like. You can also change the color and settings to closely resemble the rest of your website or blog. The Astore allows you to add individual products from, as well as whole categories such as computers, books, etc. Once the store is setup, you can leave it on its own page, or imbed it into an existing page using iframes. All of the code is generated automatically by Amazon which makes it a breeze. My personal Astore can be seen by clicking here . Notice it is not exactly like the rest of my site, but overall it matches very well.

I hope this article helps you see the possibilities's Affiliate program can offer. I personally use this program on my own site which was referenced above and I make a good amount of money on the side. Granted it is not enough to say I am rich, it definitely helps for bills and other unwanted expenses. Good luck and remember, the more effort you put in the better the results you will see.