How to Make Money by Promoting Free Stuff Online

by braniac

Affiliate programs provide an easy and enjoyable way for webmasters and bloggers to make money online. But sometimes it can be a challenge to get sales. Did you know that you can make money online by promoting free stuff? That's right, all you have to do is tell your website visitors about things they can get for free online. When they click your affiliate link and join a program or give the information needed to get something for free, you get paid! It doesn't get much easier than that.

Sign up with one or more affiliate networks that offer pay per lead programs, also known as cost per action (CPA) programs. Some networks specialize in these types of programs, while others offer them alongside more traditional affiliate programs. See the Resources section for links.

Search the network's offerings for programs that relate to your website or blog's niche. Offers that typically appeal to your site's audience will generate more interest, making you more money.

Add your affiliate links to appropriate places on your website. Many programs offer graphic and text links, giving webmasters a great deal of flexibility in where and how to present them.

Write and post lots of content that is relevant to your site's niche, or pay someone else to do it. Make sure that targeted and frequently searched keywords are included. This will give you better positions in the search engines, resulting in more traffic and more referrals.

Consider starting more niche websites with the money you make from CPA programs. Instead of broadening your website's focus to include new programs you are interested in, start a new website that is focused on the subject. It makes it much easier to attract visitors that are interested in exactly what you have to offer, and these visitors will be more likely to respond when they find just what they were looking for.

Tips

  • check If you have a blog, write posts that are relevant to some of your offers and include a text link in them. This will increase your chances of getting targeted search engine traffic.
  • check Some companies have independent CPA programs, in which case you would sign up directly with the company rather than through an affiliate network. Keep your eyes open when browsing the Internet for links to companies' affiliate programs to find these.

Photo Credits

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