Online money making opportunities are now available with the tremendous growth of internet. The basic knowledge of computer and internet and your interest in the field can earn you more money. If you have the ability to use the internet wisely, you can sit in your pajamas and watch cash flowing to your bank accounts. The idea of personal websites is now decreasing. More and more people are now using their websites to make money. The blogs which were primarily used as online dairy are now used as a means to make money for those who don’t own a website.
Affiliate marketing is a very popular online business nowadays. You don’t need to manufacture a product to sell. The merchant will give you his products and your only job is to promote the products. The merchant will then pay you based on your agreement. If you have agreed to promote your product with a merchant, you are called an affiliate. You don’t actually need to be a business magnet to succeed in this type of online business.
Affiliate marketing is a win-win for both merchants and affiliates. The merchants need not find companies and pay them to promote their products. They just need affiliates who can do the promotion. Based on the agreement they can pay their affiliates. A company can have as many affiliates as it can manage. There is no limit on the promotion power of affiliates and as the company has more affiliates then it is sure to reach many people.
The affiliates just need to own a website or even a blog is sufficient. The affiliates must place the ads of the merchant’s products in their website. When the affiliate sends a visitor to the merchant’s website, the affiliate id is tracked using the special affiliate URL. The affiliate is then paid by the merchant either on pay per click or par per lead or pay per sale basis. Affiliates like pay per click basis while most merchants provide payments on the rest two bases.
To generate more from affiliate marketing, the affiliate must know tricks to attract traffic to his site. Since people visiting your site will have a similar interest, they will mostly visit the merchant’s site if the product will really be of use for them.
Google AdSense is a modified way of affiliate marketing. Here Google acts as an intermediate between the merchants and the affiliates. The merchants will pay Google and Google will inturn pay the affiliates. There will be no direct contacts between the merchants and the affiliates in Google AdSense program.
In fact the merchants will never know where their ads are displayed. The affiliate will also not know whose advertisements will be placed on their site. Though the ads in the affiliate website will match the content, the affiliate cannot decide which ads to display. Google crawler will gather information about the contents in the affiliate website and decide what ads are to be placed. You may also get different ads each time when the page is loaded.
Google pays the affiliates on a pay per click bases. When somebody who visits your site clicks on ads placed by Google in your site, you will be paid. The amount of money depends purely on how much money the advertiser is ready to pay. Google will take its own share and pays the rest of money to its affiliates like you. When your website centers on a highly wanted keyword your share may become less as you will have many affiliates with same interest. But it all depends on the theme of your website.
The merchants also like AdSense program as they need to pay Google when some valid visitor visits their site. Google AdSense program is a massive hit as the merchants use it for reaching customers across different geographic locations and as affiliates are getting money just for sending visitors.
The combined power