Making Money with Articles: Becoming an Affiliate

If you can either write articles or have the promotion and marketing knowledge to publicize articles that others write, becoming an affiliate for several companies may be a great way for you to generate a good income right from your own home. You can do this by receiving part of the revenue off of sales that the company gets from people who “click through” from your website via the company’s links that are placed on your pages.

Since you will be promoting a product or service, you will need a killer sales pitch and website content to get your readers interested in the product, convince them that they cannot live without the product, and to keep them coming back to your website time and time again for more recommendations and your useful content, which will get them clicking on your links once again. Although many affiliate companies only give you money off of the first sale you make from each customer, you have the option of promoting a good range of companies so that you can still make a profit off of your returning customers.

If you cannot write this kind of content of your own, there are many ways to pick up free or paid content to place on your affiliate website. There are many reasons why paying for such articles would be to your advantage. First, you will be able to tell the writer exactly what you want, what product you are trying to sell, and what direction they can go in to keep your readers interested and informed. On the other hand, when you search for free content, you are limited to what is already out there. Secondly, you will own the copyright to this content. That means that no one else can reuse it without your consent. If you opt for free content, you will be sharing that content with an unknown amount of other affiliate websites, plus the original author will be able to place their byline at the bottom of the article which could result in them stealing your traffic.

There are many products that have nice affiliate commission rates for those who know how to pre-sale their product and deliver click through customers who are ready to buy. As long as you choose to promote a product or service that can be very useful to a wide variety of people, then pre-selling your chosen company may not be that hard at all. The key in this situation may likely be getting those customers to your website so that they have a chance to see your recommendations and click on your affiliate links.
Marketing with articles can take a lot of time, time not everyone has to spare. It can used successfully for most businesses, but if you don’t have a lot of time to spare, this may not be the method you choose.

It only takes a few minutes to write an article of 300 to 500 words. It becomes a problem if you can’t write. If thios is the case with you, it is better not to use articles to market.

Hiring someone to write articles for you isn’t always an option. You must first find an author you can work with then find the money to pay them. Most will seek immediate payment. This may not be something you are prepared to provide.

If you are looking for ways to promote that cost little or nothing, you may try article marketing. It has consistently proven itself as a very effective marketing strategy and shows no signs of that staus disappearing.

You can hire someone to write your articles and hire others to submit them for you. If you have the money to do this, and it can be very affordable, then article marketing may be a good choice for you.

You won’t know how successful you can be with submitting articles unless you at least try it. Write an article. The first ones always take more time but that changes with experience. If the article is good you are on your way.

Now comes the submitting. Try doing this yourself and see how it works. Do you have the time it will take? Are you willing to put in that much time? If the answers are no, are you willing to pay a submission service to do this part for you? The answers to this will help you decide if this method is for you.

Give article marketing a month trial. Write and submit a weekly article during that time and see what happens. By the time the month ends, you will have a good idea whether or not you want to continue with this endeavor.

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