Earning extra money is a great way to get some economic breathing room, but a second job can add stress to an already busy life. There is an easy and no-cost, home-based solution for non-techies.
Our tough economic times mean that most of us are worried about our finances. Will we be able to maintain our lifestyles? Will we be able to provide our kids with the extras that they crave and we love to give them?
Earning extra money is a great way to get some economic breathing room, but a second job can add stress to an already busy life. There is an easy and no-cost, home-based solution for non-techies: Become an affiliaterecommend quality products and services to your friends, family and acquaintances and earn commissions while you do it.
Its simple, says Vipin Goyal, Affiliate Marketing Manager at online retailer Rugman. People interested in becoming a Persian rug affiliate can sign up on our website. Well send each one a set of exclusive coupon codes to pass on when referring our products. When a customer uses an affiliate code, well know who recommended us and the affiliate will have earned a commission. Its easy to make a few hundred dollars from the sale of a single Persian rug.
Most people think that affiliates need to have websites of their own featuring the products that theyre recommending. If youre trying to get the word out to thousands of people, this is a great way to go. Dont be afraid to start small though. How about mentioning a particular product to your friends and following up with a nicely worded email? Include one of your online coupons and a link to the companys website so that the customer can shop right away. Theyll get a valuable discount and youll get credit for any sales that youve generated.
Its best to keep your emails low key and avoid being pushy. After all, youre referring a companys products or services to someone that you know and see regularly! Most affiliate programs offer sales assistance and will recommend techniques that theyve found useful in the past. They usually offer technical assistance too.
Most important of allnever spam anyone. Merchants and internet service providers all forbid it and will ban anyone caught using the practice. Its not worth losing out on your commissions!
Using this low key approach, you can promote any products that you feel comfortable with. Big ticket items, such as Persian rugs or Oriental rugs might be the best to start with since the commissions will be quite large. Searching an affiliate directory will help you find the companies offering affiliate sales programs. There are thousands for big ticket items alone.
Once youve gotten the hang of it, you can decide if youd like to move to the next level and expand your word-of-mouth referral business or create a website of your own.