Did you know that you can make money from affiliate marketing just by placing free ads online? Well you can. Following is a four-step system you can use to make some money online – fairly quickly – if you do it consistently.
1. Select a Product: The first thing you need to do is select a product to promote. One of the best ways to do this is to go to a large site like ClickBank. It offers tens of thousands of e-products (ebooks) for sale on every imaginable subject that you can promote via affiliate marketing.
Tip on how to choose affiliate products to promote: Try to find products you: (i) actually use (eg, a web hosting service); or (ii) those that peak your interest as a hobby (eg, vegan living); or (iii) those you have experience with (eg, freelance writing). This will make writing an ad for it (discussed below) much easier.
ClickBank Affiliate Marketing Tip: There are quite a few products on this site that promise to “make you a millionaire” in a matter of weeks. So, you’ll probably have to wade through quite a few to find some winners I liken it to shopping at a thrift shop. You have to weed through a lot of useless merchandise to find the designer deals — but they’re there!
2. Choose a Few Free Classified Ad Sites: Two of the biggies are Craigslist and backpage. But, there are hundreds of these sites out there that allow you to make money by placing ads. Just do a Google search for “free classified ad sites.”
3. Write Your Ad: When you place free ads, remember to make them “benefits-oriented.” What I mean by this is, explain to potential customers what the product can do for them, eg, make them lose 10 pounds in 30 days; earn $500 in one month; learn to start a home business writing for blogs. Whatever the benefit is, be specific about it in your ad.
FYI, ads can be short or long. When I’m posting ads for money, I tend to keep them in the 50-150 word range.
4. Place Your Ads: Once you’ve written your ads, post them every day for a week or so to see if you make any sales. If I place 50 or so ads per day for 5-7 days and I make a sale or two, I’ll consider the product a winner.
Can You make Money with Affiliate Marketing?
The answer is yes – a lot of money! I’ve earned as much as $900 in one day in affiliate sales just by following the steps outlined here. But it takes a sustained effort.
Posting ads for money using free classified sites like Craigslist and backpage is one of the easiest ways I’ve found to make money in affiliate marketing. That’s because you can use the system outlined here to test products to see if they’ll sell well – without spending a dime – before you invest in things like building a website, getting a blog or starting a social media campaign.
And, these are definitely all things you’ll want to do in order to consistently make money in affiliate marketing.