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Is There Any Way to Make Money Posting Ads Online? Yes – Here’s How and Why

I’ve been making money posting ads online since 2008. I stumbled upon this way of making money online – when I gave affiliate marketing a try. It worked so well – and is so easy to do – that I still use this form of online marketing to this day.

Following is why it’s so easy to make money posting free ads online – and how to go about it.

It’s Free: Using free classified ad sites like Craigslist and Backpage, you don’t have to spend any money to make some money.

Gobs of Traffic: You need two things to earn money online – a good product service; and a good amount of website traffic who will see your ad, or visit your site/blog.

Free classified ad sites like Craigslist and Backpage provide the traffic. And, free e-product sites like ClickBank and CommissionJunction provide products you can promote. Put these two together – and it’s a marriage made in affiliate marketing heaven.

How to Make Money Posting Ads Online in 3 Easy Steps

Now that you know why it’s so easy to make sales using free classified ad sites, let’s look at how to go about it. It’s really just three easy steps.

1. Choose a Product/Service: For example, go to ClickBank. There are over 10,000 e-products you can market. It doesn’t cost you, the affiliate marketer, anything. Product creators (eg, ebook writers – like me!) list their products there in hopes that affiliates will promote it.

The product creators only make money if you do, so it’s a win-win for both parties.

2. Create a Compelling Ad: Like making money online with most things, the devil is in the details.

You must write and ad that spells out the benefit to the reader, eg, it’ll make you lose weight, earn more money, win back your ex – whatever it is, make it compelling enough that the reader will want to click the link in your ad, which should take them to a page that will give them more info about the product/service you’re promoting.

3. Post Regularly: This is where many fall short when trying to make money posting ads online. They give up before they ever realize success. When I first started, I posted ads every day – 25, 50 or 100 or more.

You see, conventional advertising wisdom is that prospective customers have to see an ad on average of 7 to 28 times before they’ll make a purchase. So, if you post irregularly, you not only don’t give them a chance to see your ad enough, you leave the door open for some other consistent affiliate marketer to snag your customer.


There’s much more to making money posting ads online, but the process really is as simple as what’s outlined here. You can literally make money today. It’s also pretty easy to work up to earning $50 to $150 per day – or more – if you find a hot product/service – and are consistent in your marketing. I know, I’ve done it!

Good luck if you decide to pursue this way of making money online. It’s one of the easiest ways I’ve ever found to do it – and it doesn’t take any special skills or knowledge. And did I mention, it’s free?


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