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Affiliate Revenue – Making Money The Hands-free Way

I’m not sure it can be classified as ‘big business’, but there is a movement that had provided residual income to many online entrepreneurs.

This method of hands-free residual income is a form of affiliate marketing and can help site owners derive affiliate revenue.

The Basics

Research – Find a subject or product that may be niche oriented. What you are looking for are products, services or information that have niche potential. The reason a niche keyword or phrase should be used is these keywords generally have a greater return in PPC advertising.

Choose a Domain – Purchase a researched name that reflects the aim of your website. If you are developing a site on ostrich leather chose a site name that has something to with ostrich. Keep the name short and memorable.

Accept PPC Advertising – Pay Per Click (PPC) advertising will be the prime mechanism for residual income so make sure you have your site designed to accept and place PPC advertising.

Become an Affiliate – Find sources where you can become an affiliate for businesses that sell the product or service that is the focus of your website.

Develop a Site – Your website should be both appealing and informative. It should ultimately be a blend of knowledge-based content and discrete advertising that allows visitors to find what they need using your site as a portal.

Optimize Your Site – Developing a website should always include an eye toward high placement in site rankings. Develop original content for your visitors, hire a freelance writer to write it for you or peruse free-to-use article directories.

Press Release – A press release can provide a jump-start to your online business. Eventually search engines will get you indexed and ranked, but in the meantime this is a low cost way to get the word out and drive visitors to your site.

Finesse Occasionally – Refresh the content from time to time.

Receive the Funds – When search engines recognize the site you should begin to see residual income from PPC advertising as well as affiliate revenue from sites you have accepted as the store for your site.

In a best-case scenario your site should look and feel like any other online store, but the reality is your site is simply a portal to other reputable online stores that provide you with a commission for driving customers to their site.

There are many online businesses that will develop this type of site as a simple means of supplementing their income. They can be developed when you have time and do not require intense oversight to function effectively.

Submitted by:

Scott Lindsay

Scott Lindsay is a web developer and entrepreneur. He is the founder of HighPowerSites and many other web projects. Get your own website online in just 5 minutes with HighPowerSites at: http://www.highpowersites.com. Start your own ebook business with BooksWealth at: http://www.bookswealth.com




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