How to Earn Money at Home Online

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These days, everybody wants to cash in on the trend of earning an income online. One could even say that the internet is now considered the largest marketplace, and it’s possible to buy and sell products from anywhere around the world.

How to Earn Money at Home OnlineAmong the many online work from home opportunities is affiliate marketing. This is one of the most well-known online business opportunities out there. If you do a search right now for “how to earn money at home online,” you are actually at the start of an interesting and profitable journey that, if you dare to take it (I hope you will), will change your life and your understanding of how to make money online with an affiliate program. First off, let me walk you through the “official” description of the term:

What Is Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate marketing is a revenue sharing partnership between a merchant and an affiliate where the affiliate, after promotion and sales, earns an income known as the affiliate commission. The greatest advantage of affiliate marketing is that you can make money without creating a single product.  Also, what I personally like best about it, is that no matter where you are (at home, coffee shop), you can do it anywhere in the world as long as you have access to the internet.

To further simplify it, affiliate marketing is another form of internet marketing whereby you promote other people’s products through the internet and get a percentage of the sale in return.

Okay, so how exactly does Affiliate Marketing work?

Find A Product You Want To Promote

There are hundreds of online affiliate programs out there that you can join. Here are five of the major affiliate websites: Clickbank, Amazon, Commission Junction, Linkshare, and ShareASale.  Also, there are many niche specific programs you can find just by doing a simple search.

Affiliate ID

After you sign up for an affiliate program and pick the product you want to promote, you will be given an affiliate ID unique to you and a special link from the merchant to promote their product online. When a person goes to your website and clicks the link to buy the product, the merchant knows precisely that the sale was referred through you and will pay you the commission.

Product Promotion

How to Earn Money at Home OnlineIt’s rather straightforward. People just click on your affiliate links, buy the product(s), and you earn a commission; however, promoting the product you chose is a vital part of affiliate marketing. How efficient you promote your product will determine your success!

There are several ways in which you can promote your affiliate products online: writing articles, creating a blog, building your website, pay-per-click marketing, building a subscriber list and many more.  The truth is that effective promoting is crucial.

How Do I Get Paid?

Commissions are paid in several ways. Merchants will pay you either through PayPal or check once your commissions reach a particular limit which in most cases you can set yourself, and nothing is more satisfying than getting your first commission check!

How To Make Money Online – The Process Explained

Kyle, the co-founder of Wealthy Affiliate, has created a video to help you understand the process of making money online.  Simply click below …


How To Earn Money At Home Online Affiliate Marketing

WATCH VIDEO HERE: How To Make Money Online – The Process


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Here’s to your success!



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  1. jessie palaypay

    I love your explanation on affiliate marketing and like that it can be done anywhere in the world. Most jobs are tied to a specific location where as affiliate marketing is located on the internet which is not bound to any one place. In your opinion, what are the growth prospects for affiliate marketing as far as the next 5 to 10 years are concerned?

    Much success with your business


    • Barb

      Hi Jesse!

      Thanks so much for visiting my site and taking the time to leave a comment. I love to hear from my readers!

      Affiliate marketing will always be here (in one manner or another) and it will always make you money as long as you keep focusing on the value you provide and the user experience.

      I know. I know…. you’ve heard it before — but as cliche as it is, it is the authentic business model behind genuine online businesses that make money year after year.

  2. Ed

    Hi Barb,
    The opportunity to make money online at home is very tempting and there is potential for huge passive profit. At the same time, there are a lot of scams and the risk of losing a lot of money. I like the free training and free websites to avoid the risk while learning how to tap into affiliate marketing on the internet. Thanks.

    • Barb

      Hi, Ed! Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment. I love to hear from my readers.

      I definitely know the feeling when it comes to being scammed, but you have nothing to fear with Wealthy Affiliate. How can you go wrong with Free Training, Free Website, Free Hosting and Free 24/7 chat? You simply can’t. I look forward to seeing within WA!

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