Web Design and Internet Marketing: Several Income Streams With Affiliate Marketing Commissions
Raman Taneja, Web Designer in New York
So you work a regular job, but when the money runs out each month there are still bills to pay, and you think affiliate marketing commissions probably won’t amount to enough to make the work worth your while. This might be true, right in the beginning. But like any new venture, sometimes things start slowly and then pick up speed when you have a little experience and confidence with what you’re doing.
The beauty of earning affiliate marketing commissions is that you don’t have to change careers to do it. You can keep that 40- or 60-hour a week job, so there’s no risk to you if it doesn’t work out (though there’s no reason that it shouldn’t). If you can just carve out a little bit of time to get started, and to put some effort into it, what may start small can become an extra chunk of income each month without you having to find a second part-time job or take on more overtime at work.
If you set up a website and market just one product, even if you’re doing everything right, you won’t make thousands of dollars the first month (at least, it’s not likely). But if you continue good promotion, add valid and interesting content to your site, get the word out about your site, get your site ranked well in the search engines, that one program can see you earning affiliate marketing commissions that might surprise you, for so little work.
But if you market several different affiliate programs on that website that keeps growing and getting more visitors, each one will earn you money, and you’ll end up with several income streams made up of affiliate marketing commissions from different sources.
It’s not uncommon for affiliate marketers to start out with one website and expand to several more quite quickly, with some people actually owning dozens of websites, each focused on a specific niche and type of products. The more you earn, the more can invest back into growing your affiliate marketing commissions, the more visitors you’ll get, and the more you’ll earn. . . it becomes a nice little circle of income that there’s no reason you can’t take advantage of.
A great way to earn several different marketing commissions is to use one of the many affiliate marketing companies available today. You sign up with one company, choose from the merchants who use them as payment collectors, get all of your affiliate materials and links in one place, and then you get paid all of your commissions at once through the affiliate marketing company.
These are great for beginners, because you can track statistics, clicks, how many people purchased and what percentage of clicks that came from each individual link. This allows you to see which worked best. You can adjust your efforts based on those performance reports, to earn more commissions and sales. It’s easy to get started making affiliate marketing commissions with just a little time, knowledge and effort.