I’m sure most of you have bought something online during the years and I’m certain that many of you are doing it regularly. Last few years I’ve spent several thousands of dollars on computers, books, papers, mp3, etc.
Later on when I started with affiliate marketing a few years ago I was thrilled to be able to make money online. But there was also another reason to be happy. Thanks to affiliate marketing it was now possible to get money back every time you ordered something online.
In Sweden most companies pay a commission of 5 to 10 percent for every sale. Meaning if you buy through your own link you will receive 10 dollar every time you buy something for 100 dollar. Not bad, huh?
Ask your friends
I’m sure most of your friends will buy through your link if you simple ask them to. I created a link directory with affiliate links to all popular sites I could possible think of and divided them into categories. Then I passed the link to my friends and asked them to simple click through my link before ordering something online.
This is most certainly something you still can do with your friends and your family. Just make sure you don’t add a company you’ve never heard of.
Expand your link directory
Later on I decided to create a link directory with lists of all active affiliate programs on all Swedish affiliate networks. Unfortunately there’s several affiliate program closing an opening every week, so I had to spend several hours each month just keeping it up-to-date. Since I’m making better money from my other sources I now keep two of the affiliate networks updated and the rest now have to manage without me.
With that said I do think there’s better methods to expand your personal link directory to get unknown people to use it. By now I can think of two methods, price comparison and “trusted sites”.
Are you doing something similar?