Are you one of the millions of people who wish you were free to tell your boss to “take his job and shove it?” Perhaps you have recently lost your job. Or maybe you simply want to have more time at home to be near your family. For any number of reasons more and more people are trying to set up businesses where they can work from home.
Many home businesses require an initial cash outlay. You may be in a circumstance that makes that impossible. Is there anything you can do to make money without a substantial investment? There is. And it is called affiliate marketing — and more specifically, article marketing.
Article marketing is just what the name implies. It is creating a market for merchandise through articles that you write. How can this make you money?
Many companies now realize they must pay to get visitors to their websites. The most economical way for them to do this is to pay commissions as merchandise is sold. When you, as an affiliate, send visitors to a company's website, and the visitor makes a purchase, the company will pay you a commission.
How is it done? It doesn't cost a penny and there are literally thousands of companies that offer affiliate programs you can sign up for. These companies will provides you with special links to their sites — and these links have your information coded into them. When someone buys something using your link, they will pay a commission directly to you.
Where does the article writing come in? There are numerous very respected websites that will allow you to put your articles on their sites. This is done at no cost to you. As part of the arrangement, most of them will permit you to put one or two links into your articles.
Okay, let's recap how it works. Let's say you become an affiliate of Amazon. Amazon provides you with links to their products. You write an article on the latest new Widget. You describe the Widget, point out its good characteristics and maybe even a weakness. The article is fair and informative. At the end you tell your readers they can see the actual widget and you provide your special Amazon link.
When the reader clicks the link they are taken to the correct Amazon page. If they buy the Widget, you get a commission. It really is that simple.
Of course, there are many tricks to learn if you want to be successful at article marketing. First and foremost is the more articles you write and submit, the more successful you will become. It may take hundreds and hundreds of articles before you will make a decent income — but it definitely can be done.
Working from home is a goal of many folks. There is a way to work at home without having to make a large cash investment — it is called article marketing. Are you ready to give it a try?
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