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Promoting Residual Income Affiliate Programs

   By: Jeff Flow

Do you want to start an on-line business, but have no idea where to start? Or, do you have a website and you want to generate more revenue?

Try promoting residual income affiliate programs.

Affiliate programs may be the easiest online business to start running an on-line business. Why?

With any online business you must have a product or service to sell. First you must create this product or service and then you must be able to fill orders.

If you are not an expert at product or service creation, you can spend a long time and a lot of money to create a new product. That doesn't even include the testing that is involved!

Selling your own product or service also means creating a website, learning how to write ad copy, setting up a marketing plan, being able to accept payments online and obviously doing the work. If you're selling a physical product then you will need to make or buy the item, package it and pay for shipping costs.

If you provide a service than you will likely have to start by doing free jobs to build your credibility and then when you are charging for your service you are still limited by how much work you can actually handle.

Residual income affiliate programs, however, are a great way to get started in an online business. Many people make a full time living promoting affiliate programs. It does take a lot of work in any business to be successful.

Residual income affiliate programs allow you to sell another company's service or product and make a commission on every sale or lead. You do not even need to build a website or handle the transaction.

Your job is to drive traffic (customers) to your affiliate link.

An affiliate link is a special URL code that will identify customers coming to the company's site from your advertising. It will likely be the website address with a code attached to the end.

Some affiliate programs will even pay you for the referrals of the people that you refer. These are called two-tier affiliate programs. I promote many programs that promote many levels deep. This is a powerful way to generate steady residual flows of income. This is the best way.

Where do you begin? How do you know which affiliate programs to promote?

Look up affiliate directories in the search engines. You will find many.

Some affiliate programs pay just once for a sale. I recommend that you use affiliate programs that will pay you a residual income. That means that if you refer a person to a website and they pay the $20 monthly fee, you will make a percentage of that every month as long as they are a customer.

Imagine if you had 500 people that you referred that were paying a company $24.95 a month and you were making $10 of that each month. That would help pay some bills.

When you have found a program that looks interesting you should read the terms of the program. Make sure that payouts are not based on a high commission earning or you may never see your money. Also try to choose programs with high commission rates.

Often you will find ebooks and downloadable software has the highest rates as there is no physical product to make or ship. If you are satisfied with the terms then you need to sign up - usually a simple process.

I recommend that you only work with programs that are proven. You can even ask for references. You are going to put a lot of work into promoting the program, you want to make sure that you don't waste your valuable time.

Market, market, market.

The reason affiliate programs are so great for beginners is that you only need to focus on marketing - not making - your product. Believe me, you can waste a gigantic amount of time creating products and not make a penny.

Many affiliate programs have information on how to market and give you tools such as banners, product feeds and more.

You can also look for other information on marketing including writing articles, creating pay-per-click campaigns, distribuing free e-books, commenting in online forums etc.

Do the research and start promoting residual income affiliate programs today. You can do it. Keep on pushing ahead.

Jeff Flow will provide you with expert coaching, residual income opportunities, affiliate programs, free viral e-books, free articles, the absolute best online marketing resources and services, and your very own ready-made *modular* website.

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