Affiliate programs are one of the easiest ways to profit from the Internet. Affiliate marketing benefits both the affiliate and the merchant. Businesses find affiliate marketing attractive because most programs use a pay-per-performance model. Which means businesses pay only for results. For example; merchants like Amazon.com only pays for traffic driven to their website by associates (Amazon refers to its affiliates as associates) if that traffic results in a sale of one of its many products.
Amazon Associates is one of the largest and most successful online affiliate programs available. Amazon’s main website is made up of millions of pages of different products. As an Amazon associate you can create a marketing campaign thru e-mail or social media that points people to anyone of those pages and include your affiliate code as an embedded link. Whenever a recipient clicks through and buys any of Amazon’s products (not just the product you are marketing) you receive a 4% commission from the sale.
When combined with social media, affiliated marketing has the potential to be a very profitable endeavor for the individual with hundreds of Facebook friends or even thousands of Twitter followers as possible customers. And, as I will show you in the video below, Amazon makes social media marketing very simple for its associates to take advantage of…
What’s your take on Affiliate Marketing? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.
If you or someone you know enjoys taking pictures with your iPhone and would like to get paid for your photos instead of just posting them to Instagram or Facebook than you’re in luck, there’s an app for that…
The Foap app allows users to upload their iPhone photos as sellable digital stock photography.
And, it gets even better, in addition to selling their own iPhone images for $10 a pot, users of the money-making Foap app can now (as of November 14, 2012) receive a commission off their friends’ photos as well. For every photo the recruited friend sells, the user receives a 10% commission out of Foap’s end. Mashable has the full story on these new feature of the app.
Well, that’s it for now, I hope this short post helps anyone that might want to make a little side money off their iPhone flicks… And please, tell us what you think of this new technology, share your thoughts in the comments below.
This is my first post, so it’s really a test. I’m trying to acquaint myself with some of the more important features of WordPress. However, I will say this very briefly on the subject of blogging, from an eBusiness perspective.
If you have a message that you want to get out or a topic that you want to cover regularly, becoming a blogger may be your road to eBusiness success. People are always looking for information of value, whether it’s about personal experiences, product reviews or niche industry news. Blogs that are well written with good content will give visitors a reason to return. As you continue to post compelling content, readers will want to see what’s next from you.
As for profitability, there’s a really simple business model behind blogging. The key to building a successful blogging business is identifying and nurturing an audience of readers interested in the topics you cover and finding advertisers interested in reaching that same community of people with their goods or services.
Well that’s it for now; I hope my short post can be of some help to anyone considering a career as a Pro-Blogger. Until the next time, may your pen forever be in motion.