Affiliate Programs

A plan for promoting an affiliate program

Affiliate programs are a great way to earn a little extra money each month working the Internet. While some people earn up to $1,000 or more per month, most who work affiliate programs seriously land $200 to $700.

Here’s a brief plan for making money with these programs:

  1. Put a two or three line ad about the program in the signature file of all your emails (that bit of info that goes after your note). “Sig” files are a powerful way to include a marketing message along with your personal notes–probably the most effective marketing tool of all.
  2. Get your own web site. It’s hard to establish your own identity and customer trust if you are sending people to a generic site provided by the program.
  3. Place free ads on sites where other people are pushing affiliate programs. These are usually the same folks who buy. See for help placing ads.
  4. Place paid ads in ezines and on AOL (where a massive 55 million visitors roam). Learn how to write effective affiliate program ads and where to place them at Keegan Michaels’

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Kevin Nunley provides marketing and copy writing. Read all his free tips at Reach Kevin at or 603-249-9519.