It is widely known that the Internet is an accessible resource of many income-generating activities. Whether you belong to a private sales company or you are just interested in internet marketing, PPC affiliate programs can be a powerful way to make money from the Internet. A partnership with an affiliate merchant is a win-win situation for both the merchant and the affiliate: sales are shooting up because of exposure and traffic while the affiliate is earning good cash.
What is PPC Affiliate Program?
PPC means pay-per-click, wherein you get in partnership with an affiliate company that literally pays you for every click. There are actually
two types of PPC affiliate programs – those that pay a commission based on the number of clicks and the other based on the sales. The pay-per-click scheme is much more popular than pay-per-lead because the affiliate gets paid by just clicking the ad, regardless of whether the visitor buys from the affiliate merchant or not. Plus the chances of a visitor purchasing something from the affiliate merchant are not really that high.
How do I start?
Of course, you need to have a website. Depending on your target audience, choose the best affiliate merchant that is most related to your topic. For example, if your website is about Pottery then you can search for affiliate programs that sell tools used in pottery.
However, if you don’t have a website, that’s not a problem. You can put up a content site about absolutely anything under the sun like ‘Dog Training’ or ‘Getting Your Ex Back.’ But then you are faced with the dilemma of how to increase your traffic! You first need to get internet surfers to see your website, then the ad.
How do I increase my traffic?
First, make sure you build a well designed, user-friendly website that will attract internet users. Think a lot about the look and feel of the advertisement. The ad should be placed on a strategic location – where users can see it clearly. Visibility of the ad is very important.
Another way is to post a link to your website in forums, web communities, ezine articles or bulletin boards. However, this method requires a lot of effort – if your purpose is to earn easy money, then this method is a no no!
Can I make more money?
If you feel ready to go to the next level, you can try a two-way affiliate program. This gives you the power to recruit affiliates. Other than the money you get from your website’s clicks, you will also get a percentage of what your affiliate generates. Commission on all referral sales ranges between 30% to an impressive 50%.
Remember, you should be able to manage and monitor your affiliate program. If you can recruit more affiliates, then you can get paid more without even lifting a finger! Choose affiliates that are most likely capable of attracting more internet users and bringing in more traffic. If you know the right people then you’re in for the ride of your life.