you have a web site and just want it to pay for itself OR WANT TO MAKE A TON of $$$
without using those annoying popup ads, check out these Affiliate Associate Sites.
If you have a web site you can sell other merchants stuff online. There
are no products to develop, carry or ship; and no orders to process or refund. All
that and more is handled directly by the merchant.
Many people ask what Affiliates I have dealt with, which ones
are good, poor etc. Here is a list of good ones which I have used and how they performed
(see below). It does take some web site work to get affiliate links,
banners or whatever to produce any real income, but just a little work can produce
$100.00 or more per month, depending on your site, targets and traffic. Page
Two deals with many resources to help you get started such as "Scrub
The main affiliate sites to start with would be and in this order
1) AdSense, (see bottom)
2) Amazon, (see bottom)
Sign up with them in the order above to get them starting to work for you. As an example,
if your expertise and site is about Trucks, write some articles about trucks in some
way (called content) ... then ad the AdSense code they provide, then go to
Amazon and find some of the better Fix-it and How-to books you know about like a Kelly
Blue Book and/or special Tools needed for that model, etc... and add those codes to
that page recommending that book or tool.
Then search Allposters for a "Hot Girl laying on a truck
or something to your site... and wait for the search engines to crawl the page (which
could take months if your site is really new) or pay for a listing. Once you
get the idea, try sites like LinkShare, Commission Junction, and the BeFree Gateway
but sometimes their merchants drop out of these sites forcing you to start over using
new links if you wish to continue using them. If you must use pop up advertising (not
recommended), limit it to only one pop up per unique visitor, per site as most
are being "Blocked" anyway.
Get a pen and paper and write down your affiliate codes when
signing up, you'll need them handy when adding product links to your site later on
and you will and more. If making a new page rather than adding code to already made
pages It is easier to start with an "html page template" that you design
or someone else does for building your new pages rather than having to do each page
individually, unless using AWS (wish I knew about affiliates before I made two
thousand pages without it and had to add it later ... redoing them one page
at a time). The best thing to do ... if just starting out is put a few targeted
affiliate links that match your sites content on a few of your more popular pages
as described above and see what happens before delving way in (and leave 'em there
for a few months, play around with them, but leave 'em there, when it starts
producing results use it as a template) and check the search engines to see if
your page is showing up.
Many have discussion boards for any help you might need. The
basics are pretty simple if you know some basic html, IE: Cut, Copy, Paste, Add an
Image and make a Text Link is all it really takes to set them up, (I use
Adobe PhotoShop CS - [real versions, not cracked versions as they can contain
other code you don't want] which will make your life much easier. Individual
pages do much better in the search engines than a multi targeted template, unless
it is the same type of merchant or products (targets). AdSense Ads work better
at the top or right side of your pages. Use keywords that describe your targeted affiliate
links on the page(s) example: Monster Trucks, Truckers etc and also try Scrub
The Web's FREE Meta Tag makers and Keyword Checkers. If your site isn't on the
search engines (meta tags needed) your dead in the water so get them listed.
The three main Meta Tags are (put between the Head Tags
at the top of your page code): example
1) <meta_tag name="keywords" content="Put, Your, Keywords, Here">
2) <meta_tag name="description" content="Your Description of page
3) <title> The Title of your HOT PAGE goes here</title>
Note: (remove the word _tag in all above).
Sites do better with original content rather than what everyone
else is using, so its best to pick something (called content) you really
know about and make your page width printer friendly - set it at 760 pixel width.
Picture links do not necessarily work better than just text links. One last word of
advice ... "your Page Content is King."
The Affiliate sites I have mentioned below are very reputable and
legal. They do not use any tricky code or annoying pop-up ads or spy-ware to spy on
you or your customers or sell any information they acquire and have very secure sites.
People are going to leave your pages sooner or later, so they might as well follow
a link to Something they may want to see and that can make you some cash when they
are done. It doesn't cost your visitor more if they purchase something, It doesn't
cost you anything as the site pays you from their sale or Ad link. Some affiliate
sites are a big waste of your time as I have been thru a few myself and wished I had
someone to share this info with me before I started.
I have added some Search Boxes, Banners, AdSense,
etc (left) to this page if you want to do a search or just want to see how some of
them look or work etc., they are actually affiliate coded. You generally can change
the way they look for your site as well when getting your codes. Check page
two for some affiliate resources/tools (most are free) that will help
you tremendously after signing up. You can visit the sign-up pages below to learn
more without signing up as well ... good luck!