Thursday, April 23, 2009

How To Make Money Online Without A Website

How To Make Money Online Without A Website
by: Melanie Mendelson

You don't need to have a website to make money on the Internet. Here is a proven strategy to make money online without a website:

Step 1: Find Affiliate Product

Find a product to promote where you make good commission on each sale. Generally, you will get the biggest commissions on digital products. Digital products are defined as something that is downloaded directly to a customer's computer after purchasing, like electronic books or software.

Since there is no extra cost per unit, no inventory and no shipping, the commissions are much greater than on regular "physical" goods. The most common commission on digital products is 50%. The best place to find such products is

Sign up as a reseller (also called affiliate) for a product that looks the most appealing to you. After you sign up, you will get a unique affiliate link where you need to send people to purchase the product.

Your affiliate link will have a special code that will tell the product owner that it's you who referred the customer. The affiliate link code will allow your commissions to be tracked correctly and assigned to you.

Step 2: Get Domain Name

Get a domain name to redirect to your affiliate link. A domain name is a .COM name (like You can get it for under $9 at will allow you to redirect your domain name to your affiliate link at no extra cost.

So when someone types in your .COM domain in their browser, it will go to your affiliate link. The visitor will see the website with the product you promote, and the commissions will be tracked correctly.

The reason why you need a domain name is that it's memorable and it makes you look more trustworthy. Affiliate links tend to be too long and arouse suspicion. For example, most people would rather click on the link as opposed to

A domain name will make your affiliate link look like it's your own website. So basically, you will have a product to promote and a website to send people to and get commissions - without really having your own website.

Step 3: Drive Traffic

In order to make sales, you need to get visitors to your domain name (which will forward them to the website of the product that you resell). You can pay for advertising and hope that your profit will be greater than advertising cost, or you can use free ways to generate traffic.

The most effective way to get free targeted visitors to your domain name is by writing and submitting articles. You can write short articles on the topic related to the product that you promote. At the end of the article, you include your author bio and your domain name link.

You will then submit your articles to various websites, and allow them to publish your articles as long as your link is included. Your articles will get published in many places on the Internet, and will be advertising your affiliate link at no cost to you whatsoever. People will read your articles, like what you have to say and click on your domain name link ready to buy.

Once you start getting regular sales from your articles, you can go back to step 1 and find another product to promote using this strategy. After a while, you will build up a nice source of Internet income - without even having a website.


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Follow Up: Bidvertiser

I have mangage to get a few dollars on here, but not enough to cash out with their $5 min. cash out.

They are static ads so they are not targeted to your site. This can be a double edged sword.

The ads may not be something relate to the content and therefore may not get clicks, but then again, it may be just what they are looking for.

There is no true way to win this clicking game in my opinion, they are either going to click it or they arent.

The good news is that they do not put adult ads on your site or other things I consider to be adult ads. Some ad site put dating sites into the family friendly section. Which isnt all too bad when it is a mild one like E Harmony and such. But some dating sites are obviously aimed at types of behavoirs that can get you banned from some place for just the link, not to mention the very suggestive banners.

I will stay with them, at least until the cash out point so I can test how long it takes to get paid.


Thursday, April 2, 2009

Follow Up: Traffic Swarm

I have mixed feelings about this one.

On one hand, the targeting is a nice touch. You at least have control over what kinds of links you are going to look at.

There is no control, however, to control what types of people see your ads. If someone selects to see all ads so they can get more credits, then they will see your link too.

You get charged so to speak on link views, not site views. So your link itself could be seen 200 times which is 200 credits, but someone might only click it 4 times. The statistics are probably better than that, but you get my point.

It just seems like a lot of work for less of a return.

The good news is, if you set it as your home page, then every time you open your browser you will get credits. This amount has a daily cap, but its a little less of an effort than surfing.