E-Commerce And Affiliate Marketing

Staying at home and working on the internet is becoming a growing trend. It is very exiting to think you can stay home in front of your computer and make a living. It seems to be a pipe dream, but the fact is, more and more people are doing it every day.

When it comes to searching for work from opportunities on the internet, you are faced with a challenge. A big percentage of what you get in the search results is scam, people trying to make a living by taking your money. Once you do find an honest program to work with on the internet, it still requires a lot of hard work and dedication to make it profitable.

You can keep your regular job and still build a business online. The online market is much bigger than what you will find in an offline business.

You will need to research and find which business or marketing plan is right for you. You need to do something you have a passion for, or you will not be likely to stay with it long enough to see a profit. There are three main choices for online earnings.

Affiliate programs pay you a commission when you sell their products. What you have to do is advertise the product and get the customer to click through your link and buy it. The company then pays you a percentage of the selling price.

AdSense is a system that allows you to place a bit of code on your website or blog and display ads. When someone clicks on the resulting ad you will be paid around ten cents per click or more. This can be very profitable if you have a high traffic site.

Selling products from your own website means you will need to build a website and set up a shopping cart. When you make a sale you will get your money.

It is best to get a website if you want to make money online. You can sell your products or advertise your affiliate programs and also put your AdSense ads on it. It takes time and work but it gets easier as you learn how it all works. It is well worth all the effort you put into it.


  • Chris Moran

    Reply Reply September 18, 2008

    Nice writing style. Looking forward to reading more from you.

    Chris Moran

  • Paul

    Reply Reply September 18, 2008

    More rich information, Reed.

    I hope there are more people keeping up to date with your posts, because they will gain a lot of free information to help them start earning their keep online.


  • Indeed it is true. With the corporate world taking on a whole new dimension, jobs worldwide are going to change. The term “free agents”, ie professionals working for themselves, not under full employment may well be the norm in the near future.

    It is always good to start an online business as a second source of income, and grow it to the point of replacing your main source of income, which is in your day job. And yes, affiliate marketing is a good stepping stone towards that.

  • The best thing about Affiliate Marketing is that you can get started doing an hour or two a day along with your day job. Continue to learn, to grow and to become more and more successful until you can FIRE your Boss!

    The Ultimate dream, my friends!

  • Bill Masson

    Reply Reply September 18, 2008

    There are all kinds of ways to earn a living online, i tend to use a variety of avenues including affiliate programs which are vast and plenty. I also like to dabble with online shopping malls and to throw in some niche mini sites, the ones that run on autopilot.

    The biggest challenge i find is time management, organising all my affiliate programs and keeping up to date with what’s fresh. Itโ€™s useful to have a good backup of productivity tools to help cut the time down.

    Most of my time is spent Blogging which i want to expand, this brings newer challenges to earn more revenue. I just love blogging

    Youโ€™re really motoring now Reed, keep it coming

    Bill Massons last blog post..New Product Launch (Part 1)

  • Tacs

    Reply Reply September 18, 2008

    Hiyas Reed,

    Another good post m8 keep it up ๐Ÿ˜‰

    It is very true about taking the time to learn about the field out there. There are now several hosting sites that will have a system to install and set up most of the popular systems out there. It’s a lot easier than it used to be that’s for sure. With the help of great people like you it’ll be a snap ๐Ÿ˜‰


    Tacss last blog post..Solar Panels in Short Supply

  • Shawn Sargent

    Reply Reply September 18, 2008

    Help: I have signed up for so many affiliate sites that I have no idea how many that I am on.
    Where do I start my head is spinning?

    I know the power of affiliate programs I just cant figure out how to unleash it!
    Can someone email me?

  • Rivers Corbett

    Reply Reply September 18, 2008

    Hey Reed….the trend is definitely there but you do also relay…it ain;t no get rich quick scheme to the moon! Right on…online or offline…success still takes persistence and intelligence…not necessarily time.

    Keep on happening!

  • Daniel Ellis

    Reply Reply September 18, 2008

    since having began recieving your letters I am actually showing progress in my attempt at starting a home based business. Thank you for taking the time to give the rest of us a chance to better our lives.

  • Kenny Ritchie

    Reply Reply September 18, 2008

    I can really relate to “You can keep your regular job and still build a business online. The online market is much bigger than what you will find in an offline business.”

    Yeah I still have a job, but ever increasing traffic,list and sales.

    The online market is much bigger because of the ease of transfer especially in the digital markets , although you can reach as wide and audience with physical products you just have the hastle of shipping to think about if your the merchant.

    For Sept alone I’ve visitors from over 40 countries and each continent on the globe is represented. I’m a stats junkie I’d love to know how far you’ve gone gegraphically Reed.

    Another solid post great job.

    Kenny Ritchies last blog post..How to turn Private Label Rights into Gold

  • Kendra aka SpiritAlive

    Reply Reply September 18, 2008

    hi reed~ what affiliate tracking software do you use? shopping cart? something else?


    kendra ๐Ÿ™‚


  • Travis Alexander

    Reply Reply September 19, 2008

    Thank you for the message.
    I know you are a very busy person.

    So, try to check out what I am doing
    online by visiting my YouTube channel.


  • David Braybrooke

    Reply Reply September 19, 2008

    Thanks for another great article Reed!

    Although I am not the biggest fan of using Adsense, I think that affiliate products can be a goldmine if advertised correctly!

    Best to You!

    David I. Braybrooke

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  • Bryan Hee

    Reply Reply September 19, 2008

    You can start an affiliate marketing with the capital below $100. You need 1. Product 2. Website 3. Traffic to success online.

    Traffic is the most important for your online success. No Traffic=No Sales. Check out the 247 way to drive traffic report from the website! It’s FREE for download for limited time!

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  • Delords

    Reply Reply September 19, 2008

    Thanks Reed
    Affiliate marketing is the best thing that happened to internet users,i have been successful with it and still getting sales on articles i posted long ago.

  • Paul Molero

    Reply Reply September 19, 2008

    Yes Reed, is deplorable the large number of offers that We observe in the search engines, almost all of people who earn money doing scam.

    It is better to make a small search in the niche market where feel interest and find the best companies and products for promotion. This almost always works

  • admin

    Reply Reply September 19, 2008

    @Chris, @Paul thank you

    @Davion good points

    @Joe that is the dream and it is possible, never worked a job here so it happens and I hope to help you and others achieve that dream too.

    @Bill I’d suggest looking into http://register.simpleology.com and the 4 hour work week. They helped me achieve more in less time and make a lot more money.

    @Tacs thank you, I’m glad to help

    @Shawn you may want to start promoting products you have purchased in the paste because if you have purchased it others probably have too, you will also be passionate and know something about the product.

    @Rivers good points

    @Daniel congrats on your success, keep us posted.

    @Kenny thanks, and congrats on your stats. I haven’t been paying attention to where the visitors are coming from.

    @Kendra I use paydotcom for my products

    @Travis I’ll take a look.

    @David thank you

    @Bryan great points

    @Delords congrats on your success, keep us posted

    @Paul yes scammers really bug me. It’s really easy to make money by focusing on helping people.

  • John Bandy

    Reply Reply September 19, 2008

    Hey Reed,
    This is good stuff. I have been reading up on this very topic. You seem to explain it better.
    Thanks much!

  • admin

    Reply Reply September 20, 2008

    @John you’re welcome.

  • Jussi Koiranen

    Reply Reply September 24, 2008

    Dedication and Passion, that what all businesses require. I think I need to get started with my own blog and make a backlink to this… Simply and well explained how to make money online: advertise, affiliate or resell/sell.

  • Rumen

    Reply Reply September 24, 2008

    Hey Reed
    Very good content but next
    time if a possible you be
    more reachible becouse
    people need more information

    Rumens last blog post..???????? ??????? ??? ?????? traffic

  • admin

    Reply Reply September 25, 2008

    @Jussi yes dedication and passion will really help someone

    @Rumen what do you suggest?

  • promosyon

    Reply Reply September 26, 2008

    I always read your blog in high spirits. Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  • bahce

    Reply Reply September 27, 2008

    Very good article, thank you!

  • admin

    Reply Reply September 28, 2008

    @promosyon glad you enjoy

    @bahce you’re welcome

  • Jorge EZ Affiliate

    Reply Reply October 6, 2008


    “Once you do find an honest program to work with on the internet, it still requires a lot of hard work and dedication to make it profitable.”

    Unfortunately, I see many people that quit their online business early because they want INSTANT gratification and they think they will be rich over-night.

    I cannot stress enough to new-comers… Internet Marketing requires a lot of work and a no quitting attitude.


    Jorge EZ Affiliates last blog post..Affiliate Marketing in a Recession? ABSOLUTELY YES!

  • admin

    Reply Reply October 8, 2008

    @Jorge I agree probably 90% or more drop out before they event make $1 it saddens me.

  • Barack Obama

    Reply Reply October 19, 2008

    I don\’t normally leave comments! But what you said here makes one think! Would you mind if I placed a link back from my blog?

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