Saturday, March 6, 2010

Can Being an Affiliate Really Make You Money?

Often people new to the affiliate game wonder if they can really make money advertising and marketing other people’s goods. Simply put, the answer is a resounding “yes” as long as you take the time to motivate yourself and stay focused. Just remember, while you can make a ton of money as an affiliate, it doesn’t happen overnight. You do have to work at it, but the benefits can be amazing.

Choose Wisely

There are usually plenty of choices within any given affiliate program – especially ours. (Check it out at You don’t have to market every advertiser’s product. You can look through what’s available and select the advertiser that is offering the biggest payout. Remember, advertisers are getting “free” advertising from you in exchange for either a flat fee per sale or a percentage of the sale. Look over the payouts and see what works best for you.

In addition to making money with the affiliate program promoting products offered by merchants on PayLoadz, you can earn money by promoting PayLoadz itself. The PayLoadz Reseller Program pays you on each click, account sign up and a percentage of monthly recurring fee for any accounts that upgrade and were referred by you.

Do Your Research

When you join an affiliate program, you don’t have to be an expert in the products that your partners are offering. You don’t even have to be an expert at being an affiliate. What you do need to do is plenty of research. Once you join the program and agree to market a particular product, learn as much as you can about it. That will help you understand what it is and what the targeted audience is. Knowing your audience is a key to making money as an affiliate.

Setting up a Website

A good affiliate needs to set up a website dedicated to the product they are pushing. The site needs to be related to the product and feature well-written articles that will entice customers to click through to the seller’s page. It is a good idea to set up your website before partnering with any seller. When you set up your affiliate site, remember to do a little more research on keywords associated with the product. You’ll then be able to optimize your site and articles with these keywords to improve any rank in the search engine results.

A Work in Progress

An affiliate income is a work in progress which means you’ll need to keep at it to build up what you make. You’ll need to maintain your affiliate website and encourage customers to buy the product you’re marketing. Just remember, you can’t simply build the affiliate website and hope the sales will come flooding in.


So, if you work at being an affiliate, there is plenty of opportunity to make money. In fact, many affiliates enjoy a lucrative income and even transition into being full-time affiliates. If you have your own products, this may not be the path you want to take. But joining the PayLoadz affiliate program can help yourself and your fellow members. Think about it! Everyone could use a few extra bucks in today’s economy.