Working online can be one way to bring in extra income or for some a full time income. Who can say no to that? However, a very large number of companies and promotions try to make working online seem easy and a quick way to make a lot of money. If you find any job or career out there that makes it easy and quick to earn a lot of money let me know.
Working as an online affiliate, webmaster, etc is like most successful careers, it takes effort, hard work and it can be time consuming. The nice thing about working online is, in most cases, it is at your convenience rather than your boss’s convenience. If you only wish to work online during the weekends, evenings, Mondays, etc. it is totally up to you.
Most companies do not require a start up fee to join. Free to sign up companies make it easy and cheap to start working online, especially for those who are new to affiliate programs. In addition to receiving a commission when others make a purchase, one can also sign up as an affiliate to save money. Most companies will allow their affiliates to utilize their own links when making a purchase. Allowing the affiliate to take advantage of any online sales and still receive a commission from their own purchase, making the price of a product even lower.
Linkshare is the #1 Affiliate Network and one of, if not, the longest running affiliate Networks. They were started in 1996. I have been with Linkshare for years and have never had a bad experience with them. Out of all the affiliate networks I have been with, they are by far my favorite. They have always been quick to respond to my questions. They have also been quick to help with any issues I have dealt with. They also have a forum with tutorials and videos, and they have never charged me any fees of any kind. After about three consecutive months of inactivity they may de-activate your account, but they do not delete it. You can simply log back in and agree to their current rules/regulations and they will start your account right back up.
More and more people are veering away from unnatural, chemical laced supplements and health products. Companies such as Market Health offer natural products and also offer a free affiliate program to those who wish to earn a commission selling their products. Commissions vary by product but can reach up to 60% commission. The company also offers recurring commissions. In other words the company pays commissions for return customers and re-orders. Banners and links are supplied by the company, all one needs to do is copy and paste them for potential customers to see.
I have been with them for a few years now and I have not had any problems. Their website is easy to navigate. Their commissions are higher than most programs and I like that they offer recurring commissions for return customers.
MyPoints offers numerous ways to earn "points" and those points can be traded for gift cards, including a VISA debit card or a deposit to a PayPal account. They offer sales and specials at numerous websites and every purchase through their page adds up more points. Other ways to earn points, includes reading emails, taking surveys, bringing in new members, printing and redeeming grocery coupons, utilizing their search engine and playing games through their gaming partner World Winner.
Thousands of offers to choose from and they supply all the necessary marketing tools, including banners, text links, training, forums, etc.
I have recently signed up with PeerFly. They are free to work for and they do supply all the "Only on TV" products. That is the main thing that pulled me in, but I have found many other companies to choose from that I did not find at other affiliate networks, such as: companies that offer store gift cards after filling out a small survey; casinos and gambling sites, political sites and many more.
Share A Sale
ShareASale is an affiliate network and they have been around since 2000. They are free to sign up with, provides banners, linking codes, product codes and more. I have not had too many issues with them, other than their html is not always dependable. In most cases I will save the banner as a picture to my website and then link my affiliate code to it. As long as the html is working properly or I have gone ahead and manually connected my affiliate link to the banner they have always been accurate on all my test clicks and views. They do allow affiliates to choose between a personal check or direct deposit.