How to Make Money in Affiliate Marketing Just by Posting Free Ads Online: 2 First-Hand Tips
Making money posting free ads online is one of the simplest way’s I’ve found to get sales as an affiliate marketer. The reason is, you only need two things to earn money online via this method: (i) a good product/service; and (ii) a decent amount of traffic.
Free classified ad sites like Backpage and Craigslist provide the traffic. And, you can promote a product (eg, ebook) you’ve created. If you don’t have one, you can find thousands of them to promote on sites like Clickbank and CommissionJunction.
The 2 Mistakes Many Make When Trying to Make Money Posting Ads Online & How to Fix Them
I stumbled upon this way of earning money as an affiliate marketer back in 2008 – my first “real” go at affiliate marketing. It’s worked out so well that I continue to use it to this day. I receive a lot of questions about it, and following are the two biggest mistakes I see people making:
1. Being Impatient: This is totally understandable because many who are new to internet marketing usually are trying to imitate the success others have had. And you should. But, realize – it probably took some twists and turns for them to get there.
For example, I’m always very clear about the fact that I “accidentally” starting making money posting free ads online. I was lucky enough to stumble upon a “hot” product which was in the news all the time (eg, on Oprah, 60 Minutes and nightly news programs).
With coverage like this, it was relatively easy to make sales promoting this product. Once, I made $900 in one day promoting this product. But I like to point out that this is an anomaly. It won’t happen with every product you promote.
To date, I haven’t promoted another one which has been this successful. But, I have promoted others that earn a few hundred per month regularly – with very little effort. If you string together two, three or five products that earn you $400, $600 or $800 per month, you can earn a very nice living just by posting ads online.
But, you have to be patient enough to find those.
2. Product Hopping: As in, flitting from product to product – and not giving any a real chance to succeed.
Besides promoting my own ebooks and e-classes, I have three or four different products that I have consistently promoted for going on five years now. These are evergreen products that a lot of people need, so they’ll always make money if I do my part to promote them – consistently.
It can get boring promoting the same affiliate products over and over again – especially if you’re only making “a few hundred bucks per month.” But, you have to take the long-range view.
Affiliate Marketing Tip for Newbies: If a product is profitable, add it to your “cache”, and find three, four or five others that are profitable – then you can sit back and just promote those and make money.
Instead of doing this though, many will flit from product to product – forgetting the ones that made them a little “consistent” money (see how this is a running theme), in search of the one that’s going to make them “thousands” per month.
Unfortunately, that’s less likely to happen.
To make money posting ads online is not hard – but the key is to find a few winners and consistently promote them. Did I mention that the best part of this online business is that it’s free? And, you can start today — really!