As a business coach, I have been asked many times if I know of any businesses that make money right away. And the answer is yes.
That might surprise you as it is a common perception that businesses take time to build and develop into a profit making situation. This is true. In most cases it takes between 2 and 5 years for a business to start making enough money to be considered profitable. But here’s one that doesn’t
Imagine not having to create anything for sale. No product, no service, nothing. How much faster would you be able to make sales if you didn’t have to first produce the goods?
I know what you’re probably thinking. How can you make sales when you have nothing to sell right? Well here’s the beauty in what I’m going to share with you today
Other people spend their lives creating things for sale. They have products, services, courses and time slots that they are trying to sell. For them, it is the creation bit that drives them – not so much the selling, and here’s the golden nugget…
They are looking for people like you to sell their products or services on their behalf.
In the offline world this was called being a sales rep. In the online world it is called affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is now huge, and it is how many people earn a living online and working from home. Sound good? Here’s how it could work and why it is one of the businesses that make money right away.
Let’s say you buy a weight loss video from Amazon. You try it and love it. You tell your friends about it and how much it has helped you. They ask where you got it from and you tell them you found it on Amazon. They thank you very much and go and buy the same video from Amazon that very day. Basically, that’s affiliate marketing – except as an affiliate marketer you would have got a commission when they bought that video.
Have I got your attention now? Good. Here’s how it all works.
First you need a website. Don’t groan, you can get one set up in a couple of hours if you follow my free video tutorial here.
Next you need to write a post on the blog section of the website. This post is telling the reader about your find – just like you told your friends about the amazing weight loss video. For an example of how to do this please see my post “Best Goggles For Long and Extended Eyelashes“.
Can you see how I have a) used a headline to attract a particular customer b) told a story about the goggles and how they are good for people with long eyelashes and c) put pictures and links on the post that take the reader directly to the listing on Amazon where they can make their purchase.
Yes, it’s really that simple. Below is a screen-shot of what I’ve sold in the last 7 days.
Okay, so it’s not a fortune but it’s money for doing nothing other than writing that quick post – and the post will be there forever so I don’t have to do anything other than watch the clicks and purchases increase over time.
Do you also notice that apart from the goggles, people have bought stationery as well? I got paid a commission for that too. You see when someone lands on Amazon using my unique affiliate link, anything they purchase while they are on there I will be paid a commission for.
Amazon commissions are really tiny though so you need to supplement your income with some better affiliate programmes. Here’s a hosting service that I use myself and recommend to all my clients. Look at the earning I have made from this just by telling other people how great they are.
As you can see, I have withdrawn over £500 with almost another £100 ready to be withdrawn once the 30 day refund period expires. Not bad for just recommending someone else’s product is it?
But there’s something else that I do that is even easier and for this I did absolutely NOTHING and earned £30. Take a look at the banner below.
I put this banner on the home page of my blogging site and if someone clicks on it and purchases a hosting package from Siteground (who I recommend to my US clients) I get paid £30. It took me 3 seconds to load the banner and hey presto £30 winging its way to me as a commission payment.
Okay, so to be completely transparent, there is a bit of setting up to be done initially to enable you to advertise these products and services. There is also some practice or guidance needed on how to write and structure your blog posts to get the most clicks. But don’t be disheartened, I can help you with all of this if you would like to give it a go yourself.
And, once the setup is done and the posts are written, you will be the proud owner of one of those businesses that make money right away.
Here are some free resources from my blog to get you started, after all, what do you have to lose?
- Need help with setting up a website? Click here
- Learn how to write a great blog post by clicking here
- Get a complete 7 day email blogging course by clicking here
Or you can invest a tiny amount and learn from one of the best affiliate marketers in the world right now
- Want to start affiliate marketing and making money ASAP? Click here.
- You want to work with me to get you started and show you all the short-cuts. Click here.
So, if you want to start running one of those businesses that make money right away hopefully this post has inspired you to get started. It might take a little while to earn a full time income, but it will cost you next to nothing to set it up and make a start
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