Take surveys. You can earn $50 to $100 per month in cash and products by taking online surveys. Find survey sites by searching for “paid survey sites” online. Sign up for several survey sites to increase your chances of being selected for higher-paying surveys. with an email address, and check your email often so you can respond quickly to survey offers.
Facebook – Facebook swap shops are great for selling things locally. It’s like CraigsList, but a little easier. You simply search for swap shops in your area and ask to join the group. Once you’re in, take a picture of the item, write a quick description with the price and post it. It doesn’t get much easier than that. You can generally expect to get about what you would get at a yard sale, maybe a little more.
Free smartphone app Qustodian pays you to read adverts. Simply download the app, and plug your likes and dislikes into your profile. It then sends adverts matching your interests to your Qustodian inbox. You get paid cash when you view messages, respond to questions or watch videos.
Swagbucks* is a fun survey site that pays you for completing short online tasks in virtual cash – you can then exchange this for real money, PayPal credits or gift cards to spend at Amazon, M&S and more. The site’s huge in America, and here in the UK many MSE forumites are dedicated users.
NOTE: There ARE link “globalizer” plugins where you sign up for all the different Amazon programs, and then the plugin helps redirect your reader to the proper Amazon site based on location detection. Two big names in this are EasyAzon and Genius Links. I’ve tried both to lackluster results.
That section is intended to show you all of the basics of affiliate marketing in very easy to understand tutorials. By the time you’re finished watching all of those videos, you’ll be ready for perhaps the single most important step in your affiliate marketing journey. Market research, of course!
You can approach companies on your own to ask about doing paid reviews. There are also websites like PayPerPost and SponsoredReviews that can help to connect you with businesses who may be interested.
In other circumstances, you may be the merchant if you’re offering a product of some sort to sell and are hoping to get other people on board as affiliates… but that’s a conversation we’ll have another time.
I invite you to participate in this journey with me. You and I have questions and answers. Please visit my first few posts and if you have any thoughts, questions or just feedback about my site. Please let me know.
While these models have diminished in mature e-commerce and online advertising markets they are still prevalent in some more nascent industries. China is one example where Affiliate Marketing does not overtly resemble the same model in the West. With many affiliates being paid a flat “Cost Per Day” with some networks offering Cost Per Click or CPM.
You have probably heard a lot of criticism directed at technology and how it is destroying relationships. People who spend too much time online are not exactly praised. On the other hand, you might have heard a lot of complaints about unemployment and money problems.