Saturday, July 31, 2010

Affiliate Marketing

There are tons of ways to make money with affiliate marketing.  Affiliate marketing is where you put links or ads on your website or blog.  When someone clicks the link or ad and buys the good or service then you receive a commission.

If you have a blogger blog be sure to sign up for the Google Affiliate Network.

Create a Zazzle Store

Zazzle allows you to upload your own orignal artwork and photographs and design great products like t-shirts, bags, mugs, and even skateboards and shoes. Your designed items can be purchased by anyone and this is a great form of passive online income.

My first Zazzle product that sold was a pair of womens Keds sneakers that I had designed with photos of my peony flowers that I grow (and also sell online). They sold about a month after I had designed the shoes on Zazzle. I earned almost $10 as a royalty on my design from Zazzle. The customer had bee referred from my website so I earned another $10 in referral fees. Not bad for my first sale on Zazzle.

Please visit my blog which will give you more information on one of my Zazzle Stores.

My Zazzle stores are:

Make Money Online with Google Adsense

"How to increase your adsense earnings" is a topic that I have typed into the Google search box many times.  I started running Google Adsense on my flower and gardening website in about 2004 or 2005.  It took me one year to make my first $100 and receive a check.  With Adsense you don't receive a  check until you reach $100.    I am happy to report that my Adsense income has nearly doubled every year.    There are alot of great books and information resources on how to increase your Adsense earnings.   The most effective ways I have found to increase my Adsense earnings are:

1)  Make the Adsense ads look like they are not ads, this means:
  • No Borders in the Adsense ads
  • Match the font/colors of the Adsense ads text to the fonts/text on the webpage
  • Make the background of the Adsense ad the same color as the background of the webpage
 2) Place the Adsense ad next to the item of most interest on the page, for example next to an eye-catching photo or at the top or bottom of an interesting article

3)  For my web content I have found that the best place for ads on my flower and gardening site is the dead center of the screen right now to a very beautiful photo that grabs everyones eyes.  For your own website you will need to experiment and see what works best for you.

Did you like my post?  If so please leave me a comment.  Or if you have Adsense tips and tricks on your own please feel free to leave a comment. 
Thank you so much for reading my blog! 

Sell Things Online

I started selling on ebay in the Fall of 2008.  While I was cleaning out my sons closet on ebay and was selling his old Halloween costumes and other items that we no longer used. One day I was in a recycling center and they had tons of brand new packaged shoelaces that a factory had donated.  I thought to myself  " I wonder if I could sell these on ebay".  I bought a bag full of shoelaces and put them on ebay.  They began selling immediately.  Today I still purchase from the recycling center and  I am also importing shoelaces from China and Hong Kong.  I also purchase some wholesale shoelaces on ebay and from US manufacturers.   Currently, I am selling footwear accessories on  ebay, ecrater, bonanzle, and

Here is a list of places to sell online.

Ecrater (free online store builder) (completely free online store builder)