For those of you who are looking for ways to make extra cash, you’ve probably considered working for a company or selling your photos online. But there are plenty of ways to make money from home that don’t require any additional training, experience, or special hardware.
You may have heard of affiliate marketing, but are not exactly sure what it is. Simply put, affiliate marketing is when a business (the affiliate) earns a commission when a customer (the publisher) clicks a monetized link or buys a product that’s promoted on a site. If you’ve ever shopped at Nordstrom, you may have seen that the department store affiliates get a piece of the action when you make a purchase at the store. That’s affiliate marketing in action!
Now, you might be wondering, how exactly do I get paid when somebody clicks a monetized link or makes a purchase from a promoted product? The answer is called a referral fee. When somebody clicks a monetized link or makes a purchase from a promoted product, the business owner of the site where the link or product is found gets a small commission. But since you’re not directly connected to the transaction, you don’t get paid by the website owner. The upside is that you don’t have to worry about collecting any sales information from your subscribers. The downside is that you don’t get paid directly by the transaction.
While there are multiple ways to make money from home, not all of them will suit your needs. So take some time to read up on the various options available and then pick out the one that seems most appealing to you.