In my last article, I discussed what is meant by a “passive” affiliate marketing strategy, and gave some examples of how brands and merchants can use this type of strategy to their advantage.
Here, I will dive into some additional ways to make money online through marketing tactics that are more active than just inviting people to click a link or make an purchase after reading an article.
When someone lands on your site from an organic search, you’ve got a potential customer who is already interested in your product or service. In order to keep them engaged and compel them to make a purchase, you need to have some type of affiliate marketing plan in place. This is where you agree to promote a product or service for a merchant or a brand, and when someone clicks on an affiliate link and buys a product or service related to what they were viewing on your site, you get a small commission.
The advantage of affiliate marketing is that you can get started with very little investment. You don’t need to buy expensive ads, set up complex marketing structures, or gather a list of potential customers. You can simply begin to build your affiliate income-producing pages.
I touched on this briefly in my last article, but e-commerce, or electronic commerce, is another way to make money online. In e-commerce, you are selling products directly to consumers. You don’t need to have a website to conduct e-commerce, as all you need is a mobile phone and a browser.
Some mobile phones even come with e-commerce apps these days, so you can carry out all of the transactions from the convenience of your phone. The advantage of e-commerce is that it can be done anywhere – even when you’re offline.
MatchingApp is an app that connects traders and investors seeking higher yields with digital nomads seeking stable cashflow. It was founded in 2016 and is already available in the App Store and Google Play. If you’re interested in joining the more than 400,000 people who have downloaded the app, you can do so for free.
The app allows you to browse a variety of short-term, high-yield investment opportunities and make instant, secure deposits and withdrawals. One of the features that sets MatchingApp apart from other similar apps is that you can perform searches by geographical location, industry, and investment horizon. This way, you can easily find the right deal for you.
The matching app strategy doesn’t necessarily require you to be an active trader. You can be a retail investor and make money from the dividends and interest earned from the savings you make through the app. Plus, you have the option of short-term investing or lending through the app (with a TARGETTED loan).
Penny Stock Scam
Last but not least, let’s not forget about the infamous penny stock scam. You may have read about this one in the news. Basically, a PENNY STOCK SCAM occurs when an entity creates a false and/or misleading impression in order to make you believe that they are affiliated with, or represent, a brand or a business.
The intention of a penny stock scam is to get you to purchase a stock at a cheap price. So, they’ll start out by using familiar marketing ploys like mentioning popular, successful, and/or well-known brands or individuals in the industry. Then, they’ll talk about how much these famous people or companies love their products. When you start to doubt the legitimacy of the offer, they’ll throw in some small, seemingly insignificant truth to confuse and ensnare you.
This type of tactic usually works like a charm. The problem is that it relies on your gullibility, rather than your intelligence. So, if you’re considering participating in this type of scheme, proceed with caution.
Hopefully, this article will help you navigate the world of online marketing and make some extra cash. If you have other ways to make money online that you’d like to share, please feel free to leave a comment below.