On February 16, 2009 by Anand Subramanian. · 6 comments so far
Since my last post on my recent earnings from affiliate marketing, a few of my close friends asked me about affiliate marketing and how to make money from affiliate programs.
Making money with Affiliate Programs is easy and returns are way better than adsense. Adsense pays you per click where as affiliate marketing is all about CPA (Cost Per Action), which means you get paid when a visit clicks to the advertiser page and completes an action. The action be buying something, filling up a form or signing up to a service.
There are a lot of companies that are into affiliate marketing and a few which are worth signing up from my personal experience are
I have not been accepted into many top affiliate programs because its hard for Indians to get into one of these networks. Also, its best to stick with one or two networks that work best so that you do not get confused. I am not sure if Adsense can be replaced with money from Affiliate sales/conversions as it really depends on testing them. If you have a site which performs well with adsense, looking at the ads that run on them should give you an idea why people click on them. If it is a product based site, amazon products might bring in some extra bucks your way.
You can also make money with affiliate programs of popular services, like if you refer friends to survery sites or sites like that. if you do not mind spamming friends 😉 I will try to cover some of the ways I make money with affiliate marketing soon.