Hundreds of people profit from free affiliate programs everyday. This is a great opportunity as you can profit either with or without your own website. Literally anyone with Internet access can profit from affiliates.
The way it works is that a company has products that they need to sell. These companies offer others a certain percentage of each sale that they refer. The person creating the referral does not pay anything to join and does not have to deal with packaging and shipping the item. When it comes down to it both the retailer and the affiliate benefit from these free programs.
So now that you know what a free affiliate program is, you need to know how to implement it in order to start making money. The first thing you need to do is to find the best affiliate program you can find that is selling what you want to promote. This can be done by going to almost any website on your topic and looking for a link that says affiliates or partners. While not every company has an affiliate program, most do. If you do not find one on your first couple tries do not worry, just keep looking until you find one.
There are a few websites that house hundreds of free affiliate programs in which you can apply for and manage through their site. These sites are especially useful if you want to promote several different programs. These affiliate hubs are not required and you can be very successful without them.
How do free affiliate programs work? You just find the program in which you want to promote, sign up and once you are approved you will receive a special link. This link is a very unique URL that tracks when someone purchases a product through it. Once a sale is made the company sends money your way.
The amount of money you will receive per sale depends on the free affiliate program that you signed up for. Most companies offer on average about five to ten percent commission on every sale. Some companies will give you so much money for every referral you send to them whether they buy a product or not. Just take a look into each companys guidelines before signing up and find the one that best suites your needs.
If you own a website you can just post the link or banner on your website and let your viewers find it. If you do not own a website you can promote your link by telling friends and family or by pay per click advertising. Google adwords is a very popular pay per click program in which you pay them a set price for every click someone makes on your ad. If noone clicks you do not pay. If you can write a good ad you will find that you can make a lot of profit doing this. If you write a bad ad that no one is interested in then you may waste money.
There are many other ways to promote free affiliate programs. You may be able to think of better ways that I have stated above. It does not matter how you do it as long as you get people to buy from your link.
Joshua Spaulding is an author and webmaster of http://ez-onlinemoney.com where he gives free training on how to Make Money Online. Joshua also owns a Quality Article Directory at http://www.articlesarea.com
view other articles by Joshua Spaulding