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Q: web money ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: web money
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: narnia-ga
List Price: $50.00
Posted: 25 Oct 2003 11:50 PDT
Expires: 24 Nov 2003 10:50 PST
Question ID: 269642
i have been looking 4 a way to make money with my websites.
i saw affiliate programs and therest.
but u have to pay to get the secrets.
are there not sitesz that offer this free.
then i need to know of more ways to make money with my webpage.
Subject: Re: web money
Answered By: robertskelton-ga on 25 Oct 2003 17:05 PDT
Hi there,

Ultimately the best way to make money from websites is to make great
websites that people want to visit.

Easy ways to make money online

I don't wish to sound too cynical, but many online "how to make money
using the internet" experts are telling the truth - they are making
lots of money, but only by selling lots of well written copy to people
who want to make an easy buck. They never just sell the book; they run
an affiliate scheme and get you to sell the book for them. I have yet
to find a good book on this topic in a bookstore.
Just like someone who sells horse racing tips, or a psychic who
predicts lottery numbers, you have to ask yourself why they aren't
doing it themselves.

These are the ways to make money online, but don't expect them to be

1. Come up with a brand new idea.
2. Have something that people want to buy.
3. Have a web site that people want to visit, and make money from
advertising or affiliate links.

You mention that you have websites. If they are wonderful websites,
then there are legal ways to make money from them, as I describe
below. If they aren't that amazing, then to make money from them you
would need to trick people into visiting them, by either tricking
search engines (which results in getting your site banned pretty
quickly) or sending out bulk spam email (which is illegal).

The original way to make money from your website was to place a banner
ad at the top of each page. It has since been proven that text ads get
a higher click-through rate. In my experience, if a banner ad is
relevant to the content of your web site, and the ad very clearly
offers something that your visitors might like, then click-through
rates can be almost as good as text ads.

Here are some companies that pay you in exchange for placing ads on
your site:

Google AdSense
AdWords are text ads which relate to the content of your web pages,
dynamically generated by Google. You earn money when users click on
AdWords ads displayed on your site.

Burst Media
Sites must be in English, live and have current traffic of at least
5,000 page views per month.

Earn a 65% monthly payout on all advertising revenue your website

Tribal Fusion
Receive 55% of the revenue generated by banner ads.

Targeted banner advertising insures that you only display banners
specifically relating to the subject of your web site.
Very similar to Google AdSense.

More here...,_Banners,_and_Exchanges/?il=1

Affiliate Programs
You make an agreement with a company to place banner or text ads on
your site. If someone click on the links, you either get a few cents
for the click-through, or a commission if they end up purchasing

Usually you need to earn a certain amount, like $25, before they will
send you a check. Good programs will provide reports on the number of
times the ads are displayed, and the rate of click-throughs.

Many companies run their own affiliate schemes, but it is easiest to
use a third party:

Commission Junction 
Best feature: your earnings from different merchants are pool




More here...

If any part of my answer is unclear, or if you need more details on
any of the above, just ask for a clarification and I'll get back to

Best wishes,

Request for Answer Clarification by narnia-ga on 27 Oct 2003 09:25 PST
u have done well.
but can u help with more merchants that offer the same service as click bank

Clarification of Answer by robertskelton-ga on 27 Oct 2003 23:40 PST
Clickbank is a middleman between providers of digital products and
affiliates. Are you interested in finding more middlemen that deal
solely in digital products (ie nothing physical ever gets shipped), or
just more general third-party affiliate programs like Commission
Junction, LinkShare and BeFree etc?

Also, is there a particular region that you are interested in, other
than USA-based and general international services?

Request for Answer Clarification by narnia-ga on 11 Nov 2003 08:37 PST
but what i am interested in is two things.
1.affiliate programs where i can make money and be paid as foreigner
like someone in africa or asia,there are little or none who accept
then services like click who would deal with foreigners too.
no 3,is there any of them that one could work with make money then
help open a credit acc so u could make purchases online or  use the
money for whatever the affiliate might want.

Clarification of Answer by robertskelton-ga on 13 Nov 2003 15:43 PST
Hi again,

Unfortunately it is very difficult to join the affiliate sites unless
you live in Europe or USA/Canada. I am based in Australia, and many of
the programs won't accept me.

I tried to set up a dummy account with Commission Junction, LinkShare,
BeFree and some of the smaller programs. I entered real website URLs,
appropriate traffic figures, and everything else that should enable me
to join. The only difference was that I put a Nigerian address. In
each case my application was rejected, withot specifying why.

The rejection email typically went like this:

"We regret to inform you that your application for a publisher account
in the XXXX network has been denied due to ineligibility for

All I can suggest is browsing African and Asian websites and look for
affiliate links, and try to sign up with the same companies.

There will be some individual schemes out there that will let anyone
join, but I was unable to find a directory of such schemes.

Regarding your second question, occasionally affiliate programs let
you use your earnings to purchase their own products - but I have
never seen one which gives you a PayPal type account for spending
where you want.

Request for Answer Clarification by narnia-ga on 15 Nov 2003 02:32 PST
thanks u said that occasionally affiliate programs let
you use your earnings to purchase their own products ,which programs
are these and how do they work,and which programs do they offer?

Clarification of Answer by robertskelton-ga on 15 Nov 2003 17:59 PST
Here are some examples:

NetStore Cooperative
But better still, you may apply 1.5 times the amount due in commission
to your next purchase through us. So if we owe you $30 in commission,
you may use your commission to buy items to the value of $45 from us.

DNS Made Easy
You can either use your commission to pay for DNS Made Easy services
or may choose to receive a payment. All payments are made via PayPal
or may be sent via check. You decide when you want to be paid and how
you want to be paid for each commission check.

My Pleasure
Can my commissions be used to purchase products?
Yes, we realize that our Affiliates may very well be our customers. In
fact, if you would like to use your commission to buy products, we
will automatically give you 10% off any purchase.

Can I use my commissions towards purchases at 
Yes. You may use your available balance towards purchases at
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