Extra Money the Creative Way

Extra Money the Creative Way

If you are anything like me, you are living paycheck to paycheck.  No doubt, by the end of the month, you are scraping for money. When birthdays or Christmas’ roll around, you get depressed because there isn’t extra money in the bank account to buy gifts.  For this reason, you may have maxed out all your credit cards.

Are you tired of feeling this way? Trust me, I understand what you are going through.

I spent months looking for ways to make extra money along with working my full-time job.  I didn’t really want to leave the house in the evenings to work another job. I’m not young anymore and didn’t think my stamina was up to it.  I started looking online trying to find ways to make extra money.  I am a very skeptical cautious person and wasn’t going to trust the first thing that came my way.

After months of searching, I finally came across a website that claims to help a person make extra money.  My mission was on to find anything and everything negative about this website.   Was it a scam?  I searched for anything that would lead me to believe this company was a scam.  After much research, I couldn’t find anything that led me to believe it was a scam. I decided to join to see where it would lead me. The website is called Wealthy Affiliate.  On this website, there is a community of people willing to help each other.  For more info, go to www.wealthyaffiliate.com

Affiliate Marketing

What is Affiliate Marketing you ask? Affiliate Marketing is an arrangement by which an online retailer pays a commission to an external website for traffic or sales generated from its referrals.  Still confused?  In other words, getting paid to promote or advertise someone else’s service or product. Each time they make a sale from a person you directed to their website you receive a commission.  Sounds easy?  Well, it is, but this where your creativity comes into play. Below are steps to beginning an Affiliate Marketing to see if this is for you:

What you need to know before you begin:

  1.  Decide your niche – choose something you are familiar with or enjoy very much
  2.  Create a website or blog – you will need a website to place links to product or services
  3.  Content – you can blog, sell or review products on your site. 

Affiliate Marketing does take a lot of work and dedication.  If you think this is something for you, I suggest reading my page on how to find your niche.