This Article is About
how to make money
selling on ebay
internet marketer
people search
affiliate business
cup of tea
affiliate marketing
How To Make Money Online By Becoming An Affiliate
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

Have you ever thought about trying to make money online but just didn't even know where to begin?

Don't feel as though you are alone. It happens to all of us who want to start a home-based business using the internet.

My fascination with the internet happened in the late 1980s before the internet became what it is today.

We didn't have browsers like Internet Explorer, Netscape, Firefox, or Chrome back then. The internet consisted basically of bulletin boards that one could sign into by setting up a username and account. And what we really thought was so incredibly cool back then was being able to use an application called SABRE (Semi-Automatic Business Research Environment) for booking airline reservations.

SABRE and the internet have come a long way since then.

But even back then I knew that if I could just come up with a product that I could sell online, I could be successful.

The problem was I didn't have a product.

I tried several different things along the way in the 1990s and early 2000s.

For instance, I tried selling on Ebay, and I signed up for a dropshipping company to see if I could make money online. But even though I knew people who were successful doing these things, it was never my cup of tea and my heart just wasn't there. So I continued to drift along with my dream always in my head, but no concrete way to achieve it.

Then 2008 came alonng and my life changed forever!

It was in July of 2008 that I discovered Tissa Godavitarne and affiliate marketing.

Tissa had been a successful internet marketer for a number of years in the people search niche, quietly working behind the scenes to earn a living. But in March of 2008 he decided to launch his people search business as an affiliate program.

The affiliate business is terrific for people just starting out in internet marketing because they don't need to have their own product. They can simply market somebody elses product(s) and earn money for any sales they make. They don't have to stock any product or handle any payment processing. That's all done for them and they simply collect their commissions.

What attracted me to Tissa's ACME People Search Business platform was that he wasn't selling just one product. The entire platform was built around several products in the people search niche, including Clickbank products as well as MyLife, and others. MyLife eventually decided to get out of the affiliate business, but ACME People Search (APS) continues to evolve with the times. Now affiliates can earn with companies like GVO and GDI, as well as earn residual income from referral fees by telling others about APS.

So you aren't putting all your eggs in one basket, as the old adage states. You have multiple income streams available to make money online.

The other attractive element of APS is that approximately 30% of all searches done online are people search related. So the niche is huge and has room for a large group of affiliates. That is why we've seen several other companies enter into the people search realm online. It's very profitable.

So, if you are considering starting a home based business in order to make money online then I would suggest you first investigate affiliate businesses.

Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
How To Make Money In Online Business
Where Do You Start? Trying to find a way of making money online that suits you best? Are you totally confused about where to start?  It's utterly baffling. There are promises of instant money here and massive riches over there. It's a complete minefield. Maybe you have already tried a few programs…
By: Rob Gall in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Affiliate Revenue   Oct 06, 2011  
  Likes: 6

Be Technically And Tactfully Proficient In Your Online Business
Providing leadership in today's online world is a must. We have all kinds of individuals trying to build teams of followers that they often leave behind the uneducated marketer. These are the people that are trying to get into internet marketing and are not technically or tactfully proficient. They are…
  Likes: 4

Learning How to Make Money Online
When you are a newbie , trying to make money on the internet is one of the most difficult things there is. I am a single mother of two boys , requiring a lot of my attention as both kids are ADHD and my eldest disabled. Thus being unemployed and…
By: Maritza in  Reference and Education  >  Online Education   Jan 20, 2012  
  Likes: 12

How to Make Money Online In 2013
Is it possible to make money online? Yes. Even in 2013? Yes. Every person has experienced their fair share of scams, has researched for real programs that would actually work, and had their fantasies about how they would spend all the money they made from online. Well, let me tell…
By: J. Stretch in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Internet Marketing   Jul 05, 2013  
  Likes: 2

How to Make Money Online Writing - The Basics
With the current status of the economy worldwide many people have either found themselves out of work entirely, or needing to supplement their income. One of the best ways that you can do this is to provide a writing service to others. With a little bit of time investment, and…
By: Tony28 in  Writing and Speaking  >  Writing   May 15, 2014  
  Likes: 1

How to Make Money with WordPress
These days just about everyone are on the internet. Whether it be on Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, or any of the half dozen other social media sites, people are connected to the web. Blogging has become very popular and many people have their own personal blogs dedicated to just about everything.…
By: James Doro in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Blogging   Jul 14, 2011  
  Likes: 1

How To Make Money Writing Articles Online
If  you enjoy writing then this is something you should definitely think about otherwise you are leaving money on the table. I am going to show you how to make money by writing articles and submitting them online. This is possibly one of the most recommended ways to make passive…
  Likes: 0

How to Make Money Online - Beginner
You want to make some money online but not sure where to start. I want to start off by stating that their is no such thing as push button or run on autopilot business. you do have to invest time and effort in any business. So if you are looking…
By: Cassie 1 in  Business  >  Marketing   Aug 16, 2013  
  Likes: 0

How to Make Money Online Writing Articles
Alright alright so its obvious you wanna make money. So on here i am going to show How to make money online writing articles And its pretty clear theres more scams online than anyone can count but plain and simple you can make money just writing articles you write the…
By: Mr Knowledgepants in  Writing and Speaking  >  Article Marketing   Dec 05, 2011  
  Likes: 0

How To Make Money Doing Work You Love
When trying to generate cash online, so many people just jump right on in even without being prepared properly. Of course, it stands to reason that in order to become a a proctologist, a dentist, a truck driver, a psychologist, or a neurophysicist, there are many things you have to…
By: Bill Westman in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Ecommerce   Jan 22, 2012  
  Likes: 0

How To Make Money While Retired
HOW TO MAKE MONEY WORKING WHILE RETIRED Most retirees today need to find extra income in order to live comfortably. After the market crashes of the recent past, many retirees find that the savings they counted on have been greatly reduced. Many people struggle just to meet living expenses. Travel…
By: Don Maddox in  Finance   Mar 08, 2013  
  Likes: 0

How To Make Money Online From Home - Getting Started
When it comes to learning how to make money online from home it can be hard to know where to start. With so many options out there where is one to start? That is why I would like to go over the different ways you can start earning an income…
By: james26 in  Internet and Businesses Online   Oct 19, 2012  
  Likes: 1

Want to Know How to Make Money Online?
Well if you're reading this then your answer to the title is obviously "yes". Maybe you don't make much money online or don't even know where to get started. It's hard to find true and legitimate ways online to make money. You could search all day and only find scams…
By: Brandon in  Home Based Business   Mar 09, 2011  
  Likes: 0

How to Make Money Blogging
It seems that almost everyone has a blog these days. But few people make much, if any, money with their blogs. This article will show you how to make money blogging and direct you to where you can find more information. There are many ways to make money with a…
By: Daniel Williams in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Blogging   Mar 17, 2011  
  Likes: 3

How to make money for kids
You can make money in various ways, but three come to mind immediately: - by stealing (or through dishonest means) - by working for someone else - by working for yourself. How to make money for kids – start small grow big with your own business If you work for…
By: Jerry in  Home Based Business   Feb 28, 2011  
  Likes: 1

Article Views: 1491    Report this Article