hmmmmm interesting title, huh.
Well, actually, I'm pretty serious. You can make some extra cash. It's actually pretty easy and only requires a little effort. Disclosure: This is NOT a gimmick...lol. This is NOT a paid advertisement...lol.
But there are requirements. The first is you must have access to a computer. Second, you must have a name. I would also advise people to get a PayPal account. But you don’t need one.
And well, that’s pretty much it.
I know what you’re thinking. "So, what do I have to do?"
It's pretty simple. You have to ‘promote’ my online store at Zazzle. If I haven’t lost you yet, keep reading, it really isn’t that hard to do.
If you notice the side bar on my page, you can see this box with my products in it, all you have to do is place one of those on your blog and when someone clicks it and buys something, you get a referral fee. It's really that simple.
I actually have been doing pretty well at Zazzle and I am praying that my little on-line business can actually allow me to work at home and be with the munchkin’s full time. I have been promoting the store like crazy and in return have been wreaking the benefits.
I can’t afford any advertising at this time, so I have been doing all the advertising myself and that is why I haven't been blogging as much as I use to.
Then it hit me, why not let my friends in on it and let them make some extra cash. I’m sure I’m not the only one that needs it. I figured were all looking to make some extra money, so it’s a win win for everyone. So here is how it WORKS. Yes, folks, I said that dirty word. WORK.
There are two ways to do this. First, you can promote the store out of the kindness of your heart and not make a dime. No? Didn’t think so. But I thought I’d mention it.
Or, you can register at Zazzle and be a part of the Associate Referral Program. You don't need to open a shop. You don't need to create a design. You don't need to post any items for sale. You just need to register and get your very own referral number that can be tagged to my shop and/or products and then pass the links to friends and family with your referral number already attached and earn some cash! (kind of like amazon and adsence)
What will the Associate Program get you if you refer one of my products and a sale is made? You will get a 15% - 32% commission! Zazzle will pay you a commission (referral fee) for each sale that you refer to Zazzle from your site, your blog, email, or any offline marketing that use. It’s all automatic.
Just click on your site and hit ‘earnings’ and it will tell you all the activity and how much you earned and just watch it go up.
But as I said, the dirty word is WORK. If you really want to make more money, then you can do what I do and promote it more. It comes down to this, the more you promote, the more you make. No rocket science here folks. This is also NOT a get rich scheme. The more work you do promoting, the more money you make.
If you don't have the time to promote, that's ok, I didnt for the longest time, so all you can do is just place the widget on your blog (like I did) and let your blog do the work. Won’t make as much as if you’re out promoting, but then again, you don’t really have to do anything either. I will tell you, the more readers you have, the more chances of people clicking on the 'ad'.
I even used my ‘store link’ as my signature line in discussion groups and things like that. I also used Craig’s list promoting a product here and there to bring in traffic.
You can even promote products using your face book/ twitter/ MySpace accounts. You can get as creative as possible.
So the question is, “well, how do I get cash?” It’s really very simple, if someone clicks to my store from your referral page, (must have referral number) and they buy something, then you get the referral fee. That’s it! Basically, you just place the widget on your site and someone clicks it and buys something, you get the referral cash. Basically, once you’re up and running, you don’t have to do anything if you don’t want to.
So why am I doing this?
Well, I would love to say that I’m such a nice guy and I want to help, but I would be lying. I am a miserable person. Kidding, well, sort of kidding. The fact is, the more I sell, the more money I make. The more my store is published; the chances are that more customers will come and the more sales I can make.
Now, here is where it gets interesting. If someone clicks on my store from your site and does not like my products but finds a product that someone else made, then you still get the referral fee. They don’t have to buy my stuff for you to make money. Sucks for me, but hey, I’m hoping they stay in my store once they are there.
Disclosure time, zazzle is not new to me, but this offering people to promote my stuff is. I can't see how this is a bad thing for anyone.
So to get the ball rolling, I'm offering, just for now, a little something special. If you stick the widget (ad) on your site, I will put your blog ad (badge) on my site for a month. (It's all I could offer right now). So not only do you get a referral fee but you get free advertising. How can you beat that?
I got to tell you, I have made money in my store. (I wouldn’t keep doing it if I didn’t)and the majority of people who have come to my shop were referred from somewhere else. (Zazzle put’s a little R on a sold product to let you know that it was from a referral). I figure if I let people refer my store, this can only help my sales and in return, help others looking for a little extra cash.
So there you go folks.
If this post totally confused you, then please just ask me. It really is easy. If you decide you want to do this, please let me know so I can grab your ad and place it on my blog.
I do have two stores, so your more then happy to promote one or both.
ok, i got a few emails with people having problems. I tried to do it myself as a associate only and Im having problems too...lol. I will have it all figured out by the afternoon. Please check back. This is the first time I'm doing this so I have to ask the other shop owners how they did it. Sorry guys, I will get it all figured out.