One of the best known ways to make money online is through affiliate marketing.
What this simply means is that you help in promoting someone else product or service and earn commission from your effort. The opportunity this gives you is enormous in the sense that you are probably doing just one thing and that is promotion. All the other aspects of the work is done by the owner of the product or service. For example:
- You are not going to bother yourself about the product’s creation; you just search for a good product and promote it.
- You are not concern about the technical work require in setting up the product
- You may not even have website of your own to promote the product.
- You may use different means and free promotional platforms to market the product.
- You get paid for each sale you make through your promotional effort.
Affiliate marketing is one of the highly recommended ways of making money online and this same opportunity is now available for you to grab with FasteCash.com affiliate marketing system.
To promote products and services on FasteCash.com marketplace, you will need to register for an account on FasteCash. There are two types of account on FasteCash; Normal (Personal Account) and Classic (Merchant Account). You need any of the two to be an affiliate marketer. FasteCash Normal account is a personal account which you can use to buy things online via FasteCash system and it is free. You don’t necessarily need to upgrade your FasteCash account to Classic account or merchant account for you to promote products listed at FasteCash.com marketplace.
To pick a product for promotion, just visit the FasteCash marketplace, then search for an interesting product that you can promote. Note that some products on the platform do not accept affiliate promotion. A product that has affiliate promotion will have Promolink hyperlink at the bottom of its listing.
Let us look at a typical example of how you can start to promote products listed at FasteCash marketplace.
Case Study – Promoting Article Writing E-course
There is this article writing course that we are promoting. The title is Start Writing Great Articles and Make N80,000 – N120,000 Monthly. Is a hot e-course and it sells for just N3,000.00 (three thousand naira only).
Anyone that promotes the e-course makes 50% commission per sale. You can click here to see the sales page.
This product is listed at FasteCash marketplace. But if you go to the marketplace, you may probably not find it at the first page on marketplace because of other existing products that have set it to the other deeper page of the platform. But you can search for it using a particular keyword. The type of keyword may be found in the title of the product or its description.
We will use the keyword “article writing” to locate it at FasteCash marketplace.
Steps to Start Promoting Products on FasteCash Marketplace
- Search through the marketplace by browsing through the products’ pages or you can search through a keyword of your choice like, “make money”, “affiliate marketing”, “dating”, “lose weight” etc. But for the purpose of this tutorial, we are going to use “article writing”
In the image above, you can see how the keyword “article writing” is entered into Keyword text box.
Click the submit button to start the search. Thre are about 19 Search results with this keyword search and fortunately, the product we are looking for is the one at the top with the title: “Start Writing Great Articles and Make N80,000 – N120,000.00 monthly”.
- You can see that the Price is N3,000.00 and the commission is 50%. There are other links below the Price and the Commission percentage with the anchor words “Visit Site” and “Promolink” respectively. If you click “Visit Site”, you will be taken to the sale page of the site for more details about the product while “promolink” will give you a window for you to register as an affiliate for the product. Note that any product that has no promolink does not accept affiliate promotion. So, for you to promote, you have to look for a product that accept affiliate promotion. Now, click on the “Promolink”, a pop up window will display like the one shown below.
- Enter your FasteCash Username and Password on the corresponding text boxes provided respectively. Then click the button “Create”
- The system will generate an affiliate link like the one in the image below that you can use for your promotion.Copy the link and save it somewhere. You can post the link on your facebook wall or fan page, twitter, google plus and other social media. You can also post the link on your blog, forums and to your mailing list if you have one.When someone clicks the link just as the link sample stated above, http://www.fastecash.com/affiliates?affid=3&p_id=1582, the person is redirected to the sale page of the product. Then, if the customer makes payment you will earn 50% as commission of the sale.
How Does the Affiliate System Works
When someone clicks your affiliate link, he is redirected to the sale page. A cookie is stored on the visitor’s system for the next 30 days so that if he makes payment within 30 days of clicking your link to the sale page, the commission will still be credited to you.
If the visitor pays for the product then you will earn commission which will be credited to your FasteCash account. Still using our sample product of the article writing e-course, when the payment is made, FasteCash.com takes 2.5% of the money as the processing fee, then the remaining is split between you and the product owner since the merchant is willing to give you 50% of the commission out of what he or she earns.
So, for the article writing e-course, the amount to split with the merchant is N2,925.00 after 2.5% processing fee of FasteCash has been removed. The merchant gets N1,462.50 and you also get N1,462.50 as your 50% commission. The money is credited into your FasteCash account and you can withdraw it from the account to your bank account.
Please note that there is no commission for you if you are the one buying the product for yourself. In that case, it is for your personal use and you are not inviting anybody. Also note that you may lose your commission if the program discovers that you are trying to manipulate the system . So, make sure you are doing it rightly and earn legitimate money through the system.