Creating Wealth with Affiliate Programs:
Getting Rich with No Money Down
by Sean Gum
The question I am asked the most is, "How can I create
additional income streams if I don't have any money to get
started?" This article is going to teach you exactly that -
how to create additional income streams using the Internet
- without requiring any money to get started...
If you search for Work-at-Home or Make Money Online, you
will have literally millions of websites to visit that
promise you the next best way to get rich... for a fee...
You can spend hundreds of dollars researching all of the
business opportunities on the Internet. But more times than
not, the money you spend only supplies information on
everything else you need to buy to get started.
Well have no fear! I am going to show you some of the
secrets I use to creating income streams with no money down!
I realize that a lot of you are living paycheck to
paycheck. Everything coming in, quickly goes right back
out. My intention of writing this article is to help you
break out of this cycle with Affiliate Programs.
What are Affiliate Programs?
Affiliate Programs are used to promote a product or service
through a cost-per-action advertising model. Simply put,
website owners will pay you a commission for every person
you send to their website that either buys their product or
service, or perform some other type of action such as
filling out a survey...
Amazon.com built a huge following by utilizing Affiliate
Programs. A website owner simply put a unique link on their
website that Amazon.com provided them. Every time someone
clicked on their unique link and ordered a book, the
website owner would be paid a commission - usually a
percentage of sales.
Banner ads or text ads are used to drive the traffic to the
affiliate website. For example, one website might say
"Click here to order Sean's Latest Book." When someone
clicks on the link, it will go to exactly where they can
order the book at Amazon.com.
High traffic websites benefit greatly by this business
model since they can drive a lot of people to the affiliate
websites which results in a lot of commissions being earned.
But what if I don't have a website?!
I know, you don't have a website, right? Or maybe you do,
but you don't get a lot of traffic? I have good news...
BLOGS = FREE TRAFFIC
Over the last couple years, a new type of website has come
onto the scene. They are called BLOGS. A blog is like a
personal diary of articles that you post that people can
read and comment on.
A couple examples:
You can use a BLOG to drive visitors to affiliate links
without having to have a website. If you look at the
fortunedreams blog above, you will notice that at the end
of every article is a link that says "Click here for FREE
Information on Working at Home-FortuneDreams.com"
If you click on that link, it will go to an affiliate link
which redirects you to a free survey to fill out.
For every person that completes that free survey, I get
paid $2.25. Not too bad, eh?
So How Do I Do It?
Step 1: Open a free affiliate account. Go to
http://www.magmoney.com and join the affiliate program
there. This affiliate program will allow you to earn $2.25
for every free survey completed.
Step 2: Login to your affiliate account. At the top of the
screen, you will see some TABS. Click on the tab that says
"CREATE YOUR LINKS." Then click on the link that says
"CLICK HERE To get banner and text link code to advertise
our three different websites."
The first website listed will allow you to refer other
people to join the MagMoney Affiliate Program. For every
person that signs up through your link, you will get paid
75 cents for every person THEY get to complete a free
survey. (You might not want to promote this one until later
- when you have a friend that wants to do what you are
doing... You can then get paid on their efforts!)
The second website listed will allow you to send traffic to
a weight loss website. If you want to create a blog about
weight loss, then you will want to use this for your
The third website listed will allow you to send traffic to
a Work at Home website. If you want to create a blog about
Working at Home, then you will want to use this for your
Step 3: Decide which website you want to promote from Step
#2, and click on the CLICK HERE that is next to it to
create your unique affiliate link.
Once you do that, you will get a list with your unique
affiliate link along with about 10 banner ads. Disregard
the banner ads since we will not be using them on the Blog.
Step 4: Write down the affiliate link that is listed under
the heading "Basic Affiliate Url:".
If you are doing a weight loss blog, your link would look
something like this:
(Except all on one line.)
Step 5: Go to http://www.Blogger.com and create a free Blog
Step 6: Go ahead and create your first blog, whether it is
for Work at Home or Weight Loss.
Step 7: Post articles to your Blog with your affiliate link
posted at the end of every article you post. (Refer back to
http://fortunedreams.blogspot.com to get an idea of what to
Do the same thing I did with the "Click here for FREE
Information on Working at Home-FortuneDreams.com" But make
sure you link it back to YOUR unique affiliate link that
you wrote down from Step #4.
Where Do I Find Articles?
The easiest way would be to simply copy them from one of my
blogs listed in the examples above. Or visit one of the
free article websites such as
http://www.SubmitYourArticle.com . There are literally
thousands of articles for the taking. You will want to
search for articles that fit the topic of the link you are
For example, if you are promoting the Work at Home link,
you would want articles pertaining to Work at Home.
Step 8: Promote your Blog! There are hundreds of Blog
Directories and RSS Directories that you can submit to that
are free of charge. When you create a blog at
http://www.Blogger.com, you also get a free RSS feed of
your Blog. You simply add /atom.xml to the end of your Blog.
The blog http://fortunedreams.blogspot.com/ would be
http://fortunedreams.blogspot.com/atom.xml as an RSS feed.
This allows you to submit it to all the RSS and Blog
Directories that you can find...
Step 9: VERY IMPORTANT: After EVERY article that you post
to your blog, go to http://www.pingomatic.com and submit
your blog. Click on ALL the Services to Ping and then
This tells many of the popular Blog directories that you
have a new article posted. The more articles you post, the
higher your ranking (and the more traffic they will send
So be sure to do this after every article you post.
Step 10: Post new articles on your Blog several times a
day. Try to post at least a dozen or more new articles on a
daily basis to achieve the best results.
So there you have it! A completely, absolutely free way to
start generating income with the Internet from the comfort
of your own home...
Of course you can repeat the process over and over again
creating as many blogs as you want. You can also use this
method with any of the hundreds of other affiliate programs
on the Internet.
Utilizing this method, you should be able to build up an
extra income from several hundred dollars a month to
several thousand - depending on how hard you work at it.
Now that you are earning a little bit of pocket money, put
$250 aside for a special opportunity to turn it into
hundreds of thousands of dollars with the ultimate
I'll tell you all about it in my next article about my
favorite Business Model - Network Marketing...
Good luck and God bless!
About the Author:
Sean Gum is the president of Magnificent Enterprises, Inc
and founder of GroupLeads.com a leading Internet leads
generation company. He offers a free newsletter on how to
create wealth on the Internet utilizing three distinct
business models. Sign up for free at