The title sounds a little more deceiving than it actually is and by no means are we suggesting anything unethical. However, every one of us has a friend or friends that simply cannot get enough of Internet shopping. If they are going to spend money, why not make money off it?
Affiliate websites can make a lot of money, especially around the holidays. They are easy to set up and if you can manage to get just your friends to use them at Christmas time, you can put some substantial cash into your pocket. Just about every online store has some type of affiliate program that they use. They may go through another site for their program, but they are more than likely paying people to send them customers.
One of the most popular shopping sites on the Internet is Amazon.com. Because they have their own warehouses and thousands of other vendors that sell on their site, it is very tough to find a better price on many items that they sell. Because of this, most people will go to their site and buy just about everything that they need. You can have your very own Amazon outlet in a matter of minutes.
Once you have your website site up, it is just a matter of driving traffic there so the affiliate commissions can be collected. Now if everyone you know is already using Amazon, why can’t they bookmark your site instead and take your link to Amazon? They have widgets that will enable you to download search tools and even have complete category stores available. Every time they make a purchase, you collect at least 4% of the sale.
It is not unreasonable for people with children to spend thousands of dollars online over the holidays. Ten families that spend $1,000 each will generate over $400 in commissions. Are you going to get rich off it, probably not, but who can’t use an extra $400 over the holiday season. Of course, when they continue to spend money throughout the year, the commissions will continue to add up. The more affiliate links that you have working, the more likely you are to make money. In addition, this is before one outside link has been set up to drive outside traffic to the same site.