Affiliate Links And The Domain Name
Driving Traffic to The Domain Name w Affiliate Links
- The free way.
- The cheap way.
- The expensive way.
The free way to get traffic is by type-ins (if the domain is good), and by taking advantage of
- social networking sites,
- email campaigns,
- search engine referrals, and
- any other free marketing methods you can develop.
You can respond to forums & use your link as your signature. Go to social networking sites & tell your “friends” about your site. Put links in an eBook & offer it for a free download.
Create a video with the domain advertised in a subscript, and circulate it online. The sky is the limit.
As long as you aren’t spamming or breaking any rules or terms of service, then you have almost unlimited free resources to drive traffic. Also, this is where it can pay off if you purchase an expired domain with existing traffic (or bulk of expired domains), and then point them to your site.
To get cheap traffic, you will actually use PPC campaign and banner advertising methods. Once again, the key here is to invest a low price for traffic to then gain a higher price for clicks on your ads.
To do this, seek the absolute lowest bids on keywords, but build as many keywords as possible. You can create multiple campaigns, with up to 500 “cheap” keywords for each campaign.
You will not get as many clicks per keyword, so it is important to get as many as possible.
Also, use cheap pay-per-click companies. GoClick.com will allow you to bid as low as $0.01 per click.
If you use creative banner advertising with Adwords, it could be even lower. You can then drive large amounts of traffic to your site for dirt cheap prices.
Then, you can reap the profits for the clicks you receive in return. Avoid companies that use automated robots, etc.
Track The Domain Name Progress and Collect Profits
If you get really talented at doing brokerage, you could literally almost double your investment (or more). The key is to start slow, and spend cautiously.
One Word of Caution:
Read Also, be very careful to read all of the fine print The last thing you want is to get banned by the company you were using to generate click revenue.
Use Affiliate Links for Domains
Another way to make money with domains is by using them with affiliate links. This idea is similar to PPC brokerage, only you are using your own affiliate links to earn commissions (instead of PPC ads).
You simply sign up with an affiliate company, place your own special referral links on a page, and drive traffic to the domain’s page. You can then earn large commissions if they visitor makes a purchase.
There are lots of different affiliate programs on the web, and each one deals with different kinds of products. The table below lists some of the best affiliate programs online.
- CJ.com (Commission Junction)
These programs allow you to earn commissions on anything from digital products to tangible products.
These usually pay on a CPA (cost per action) basis. In other words, you only earn commission if the visitor clicks on your referral link, and then performs a certain action. This “action” can be anything from making a purchase, to signing up with an account.
With eBay’s affiliate program, you can earn money (up to $20) for each new account that you refer (if they make a purchase/bid within a specified time period), or you can earn a percentage of the sales price. Here is how you can start cashing in on these affiliate programs.
First, you will have to go to the company of your choice & sign up for an account. Most companies have a quick approval & affiliate accounts are almost always free to join. For extra leverage, you may even want to sign up for more than one affiliate program.
Next, you will want to create a simple 1 page site just like you would with the ppc brokerage. You can then place your affiliate links on the page. Some programs will give you access to text links, special links with product pictures, and more.
After you got your links set up on your page, you can redirect all of your domains to the site. So here again, this is where obtaining expired domains with traffic can be lucrative. (particularly if you own domains in bulk proportions). Simply forward the domains to the single site.
Once you have the site set up & your domains forwarded to the site (or set up as a sub domain) then you should start seeing traffic.
Sell Your Links or Ad Space on Domain Parked Pages
Entrepreneurs have now realized that backlinks can be valuable as well. This opened up a market to “link selling” and people now sell back links on their websites, some links can go as much as $200 a piece or more..
if you have a domain that is generating traffic, you can offer to forward the domain to a site for a yearly/monthly fee. Secondly, you could build a simple one page site (or full website), write articles, and sell the back link.
Sell a Forwarding / Redirect Service
You just need a domain that has some traffic and a search engine presence. A domain that was used with a website, then it will almost always have traffic.
You can then market a “redirect” or “forwarding” service. Firstly , make a simple listing on an appropriate auction site or website offering their service for sale. Check your traffic logs to see how many unique visits the domain is receiving.
You can subsequently offer to redirect the traffic to the domain, to the buyer’s site for a given amount of time (weeks, months, years, etc.). You can do this with multiple domains. You keep ownership, but the buyer will get the traffic. Simply log in to the account, redirect the domain to the new URL, and forward the domain to the buyer’s site.
How much should you charge for this service? A typical back link can cost anywhere from $5-$1000 a year (or more).
You could calculate the cost of the traffic as if a ppc campaign was being used. So let’s assume you have an expired domain that receives 100 unique visitors per day. Take 100 visitors and multiply by 0.01.
The $0.01 represents traffic if purchased from a ppc company like Goclick.com. This works out to be $1/day. So the domain is worth at least $365 because it can generate this revenue in a year
If you are selling the service, however, you would probably want to offer a lower price to give the buyer an extra incentive to buy your redirect service. This is a quick & easy way to make money with domains, with almost no work involved.
Remember those companies I mentioned earlier that offer “100,000 hits in one month for $xx.xx?” One way this is done is by investing large amounts of money into expired domains with good traffic figures. But never forget your Affiliate links to the domain you own._nq