As a seasoned blogger, I like to help out the newbies every now and then and create guides on how to make more cash $$$ from your readers (I mean your family, who you started blogging to help…)
Ebates is a shopping portal that pays out both the reader and the blogger for their affiliate link. And periodically they offer increased bonuses that turbo charge that earning!!
See how you can quickly earn $100? Easy as 1-2-3.. ! So, how can you game it? Well for one, if you don’t have a big readership you could ask friends and family to join, but that’s still quite a small pool. However, if you have a bigger readership, perhaps you could get more of your readers to convert. Here’s a strategy that I just invented for that.. please keep it to yourself.
Focus the readers on the $100 bonus that is earned, and give it away.
Crazy right? You’re trying to earn money here, and I’m telling you to give it away. Well listen on newbie blogger, as I make you rich, this is a great con.
- Pick a well known charity that pulls on the heart strings – personally I’m a fan of the Wounded Warrior Project, it really brings together the patriots, and also those who don’t believe in war, but feel for our good men and women. A slam dunk.
- Donate $100 to this charity upfront (don’t worry, it is deductible)
- Tell your readers you already made the donation in anticipation that they would support you.
The profit aspect comes in from not mentioning how many more conversions you get beyond the first $100… here’s a chart for that. Just think how many people will come to your site, feel that they can easily sign up to be one of the first three people that covers your $100… but doesn’t realize that was covered long ago? Here’s the payout table
Check out that additional bonus table too.. just imagine you’ve been hawking the link for years and have it on the sidebar of your blog? You could already be into the hundreds, and this simple, $100 investment to some charity could push you into the big bonus category.
So while it seems weird to give away $100 to some stooge charity, it’s really a Slam dunk! Stay tuned for more exciting ways to make big money for little effort!