In this article we'll talk about how you can use the affiliate business model to make money from blogs.
An increasing popular way to make money from blogs is to apply to places like Commission Junction, Azoogle ads, Neverblue, Clickbooth and others like them to find what are known as "CPA" advertisers.
These are companies that are willing to pay you based on the actions your visitors fulfill when they get to the vendors site. A quick example may be a simple web page that offers access to information in exchange for the visitors email address.
Sites that offer quotes on car insurance or provide free access to a mortgage calculator are typical users of this kind of advertising. Many credit card companies employ this method of advertising as well and it can be quite lucrative to say the least.
However CPA advertising is a bit more volatile than your standard affiliate marketing model.
On average you can earn between 4% - 6% marketing physical products online with companies like Amazon and eBay. It's important to pay attention to targeting your market closely as making money with these companies will require a higher volume of units to be sold.
There are hundreds of places that offer affiliate programs and finding them can be as simple as typing your "market keyword+affiliate program" into the search engines to find them.
Because blogs are so easy to set up, you can quickly set up multiple blogs promoting a variety of products in different niches to begin generating income from the internet.
You can also become an affiliate for vendors of information products. These types of affiliate programs pay anywhere from 50% - 75% of the sale due to the fact that the cost of production is significantly low. As a result of the low production costs, the vendor is able to pass on a significantly larger commission percentage to the affiliate.
The very best affiliate programs for information products will provide you with banners, forum signatures, email solo ads, articles etc. Some will even provide video instruction for getting the best results from your advertising and promotional efforts.