Here is how it works: You already have visitors coming to your website for your content. You can join affiliate programs with products that you know your visitors will be interested in. Your visitors will click on your affiliate links and go through to your sponsor’s website and buy the product. You get your commission with no extra effort on your part.
Not only will you make money, affiliate programs will add extra value to your site. Good programs will provide useful tools and services for your visitors. When you add resources to your site Google will look at your website in a favorable way and increase your Page Rank. Increased Page Rank means better positioning in Google. Better positioning means more visitors to your site, with more potential click through and sales. You get more commission and your visitors get more resources and value, everyone is happy.
Resources for finding programs include; clickbank, commission junction, and of course looking up affiliate programs on Google. There is also a website full of resources, help and good programs, http://www.makingyouicher.com/ It will give you many good tutorials and resources on how to get the most from your affiliate programs.
You can also use the easiest affiliate program of all, Google Adsense. Visitors click on interesting links from Google on your site and Google will pay you a commission per click. It is easy to set up and Google keeps track of everything.
So if you would like to make some easy money from your site, plus add value to your visitors’ experience, then join some affiliate programs and see your profits soar.