Make Money From Your Website
This page contains information on affiliate schemes in the UK.
you have your own website, then why not make a little money from it? Known
as affiliate marketing, this does actually work!
Here's how to make money
from your website:
up to an Affiliate Management company, such as the ones listed below. This is
Select suitable advertisers
from the large list available. Look for advertisers relevant to what your site
When you sign up to a specific
merchant, you can access a list of all the banner ads and text links that they
have provided. Select one that's most suited, and you'll get the HTML ready to
paste into your site. An example fragment looks like: |
cut-and-paste to get the code into your page, then upload the page to your site.
As an example, the above link will look like this: Shop
With a similar
link, you'll make 5% of sales made as a result of one of your site visitors clicking
and ordering from Amazon.
back with the Affiliate Management company regularly to view your statistics.
This displays how many times a banner or link has been displayed, how many times
it's been clicked on, and how much you've made. Business can be slow, which is
why regular checking and site tweaks is important|
Examples of online statistics
The major UK Affiliate Networks
Affiliate Window - One of the top UK affiliate networks with some of the biggest names. Well respected by online marketeers, and at the moment, the ConsumerDeals network of choice.
If you're looking for good reporting, a wide spread of merchants, and a decent payout, try Affiliate Window. Payments are made every
month, two month in arrears. Payment threshold is £25
|Amazon - Probably one of the more common ways to get started making money out of your website - You get a cut from purchases made on Amazon.co.uk.
If your site wants to sell DVDs, books, videos, etc., it could be well worth
- Nicely laid-out sites and stat reports.
They handle a whole load of other UK big names and top-performers. Payments
are made every two months, after a two month gap (i.e. Apr payment covers
Jan and Feb). Payment threshold is £30.
- Schemes include Argos, Skype, Thomson Holidays and House of Fraser. Based in the US, CJ now has a presence in the UK, and pay in
Sterling. Very prompt payers, with good online reporting. Payments made monthly, with a £35 threshold
for payment to UK customers.
- An up-and-coming affiliate with advertisers including Kelkoo,
Ink factory, UK Domains and a fair number of others. Reporting seems good, and feedback
from other users is positive.
- We've only just signed
up to this affiliate network, so can't offer much in the way
of comment at this time. First impressions look good. Xanox appears to be
a German operation (reflected in the English on their site), but has a
good range of merchants for one of the lesser-known networks.
the full list of merchants, you need to create a free account with them