The EBiz Developer - November 2001 - Article One
Bankrupt in 2 months or Top Level Affiliation?
eMoney pays you to read their online ezine...
eMoney started as your normal 'build a web business' affiliation
site. Offering the now essential web marketing site, it also stood
out some by also giving you a $10.00 sign up commission as well
as free limited domain hosting, all for no charge.
It's come a bit further now by paying its members to read their
online ezine 'Inside Edition', as well as paying members
commissions on members affiliates who read it.
OK, these payments aren't great individually but for a member who
has built a couple of hundred or thousands affiliates under them
it could be a useful addition to the 'passive income stream' we're
all trying to build up. And with over 45,000 members quite a few
With several of the top ezines now closing their doors to free
subscribers and charging yearly fees this could be a good plan to
look at and adjust for other publishers.
But how does eMoney make a profit? By having two different memberships,
free and paid, income should exceed payouts, while still making
their membership want to keep on growing eMoneys business...nice
Some ideas to throw around:
Ezine subscription charge with a 'refund' on each issue read,
payable once a set amount is reached. Income derived from advertising
and product sales
Ezine subscription charge with subscribers rewarded with a commission
for new subscribers who read a set number of issues...
I'm being 'safe' here by getting the money upfront. As always the
answer is to test. Watch this space.
Inside Edition There is no direct link for non members to the
ezine, so this is my own link. And no, I don't get paid anything
for you looking at it!
Best of success