Making Money While Travelling

Have you ever thought of the possibility of making money while you are away on vacation or on your way for a business trip? Yes! Thanks to affiliate marketing it is very possible, very much achievable. Affiliate marketing has created a platform where you can make money online anytime and anywhere just by posting affiliate links of products or services on your blog or website.

 

You can be traveling and make your cool cash. All you need is to have access to a laptop and be connected to the internet. With these, you can make as much cash as you are ready to “work” for, which depends on your dedication, persistence and hard work. Even while you are away, with the affiliate system, you can be assured you are making cool cash.

 

What Is Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate marketing is an internet based marketing concept in which advertisers (companies or individual sellers) pay affiliates (partners or associates) for advertizing their products or websites. Affiliate marketing is, a performance-based online marketing strategy; this means affiliates are paid only when their efforts in promoting the products of advertisers result in an actual sale.

The concept is simple to understand; in layman’s term, affiliate marketing involves an affiliate advertising a product or service on his or her website and getting paid after a transaction is done through his or her link. Posting the affiliate link on your website or blog is not enough to get you paid by the advertiser.

Affiliate marketing is typically based on revenue sharing. You, as the seller, have a product or service and you want to sell more, you can offer online promoters financial benefits through the affiliate programs. If you are not the seller and you want to make money online, you can promote products and services that are valuable and earn from them as an affiliate.

Affiliate marketing system is guided by a sale triangle. Without the completion of this triangle, affiliate marketing is not complete. Let us consider the three basic components of the triangle.

 

  • The Merchant: They are also known as the seller, the creator or the retailer. This party produces the product or service to be advertised. A merchant can be a big company, a production firm or an individual. Anyone can be a merchant so long you have a product or service you want to advertise. They form the base of the affiliate marketing system triangle.

 

  • The Affiliate: They are sometimes called the publisher. Like merchants, affiliates can be a company or an individual. This is where the actual marketing happens. An affiliate promotes a product or service and tries to attract potential buyers to the merchant’s website. Affiliates don’t get paid until the whole transaction is completed.

 

  • The Customer: This party completes the affiliate market system triangle. They are the ones that actually buy the products advertized by the affiliate. When there are no customers to purchase the products being advertised, affiliate marketing is not complete.

Fun Things to Do When You’re Waiting at the Airport

How many times have you been stuck at the airport, waiting for your flight and just sitting there being bored? Whether it’s down to bad weather or for some other mean, completely unfair twist of fate you’re made to wait for hours. I know how painful that can be and now, I have come up with ideas to make time fly.

Eating and drinking comes to mind, though there are more ways to try something new and adventurous. If you’re there on your own:

  • Login in to Twitter and use a hashtag to search for other people who might be stuck at the same airport as you. You’d be refreshing your Twitter all the time anyway, so why not make a good use of it.
  • Use a delay as an excuse to start a conversation with a person you’d like to talk to. You never know, something good might come out of it. If nothing else, at least you can have a good whinge, we all love that!
  • Challenge a stranger to some silly game, such as Arm Wrestling or Rock, Paper, Scissors. There are plenty games you could try, all you need to do is be brave enough to ask a complete stranger to try it with you.
  • Do a performance act for other passenger, someone might even come and start chatting to you. If you do something hilarious, chances are people would approach you more. Something like a failed magic trick, or a funny dance would certainly make everyone laugh.
  • Organise a singing competition with others around you. While it may make your ears bleed when hearing all those “talents”, it’ll kill some time and you’ll be that cool person everyone points at.

 

Are you daring enough to try one of the above suggestions, or are you more for a relaxing things to do?

  • If you are you’re on a business trip, those precious hours could be all you’ll have for a private life until you’re back from your trip. Aside from rare sleep, of course!
  • Read a book. It might seem an obvious and dull choice, but it does make time fly.
  • People watching is one of my favourite pass time. Look at the people at your terminal, who are they and where are they going. You could write a short novel on each person that passes by.
  • Clear up your inbox. Remember all those messages that have been piling up for months, and you had no time to read them? Now you don’t have an excuse, just open your account and go through all of them. There might be something funny inside, people do like to email jokes, or if it’s boring it will help you fall asleep.
  • Go on a shopping spree. It’s much easier to go and buy presents when you’re on your way out. You won’t forget a nice little thing for your partner, and won’t have to worry about it on your way back home.

 

Or how about just sitting there and waiting? You could be tired. Use this opportunity to simply rest. Falling asleep could be an option too, I do it most of the time. Just be careful not to miss your flight!