Trying to make money with credit cards online and off-line has many affiliates diligently searching for something that fits them perfectly. Problem is there are so many niches to choose from with some more viable than others, confusion can arise.
If you’ve ever considered affiliate marketing then you are undoubtedly familiar with the term “sales funnel” where you put your possible customers in and see what comes out the other end. Suppose you did that with the businesses themselves and dumped them all into your funnel and see what pops out.
You start rounding them up beginning with say health and fitness which is a $1 trillion industry and includes all the super juices, health aides, vitamins, exercise equipment and the like.
Now throw in franchises which usually pay a referral fee for virtually any product from Als auto services, satellite TV, to ZZ Top CDs and everything in between. Amazon and Click Bank are a couple of prime examples. All the franchises put together do about $2.5 trillion.
Then, drop mobile communications into your funnel (there is some overlap here since many affiliate franchises include cell phone referrals) which adds another $2.6 trillion to the possibilities. Now as this mixture of affiliate goo begins to drip out the small end of your funnel very slowly you’ll begin to notice they have something in common. Most people buy all these things using credit or debt cards and e-checks systems.
The electronic payment industry weighs in at $5.4 trillion. It’s the goo that holds virtually all the other systems together. If you could tap this industry then all the juices, cell phones, department stores and even mom-and-pop gas and convenience stores would have to give you a little piece of their action to stay in the game.
Next question is how are you going to tap this gigantic market both online and off-line? Every single place you walk into with a merchant processing system which is just about everyone will be a prospect. Now here you are in ragged blue jeans and a T-shirt that is unless you’re a girl (face the facts dudes– girls out dress you) and you want to make a sale to this merchant.
You don’t want to go into some kind of business sales pitch so the very easiest thing to do is hand the owner your business card when you check out. It will get his attention when he sees something like “20% cash back from your merchant processing account” and of course he will check it out using your web address. Nobody has ever offered a discount on his merchant account!
If the merchant questions you about how it works just say something like “it’s the newest electronic processing system that’s sweeping the country and it’s viral. You give it away, make money, and it’s totally free… you can read all about it on my corporate website” and then make your exit out the door. If this doesn’t spur interest you might go back to affiliate marketing 101 class and start studying Amazon or something.
The store owner looks at your website, becomes your customer (it’s a free no brainier) and you even get 20% cash back from his merchant account. He can give away the program and make money just like you do. It’s a win-win situation for everyone! The money is divided up by everyone, merchant and affiliate, all the way down to infinity and it’s totally free.
There’s got to be some kind of major hidden stuff here right? There’s no way the merchant can get 20% cash back, keep his same processing equipment, his same processing fee rate and even give the program away for free and make money is there? Well maybe that’s why it’s a patented program.
In case you haven’t figured it out, even a free program will require you to have a domain name for forwarding visitors to your free corporate website plus some business cards with your domain name. But it is still better than walking into a business with a case of an already overpriced super juice and trying to sell it to a business for resale.
Making money with credit cards both on and off-line using a patented affiliate program might seem unbelievable but then technology happens. Everything is free, no money changes hands and the system itself generates income for everyone. No doubt it is the most unusual affiliate system yet devised!