Many people use the flyer distribution method to generate more leads and make money, especially business owners looking for more customers. Several other flyer distribution money-making methods exist as well, such as using affiliate programs as the basis for your flyers. Affiliate programs, products made by a third party, earn you commissions if you attract customers to buy the product. Combining affiliate programs with printed flyers gives you the chance to start your own side business and make money.
Things You'll Need
- Domain name
Sign up for an affiliate program. Visit ClickBank, Commission Junction or PayDotCom and look at the different affiliate programs that exist. Weight loss, parenting, making money, and health and nutrition are just a few categories of programs for which you can sign up. These affiliate programs generally all have ready-made Internet sales pages to which you can direct visitors. Copy the special affiliate link, the exact URL from which customers buy the program and which tracks your commissions and earnings.
Register a domain name. Go to an online Web registrar, such as Namecheap, Register.com or Go Daddy. Search for a domain name closely related to the type of affiliate program for which you signed up. For example, a domain name for a weight loss affiliate product may be "InstantWeightLossProduct.com." Select the domain name you want and complete the purchase.
Forward your domain name to your affiliate URL link. Sign into your Web registrar's account and go to the Forwarding section for the domain you registered. Input your affiliate URL link into the space provided so that your registered domain name will redirect Internet visitors to your affiliate link. Some Web registrars contain a masking option that keeps your registered domain in the browser address bar when the domain is forwarded; select this option, if available. Save changes to your account when finished.
Design and order flyers. Choose a flyer printing service, such as Vistaprint, OvernightPrints.com or ZebraGraphics.com. Or speak to a local printing service about making your flyers. Choose the size of flyer you want and any pre-made designs if you want them. Many flyer printing services allow you to upload or specify the look and design of the flyers you're ordering. Customize the text of your flyers to include the domain you registered and attractive headlines that pertain to your affiliate product.
Deliver the flyers door-to-door in your neighborhood or in nearby towns. Pay college students, adults or anyone looking for part-time income $8 to $9 per hour to deliver your flyers.
Keep track of the money and affiliate commissions you earn from passing out the flyers. Re-invest part of the money you earn to order more flyers and pass them out in additional neighborhoods.