I could not believe what I was hearing! My husband had just lost his job and he was asking if we could stop payment on our son's college tuition check. I know he was just frustrated but were we going to have to risk our son's future just to keep a roof over our head and food on the table?
I thought maybe I could get a part-time job to help out but with two young children still in need of a full-time parent, I was at a loss. I started looking for jobs I could do from home and came across something very interesting. I found an article on how teens make money online... for free! I was pretty excited but also realistic. So many people are taking advantage of people right now because of this financial crisis the world is going through, but still, it was worth checking out at least.
So, in a nutshell, the idea is that you could make money online with no out of pocket expense. Therefore this was ideal for teens and college students... and stay at home moms with unemployed husbands!
Once I read the article I knew it would work, I just needed to learn exactly how to do it. Once I got the ball rolling I could turn it over to my son and he could do it from his dorm room after classes. The idea was called Affiliate Marketing. There were so many people making money online selling other people's products I figured it just had to work. But, we did not have any money to buy those products to turn around and sell so I was not sure where the "free" part fit in.
Well, being an affiliate is actually kind of like being a salesman for any other typical company that has a product or service to sell. The salesman does not actually buy the product himself, right? He simply tries to sell it to other people and if he succeeds in this, well then he makes a commission and the company he sells for full-fills the order and handles the customer from that point forward.
Now, what was great about making money online was that you could sell digital "how to" products. These did not require shipping or handling and the commissions you could make were sometimes as high as %75 of the total sale! My son was pretty excited about all this and was ready to say the heck with college!
Yes, teens can make money online and they can do it for free. Anyone can actually, even moms trying to help their husbands make ends meet so they can live the life they were accustomed to living.
Source by Alice Byers