To promote affiliate offers, you can set up a simple machine by using a simple 2 page website with an autoresponder.

Here’s what you’ll need:
1. A hosting account
2. A domain name
3. A text-editor or webpage editor
4. 2 very simple web pages
a. A “Squeeze” or “Opt-in” page
b. A “download page”
5. An autoresponder account
6. FTP software
7. The link to your affiliate offer

Lets look at each of these in a little more detail.

1. A Hosting Account

A hosting account is where you will store your web pages. There are literally hundreds of webhosting companies – from expensive, top-of-the-line to down-in-the dirt grungy. You don’t generally want down-in-the dirt grungy, but you don’t need to pay for top-of-the-line, either. Do some research and visit web hosting forums to see who’s offering the best deal right now.

2. The Domain Name

A Domain name provides your web pages with an address on the Internet. It’s what people type in to the address bar of their browser, and what is commonly known as a “URL” (Uniform Resource Locator) or “URI” (Uniform Resource Indicator).

Pick a domain name that will be relevant to your niche. Places like GoDaddy and Namecheap are excellent examples of reliable domain name registrars.

3. A Text Editor or Webpage (aka “HTML”) Editor
I highly recommend you download what’s called a “WYSIWYG” html editor (for “What You See Is What You Get”) which allows you to create web pages simply and easily – by adding formatting and font styles and the like. These editors allow you to build a web page visually, so you know exactly “What You Get”

4. Two Simple Webpages

The next step in this process is to create 2 simple web pages. The first is called a “Squeeze Page” or “Opt-In Page”

Squeeze Page (Name it index.html)

A squeeze page is simply an offer to exchange valuable information in trade for the user’s email address. Basically, you will take the “opt-in” form that you get from your autoresponder company (don’t worry, I’m going over this next) and create a page with a tantalizing offer – a report or a series of emails.

You want to offer something that will entice the people in the niche you are targeting to sign up.

Download Page (Name it download18972.html)

The second page you’ll need is called your “Download Page.” On your download page, you will have a link to your report (more on that in a second), as well as a link to the affiliate or CPA offer that you are promoting.

Note that the name I suggest is download18972.html – I just typed some random numbers. I do this so nobody can try to guess my download page very easily. Sometimes I use something like download_1234_4soieur.html or something equally crazy using letters, numbers, and _s only.

5. An Autoresponder Account

An autoresponder company is an email provider where people can sign up to email lists that you create. Once you have an account with one of these companies, you can then send out email to your members automatically on a periodic, scheduled basis. So you set it up once, and then keep profiting from it over and over ?

Here are a couple of popular Autoresponder providers:
1. GetResponse
2. Aweber

Basically, you can set up your account so when someone signs up for your email list, they get email #1 after signing up, email #2 a day or two later (whenever you’d like to schedule it), email #3.

It doesn’t matter when they sign up – the autoresponder company keeps track of what email to send each person, and when to send it – so you don’t have to!

6. Software for FTP

FTP stands for “File Transfer Protocol”. And that’s what this software does. It transfers files from your computer to your webhosting account. All it does is move files from one computer (yours) to the other (that of the webhosting company)

You’ll use one of these programs to transfer your squeeze page and download page to your server:

1. KompoZer — That’s right, the html editor mentioned above has ftp software.
2. FireFTP – This is an extension that is used with the Firefox Browser.

7. A Gift, A course or A Simple Report

As mentioned above, when you create your webpages, you want to have a report or a gift or an ecourse to offer to people to inspire them to sign up to your email list.

After you create your document, you will want to make sure it’s readable on all computers. The way to do that is to create a “pdf” document out of it.

You can use the pdf creation capability of OpenOffice, which will let you convert Word (.doc) or OpenOffice (.odt) documents into pdf files from directly within OpenOffice (using File->Export as PDF)

That’s it – with these seven simple steps you have everything you require to start generating sales commissions.   Do you need extra cash? Need more money?  Internet Millionaire shows you his secrets to making money online! Learn how to start a business online generating income while you sleep, while you travel, and while you spend time with your friends and family.