This was a posted answer about on my Quora.
You should learn all you can about how to do this.
Affiliate marketing is how people make money online. Learn how to write your own emails. Build a list to write too. One of the easiest ways to do that is to setup a squeeze page. Then funnel them into an autoresponder. On that squeeze page you need to get them to give them your email. The easiest way to do that is give them something for free.
It can be a simple eBook like this one, or even more elaborate stuff like training on how to do something. Whatever it is, you’ll get them into your autoresponder such as Aweber, GetResponse, SendLane, etc.. and then you just have carefully crafted emails that are sent out to them automatically. The nice thing also is that for an eBook – you can get a PLR and give that away!
That’s one way. Another way is to learn PPC or Facebook ads.
Both take a little bit of learning to do that. But once you learn how, you can make good money on CPA networks advertising stuff that people want. Things like $50 Taco Bell Gift Cards are appealing to those in the USA that over 18 years of age.
Once you learn how to use Facebook ads or PPC ads, you can get more creative and even sell training. Most of the time, you want to be able to offer value or something that helps people. And again, you want to bring them into a funnel to once again capture their email. Everything you learned above in the first part of this answer is applied right here.
Your original question Ian was what could you do that doesn’t take much time.
The setup will take a few moments of time. Learning everything I just typed out took a lot of my time, so I cut off a bunch of time for you there. You just need to simply apply exactly what I said and that will really take you less time then you think.
Once you have the barebones set, your answer is right there.
Oh.. please don’t look for “easy” as it’s usually not. It’s once you get it all set up and have the right tools, then it becomes easier. See my profile for more information on free training I offer. In a nutshell this is affiliate marketing 101.