If you have a website, make it earn money for you. With advances in technology a new way to raise funds is to look at net-based programs. Affiliate programs are an arrangement in which an online merchant web site pays affiliate web sites a commission for sending them traffic. Affiliate Web sites post links to the merchant site and are paid according to an agreement which can be based on the number of people the affiliate sends to the merchant’s site, or the number of visits that result in a sale.
Commissions earned can be very generous and little work is required on behalf of the site owner. Consider investigating affiliate programs such as DVD rental, educational, sporting, toys, grocery or everyday items where your organisation can earn income from the support of your members. This is a simple fundraising method for any organisation that has a web presence. The only time and effort involved is in creating the original link and asking your members to support the sites you are affiliated with.