Cool cow, if you like collectible cows.
Would you like one of your own?
Just click on it. You will go to a another website that has a larger image, a detailed description and about 1,000,000 other things. If you decide to buy a cow, or anything else, I will get a percentage of the sale. I think it's a pretty good deal.
Have you thought about adding to the content of your website by selling related merchandise through affiliate programs?
Selling through an affiliate program is definitely different than selling your own stuff. You earn a commission on everything you sell. You have no initial investment. You won't have to clean, research, display, package or ship the item you are selling. You also won't have to worry about insurance, credit card fraud or returned merchandise.
No matter what you offer in your website, you can easily find complimentary items to sell through affiliate programs. Instead of adding a distracting banner to your site, create an entire page of related products.
It's up to you to create an effective "pre sell." Get your impulsive web shoppers interested. Send them to a specific page with the idea of buying already in their minds and let the other site close the sale for you!
I realize you may be reluctant to send your hard earned traffic away, but keep these concepts in mind as you consider how you can creatively add affiliate links ...
Put some careful thought into making some creative affiliate text links. Add them into the natural flow of your articles. How about something like, "Talk about crazy collections! I saw the cutest cows the other day..." ( I'm sure you can probably come up with something more creative.)
Have you ever considered selling some art on your site? It's really easy. Add beautiful images to your page and get paid for it! You can join the art.com and AllPosters.com programs and choose from roughly "about a bazillion" different prints and posters. I'm confident you will find lots of images that will complement the look of your site.
Do you have visitors coming to your website looking for a free appraisal? People even email me to find out what their stuff is worth. Why not just add a link to a site that does offer appraisals? Go to WIW2U. They have a nice program.
Why not join a few high quality programs and create special products for the major holidays? Spend a morning creating a page with bunnies and eggs for Easter or Turkeys for thanksgiving. Your product choices are almost limitless.
You can even use Google Adsense and let them display ads for you.