The Big Business of Stored-Value Cards

You know what a stored-value card (SVC) is, right? You’ve seen racks of them near the checkout counters at Walmart, Sam’s Club, Home Depot, Rite Aid, and thousands of other retailers. You probably call them gift cards. And you’re probably familiar with phone cards, too.

Well, guess what? You can resell prepaid cards like those online as an affiliate. There are hundreds of markets to choose from, including prepaid cellular, restaurants, auto repair, computers, and game rentals for the Xbox and Nintendo Wii systems.

One opportunity I particularly like is with TracFone, the biggest prepaid cellular company in North America. They have a very lucrative affiliate/partnership program that enables entrepreneurs to make a 15 to 20 percent commission on all TracFone sales. This includes the TracFone itself, airtime, and accessories. (The largest TracFone reseller averaged more than $30,000 per month in sales in just one year.)

Entrepreneurs are offering TracFone airtime cards on websites and/or promoting them to their opt-in subscribers. I’ve even seen TracFone affiliates selling products, accessories, and airtime through keyword ads on Google and Yahoo.

As I said, there are hundreds of SVC markets just waiting for someone like you to take the bull by the horns. But the TracFone program is a great place to start.

[Ed. Note: Interested in becoming an Early to Rise affiliate? You’ll get access to bestselling products and proven advertising materials that have brought in millions. And the program pays commissions as high as 90 percent! Find out more about the ETR Affiliate Program here.]

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