Top Internet Marketing Strategies in a Tough Economy
The Internet is filled with opportunities to make money; however, sorting out the scams from legitimate business opportunities can be challenging to say the least. Below are my three favorite ways to make money online:
1. Become an eBook author. One of the easiest ways to make money online is to write and sell an eBook. If you lack the writing abilities necessary to create a book, you can hire a ghostwriter or freelance writer to do the work for you for minimal cost. Once you have the eBook, you can sell the book outright, give it away for free to promote your product or service, or get affiliates to sell the book for you.
2. Promote affiliate products. You do not have to own, buy or develop a product to sell something online. Affiliates are like commission-based salespeople who are paid to bring customers to a business. Many brick and mortar stores, as well as most online retailers, maintain affiliate programs in which affiliates are paid a commission for directing sales to the site.
3. Blog your way to big bucks. One of the most common ways to make money online is by blogging. By using free blogging software and dedicating a few hours a week to creating interesting content, anyone can begin blogging and develop an Internet following. You can make money from your blog by:
a. Promoting your own product or service
b. Selling an affiliate product
c. Selling advertising to other sites
d. Using Google AdSense to collect money from “clicks” on Google ads.