You Can Make Big Money Online – I Do and I’m 54! A Simple Answer to How to Make Online Income
If you’ve been exploring ways to make money online for any length of time, I’ll bet you are as confused as I was when I was in your shoes. I was determined to find a way to work from home, but got really discouraged by claim after claim of riches I just didn’t believe. How realistic do you really think it is to “turn $97 into $6,700 in one hour!”, or “How to make $3 million per year in your sleep!”.
I spent months exploring how to make an income on the Internet in 2007. I looked at hundreds of “opportunity” websites and sales pages, and spent close to $1,000 buying one “secret method to online riches” after another. I ended up dropping the whole idea when I couldn’t figure out how to actually implement any of those “money making systems”. By the way, I did end up getting most of my money back. Turns out most of the guarantees are valid.
I tried again a year later, with a renewed commitment to make it work this time. I’m happy to say I was successful. I figured out how to ignore the hyped up sales pages and mountain of follow-up emails, and really dig down to understand what specific tools each “system” was offering. I kept great notes and compared them all to one another.
So, after all that time and energy spent on evaluating ways to make a living online, I know the secret! Here it is: there is no secret! There is no magic system to online riches – overnight! – working only 15 minutes per week!. That’s all crap. Here’s the real-deal truth I’ve discovered over the past two years – and the very simple foundation to making money online.
The Non-Secret – The process to getting paid as an affiliate is the same for everyone.
That’s all there is to it. This is not rocket science, folks. You simply need to understand that people buy from the links on Google’s first page, and that you need to be there to make money. That being said, the process is not easy. You have to work hard at it. And, it won’t happen overnight, either.
How to Do It
The degree of success you’ll achieve first depends on how well you identify niche markets and find products to sell to these markets. Neither is difficult, it just takes a little coaching and practice. If you work at it, you’ll be seeing niche markets all around you. After that, the effort you put into promotion will determine how much money, if any, you’ll make.
Promotion is really the area where there’s no “secret formula to success”. It’s all about getting onto Google’s first page. And, it’s where most of the “systems” offer the same basic strategy: you need to write and submit articles to article directories like EzineArticles, advertise in free classifieds like USFreeAds, and risk a small amount of money with Google AdWords. Why, because Google looks at all of these when deciding who’s link gets on the first page. None of this is hard. If fact, it’s pretty easy. You just have to be diligent about doing it. The work can take hours at first, generating the articles and ads, but once you get it done and get on Google’s first page, maintaining that position is much, much faster.
So, if all of the online “systems” offer basically the same information presented in creatively different packages, do you need them at all? You bet, but probably only one. The right partner can offer invaluable instructions on how to put it all together. You won’t make money while learning how to properly format articles, or obtaining domains to forward to your affiliate accounts. The right partner will take care of this for you. They’ll also offer tips that can be lifesavers. Here’s an example: the 300 pound gorilla of article sites, EzineArticles, won’t let you advertise your forwarded domain. To most affiliate marketers, this means having to spend the time and money to create a real website between them and their merchants to satisfy EzineArticles. My partner told me how to make a simple change in how I purchased domain names and problem solved!
I’ve obviously simplified the process, but I want to make you understand it’s not mysterious or overly difficult. Especially if you select a full-service partner that will help you find a niche, find a product, determine the keywords and set up your promotion campaign. One last suggestion: the Internet changes almost daily. I would be sure to join a membership site with ongoing, current information and assistance rather than purchase a one-time how-to course that may be months, or even years old with outdated information.
If the affiliate marketing industry does have a secret, it’s this: you build your wealth $20 or $50 at a time. That’s the average range of monthly commission for a single product in a niche market. So, find the right partner, pay attention, do the work every day, and build up to hundreds of affiliate products. Two hundred products generating $50 per month equals $10,000 per month.