How I Make Money Online
When people see that I’m vacationing all the time in exotic places, or I’m playing golf at the best country clubs, they ask me “What do you do for a living?” To which I answer, “I’m in Internet Marketing”.
Today we are going to dig a little deeper into exactly what Internet Marketing is and how you can use it to make money online.
To most people, the term marketing means that you
are trying to sell something, but in my business, that couldn’t be further from the truth.
You see, internet marketing involves providing people with FREE, relevant, valuable information.
This is exactly what is taught at Wealthy Affiliate.
By doing this, you establish a following, if you will. This following begins to like what you have to say.
They trust you and love the content that you provide them on a daily basis.
They look forward to your information and, on occasion, when you have something
valuable to sell, they enjoy buying!
So… The big question is… What do you sell to make money online?
Well, there are really only two ways that I make money online.
1. Selling other people’s products.
2. Selling my own products.
Most people think that the best way to make money online is to sell your own product. Well, here’s the problem…
There are literally thousands of products for sale in your niche for buyers to choose from. So, unless your product is really something special, it’s not even going to get off the ground.
By far the easiest way to make money online is to sell other people’s products, and that is where everyone should begin.
You promote someone else’s product and earn a commission.
This is called Affiliate Marketing
If you are just getting started in internet marketing, this is your best option to make money online; You can literally be making money next week!
The best source for these products is Clickbank.com.
Clickbank is a multi million dollar company that hosts programs that are known to convert well.
The product creators have already developed and tested products and sales funnels that convert traffic. Your job is simply to send them traffic to convert!
I would highly advise getting an account with Clickbank. It’s free and everything that you learn will help you in the future on your path to becoming an internet marketer and making money online.
Why you should join Clickbank.com.
• With a Clickbank.com account, you are automatically approved to promote the affiliate programs that they have listed.
• Clickbank.com sends out checks twice a month, so you always get paid on time.
• Clickbank.com has strict protocols for what products can be sold through their site so you know that you will be promoting a high quality, low refund product.
The biggest mistake that most new internet marketers make.
Please keep in mind that you can’t go at this by trying to sell things to your readers!
That doesn’t work!
in order to make money online, you need to keep providing them with high quality, valuable content. Then they will buy when they are ready.
I have seen so many young people that were going to take the internet by storm quickly fade into the sunset because they didn’t understand this one simple concept.
How do I promote profitable affiliate programs online?
1. Write a blog post based on the niche that the affiliate program is involved with. Provide a really quality blog post with lots of relevant content and link to your affiliate.
2. Get social! You should be very active with at least 3 social networks. You should be sharing your blog posts on Facebook and Tweeting about them at the very least.
3. Email my list. I provide my email list with free quality content every single day and they truly appreciate it. So when I send them a link to a great product after sending them great content for the previous week, they are eager to find out what it is all about.
My Email list is my most important tool to make money online.
Most of us that are involved in internet marketing today understand that the subscriber is much more important than the sale.
Our objective is not to sell something to our subscriber, but rather to provide them with valuable content over the course of their subscription.
By doing so, they are much more likely to buy from us, perhaps multiple times, greatly increasing their value to us.
Therefore, as successful internet marketers, our main objective is to build an email list that we can provide valuable content to in exchange for an occasional sale.
Let me give you an example…
Let’s say you had the opportunity to promote an exclusive, high end, make money online, internet marketing course. It was only open for a limited time and there was a big build up in the industry.
Well for 2 weeks straight you were promoting this launch to your email list through both emails and webinars.
Your list consisted of around 10,000 subscribers. At the end of the launch, you had converted only 1% of your list. That’s it, only 1%.
As I said, this was a high end internet marketing course. The cost was $2995 and your commission was 50%.
So… You do the math. 1% of 10,000 is 100 sales at roughly $1500 for a total of $150,000.
Yes… That is why we build lists! To make money online!
Please understand that this doesn’t happen overnight. It is the product of a lot of hard work and determination, the same as any other business.
If anybody tells you that you can do it without hard work and determination, run in the other direction because they are not being honest with you.
Is there a lot of money to be made in internet marketing?
Is it fast and easy?
Absolutely not, but if you are the type of person that has the drive and desire to succeed, you can make money online in internet marketing as long as you have someone to guide you along the way.
To Your Success!
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