It is surprising that people think that it is easier to make money online than it is to make money in the offline world. The fact that between 90 and 95 percent of businesses started online fail with the first four months of their existence shows that people actually have misplaced their beliefs and just want to believe the hype orchestrated by online marketers selling “make easy and quick money books, dreams and programs”.
If you have however come out of that fantasy of making quick money online and you want to find a genuine way to make money, I have some good news for you. There are many ways to make money online. Here I’m talking about legal methods. If you want to make money, you need to understand that you will not make a lot of money in a short period of time without doing anything although that is what most people do not want to hear. They want to hear the famous story of how they are going to make millions of dollars while they sleep – basically doing nothing to earn the money. This is a very far-fetched theory but it is extremely popular online. I however want to challenge you to take a close look at any successful person whether it is in sports, film making, music or business. You will discover one common element. They are very committed to their ideals. They actually live what they do. They refuse to be side tracked. They have worked to set up some kind of systems which enable them to achieve results effectively.
Back to the theme of this article, one of the very best ways to make money on the internet is selling digital products. And I know that you know as well as I do that information sells very well on the Internet. The internet is there because of information. So it is a question of just identifying the need and supplying that which is required. In this, you can go the long way of identifying needs and then building products to satisfy those needs. That is quite a process and it requires plenty in terms of both money and time.
You can take a shorter route if you so wish. Affiliate marketing presents to you that shortcut. All you need to do is to identify needs and find the products that meet those needs. You enter in agreement with the merchant of those goods that whenever you send potential customers to their website and a sale is made, you get a percentage of the sale in form of a commission. The commission you earn is calculated in a number of different ways but what is important is that you understand what you will be working for.
I love affiliate marketing because it reduces my workload. When a product is created, it means the person creating the product has done some basic research to identify the need. No one creates a product that they know has no market. So that leaves one with the task of only finding the customers in need. There are a number of ways that is done – but that is not the focus of this article. The emphasis is on the fact that affiliate marketing gives us an opportunity to earn money without having to create the products ourselves. And that should be very good news to those of us who are just starting out into the world of internet business and we do not have sufficient resources to do market research and create our own products.
All you do is sign up to an affiliate program. Grab your affiliate link. Then promote, promote and promote your affiliate link until you begin to make sales. By the time you sign up for an affiliate program, you will have made sure that there is demand for the product you want to promote and it is a product worth promoting otherwise your credibility is on the line.