Things to Know About Making Money Online

online marketing tipsThings You Ought To Know About Making Money Online

Have you heard about people making money online and thought it was a hoax? Whether you are unemployed or simply want to supplement your current income, you can make money online. Continue reading to learn more.

Affiliate marketing is one of the best ways that you can make money online in your spare time. This type of marketing means that you will sell other people's products and services, and get paid a commission when you do. There are all types of items that you can sell depending on your interests.

Create a daily schedule for yourself. Your income will depend on the time you put into it. There are no legitimate get-rich-quick opportunities. You have to work daily. Set up a time each day dedicated to working online. Just an hour each day can add up over time.

When looking for opportunities to make money online, try the big name companies first. Amazon and eBay for example, are trusted and have proven to work for millions of people. While it can be safe and lucrative to go with unknowns, the big companies have track records, tools and other ways of ensuring your success from the get-go.

Don't quit your day job until the online money making opportunity you're looking into is paying off. While it could prove to be a jackpot, you don't want to risk being up the creek if it's not what you were hoping for. Always have enough money in the bank for six months’ worth of bills, just to be on the safe side.

If you have a blog or website ready to go, think about selling advertising space on it. You will earn money each time one of your visitors stops what they are doing and clicks on the ad. The best way to be successful and earn money with pay-per-click advertising is to have a good website that offers valuable information. This will increase your traffic flow as well as the number of clicks you are getting. Google AdSense is one program that can get you started.

Don't be afraid to make contact with real people, just because you're looking for money making opportunities online. While most sites are self-explanatory and can be operated with little to no assistance, you can find out more about legitimacy by conducting conversations with site owners or other employees. If you don't hear back anything, that could be a red flag!

You should now see that there is a world of money making opportunity just waiting for you to get started with. You can work for someone else, start your own business or simply earn money here and there by dabbling in it. The world is your oyster with making money online!

For more great information regarding anything internet marketing related, check out my Blog.

Good Luck.

Tips To Make Money With Affiliate Marketing

Make Money With Affiliate Marketing

affiliate marketingAs you begin to develop your business model in affiliate marketing, you will learn that there are certain things you need to do in order to achieve your success; keys to marketing that will ultimately lead to a successful business. If you haven't figured them out yet, then read this article, and check out these affiliate tips.

A great way to jump start your affiliate advertising industry is by advertising through multiple affiliate programs that speak to the same consumer. This is providing your customer with options and information on the topic that he or she is interested in.

Only advertise products on your affiliate site you personally believe in. If you wouldn't buy it, don't advertise it. When your visitors find out that not even you believe in the products and services you promote, they will leave your site and will never come back or recommend it to other possible customers.

A good affiliate marketing tip is to be patient. You can't expect to get rich quick from joining an affiliate program. It is however, a great way to make some passive income. Passive income is great because you are basically making money from work you have already done.

Don't let your affiliate ads go stale. Review your content from time to time. Update and add new affiliate links to keep it interesting and pertinent for your readers. Doing this, encourages readers to keep checking back to see what's new. It will also improve your search engine ratings.

Only promote products you know are legit or that you would use. If a customer senses you are doing this only to benefit yourself, you may never see them again, let alone get a referral from them. Customers can see right through a dishonest referrer and won't come back to your site.

Do your research to avoid vendors that are running scams. There are quite a few vendors out there running disreputable business. Some of the most prevalent schemes are to have bad tracking software to "miss" your commissions or actually lying on your refunds to make it seem like you are not owed any money. Check into the vendor thoroughly to avoid the scammers.

Sincere reviews can make all the difference. Any affiliate marketer probably understands the power of reviews. Writing neutral, objective reviews that point out the value and benefits of the product can educate your customers and build interest. Reviews can be purchased to help build your site. They help get your product increased exposure, more sales and help build your brand across the internet.

Keeping your affiliate program information is essential if you plan to have any success at affiliate marketing. Know your affiliate program's tools and updates like the back of your hand. New tools are implemented constantly to improve the usability of different kinds of affiliate programs that make advertisements more appealing to its readers.

Look for affiliate programs that offer subscriptions to their products and that pay commission on the full subscription. These programs can lead to nice amounts of passive income that can continue even if you stop promoting that particular product. Be sure to confirm the length of time that you will continue to earn commission on the subscriptions.

If you want to maximize the amount of money you generate through affiliate marketing you must make sure that all your product information is presented clearly and cleanly. Your page should draw focus to your content and advertising and nothing else. Get any unnecessary graphics or anything else that distracts readers off your site.

Cater the items you're selling through affiliate marketing to the topic of your website. If you're blogging about a baseball team, provide links to items like player's autographed jerseys, or season passes. If your website is for at-home Moms, include links to the latest technologies in baby care, or this year's hottest toddler toys.

Use a tracking software program to keep track of the different keywords that people are using to search for your site. Knowing what the more popular words are can help you to redesign your marketing campaign and adjust the keywords that you are using to draw in new customers.

Include content with lists of helpful hints and tips on your website to attract visitors who are looking to learn about that topic, then include affiliate links to products and services that can help them with their problems. For example, write a list of homework help tips and then include links to educational software and books, or office supplies.

Create a series of videos showing expert demonstrations or how-to's, or some other content which people will want to watch. This will set you up as an expert in your field and will draw a larger audience to your website. Then you can hit them with your affiliate links through reviews.

Focusing on selling a single product through affiliate marketing is fine, but finding products which have recurring commissions is even better. Items that have upgrades becoming available over time, or items that have accessories continuing to pop up now and again are perfect as you can sell the additional items when they return to your website.

One of the only ways you're going to become a skilled affiliate marketer is to actually work as a marketer. Even with great tips like you've just read above, you will still need to put them to action to find out if they work. So remember to take that big leap by implementing what you've learned here.

Are you now ready to join the exciting world of internet affiliate marketing? If so, then you need to learn the basics, such as keyword research, how to build a website, search engine optimization to rank your website in the search engines, ways to market your site to gain free traffic, etc.

I recommend Niche Blitzkrieg as a great beginner program to teach you these basic skills. This program teaches you the fundamentals of everything I mentioned above. However, you will have to take action and implement what you learn yourself in order to be successful.

For more great information regarding anything internet marketing related, check out the rest of my Blog.

Good Luck.

What Ways Are There To Make Money Online?

How Many Different Ways Are There to Make Money Online?

Make Money Online There are endless possibilities to make money online. Ultimately this question depends on you and your goals. If you have a “brick and mortar” business and want to increase market visibility, as well as generate leads for potential new customers and sales, or you work from home and want to do the same, the options with internet marketing are endless.

A Website Really Is A Necessity.

First you need to have a website. Most people start out searching for something online. Why? Simply because it is easier for them to find many options to what they are looking for, plus they can find reviews which many people utilize before making a purchase be it online or not.

A website is the tool used to brand either yourself or your company on the internet. It is a fact that people buy from those they know, like, and trust, and even though you or your business may be thousands of miles away, if you establish a positive online presence they may buy from you.

Don’t let a website scare you. Many small businesses don’t have website simply because of the cost to hire someone to build and maintain it. If you hire someone to build and maintain it, it can cost thousands of dollars in upfront costs. However, it is easy to do yourself if you are simply willing to learn how. And it won’t take months or years of training to learn how to do this.

So How Do I Make Money Online?

Your marketing options again, are endless. For example, there is affiliate marketing, email marketing, social media such as Facebook, there is Adsense/Adwords advertising, there is classified ad marketing as on Craigslist, there is video marketing such as YouTube, etc. These are just to name a few.

I am going to go into much more detail on each one of these now to give you a better idea of how to narrow down where you want to start.

Tip: Another thing you may want consider if you already have a marketable skill such as writing, or have a large Facebook or Twitter following that you can advertise for others to; services like as those can be marketed on websites such as Fiverr, etc.

Affiliate Marketing

If you own  a brick and mortar business and sell a particular product or service that appeals to consumers and not business to business, or you simply have or want to have a work from home business, then affiliate marketing is definitely something you should consider.

So what is affiliate marketing? Well that is worthy of a whole post on its own.  I have created another article to answer that question. What is Affiliate Marketing? article

Assuming that you read my “What Is Affiliate Marketing?” article I will continue.

As you can see, if you are a brick and mortar business affiliate marketing can considerably cut your marketing costs because you effectively have several salespeople (affiliates) do the marketing for you. If you are internet marketer, or are considering becoming one, then becoming an affiliate for someone can allow you the freedom to work from home online.

Email Marketing

email marketingMost businesses and internet marketers communicate at some point with their clients or potential clients via email. If you are in internet marketing then I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “the money is in the list.” What is meant by this is that if your clients or potential clients provide you with their email contact information then you can market to them over and over again, to get more sales from your existing clientele.

However in order to get repeat customers with your list you need to establish trust, and you need to market to them the right way. It is important to give your potential customers good information of value to them. Do not constantly sell to them and DO NOT spam them. Many businesses and internet marketers don’t understand this critical rule and it ends up hurting their reputation and business.

I am sure at some point you signed up for something or bought something and whomever you bought from requested your email address and then started emailing you incessantly.  In every email they were promoting and trying to sell you something. I don’t know about you, but this drives me crazy and I always end up unsubscribing from them, or just mark it as spam so it goes to my spam email folder and I don’t ever have to see it. This is the perfect example of what you don’t want to do.

If you do decide to pursue email marketing then you need to employ the 80/20 rule. What this means is 80% of the time give them good valuable FREE information that is useful to them. This can be tips, how to’s, etc. Then the other 20% of the time you can market your product or service to them (or in the case of affiliate marketing someone else’s products or services.)

Additionally less is more when it comes to email marketing. I have been on people’s lists where they literally email me 5 times a day. That is ridiculous. Even if they are offering good free information 4 out of 5 emails, it is still way to excessive and irritating. Typically I wouldn’t email a person more than 5 times a week maximum. That would mean 4 days a week great helpful information, then 1 day per week trying to sell something. However again this would be the absolute maximum and I personally prefer to only receive emails from people I am subscribed to about once a week.  The only exception to this rule are blogs that I am subscribed to, in this case I want to be notified whenever a new post is made to that blog.

Email marketing can be a very powerful tool when done correctly. One sale is great, but repeat sales from customers are much better.

Social Media

facebookThere are many platforms for social media but I am going to cover Facebook. According to current statistics there are currently 1.11 billion users on Facebook

Facebook is an incredibly invaluable tool to market and increase visibility as well as sales for your business. You can interact with your potential customers easily and gain valuable feedback. 

Facebook allows you to reach a very large audience quickly. By creating a Facebook page for or related to your business you will be able to market to your audience. However in order to have an audience you need to have people “like” your page.

In order to gain “Likes” to your page there are a few things that you can do.

  1. Request people to “Like” your page that you already know either on a personal or professional level.
  2. Market your Facebook page on your website to help gain “Likes.”
  3. Create an ad on Facebook to market your Facebook page to get more “Likes.” (FYI, there are certain niches that Facebook will not allow you to submit ads for.)
  4. Then once you have about 100 “Likes” to your Facebook page, post a request asking your followers to “Share” your post to gain more “Likes” to your page. If you have a good relevant page and people like what you are posting many will share it if you just ask.

In time you can literally have thousands of “Likes” to your page which will result in a potential customer base that you can market to.

Now just like with email marketing, don’t overdo it. I would suggest applying the 80/20 rule here as well.  Additionally don’t post too much on Facebook. I expect individuals (personal friends/family) to post constantly, but I don’t expect or want this from business I follow. I have followed businesses that literally posted on Facebook 4-6 times a day. That is simply too much, so ultimately I don’t read what they post and I eventually “unlike” their page so I don’t have to see their stuff constantly.  You can test this for yourself of course, but what I would recommend is no more than twice a day maximum.  If you do post twice a day then space them several hours apart.

Tip: A great feature about Facebook is that you can schedule your posts in advance for a specific date and time.  Weekly I sit down and figure out my posts and schedule everything in advance for the next week.

Facebook marketing like email marketing is very powerful when used correctly. It presents another opportunity for repeat sales.

Adsense or Adwords Advertising

Google Adsense puts ads on your website or blog relevant to what your site is about. What this means is if someone clicks on an ad from your website Google will pay you for the click or impression, so you can be paid to advertise for others.

Google Adwords on the other hand is just the opposite. Using Adwords you pay Google to advertise your business or product on others websites, and when someone clicks on your ad you pay Google a negotiated amount per click or impression.

So basically the difference between the two is; one you pay for, and the other you get paid for.  All businesses or individuals are targeting specific audiences, and this allows them or you to advertise to that specific audience.

Should you use Google Adsense or Adwords? That is something that you have to decide for your business. Currently I am an affiliate marketer, so I am not using these methods, but if they are a fit for your business model then you may want consider them.

Craigslist Marketing

Craigslist is basically free classified ad marketing. Many internet marketers and regular business use this platform to market their business.

Craigslist is broken down into sections for all 50 states, and the larger cities within each state. This way you can target a specific geographical area.  Once within the geographical location in which you want to post an ad, you will see that it has several different topic sections. The topic sections currently are; Community, Personals, Discussion Forums, Housing, For Sale, Services, Jobs, Gigs, and Resumes.

Since there are so many options to choose from you may be tempted to post in all them for more exposure. DO NOT DO THIS. Only post in the topic sections that are relevant to you or your business. Also since you can post information in many different cities and states you may be tempted to post in many of them. Again DO NOT DO THIS. The reason being is that this is SPAM plain and simple and you will get banned from using Craigslist if you do this.

Typically if you post in two locations total per day you will most likely be fine, any more than that and you will most likely get banned from Craigslist.

Also I recommend that you vary your ads so they are not all the same. Additionally if you are placing an ad in a big city where there can be literally thousands of posts every day; you should post first thing in the morning between 7 am -9am, or early evening between 5pm – 7pm. That is most likely when your ad will be seen and it will hopefully be in the first 100 which is the first page on Craigslist for whatever category you chose.

You Tube Marketing

Did you know that more than 1 billion people visits YouTube each month? That is a staggering amount of people to be able to market your business to.

In order to market your product or company on YouTube you need to create a YouTube Channel. Then you need to upload videos regularly to that channel. Once you have done those steps one needs to optimize each video an associate keyword tags so your videos will rank in YouTube as well as the search engines. In the description for each video you create and put on YouTube you can put links to your website, Facebook page, etc. This can help you gain traffic to those sites as well as increase sales.

Another great thing about YouTube is that people can subscribe to your channel and be notified whenever you add more videos. Just as I covered previously in the examples of email marketing, Facebook marketing, etc. It is important for you to provide great information and value to your channel so that people will want to subscribe to you, and check out the other online mediums you advertise such as your website, or Facebook.

Conclusion

As you can see there are tons of options to market your existing business, or just have an internet marketing business. If you or your business are not taking advantage of these options you are simply hurting your business because of the additional potential sales, and visibility you or your company could be getting.

Of course there are many other options for internet marketing other than the ones that I covered above. I recommend you take some time and do some research to find all the possibilities out there and then make an educated decision on what would be the best direction for you or your company to take.

You will most probably choose several to implement. However I do have one piece of advice for you on that. Take your time and learn one option at a time, then implement it, and then once you are comfortable move on and add the next option. Trying to do too many things at once will result in information overload, and action paralysis. In other words you will become overwhelmed, get confused and won’t implement anything. So take it slow and steady and you will successfully integrate internet marketing in your business.

I hope you found this article helpful. For more great information regarding anything internet marketing related check out my Blog

Good Luck.

How To Spot Make Money Online SCAMS

How to Identify "Make Money Online" Scams

The are so many make money online scams out there it is terrifying. Don't get me wrong there are tons of scam products, programs, and software out there for ever other catetory as well, but it definitely seems to be most prominent in the “how to make money online” and "work from home" categories. Making Money Online Scams

People promising that you will be a millionaire by using this system, or push a couple of buttons and you will get rich from the internet, or create a website and make thousands of dollars a month, etc.

The simple fact is that none of that is true. I am sure you heard the old saying “if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.” That is one statement that is right. Making money online through a home based business takes work, just as any other business does. Anyone that tells you differently be it online or not is trying to scam you.

In the interest of saving your money and time, I am going to share with you two simple rules to follow to figure out immediately if what you are interested in buying online is a scam.

Rule #1:  Utilize Forums. If you are considering any product, service, software, etc. regarding “making money online” then you need to check out the Warrior Forum. You can search the forum for any questions; reviews etc. on anything internet marketing related and get feedback from other internet marketers. This resource is invaluable.

Rule #:  If you are looking for online work from home possibilities and find these types options; data entry, customer service, medical transcriptionist, completing surveys, processing emails, etc. Let me state plainly the almost all of these "opportunities" are scams. The companies that are representing these types of programs actually charge you a fee to sign up and work with them. If any company charges you to work for them, then it is a scam. You will never have to pay a legitimate company to work for them.

TIP: Always research before you buy something, unless it really doesn’t matter to you that you’re wasting money.

Living by these rules, you can save yourself time, money, and avoid becoming a victim of the many “how to make money online” scams out there.

I hope you found this information helpful. For more helpful and great information regarding anything internet marketing related, check out the rest of my Blog.

Good Luck.