If you’re reading this article, I’m guessing you’ve been hearing how easy it is to make money from home on the internet. Well, as the old adage goes; “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is”. That is the case for the vast majority of “get-rich-quick” schemes you hear about, regarding making money on the internet. You cannot spend just a few minutes a day on internet marketing, also known as affiliate marketing, and expect to generate a significant income. It just doesn’t work that way. You’ve probably seen those internet marketing advertisements where some guru tells you that if you buy his or her product for a nominal fee, he or she will give you their “secrets” to becoming an internet millionaire.
Their advertisements tell you how easy it is to make money with affiliate marketing. They show you pictures of their big house, their expensive sports car and tell you how many vacations they can afford to take each year. They tell you this was all made possible because of their “secret affiliate marketing plan”, which by the way, they are willing to sell you for just a few dollars. But in their very long advertisement, they never provide you with any real details or tell you how their system works. Sound familiar?
There are a few things you need to know to be successful in affiliate marketing. One of the things is there is no “get-rich-quick” method to making millions on the internet. However, affiliate marketing is a viable way to make substantial sums of money on the internet, if you are willing to put some time into it. I’m not saying it requires a 40 hour work week but it does require more than a few minutes a day to generate a substantial income. One of the great things about affiliate marketing is that you determine how much time and when you want to work at it. However, to be successful you need to understand some basics.
The following is a list of what I believe, are the most important things to understand about Affiliate Marketing:
Definition – Affiliate marketing is the promotion/advertising of a product or service sold on the internet. If it is a product of yours you obviously will benefit from its promotion and sale. If the product is not yours, you will receive a commission from the sale of that product. Very much like a salesperson or marketer selling in the conventional world.
Finding Products to Promote/Sell – There are thousands of products on the internet available to promote and sell. If you’ve ever used a search engine such as Google, Yahoo or Bing you can get an appreciation of what is sold via Affiliate Marketing. There are very few things a person can think of today that is not available for purchase on the internet. And remember, the vast majority of products you purchase on the internet result in a commission for the Affiliate Marketer. Also, the companies whose products you chose to promote are happy to have you promote them and will pay you to do so.
Marketing Techniques – Among some of the techniques Affiliate Marketers use to promote products are; Article Marketing, Pay-Per-Click Advertising, Search Engine Optimization and Forum Marketing. These techniques are very effective and some can be used at absolutely no cost to the Affiliate Marketer.
Key Word Analysis – In affiliate marketing, a key word is the word, words or phrase, which you enter into a search engine such as Google, to search for something. There are free key word analysis tools available to help you determine what words or phrases may be appropriate to use, to promote a product.
Misconceptions about Affiliate Marketing –
1. You need to be a computer expert to be a successful Affiliate Marker. This is absolutely false. If you have a computer, with internet access and have the ability to write an email, you can be successful at Affiliate Marketing.
2. You need to be able to develop or pay someone to develop websites. False. There are free easy to use community websites that allows users to create sites for subjects of interest, and are commonly used for affiliate marketing.
Remember, a skill that a person does not possess can seem very complicated until you learn that skill. Very often you will look back and realize that it really wasn’t all that difficult. I would venture to say, that is exactly what you will think once you’ve learned the basics of affiliate marketing. And what makes it even more surprising is the fact that as an affiliate marketer you can be very successful with little or no cost to you.
I’m not going to tell you that I am an internet marketing millionaire and how successful I’ve been making money on the internet. What I will tell you is that after years of stumbling around the internet trying to make an income that I can support my family with, I’ve come across a truly wonderful product developed by a working mom from Georgia. She has developed an honest-to-goodness work from home system that gives you the ability to make substantial amounts of money on the internet. She explains her system in everyday language that anyone can understand! You do not need to be a computer expert or be knowledgeable about the internet to use her system. If you have a computer with internet access, and have the skills to write an email, you can be successful with her system!
I have been using this system for the past six months and can tell you that it really works! As with most good thing, you will get from it, what you are willing to put into it. This is not a get rich quick scheme. If that is what you’re looking for, you can stop reading right now and resume you’re search for the “SECRET” internet product that will make you a millionaire overnight. This is NOT it!