This is a guest post by Craig Michaels
Internet marketing can be simply defined as the creation of products, rendering of services, buying or selling of products or services on the internet. It is the fastest way by which transactions are opened and closed. In internet marketing, the parties involved in the business transactions may or may not know themselves physically, yet they trust each other. What’s that, you may think? In every business, there must be an element of trust whereby the buyer must have confidence that what the seller is offering him is good and the seller, on the other hand, has to be confident that the buyer has not come to play games. Yes, business is all about building a relationship.
In brick-and-mortar business, oftentimes, the buyer and seller meet face to face before a deal is struck. Most times, there is a communication gap which could be a barrier to the smooth running of the business. Distance could also be a problem.
In contrast, internet marketing has nothing to do with communication gap or distance. You can be in the United States and do business with someone in the United Kingdom without any form of physical contact. You can be in Europe and do business with someone in the remotest part of Asia or Africa inasmuch as both of you have computers that are connected to the internet. In short, internet marketing has nothing to do with distance, age, social status, educational background, race, tribe, language and so on. All you need to run an internet business is a computer connected to the internet. Now, what are the ways you can easily make money on the internet?
WordPress Installation and Design Services: If you know how to install WordPress and its plug-ins, you stand a good chance to make a lot of money on the internet because there are many internet users that want to set up a blog or site but they don’t even have an idea of how to install WordPress, the plug-ins, themes, etc. They don’t know how to design a blog or site so that it will look good and be friendly to the search engines. You can charge as much as $100 a pop for this kind of service. The good thing is that it doesn’t take more than an hour to finish the installations and design if you really know how to do it. So, imagine if you are making $100 each and every day for an hour job, tell yourself how much you could be making on monthly basis. Then, if the person you are doing the job for wants an extra service such as adding content to the site, you can charge him an additional fee. Business is all about demand and supply.
Product Creation: There are many people looking for a solution to a problem. Do you know that every problem is a product? For example, fast transportation of people and goods was once a problem to human. Some people, in flesh and blood like you, sat down and thought of how to solve the problem. The thought gave birth to what we see today as an aircraft. There was once a problem of long-distance communication. Somebody thought of how to solve the problem. The result? The result includes telephone, cell phone, internet, etc. So, you see that every problem is a product.
A wise man said that one way to make money is to find a need and fill it. This is true. If you can locate a problem and solve it, you will certainly make money from it. Millions of people are looking for solutions to their problems packaged in articles. So, they are always looking for the next article that will teach them how to solve their individual problems. How do you make money? Search for the problems, search for the solutions, put them down in your own experience or understanding in an article form, look for those in need of such articles and sell them to them.
Many people are searching for ebooks on how to lose weight. Do you have a solution to overweight? Sit down, write an ebook on a proven way to lose weight, position the ebook where the buyers are and you are pretty sure that they will buy it because that is what they have been searching for.
Several people around the world are in need of short reports on how to be free from debt especially at this time of global economic meltdown. Do you have an idea of how to escape from indebtedness? Package it as a short report and sell to those that need it.
There is no human being on earth that has no problem. Look around you, your environment, everywhere; there is a problem that is begging for a solution. There is someone, somewhere, that needs help in one area of life or the other. If you can help the person to come out of the problem, you can make money. Imagine how many people that use the internet on daily basis. Imagine how many people that use Google Search tool every second to look for a solution to diverse problems. If you can target some of these people looking for a solution to a common problem and provide solution to that common problem, you will continue to make money on the internet as long as the problem still exists under the sun.
Affiliate Marketing: Who is an affiliate marketer? An affiliate marketer is a person who promotes another person’s product and earns an affiliate commission from every sale that passes through his affiliate link. This simply means that an affiliate marketer is not the owner of the product that he is promoting but he makes money from any sale that the product owner or vendor makes through the affiliate’s affiliate link. This is truly one of the easiest ways to make money on the internet. Your work as an affiliate is to present your link before the crowd of buyers.
However, you have to be sure that the product you are promoting is tested and trusted in order to avoid destroying your reputation as an affiliate. You have to take a close look at the refund rate of the product so that your efforts will not be in vain when you eventually find out that all the money you made have gone back to the buyers in the name of refunds. You also have to find out, if possible, how many other affiliates are really making money by promoting the product so that you don’t end up as a lone voice in the wilderness.
As an affiliate, you need to set up a blog or websites with which you can promote the product. It can be a squeeze page with an opt-in form so that you can build a list of prospects. Why do you need to build a list? The reason is that some visitors to your site may not buy the product you are promoting at their first visit. But if you can capture their email, you can use the autoresponder to sell the same product or any other product to them because you have known what they want. Yes, what brought them to your site is what they want. You may ask, “If they really wanted the product, why didn’t they buy it when they visited the site for the first time?” The answer is simple. First, they may not be in the mood to buy at that time. Second, they may not have their credit card at the moment of checking out your site. Third, they may not have enough money in their credit card at the moment to buy the product. So, you see that there are many things that could make a potential buyer not to buy at a given time. As a matter of fact, affiliate marketing is one of the easiest ways of making money on the internet especially if you can’t create your own product. The only problem is that you can tarnish your image if you promote a product that doesn’t work as the owner claims.
PLR Content Delivery: do you have any PLR products? Have you made money from any of them? Now, it’s time to make money through the easiest and laziest way to make money online. What is PLR? PLR means Private Label Rights. A PLR product is a product that can be edited partially or completely. So, if you have access to a PLR product, it means that though you are not the original owner of the product, you can edit some or all parts of the product and put your name on the product as the owner. Can you beat that?
Imagine a situation whereby someone spends so much money, time and energy to create an ebook, short report, audio, video or software, then gives you the permission to claim the ownership of the product. What else do you expect from such a business arrangement in which you just have to remove the things you don’t like in the product, put the ones you like and put your name on the product as if you created the product from the scratch? If you don’t know what to expect, then I think you have to be told what you are expected of? You are expected to just go out there, sell the product, make money from it and enjoy! PERIOD.
How can you make money on the internet by using PLR products? Simple! Look for your friends on facebook, your contacts on forums, followers on twitter, list subscribers and sell the products to them. Set up a blog or a simple website, upload the PLR product to the blog or site, and drive traffic to it. You can drive FREE traffic to it by just writing a few articles and submitting them to article directories like ezinearticles.com.
However, you have to be very careful when choosing a PLR product to buy because many PLR stuffs on the internet are just rubbish. And don’t even think of getting free PLR products because most of them are just junk or good-for-nothing materials. If you need a reliable PLR site that offers you everything you need, then you shouldn’t think twice to join the list of happy people that are using top quality PLR products from PLR Niche Club.
Love your blog post its so informative. Thank you for sharing it to us but I would like to share another option also that I use on most of my content sites along with either Adsense, affiliate marketing or both, which earns me thousands of dollars every year. I’m talking about simple, basic direct advertising.
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