There are so many scams on the Internet. Also, there are many programs that just don’t pay off. Most of the people who have jobs to do online from home are Internet Marketers. In this article I review how these people function, who makes money, who doesn’t make money, and what will give you the best chance for success.
While there are many jobs listed on the Internet, some just don’t pay off, at least for me and many other Internet geeks. Filling out forms, joining surveys, you name it, I have tried and failed at it. Yet there are jobs to do online from home. But they mean you are in business for yourself. But, what could be better than that?
In fact that is how the Internet gurus skim off millions of dollars every year from those looking for online work. Gurus are Internet marketers. They will be your competitors if you decide to join that profession.
Most Internet marketers sell products as affiliates. They get paid when their potential customer or client buys a product or, if there is no product, they get paid for a lead or perhaps for an action that the potential customer makes. So you have CPS, CPL, or CPA. We will use those definitions.
ClickBank.com, CJ.com and many other sites offer CPS. You pick the products and make the customer want to read more about it. You warm him up to the “buying mode.”
By the way, if you have your own products, you might do a lot better than being an affiliate. I do both, my own stuff and other people’s stuff.
Some sites also offer PPL and pay you for leads. Some networks specialize in this. It is very hard for a new affiliate marketer to join these networks. They like to deal with super affiliates that are already making a ton of money. The same for CPA that pays for an action. It is easier to push a PPL or PPA than a PPS. You get paid less but you get more action. You should try to get into a network that uses PPL and PPA. Good luck! Try calling the affiliate manager and begging him or her.
How Affiliate Marketing Works
Internet marketers are know for having websites and blogs. They update their blogs frequently and ping them at pingomatic.com or other such sites. That way they are continually gathering names for their email list and letting everyone know how smart they are about the blog subject. You don’t have to have a website to make money by affiliate marketing. Just buy a piggy bank for your earnings. The big money comes from websites and blogs where visitor names are collected and added to the potential customer list.
When you read some guru’s ad that said he made $32,567.87 in less than 34 hours, maybe he did. Maybe he didn’t. If he did, he emailed a new offer to his humongous mailing list. Oh, for such a list! Just because he showed you the earnings doesn’t mean they were real. Lot’s of crooks on the Internet! Lots of scams on the Internet! Stay away from the gurus. Well, at least be careful.
SEO is building your website so that the search engines will like you and visitors will find you. To do this you provide relevant content and you use keywords that folks are using in their searches. You get others to link to your site. Every visit counts and the search engines seem to like links. There are two other major methods used by Internet marketers to drive traffic to their site as follows:
You find a keyword or keyword phase that has folks using it in their searches and you make sure that the keyword or phrase does not bring up too many competitive sites (fewer than 5000). You can find all the keywords in the world. Just put Google AdWord keyword tool in your address or search bar, either works. Up pops the tool. Once you have found a promising keyword or phrase, put quotation marks around it, e.g. “keyword”, and place it in the search bar or address bar. Up will pop all the sites. Are there less than 5000?
Now write an article, as I am doing here, and put the keyword phrase in the title, the first and last paragraph, with a slight sprinkling here and there. On your web page for that keyword, also do the same with the keyword. Make sure your content on the web page gives more good content that there was not enough room for in the article.
Most article sites do not allow direct affiliate links. That is why you need a blog or web page. However, in the Source Box you can place a link to a web page on your site. There you can warm up your potential customer, but do not try to sell, and give a link to the vendor’s site. The vendor does the selling, not you!
PPC marketing is used by most all successful, big money, affiliates. You can put such ads on Facebook very easily but the more successful ads are run on Google, Yahoo, or MSN. You should sign-up at these three sites and then read everything they have to say on the subject. Call them on the phone, send them emails, get some one-on-one instruction. There are also many tutorials on the Internet so make a search.
What you do is find keywords with their powerful tools, select a few keywords and write several ads for each keyword. Now you set a low daily dollar limit and test the ads. Dump those that are not getting clicks. Improve the better ads until you have milked them dry. When you start making more money than you are spending, let the ads run even increase the amount of money you are spending.
Give something away to increase traffic. Offer free S/H. Watch the competitor ads.
NOW here is a warning, “You Can Lose Your Hinder Using PPC!” Be very careful!