I am not a person to spend much time watching television I have so much more to occupy myself but I must admit to being captivated by the BBC television series The Virtual Revolution. Months later and I still struggle to answer the dilemma, has the World Wide Web empowered or enslaved us.
In the series a number of brilliant people put up convincing and valid counter arguments but I keep coming back to the belief that the individual has in many instances powers equal to the large corporations. For example at what time in history can a person gain as much exposure as any FTSE or DOW listed company. Social media sites, youtube and blogs can generate millions of visitors and the beauty of all this-it is Free.
Let us now cut to the chase, how does this make money, is cyber wealth for the individual fact or fiction? In truth a huge opportunity exists in many areas and particularly in affiliate marketing.
Why Affiliate Marketing
For aspiring newcomers to internet marketing becoming an affiliate is probably the easiest method to begin making money online. Quite simply you get paid commission for making sales of other company’s products. No stock, no advertising costs, no annoying returns.
You promote other merchant’s products and they pay you commission, it is as simple as that. For each product you promote you will be given a unique affiliate link and when the customer buys they do so through your link and the percentage of the sale is credited to you
A desire to succeed, determination, a strong work ethic and a PC with a broadband connection; you have these then you can make some serious money.
If you’ve never had any marketing experience or possess any internet technical knowledge do not think these are barriers to stop you becoming an affiliate marketer, the truth is it is a proven process that is quite simple to implement. You will need help but all the help you need is out there on the internet, and a lot of it is free. It is a tremendous concept and you could be up and running, at minimal cost, within a reasonably short period of time.
However, don’t believe those that claim to have made fortunes overnight, you CAN begin to make money quickly, but “I Made $247,458 in Three Days” is an outrageous statement and untrue.
The good news is that affiliate marketing has created many millionaires and the power of the internet continues to offer the opportunities to create your own cyber wealth.
How long you take to start producing profits is down to you and the amount of time you have available to devote to the business.
This is the ideal business to start on a part time basis if you are currently employed but obviously the rewards will come more quickly if your are able to devote yourself full time to it. Whichever way you decide to do it, develop a routine that allows you to put in the required amount of hours each day and you will achieve your targets
Thank you for taking time out to read this article I hope you found it interesting, please look out for the next one in this series.