What's your best way "making money online"?

by Jose Anajero 50 replies
There are several ways of making money online. Can you please share to beginners what's your best way of making money online and why did you choose to focus on it?

Thanks for sharing.


Jose
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  • Profile picture of the author Imran Naseem
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    • Profile picture of the author Tirmizi
      Originally Posted by Imran Naseem View Post

      Hi Jose.

      Personally, theres many ways but the best way for a newbie to start is Article Marketing.

      Write 10-15 articles a day and submit them to Ezine Articles and promote Clickbank products.

      Its also known as BUM Marketing


      Spoke my words ..... this is the most easiest and one of few ligit ways of making money ....
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      • Profile picture of the author AndrewCavanagh
        The internet is all about delivering information in one form or another so to make money online you'll either be:

        1. Selling information (that could be digital information products like ebooks, paid membership sites, audio, video etc.) or

        2. Creating information that sells. You can use articles, pay per click ads, ebay ads, sales letters, reports, audio, streaming video etc etc. to sell both physical and digital information products.

        Or you'll probably do both 1 and 2.

        You can create or source and sell your own products or you can make money selling other people's products (which may be easier to begin with if you don't already have a business).

        You can sell products and services that are delivered online or offline and take a commission or you can provide services for creating online selling systems for businesses that are trading fully online or offline.

        I think it's important to understand the core principals above because if you don't have the skills to create information then you will have to acquire that skill (being good at just ONE thing is more than enough to make a good living online).

        Or if you're smart you can outsource that skill which puts you in the situation of being more of a manager of people instead of an information creator.

        If you're a computer geek you might specialize in creating software or systems that make the delivery of information more effective in some way.

        The specific answer to your question is going to depend very heavily on where your current skills and talents lie.

        But a list might include:

        # Selling digital information products (creating your own or selling products with resale rights or affiliate products).
        # Selling physical products.
        # Selling on ebay
        # Selling with pay per click ads
        # Selling with articles
        # Selling by attracting the search engines to multiple content pages
        # Writing sales letters
        # Writing emails to go in autoresponders
        # Creating online sales pages to sell a business product or service
        # Creating videos that sell
        # Creating audio that sells
        # Creating useful software
        # Outsourcing
        etc etc.

        Being good at just ONE of the things in the list above (and there are others) is most likely the real key to anyone making money online.

        You need to go into one area and master it.

        That's where the money really is.

        Kindest regards,
        Andrew Cavanagh
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        • Profile picture of the author wellymulia
          Hi Jose,

          For me the best way to make money online is to create your own info products and sell them for profits, just like what SpicyRobby mentioned.

          For beginners, maybe this isn't their thing because creating your own products certainly requires some experience and skills.

          If you're just starting out you could do affiliate marketing or ads marketing like adsense first. One effective way to go about doing this is to set up a blog, and put up some adsense ads or affiliate recommendations for products.

          Of course your blog need to have visitors as well
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        • Profile picture of the author sidcesc
          Based on my experience, the easiest step to try is PTC (paid-to-click) sites.

          Theres so little thing to do, you just need to click the ads and wait for 30 second....then you got paid!!, and most of them are FREE to join.. Although there has to be an extra work and extra money if you want to make bigger income

          After PTC, I jumped into affiliate marketing..
          Search for free-to-join affiliate marketing, and the one that will teach you step-by-step instruction until you can make your own bussiness..
          This kind of program usually promise you bigger income than PTC sites..
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      • Profile picture of the author King Seesar
        Hi Jose and all!

        This has been one of the m ost informative and flat-out overwhelming threads I have ever read! I want to do them all and yet I know Ihave to focus on what I have started. My instinct is to start over (to an extent) and basically pick a new niche and create new channels and sites and get things rolling using all of these fantastic suggestions, but that would be throwing away almost a year of work (that hasn't done so well for me, to be honest).

        Any suggestions as to when to know that you may need to start over or is it better to tweak and nurse and rebuild exisiting sites and channels and get the ball rolling better that way?

        Kudos to Jose for the great, straight forawrd question and many, many more to all these superb and inspiring respones!

        Cheers!
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        • Profile picture of the author Roy Carter
          My advice would be to crack on and create your OWN ebook and so have your OWN product to sell right from the get-go.

          But then I would say that wouldn't I? )

          Works for me!
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          • Profile picture of the author cashcow
            Take action - remain focused - don't jump from one thing to another.

            It's easy to become overwhelmed by all the information out there and you have to pick a method and see it through.

            I do think that having your own product is one of the best ways to make money, but it can be kind of overwhelming for a new person to learn all the nuances of internet marketing and create a product too.

            You can get your feet wet by selling affiliate products and then create your own later on while all the while building up your list and creating a relationship with your customers. It is true that "the money is in the list" as you are creating customers that you can sell to over and over again. Provided you have good products that they want to buy, of course!

            To get traffic - I have to say article marketing is my favorite way! I've been at this for a while and tried everything - black hat - white hat - gray hat - you name it! What's always worked is article marketing (and had I just stuck to that from the get-go I'd probably be making a lot more money today!)

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  • Profile picture of the author simplosys3
    One of the best and legit ways to make money online is to blog about it. All you need to do is to start a blog, write a few reviews and you should be on the way to making some good money. The catch here is that if your blog has no traffic whatsoever, no one is going to pay you money for the reviews.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jose Anajero
      Thank you guys for your quick answer. I just posted this question a minute ago!

      Jose
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        • Profile picture of the author RC7000
          I contact local businesses that have no online presence. This method is serving me well lately.
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          • Profile picture of the author mojoisland
            Like most folks out here I have tried a couple, if not several different ways to make money online. The one thing I have learned is that with alomst all of them you can make money. The difference between the winners and the not so winning has been the amount of time and energy you need to put in to realize a profit. I recommend finding a proven marketing system that works for all products and then follow that system to the letter.

            Cheers!
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            • Profile picture of the author Marhelper
              I have to go with article marketing. It has been good to me.
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            • Profile picture of the author Ken Leatherman
              Jose,

              If you just venturing into the arena of marketing on the internet, you need to learn as much as you can. Take the time to do some studying.

              The simpler you can start out the better. Take your strength and build on that. If you can write and express yourself well, article marketing is a good way to start. Please understand in order to profit you are going to need to select the right product to write about.

              Then you are going to need to know how to find the right keyword/phrase.

              Frankly this comes with practice, but you can get some free ebooks as well as some good ones right here on the WF. Go over to the old WF forum and browse the heck out of the topics and you will get an initial foundation for starting.

              Also you might edit your post and tell us what your strengths are in and we can be a bit more specific in our answers to you.

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      • Profile picture of the author JayXtreme
        Hi Jose...

        My personal favourite is to pick a niche and then build an authority blog over a period of months, introducing monetisation methods right from the start... you may not see much cash initially, but as traffic picks up.. the methods in place will work and your readers won't suddenly see ads being introduced...

        If ads are there from the start they are expected and therefore accepted more.. it's what I found anyhow..

        Article writing for initial traffic and then backlinks, but as the power of the blog increases, you should see tons of organic traffic if executed properly

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  • Profile picture of the author Ross Dalangin
    I sell software because I am a programmer and I also sell other people's product by pre-selling my visitors. Hard selling is the old way.

    Because you are new to this business, here's what you need:
    • You will need to learn what programs to stay away from and how to choose an affiliate program that is right for you.
    • Find out from others what works and what does not work, many times you will have to test things for yourself. Trial and error works, and when someone else has already done it, then this becomes easier for you.
    • Find out from others in forums, which programs are high paying and are working the best.
    • Do not waste your time on programs that are just starting out.
    • It is not easy, you will have to work if you intend to make money.
    • Find as many resources as possible and read and learn about what others are doing.
    • Determine the amount of time that you can spend each day or week promoting your affiliate programs.
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  • Profile picture of the author SpicyRobby
    Hi Jose,

    Definitely the best way is selling your own info products - the product creation/sourcing costs are virtually the only costs apart from hosting/design etc.

    I started off with building info websites with affiliate links in them - didn't earn much, though.

    Then I created my first product. It was a failure, but I learnt a whole lot more of stuff in the process. The next project was a success - and so slowly, step by step I've come to realize that the power in online money making is selling info products (a few small ones with links pointing back to your main product).
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  • Profile picture of the author TheDinelliGroup
    Hello Jose, I have found working from home is the best work opportunity on the planet. More and more people are working from home in this world. I am involved in a Fantastic home based business that generally is making waves around the globe. I chose to focus on this because it is going to help me achieve more time with family and allow me to travel where and when.

    Please see link below for more info.

    Thanks

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  • Profile picture of the author cullenpowell
    I would say the "best way" in my opinion for a beginner to start making money online is via info products. Here's a few key points to keep in mind:

    1) Start off with a few info products on subjects you know a lot about.
    2) Don't be afraid to fail a few times before you hit on a winner.

    Here's a basic road map to help you get started:

    1) Ebook (write it yourself in Word & Adobe Acrobat)
    2) Hosting & Domain (hostgator.com and godaddy.com)
    3) Payment Processor (paypal.com)
    4) Site Design (use frontpage, dreamweaver or hire someone/buy a template)
    5) Sales Letter (if you're green, base it off an existing letter or hire someone)
    6) Traffic (adwords, banners, articles, clickbank)

    There's a lot more to it once you get into the details but this will certainly get you started. Perhaps I'll do a series of blog posts here at WF on creating an info product start to finish.
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    • Profile picture of the author pjs
      Jose,

      As you can see there are many methods of generating cash online. The important thing is get good at many things and an expert at one or two. Build from there. If you're just starting, you got a lot of learning to do.. If your an old pro, I'm sure you still have a lot of learning to do
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  • Profile picture of the author gjabiz
    Jose,

    In 1996 I began selling on the Internet, although I had been selling ONLINE since 1986.

    I used a FREE website (the same host as in my sig file) and sold someone else's product and collected a commission of over $1,000.00 my first week. The STEPS taken then are pretty much the same as today, however, you have many more options to choose from.

    Information comes in many sizes and shapes, many forms. To begin, stick with the DOWLOADABLE kind, PDF files, MP3, HTML, or the email attachment types, Word, Excel, etc.

    Back in '96, I created a PROMOTION at my FREE site, and if the visitor was interested in the product they clicked a link and were taken to the order page where they entered their payment information and were then sent the product. I didn't process the order, I didn't handle the product, I just collected a commission. This was before PayPal or ClickBank and it may have been one of the first AFFILIATE transactions on the Internet.

    Today, the steps are easier, and you can still do it for FREE. Here are the STEPS I suggest:

    1) PayPal Account
    2) Clickbank and PayDotCom Account
    3) Yahoo and Gmail account
    4) Google Site
    5) Google Blogger
    6) ezinearticles account

    This involves REMOTE Acquistion. You don't actually acquire the product, you sell it by very REMOTE (removed from the customer) Means.

    Browse through ClickBank and PayDotCom and find 3-5 products that interest you, that you would buy or that you may have some interest in. Buy if you can and become an AFFILIATE.

    Then, write about your experience on BLOGGER, and on your Google Site, and turn those into short articles about the Product. You can turn your short articles into HOTSHEETS and even post them for sale too. You want to leave FOOTPRINTS around the net, and if you have a social network site (or ten) write about the product there too. Of course, you are going to embed your AFFILIATE link to the product's sales page when and where you can and put it into your sig file in the forums and boards you visit if allowed.

    Daily post on your blog and keep your LOOP in motion, go from your blogs, to forums and CONTRIBUTE useful information and where allowed, even your short articles.

    That is the fastest and easiest way to ACQUIRE an Information product to sell. You can also acquire products through Private Label and Resell Rights (check the WSO forum for things that match your "Niche"). Your niche was selected by your interests in the products at ClickBank and PayDotCom.

    YOU can also CREATE products, if you followed the above, you already have with a HOTSHEET. A HOTSHEET is a simple information product normally one page or so. Put a few together and you have a Special Report. Add your articles to the special report and fill it out to an eBook, soon you can post your digital product for sale at ClickBank and PayDotCom and get affiliates to sell for you.

    Start with INFORMATION, preferably something you may have either a PASSION for, or have knowledge of, for example, you may know GOLF, or scuba diving or wood working or sewing, quilting, etc. Look for ideas in your own home, what areas interest you.

    IF you do have some special knowledge, outline it and get someone (there are millions of people ready, willing and able to interview you for a product) or even a family member (best is to get an established marketer in that niche to ask you questions) and there has been a ton of info posted about how to go about recording the interview.

    TALK is the fastest way to create an information product. Then you can, if you so choose, have a company like Kunaki make and sell a REAL CD and sell it on places like Amazon. That may be a couple months down the road, but it needn't take forever either.

    INFORMATION has an elevator that sort of looks like this:

    Super Seminar Presenter
    Seminar/Workshop/Membership Site
    DVD, Video
    Book
    Course (Binder, CD, DVD)
    Special Report
    Audio MP3, WAV, CD
    Talk/HOTSHEETS

    You get on the elevator with SIMPLE and easy to create/acquire INFORMATION products, and just keep developing the product into something that automatically takes you up to the top floor.

    The reason we choose today to SELL information products is because it is a bottomless well, people are always going to need information and they pay for it...and we like to go to the well that gives us water.

    Other ways may or may not work for YOU, but selling INFORMATION in all of it's forms is a tested and proven way to get started and to compete with the biggest names in marketing.

    Hope this helps a little.

    Gordon Jay Alexander gjabiz

    PS. The most important thing, in my opinion, is take action on doable steps, like I outlined. GET started, and adjust as you go along.



    Originally Posted by Jose Anajero View Post

    There are several ways of making money online. Can you please share to beginners what's your best way of making money online and why did you choose to focus on it?

    Thanks for sharing.


    Jose
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    • Profile picture of the author nicholasb
      I use so many different methods of making money online its hard to name just one.

      I would have to say it is buying and testing out all of the new products, then helping people who are struggling with the same products make money with them.

      Most products work today, but you just have to do it right. I make the money from the products but I help them for free,
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      • Profile picture of the author pmcdonald
        Hey Jose,

        As someone who purchased every new ebook release promising the latest and greatest method for making money and never doing anything about it until recently, my best advice to you is to take action.

        And not just a little action here and a little action there, but MASSIVE action.

        It wasn't until then that I started making some money.

        Literally there are numerous ways -

        Blogs
        Bum Marketing
        Make your own product
        CPA Offers
        Adsense Sites
        Ebay

        But none of it matters if you don't take action. Seriously.

        As for a nuts and bolts answer to your question. I would start out with articles - get your feet wet and learn how to write good content with compelling headlines and a good call to action at the end. Submit them to two sites to start - Ezinearticles and Associated Content. The first is the top article directory and the second will pay you for your articles - keep in mind it's minimal (~$5) but it will help you build some confidence in yourself that you can actually make money online.

        And start learning Wordpress - it's the best method for website creation for non-technical folks.

        If you do know HTML, please disregard that last comment
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  • Originally Posted by Jose Anajero View Post

    There are several ways of making money online. Can you please share to beginners what's your best way of making money online and why did you choose to focus on it?

    Thanks for sharing.


    Jose
    I think that when you first start out trying to make money online you'll naturally be overwhelmed by trying to do this and do that and ultimately not end up doing anything just bouncing back and forth from one thing to another not focusing on anything productive.

    If you can just find one way to make money with (Adsense/PPC/Affilate Products/ etc...)I would totally just focus on that one thing and then and only then when you've made a profit and feel comfortable with the stream of income from that avenue then move on to the next project..slowly building your multiple streams of income online one at a time and THAT I believe is the key to making money online!
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    • Oh, and just in case I was off the subject a little the easier way for beginners I would say would be Bloggin with Adsense perhaps or Promoting Affiliate Products, that way you can start without any money and less technical hassles as in website construction and opt-in lists, etc..
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  • Profile picture of the author Barry Plaskow
    Originally Posted by Jose Anajero View Post

    There are several ways of making money online. Can you please share to beginners what's your best way of making money online and why did you choose to focus on it?

    Thanks for sharing.


    Jose
    Hi Jose

    Just be careful of anybody who tries to sell you quick fix solutions-I have yet to find a single one that works!

    Also,ignore old school ideas that don't work as well as they used to.

    The internet has changed. We are in the web 2.0 era. I agree with the opinion that a decent blog is the way to go.Hook into good software and marketing plan and you are ready to go.

    Just be careful not to go from plan to plan and guru to guru. Take 1 and go for it!

    Barry Plaskow
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  • Profile picture of the author rapidtronics
    Since I have been an online affiliate marketer for about 4 years now, I truly believe the best converting affiliate program is the Ebay Affiliate Program. There was a software you could buy for about $97 to create awesome niche sites, but I discovered a way to do it using free software. I have made more money with ebay than any other program. Just pick your niche and go after it. Make a niche site and submit it to all the search engines. It's actually really easy. The income is then on autopilot. Just make an empire of sites and you are sure to start a small but steady stream of income. Eventually it will grow bigger and bigger as you learn new tricks and ways to market specialty products that are selling on ebay.
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    • Profile picture of the author JD Nunes
      1. Get your own domain name, hosting and autoresponder.
      2. Join lots of affiliate programs and get some resell rights to a few quality products.
      3. Give away lots of stuff that you are affiliate with on the front end, making sure to first require them to subscribe to your list.
      4. Have special offers on your resell rights products.
      5. Follow up with your subscribers, giving them even more free stuff and occassionally a quality offer. You can also put important links in the sig at the bottom of all messages going out, for example your flagship product, so in case they don't buy the first time, in all emails they read, they will read about it again at the bottom.
      6. Do joint ventures with as many good marketers as you can find.
      7. Add a tell a friend form in a tactical location on your site to leverage the visitors you're getting for even more traffic.
      8. Well you should be RICH by now, but if not, keep trying.
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    • Profile picture of the author GaryHarvey
      Originally Posted by rapidtronics View Post

      Since I have been an online affiliate marketer for about 4 years now, I truly believe the best converting affiliate program is the Ebay Affiliate Program. There was a software you could buy for about $97 to create awesome niche sites, but I discovered a way to do it using free software. I have made more money with ebay than any other program. Just pick your niche and go after it. Make a niche site and submit it to all the search engines. It's actually really easy. The income is then on autopilot. Just make an empire of sites and you are sure to start a small but steady stream of income. Eventually it will grow bigger and bigger as you learn new tricks and ways to market specialty products that are selling on ebay.
      Corey, I had never heard of you till I saw this post of yours - so thanks for posting, because I went ahead and paid the ten bucks for your video tutorial. And it's very helpful indeed. This has opened my eyes to something I had no idea about.

      Well done, thorough, not too fast, not too slow.

      If anyone is looking for a clear explanation of Joomla and eBay datafeeds, get this. The video is 73 minutes.

      The only thing I had trouble with is viewing .swf files on my computer. Not sure why the standard solutions didnt work for me. But I found SWF Opener which is a free download from Download IE Privacy Keeper, Flash Saving Plugin, etc. - and that enabled full screen viewing of Corey's video.

      Now I am just waiting for the eBay Partner Network to enroll me. If you're already in eBay, you're golden.

      The thing I like about this business model is: set and forget.

      Cheers,
      Gary
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                • Profile picture of the author Adeel_Chowdhry
                  My few BEST and EASIEST ways to making money online...

                  - Giving people what they want
                  - Creating solutions to people's problems
                  - Making people's lives easier - services
                  - Duplicating successful products
                  - Duplicating successful business models
                  - Duplicating successful marketers/businesses
                  - Jumping into a market where cash is already being spent



                  - I only started marketing this year seriously and I have made tens of thousands...so take note of the points above...it's what I do.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jose Anajero
    Thank you guys for presenting various options for beginners and at the same time giving advice to find a proven system that is right for you and do everything it takes to make it work for you.

    Jose
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  • Profile picture of the author jhongren
    Originally Posted by Jose Anajero View Post

    There are several ways of making money online. Can you please share to beginners what's your best way of making money online and why did you choose to focus on it?

    Thanks for sharing.
    Jose
    Hi Jose, there are many ways to make money online.

    Just remember there is no fast cash and zero effort deal.

    Hard work and effort still have to be put in. =)

    John
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  • Profile picture of the author privateye2500
    I will assume you have a website or something you are promoting.


    When it comes to driving targeted traffic to your websites; there are MANY ways. Some are quite complex and require a great deal of web page writing knowledge. I will also assume one knows very little about said topic and go with the simple ways that really do work without having to know very much tech wise. A lot of this may end up being more what NOT to do so you will do BETTER.

    #1 - It really doesn't matter what your site is about - if you are selling something, a website just for the pleasure of others or an informational page(s); the concepts are all basiclly the same.

    #2 - It doesn't get any more simple than this- Writing a decent logical post. A-Point: Example -Social Networking sites are getting SUPER rankings with google, much better than other types of article writing sites. I do know it is a fantastic venue for getting ranked for keywords that are important for targeted traffic.

    See, if the traffic you get isn't *targeted* (meaning viewer is seeing what they searched for) then the traffic is useless to you.

    Point: If you are selling something and say you have made or paid for pop-ups or pop-unders - then not only is it a waste of your money, it probably won't even be seen (pop-ip blockers - nearly everyone has them because we all Hate them! So - don't USE THEM!!

    #3 - a WELL-WRITTEN website - even if it IS selling you something, if it gives you a lot of free really GOOD information - chances are good the person will buy your *widget* or sub to your newsletter.

    Put a subscription to a newsletter in each post you write (BUT THEN YOU REALLY HAVE TO WORK HARD TO DELIVER THE GOODS!) A link to a decent well-written blog is ok - but you must be dedicated - passionate about what you are writing. If not, forget it.

    Points: Use VERY little graphics; there are a lot of annoying things about some sites but on over-loaded with graphics, be they flashing, plain, large or just a LOT of them are a big no-no. Unless the graphic is dowright nearly Necessary (like a graph - chart / again - INFO - or a SMALL BBB or the like, just stick with a nice interface, nice CLEAN design.

    A white page with black text and dark blue or red links is best.

    Point: Simple is better.

    #4 - Paying for traffic has become not only very expensive but practically useless!! IMO!; unless you are willing (and can even afford it - like 5-6$ top 3 spots)the better option to this is simple. Old - tried and true and good webmasters know it. LINKS. Find sites similar to yours, but that so NOT directly compete wit you - write a nice letter (not some obvious form letter) to the site owner and simply ASK them to trade links -

    Point: to find the ones worth writing to use a program like Alexa.com; this will show you what websites already have great traffic; if your site is good, there is no reason for them to decline your offer.

    #5 - This one might be considered a tiny bit sleazy but in the long run, you really ARE (if you have followed the above) helping people. It has become known as *desperate buyers* - find a niche (like how to stop the pain of hemmorids) - now that is a bit of a gross example but hay; how desperate are you when you are in that much pain? I've read tips on this topic because it was #1 on every SE I searched for the term * hemmorid/hemorid/Hemorrhoid <----the latter being the correct spelling but it is a very mis-spelled word.

    Point: Be sure when writing your keyword list which is SO important, that you always be sure to include the common mis-spellings of the word is question. Then you also need to use the msi-spelling in your text. You just have to or it is meaningless to the SE spider who counts your keyword density. You do NOT have to understand this - just DO IT.

    If you go here: http://www.reference.com/browse/wiki/Hemorrhoid

    Read about it here - there is a TON of info on this affliction here. Do some more research, find a decent product along with some home remedies you can use in your article (like wet tea bags are supposed to help quite a bit);

    Point:: if you can write a decent article (be SYMPATHETIC in this situation!) and you will get good SE rankings.

    #6 - In this case - a photo is worth like a zillion words (uck!)

    hemmorids - that links tells you (me anyway) WAY to much info! LOL :}

    Hope the photo made its *point* - if you were to use that photo and someonw with that affliction sees it - they are going to KNOW you mean business about trying to help them, especially if you word your page(s) correctly - as I said - sympathy is BIG on that one.

    On we go...

    #7 - Use Craigslist. Why? Because it gets about 5 BILLION page views per Month. It is the most visited site there is trailing only slightly behind 6 others. And you know, that really is amazing.You have an audience in about 350 metro areas AND 15 million people USE the site every month.

    Point: It's easy and can be quite effective depending on what you are advertising in this case. There are sites actually SELLING people to place their ads on craigslist FOR you! Geezzz - I mean it really is a pretty simple thing to do; you have Nothing to lose by trying it out a few times and don't just give up the first time or two - keep at it until you figure out wha is going to work there for you. I find it especially great for selling services; real physical services. If you live in or near a metro area I can practically guarantee this will work for oyu.

    #8 - This one *might* be a bit dated but it used to work for me back in the day REALLY well and I believe they are still out there. (Plus, if you have a statscounter - which you SHOULD, it's a must have; it is really fun to watch all those hits coming in all within an hour or two). The first time I tried it I made 12 sales and my product had NOTHING whatsoever to do with gambling!

    A LOT of people like to gamble, play bingo, play the lottery. There are MANY online lotto sites and they sell you traffic Very CHEAPLY. The entire KEY to this one is getting your "sales" page exactly right, see; they sell you like 10,000 *visitors* (NOT targeted) and in order to play the lotto, the people HAVE to click on your link. SO...if your interest does happen to be in this area - you will have NO problem getting *targeted traffic* - BUT, if your site has nothing to do with gambling, then you need to go back to the *desperate buyers* mode...

    Point: Cheap traffic - not targeted but you can MAKE it so the person is interested enough to click through to your page. All you need are some really good one-liners.

    Use words/;phrases like:

    Explosive new....

    I am SO confident that.....

    Getting the MOST out of .......

    Reflections on .....

    TouchDown! The ......

    Cultivate your....(inner)....or whatever (want them to want what you have to make them wish to Cultivate .....EX: Cultivate your inner strengths! Simple new formula tells all!

    I could go on and on and on but I think you get the picture - you NEED to capture their attention, you don't have much time so you need POWER words.

    #9 - If you are selling a report - keep the price LOW. You will sell so many more and the amount you sell is the whole idea. Selling 20 reports/ebooks/newsletters at $5.00 as opposed to selling one or two at $25.oo is KEY. DON'T be GREEDY! EVER! It won't work for you - ever and will keep you in the totally wrong mind set.

    Point: Quantity - the amount you sell will make you richer. Being greedy won't. Use this to your advantage in your keywords list too! Very often the SE pick up on the strangest things to use in their descriptions. I once had them using my Address for 3 YEARS...go figure.

    #10 - Other social networking avenues work well. facebook is a fine example - my oldest has like 690 friends on there. Now, I don't even KNOW that many people (and I highly doubt she does either) - the thing just rather has the mushroom effect. I have tried it (I only have i think 19 friends and I have had questions relating to my business from their friends friends. It's all about the networking these days. The one I LOVE is this....TADA

    Linkedin.com

    Also--if you are in Business, USE linkedin.com It ROCKS!

    Best regards, Melanie
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    • Profile picture of the author privateye2500
      Originally Posted by privateye2500 View Post

      I will assume you have a website or something you are promoting.


      When it comes to driving targeted traffic to your websites; there are MANY ways. Some are quite complex and require a great deal of web page writing knowledge. I will also assume one knows very little about said topic and go with the simple ways that really do work without having to know very much tech wise. A lot of this may end up being more what NOT to do so you will do BETTER.

      #1 - It really doesn't matter what your site is about - if you are selling something, a website just for the pleasure of others or an informational page(s); the concepts are all basiclly the same.

      #2 - It doesn't get any more simple than this- Writing a decent logical post. A-Point: Example -Social Networking sites are getting SUPER rankings with google, much better than other types of article writing sites. I do know it is a fantastic venue for getting ranked for keywords that are important for targeted traffic.

      See, if the traffic you get isn't *targeted* (meaning viewer is seeing what they searched for) then the traffic is useless to you.

      Point: If you are selling something and say you have made or paid for pop-ups or pop-unders - then not only is it a waste of your money, it probably won't even be seen (pop-ip blockers - nearly everyone has them because we all Hate them! So - don't USE THEM!!

      #3 - a WELL-WRITTEN website - even if it IS selling you something, if it gives you a lot of free really GOOD information - chances are good the person will buy your *widget* or sub to your newsletter.

      Put a subscription to a newsletter in each post you write (BUT THEN YOU REALLY HAVE TO WORK HARD TO DELIVER THE GOODS!) A link to a decent well-written blog is ok - but you must be dedicated - passionate about what you are writing. If not, forget it.

      Points: Use VERY little graphics; there are a lot of annoying things about some sites but on over-loaded with graphics, be they flashing, plain, large or just a LOT of them are a big no-no. Unless the graphic is dowright nearly Necessary (like a graph - chart / again - INFO - or a SMALL BBB or the like, just stick with a nice interface, nice CLEAN design.

      A white page with black text and dark blue or red links is best.

      Point: Simple is better.

      #4 - Paying for traffic has become not only very expensive but practically useless!! IMO!; unless you are willing (and can even afford it - like 5-6$ top 3 spots)the better option to this is simple. Old - tried and true and good webmasters know it. LINKS. Find sites similar to yours, but that so NOT directly compete wit you - write a nice letter (not some obvious form letter) to the site owner and simply ASK them to trade links -

      Point: to find the ones worth writing to use a program like Alexa.com; this will show you what websites already have great traffic; if your site is good, there is no reason for them to decline your offer.

      #5 - This one might be considered a tiny bit sleazy but in the long run, you really ARE (if you have followed the above) helping people. It has become known as *desperate buyers* - find a niche (like how to stop the pain of hemmorids) - now that is a bit of a gross example but hay; how desperate are you when you are in that much pain? I've read tips on this topic because it was #1 on every SE I searched for the term * hemmorid/hemorid/Hemorrhoid <----the latter being the correct spelling but it is a very mis-spelled word.

      Point: Be sure when writing your keyword list which is SO important, that you always be sure to include the common mis-spellings of the word is question. Then you also need to use the msi-spelling in your text. You just have to or it is meaningless to the SE spider who counts your keyword density. You do NOT have to understand this - just DO IT.

      If you go here: http://www.reference.com/browse/wiki/Hemorrhoid

      Read about it here - there is a TON of info on this affliction here. Do some more research, find a decent product along with some home remedies you can use in your article (like wet tea bags are supposed to help quite a bit);

      Point:: if you can write a decent article (be SYMPATHETIC in this situation!) and you will get good SE rankings.

      #6 - In this case - a photo is worth like a zillion words (uck!)

      hemmorids - that links tells you (me anyway) WAY to much info! LOL :}

      Hope the photo made its *point* - if you were to use that photo and someonw with that affliction sees it - they are going to KNOW you mean business about trying to help them, especially if you word your page(s) correctly - as I said - sympathy is BIG on that one.

      On we go...

      #7 - Use Craigslist. Why? Because it gets about 5 BILLION page views per Month. It is the most visited site there is trailing only slightly behind 6 others. And you know, that really is amazing.You have an audience in about 350 metro areas AND 15 million people USE the site every month.

      Point: It's easy and can be quite effective depending on what you are advertising in this case. There are sites actually SELLING people to place their ads on craigslist FOR you! Geezzz - I mean it really is a pretty simple thing to do; you have Nothing to lose by trying it out a few times and don't just give up the first time or two - keep at it until you figure out wha is going to work there for you. I find it especially great for selling services; real physical services. If you live in or near a metro area I can practically guarantee this will work for oyu.

      #8 - This one *might* be a bit dated but it used to work for me back in the day REALLY well and I believe they are still out there. (Plus, if you have a statscounter - which you SHOULD, it's a must have; it is really fun to watch all those hits coming in all within an hour or two). The first time I tried it I made 12 sales and my product had NOTHING whatsoever to do with gambling!

      A LOT of people like to gamble, play bingo, play the lottery. There are MANY online lotto sites and they sell you traffic Very CHEAPLY. The entire KEY to this one is getting your "sales" page exactly right, see; they sell you like 10,000 *visitors* (NOT targeted) and in order to play the lotto, the people HAVE to click on your link. SO...if your interest does happen to be in this area - you will have NO problem getting *targeted traffic* - BUT, if your site has nothing to do with gambling, then you need to go back to the *desperate buyers* mode...

      Point: Cheap traffic - not targeted but you can MAKE it so the person is interested enough to click through to your page. All you need are some really good one-liners.

      Use words/;phrases like:

      Explosive new....

      I am SO confident that.....

      Getting the MOST out of .......

      Reflections on .....

      TouchDown! The ......

      Cultivate your....(inner)....or whatever (want them to want what you have to make them wish to Cultivate .....EX: Cultivate your inner strengths! Simple new formula tells all!

      I could go on and on and on but I think you get the picture - you NEED to capture their attention, you don't have much time so you need POWER words.

      #9 - If you are selling a report - keep the price LOW. You will sell so many more and the amount you sell is the whole idea. Selling 20 reports/ebooks/newsletters at $5.00 as opposed to selling one or two at $25.oo is KEY. DON'T be GREEDY! EVER! It won't work for you - ever and will keep you in the totally wrong mind set.

      Point: Quantity - the amount you sell will make you richer. Being greedy won't. Use this to your advantage in your keywords list too! Very often the SE pick up on the strangest things to use in their descriptions. I once had them using my Address for 3 YEARS...go figure.

      #10 - Other social networking avenues work well. facebook is a fine example - my oldest has like 690 friends on there. Now, I don't even KNOW that many people (and I highly doubt she does either) - the thing just rather has the mushroom effect. I have tried it (I only have i think 19 friends and I have had questions relating to my business from their friends friends. It's all about the networking these days. The one I LOVE is this....TADA

      Linkedin.com

      Also--if you are in Business, USE linkedin.com It ROCKS!

      Best regards, Melanie
      P.S. I forgot to mention that when you DO write a really great post--be Sure that you SN bookmark it. That has become such an awesome traffic mechanism it amazes me. :}

      Kind of have to LIKE people though in the long run! - lol
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          The First thing I would do is get educated. Invest in Products about Internet and Information Marketing. I would then become an affiliate of solid Information Products. I would market these products utilizing a variety of online and offline methods.
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  • Profile picture of the author carpunky
    Hi Jose,

    I chose to focus on network marketing after 7 or 8 years trying to make it online. I actually did make it, but not in a big away.

    Enough to make a car payment and little extra for all my web endeavors.

    So , I guess that I did make it.

    I found out though by having a viable product that is in high demand and sells itself does better than my adword campaigns and my adsense sites.

    Taking my knowledge of how things work on the net from this forum thru the years has changed my life.

    I use my product everyday to make someone feel better and that is how it sells itself.

    I would have never of found my calling if it was not for this forum, there is so many helpful people.

    Good luck

    Jeff
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    • Profile picture of the author tush
      Great points,

      To sum it up.
      1. Passion. Whatever you do, you must love waht you do. Any business whether online or offline has challenges. Your passion will help you succeed.
      2. Persistance. Most people jump from one thing to another. That is wrong.. stick to one programme for sometime.


      One thing I have seen though, there is no easy way out as many GRQ schemes promise. So, stay focussed
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      • Profile picture of the author ali_ravians
        I think blogging is the best way to start for the beginners. It has made online money making affordable for everyone.
        I also started through blogging
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  • Profile picture of the author rapidtronics
    Watch my Free Video Tutorial on how to make passive income with Ebay Niche Sites...http://shorten.ws/7e757c

    This has been one of my best methods of making an income online.
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  • Profile picture of the author henrywolf2010
    Marketing to Local Businesses. I have an strategy that as far as I know, NO ONE has used before, and that's using subdomains. Check my signature.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin_Hutto
    I sell to stuff to people who want to buy stuff. I try to sell it for more than it costs me to generate the sale. The extra money, I keep it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Slade556
    The best way has been good old fashioned elbow grease by writing several articles per day and promoting affiliate offers as well as directing traffic towards a squeeze page. Once I start to build my lists I try to offer them value while suggesting products that I think can genuinely help them. Promoting other people's products is great for seed money while I am trying to get people in my OWN profit funnel. Simplest way: Article marketing to squeeze page to marketing to my lists.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanvroman
    I sell tangible products and services, real phone number, "real" business - I don't touch all the review/affiliate stuff. I generate a lot of leads and even call my customers as they sign up (and pay my part timer to do it usually).
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Atma
    I started out by making my own product in a Niche that I was familiar with (self-improvement), doing a sales page and then driving traffic to it. That was 4 years ago and it still makes me good money today!
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  • Profile picture of the author sikaz
    There are obviously so many things pone can do to make money online.But the most important thing is to take ACTION.

    Decide what exactly you want to do and be focused;you'll surely get there no matter how daunting it may seem at the initial stage
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  • Profile picture of the author aizaku
    dude, just join mark ling's free course:

    https://www.affilorama.com/


    That's all u need!!!

    All the best!
    Ike PAz
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by Jose Anajero View Post

    There are several ways of making money online. Can you please share to beginners what's your best way of making money online and why did you choose to focus on it?

    Thanks for sharing.


    Jose
    Personally I like affiliate marketing.

    I find it has low overhead (pay for traffic, hosting, tools, etc)

    You don't need to recruite, deal with customer service, etc
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  • Profile picture of the author jcmunoz
    AFFILIATE MARKETING!

    Easy to start since all you have to do is find the customers. Of course it does take a lot of effort to do this but it is a lot easier than setting up everything for yourself with your own product.

    Affiliate marketing can be though of as a bridge to marketing your own product.


    To your success,
    JC
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  • Profile picture of the author moneymagneto
    Yes, create a TOPIC on a Forum that will get like a hundred responses and share each other's affiliate links.
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  • Profile picture of the author cbean
    AFFILIATE MARKETING

    Although it is getting harder and harder I agree with those who say Affiliate marketing because once you find a good converting product and a reliable traffic source (Buyers) then all the rest is as they say...money in the bank..".
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  • Profile picture of the author themichaelcook
    I started off in 2008 building review sites and getting them ranked and made pretty good money doing that.

    Then I ventured off and still am currently creating my own products, affiliate marketing, partnering up with other successful marketers in ventures that not only benefit us both, but also benefit the customer, which is the most important part in my honest opinion.

    Because if you put out crappy products then it won't be long until that tarnishes your reputation.
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