Best way to make money online?

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Is it to write an eBook/product, have a landing page for it, then drive traffic to the page to try get sales?

Is it to create a blog/CMS and use AdSense?

Is it PPD?

Is it something else? What's the most popular method?
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  • Profile picture of the author newseller
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    Speaking from personal experience I know that creating a blog and using adsense is not for people who are in it just for the money so I wouldn't recommend it as your top choice.
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  • There are many different ways to to make money online. Your task is to chose one model and then try to work on it until you are getting some good results.

    My advice would be to make to decisions.
    1) How are you going to make money? I.e. Amazon sites, Clickbank produts, CPA, Your own product.

    2)How are you going to drive traffic to your offer? PPC, SEO, Article Marketing etc.

    My main choices are Amazon and SEO, but you need to decide which model you want to copy.
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    • Profile picture of the author Harvey M
      Originally Posted by TBInternetMarketing View Post

      There are many different ways to to make money online. Your task is to chose one model and then try to work on it until you are getting some good results.

      My advice would be to make to decisions.
      1) How are you going to make money? I.e. Amazon sites, Clickbank produts, CPA, Your own product.

      2)How are you going to drive traffic to your offer? PPC, SEO, Article Marketing etc.

      My main choices are Amazon and SEO, but you need to decide which model you want to copy.
      Can you suggest me some models? I'm willing to commit endless hours to the cause. I know I can get excellent traffic to the site, I just need to be able to convert that traffic into sales/cash. Suggestions?
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      • Profile picture of the author Global Warrior
        Originally Posted by Harvey M View Post

        Can you suggest me some models? I'm willing to commit endless hours to the cause. I know I can get excellent traffic to the site, I just need to be able to convert that traffic into sales/cash. Suggestions?
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        Chabooli!

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        All the best

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  • Profile picture of the author AlenGeorgeson
    I'd create your own products. It's just the best business model out there in my opinion. You are the boss, it's passive income (once the product is created), and affiliates do all the work for you.

    But you have to know what you like. I mean if you love writing articles or doing SEO than you should probably do that. Just do something you like, otherwise you probably won't do it.

    Hope that helps.

    Alen
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    • Profile picture of the author kerry3280
      Whatever you decide to do at the beginning, pick one and stick with it.

      Too many get distracted and end up not giving one method their best shot before moving on to the next sparkly thing.

      And be prepared for it not to 'happen' overnight.

      All the best
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    • Profile picture of the author Harvey M
      Originally Posted by AlenGeorgeson View Post

      I'd create your own products. It's just the best business model out there in my opinion. You are the boss, it's passive income (once the product is created), and affiliates do all the work for you.

      But you have to know what you like. I mean if you love writing articles or doing SEO than you should probably do that. Just do something you like, otherwise you probably won't do it.

      Hope that helps.

      Alen
      So I can create a product, sign up for an affiliate network, get people to sell it for me and I take some profit? Essentially passing the hard work off onto someone else?
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthew Barnett
    I agree with Alen, creating your own products is the way ahead because it allows you to build a list with other people promoting your stuff.

    Adsense is about the lowest form of monetising traffic you can get - you'll get cents from it not hundreds or thousands of dollars... and you need to be getting a lot of traffic already.

    Traffic and other people's lists that you can leverage are already out there. You just need to give people a reason to send that traffic to you.

    Realistically you are going to have to create a product as a give away anyway to get subscribers and
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  • Profile picture of the author theebookcavern
    Originally Posted by Harvey M View Post

    Is it to write an eBook/product, have a landing page for it, then drive traffic to the page to try get sales?

    Is it to create a blog/CMS and use AdSense?

    Is it PPD?

    Is it something else? What's the most popular method?
    Hey Harvey,

    I'd say from personal experience that having your own product, having a landing page and building your list is the best way to go. Adsense is good but you're never 100% in control. Google can change the CPC or drop your site in the rankings at any time, without warning.

    With your own product and a good list you can protect yourself from external factors like this as you control the price and you can control your own traffic to a degree.

    One tip I would recommend when building your list is to make the incentive for joining something related to buying. For example, a lot of people recommend giving a free report as the incentive for joining the list and then upselling them to a paid product once they sign up. However, I personally offer a discount when people join my list and have had great results. I find this way most of the people who join your list are looking to buy as the incentive is directly linked to buying your product.

    Hope this helps,

    Tom
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    • Profile picture of the author Harvey M
      Originally Posted by theebookcavern View Post

      Hey Harvey,

      I'd say from personal experience that having your own product, having a landing page and building your list is the best way to go. Adsense is good but you're never 100% in control. Google can change the CPC or drop your site in the rankings at any time, without warning.

      With your own product and a good list you can protect yourself from external factors like this as you control the price and you can control your own traffic to a degree.

      One tip I would recommend when building your list is to make the incentive for joining something related to buying. For example, a lot of people recommend giving a free report as the incentive for joining the list and then upselling them to a paid product once they sign up. However, I personally offer a discount when people join my list and have had great results. I find this way most of the people who join your list are looking to buy as the incentive is directly linked to buying your product.

      Hope this helps,

      Tom
      Great information.

      I'm thinking about going into a very specific niche, the 'improve your vertical jump as an athlete' niche. I know my competitors and it's something I'm passionate about. I don't want to sell jump programs like everyone else, I want to sell jump science. Actual tested information about the physiology of jumping and that's what separates me from my competition.

      I can use YouTube as a definite way of generating traffic. I don't know if this will be very successful if I was looking to get affiliates to generate sales for me. It's a very, er, specific niche.

      I can offer a discount on the final price of the product if the viewer signs up to my email list or perhaps I could give them something else? Like a taste of what the product will be like?

      What do you think?
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      • Profile picture of the author AuthorityRush
        Sounds like you already know what you want. so go do it! What is the worse that can happen? Nothing sells and you lost some time. But I bet you'll learn more by doing it than you ever will asking questions. And it seems you really are passionate on the subject matter. A huge advantage. Go for it!

        Originally Posted by Harvey M View Post

        I'm thinking about going into a very specific niche, the 'improve your vertical jump as an athlete' niche. I know my competitors and it's something I'm passionate about. I don't want to sell jump programs like everyone else, I want to sell jump science. Actual tested information about the physiology of jumping and that's what separates me from my competition.

        I can use YouTube as a definite way of generating traffic. I don't know if this will be very successful if I was looking to get affiliates to generate sales for me. It's a very, er, specific niche.

        I can offer a discount on the final price of the product if the viewer signs up to my email list or perhaps I could give them something else? Like a taste of what the product will be like?

        What do you think?
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        • Profile picture of the author Harvey M
          Originally Posted by StreetBacon View Post

          Sounds like you already know what you want. so go do it! What is the worse that can happen? Nothing sells and you lost some time. But I bet you'll learn more by doing it than you ever will asking questions. And it seems you really are passionate on the subject matter. A huge advantage. Go for it!
          Thanks for the motivation. Any tips to get started? What order I should do things in?
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      • Profile picture of the author theebookcavern
        Originally Posted by Harvey M View Post

        Great information.

        I'm thinking about going into a very specific niche, the 'improve your vertical jump as an athlete' niche. I know my competitors and it's something I'm passionate about. I don't want to sell jump programs like everyone else, I want to sell jump science. Actual tested information about the physiology of jumping and that's what separates me from my competition.

        I can use YouTube as a definite way of generating traffic. I don't know if this will be very successful if I was looking to get affiliates to generate sales for me. It's a very, er, specific niche.

        I can offer a discount on the final price of the product if the viewer signs up to my email list or perhaps I could give them something else? Like a taste of what the product will be like?

        What do you think?
        Hey Harvey,

        Sounds like a good niche. A taster of the product sounds like a good incentive combined with a discount yeah.

        Since it's a very specific niche, article marketing might also work well as there's probably not too much competition so getting ranked won't be as difficult as other niches.

        Tom
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        • Profile picture of the author Harvey M
          Originally Posted by theebookcavern View Post

          Hey Harvey,

          Sounds like a good niche. A taster of the product sounds like a good incentive combined with a discount yeah.

          Since it's a very specific niche, article marketing might also work well as there's probably not too much competition so getting ranked won't be as difficult as other niches.

          Tom
          Sounds good mate. What's the best way to do article marketing? Do I host the articles on my site and generate traffic to them? Or do I want the articles elsewhere linking back to the page/squeeze?
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  • Profile picture of the author AC21DJ
    Many people follow this formula:

    1) Pick your niche. Evergreen products like health, wealth,diet etc.
    2) Create a ebook about your niche.
    3) Make a squeeze page and give your ebook away to those who sign up to be on your list.
    4) Sell an affiliate product or if you can create your own product.
    5) Learn to drive traffic to your site.


    The most important part of this is to build your list. You will hear this repeated time after time here in the WF.

    Aaron
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  • Profile picture of the author AuthorityRush
    Get the product laid out in a plan, think of it like a book with chapters. Layout clearly what you want to say. Decide how you will say it. Video, MP3, PDF...Then learn how to set up a sales funnel. Create a sales page or squeeze page. Think about how you will deliver the product. What payment method. And how you will handle questions and support. But focus on finishing the product first. Completely. Then go to the next step, research, learn, implement and move on. Hope this helps somewhat.
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  • Profile picture of the author AuthorityRush
    I want the articles elsewhere linking back to the page/squeeze? Yes.

    Start with ezinearticles.com. Once you see how it works, there are hundreds if not thousands just like it.
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    • Profile picture of the author theebookcavern
      Originally Posted by Harvey M View Post

      Sounds good mate. What's the best way to do article marketing? Do I host the articles on my site and generate traffic to them? Or do I want the articles elsewhere linking back to the page/squeeze?
      Originally Posted by StreetBacon View Post

      I want the articles elsewhere linking back to the page/squeeze? Yes.

      Start with ezinearticles.com. Once you see how it works, there are hundreds if not thousands just like it.
      I agree with StreetBacon.

      Link the articles to your squeeze page with something like "Harvey is an expert at improving your vertical jump. Visit his vertical jump website to get an exclusive discount on his ebook."

      Ezine Articles are the biggest and the best. Once you get used to how they work start submitting to other directories and consider an article submission service. I've always found Submit Your Article to be good although they are a little pricey.

      Hope this helps,

      Tom
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  • Profile picture of the author Harvey M
    Thanks very much for the information guys. Any additional thoughts would greatly be appreciated.
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  • Profile picture of the author Greg Jeffries
    I've been searching to make an online income for a few years now. Finally all my hard work has paid off. I've be blessed to have found a mentor who has referred me to two incredible income opportunities online. Now, the cool thing about BOTH of these is that once you set these up, they are passive and residual. You do not have to do a thing, except check your account each day and see how much money you've made. Sound too good to be true? Oh well, I really don't care, because I'm making money every single day.

    There are a lot of ways to make money online, and if you're like myself, you've spent money on things that take a lot of time, effort, research, knowledge - and that's all great. I understand, really great things take time and believe me, I'm a very hard worker. But, I'm sure you're like me, and you simply want a solid passive income stream, that can free you up from the 9-5 and allow you to live comfortably so that you can spend your time investing in either your entrepreneurial endeavors, just have a little more time to yourself to do whatever, or actually have the time and resources to try some of the other ways to generate income people mention here on the forum.

    If you're interested in these 2 programs, I'll gladly share what I know about each one. As of posting this, I don't quite have enough posts to PM back, so if you want more info, please PM me your email address and I will send it to you.

    Wishing you the best in 2012
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    • Profile picture of the author Harvey M
      Originally Posted by extemporaneousM View Post

      I've been searching to make an online income for a few years now. Finally all my hard work has paid off. I've be blessed to have found a mentor who has referred me to two incredible income opportunities online. Now, the cool thing about BOTH of these is that once you set these up, they are passive and residual. You do not have to do a thing, except check your account each day and see how much money you've made. Sound too good to be true? Oh well, I really don't care, because I'm making money every single day.

      There are a lot of ways to make money online, and if you're like myself, you've spent money on things that take a lot of time, effort, research, knowledge - and that's all great. I understand, really great things take time and believe me, I'm a very hard worker. But, I'm sure you're like me, and you simply want a solid passive income stream, that can free you up from the 9-5 and allow you to live comfortably so that you can spend your time investing in either your entrepreneurial endeavors, just have a little more time to yourself to do whatever, or actually have the time and resources to try some of the other ways to generate income people mention here on the forum.

      If you're interested in these 2 programs, I'll gladly share what I know about each one. As of posting this, I don't quite have enough posts to PM back, so if you want more info, please PM me your email address and I will send it to you.

      Wishing you the best in 2012
      Thanks, but I'm not interested in programs. I just want to know about various business models and the most successful ones.
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  • Profile picture of the author vivi62
    if you create a product and the worse happens and it doesnt sell you can give it away as a wso and grow a great list to promote too so you really cant lose.
    regards
    vivi62
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    • Profile picture of the author Harvey M
      Originally Posted by vivi62 View Post

      if you create a product and the worse happens and it doesnt sell you can give it away as a wso and grow a great list to promote too so you really cant lose.
      regards
      vivi62
      I don't think people would be interested in it as a WSO. But thanks anyway!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jetmir
    There's no BEST way around.

    Here's my SIMPLE, yet effective little plan:

    1. Have a good PLR product or better yet make one yourself

    2. Have a good, quality squeeze page offering that product FREE of charge.

    3. Have an Aweber account to collect emails.

    4. Send traffic to your squeeze page using different FREE and Paid sources.(Google for that)

    5. Build your list.

    6. BOMB them with VALUABLE e-mails first days.

    7. Make a product and E-mail them about your product launch.

    8. Make MONEY.

    9. Repeat the above steps.

    Good luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author Harvey M
      Originally Posted by Ghurabaa View Post

      There's no BEST way around.

      Here's my SIMPLE, yet effective little plan:

      1. Have a good PLR product or better yet make one yourself

      2. Have a good, quality squeeze page offering that product FREE of charge.

      3. Have an Aweber account to collect emails.

      4. Send traffic to your squeeze page using different FREE and Paid sources.(Google for that)

      5. Build your list.

      6. BOMB them with VALUABLE e-mails first days.

      7. Make a product and E-mail them about your product launch.

      8. Make MONEY.

      9. Repeat the above steps.

      Good luck!
      Awesome information. What's the chances on converting on product sales even though I've been sending these guys quality information for free for the past few weeks/months?
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  • Profile picture of the author icegin
    I don't think anyone can really say which is the "best way" to make money online -- it really depends on how much effort you put into it. It seems to me that the commonly preferred means of making money are CPA marketing, becoming an affiliate or creating your own product. But you'll obviously find that people have varying degrees of success, no matter which method you choose
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  • Profile picture of the author Dann Vicker
    If it's the most popular method, then that's affiliate marketing, and this is the route I'd always advise newbies. I’d say start with affiliate marketing but keep in mind that the real money is made with your own products. Don't let the stiff competition in affiliate marketing scare you away. There are some strategies you can use to effectively find your feet in this.
    1. Choose a good product to promote
    Do not make the common mistake of selling the popular products everyone else is selling. Do a simple research first to know if the product is in demand in the market. Also, make sure that the product you'll choose is of good quality.
    2. Do some pre-selling
    Most affiliates conduct pre-selling to qualify the leads they will be referring to the merchant's page. This will increase conversion rates because only interested individuals will see the sales page. One thing you can do here is to buy the product you are promoting, and write an honest review about it.
    3. Be capable enough of driving traffic to the merchant's sales page
    This is basically the most difficult task you’ll face. In doing this, you should decide first how you will attract traffic towards your affiliate website. You can go for paid advertising or you can spend time creating authority sites that are content rich and with affiliate advertising placed within them. It is good if you can use both strategies.
    The nature of the traffic you drive to your affiliate site also matters. You should be able to send highly-targeted traffic, or else, your conversion rates will not be sufficient to cover the cost of advertising.

    When you find your feet wet, you should then move up higher the food chain, and start recruiting affiliates for your own products.


    Dann
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    • Profile picture of the author Harvey M
      Originally Posted by Dann Vicker View Post

      If it's the most popular method, then that's affiliate marketing, and this is the route I'd always advise newbies. I'd say start with affiliate marketing but keep in mind that the real money is made with your own products. Don't let the stiff competition in affiliate marketing scare you away. There are some strategies you can use to effectively find your feet in this.
      1. Choose a good product to promote
      Do not make the common mistake of selling the popular products everyone else is selling. Do a simple research first to know if the product is in demand in the market. Also, make sure that the product you'll choose is of good quality.
      2. Do some pre-selling
      Most affiliates conduct pre-selling to qualify the leads they will be referring to the merchant's page. This will increase conversion rates because only interested individuals will see the sales page. One thing you can do here is to buy the product you are promoting, and write an honest review about it.
      3. Be capable enough of driving traffic to the merchant's sales page
      This is basically the most difficult task you'll face. In doing this, you should decide first how you will attract traffic towards your affiliate website. You can go for paid advertising or you can spend time creating authority sites that are content rich and with affiliate advertising placed within them. It is good if you can use both strategies.
      The nature of the traffic you drive to your affiliate site also matters. You should be able to send highly-targeted traffic, or else, your conversion rates will not be sufficient to cover the cost of advertising.

      When you find your feet wet, you should then move up higher the food chain, and start recruiting affiliates for your own products.


      Dann
      Or do I advertise my own products? If I'm creating my own product, do I want other people to do the sales for me or do I want to get my own commission?
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave90210
    The best way hands down is flipping web sites. That's the only thing that works for me. I've made thousands of dollars
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  • Profile picture of the author Tech19
    Excuse me for wondering about this... But your signature says we can find out how you make hundreds per day blogging, yet you are asking what's the best way to make money online?
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  • Profile picture of the author Rob Howard
    Um.

    Perhaps this resource would help you out...

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