Your online income comes from where?

by Jason Zalesky 10 replies
I am not asking people here to post how they make money but more on what people do to make money online. Be it using CJ and selling affiliate products or through something like CPA Empire.

I know mos tpeople are always telling the new people create your own product etc. But doesnt most of the people here make their online income from affiliate programs?


Mines all affiliate programs was just curious to what everyone had going.
#main internet marketing discussion forum #income #online
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  • Profile picture of the author TOPGUN08
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    • Profile picture of the author countonuspr
      Selling my SEO and Internet consulting services, brokering websites and businesses, flipping websites, affiliate marketing, eBay affiliate program, and Adsense.
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      • Profile picture of the author Dan Grossman
        A couple hundred a month from affiliate programs sure, but not enough to make the rent check most months.

        On the other hand, my latest WordPress plugin sold more than $10,000 in copies in less than two weeks. Making your own products means profit margins can get darn close to 100%.

        Most of my online income comes from selling services and subscriptions to websites. W3Counter for example, where I compete with Google Analytics by doing less better, and people pay for that too. Around $300,000 in revenue across all my ecommerce and service sites last year, but the margins are much lower (paying suppliers, advertising, paying affiliate commissions, fraud/returns, etc), so I barely eeked out a 6 figure profit from that part of the business.
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        • Profile picture of the author Scott Ames
          Originally Posted by Dan Grossman View Post

          . Around $300,000 in revenue across all my ecommerce and service sites last year, but the margins are much lower (paying suppliers, advertising, paying affiliate commissions, fraud/returns, etc), so I barely eeked out a 6 figure profit from that part of the business.
          Wow., that was honest. Do you know how many people would be touting " I made $300,000 ... " Not many tell you that their figures are gross.
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          • Profile picture of the author Dan Grossman
            I don't have any "make money online" info products to sell anyone, so there's no point pretending I make more than I do.
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  • Profile picture of the author danette77
    Nearly all of my income is from affiliate programs. I prefer working with networks vs individual sites.
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    Mainly from membership sites and affiliate marketing.
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    • Profile picture of the author Keith Boisvert
      Actually, most of my "online" income comes from offline clients.

      Weird now that I say it out loud. I just took my IM knowledge and applied it in a less competitive market.

      Sounds so simple, but it's still work.


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        • Profile picture of the author JonnyAndrews
          Used to come from getting the offline world online and now it's a 50/50 split between affiliate products and my own stuff.

          Well, maybe not 50/50 but pretty close. I still get the occasional request from the local biz dude for some help. But since I started doing affiliate and info marketing I've totally stopped looking for new clients. The income I made in one month doing this stuff DESTROYED what I was doing actually "working".
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        • Profile picture of the author Dan Grossman
          Originally Posted by Don Alm View Post

          I can also ask them to....read off the Numbers and Info on their Business Checks (Many business owners don't have a "Business Credit Card" and don't want or know how to use PayPal...but they DO have Checking Accounts) I then use a special piece of software that makes up a Draft which I can deposit in MY bank account just as if I had received the check in person.

          Anyway...one of these days I may try "electronic" selling where I would just post a Sales Letter and hope that prospects would see it, read it and order....OnLine.

          Don Alm
          You could start with a hybrid. You can accept "eChecks" online, which are the same as what you're doing, except you have your client enter the routing and bank account numbers on your website and initiate the deposit right then instead of when you go to the bank.
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          • Profile picture of the author Tsnyder
            Three of my own products... one affiliate deal... currently
            building out an online business directory for local small business
            owners. Right now the bulk of my income is coming from my
            own products. None of them are in the "make money online"
            field.

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