Is Making Money This Easy?

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The easiest way to get from point A to point B is in a straight line. Could making money online really be as easy as that? Point A being targeted traffic, and point B being an actual sale which turns into a commission. If I wanted to start advertising affiliate products with my affiliate link with Google Adwords RIGHT NOW, technically, I would be able to generate sales pretty easy considering that I would a good ad script and keywords. But lets say I've ready worked out all the kinks and know what will work and what won't, then it should be fairly easy right?
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  • Profile picture of the author Claire Koch
    do you have a budget? watch it like a hawk if you do this

    Originally Posted by nicolasmd2112 View Post

    The easiest way to get from point A to point B is in a straight line. Could making money online really be as easy as that? Point A being targeted traffic, and point B being an actual sale which turns into a commission. If I wanted to start advertising affiliate products with my affiliate link with Google Adwords RIGHT NOW, technically, I would be able to generate sales pretty easy considering that I would a good ad script and keywords. But lets say I've ready worked out all the kinks and know what will work and what won't, then it should be fairly easy right?
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  • Profile picture of the author FA8891
    You can't promote affiliate products with Google Adwords, the only way is to create a good article about any product and then send traffic to it through Google Adwords, don't link directly to affiliate pages, you will be banned.
    Try other like 7search , they're good for affiliates.
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    • Profile picture of the author Claire Koch
      good advice join a resell rights club get your own product up first recommend http://resell-rights-weekly.com look for a good plr product to rewrite and redesign
      Originally Posted by FA8891 View Post

      You can't promote affiliate products with Google Adwords, the only way is to create a good article about any product and then send traffic to it through Google Adwords, don't link directly to affiliate pages, you will be banned.
      Try other like 7search , they're good for affiliates.
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  • Profile picture of the author lotsofsnow
    This was possible 10 years ago.

    Today you have to be a little more creative.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve B
      Nicolas,

      "Could making money online really be as easy as that?"

      No, it never is!

      You're ignoring lots of variables that make all the difference.
      • Competition of similar products and by other marketers
      • Keyword optimization and research
      • CTRs and Conversion
      • Compelling offer
      • Sales copy (or pre-selling)
      • Your lack of trust by the prospects
      and many other critical points that go into real marketing.

      I suggest you try your "point A to point B" on a very small scale and see how well it works. When you've lost all your money and wasted your time, then return and take some time to observe and learn what marketing online entails.

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    • Profile picture of the author goindeep
      Originally Posted by hpgoodboy View Post

      This was possible 10 years ago.

      Today you have to be a little more creative.
      Agree.

      Money making is honestly not hard, but you really need a formal structured business both for yourself and also to shut the auditors and the government up.

      Building a business unfortunately is not as simple as point a to point b.

      You will hear of rags to riches stories online all of the time where some kid builds a website or an app on their own, no investment other than time and energy and turns it into a few Million but this is rare (of all the stories maybe 1-2% are real, the rest are just media stunts and the kid turns out to be wealthy with financial backers).
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      • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
        Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

        The easiest way to get from point A to point B is through a wormhole.

        If point A is the Milky Way Galaxy and point B is the Andromeda Galaxy... even at light speed in a straight line it would take forever.... unless you know how to travel at the speed of thought.

        Lol...

        Don't mind me.

        Making money online is simple once you're actually making money online. If someone is starting off as a beginner... this stuff can seem like an advanced engineering course or applying differential equations to find out the location of a particle in space.
        Yep, l would add, that making money online is easy, (create a crap product, PDF, and then just throw traffic at it until it sells).

        But making money, or profit and then being able to scale is the thing that takes time, hard work and determination!

        But if you are determined enough, then it is possible!


        Shane
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        • Profile picture of the author TimothyTorrents
          Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

          Yep, l would add, that making money online is easy, (create a crap product, PDF, and then just throw traffic at it until it sells).

          But making money, or profit and then being able to scale is the thing that takes time, hard work and determination!

          But if you are determined enough, then it is possible!


          Shane
          I agree.

          The hardest part about making money online is figuring out HOW to make money online. Once you know how to build a decent website, drive traffic, and promote products; it is fairly easy to scale up. The trick is to learn how to do all that.

          Practice makes perfect.

          Just start working and you will figure it out on the go. It is honestly not THAT difficult to make money online.
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          • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
            Originally Posted by TimothyTorrents View Post

            I agree.

            The hardest part about making money online is figuring out HOW to make money online. Once you know how to build a decent website, drive traffic, and promote products; it is fairly easy to scale up. The trick is to learn how to do all that.

            Practice makes perfect.

            Just start working and you will figure it out on the go. It is honestly not THAT difficult to make money online.

            True, one day when you have learned a lot and tried a lot, and failed a lot, and put up with sarcasm a lot, it will all come together or the fog will lift, and you will finally know how to make a profit online and how to become wealthy through scaling!

            The formula for online success is easy....


            Keep trying no matter what, and be the best you can be!


            Shane
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  • Profile picture of the author Make Money Ninja
    Its as easy as 1, 2, 3. Just send me $100 and i will send you back $200.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by nicolasmd2112 View Post

    If I wanted to start advertising affiliate products with my affiliate link with Google Adwords RIGHT NOW, technically, I would be able to generate sales pretty easy considering that I would a good ad script and keywords.
    Apart from ...

    (i) The fact that AdWords TOS don't allow it, and ...

    (ii) The fact that most of the available income in affiliate marketing comes from (a) keeping your traffic returning to the sales page (because very few people buy anything much at their first visit to a sales page), and (b) making repeated sales to the same customers, and (c) selling things on the strength of your recommendation because your readers/visitors trust you, and you can't really do any of those three things without building lists, and ...

    (iii) The fact that Google traffic (of which AdWords is a paid-for kind) tends to be about the worst, least responsive, least productive kind of traffic you can have for many kinds of affiliate sales.

    Originally Posted by nicolasmd2112 View Post

    But lets say I've ready worked out all the kinks and know what will work and what won't, then it should be fairly easy right?
    This may help you, Nicolas (ignore the specific mention of ClickBank, if you want - that's just an example of affiliate sales: the principle is the same for many other things, too): http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post7110523

    And if it doesn't, here are three more for you to try.

    Is it a good idea to spend some time on building a mailing list ?

    Without Building a List, How Consistent is Your Income from Affiliate Marketing

    Does anyone even make money online without an email list?
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  • Profile picture of the author Fazal Mayar
    Its not....people make it seem to be. Its like the bodybuilding thing, building muscles is a lot of work but it they make it seem like we can grow 40 pds in on week. You need a strategy or else you would work for nuttin
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    • Profile picture of the author Make Money Ninja
      Originally Posted by Fazal Mayar View Post

      Its not....people make it seem to be. Its like the bodybuilding thing, building muscles is a lot of work but it they make it seem like we can grow 40 pds in on week. You need a strategy or else you would work for nuttin
      Unless you have steroids.

      I have steroids for internet marketing. 100 dolla!!!
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      • Profile picture of the author JamesBorg
        The usual simple formula is something like TARGETED TRAFFIC + CONVERTING COPY = PROFIT. But it's not as easy as it appears.

        CONVERTING COPY isn't so much a problem. If you had enough TARGETED TRAFFIC for a buyer niche, you could split test and refine the copy at your leisure. Eventually you'd probably get some copy that converts well. I like these kinds of situations in which other people aren't getting in my way and results are up to me.

        Getting enough TARGETED TRAFFIC is the problem. If you pay for it, you've gotta ensure the costs don't wipe out your profits. And whether you pay for it or go the free route, you'll find a bunch of anal policy wonks and self-loathing 9-5 desk monkeys ready to stifle your efforts and penalize/suspend/ban/blacklist you at every turn.
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        • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
          Yep, try to create a optin form, with Adwords and suspension will become an all out ban!

          I read through their terms, (which took a week) and created a site with content, etc.

          Then had to put my optin form at the bottom of one of those 5 or 6 content pages, which was a total waste of time.

          In the end l got rid of the optin form, because none of the traffic converted, (no wonder, since l wasn't allowed to offer any freebie with it, and it was in the corner of the site).


          The only way to create a list with Google is to, offer a sensational product for a dollar, and get as many buyers on your list as possible.


          I don't agree with the remarks about adword traffic being lousy. For me Bing and probably Yahoo, traffic never converts, but Adwords does, or did for me!


          Yep, as others have said, make a decision, go for it, learn from your mistakes, try again, blah, blah. And then dump it after months of effort or when you start to see how good or bad it is.

          Then try something else that is cheaper as a startup, etc!


          The golden rule isn't does this area l am testing work, but how determined am l to find something that works.

          If you are like Will Smith, and will keep trying or die, then success is a sure thing!


          Shane

          PS don't create a make money product with Google, even if you know that it works. It is the fastest way to get banned for life!
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  • Profile picture of the author Giftys
    The easiest way to get from point A to point B is in a straight line.
    While this is a great thing to know and a good starting place, it isn't the whole picture (although it sounds like it would be). Business is more complicated than that. There are usually many, many factors involved that keep something from being so simple. Steve B alluded to some of them. Others are your work ethic, how much time you have to devote, cost of entry, etc.

    Your best bet is to keep "throwing stuff at the wall". After awhile, something will stick. When that happens, run with it... as fast and as furious as you can!

    - Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author tjaysen70
    yeah man, if you're a rookie with ppc and especially adwords, then you best consult in some programs that teach you how to do it right these days. Gone are the adwords of direct linking your ad to affiliate site, for 5 cents a click.

    Now you must send users from ad to a landing page that is relevant to the keyword searched, or what keyword you bid on. And then have a review style page that has links below the fold.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Originally Posted by nicolasmd2112 View Post

    The easiest way to get from point A to point B is in a straight line.
    The easiest way to get from point A to point B is through a wormhole.

    If point A is the Milky Way Galaxy and point B is the Andromeda Galaxy... even at light speed in a straight line it would take forever.... unless you know how to travel at the speed of thought.

    Lol...

    Don't mind me.

    Making money online is simple once you're actually making money online. If someone is starting off as a beginner... this stuff can seem like an advanced engineering course or applying differential equations to find out the location of a particle in space.
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