If you’ve come to this article you’ve probably heard the term “internet marketing” before and are wondering what it is or how it’s done. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many people have heard the term, but don’t know a thing about it. I was once the same and I have to say I am stoked that I made the move to learn about it and you will be too.
What is Internet Marketing?
Well, to be plain and simple, it is nothing more than promoting and selling OTHER PEOPLE’S products. You are given the ability to sell products that you don’t have to create. This is the beauty of internet marketing. There is no product to handle, no shipping, no customer service, nothing. All you have to do is produce leads that turn into purchases.
You have no responsibility other than driving traffic to the sales page.
Does this mean it’s easy? No. Internet marketing is a job. And no matter what you read online, a job is a job. You do have to put time and effort into this in order to make money with it.
How Much Can I Make?
In all honesty, this is completely up to you. The more time and effort that you put into internet marketing, the better the chances are that you will make a sizable income with it. There are those who make $200 – $300 a month with it just working part time. And there are those who make $2500 – $5000+ a month with it who use affiliate marketing (internet marketing & affiliate marketing are the same thing btw) as a full time job.
As with anything else you should set goals to achieve what you want out of it. I posted about setting and achieving goals a while back. If you want to make $500 a month, make sure you set a plan of action to achieve this goal. If you want to make $5000 a month, you’re going to want to do the same, but it’s going to be a much more lengthy plan of action of course.
It is possible to make a full-time income with affiliate marketing. There are many out there who have accomplished that. Again, it’s all dependent on the amount of time and effort that you put into it.
How Do I Get Started?
First off I’d suggest that you sign up for the three major affiliate programs that are available on the internet. They are completely free to sign up for and start using. They are:
I suggest these because I use them myself and they are quality programs and are great to get started with.
The second step is to choose the products or services that you wish to promote.
This can be a tricky process that we will get more into at a later point in time. Right now I just want you to get the grasp of exactly what internet marketing is. It is important to know what the field is before stepping into it.
The third step, or course, is to start promoting. There are many ways to do this and I won’t go over that right now. We’ll save that for later.That’s pretty much affiliate marketing in a nutshell. It’s fairly easy to get started in and doesn’t require you to pay for anything if you don’t want to.
Just to reiterate the point: affiliate marketing takes TIME AND EFFORT. It is a job. It’s a very rewarding job that you can do out of the comfort of your home.
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