Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Make Money on the Internet Immediately with Affiliate Programs

If you are like many people, you are looking for a way to make money on the internet. But getting started can be a daunting task. If you sell your own product, you need to set up a sales website to send customers to, figure out how you are going to get money from people and how you are going to market your product to get customers to come to your website. If you have little or no knowledge of html code, don’t have the first clue as to how to write effective ad copy and don’t know the difference between adwords and adsense, you will have a lot to learn before you can get your website up and running with cash pouring in from thousands of customers.

I hope you have a product that you want to sell on the internet and I hope that you can get your website set up to make money from it.

In the meantime, try something simpler so you don’t tear your hair out or get a migraine headache from frustration. The easiest way to start making money online is to sell affiliate products. The capture page is already set up. The merchant account or way for customers to pay online is already set up. All you do is market your affiliate link which redirects to the capture page of the product. When the customer buys, you get paid. Instead of learning webpage design, professional copywriting, shopping cart and merchant account set up, you can concentrate on learning how to market the site.

Since marketing is key to making money on the internet, the more you learn about marketing, the faster you will start making money. Two places to concentrate your marketing efforts are Google and Facebook. On Google, you can sponsor ads for keywords that describe your product. When a person clicks on your ad, you will pay Google the amount you have bid for that keyword. This is called pay-per-click marketing. Facebook ads work in a similar way but have a different audience. They appear on the right side of people’s profiles and can be chosen according to information listed in the person’s profile so that ads are targeted to customers who have a predisposition to be interested in your product. Both Google and Facebook have tutorials for creating and marketing ads.

To find affiliate products that you want to sell, set up accounts at Clickbank and/or Plimus. You can browse through the available products and sign up for the product that appeals to you most. Use your knowledge from the tutorials on Google and Facebook to place ads and start making money right away.

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