Do you absolutely despise your day job? How would you like to supplement or even replace your income with money you earn using nothing more than an internet connection and your wits to guide you? Sound too good to be true? It’s not, and in fact many people are living that dream right now as you read this. Online marketing has taken the world by storm, but only the dedicated are actually making a living from it. If you want to earn an online income, follow this guide. You’re closer than you think to becoming a successful online marketer.
Product Or Service
One of the best ways to make an income online is to offer a product or service that is in high demand. Do you have idea for a great product that you can easily produce and distribute online? Maybe you’d like to write a book or e-book and distribute that far and wide for an online income? Or perhaps you have a special skill or a hobby that you’d like to convert into an income online. Whatever your idea, put it to good use, work hard to make sure the product or service is a viable commodity and then sell it online.
Regular books can be sold on Amazon, e-books can be sold on Clickbank, services can be sold on your own website or through online advertising – literally, the sky is the limit.
Of course you don’t need to have a product or service to earn an online income.
If you don’t have your own product or service, affiliate marketing is the second best way to earn an income through the Internet. With affiliate marketing, someone else has to go through all the hard work of researching and creating a product or service. Your job as an affiliate marketer is to sell that product or service to others for a commission, usually 50% or more.
Just a moment ago, we mentioned selling your own e-book on Clickbank. Clickbank is an information products marketplace, but it’s also an affiliate marketer’s haven. You can search through all sorts of e-books and software and other digital products until you find one you might want to promote. You’ll get an affiliate link, which you will then use in your own marketing materials.
Every sale you earn, you earn a commission and that’s not a bad way to earn an income online. Keep in mind that Clickbank is only one affiliate marketplace. You may find that the products and services you use today have affiliate programs. Look into them and promote them heavily to earn big with online marketing.
Adsense is Google’s online advertising platform that is powered through Adwords. You can host Adsense ads on your website and/or blog and you’ll then earn an online income every time someone clicks on those ads. This was a very popular way to make an income online just a few years ago before Google dropped the Panda and Penguin hammers. Marketers figured out that mini blogs with just a few pages and Adsense ads could earn tons of traffic and could be duplicated quite easily. Marketers were making a killing, until Google caught on and made it much more difficult to start and duplicate mini blogs. Is Adsense marketing still viable? Of course. It is Google, after all. Just make sure you keep your online marketing on the up-and-up so that Google doesn’t suspect any funny business.
Cost-Per-Action & Pay-Per-Click
There are quite a few ad networks out there that you will have to apply to if you want to promote their CPA and PPC ads. Once you get approved, you’ll notice that there are all sorts of companies and products and services that have CPA and PPC ads available. Whatever you happen to be marketing, chances are there’s an ad that coincides with that offer. Use these ads to increase your online income, as you’ll earn commission every time someone acts or clicks, depending on the ad you choose.
Your Web Presence
So far we’ve mentioned quite a few ways to earn an income online. What’s the next step? For any of these online marketing techniques to work, you need an online presence. Whether you are selling your own product, an affiliate product or you are trying to get people to click on your PPC ads, you need a web presence if you hope to earn an online income.
Your web presence doesn’t have to be elaborate. It could be a one-page sales page that offers your brand new e-book. It could be a five page website that offers your service, but that also collects an online income from PPC ads. Or it could be a simple blog where you sell affiliate products by reviewing the top products you come across.
Whatever type of web presence you choose, if you hope to earn an online income, follow this one piece of advice: Always give your audience what they want and try to over-deliver if possible. Study your competition and do what they’re doing only better. And get to know your audience. They’re the ones who are going to follow you, buy your products and services and click on your ads. And finally, be consistent. Even if whatever you’re doing doesn’t seem to be working, keep at it. When you feel like quitting, that’s usually right before you hit it big. Online marketing isn’t difficult, but it does take know-how, dedication and plenty of patience.
Now you’re ready to earn an online income through online marketing.