How to Make Money Online – Where to Start?
Have you decided that there must be easier ways to make money than working day in, day out, 5 or 6 days a week? You typed in “How to make money online”, or “Ways to make money on the internet”.
Google gives you hundreds of pages with article websites, dedicated websites to making money and hundreds of ads on the side, promising to make you $100,000.00 in one month. There is almost too much information out there. AHHH where do you start?
After much searching and looking and trying different methods, I have decided that the best way to begin making money online is by affiliate marketing. This involves finding products people are selling, promoting them and receiving a commission on the sale. This way you don’t need to handle stock or have expensive overheads, and yet make quite a lot of money.
Affiliate marketing can still be quite confusing and if you are not careful, you can spend hundreds of dollars without making a thing. To get your head around the basics of how to be successful, and put your efforts into the right areas, I would recommend investing in a course which steps you through how to start, what to do first, what to do next etc. A big bonus of doing this will be that they tell you the things to avoid, and how to stop wasting money on advertising which will not make you money. I wasted a lot of time and money when I began, trying to work it out myself.
Ok, so we have decided to do affiliate marketing, and now we will pay some money to learn how to do it, which one do you buy? A search on Google will give us another huge list of sites promising to make us thousands in a day, or hundreds of thousands in six months. Which one do you choose to help you make money online?
Here are some pointers to look for when you visit these websites, which will hopefully help you to make a good choice when deciding on an affiliate marketing course.
1. Have they put their face to their website? – A site which offers a training package should at the very least prove that they are a real person, not someone trying to grab your money.
2. Are they charging a once off, or a monthly fee? – A course on how to make money online should only charge once for just providing information. If they are also providing another service, then it may still be worthwhile. There are programs out there which will provide product finding, keyword tracking, website hosting and results tracking as well as training.
3. Some training providers will offer bonuses and free information for joining. – This at least shows they have information and are willing to give something, not just take.
4. Have other people used it and been happy? – Testimonials show that someone has used the training and been happy.
Good luck with your new online business.