Making Money in 2016 – The Secret to Success

Making Money in 2016 – Find a Plan

If you’re reading this, it’s likely because you’re interested in making money in 2016.  There’s nothing wrong with that; we all have to eat.  It’s much more fun and interesting to work from home than it is to work at a job you hate, so why not try to be your own boss?  The problem for many people is that they don’t know how to go about it or what to do.  While there is no “one size fits all” solution that works for everyone, there are some general principles that can help anyone who is interested in making money in 2016.

making money in 2016A common problem among people who are new to trying to make money online is to try to find a “system” that will allow them to make money quickly and without a lot of effort.  There are such systems that do make money, but the problem is that they usually only make money for the people who sell them.  The people who buy them are generally out of luck, because there are no simple “systems” that will allow you to make money easily.  The truth is that it’s had work to succeed online and it’s going to be a full time job to succeed.  That’s the bad news; the good news is that there is a general process that can apply to just about anything you want to do to succeed.  If you’re interested in making money in 2016, then read on and I’ll explain.

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Affiliate Marketing in 2016 – Start By Getting Organized

Affiliate Marketing in 2016 – First Things First


It’s a new year, and time to get a fresh start in your efforts to make money online.  There aren’t going to be a lot of changes to affiliate marketing in 2016; what worked last year is likely going to work this year as well.  That’s great, as you’re unlikely to have to make any serious changes to what you’ve been doing.  If you’ve been successful in your affiliate marketing efforts, then you’ll likely to continue to see success.  If you haven’t gotten there yet, then you should see some good results from affiliate marketing in 2016 – if you put in the effort.

affiliate marketing in 2016The key to success from affiliate marketing in 2016 is going to be how you approach the problem.  Ideally, you’ll want to know exactly what it is that you want to do and how it is that you want to go about doing it.  I’ve found that when it comes to such things, it’s a good idea to have a formal plan.  From there, it’s just a matter of taking the steps to execute it. Obviously, what works for someone else isn’t necessarily going to work for you, but I’ve found that having a plan and following it closely can go a long way towards helping you achieve success, whether it’s making money with affiliate marketing in 2016 or doing anything.  Read on and I’ll offer some more tips.

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Make Money Online in 2016 – It’s About Process

Make Money Online in 2016 – What’s New?

The new year is pretty much upon us, and while some things will change, others will not.  Millions of people will still bet trying to improve their financial situation as well as following the dream of working for themselves.  Why not?  Being self-employed is a great way to earn a living and you have the freedom to make your own choices and control your own destiny.  Still, things change quickly in the world of Internet marketing, so what’s it going to take to make money online in 2016?

make money online in 2016While there have been some huge changes over time in the world of affiliate marketing, we’re not really seeing a whole lot in the way of changes in process.  In order to make money online in 2016, you won’t have to do anything dramatically different from what you’ve done in the past, though you might have to concentrate on a few specific areas that previously required little or no attention.   Read on and I’ll give you an outline of what I think you’ll need to do to remain competitive if you want to make money online in 2016.

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Affiliate Marketing – Why Should They Buy From You?

Affiliate Marketing – What Do You Provide?


There’s a common question asked by those who are new to affiliate marketing, and I saw it asked again today on a marketing forum:  “Why would someone buy through my affiliate link instead of going directly to Amazon and buying it there?”  The question gets asked all the time, and not just by Amazon affiliates.  It applies to any affiliate or any affiliate program, be it eBay, JVZoo, Commission Junction or Clickbank.

affiliate marketingThere are a number of answers to that question, but the most basic answer is this:  They will buy through your affiliate link if you provide something to them that they otherwise wouldn’t get.   That value can come in a number of different ways, and it’s up to you to figure out exactly what it is that you’re going to provide to the customer.  If you can figure that out, you’ll win.  Read on for some suggestions about how to increase your affiliate marketing sales.

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7 Tips for Creating Viral Content

Viral Content and How to Create It

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While creating content is an essential part of building an affiliate marketing Website, it’s also part of how you are going to draw traffic.  Good content will draw visitors to your site, and the ability to create good content is always a plus.  Viral content, which is content that gets shared heavily around the Web, is a great way to build traffic as well as your brand.  By creating viral content, you can essentially get others to share your articles and effectively promote your Website for your for free.

viral contentWhile it’s often thought that creating viral content is rather like catching lightning in a bottle, there’s actually a method to that madness.  It turns out that statistical analysis has revealed that there are certain qualities that can affect whether or not a common article becomes viral content.  While you never know for sure if an article that you write is going to spread like wildfire around the Web, there are a few things you can do to increase the likelihood that your article will be wildly shared.  Read on for our 7 tips for creating viral content.

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3 Mailing List Tips That Don’t Work

Mailing List Tips That Can Hurt You

As they say, “the money is in the list.”  If you have a mailing list, you can increase your affiliate marketing earnings.  It’s a bit of trouble to maintain a mailing list, and there’s a lot to know.  You’ll need to find an autoresponder system and learn how to use it.  You’ll have to learn to write email messages and you’ll have to learn how to properly format them to work with your chosen autoresponder.  There’s a lot to know, but there’s also no shortage of information on the Web about how to properly use an autoresponder and a mailing list.

mailing listThe problem is that some of these mailing list tips that are frequently posted here and there aren’t actually helpful, and in some cases, they can even hurt you.  While the ultimate goal of a mailing list is to help you convey whatever messages you choose to the people on your mailing list, making sure that they receive the messages and that the messages have value to them should be paramount.  Sometimes, the mailing list tips offered by so-called “gurus” or “experts” are helpful, but at other times, they’re misleading or counterproductive.  Read on and I’ll explain.

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Information Overload and How to Deal With It

Avoiding Information Overload


I get feedback from visitors to this site as well as from those on my mailing list, and occasionally, I hear from frustrated individuals who are simply overwhelmed and are suffering from information overload.  If you’ve been in the industry for a while, you become familiar with the terminology and the process used in making money, building Websites or building and maintaining a mailing list.

information overloadOn the other hand, if you’re new to affiliate marketing, every single term and every single step can seem like a huge obstacle.  Now clearly, this industry is not for everyone, and it’s quite possible that some of you simply aren’t suited to making money online.  That’s not a criticism, but rather an observation.  I, after all, am not suited to a career as a concert pianist.  I simply don’t have the skill set, and at this point in my life, I’m incapable of acquiring the skills necessary for a career playing a piano in front of a concert audience.  Still, some people who are suited to making money online are still occasionally burdened with information overload.  In this post, I’ll discuss this issue as well as some ways to over come the information overload problem.

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Make Money Fast! The Lure of Easy Money

Make Money Now – The Tagline That Always Works


I’ve seen an awful lot of books, software programs, videos and training courses in the make money online niche over the years, and there’s one phrase, or a variation on it, that remains evergreen.  It never goes out of style, and it’s the one phrase that is almost always guaranteed to spur sales.  That phrase is “make money fast!” or some version of it, like “make money now!” or “make money in 24 hours!”

man who can make money onlineWith that phrase, the sales page will then go on to tell you about a “method” or a “system” or a “secret loophole” that will allow you to start putting money in the bank within minutes or hours of buying their course.  I’ll freely admit, too, that I’ve fallen for these sales pitches over the years, and I’ve purchased a few of those products, looking for the ways to make money quickly or on autopilot, or using some secret loophole in the system that would allow me to get instant results.  Of course, as you might guess, these things pretty much never work out…except for the people selling the products, of course.  So why do they market their products this way?

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Internet Marketing – What If You Fail?

Internet Marketing and Failure

I saw a post on an Internet marketing forum recently about failure.  The person who started the thread said that they’d tried a number of things to make money online and that they’d all failed.  The added that they were uncertain about trying again and wondering what they should do about it.  Should they continue?  What if they fail again?

internet marketing failureFailure in Internet marketing is actually quite common, despite what many of the so-called Internet marketing gurus tell you.  Of course, Internet marketing isn’t the only field of business where failure is common; it’s also common in every other type of business on Earth.  That’s the nature of business.  It’s competitive.  Sometimes your ideas don’t work.  Sometimes your ideas do work and then, for some reason, they quit working later.  What can you do about it?

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Making Money – How Do You Do That?

Making Money With Your Website

“How do I make money?” “Who is going to pay me?”  These are questions that I receive often from people who are interested in learning about making money online, but don’t yet understand the process.  If you’re completely new to Internet commerce and you really don’t understand anything about the mechanisms at work, then it can appear to be pretty confusing.  It seems that there are people earning a living online, but when everything that’s happening is being done by software behind the scenes, it’s hard to see a process at work.

making money onlineThe idea of making money with a Website is known as monetizing it.  That’s simply a way of saying that you’re going to create a Website and find a way, or more than one way, of using it to make money.  There is no single method of making money with a Website, though some methods work better than others and some methods are easier to put to work than others.  Some marketers use one method exclusively, while others make use of multiple methods, sometimes on the same Website.  Which method should you use?  That depends on a number of things.

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