Making Money – Start Here

Making Money – Where to Start

making money onlineI get a lot of questions about making money online.  Often, people will ask me about specific products.  “Will this product allow me to make money?”  I say no.  “How about this one?”  I say, “I reviewed that, and it’s not a good product.”  “Is this one any better?  I need to make money!”

Questions like these are common, but they’re also the wrong questions.  A lot of people see ads for products in the make money niche that claim they’ll make it easy for you to earn $100, $500 or even $1000 per day.  Often they’re sold with claims of “push-button ease,” “autopilot profits,” or “make money while you sleep.”  Some of these products are actually capable of helping you make money, but if you’re new, you’re destined to fail, even with the good ones.  Why?

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Make Money Online – Why Systems Fail

Make Money Online – The Constantly Changing Game

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make money online in 2016I’ve been working in the make money online niche for more than ten years now, and in that time, I have built more than two thousand Websites.  I’ve written ebooks.  I’ve sold training programs.  I’ve worked as an affiliate marketer for dozens of companies.  I’ve sold products via direct retail (and still do.)  There have been times when I was very successful, times when I wasn’t, and times when things were steady, but unspectacular.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my decade as an Internet marketer, it’s that change is a constant companion.  Something will work really well one day, bring in lots of cash, and then…nothing.  Sometimes, it’s worse than nothing, when you suddenly find yourself losing money doing something that was profitable just a short time ago.  Why does this happen?   Why do plans to make money online work one day and not the next?

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7 Tips to Increase Affiliate Marketing Sales

Affiliate Marketing Triggers

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People like to buy things, but they’re often looking for reasons not to buy.  That may seem odd, but in the affiliate marketing business, buyers are fickle and competition is fierce.  If people aren’t buying from you or through you, they’ll likely buy from someone else.  That’s why you absolutely have to present whatever it is you’re selling in the best possible light.

affiliate marketing in 2016Over time, it has become apparent that there are a certain number of “triggers” that can inspire people to make the decision to purchase.  While not all of these can necessarily be incorporated into the sales page for one product, most of the time, you’ll see several of them at once on the sales page for any product being sold online.  There’s a reason for that – these things work.  In this blog post, I’ll cover a list of the 7 things that marketers use most often in order to persuade people to buy.  These tips work for both affiliate marketing and for direct sales.  In the end, it’s simply about persuading people to buy, rather than giving them a reason to go buy from one of your competitors.

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Make Money Blogging – 6 Tips for Newbies

Make Money Blogging – Helpful Tips

If you want to start an online venture, it’s possible to make money blogging.  Lots of people do, and it’s a great way to share your knowledge and opinions, draw traffic, refer people to products as an affiliate, sell products directly, and have fun in the process.  Blogging also represents a relatively easy path to making money online as you can get started for a relatively small investment of time and money.

make money blogging in 2016One of the other advantages of blogging is that it doesn’t require a huge amount of technical knowledge, though some will be required and there is, as with anything, a bit of a learning curve for those just getting started.  If you want to make money blogging in 2016, there are a few things you’re going to need to know about.  In this post, I’ll cover a few of the basic things that you’ll need to know if you’re going to get started in an attempt to make money blogging.

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Making Money Online – Who Succeeds?

Making Money Online – What’s the Secret?

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If there’s one thing I see a lot in the course if this business, it’s desperation.  I see it on marketing forums and I see it in the email messages I receive from this site.  “I really need money.  Please help.”  “What can I do to make money today?”  Desperation comes in varying degrees, of course; some people are literally starving while others are simply out of work and have no income.  They’ve heard that there are ways of making money online, and they are hoping that someone, somewhere, will tell them “the secret” so that they can start earning piles of cash.

making money onlineThere is certainly no shortage of people who want to sell “the secret” to you, and it’s usually in the form of a system of some kind.  You buy an ebook or some software, and you do what the book tells you to do, and then the money rolls in.  There are lots of people selling such systems and most of them make a lot of money….selling the system.  I’m not so sure that they’re actually making any money from using the system.  The profits come from offering that system to desperate buyers.   There’s a problem with that, however, and if you don’t pay attention to it, you’ll have problems making money online.

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Make Money Blogging in 2016 – 5 Mistakes to Avoid

Make Money Blogging in 2016 – Tips for Success

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One of the easiest ways to get started making money online is through blogging.  You can find a topic or niche that you’re passionate about, write articles about it on a regular basis, and make money either through advertising on your site, such as Google Adsense, or by recommending products to your site visitors through affiliate marketing.  The nice thing about this method is that it doesn’t require a lot of skill, and thousands of people are going to successfully make money blogging in 2016.  Why not join them?

make money blogging in 2016Of course, not everyone who throws up a quick Website is going to make money blogging in 2016, because there are a number of pitfalls that can hinder your success.  Some are obvious and others are a little more subtle.  Still, it helps to avoid the common mistakes if you can manage to avoid them.  Keep in mind, too, that success will come in time.  No blog has ever been successful from the start.  It takes time to develop an audience and to find your niche.  Read on for my suggestions about how to avoid common problems that might make it harder to make money blogging in 2016.

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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

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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?

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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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