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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How to Make Money Online – A Few Ideas That Work

How to Make Money Online

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how to make money onlineA lot of people want to know how to make money online, and people search for that particular phrase more than one hundred thousand times every month. That’s not surprising, really, as a lot of people have jobs that they don’t really like very much. With the Internet, there are a lot of opportunities for people who want to learn how to make money online.

Plus, working from home is fun. You work at your own pace, and ideally, you work doing something you enjoy. It can be a much less stressful way of earning a living than grinding it out at a job you hate.

The problem for many people is that when they search for how to make money online, they can’t tell the difference between the genuine opportunities and the work from home scams. There are plenty of both, but if you’re a newbie or just getting started, it can be difficult to tell the difference between what works and what is simply going to take advantage of you.

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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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Grammar Mistakes Can Cost You Money

Grammar Mistakes and Blogging

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Blogging is a great way to get started if you want to make money online.  All you have to do is find a topic that you’re passionate about, create some good content on a regular basis to draw in visitors to your site, and find a product related to your niche that you can promote or sell to your site visitors.  It’s a solid method of making money online, and it’s a lot of fun, too.

grammar mistakes while bloggingThere’s one common problem that a lot of bloggers have, however, that can dramatically affect how well your business can work.  Grammar mistakes, misspelled words, and punctuation problems can hurt you, since visitors may see such problems and decide that you’re either unprofessional or that you simply don’t know what you’re talking about.  The English language is a difficult one to master, even for native speakers, but making sure that you avoid the most common errors can help you both professionally and financially.  In this post, I’ll cover some common grammar mistakes that frequently pop up on Websites.

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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 – 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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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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