Working from home is absolutely possible and it doesn’t have to be multilevel marketing either. Today I want to show you how to get an online business up and running without any knowledge.
With all the speculation about whether you can make money online, I thought I’d clear that up and show you how you can have your business up and running in under 20 minutes.
First I want you to know that if you want to do business online, you are going to have to put in the work and effort just like you would with any other business.
The difference with an online business, is the fact that you do not need to spend thousands of dollars to make thousands, I don’t care what anyone tells you.
If someone asks you to spend over $1,000 to learn how to make money online, just know that you will be in for another scam awakening. I know, I know, the price would make you believe that you are going to make money, but you are about to walk into another overpriced MLM trap.
What do You Want to Sell?
I know it may seem like I want you to choose your product and then you are going to start promoting it, but it’s really not.
I want you to think about this the other way around, and pick your market by choosing a very targeted group of people.
Ex: Group of people looking to lose weight
Although this is still a bit too broad, I want you to get on the right track and the right direction. Choosing a product will only get you stuck and will eventually get you to quit.
So now that we know what “group of people” we want to target, let’s break that down so that we can attack and get some sales with a very targeted niche.
To break this down, you simply make a tighter shot group and find a very specific group. If this were me, I’d do something like “a group of people looking to lose weight over 60”.
Now that we have that out of the way, we are going to need a store. In the world of online marketing, this would be in the form of a website.
The Foundation – Your Website
Although some people may say that you don’t need a website to make money online, but I beg to differ. The thing with this, is that you can go to sites like Site Rubix, which offers 2 completely free websites, with no strings attached.
Don’t let this step scare you, because it is a lot easier to create a website than you think. You can literally have a site up and running in under 30 seconds.
Use this handy dandy tool to see if your nice little name is available. The thing about this free website that I recommend, is that it comes with the lessons it takes to make money with online marketing.
Adding Products to Your Store
The way products are sold in this business, is absolutely amazing! I have tried my luck at MLM and although I did pretty good, I am not the best salesman out there.
With online marketing, I think I can finally call myself one of the best in the business. The best part about the whole thing, is that I never have to talk to anyone face to face, or try to sell them some type of lotions and potions gig.
Selling stuff online is done in a whole different way, and I think you would love how it’s done. What if it was done in a way of which you solve people’s problems and then make money in the process, would you do it?
I’m pretty sure you’ve “Googled” something before and I’m pretty sure the other 2 billion people online have done the same. The thing is, there’s an affiliate marketer on the other end, cashing in on simple searches that people do every single second of every single day.
Becoming an Affiliate
This is the part that can be a little confusing, but this is where you make your money. Once you have your site and your target audience, you want to get the products on your site.
In this step, you are going to have to signup with different vendors and become “affiliated” with them. Once this step is complete, you can now “sell” products.
Remember how I said there is no direct selling? With this part, you will be selling your products in the form of links, advertisements, and pictures.
It’s really as simple as giving your readers the solution and making some money in the process. There is no need for recruiting, lying and misleading people, but rather showing them the best answers to solve their problems.
Want to promote Amazon products? There’s an affiliate program for that. Want to sell stuff from Ebay? There’s an affiliate program for that too. There is an affiliate program for almost every single product you can think of, so your store would never be empty.
The Beauty of Affiliate Products
Along with the way products are sold as an affiliate marketer, there are also other things that might impress you. here are other things you can expect as an affiliate marketer
- You don’t own the product
- You don’t need to ship the product
- You don’t need to deal with returns or refunds
Not only do you have zero contact with any products, but you will be doing this all from the comfort of your home, or wherever you want to do it. With an internet connection of course.
Getting Customers – Your Website Traffic
There are a couple of ways to get people into your store (your website). Some are free and just like a regular business, you can pay to get people to come to your site.
Free – The best and free way to do this, is through some good old SEO (search engine optimization). See how you do that little search you do with Google or Bing? The top 3 websites are usually the ones that make all the money.
This is another reason why I stressed about getting a very, very targeted niche. If you do this, you can get your content ranked a lot easier than those who try and target the whole weight loss industry.
Paid – Some people may not like to do this, or get tired of paying for more things, but this is absolutely the best way to get anyone to your website.
I’m pretty sure you’ve seen some advertisements on Google, Facebook, and Youtube. This is where you can advertise your site, in the form of PPC (pay per click).
Both of these techniques are very good, and I also recommend you do both. I also suggest you start with getting organic traffic, if you’re on a budget and then start some PPC campaigns as soon as you start making money.
Wash, Rinse, & Repeat
Once you have learned everything about your online business, all you have to do is keep doing the same thing, over, and over, and over again. The more the merrier!
Now that you know how to start your own online business, go out there and make something happen. If anyone tells you that you can’t make money online, you can show them exactly how I showed you.
If you want to learn more about affiliate marketing and how I learned what I know, you can try the Wealthy Affiliate. This is where I learned everything I know about making money online, and I know it will work for you. Until next time, Happy Blogging!
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