There is no doubt that the Internet has given many of us the opportunity to earn an extra income working from home.
Although there is huge potential, it is estimated that 95% of Internet marketers do not make any money at all. There are many reasons for this, but if you follow the following 7 steps below, you should be on your way to making money online.
1 Select a trusted supplier
If we are buying on the high street, it is relatively easy to select a trusted supplier, as we know most of the companies, and there is lots of publicity about these suppliers.
On the Internet, it is much more challenging, as there are so many small vendors. Many of them write a compelling sales letter, but that is not good enough.
Fortunately, there are many tools available where we can research these suppliers. For example, if you are looking at products from somebody called “Harry Smith” (this is purely fictional and does not relate to anyone in particular), go to google and type in:
“Is Harry Smith honest?”
“Harry Smith scam”
Make sure you do the necessary research. For example, someone may have written an article titled “Harry Smith scam” but the article will just promote their own product or service.
Also look on social media accounts such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. You can find lots of information this way.
2 Select a trusted portal
Many product/service suppliers will sell through portals such as Clickbank, JVZoo and Warrior Plus. All of these have been around for some time and should satisfy you. If you are just starting out, you may wish to select products/services on these portals, as they also have a lot of data relating to the suppliers and how well the products sell.
The easiest one to start with is Clickbank, as you do not need to be approved for most of the products and services. With JVZoo and Warrior Plus you need approval from the vendor, which may not be easy if you haven’t got a track record on those platforms.
3 Select a product that is selling well
This may sound obvious, but sometimes the sales letters are so compelling you would think every product/service is a best seller. Fortunately, if you select one of the platforms above there are sales statistics for all their offerings.
Another way of checking is to go to google and YouTube and type:
“[Your chosen product] review”
You will quickly learn a lot about the offering you are considering.
4 Good training & support
Theses 2 factors are key.
Concerning training, for many offerings the support is video-based, which suits most people.
Hopefully once you have bought your chosen item, everything will go smoothly. However, there are lots of technicalities involved and you may not be able to operate the chosen system fully. In such cases you will need some assistance. Fortunately, with the 3 portals above, they will all offer the support of the chosen vendor.
It is also worth checking on google and YouTube about training and support. These are very often covered in review postings.
5 Invest in a growing market
This is another key point. In the past many large companies have been caught out by new technology or new trends. Some examples are as follows:
Photo film manufacturers suffered with the advent of digital cameras and SD cards.
Manufacturers of vinyl records saw sales plummet with the introduction of CDs.
Manufacturers of satellite navigation systems saw sales drop as many people now navigate with the use of the mobile phones.
This is a matter of keeping up with what is happening in the world. Also, tools like google trends can be very useful in spotting growing and declining markets.
6 Only invest in offers that you can afford
As I mentioned above, many sales letters are very compelling.
Having read some of them the vendor may convince you that you will automatically earn over $10,000 in your first month. Based on this it is a no brainer that you should part with $995, as your initial outlay will be paid back many times over in the first month.
It is very easy to be seduced by such offers but if you cannot afford $995, perhaps you shouldn’t invest. It may be better to wait until something more affordable is available.
7 Make sure you have the necessary skills to promote the offer
I’m sure we have all seen the headlines:
“Even my granny can do this”
“Anyone can do this”
“Easy to use, no technical skills required”
“This 16-year-old is earning a fortune”
Although sometimes this may be true, many times it doesn’t reflect your own abilities. It maybe that the granny is a technical wizard, or that the teenager has mastered many Internet skills.
It is very easy to get caught out, and it happened to me 2 years ago. I saw a system that looked very appealing and I was assured that it was very easy to use.
It’s a bit like saying that a car is easy to drive. It is if you have passed your test and have been driving for a few years. It isn’t easy if you have never sat in the driving seat of the car.
This was the case with me. After I bought the product, I needed HTML and CPanel skills. I don’t have those skills. I could learn them, but I don’t think that system can be described as “easy to use”.
Fortunately, there was a money-back guarantee, so I claimed my refund and moved on.
Not having the right skills or hitting roadblocks that cannot be easily overcome is one of the reasons that 95% of Internet marketers do not make any money online.
One of the easiest ways to check that you are suitable is to look for reviews on YouTube. Some of the reviewers will actually demonstrate the system for you, which helps considerably.
I cannot guarantee you will make money if you follow these steps, but they have served me well. I have been successful with a number of projects.
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This is a guest post from John Hayes, if you would like to be considered for a guest post please contact me.