Most people don’t make much money online. And a lot of people go about it the ‘wrong’ way. I’ve talked to countless intelligent, hard-working folks who tried, but gave up after accomplishing very little in their online careers.
But don’t give up too soon.
There are really only two things you need to make money online. Unfortunately, most of us have to try a lot of things and pay a lot of dues before figuring out just what those two things are.
A lot of very successful marketers have worked out exactly how to make money from other people who want to make money online. Sell them something that will help them to make money online.
It’s the simple technique to confound the unsuspecting newbie marketer who has yet to make money or the folk who have tried a few things but are yet to make ‘enough’ money online.
It’s the power of “Shiny Object Syndrome” that entraps many lone-marketers who are seeking a get rich quick scheme. The clever marketers only have to pour a lot of words onto a page in the right format (and there’s a lot of sneaky psychology to the ‘right format’), put that page in front of a lot of people (‘The Warrior Forum’ / ‘JVZoo’ / ‘Clickbank’ to name a few) and make money from others.
That Niche, the “Make Money Online” niche, has a very eager community looking for the next big thing. It’s an easy niche to get started in.
Most fledgling marketers find or create a business opportunity, then try to promote it using various methods. Invariably, even though they may be spending a good chunk of change in their promotion effort, they aren’t promoting nearly enough. There are a LOT of people pushing businesses online. If you want to get noticed and start making sales, you simply HAVE to promote BIG.
Instead of reaching a few hundred here and a few thousand there, you need to promote to MILLIONS, even BILLIONS of people in billions of places.
Not at all. Think of major corporations like Pepsi, McDonalds or Toyota. They’ve got their advertising in newspapers, on TV, on race cars, on business signs, on billboards, flyers, in magazines, and hundreds of other places world-wide.
Now that’s promoting big.
To sell big, you’ve got to promote big.
But how does the average person even begin to do marketing on such a large scale without mortgaging their house and winning the lottery?
These days the Internet is coming to the rescue. One count of the number of ad sites is well over one billion. If you can create software to count the sites, you can also create a way to automatically submit ads to all those sites — and that is exactly what some clever developers have made available.
Where do I promote my product?
Don’t forget the myriad of websites which allow you to post free content, like:
- Ezine Articles
- Commenting on websites in your niche
- CommentLuv websites
- Forum comments and signatures
- the list goes on and on…
Your product, offer, leadpage, article, clickbait or whichever/whatever tool you want to use to market NEEDS to be on all of these sites and more. Every time you write an article for your website, publish something on each of these and many other sites which links users back to your article or blog post or lead page.
Of course, the 2nd requirement for making money online is to choose the right business. Selling the same old items in the same small ways simply won’t bring you more than a trickle of income.
Pick a business that sells the online audience what they really want and need.
I’m reminded of the woman who started selling small items on eBay. She did o.k., but soon found she was one of millions selling the same things. So she switched to selling the packaging all those millions needed to ship their items. Soon she was selling so much packaging she had to rent a warehouse and hire 10 employees just to keep up with demand. She made a LOT of money just by selling something everybody in her crowd wanted and needed.
Keep those two simple points in mind — pick the right business, then promote really big — and you’ll find your online profits quickly reach your expectations.