Monday, August 24, 2009

Making money online vs. making money in the traditional business

Making money online vs. making money in the traditional business or employee environment is really not all that different. The bottom line when it comes to making money is doing the things that cause money to trade hands. While this can be a variety of things with an endless range, one thing always happens. Value is created and value is agreed upon then money is transferred.
Any legitimate money making opportunity is going to have common characteristics or guidelines, if you will. First of all there are simple money making systems in our economy. Corporate America uses one money making system. Small business uses another legitimate money generating system. Non-profit en devours use yet another model for producing funds to cover expenses of projects.
Inside these general systems to make money there are much more intricate subsystem that make on business more competitive than another or let one corporation command more of the market share over another. There are target markets and marketing strategies and many other ideas that separate and define each unique system for making money.
Philosophy comes into play as well. When it comes to making money and the amounts of money that can be made, philosophy plays a big part. Things like how the system handles and values customer service and the ideas the company has about innovation and bringing new products to market.
One of the things that has happened recently with regards to making money online is advent of simple systems that create win-win scenarios for both the creator of a product and the people who market or distribute that product. Making money online is a growing trend here in the U.S. to say the least.
Selling information products and self help materials along with health and wellness products seem to be the most popular if you look around the Internet. One of the reasons these products work so well to make money online using the Internet is because of the ease in shipping these products.
Whether you are starting a new job, getting a promotion within a corporation or starting a small business there will be a learning curve. This also holds true for making money online. The one thing that is worth noting though, money making opportunities online have greatly reduced the learning curve and increase the money making potential.
Essentially there are only a few things to get good at in order to make money online. Number one I think is marketing. I say this for one simple reason. If you can get good at marketing you will always find great products that you can market and receive healthy commissions on. This can serve as a way to get started.
Creating your own products or getting exclusive rights to another online product is another skill that would increase your money making capabilities. do a little research into products you can use to create a good income for yourself.
Making Money in any business is the result of doing a few things well. Traditional Business models and online business models will both generate massive amounts of money is operated correctly. The main difference in the two models seems to be the money that goes into the entrepreneurs bank account rather than operating expenses.
Most business models you will find actually combine the two ideas taking the best of both worlds. The typically online entrepreneur is not paying for expensive real estate, equipment, employees, and things of that nature. While the work at home based entrepreneur is also getting tax benefits through home based write offs like interest deductions and home office space along with utility write offs.

Article 2 – What Are the Best Ways to Invest Today?

So what really are best ways to invest money today? Actually, there is no one right answer to this intriguing question. If there was, everybody would be doing the same thing.
The truth is, many have made small and large fortunes in just about every field of investment, whether it be real estate, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, forex trading, etc. Therefore, it is impossible to simply point to one of these ways to invest money and say, “invest here.”
First of all, the one thing you need to realize is that, no matter what field you plan on embarking in, every single successful investor thinks alike. By this, I mean they all have written out, definable goals by which they want to accomplish with their investments.
You see, most investors simply start investing with the idea in mind of getting rich. They have no set, determined number in mind, no goals for what they want to do with that money.
They just want to get rich. Obviously, this will not provide much motivation when you have to spend hours on end learning about your particular area of investing money.
The only thing that will often times keep you going is knowing what the end result you want in your investment. For instance, nobody just wants to make money to have green pieces of paper.
They want it so that they can do something with it (ex buy a new house or car, travel the world, etc). If you don’t know why you want to get rich, you will not be very motivated to achieve that goal.
Here’s what you do. Sit down and write out exactly how much money you want to make from your investments, and how long you want to take to earn that money. You might say, I want to have $100,000 in the bank by the start of next year.
Don’t stop there. Now, write out all the things you want to do with that money, whether it be to buy a new house, boat, travel and take vacations, give to your favorite charity. Do whatever will be most motivating to you.
Put those goals in an area where you can view them often. This way, every time you are feeling discouraged or that you will never achieve your goals, one simple glance at your goals will give you renewed energy.
Follow these tips, and no matter which ways to invest money you choose to embark in, you can’t help but make a ton of money. It may not happen overnight, but if you follow these tips, you will achieve your goals, no matter how lofty or unobtainable they may seem.

Article 3 – How to Be a Successful Affiliate Marketer

"Tell me the secret to being a successful affiliate marketer!" I get this type of email on occasion. I always dutifully read the email and send a polite reply. In the reply email I always try to stress the following points:
There are no secrets in affiliate marketing! I don't care what the guru's tell you. Being successful in affiliate marketing isn't a matter of luck, or the result of some type of magical wizardry. Being successful in affiliate marketing involves knowing the ingredients that makes other affiliate marketers successful. One of the common threads that I have observed in all successful affiliate marketers is their ATTITUDE toward their affiliate marketing business. Jim Martell, Rosalind Gardner, Jim Edwards, Allan Gardyne and many other highly successful affiliate marketers, that you may not have even heard of, all LOVE affiliate marketing. They have the passion a burning desire to be successful in their affiliate marketing endeavors.
Passion for affiliate marketing has to be the one key ingredient to achieving success, not only in affiliate marketing, but in any pursuit you undertake in life. Without a passion for your affiliate business, you are traveling down the road to failure. Your passion is what will keep you moving forward one tiny step at a time when your affiliate marketing business is going through difficult and trying times. That same passion will be the key factor in ultimately moving your affiliate marketing business toward the rewards of financial success!
Do you have this type of passion? I don't know. Only you can answer that. I do know that without belief, interest, and determination you will never develop the passion that pushes other successful affiliate marketers to extreme heights of affiliate marketing success.
Let's take a look at some of the traits that will fuel your passion to be successful in affiliate marketing:
Do you believe in the opportunity you have to be successful with affiliate marketing programs? If you don't, then you need to start right now. You MUST believe that you will be successful in your affiliate marketing efforts. How do you get this belief? Simple, do some research on affiliate marketing. You will find that many ordinary people, like you, can and are doing quite well in the world of affiliate marketing. Some people who were once in the same position you are in right now are earning thousands of dollars a month through their affiliate program marketing efforts. Don't be fooled into thinking that only the Cream of the Crop, the Super Affiliates with their names plastered all over the internet are the only ones making money with affiliate marketing. That isn't the case. Many people you have never heard of are making a very nice income from affiliate marketing; they just choose not to attract attention to themselves.
What is your goal for your affiliate marketing business? Maybe you can't answer that right now. Do your research. Set a reasonable goal for this month. Write it down. Do everything in your power to make that goal a reality. Once you've achieved that goal, move on to your next goal. You have to crawl before you can walk, walk before you can run, eventually you will be off and running. Affiliate marketing is a marathon, it isn't a sprint. Pace yourself. These frustrating days you may be experiencing now will soon be a distant memory. BELIEVE that you will be successful. It can be done. It isn't going to be easy, but then again anything worth having is going to take time and effort.
As an affiliate marketer you have to have a genuine interest in the merchant products that you are promoting to your prospects. To me, it means you should own and use these products. Why? You can give your prospects a fair and honest evaluative review of the product or service. Point out the features that make this particular product unique. Stress the benefits that your prospective customer will receive by using this product or service. The benefits that you have derived are probably some of the same benefits that your prospects are looking for. They need validation!
Think of it this way. If you have a genuine interest in the product and service you are promoting and you own and use the product for your own benefit, you have the advantage of putting yourself in the shoes of your prospective customers. You will become acutely more aware of their needs and are in a much better position to answer those needs.
You can truthfully share your interest in the product and experiences with the product. Even the most casual and curious browsers will be attracted to your product because you wrote a review or gave a testimony to a product you already own and use! Honest reviews and powerful testimonies about the benefits of a product or service are two of the most powerful tools that you have in your affiliate marketing arsenal. Use them often and use them wisely. Remember, your credibility is at stake!
Be Determined! You must set your chin and be determined to succeed in your affiliate marketing business. I am a huge College and Pro football fan. I am firmly convinced that the Pittsburgh Steelers are the world champions today because of the determination of their head coach, Bill Cowher. He willed that team to victory throughout the playoffs and the Super Bowl. He was not daunted by several previous setbacks in AFC championship games. He found new and better ways of getting the job done. Today he is a world champion.
You can do the same with your affiliate marketing business. You cannot get too high or too low in the world of affiliate marketing. Don't let a few setbacks get you down. Chalk each set back up to a lesson learned. Go back and rework your idea or plan. Find another way of approaching a problem. Find new and better ways of promoting and pre-selling your affiliate products.
When belief, interest and determination are present in your affiliate marketing business your passion for affiliate marketing and the goods and services you are promoting will shine brightly. All of your prospects will be able to see and feel your passion. Find your passion and you will have captured the most highly sought factor for your success in the world of affiliate marketing