I’m sure if you’ve looked for a work at home opportunity that you are tired of the secrecy so many “gurus” share about their “systems.” There are reasons why they are so secret about their systems. Some systems aren’t worth the money you’re paying and some are so simple that you could have figured it out yourself.
So, let me walk you through a few systems that can make you money. I have seen some returns within as little as a day. But, those projects have returned money within as little as a day because of all the work I put into it to set it and let it. Don’t think that all things happen that fast. But, they can happen fast.
First of all to make money within a day after launching a system, you have to have your own product and your own pay system. Otherwise, it’s still easy to launch a system into place and make great money running it. But, you would have to wait for your payments when they are handled by someone else’s payment system.
Before I get into that, I would like to explain a major difference between legitimate affiliate programs and scams. Legitimate affiliate programs are going to ask you for information about you. They are going to have you fill out a W-9 and submit it so that they can account for your taxes. If you feel uncomfortable giving them your social security number, go to irs.gov and apply for an EIN. It’s simple and it really only takes about five minutes. Then, join all the legitimate affiliate programs that you want.
Affiliate scams can be easily identified by the fact that they want you to buy into their system. If any opportunity is asking for money upfront and it’s not a franchise or another type of business ownership, then it’s a scam. You invest into the opportunity and then, they want you to get others to purchase that same opportunity from you. It’s a scam. It’s a bunch of nothingness. I call it internet marketers selling internet marketing to other internet marketers. It’s a bunch of mindless cattle chasing a tail around the yard.
So when you join a legitimate affiliate program, you’ll see all the merchants who have signed up ready for affiliates to begin selling their stuff. You get a percentage of the sales, but you have to wait for payday just like a job. Some are twice a month. Some are once a month. Most of them have a payment threshold that means they won’t pay you until you’ve reached a certain amount. Plus, there is always the risk of returns.
But, you beat down almost all risks by selling quality products and always being as honest as you can to your clientele. If you already know the product because you already use it or know someone who is happy with it, then you can talk honestly about it and your potential clientele will never be disappointed. If you are promoting popular brands because they are selling and you don’t know that much about them, then you could run the risk of having to deal with returns.
The word “Returns” doesn’t mean that you have to take the products back and return the people their money. All it means is that your bottom line drops each time you have a disappointed client. The merchants you sell for take care of the customer support and that makes this a great deal for you.
Publish a blog. Write articles. Build properties all over the internet to teach people as much as you can and get people interested in your products. Then, all your work comes to fruition as you see your bottom line go up day by day. But, don’t quit your day job until the money you are bringing in monthly at least matches what you currently need. Actually, an affiliate I know rather well told me that he refused to quit his day job until the money he was making every month matched what he was making at his job. That is a bit safer.
That’s the simplest online business model of all. You can get a free blog just about anywhere. But, the most effective is a WordPress blog that you download from WordPress.org and install in a database at your domain. You can get a free domain and free database if you are willing to accept that the hosting company will tack their name in your url. But, you have a free website now to run people toward to sell your products. All you have to do now is promote your site and that takes getting your message out there through all the internet properties that are available.
Making money in as little as a day takes a little more prep. For instance, I created a product that I sold myself. I collected money myself through Paypal. That way, I didn’t wait on a merchant to pay me. I was paid instantly when someone bought my product. How long did that take to prepare?
Well, I have been in the business for awhile. I created the website in a day. I setup my PayPal payment buttons in about a minute. I came up with the product in about a day. It was easy because I’ve had years of experience and was able to see an opportunity. I acted on it and voila! All I needed to do at that point was put the pieces into place.
How long will it take you? It depends on your experience and really only you can answer that question. How long will it take you to put together a product? Digital products are the easiest to move because there doesn’t have to be any overhead. If you write an eBook or create software yourself, you can sell as many copies as you want online without having to pay any overhead at all. No print costs. No manufacturer costs. No distribution costs.
Just make the product, put up the website, and then get the message out about it. Blog it. Publish articles. Build internet properties all over the place and educate the world about what you have to offer. If you have a passion for what you are doing, your blog could get read, your article could get read, someone could visit one of your internet properties and you could possibly make a sale in as little as a day, an hour, a minute from the time you launch your campaign.
Now if you know what you’re doing, you can completely automate the process. WordPress blogs are very effective because you can use plugins to add content automatically. You can also set your ping capabilities so that the world is lit on fire every time your blog adds new content. Every time the world is pinged, traffic comes running to your site and you can use Google Analytics to watch it for yourself. Place affiliate ads on your blog, place Google AdSense on your blog, place your own products on your blog and watch your sales jump exponentially. But, you have to know the difference between WordPress.org and WordPress.com.
WordPress.org gives you a zip file that you download to your computer. You create a database and then upload the WordPress zip file onto your server. Decompress it. Configure your wp-config.php file so that it points to your database and run the install script in your browser. WordPress.org does have these instructions on their site as well as a troubleshoot and a forum if you run into any problems. This WordPress has full functionality and you can do anything with it that you want. You can install plugins, modify scripts and make your site your own.
WordPress.com does not work the same way. It will give you a blog so that you don’t have to install one. But, you don’t have the same functionality. You can’t make the site look anyway you want. You can’t have your own url without having the word “WordPress” in it somewhere. And you can’t install plugins or program the functionality anyway you want to make the blog as functional as you possibly can. So, don’t get the two confused.
Generating income online comes from making sales. But, you don’t have to be a sales person. All you have to do is learn how to use all the tools you have available and set them into motion. People make money online by offering services to others like writing, web design or marketing. Others make money by finding unique ways to get people interested in a product and then positioning themselves so that they profit as much as possible. Either way, there are millions to be made. But, don’t quit your day job! That is until you know you can.