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How Much Money Can You Actually Make From Internet Marketing?

February 13, 2009 by  
Filed under Marketing

When it comes to affiliate internet marketing, one of the most common questions is this: How much money can you actually make from it? This really isn’t surprising considering that while there are people who claim to be making tens of thousands of dollars, if not millions from the Internet, there are people who are struggling to make any kind of sale online.

So, how much money can you really make from the Internet? Well, that really depends on several factors. Read below to know what they are:

1. Niche

Not all niches are created alike and while there are niches that are “evergreen” or will always be in high season, there are niches that are seasonal in nature. Products related to health, making money and love are evergreen and will always sell. Physical products like digital cameras and baby stuff are also evergreen. Christmas trees, on the other hand, are obviously seasonal in nature.

Whatever you do, if you are intent on making money from the Internet, always go for products that are consistent bestsellers, otherwise you will struggle.

2. Marketing method

There are several ways to market things online, including advertising on ad networks, and search engine information marketing, also known as Search Engine Optimization (SEO). We can’t say this enough, but mastery of any marketing method is CRITICAL to your success online because it’s how you reach out to potential buyers of the products you’re promoting.

SEO is free but it takes time to get ranked and earn money. On the other hand, you could lose a lot of money by advertising here and there on the different ad networks, but then you could have your first sale 24 hours after posting an ad. There is no right or wrong way to market things online. However, here’s one piece of advice from us: Choose on method and stick to it until you master it and make a full-time income from it. Too often, simply wet their feet in one method and are too impatient at honing their skill and end up jumping from one thing to another. And they wonder why they never make any money.

3. Pre-selling

If you think that affiliate internet marketing is about selling, you’re wrong. It’s all about warming up people to the idea that your product can greatly benefit them. So, whether you’re writing copy for ad campaigns or writing content for your website, always talk in terms of how a product can benefit them. Also, do not exaggerate on your claims. People are not stupid and they can “smell” if you’re just trying to sell them things.

The best Internet Marketers respect the intelligence of their audience, and so they get love in return in the form of brisk sales.

You too can excel in affiliate internet marketing, you just need to remember the points we wrote above. Affiliate internet marketing is not rocket science. It’s really a lot like Math, that is, if you do this plus this, you get this result.

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