I am frequently asked, "Is Affilorama everything they claim it to be?"
Remember this. Certainly, the internet provides the average person the opportunity to make their personal dreams come true. Anybody who can fog a mirror can succeed at this. It creates an even playing field for anybody with ambition. Yes, your dreams of success and freedom for you are perfectly possible.
Definitely, no corporation can buy success on the web. As a matter of fact, an ambitious newbie has a much better chance at success than some company with a fancy site that gets no traffic.
Undoubtedly, the Affilorama service is a crucial part of my success, but it certainly isn't for everybody. They tell you right off the bat that if you think of them as a "get rich quick" scheme, you should right away use their money back guarantee. They are not for you.
Surely, the internet is filled with guru after guru promising riches with a few minor mouse clicks and their product. On the other hand, some places make it seem as if you have to be a rocket scientist so that you can succeed and, of course, they have just the course for you.
Remember this, also: Absolutely, if you haven't succeeded yet on the internet, it has little to do with you. It is not your fault. Even a seasoned pro can get confused and afraid of all the gobeldy goop out there.
Considering the shell games of conflicting strategies, misinformation and downright deceit on the internet, it is little wonder that so few of us succeed.
If the barrage of techno-jargon has left you more confused than anything, take a deep breath and relax. You are not alone.
We will blow away those smoke screens and slap the shell games off the table. We will boil this whole internet success thing down to a simple 4 step process that all successful websites incorporate into their internet offerings and then I will show how Affilorama fills in a blank spot in the process.
The 4 steps to online success:
1. Content: Your site must offer your visitors lots of good, free information. This is what the internet is all about: people looking for information or a solution to something and sites giving them good information and solutions.
2. Traffic: The sites must be built in such a way that the search engines can easily see how information rich it is. This involves something called search engine optimization.
3. Presell: You must convince your visitors that you are an expert on the subject that your site covers and that the solutions you offer are the best ones for them.
4. Monetization: This involves getting set up so that you can offer them solutions for them to buy. This is where you make your money.
Many people are afraid to start because they have nothing to sell and are afraid of going into debt to buy inventory and so forth. This fear is unfounded as anybody can start a business risk free with nothing of their own to sell. They can easily become affiliates for many other companies offering the best solutions for your visitors.
An affiliate is basically a commission salesperson. When you send someone to a vendor's site and the person buys, you are paid a commission.
This takes us to the subject of affiliate marketing and Affilorama.
Here are 3 simple ways to make money online even if you don’t have your own product:
Affiliate programs taught by Affilorama
Being an affiliate means you are selling other people’s products, and you get a percentage of the sale, or you make a small fee for each person who requests more information. Most major retailers offer affiliate programs, along with many smaller retailers (with lots of good products and services). It’s not a good idea to try to compete with an established retailer like Wal-Mart, Target, or Circuit City. A better way to make money is to find a “niche” that serves a smaller group of people, that you can easily reach.
For example, rather than selling sporting goods to everyone, you might start a fishing site that sells canoes and fishing products to people who like fresh water fishing. You can also find smaller retailers who may offer more specialized products to those who know a lot about fishing, while selling the basics from Wal-Mart to beginners.
A good place to start is Commission Junction (http://www.CJ.com), and you’ll get an idea of the products you can offer. Be creative in finding your niche, start with something you know a little about, or enjoy doing, and before long you can be making money online!
Adsense from Google also taught by Affilorama
Adsense is an advertising program from search engine Google.com (there are other advertising programs you can offer, but for now Google’s is the biggest and most popular). By placing ads on your site, you earn money for each person who clicks on the ad. Google will automatically determine which ads are best for your site, based on the topic of each web page. All you have to do is place the code on your web page, and Google does the rest.
You can also sell individual ads, and determine your own terms and price. But using a program like Google is simple, and if your set gets a lot of visitors, you can make good money. Again, the best way to succeed is to find a niche, create a website around that topic, and Google will be able to determine the best ads for your visitors.
Write a “How-To” booklet through Affilorama's training
If you don’t want to sell other people’s products, but don’t have a lot of money to create your own, a simple way to get started is to write your own “how-to” booklet. Pick a topic you know enough to write about, and start writing. Information products are always good sellers – the key is to solve a particular problem. “How to catch fresh water fish” or “How to plan a fishing vacation on a tight budget” are possibilities for the fishing niche mentioned above.
To learn more, do a search for “creating information products” or “writing e-books”, and you will find lots of resources. Once you create your product, Clickbank.com offers a simple service to help you sell your information product, and there are others to help you get started.
Again, be creative, there are lots of problems out there that people need help with. And offering a good solution can make you lots of money!
Making money online takes more than just building a website. You need to pick the right products or services. Then you need to find the right audience to sell those products and services. Then you need to promote your website to enough people so you can make money.
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By the way, would you like to know how I learned about affiliate marketing and the blueprint for success that I followed? Check out the Affilorama home page to get a better understanding of what this is all about and sign up for the free webinar they offer.
The information is worth it's weight in gold.