If I told you that you could make $500 per day, make your own schedule and spend more time with your family—what would you say? I’m pretty sure that the answer to that question would be a resounding YES! The lure to make money from home online is too strong for many people to resist—and rightfully so! Many people dream of the ability to replace the income from their “9 to 5” with 24/7 income from an online business. Now, I say it is an ability to make money from home online, but in actuality it is an ability to make money from anywhere that you have internet access and a computer/tablet/smartphone.
Some liken the idea of this to chasing the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Many people seek the prize, but few realize the dream. This isn’t because it isn’t possible, but it is because there are MANY schemes, scams and unrealistic expectations in this arena. For those that are able to take advantage of the vast opportunity that exists in this space, the possibilities are endless.
Online marketing continues to grow rapidly. The manner and means of getting into this industry are varied and vast. I would say that there really is something for everyone. You can find a legitimate and awesome opportunity if you take your time and listen to genuine people who have some of the scars from the many bad opportunities floating around. People spend on average 3 hours and 35 minutes on their smartphone each day. Mobile devices are poised to surpass television as the medium that receives the most time in the U.S. in the very near future. Is there any wonder why online marketing has become such a large chunk of the overall pie?
No matter what type of online marketing you want to pursue, the key to all online marketing is ultimately traffic. Your ability to get eyeballs to whatever you are promoting is critical. The way to market to consumers is online is constantly expanding and with constant advances in video and live technology that expansion will continue.
Today we are going to look into 3 areas of online marketing that can be very lucrative. Those 3 areas are:
Affiliate marketing is a niche within the online marketing arena that holds a lot of appeal. It is a market that is almost limitless as there are tens of thousands of affiliate programs. The basic premise behind affiliate marketing is that online retailers pay you a commission by sending them traffic to their website that ultimately makes a purchase. If you are great at driving traffic via blog, website, social media or email, this may be a great way to start generating income.
Multi-Level marketing was around long before the internet, but the internet has revolutionized the industry. These are business opportunities that focus on recruiting and/or sales to develop residual income. Many of these companies fall into the “suspect” category, but there has always been a minority of these companies that have great products/services in addition to very lucrative compensation structures. Anyone who sleeps on a potential opportunity just because it has an MLM component should re-think their strategy and look into evaluating the opportunity on its merits. To a large degree, success with these companies requires a great deal of online marketing prowess in today’s world. You can still market these business opportunities off-line, but online marketing is a far more efficient means of expanding your business.
E-Commerce/Drop Shipping refers to the buying and selling of goods/services online. Whether you have your own product/service that you want to sell or you are more inclined to sell somebody else’s product/service, this segment of the market continues to expand at a rapid clip. Drop-shipping is a means of jumping into the e-commerce space without a lot of the headache. The beauty of drop-shipping is that you don’t have to hold inventory of products, they can be shipped directly from the supplier/manufacturer to the end-customer.
Pick Your Spot
When you decide that you want to make money from home online, you will need to start looking at what area and/or niche is of most interest to you. For those of you with little or no experience, there is no shortage of learning resources–some good, some not so good, available to get you started. A platform, that I would absolutely recommend to an inexperienced marketer would be Wealthy Affiliate. You can see an overview of Wealthy Affiliate here. If you are truly interested in building a long-term online business with sound fundamentals, this would be the platform for you.
This is a great time to start your journey in the online marketing space. The prime shopping season is about to be upon us and you could potentially learn a lot during this time period. No time like the present to get started working on your future.
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