When you first begin looking for a way to make money online, you are bombarded with myriads of ways you can get rich quick. If you look up the phrase ‘internet marketing’ or ‘make money online’ on a search engine, you probably see just as many pie in the sky, illegitimate, business opportunities as you do legitimate opportunities. And the sad thing is, the illegitimate opportunities often look much more attractive because they promise ridiculous amounts of money to you, if you will just buy this, or invest that. Keep this in mind, if it looks too good to be true, it probably is.
Online, long term success is created by creating a solid business, just like in the offline world. You simply have to be selling something that has value, in a system that is duplicatable, meaning that chance is not the primary element of your success, in order to make big money long term online.
Although it may be tempting at first to go with the fly by night, get rich quick opportunities, you will simply get burned. Use this manual to choose a legitimate way of making money online, and then do the work necessary to make it happen.
As you read through the information you find online, you are going to see many different types of products to sell, you are going to see many different types of methods of creating, buying, or borrowing products to sell, and you are going to see many different methods of selling them. You are going to see many different methods of generating traffic, many different methods of converting that traffic to financial gain, and many different ways to leverage your initial traffic and income into long term income streams.
You cannot apply all of the techniques online and become good at all of them. You will naturally have to specialize some. You will have to make some choices.
My advice to you is to choose to do things, choose products or choose methods, that require the least amount of learning curve for you, especially if you are just getting started.
For example, if you are a good writer, then you might consider the writing-oriented options, like creating your own ebook, or writing articles for traffic. But if you do not have writing as a skill, although you can certainly learn to write well over time, you might be better off with a paid advertising method, and using someone else’s product to start with.