If you want to start making money on the Internet, there are three things you’ll need.
Having your own product is one of the best ways to make money online. Sure, you can sell other people’s products – but having something of your own to sell is the core of a real business.
It means that you can start to build up your own army of affiliates to sell your product. It means that you can team up with other marketers in your niche to form strategic alliances and joint ventures. It means that you have control over how much money you make and how quickly you can access it – no more waiting 6 weeks for your affiliate payments.
How do you create a product? Well, an easy way to get started is with a resell rights product that you can sell as if it was your own. Many resell rights products come with pre-written sales letters which you can adapt and modify to suit your own business.
Yes, there are ways to make money without a website. Most of these involve getting people to click on your affiliate links on other people’s sites. But having your own site is much better than relying on other people – what if they change their rules, so that you can’t use affiliate links any more?
Setting up a website is easy and inexpensive. You can get multiple-domain web hosting (you’ll soon want more than just one website) for under $7 a month, and domain registration should cost you less than $10 a year.
If you bought a resell rights product with a sales letter, all you’ll need to do is copy and paste the sales letter to your hosting account – not much more difficult than managing files on your hard drive. Sign up with Plimus – it’s free – and you can create a secure order page, upload your product to their server so that they take care of digital delivery and create and manage an affiliate program. Plimus lets you decide who to accept as an affiliate (or accept anyone automatically), and you can set commissions for each affiliate independently, if you like.
Don’t forget to change your sales letter to link to the order page, and sort out any spelling mistakes or text that needs to be changed.
Traffic is indisputably one of the keys to building a successful online business.
There are dozens of ways to get traffic to a website. Some of the most effective ways are article marketing, blogging and social networking. Build up a network of friends and followers on Twitter and Facebook, and you can set up your blog to automatically notify all of them when you post something new.
Getting hundreds – even thousands – of backlinks to your website is important both for traffic and search engine optimization.
With just those three elements – a product, a website and traffic – you have the beginnings of an online business that can grow into a successful long-term source of income.
PS If you’d like to find out more about resell rights products and how they can help you jumpstart your online enterprise, you can download a free copy of “Resell Rights Profits Exposed”. No opt-in required!