Nowadays, internet marketing is becoming extremely popular.
Whether it is a home-based business or your typical brick and mortar storefront, the internet is a must-have.
Storefronts, from auto-repair to pet supply, from dry cleaners to lawyers, websites, Google maps, and good reviews are an essential part of getting noticed.
A home based internet business is also possible and many people are making a small fortune from it.
According to a study, around 1,000 people are replacing their regular jobs and start making money from home with internet marketing, every month. If you’re ready to improve yourself and dedicate to this activity, internet marketing can be extremely profitable even for you.
Home-based and storefront.
If you’re ready to make this step and to start learning more about internet marketing, then you should continue reading.In the following, we will provide some valuable tips on how to make money online with internet/affiliate marketing and how to grow your home based or storefront business in just a few months.
What Is Internet Marketing?
Internet marketing or online marketing is a pretty broad term and it features a combination of marketing strategies.
The most common of them are network marketing, email marketing, pay per click marketing,search engine optimization (SEO) and affiliate marketing.
Each of these strategies works in a different way but share a common goal, to increase youronline visibility and to earn you money.
However, in our days, one of the most profitable and easy to learn method is without any doubt affiliate marketing. However, these methods also are used with storefront internet marketing.
What Is Affiliate / Internet Marketing?
Internet marketing consists of bringing customers/visitors to an online or storefront business and being paid for your efforts. The more visitors you bring to that certain business the bigger your profits.
Affiliate marketing is actually a relationship between 3 different parties: consumer, publisher, and advertiser.
All parties benefit from this form of marketing and we can say that it’s actually a win-win strategy. The consumer will receive an accurate review of the product he’s interested in, the advertiser increases its clientele by receiving more visitors on its web page and you, the publisher will make money by directing the consumers to the advertiser’s web page.
Now let’s focus on you, the publisher and explain how can you get the most out of affiliate marketing.
Here are the main 2 methods which will ensure you long-term results with internet marketing.
1) Create A Blog
This is the safest and most popular way of making money with a home based internet business through affiliate marketing. We are saying that it’s safe because the investment is minimal and it’s almost impossible to fail if you have a good strategy.
When startinga blog, it’s important to choose a niche, preferably a topic where you have a certain area of expertise. Think about the niche because this will be your blog theme and everything you post on your blog will be related to it.
Some common niches that are extremely affiliate friendly are automotive, electronics, health, fitness, gaming or dating. These topics will never become obsolete and you can run a long time blog, based on them.
With a blog, you will need to post several articles, related to your chosen topic and get some audience.
When your blog gets a decent number of visitors (around 100 a day), you will be able to make partnerships with different advertisers, who will pay you for each visitor who is redirected from your blog to their web page.
At the beginning, your profits won’t be very high but as you expand your blog and attract a larger audience, you can earn a substantial amount of money.
2) Create A Video Blog (Vlog)
A vlog is based on the same principles as a blog, with the exception that you don’t have to be that committed to a certain niche.
Building a reputation with a video blog is a bit harder but with it, you will have more opportunities and a more loyal audience.
Also, once your vlog starts to grow, you will be contacted by some serious advertisers, who are willing to offer you more money for just a simple promotion.
Despite what people say, vlogging does not require a huge investment and you can start with just a phone camera, a decent microphone and a smartphone tripod.
Nowadays, the most popular vlogs on YouTube are related to gaming or lifestyle, but you can make yours about anything else, as long as you post quality content and on a regular basis (around 2-3 videos per week).
Once you reach a decent amount of subscribers (around 2,000), you can start closing partnerships with different advertisers, who will ask you to promote/offer reviews of their products on your vlog.
The advertisers can pay you in two ways: by offering a predetermined amount of money when you post the promo video or by paying you every time one of your viewers is redirected to their web page.
For starters, it’s more advisable to choose the first method, since it will give you a certain control over what you earn.
Remember that both methods can prove extremely profitable in the long run, as long as you’re dedicated and you like what you’re doing. Just choose the method that suits you best.
Pros And Cons Of Internet Marketing
Every method of a home based internet business to make money has its advantages/disadvantages and this also applies to internet marketing.
So let’s talk about the main pros and cons when it comes to online marketing.
It Requires A Small Investment. Since everything is happening online, there is no need to worry about any substantial investment. On vlogging, you can create a channel for free and blogging requires just a small fee, in order to pay your host. Of course, you should improve your equipment eventually, but you can do that from your future winnings.
Not Time Consuming. Despite other forms of advertising, internet marketing is not very time consuming and if you dedicate at least 2 hours/week to do it, it should be enough.
Passive Income. Once you post a blog/vlog promo content, this will continuously bring you money, even months/years after it was posted. It won’t be much, but if you have a wide online visibility and 50-100 promotional contents on your platform, you can receive a small salary without doing anything.
Competition. If you’re ready to start as a marketing affiliate, you should know that the competition is pretty stiff. You will need to put a lot of work and to be extremely dedicated if you want to overcome them.
You Have To Prove That You’re Reliable. Considering that the internet has thousands of marketing affiliates, you will have to prove that you can be trusted and that you have a serious audience and a strong brand. Again, if you’re serious, this will come by itself.
Internet marketing may seem a little overwhelming for a beginner, but if you take everything step by step, you will become a true professional in this area.
However, if you’re not prepared to put in the time and effort and if you’re not prepared for ups and downs, then this won’t work.
I truly believe it’s possible for anyone to achieve financial independence with online strategies, and I would love to help you.
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