Take action. That’s it. How to make money online. I know you were expecting something more sophisticated, like an e-book that explains a process step by step, or a series of videos so you can look over the shoulder of a guru. But in the end, you just have to take action. Let’s take a realistic look at how you can make money online by taking action.
Ultimately, someone has to spend money in order for you to make money. Selling your own product means you can keep all of the money they spend. When you promote someone else’s product, you can only keep some of the money they spend. It’s a simple concept.
Either way, your primary responsibility is getting traffic to the sales page. The internet is a huge place with billions of pages. Your sales page will not be accidentally discovered by millions of people browsing the internet. The chances of someone accidentally finding your page are astronomical. So your main role as an internet marketer is to drive traffic.
The most important action you need to take is to encourage traffic. You have to be a traffic maniac, a trafficholic if you will. Your internet marketing plan needs to focus on driving traffic to one website (or multiple websites). The good news is that there are many ways you can accomplish this goal without becoming an SEO specialist.
Pay Per Click (PPC) is generally the fastest way to get people to look at your sales pages. However, PPC is not the best method for most of us as it is quite complicated and can become very expensive without constant monitoring. If you want to learn how to generate traffic with Pay Per Click, use Google for detailed information.
The easiest way to get people to a website is by submitting articles to directories. This is commonly referred to as “article marketing”. The concept is quite simple, but it does require you to take action to generate income online. All you have to do is write an article and submit it to a directory like EzineArticles. Your article will have a short bio at the end where you will include a link to your website. Readers can click the link and they will be redirected to your website immediately. This gives you the opportunity to expose the reader to your offer and leads (at least conceptually) to sales as some of the people buy the product or service being offered.
The other main benefit of submitting articles to directories is creating links to your website. These backlinks are viewed by search engines as “votes” for your website. Ultimately, these backlinks lead to “organic” or free traffic to your website as it moves up in search engines. As your website moves to the top of the ranking, more people will click through to your website.
So now you know how to make money online. Just act. Perform the tasks that generate traffic for your offers. You will find that your online income increases in proportion to the actions you take. I wish you all the best!