Internet Marketing means just what it says…you “market” or “sell” something on the internet.
That would be the most technical definition, if you took both words and analyzed them.
But the truth is, the term “Internet Marketing” has kind of morphed into another category:
That is, selling other people’s stuff online (that’s called, affiliate marketing)
and, selling ad space on your site (which technically is selling something, I mean you are selling ad space…you just aren’t selling a physical product).
I say all of this because not everyone who visits my site wants to sell something online. A lot of people just want to make money off of the internet without actually selling something.
And yes, it can be done, but there is a steep learning curve.
Also, a lot of people who make money online without selling anything, have a spammy approach to doing so.
Making money with a link farm
For example, a lot people who make money online, do it by putting up a mega site filled with lots of links to other people’s sites. When a visitor clicks on that link, the website owner makes money. That’s right. Just by having people click on a page filled with links, that website owner makes money because the person who owns the website that was clicked on, pays the owner of the “link farm” a fee every time someone clicks on that link.
Making money selling ads on your website
Another way that people make money online is by selling ad-space. Visitors come to the website because it is filled with articles that interest them. The owner of that website doesn’t make any money by selling a product, but by selling ad space.
Many such websites look garish and spammy. For every article served, there are a bazillion ads, which means that often times, the computer freezes when you are on that site. Plus, they don’t typically offer a lot of meaty content to read.
Making money selling leads
Another way that people make money online, is by gathering leads. They usually put up something called a “squeeze” page, or a lead capture page, and use this to get people to sign up for “free” information. The problem is, the information isn’t always free, but it has a cost: as in privacy. See a lot of these type of “marketers” sell your information, like your email address, to other companies who will spam you incessantly; and that’s not good.
The best way to make money online
I’m not going to tell you t hat you can’t make money using these techniques. I will say, though, that the competition is fierce with affiliate marketing. And the potiential for getting banned by Google is greater when you are a “thin” affiliate, or you have too many ads on your site.
In my opinion, the very best way to make money online is to have an actual product or service OF YOUR OWN, that you, yourself, are selling online.
Are you ready to sell online?
Do you already have a product or service that you want to sell online? Whether or not you currently have a store front, or offline business, you can learn how to promote your product or service “on the web”.
You need to learn some simple concepts to succeed and, guess what? I can show you how to promote your business with out spending any extra money upfront.
When you sign up for my internet program, you’ll be shown how to
- Sell online with or without a Website
- How to develop or improve your website, from scratch, with zero funds.
- How to promote your product with zero advertising fees
- and how to position yourself as an expert.
It’s all right here