Sneaky Way To Earn From Product Launches

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there are quite a few launches that offer second tier affiliate commissions.

This means that when someone signs up to be an affiliate through your second-tier link, you’ll receive a small portion of their sales.

The trick, obviously, is getting affiliates to sign up from your links. Here’s how you do it:

Set up a site that you update weekly or more often. It’s going to be a roundup of all the upcoming launches (that happen to have a second-tier program in place.)

Watch Clickbank, Warrior, JVZoo and other sites to find these second-tier launches.

Make your site look good, and give it an official sounding name.

Give the links to each launch, so when an affiliate joins, you earn a portion of the commission on their sales.

Let your subscribers know each time the site is updated.

Your target market is generally going to be new marketers who aren’t all that comfortable finding products on their own to promote. You’re helping them, and in return you’re making some extra money. Not enough to get rich, but it’s a good side income and only takes a few hours each week to update.

You can offer free admission to your ‘private’ site in exchange for a signup to your email list – and the site becomes your lead magnet.

BONUS: Also put up a link to each sales page, which just happens to be your own affiliate link. This way your visitors and new affiliates get cookied in, and if they purchase, you make the commission.

Where to Begin If You Are Thinking of Starting a Business Online

To begin with, you need a real plan — a plan that would organize resources that you have to invest, as far as money, time and skills. Even if you have very few resources you can still start a business on the Internet. If you are determined, there are ways to make up for anything you feel you need but do not feel strong about.

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If you have no money to work with then start to save a few dollars whenever you get money. You will be surprised that even a little bit of ‘spare change’ will add up if you don’t spend it. It is also a good thing when planning to take stock of what you spend your money on. If you are really committed to having your own business at home, you can make some small sacrifices as far as things in your life that are not essentials, for example – entertainment, trips, and luxuries.

You can be direct and for example when you would normally pay for tickets to an event, take that amount and put it away in a savings account for your business operating expenses. You can also help yourself to motivate your saving, figure how much gas you saved and the bridge tolls, etc. and put that away in savings too.

Time is a major concern especially if you have no money. You will need to spend more time researching and working in performing tasks for yourself. You can always learn how to do things if you feel you don’t have strong enough skills when you come to the table.

Rest assured though that you have access to major important, free resources, rich or poor. Search engines like Google.com are where almost anything you ask under the sun will be answered within minutes. It may take some time to go through all the results you get though, to decide on the best.

There are free courses online at organizations like W3schools.com. This is technical and provides just enough information that you can learn how to maintain and even build websites. There are also community colleges online where you can take excellent courses for just a few dollars and you can do it whenever you have free time.

Determination and sacrifice are key ‘skills’ that you need. After working all day, commuting, and family responsibilities, devoting yourself to starting a business may take your last ounce of strength! Many do it and it is very gratifying for them to know they have taken control of their own lives.

Affiliate Marketing – Earn While You Learn

There are many affiliate programs that offer some level of training with regard to promoting a business online. When you join, the company will assign your affiliate ID and give you a link to your own sales page so that you can actually start advertising on day one. You can start earning commissions while you are still learning how! However, it is probably a good idea to read over the documentation on the site. This will give you ideas on what to say in your blog, ads, etc..

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There are some that feel ‘safer’ just to keep learning endlessly because they don’t feel that they can actually do anything yet. This is a waste of time. Often these folks suffer from what can be referred to as ‘paralysis by analysis. They hide behind the learning and never believe they know enough to start taking action. They waste months and sometimes even years thinking that they don’t know anything.

Affiliate marketing is very attractive, especially as a first effort to start a home business online. This is so in large part because they provide everything you need to get started on the first day. There is really no reason to wait. If they don’t have official training, then read all the FAQs and other documentation in your member back office.

An affiliate program has the product ready for you. They allow you to earn money from their intellectual property. This has taken them possibly years and many dollars to develop. There are also costs they pay associated with running the membership program. This is why when you become a member you will eventually pay a monthly membership fee. What you get in return is far and above more than you will pay. If you were to pay for a website, a web page, maintaining software, hosting, etc. you will realize how much time and money you save by affiliating yourself with an existing company.

It can take a while where you are learning and advertising, and it may be unlikely as a beginner that you will make sales the first day. It is possible though so why not dive right in as it will probably take some time to see substantial results.

However usually when you see statements that you can make money today it assumes you have a list of existing customers or prospects -or at the very least marketing experience.

Unfortunately there is no magic that will create sales. You have to promote your links constantly over time to build momentum. What they are actually saying is that it is possible to START the process to earn money; meaning at the least to become a member and start the process of developing your business today.

Earn Extra Money Online Now

It is always best somehow to anticipate the unexpected and be prepared. Unfortunately it is hardly ever possible to know when something is just around the corner. While we always hope for the best something terrible can happen like losing our job and our main source of income unexpectedly. That is not the time to start a business unless we have saved money and have severance pay, savings and/or unemployment insurance. Job or not, living expenses march on.

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Unless you have money to live on for a while, you need to focus on getting a job rather than to speculate on starting a business online just yet. Depending on many factors, nobody knows how long it will take to develop a steady income from your own business. While it is much less expensive to start a business on the Internet than it is offline, it is going to take some time and effort, and possibly some money to make it faster and easier.

One thing you don’t want to be is desperate, which you may be if you are unprepared for this major life change of losing your job suddenly. When people are desperate that is when they are most vulnerable and can make bad decisions. They are not thinking clearly and are emotional, afraid, etc. So being prepared for the unexpected as much as you can is a real good idea. That would mean taking some action ahead of time when there are no catastrophes looming.

Even if you do not have emergency recovery resources in place, it is much smarter to try to find a part-time job FIRST so that you have some income while you are building your home business. If you can start this while you STILL have unemployment benefits you can report your income and this will result in your benefits being extended.

You can at least think this through and ideally also start saving some money right now. If nothing happens you can just keep saving that money; or pay some bills to save the expense of interest. You will also be surprised what a little peace of mind is worth in this regard. It is always best to be prepared. Having extra money socked away is a good way.

Help Needed! Starting a Business Online

Our society wants instant gratification with everything. The faster we go, the more we want it to move faster. Give us ‘quick’ or ‘instant’, and we want ‘ready-made’. Starting a business online is no exception.

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Some ‘pre-fab’ things work well and there is a real benefit saving time and money buying something that is all put together for you. It depends on the context. For a business there are things that may be too complicated for most. That alone is a good reason to find tools that can give us a head-start such as the Internet’s infamous ‘Business in a Box’.

If learning a programming language was required, well we just wouldn’t or we would believe we couldn’t. Too far out (technical)? This would prevent us from having a website or starting a business online in many cases. At least it would be the case if we had to take a time out for a few years to learn the language and get some hands-on experience. This would be more likely if the business was to be technical. If you just want to market opportunities and products online you really don’t need that level of skill at all.

People are not necessarily lazy. More so, it is usually just that some people can relate to technical things and some don’t. There is nothing wrong with that. We are all different. It is just that we should know our limitations as well as we know our likes and dislikes. If you are building your own business this is the time to make it what you enjoy and could do well.

There are several resources we could use to accomplish what we need. There are web design companies to create a website and some web pages for us, but this can be expensive or cheesy looking. Don’t be fooled by ‘really free’ website built ads on TV that are laughable. They make that point “really free not funny free”. Yes, really free to build it.

However don’t forget to mention that they charge a maintenance fee each month (average $100 a month). This may include some basic marketing and content that might be the right thing for you if you can afford it and have little time to invest.

If you have few technical inclinations and no desire to cultivate the skills, we can go the almost free way. We could build a website on a blogging platform. All we need there is hosting and a domain name which really are very inexpensive. You want to do some research on hosting though, as far as reliability and security, as the host is really what keeps your website running and displayed online where potential customers can see it.

The blogging platforms usually have a number of free themes you can choose from. You may start to customize it for your purposes. (Note that not all themes can be changed so pick one that can be if that is what you want).

If you can’t even afford almost free, there is a blogging platform where you don’t even need a domain or host. The drawback is that the design options are limited, and you will have a sub-domain which is not as professional as a top-level domain. In fact it screams ‘I am a flat-broke newbie’. No big deal, everybody had to start somewhere, but it may turn a few ‘savvy’ individuals away.

Home Business Building – How to Diversify as a Means to an End

There are many different ways to earn income from home online. Many people who have worked in the Internet marketing industry believe ‘Residual Income’ is the smartest strategy to use because for one thing it is based on the theory that it is wise that when you make a sale once that sale represents a monthly income going forward. With affiliate programs, when someone joins a program in your down-line you are paid a commission for the initial referral. Then for as long as they pay their monthly membership fee, you get a percentage of that fee as a commission. This is a primary example of what is called ‘residual income’.

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There is also OTO or ‘One Time Only’ income where you would be selling a product or a service one-time. You can be creative with this and offer special deals for additional products *(and income) at the point of sale. For instance if you sold an electronic device like a smart phone and then at the end of the transaction (at the payment point) also had an offer for a related accessory like earphones.

Another reference to types of income you will see online is ‘Multiple Steams of Income’. This is where you have more than one source of income. This may be seen as a ‘portfolio’ of business opportunities. This is also a very smart concept to incorporate into your home business plan, because you are ‘hedging your bets’:(a) if one product is not doing well, another one might be doing great and will make up for any sparse income from product (a); and (b) some companies count on sales volume, so that while the commissions may be rather small, they assume you have volume that will make up for it.

For example, $5 is not much, but if you make 10 of those $5 sales, you have $50, which is a nice commission. If you want to get really excited extrapolate that 20 times for $100! That will tend to keep you motivated to work your head off to make a decent income you can live on eventually. Something very exciting about this way and it makes a perfect balance with the other more stable forms of income.

It can take some time before you have done sufficient advertising such that you begin to earn substantial income. It is very important for your mindset that you realize this is only normal. This can be hard, not just psychologically, but financially. You are spending money acquiring opportunities, and for advertising and marketing services, yet you are not seeing a return on your investment YET.

Smart again to structure your business in a way that you start with some programs that you can join for free or very inexpensively. You can even advertise using free and very inexpensive techniques. You can make a little money even at the same time you are building your home business online. Examples of possibly making decent money for free are programs like Clickbank.com and Amazon.com which are both free to join and earn commissions without much investment.

Leadership Skills for Home Business Entrepreneurs

Of the common traits of successful leaders, the top two characteristics are thought to be being conscientious and being extroverted. Being conscientious one would always be taking care of business, (doing what you have to do, on time); and having a business plan including target goals. Being focused of course has everything to do with having any of these skills.

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Being an extrovert has more to it than being ‘the life of the party’ and indicates someone who is outgoing and sociable. Being sociable is a trait or ability that is instrumental in the art of motivating others. Dominance is also a factor that people react to because they believe it indicates competence, so they might trust you if they see you that way.

There are always exceptions to every rule, and in this case for example an introvert can also be an effective leader because they listen to others. Now isn’t that a gift! We need more people who will really care enough to listen. A good leader would be attractive to others. Trust and respect are important in business. They are qualities that make one attractive to others. Trust and respect are particularly relevant if you are in a position to encourage others to follow you into a business opportunity.

It doesn’t mean you can’t still be a good leader and be successful in business if these character traits don’t come naturally. It would be in your best interest to cultivate them. If you are shy and a bit introverted, forcing yourself to smile and making eye contact frequently will go a long way. Pretty soon it will seem more natural. People do not read our minds and being shy may often be perceived as being unapproachable or even ‘stuck-up’.

Being conscientious is easier to practice because we can control our own actions if we plan on it. This includes not only being trustworthy and honest, but being professional. You would be on time, and meet your obligations as far as you have committed yourself. It is really disrespectful to keep people waiting as if their time is not important. Being conscientious also includes being accurate and efficient in presenting yourself and your work (skill set). Proofreading is that extra step that you should definitely take.

‘You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression’. The first impression will really stick to you whether positive or negative. Although people may overlook our imperfections since they also are not perfect, if we make chronic mistakes, then we can lose their respect and trust. Since there are factors we can’t control, such as how well the business will do in the future, you want to establish a strong relationship so that your foundation will not falter if things get rough down the line.

Internet Marketing – Is Free Always Good?

There are various ways that individuals receive free resources and gifts. For example from affiliate marketing programs. Many are wise enough to feel fortunate to have whatever ‘leg up’ they can get. Besides the financial benefit, it may have a positive effect on their mindset that someone is helping. Some realize they actually may have just saved $100s or even $1000s in development and start-up costs to create their home business. These folks have the best intentions and will likely make good use of what has been provided usually free of charge for affiliates.

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However sometimes it appears people really do not know what they have been given. This could be because they don’t know how much something would cost them if they were to develop something themselves. With this group, often once the ‘high’ of joining the program and getting all the prizes is over, they are not really interested to see what would happen if they actually take action. They really don’t want to do any work and in fact what appealed to them was only free, easy, and today. They thought that because everything was free so far that the program would also get the traffic, leads and sales for them.

Once in a while there may be a total disconnect because someone may not trust the fact that some things are actually ‘free’. Then they expect to find out what it really costs. They may also stubbornly refuse to spend any money, not being a good sport to support a company that has been an advantage to them. They are only interested in a business that is totally free. What they are really saying is that is all it is worth to them = $000. These are often the same ones who also do not work for free (even for themselves) to build a home business. The only funny part is then they can’t understand why they failed except to blame the program.

It seems really stupid when someone can’t actually appreciate what they have been given, and without acknowledging that it has any value. For some reason they feel it is more logical for them to pretend it is nothing because it is free. They can’t stand obligation or feeling that they owe someone. Everything just goes to waste. They are absolved of all responsibility to appreciate it.

Maybe they at least make a shallow effort to look everything over. Cold feet? They pronounce that it’s not an option because it still (will) cost too much money, require too much work, or won’t have instant profit, (will take time to develop). Some just can’t understand how to get started even with instructions. For some reason they just give up right off the bat. It’s no big loss since it was free anyway.

Maybe it is just true that Internet marketing, or affiliate marketing are just not for everyone. We are all different and it is definitely no disgrace if you just can’t relate to this even for free. There is no shame and in fact it had some value that at least they made a tiny effort to see what it would involve.

Maybe years from now, when things may be different, you will try again. In the future, you may be able to do something that before seemed unachievable. You might try and fail 10 times before you get to the right time and opportunity for you. Just don’t give up.

Building a Profitable Home Business

Maintaining your focus and motivation are some of the most important keys to developing a successful home business. These skills are necessary to create a good plan and find the information and training you need to take action with your ideas. It is not as likely that you achieve your goals without first having a plan that includes target goals. Some are more creative and less organized, or vice versa. We can make our plan one that suits our style.

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If possible, stay on the most direct course whatever it may be. There is an art to not allowing things to distract you and prevent you from doing what you have planned. Some things can’t be avoided and for these you should develop a contingency plan. If Plan A is not working out for you, or there is some obstacle you can’t overcome, have a Plan B and do that instead. The point of course is to keep moving forward and never quit or wait whenever it can be avoided.

Different things motivate people. Some need to ‘visualize’ what they will buy with the money they earn and some suggest cutting out pictures of things and paste them to your mirror so you can see the fancy sports car, the Italian villa, the diamond necklace, etc. that you dream of. This may work for some but it seems kind of silly. Whatever works for you.

Having fantasy scenarios can be fun, and it might work to motivate someone. At the same time there is a chance that some will become discouraged when in the first years of developing a home business they are doing lots of work and navigating learning curves but have yet to see much in the way of tangible rewards. It is normal to expect to work for some time before everything starts to fall into place. This is just normal.

Keep up a good mindset at all times. Just don’t allow yourself to get discouraged for any reason. You are either going to start a home business or not. You just can’t do things half-way. There is no time to waste or money to miss out on. You just have to stay determined to achieve your goals.

It’s Not Always Best to Say Something is Easy

‘Easy’ is a very subjective word and may represent very different things depending on who you are talking to. What is easy for one person may be difficult for another. Some popular terms are often misconstrued. It should be emphasized that ‘easy’ and ‘autopilot’ and ‘passive’ income, while they do exist, need to be implemented before they can be so. Entrepreneurs that use those terms should not hesitate to be honest that it took them some time to reach their goals.

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There is no magic to these terms. We have to be logical with ourselves and others. So many seem to be in denial and assume that because “Joe the HomeBiz Wizard” (who worked every day diligently for 2 years to be where he is financially) can do it, then we can just overlook the time it took him. We can figure because Joe is sharing his ‘secrets’ that we can just read it once and enjoy the same benefits. Woo Hoo! Rich by lunch! Probably not…

The problem with this ‘pipe dream’ is that it can be highly disappointing when things don’t work that way. Time and again dreamers will start something and give it half an effort just ‘to test the waters’ while ignoring the fine points about the investment of time and effort that are necessary for any profitable business.

So that is why after not giving a business a chance to develop – and just allowing yourself some pre-set ‘probationary’ period, that makes several invalid assumptions, deluded people will quickly pronounce that the program is not good , or even that it’s a scam and quit trying. The main problem is having pre-conceived attitudes, (and bad advice from amateurs) which are the opposite of having an open mind and a ‘learning spirit’.

It would have been much better if he could have played along and followed the program. Best if he tried to benefit from the (usually free) training provided, did some research on what was said, and did some due diligence. He should have made an attempt to determine what a feasible plan will be for him. He needs to have a logical plan that will allow him to facilitate everything so as to meet reasonable, achievable target goals.

However, it wasn’t exactly easy because there was a lot of work involved and a lot of time to build a business. We had to learn a lot of things along the way. During this time we didn’t know if what we were doing was going to work. The results are determined mostly by how much time and sincere, aggressive effort was invested. If it didn’t get a fair chance, it may not have the results you hoped for.