Thursday, November 1, 2007

Is There Really a Way To Make Money Online?

Hi buddie,i decided to post this article because i honestly believe you will learn from the writer CHRIS WILLIAMS,as i have done myself. I wish you happy reading...

Believe it or not, the fact that you are reading this article right now has already proven my point. I know that may sound a little confusing at first, but once you allow me to explain then you'll have that voice in the back of your head saying "Ahhh, now I get it!"

I am sure that at some point in time you have had your inbox crammed full of information on how you can become a millionaire over night, and all they have to do it buy their "proven" system and "abra-ca-dabra" you are rich. If that was really the case then every single one of us would be wealthy and there would be no need for any of this. I am always honest about my past failures. At first, I bit on everyone of these schemes thinking that with a shotgun approach I was bound to find something that would work...Wrong!!! I have come to realize that these guys are strictly salesmen, and some of them are very good at it. They were the only people that were making money, off of me and a lot of people just like me.

Some of these programs had some "real potential" or at least that is what I thought. They actually made sense, they had step-by-step instructions, all kinds of "testimonials" from people who were getting stinking rich from that program. My favorite is when they get "gurus' just like themselves to hype up the program like it is a breakthrough of epic proportions. But all they do is trade off recommendations to help make themselves even wealthier. It just seemed to be the same thing day after day...the programs themselves were starting to contain the exact same information, just a different title and some added hype.

Honestly, I gave up...I had lost all faith in some of the so-called gurus who were pushing products that did nothing but pad their own pockets. I knew that with the sheer size of the internet and the rapidly growing number of internet users that there was unlimited potential out there, but I just couldn't find a way to tap into it. To be honest with you, I didn't give up...I just had to take a long break. My pessimism was taking over and there was really no drive in me to keep looking, besides I was tapped out. With all the programs, PPC advertising, and web design and hosting costs, I just had no more money to spend on it!

During my "break", my wife made a comment to me that I will never forget. She basically said "Why in the hell do you need millions of dollars, anyway?" Honestly, I could have come up with all kinds of answers to that question, but thinking to myself I knew that everyone of them would sound extremely selfish and greedy. And that wasn't who I was. Honestly, who wouldn't want to make a million dollars, but the question is do we really need it.

Believe it or not, I honestly took her words to heart. It actually lit another spark under me to get back out there, but this time I wasn't looking to get rich. I just wanted on "real" opportunity to make some extra money, no matter how little it was. I didn't want to spend any money on the "get rich quick" schemes, in fact, I didn't even want to spend any extra money on marketing. I was going to do it my own way! That is when I found out the power of article marketing. A free way of getting information out to the masses without having to spend a cent.

So that is exactly what I did. I joined some affiliate programs, and starting writing articles, lots of them. But oddly enough, I was still spending less time on the computer than I had done previously, and I was definitely spending less money. There wasn't much happening at first, but I can still remember the first time I checked my account and found that I had been credited for a sale. I was ecstatic!! It was only $34 dollars, but I didn't care because something that I was doing actually worked. So I kept at it, just writing one or two articles a day. Eventually I was being credited for sales on a regular basis and sometimes I was averaging $100 a day. At one point, I thought to myself if I could double or triple my efforts then I could make even more money. But I stopped myself right there! I didn't want to find myself in the same mindset that I was previously, I had no reason to become greedy.

Now let me stop for a second and refer back to the first paragraph of this article. Remember, I mentioned that the fact that you were reading this was already proving my point. It didn't cost me a single cent to submit this article, and with the experience that I have had I was able to write this in about 15 minutes. Do you know that there are nearly a thousand article directories on the web, obviously some are more popular than others, but they are still out there, available to everyone that uses the internet. If you submit an article someone will read it, I guarantee it. Some articles will be read more than others, but someone will read what you have to say.

What if you could tie that into something, say an info-product on a topic that you are very familiar with. How many articles could you write on that topic? 50, 60, maybe even a hundred. And then you submit those articles to a minimum of 20 different article directories. Just think of the exposure that you could get without spending a single dime! These articles will eventually turn into sales for you, and before you know it you could have a steady stream of income that wasn't there, say a month ago.

How To Make Money Online Without Spending A Dime

Do you want to know the secret to making money online? Do you want to know the real trick that every website is making you buy something to learn? I don't think you should have to pay for this. If you sat and thought about it yourself, you'd figure it out. If you just tried it, you'd figure it out. If you actually do it, you'll see it for yourself. Below are the steps. None of them cost a dime. What I suggest you do is study it, learn it, and then do it. I've created the basic outline for you so you don't have to sit and think about how on earth you are going to get rich. All the tools are out there for you and they are all free to use. Are you ready?

Before you start the steps, make sure you realize, this is NOT a get rich quick scheme. This is a get rich smart scheme. This will take time and effort on your part, but what it won't take is money.

Step 1 : Get an internet presence. You can have a website or a blog. Very simple to create these days, use whatever works best for you. Some websites charge a fee for setting up your webpage there, but some are also free. Blogging as you know is completely free. So far, done right, you haven't spent a dollar.

Step 2: Start writing. About what? Easy..anything at all that interests you. Can be photography, golf, music, whatever. Research some information about it. Make it as original as possible. Cost for your thoughts...nothing.

Step 3: Sign up for a Google Adsense account. Yes its free. Then take the Adsense code that Google gives you and put it on your website. Now when people come to your website to read your opinions, thoughts and ideas, they will see advertisements that relate. Once they are done reading, they might click on some of those advertisements. Everytime they click, you make money. If you have a really interesting website, lots of people will read, and lots of people will click. Just look at a site like CNN, its full of Adsense. So now you have your first stream of income, and its cost you nothing.

Step 4: Sign up for some Affiliate programs that sell items that relate to your interest. If your website is about how much you love golfing, find some businesses that sell golf supplies and in most cases, they will have an affiliate program. That means that when you sign up for their affiliate program, they will give you code to put on your website that advertises the stuff they sell. Put the code on your website to create their ads, people click on the ads, and if they buy the item, you get a percentage of the sale. Sign up for only free affiliate programs, which is the majority, and once again , your cost is nothing. This is your second stream of income.

Step 5: Sign up for an eBay account. Find out what some of the most popular selling items are relating to your interest and find the websites that sell them the cheapest. List those products on eBay for just a few dollars more than they are being sold on the cheapest site. Make sure to sign up for that sites affiliate program too. When somebody buys the item from you on eBay, ship it to them straight from the website offering the cheapest price. That website in essense becomes your new distributor/dropshipper.

So that's it. Isn't that complicated is it? Some people are happy with just one or two of the income streams and that's just fine, it will take a lot less of your time to do. It's a matter of math. Each income stream can generate about $100 a day if done right, and much much more if mastered. Think about it, if you work hard enough to make $500 per stream per day, you'd be sitting on $60,000 profit for the month, and it cost you NOTHING to set up. Don't get too ahead of yourself though, you'll probably start out making a few dollars per stream and you'll have to build up your business and once you start earning, you can invest a little into getting the right tools to do it. But as you're doing it, you will keep learning and keep refining so that you've maximized every income stream. The beautiful part is once these processes are set up, there is very little work required from you other than maintenance. So yes the first month or few months will consist of you learning, doing, and learning some more, but do it right and its smooth sailing after that.

Most people are content with working a 40 hour week and earning their living that way. Some people will follow the steps above and succeed, and some will not follow through on go on to something else that they won't follow through with. But a very select handful of people will succeed with the steps above, and then take the next step towards really making some money. And yes, this step again will cost you nothing to do. This is America. Instead of working hard for your money, why not sit back and let your money work hard for you? I'm talking about investing. With the presence of the internet, you can spend your time learning for free about any topic you desire.

My suggestion is to stop playing around with useless forwards, myspace, facebook, linerider or whatever else it is you do online and start learning about the wonderful world of investing. This is where you put your money to work for you. Learn about stocks, real estate, mutual funds, oil, or anything else that interests you. If there is a company that you really like and feel that they provide excellent service, instead of always buying from them, why not invest in them too? Or if you know nothing about investing, put your money in an index fund and watch it grow. The S&P 500 historically grows between 8% - 15% per year. Learn nothing about the stock market, put your money there, and watch it grow. Guess what, in no time, if you invest the money you made online wisely, you'll be rich. I'm not going to tell you what to invest in. I am going to tell you to start learning about the world of investing if you really want to build wealth. Fact is most Americans spend more time planning vacations than learning how to invest their money and that is a shame.

Involved in every step of building your wealth, is education. Educate yourself about website design, eBay, Affiliate marketing, advertising and investing. Educate yourself in anything that you are interested in and let it make you money. Stop working like a dog and start thinking like a human. We are on this earth to better ourselves, we can better ourselves through education, and the best kind of education is self learned. So start learning, and get financial freedom!

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