How Can I Use the Internet to Make Money?Author: Michael W Smith
I have a lot of people that are asking me that same question especially considering the tough economic times we live in. The best and easiest way is through a method called "blogging". So what is "blogging" you ask? Basically, blogging can be an article, personal thoughts, video, pictures anything that you want to share with the entire world. Now blogging can be used in many effective ways to achieve income generation. In fact there are several books that have been written on the subject. What I want to do is highlight a few simple ways that you can get started and then I will subsequently get more detailed in a series of blogs that will give you step by step actions to take.
The first thing you have to do, is to decide what it is you want to sell. Since your desire is to make money on the internet, you have to have a blog page that generates income. There are literally thousands of products and services you can highlight in your blog that will generate income. For example if you go to Amazon and become an affiliate of theirs you can make commissions on every product that they sell. The best thing to do in determining which product on their website to sell would be the one that was popular. Amazon has a best seller list that they highlight. You would simply pick one of the best sellers and write a product review of that particular product.
When you become a Amazon affiliate they will give you an affiliate link that you would want to include on your blog so that when they clicked through to the particular item, it will be tagged with your specific affiliate link. That means you will get credit for that sale! The problem with that program is you would need to generate a mammoth amount of traffic as the commissions are relatively small. Some people will go to Click Bank. Same procedure as above but their commissions are higher. Again the idea is to find something that you want to sell that people want to buy.
I personally have an affiliate account that pays 100% commissions and they supply your blog page. Also, they will educate you through video and audio on how to make money not just through blogging but hundreds of other techniques to make money on the internet through automation. If you want to get free information just go to www.michael-smith.ws to sign up for our video.
Now that you have a product, you now have to write about it in your blog. Don't just tell people about it. Sell it! You have to really give your readers buying reasons to click through. You have to paint a picture of your reader enjoying the product and how they would enjoy it. For instance if I am writing about a pair of outdoor speakers I would write something like "with the hi fidelity feature of the these speakers you could enjoy a symphony hall experience while relaxing in your pool."
The next step is to get people to read it. "Traffic" is the word most people use when they talk about people coming to see your page. There are dozens of techniques to generate traffic....SEO or Search engine optimization, solo ads, media buys , ezines, newsletters, offline marketing and so on. We will talk about many of those things to come. The simplest and cheapest way however, is through your social media websites. Yeah, your talking to your friends on FB anyways. Why not shoot em your link? If your a tweety bird. Go ahead and tweet. Whatever your poison, go ahead and promote yourself. Open yourself to as many social media venues as you can. I mean your not the only one. Every marketing savvy business has a FB page, why not you?
Ok, that is it for today. Check in with me tomorrow as we are going to go over some more advanced tips about using blogging to make money on the internet. Also, don't forget to check out our free video at www.michael-smith.ws
Article Source: Michael w smith
About the Author
Michael Smith is a twenty year veteran in sales and marketing. Currently a full time online marketer.