You have finally made a decision to make money online but you have no idea where to begin.
This happens literally to almost every single individual who is ready to take control of their financial future by making money online.
So what do you do?
Well this article will briefly explain how you can get started on the road to making money online.
First off let’s talk about some pitfalls that many new individuals face they’re trying to make money online.
One of the biggest downfalls is too much information.
Too much information leads to mind overload. When you type in to any search engine how to make money online. You will receive millions and millions of websites and information.
You could never in an entire lifetime read every thing that everyone has said about making money online.
However if you follow my tips in this article you will get started and direction to where you will be able to hone in on what you want to do in order to make money online.
Okay, so how do we fight information overload?
You simply fight information overload by taking the time to figure out how and what you were going to do in order to become successful online. For example, let’s say you want to start a website on dog training.
What you want to do in order to avoid information overload is take your idea dog training and filter down to a niche with and dog training.
An example of this would be, potty training Chihuahuas. So now instead of trying to learn everything about dog training and competing in a huge market on dog training you now will only be competing with individuals who are soliciting services and products for potty training Chihuahua’s.
With this focus specifically on this niche the next step to take is to find out exactly what individuals are searching for on the Internet.
What you want to do now, is head on over to Google AdWords to use their keyword tool. This tool that Google provides is absolutely free and can show you exactly what people are typing in on a monthly basis.
So for example, you would open up the keyword tool and type in Chihuahua potty training, the keyword tool would then report results related to Chihuahua potty training.
Okay so now you found some words or some sentences that people are typing into Google what you do?
The next step is to write some content for your website. You want to write content around the questions or queries the individuals are typing in to search engines.
This content should make sense and should be absolutely helpful to the viewer or reader.
This is the most crucial part and will literally make or break your success online.
By having content that is informative and helpful your viewers will then repost the information or share the information with their friends and family and other Internet users. This is what is known as word of mouth.
Now I did jump a step because we need to figure out the niche you also want to find products or services you can sell through affiliate marketing. However I had to talk about the content first because this is where over 80% of Internet marketers are going to fail.
Affiliate marketing means a company is willing to pay you a flat fee or commission for clicks, conversions, sign-ups, and much more. A recommended affiliate company would be Clickbank or Commission Junction. These are some of the biggest names in affiliate marketing.
There are many more and if you would like to open your horizons you can easily search for other affiliate marketing companies.
But wait, what happens if there is no affiliate product or service for your niche. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to use your creativity to create something for the niche and then you can become a vendor on a affiliate website and pay individuals a commission to sell your product or service, or you can do the marketing all by yourself.
Now the next biggest downfall is not having a plan.
Not having a plan means that you are a ship sailing out to sea with no destination, what do you think would happen? Chances are you doing absolutely nowhere and or possibly even do a full circle. So how do you create a plan of action and then act on the plan?
What you need to do is to write down how you plan to keep your website up-to-date and what services plan on selling. Also you will need to know how you plan on selling the services and products. By creating to plan this will allow you to test method and retest if the method fails.
Failure is not anything bad or anything to be ashamed of. Failure will teach you how to succeed.
Some of the best ways to market your content and website outside of just writing and posting on your website are social media platforms. Social media platforms are sites such as Facebook, twitter, YouTube, and Google plus.
There are many more social media platforms, however these are some of the biggest. It is highly advised that you learn the Google keyword tool and these social media platforms in and out. These are your tools to success.
So to recap what you need in order to be successful online is, avoid an overload of information and to establish a plan.
If you do you plan on using a website or YouTube make sure your content is absolutely informational and beneficial to your viewers and in the long run it will pay off. Now one of the best individuals I have ever learned from on Internet marketing and blogging is Jeremy Schoemaker.
Jeremy is one of the most influential and successful individuals on the Internet today. He has successfully created a blog that brings in over $1 million a year and has literally received a one month paycheck from Google for $132,000.
He has been featured in the New York Post, Forbes.com, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and much more. Learn from Jeremy here.