Did you ever ask yourself how the big internet marketers and super affiliates manage to be successful in making money online while so many others won’t make a single cent?

No matter if statistics say 99%, 97%, or just 95%, it is a fact that most people who try to make money online fail and just a handful out of 100 people manage to succeed.

Why it is that so many people won’t earn a single dollar?

There are a few reasons why so many people fail online. One of them is that people tend to over complicate things when it come to make money and sell online. They try to pick up as many information as possible on the newest techniques or the latest shiny objects. But they don’t pay attention that these techniques won’t bring them anywhere, nor do most of the shiny and hyped up products, if they don’t know the basics and get them first straight.

 

Here are the basics to making money online:

1. Decide for a niche

The easiest way to decide for a niche is to go for something you are interested in and where you have some kind of expertise. I agree with some people saying that expertise isn’t necessary as you can learn anything on the go, it makes your start much easier when you know what you are talking about.

And don’t say that you aren’t an expert in anything. Everybody has some expertise, no matter what. It can be cooking, growing roses or catching fish. There’s something you know better than others and where you can talk about for hours.

Think about the things you are good at, where others ask you for advice, and decide for a related niche.

2. Choose a product

Once you decided for your niche you need to find an affiliate product that sells to promote. There are many online marketplaces where you can find suitable products related to your niche. These can be either digital products like ebooks or software or any kind of tangible products.

Another thing besides that the product is relevant for your chosen niche is the quality of the product. You don’t want to promote products to your audience that you don’t know and that you aren’t 100% confident about.

3. Create a website

The easiest and fastest way to create a website is setting up a blog. For this you don’t need any specific knowledge about PHP, HTML, or CSS.

All you need to do is get a domain name, order your hosting and install WordPress via your cpanel account. WordPress is one of the most used blogging platforms and you can find tons of themes and plugins to use for free.

The following video shows you exactly how to install a WordPress blog, it will only take you a couple of minutes.

 

4. Drive traffic

Now that you have your website up and running all that is left to do is to promote your content. The more visitors your site can attract the more sales you can make, which is your main target when making money online.

There are two major ways of driving traffic to your website, either free traffic or paid traffic. I would recommend for the beginning, as long as you don’t know your conversion rates, to drive free traffic to your website. Once you know how many sales you make in average per 100 visitors you can also start looking into buying traffic.

Final Thoughts

It isn’t much needed to start make a living on the internet. The most important thing is that you start acting. Stay away from all the shiny objects that promise to make you rich over night and focus on the things that will move your new business to the next level.

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. – Arthur Ashe Click To Tweet

Your Turn

What do you think of the basics to make money online? Does it need more than that when starting out in Internet Marketing? How did you start? Leave a comment below.

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