How to Make Money Online

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Take action. That’s it. That’s how to make money online. I know, you were expecting something a little more sophisticated, like an eBook that explains a process step-by-step or a series of videos so you can look over the shoulder of a guru. But, in the end, you simply need to take action. So, let’s take a realistic look at how to make money online by taking action.

Ultimately, someone has to spend money in order for you to make money. If you are selling your own product, you get to keep all of the money they spend. If you are promoting someone else’s product, you get to keep only some of the money they spend. This is a simple concept.

In either case, your primary responsibility is to drive traffic to the sales page. The Internet is a huge place with billions of pages. Your sales page will not be accidentally discovered by any of the millions of people surfing the web. The odds against someone accidentally finding your page are astronomical. So, your primary function as an Internet marketer is to drive traffic.

The primary action you need to take is to drive traffic. You need to become a traffic maniac, a trafficholic if you will. Your Internet marketing plan must center around driving traffic to a website (or to multiple websites). The good news is there are lots of ways to accomplish this objective without becoming an SEO specialist.

Pay Per Click (PPC) is generally the fastest method of getting people to take a look at your sales page(s). However, PPC is not the best method for most of us to use because it is rather complicated and, without constant monitoring, can become very expensive. If you have an interest in learning how to generate traffic using Pay Per Click, use Google to find detailed information.

The most foolproof way to send people to a website is by submitting articles to directories. This is generally referred to as “Article Marketing”. The concept is fairly simple but requires that you take action in order to create online income. All you need to do is to write an article and submit it to a directory such as EzineArticles. Your article will include a short bio at the end, in which you include a link to your website. Readers can click on the link and will be immediately taken to your website. This allows you the opportunity to expose the reader to your offer and (at least conceptually) will result in sales as some of the people will purchase the product or service being offered.

The other primary benefit of submitting articles to directories is to create links back to your site. These backlinks are viewed as “votes” for your site by the search engines. Ultimately these backlinks result in “organic” or free traffic to your website as it moves up the rankings in search engines. As your site moves toward the top of the rankings, more people will click through to your site.

So now you know how to make money online. Simply take action. Do the tasks which create traffic to your offers. You will find that your online income will increase in proportion to the action you take. I wish you well!

Source by Blaine Maxwell

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