Internet marketing consultant, I often hear the
question, "Can I REALLY make money online with affiliate
To me, that question speaks of the
asker's skepticism, so let's put aside any question of
whether money is REALLY being made online before we look
Thousands of merchants have put resources into
developing affiliate programs so that others can promote
their products in exchange for a commission, which is
usually a percentage of the product's price. If there
wasn't money to be made, Sony, Dell and those thousands
of other merchants wouldn't waste their time and money
building affiliate programs.
personally know at least a hundred people who make
marketing on the Internet their full-time occupation. If
there wasn't money to be made, that wouldn't be
one of those people. The secondary title of my ebook
about affiliate marketing is 'How I Made $436,797 Last
Year Selling Other People's Stuff Online'. Although I
that subtitleand its crass approach, it IS the truth,
and it IS effective proof that money can be made
online. The statement is backed up on the Super
Affiliate Handbook homepage with a picture of part of
my income tax statement from 2002 which shows my
for yourself at:
having dispelled any question about whether there is
money to be made online, let's proceed to the REAL
question. Let's take the emphasis off the word 'REALLY'
and place it where it belongs - on YOU.
YOU really make money online?
you can! IF you REALLY want to.
is the first key to success. But here's where it gets a
little tricky. If your desire is for money, as opposed
to what money can buy, your work will be made much
Why is that?' you may wonder.
is a concept. In and of itself it does nothing for you,
unless you are very fond of small rectangular pieces of
focus instead on the good that money will bring to your
life, such as free time and all the fun ways to spend
it, then you'll give positive direction to your efforts.
about it.. what can that money buy you? The kids'
education, a new car, a new house, a second honeymooon...
how about a sailboat?
a little - dream a LOT, but create some desire, and a
REASON to work hard for what you want to achieve.
that's the second key to making money online - Work.
many people still hold onto the notion of 'get rick
quick'. I've got news for them - there's no such thing.
You can get rich a little quicker on the 'net, but the
that nothing worth having comes without a price. You
must invest some time and money.
much money, but some. Compared to starting any other
business, the amount of financial investment required to
start an affiliate marketing business on the Internet is
don't have one or two hundred bucks - or can't beg,
borrow or steal that amount - then maybe you can get a
part-time job and save up to start your online business.
matter how you slice it, you won't find another
opportunity anywhere that has the potential for this
much reward for so little outlay. This IS one of the
least expensive businesses you can start.
but not least - can you stick with it over the long
Persistence is perhaps the MOST important quality shared
by all entrepeneurs. That's why you hear about those who
make a million, lose a million and then make another
million. They go up, then down, then up again, but they
never gave up.
can't let the ups and downs get to you. Not everything
is will go your way all of the time. You'll have to make
some effort and it won't always be easy.
if you keep your goals foremost in your mind, learn what
you need to know and invest your resources wisely and
with persistence, you virtually can't help but succeed.
how you REALLY make money online!
Article by Rosalind Gardner, author of the best-selling
Affiliate Handbook: How I Made $436,797 in One Year
Selling Other People's Stuff Online".
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