Having access to the Internet we have almost unlimited information, resources, and business opportunities. Other than you are not interested or do not want to make the effort, there is no reason why you can’t be making money on the Internet. Home business entrepreneurs have been earning income online for many years now (proving it can be done).
However there is no magic to making money on the internet. It definitely does require putting forth a consistent effort over time. While many online business opportunities may be referred to as ‘passive income’, you may not understand what is meant by that. As stated, it definitely doesn’t mean you don’t have to do any work or invest your time.
The reason it is considered ‘passive’ is because it is not the same as being tied down to a job or having to stand behind the counter in a store for X number of hours every day to run the business. If you have a business opportunity website (whether an affiliate sales page or your own website), it is up and running pretty much at all hours, every day. You could potentially make a sale at any time and you may be fast asleep!
Another major beauty is there are some forms of Internet advertising that are permanently running as well. This means there is no deal like ‘Pay $XX to get XX ads displayed for XX days’. When XX days are over, you are done and your money is gone whether or not you had any return on the investment or not. However, when you are using your blog to advertise your business or actually any website, again it is always running and the advertising is permanent. No time limit, no ‘D-Day’ – it can stay there forever as long as the link is working!
The easiest and fastest way to get started making money on the Internet is by joining up with one or more affiliate marketing programs (becoming an affiliate). You can choose from 100s of different affiliate programs and can choose to put your focus on promoting the business opportunity, or their products and/or services. Actually you can do all three for maximum possibility.
These programs usually have low membership fees and you actually get a lot for your money in that they create a web page for you, handle your sales transactions, do the accounting and serve your customers. Then they pay you a commission! There are typically no contracts beyond month-to-month and nobody should force you to buy anything yourself.
Another business model for making money quickly without money is the ‘marketplace’ format where you can get an affiliate ID that works across a broad spectrum of opportunities that you can choose from their ‘index’. You can try something out for a while and if you have no luck then go back and find something else to try and hopefully you will do better. Each opportunity will include a sales page you can use to promote the product.