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Website Publishing: The Wild West of Internet
Mass website publishing and affiliate marketing are two relatively new areas of business and a terrific example of how commercialism evolves out of scientific discovery. Like television, newspapers, and radio before it, online medium of computers has brought with it a perfect avenue for advertising and marketing to masses.
Affiliate marketing in websites is when a small company or individual signs up for a commissioned sales program with a company that has a quantity goods or services for sale. By building websites that direct traffic to these larger parent sites and getting customers excited about buying from them, these small web-based companies earn commissioned sales money.
These affiliate marketing members are tracked and paid according to their performance, creating a symbiotic environment for both parent company and affiliate website. The affiliate gets paid for their marketing skills, and parent company has an extremely effective commission based advertising program that costs them nothing to set up.
As with telecommuting, there are many good reasons to run a website publishing business, including setting your own hours and potential for large amounts of cash to be dumped into your bank account.
In addition, website publishing is very creative and diverse work, something that many people see as an integral part of a happy home-based business. There are many different facets to a home based web publishing business, including writing great articles, designing cool web designs for your sites, and coming up with right idea at right time to really drive up sales for your affiliate companies.
Literally you can learn about something new every day of week, spend your days scouring internet for good marketing ideas, and make some important contacts and friendships with what has become a very tight-knit business environment that has closed ranks and grown up together in past 10 years or so.
Best of all, you can do this work at park, or at beach, or in your house, wherever you want to go and work. Find some place comfortable and just jump right in.
On other hand, website publishing from home also has just as many pitfalls as telecommuting does, and before anyone decides to shrug off corporate yolk in favour of good life they should carefully weigh all of factors involved.
Just as telecommuting can be lonely, frustrating, and stressful work, so can website publishing. You will work long hours, especially at start, in an attempt to stabilize your business and get your foot in door. There are also some potentially significant start-up costs involved in becoming a website publisher, setting up your home office and getting proper affiliate marketing training that you need to have a chance at succeeding.
Also, your family may be of little help in this endeavour. Many people simply don’t understand how affiliate marketing works, and most people think that if you are at home, you’re free for coffee, phone calls, doing extra chores, watching kids…starting to see a pattern? In other words, if you are at home on your computer all day many people will see this as not really working for your pay.
On contrary, opposite is true. There are times when you are going to be so overwhelmed with work that you won’t be able to see daylight. Your family and friends need to understand that although they may mean well, your office is just like any other work environment and you must not be disturbed while you are working.
This lack of recognition outside work environment can be extremely disheartening. For example, someone who is a lawyer and makes $100,000 a year and has an extremely high level of job satisfaction will be envy of her peers.
On other hand, someone who makes $100,000 a year as an affiliate marketer and has an extremely high level of job satisfaction will simply receive slightly puzzled, amused stares and a polite request to explain exactly what an affiliate marketer is.
Understandably, this kind of situation could wear on a person after a while.
Regardless of how a person makes their money or runs their business from home, telecommuting and website publishing are both very new and exciting concepts being explored by business world. As internet grows, so do growth possibilities and revenue potential for many businesses.
More businesses are getting involved in this type of environment all time. That means for telecommuters that every day more potential customers are arriving on scene, and for website publishers and affiliate marketers that every day there is another potential affiliate website out there just waiting to be designed, developed, and written about.
No matter what based business you are in, stay focused. Stay calm. Talk it over with your family. Come to table with a strategy that works and a plan for success, and prepare to revise it on fly. Take a deep breath. Got everything calm and relaxed? Good.
Now go crazy.
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Bill Schnarr is a full-time freelance writer who loves his work because it gives her the Opportunit*y to learn more about the world every day. Right now, he knows a little bit about almost everything, and a bunch about working from the comfort of a home office using affiliate programs, an Internet connection and a personal computer. Bill works from his home in Calgary, Alberta.