Constructing A Website That Earns Money OnlineWritten by Michael Keenan
I would like to share with you one simple stratergy in creating income with your own website. This is just one method out of simply millions that you could create for yourself. Remember internet provides no limits. This is one example that does work for me, and may give you an insight into exactly a website model, that you may like to put into action for yourself. Affiliate marketing and/or sales of any kind on internet, requires a real commitment, as I am sure you do already realize. The internet is really one of greatest training grounds in world for sales. You can try and fail many times, until you find that system and approach that will work for you. But commitment that you show in meeting this challenge, will be a lesson that you will always remember. Success is always achieved in no matter what you do, through simple hard work. There is no easy path to success, but when you achieve success you are after, there is no greater feeling. So lets begin. In this example my website, which for purposes of this article i will call '????'. I will give you exact profit breakdowns.
With this website I treat all my affiliate products as purely residual income, much like adsense. Adsense itself generates for me, on this website, on average around $2 per day. I also use various other companies affiliate products, which generate around $200 per month. Also within website, I sell e-book informational products, which I own full resale rights for, which generate around $700 per month. And here lies answer to making money online, no matter what you sell. The products, that generate most income, are ones that you will own yourself. Certainly I should be making more from affiliate info products that I sell. But I lose commissions through simple affiliate url tampering. Commissions that are stolen or lost are a real pain. You can try every method in book to protect your affiliate codes. But after all hard work is done, you still lose that valuable income. The people who sell original affiliate product know this, which is mostly why a high percentage of sales price is offered to an affiliate to begin with. Because they realize that a very high ratio of sales made on their products will give them total profit back. The reasons why people change affiliate product codes etc, could run into pages. Lets just say it is inevitable. This is reason why I treat all my affiliate based products as purely residual income.
E-Mail - has it lost its way part oneWritten by Lee Rixon
Judging by number of unrequested e-mails that arrive in my inbox everytime I log on, world is filled with hustlers trying to sell me everything from cheap drugs to cheap mortgages to highly dubious sex toys. It is an avalanche of garbage, which very quickly gets consigned to waste bin. Iíve set up e-mail rules to filter some of this out - but still there is a significant amount that creeps through and clogs up my in-basket.
There are get rich schemes that seem to be originating in Nigeria, where someone has found my esteemed name and would like to give me a million dollars for helping them free up a ridiculous amount of money trapped in some backwater regime.
There are viruses - at least two a day that my virus scanner does a pretty decent job of catching, and to be safe, I never open an attachment these days without scanning it.
Which brings me back to starting point - has e-mail lost its way?
Certainly it has become as much of a pain to sort through e-mails as it does having your fax machine clogged up by cheap travel offers, or all of unsolicited garbage that drops through your mail slot. Personally, I find it even more invasive than hard copy material - at least with that, someone had to spend money to create flyers and post office staff are gainfully employed delivering it. Junk e-mail just sets my teeth grating, and when next poorly spelled missive manages to sneak passed my e-mail rules, delete key takes significant punishment.
SPAM legislation seemed to have a short run effect with volumes dropping significantly for a short while, but they seem to be back to epidemic proportions that pre-dated this legislation.
So is e-mail a legitmate marketing tool any more?
The answer to that is a qualified yes. The statistics still show that e-mail campaigns are cost-effective ways of getting your message out but like any other marketing campaign - you have to be selective and targeted. If you mass e-mail everyone on planet with a broadcast about your product, then quite frankly you deserve to be locked up in a rubber room with sounds of Lawrence Welk being played 24 hours a day.