Six Ways of Making Money on the Internet Without Quitting Your Day Job

Written by Martin Avis

Not long ago, books, tapes and programs were allrepparttar rage telling how easy it was to make money in mail order. The ads are still running, and a few people are still reapingrepparttar 117927 rewards. Rememberrepparttar 117928 guy making money from his kitchen table, wearing only his shorts?

Nowrepparttar 117929 playing field has changed. Now it isrepparttar 117930 Internet that offersrepparttar 117931 lazy way to riches.

Thousands of folks boughtrepparttar 117932 books, and failed to get rich. The Internet will also fail to deliverrepparttar 117933 expected riches to millions of hopefuls.

But if you learnrepparttar 117934 closely-held secrets of online success, YOU can be one ofrepparttar 117935 few who profit.

Well, that is what they would have you believe. Truth is,repparttar 117936 secrets are easy to discover. So easy that I will tell you some of them right now. And overrepparttar 117937 next few issues, I will uncover all that you need to know to really makerepparttar 117938 Internet work for you.

The Internet is a 24/7, 365 day shop, just bursting with customers. Actually, it is more like a giant Arts & Crafts fair. You've got to getrepparttar 117939 customer's attention, while thousands of other stalls are doingrepparttar 117940 same. Once you have attracted them, they look at your stall. If they like what they see, you getrepparttar 117941 chance to go into sales mode. At any time their attention can waver and you loserepparttar 117942 customer.

************** If you do catch them, and they like what they buy, and you were polite, helpful and courteous, then next timerepparttar 117943 fair is held, they will head straight for you. **************

The Internet is exactly like that.

The good news is that making money fromrepparttar 117944 Internet doesn't have to be a full time occupation. You can run a business in a few hours a day without risking your day job. Most ofrepparttar 117945 hard work can be automated, and there are hundreds of web sites offering free or very inexpensive software solutions for problems you don't even know you have got.

So why is it made to sound so difficult? There is a lot of technical jargon out there, and it gets inrepparttar 117946 way of developing a clear understanding of what you need to do. Once you have progressed alongrepparttar 117947 learning curve, everything gets a lot simpler, but inrepparttar 117948 initial stages, you just have to grit your teeth and read everything you can lay your hands on. Go to and type '"internet marketing" ebook' withoutrepparttar 117949 single quotes.

You will be presented with dozens, if not hundreds of free or 'for sale' ebooks. Buy some. Getrepparttar 117950 free ones and read, read, read.

There is no substitute for knowledge.

Here is a list of 6 questions that will lead you to decide how you can start making money with your own web site. It is not exhaustive: new ideas are being developed allrepparttar 117951 time, but it coversrepparttar 117952 bases:

> Do you want to sell hard products or digital products?

> Do you want to sell your own products, or someone else's?

> Do you want to concentrate on selling one product hard, or spread over a wide range of products?

> Do you want to accept payments online, or let other people deal withrepparttar 117953 money?

> Do you want to capture email addresses so that you can sell to them later?

> Do you want to run an affiliate program?

Let's look at these one at a time.

>>> Hard products, or digital products?

You can probably sell anything onrepparttar 117954 Internet. However, if you are looking to run a business in your spare time, digital information products arerepparttar 117955 easiest to handle. Why? Simply because there is no inventory to worry about, it is all in computer files on your hard disk. Also,repparttar 117956 products are delivered directly to your customer, instantly.

>>> Do you want to sell your own products, or someone else's?

Your own products can berepparttar 117957 most profitable. If you write an e-book and sell it for $25, who getsrepparttar 117958 $25? You do. All of it. Every last cent apart from a small commission torepparttar 117959 credit card company. 'But I can't write an e-book,' you say. Sure it can be difficult if you have not written anything before, and you may think you have nothing to say that people would pay good money for. You are wrong! You do have a book inside you. Almost everybody does.

Ken Evoy's outstanding book, written with Monique Harris, *Make Your Knowledge Sell!*, will open your eyes and get you writing anything from a four-page report to a full sized book.


Written by Rosanne Cohen

Have you ever wished you could go from Point A to Point B and not have to worry aboutrepparttar "in between?

Just as a silly example it's 4:00 inrepparttar 117926 afternoon and you realize that it's close to dinner time and you have no dinner forrepparttar 117927 family!

Point A you need dinner prepared and Point B having it ready on time and onrepparttar 117928 table! Andrepparttar 117929 "in between" being lack of motivation to get dressed, lack of energy to get in your car, drive torepparttar 117930 store, buy repparttar 117931 dinner, stand in line to pay for it, drive home, unloadrepparttar 117932 groceries, and finally preparerepparttar 117933 dinner! Whew...what an effort...butrepparttar 117934 end result is that you would have a great meal!

Wouldn't it be terrific if we could just snap our fingers, wiggle our noses and would all get done. The "in between" would take care of itself! Great concept but unfortunately not too realistic - unless of course you are a genie!

Very often we let our fears, lack of energy and motivation, get inrepparttar 117935 way ofrepparttar 117936 "in between." We stop ourselves from achieving our desired goals and doing what we really want because we are so overwhelmed byrepparttar 117937 sheer process of just getting from Point A to Point B. We have good intentions, great ideas, we want to succeed, and we have big dreams but we are stuck inrepparttar 117938 "in between."

In business especially, I think we have all been a victim of our own fears and self doubts at one time or another. In today's world of high tech computers and ever-changing Internet technology repparttar 117939 "in between" can be terribly confusing, mindboggling and a scary place to be!

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