When Do I Start Getting Money and Where Does It Come From?

Written by Elena Fawkner

When Do I Start Getting Money and Where Does It Come From?

2002 Elena Fawkner

I received an email duringrepparttar week from a reader of a recent article "The 10 Most Popular Myths About Running A Home-Based Business Online" (http://www.ahbbo.com op10.html). That article was, I admit, something of a vent which was long overdue and it struck a chord with many readers who wrote in to let me know that it described their experiences to a T.

One Internet-experienced reader wrote: "People askrepparttar 117744 most amazing questions, such as 'I put up a web site. When do I start getting money and where does it come from?'"

Amazing but true. I kid you not, I get emails like this all repparttar 117745 time. They're what promptedrepparttar 117746 article inrepparttar 117747 first place. So, in this article, rather than venting, I'll be a little more constructive and actually answerrepparttar 117748 question: Just how exactly DO you make money onrepparttar 117749 Internet?

1. The simplest - join an affiliate program (hell, join LOTS of affiliate programs) and spend your time and money advertising and promoting it to drive traffic torepparttar 117750 you-beaut self-replicating website every other affiliate gets. A la Amazon.com.

This is a VERY inefficient way of trying to make money online. And it will cost you a fortune before it yields a return. If it ever really does. If you're VERY lucky, you MIGHT just cover your costs.

(If you don't know what an affiliate program is, read "Affiliate Programs ... A Not THAT Easy Start To Your Own Online Business" at http://www.ahbbo.com/affiliateprograms.html.)

2. Create a content-based website, get traffic to it and use it to promote your affiliate programs. The trick here is to sign up for affiliate programs related torepparttar 117751 subject matter you choose for your website. The idea is that, by creating a content-based website, you will attract targeted REPEAT traffic, thereby increasingrepparttar 117752 odds that someone will buy one of your affiliate program products. This is a MUCH better option than #1. and will save you a fortune on advertising.

3. Create a content-based website, get traffic to it and use it to sell your own products. Anything that can be delivered digitally is a good bet - software, e-books etc.

4. Do #3. above and establish your OWN affiliate program so other people can also sell your product in exchange for a commission.

Be sure to give them a you-beaut self-replicating website in case they're following plan #1. Hey - just because it won't pan out for them doesn't mean you still can't getrepparttar 117753 benefit of their hard work. After all, if you have several hundred affiliates, that's several hundred sales for you if each of them only makes one sale. And best of all, your army of affiliates is each spending a fortune on advertising so YOU don't have to! And just think what a valuable learning experience all of this is for them. You went through it so why not them, right? In fact, they'll probably end up THANKING you one day!

How to Give Yourself an Advantage in the Work-At-Home Job Market

Written by Angela Wu

If you've spent any time searching online for a home based job, you already know thatrepparttar 'net is filled with scams. When you do find a site that lists legitimate work-at-home jobs, you'll see that these jobs listings typically have several things in common:

= They're often hiring workers who already haverepparttar 117743 skills necessary to dorepparttar 117744 job.

= They're looking for experienced workers with proven track records.

= Most of them state that althoughrepparttar 117745 position is a telecommuting position,repparttar 117746 worker must live inrepparttar 117747 same area asrepparttar 117748 company itself.

= Many requirerepparttar 117749 worker to periodically work inrepparttar 117750 office, with telecommuting being an option.

'So what?', you ask... Thinking this over, you'll see that this makes sense. Ifrepparttar 117751 company is offering a telecommuting position, then naturally they would want someone who already haverepparttar 117752 skills -- training is much more difficult to do when you're at home!

Secondly...repparttar 117753 company wants experienced workers with proven track records. Again, this makes sense. With a telecommuting position it's not quite as easy to 'check up' on a worker than if he or she was physically on location. Plusrepparttar 117754 employer may not even want to check up onrepparttar 117755 worker; he's likely looking for someone reliable and able to work independently with minimal supervision.

And finally, many employers still prefer thatrepparttar 117756 worker lives inrepparttar 117757 same area asrepparttar 117758 company. This way if there's a reason whyrepparttar 117759 employer needsrepparttar 117760 worker to come intorepparttar 117761 office, it's no problem. Telecommuting is a benefit, not a right.

So what can you do to better your chances of getting a telecommuting position?


Many telecommuting positions are offered to current employees who have proven themselves torepparttar 117762 employer. Are you willing to start off inrepparttar 117763 office, and negotiate telecommuting days later? Would you be willing to check in withrepparttar 117764 office regularly? Can you handlerepparttar 117765 possibility of fewer or no health care benefits in exchange for working at home?

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