I am sure you are feeling the effects of our slow economy just like everybody else. Have you been thinking about trying to make money with an Internet business? If so, you can definitely find success but be sure you don’t bite off more than you can chew and end up failing. What I mean by this is you want to be sure you are devoting your time, energy, and money to the tasks that will give you the most return on your investment. This is what the best Internet marketers do.
The fact is you have basically two main aspects of building a business based on the web. The first is your website and the way you monetize it. The second is actually getting people to visit your site so you even have the chance to try to convince them to buy what you have to sell. Most new online business owners will spend way too much time making their site absolutely perfect, and forget about ways to get potential customers to their site. It really doesn’t matter what you site looks like if no one gets there.
If you are brand new to Internet marketing then I recommend you spend about 10% of your time and resources on the site itself and about 90% on methods to get people to see what you have to offer. Luckily, there are two good ways to monetize your site which are quick and easy and will allow you to focus on the traffic side of things.
The first method is using advertisements from Google AdSense. This is so easy it is actually a no brainer. All you do is put up your site and then ad a little bit of code that places the advertising on your page. Google does all the rest. They decide what ads to show and they keep track of how much money you make from people clicking on those ad links. You can use this method to develop a little bit of revenue as you build your traffic stream. Once you have several hundred people visiting your site a day, then it makes sense to make your actual web experience better. Or maybe not. Maybe you just keep your sites fairly basic with AdSense and you just build a lot of sites.
A second way for monetizing is to offer affiliate products. This means you have ads on your site for products but you don’t have to worry about manufacturing or shipping or billing. Every time someone buys from your link you get paid and the affiliate company fulfills the order. Again you have time to work on the most important aspect which is getting visitors.