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Oh dear, I've upset a young lady I was talking to at a networking event the other day! Like you do, we started asking one another about what we did for a living.
... and when she found out what I do for a living she hit me with the question (the one SO MANY people ask me) "I'd LOVE to make money on the internet, but I really don't want to waste time or money on it. What's a FAST, EASY way to get online and make profits without doing too much work?" My answer upset her: "There ISN'T one, and if you don't want to do ANY work, then an online business isn't for YOU!"
I admit... I was pretty blunt about it, (anyone that knows me when I'm blunt, I'm blunt) but I'm SO tired of people assuming that you can start a SERIOUS internet business while sitting doing nothing!
But of course, when I got back home, sat down and reflected I began to regret being so sharp and abrupt...
...I then started to think about ways that you CAN make money online quickly, without having to do a huge amount of work! (though you still have to be motivated, apply yourself, and spend a reasonable amount of time on it!)
So here is three ideas for a fast, online business!
1. Join the world's LARGEST online marketplace, where £1,000 worth of merchandise is sold every SECOND!
eBay, there is no better way I know of to start making money online, then to start your own eBay business!
...you don't even need your own website to start making profits!
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2. Earn Commission for recommending other people's products
Affiliate Marketing, recommending other people's products is another great way to get started online quickly and easily.
As an affiliate, you promote another company's product or service on your website (or opt-in list using email marketing), and for every paying customer you refer to the company's site to purchase, you get paid a percentage of the profits in commission!
The BEST part is that it only takes MINUTES to set up an affiliate relationship, and START earning what can be large commissions, provided you have researched and found a solid market for the products or sevices that you want to sell.
- There are a number of web-based resources for locating affiliate programs. The best include:
- - http://www.associateprograms.com/
- - http://www.refer-it.com/
- - http://www.affiliatematch.com/
- - http://www.cj.com/
Of course the more traffic you send the more money you make, so you do need to put some work into creating a site that gets lots of visitors.
3. Let someone ELSE store and ship the products FOR you
One option for getting online and making profits FAST, is to sell products using a drop shipper.
Here's how it works...
You chose a drop shipper who carries the kinds of products that you want to sell on your website. Then, when you make a sale, you charge your customer, and send their shipping information to the drop shipper.
The drop shipper sends the products to your customer and they bill YOU for the order for less than what you charged your customer. Your profit is the difference between what you charge the customer, and what the drop shipper charges you.
I personaly like this as you carry NO stock, there is very little set up required and its QUICK & EASY.
OK! There is a catch: with all of these ideas, including an eBay shop, you cannot start earning money from a website if you don't have visitors and if your website does not encourage sales. People that are earning BIG money from the internet are spending a lot of time building their websites and learning how to get great search rankings.
Starting any business will always take an investment of time and money, or, if you can afford to hire a team of individuals to do the work, just money. Running a successful business will never be effortless but with some careful planning you can learn to focus your efforts in order to get the most out of your investment. Have fun and good luck and sorry, Kelly, for being so blunt!