The short answer is a resounding “NO”! At least not if you are new to marketing online. Not at first. But most everyone dreams of being able to make money doing nothing. And internet marketing can be used to eventually make passive residual income. Residual income is income that continues to be generated after the initial effort has been expended. So, if you work hard and do things right in the beginning, you will continue to earn off of this effort, even long after you have moved on to other things.
Success in internet marketing usually comes very slowly. You could go on for years without seeing any return, but if you are consistent and continue to work at it, you will gradually begin to see the money rolling in. And once this happens, you will see the snowball effect take place and eventually you will be able to make money doing nothing!
So what do you need to work at? You need to bring traffic to whatever it is that you are promoting – to your blog or website or to your affiliate product website. The more people you can get to your website, the more sales you will make.
So what are some of the pros and cons of internet marketing?
First of all, if you prefer to have a regular “guaranteed” paycheck where the amount of time you put in equals the amount of money you receive, internet marketing is probably not for you. If you don’t like to study and learn new things, learning internet marketing is probably not for you. If you need someone else to motivate you or manage your activities, internet marketing is not for you.
One of the most obvious pros of internet marketing is that you don’t have a boss telling you what to do. You work for yourself and make all the decisions. Being able to work whenever and wherever you please is a great goal to shoot for.
Your pay is not an hourly wage or salary so there is no limit to how much money you can make. Let’s say for example that you decide to write your own e-book (it may sound difficult to you now but this is a very attainable goal if you do just a little bit of training). You spend a lot of time on this e-book and then you make money off of the sales for years to come – you just need to make sure that you are driving traffic to the sales page of your e-book.
This is what passive residual income is. . .and it is one of the greatest benefits that internet marketing offers. Putting out or representing a quality product once or twice a year will have a great impact on your income for the months or years, even if you’re not working. Again, that’s how you can make money doing nothing.
While it really is easy to make a very good living online with affiliate marketing you have to realize that you will need to learn some new skills and be patient enough to implement what you’ve learned. If you’re not willing to do this than you may as well save yourself some time and forget about making money online. If, on the other hand, you’re willing to work but you want to know how to work smarter, not harder, I have some information on affiliate marketing the easy way, just read on.
One of the most amazing things about making money online is all the automation you have available to help you. Once you get your website set up and are generating a lot of highly qualified traffic, your business can run virtually on autopilot. Of course, it will take a lot of time and work to get it to that point, but once that’s done you can continue to earn money from that site for years to come all with very little additional effort.
Once you’ve got one website set up and generating a nice steady income, you can set up another. Do this until you are making as much money as you want. If you do your homework and choose the right product to promote and take the time to set up your site and get a nice steady flow of traffic you can be making around $1,000 a month, per site. Some will make more and some will make less, but that is a nice average. Just think what would happen if over the course of the next year you set up 10 of these sites and they were all making an average of $1,000 a month, every single month.
That is what many people are doing online today. It’s totally doable. It’s not a pipe dream. Of course before you can do that you have to learn how to pick the right product to sell, how to get traffic to your website, and how to convert that traffic into paying customers. But once you have that knowledge you can apply it over and over again as often as you want. Learn the knowledge once and make money off of it for the rest of your life.
One thing that trips up a lot of affiliate marketers is that they get too caught up in the idea of making cash with little effort and little time. That simply is not realistic. The scenario I outlined above is extremely possible, but it will take time. If you make the mistake of jumping from one ‘sure thing’ to another you’ll never get rich. You will, however, make all the people you’re buying your ‘sure thing’ business from rich.
Just find a good program, learn everything you can about getting traffic and converting that traffic into paying customers and stick with it. After you’ve created your first successful affiliate business you can just rinse and repeat…as many times as you want.
Follow this blueprint for affiliate marketing the easy way and you can be retiring from your job by this time next year. You will not only be able to replace your income, you will be able to far exceed what you are currently making.