If you have ever dreamed that someday you might make millions working from home, then dream no more and start taking action. If you follow the action plan below, you can expect to achieve millionaire status in due time. But you have to put in the time and the effort, and you have to learn to think outside of the box.
All you need to get started is a computer with Internet access. You do not need to invest any of your own money to start the business. All you need is an idea.
What is something that you know that millions of people across the world would want to buy online? Is there a problem that needs solving in their lives? Is there some answer that people seek? Is there some desire that people need to fulfill? Is there some material need that people are in constant need of? Brainstorm as many ideas as you can on a piece of paper. If you can come up with only a few dozen that’s fine.
Now, do some research on the Internet as if it was you who was looking for that information. Put yourself in the shoes of the consumer. As you do your research, try to narrow your search for products or services that offer affiliate programs on the Internet.
To become an affiliate of a vendor means that you earn a commission every time someone clicks through your own personalized web link to buy a product or service form the vendor.
If you are pausing here in bewilderment, thinking to yourself, “Wow! People actually make serious money doing this”, then the answer is YES! There are many people out there who make millions working from home, doing nothing but this.
Once you have identified some products or services that offer affiliate programs, sign up for them. Signing up for them is always free of charge. (If they charge you for joining their program, steer clear from them!)
Now that you have signed up for a few affiliate programs, you will need a way to promote the vendor’s products. Essentially, you are marketing on behalf of the vendor, while the vendor does all of the order fulfillment, shipping, billing, and credit card processing. As an affiliate, you never directly have to interact with the customer, although you may have an opportunity to optionally get involved during the pre-sales process.
Promoting your affiliate program for free is as easy as setting up a free blog where you post free information about the product or service you are trying to promote. Or it can be as easy as participating in discussion forums where you promote your product in the signature of your profile. Your advertising campaign could even take shape in the form of article writing, which is essentially writing a product review or discussing a particular issue. If you wanted to pay money for advertising, you can always buy a mailing list or set up a pay-per-click (PPC) campaign with search engine / banner advertising.