At the moment the U.S. is still the largest online spending country in the world and is expected to reach $34.5 billion dollars annual spend online by the year 2011. Since the internet had become extremely popular in places like China, with their massive population, it is expected that by the year 2010 China will overtake America as the number 1 big spenders online. We are going to take a look and see is making money on the web possible for the average Joe, and by what means.
1. Internet Affiliate Marketing
Internet affiliate marketing is when you would advertise a company’s product for them and receive a commission from any sales that have gone through your advertisement to the company sales page. Almost every company offers an affiliate program. There are mostly all free to join.
There are many ways to advertise a product, both free and paid.
Making Web Sites and getting them Search Engine Optimized in Google
Pay Per Click … and many more ways
Learning internet affiliate marketing can be a daunting and tedious task as it can sometimes take up to 2 months to see any sales from your advertisements and a lot of people can be put off by this and simply drop out.
Potential earnings are from internet affiliate marketing are uncapped, although I know many successful affiliates making in excess of $200,000 per year after 2 years working on it. Internet marketing is one of the ways making money on the web is possible and can certainly yield the best return… if you are willing to work at it.
We have all seen those annoying little ads on Google or from Google on people’s web site and blogs. These are called Google AdSense ads and advertisers pay for every click they get on these ads in the hope they will get some sales of whatever product they are selling. You can tap into this money by making a web site or blog, adding these ads to your page and basically getting as much traffic as you can to it.
Because you only get paid for every click you get on the ads, and you may only get 1 click per every 100 visitors to your site, you really need to generate massive amounts of traffic to your blog or site. The best way to do this is to keep up to date with the news (esp in the entertainment industry) and post to your site about the news ASAP in the hope to get in the top 10 for the Google search when people search this high profile story. You will also need to generate 4-6 high quality and high page rank backlinks to your site per day to aid you in getting top spot in Google.
Again potential earnings from Google AdSense are uncapped but a general ballpark figure would be $100 – $200 per day max