So you want to work from home. Online jobs for this do exist, and they are very rewarding, but they do require a lot of work. I am mainly talking about affiliate marketing. The good thing is that the work you do with affiliate marketing continues to pay off long after you have completed the work.
Affiliate marketing in its simplest form works like this. First you build a web page, then you join an affiliate program with a merchant, then you send people from your web page to the merchant through special links that they provide where they buy stuff. Then you collect the commission. Your web page is up 24 hours a day 7 days a week generating money for you. How’s that for easy? Well, its not quite that easy. Read on.
When you build your site, it must be good at selling whatever product you are wanting to sell. You have to build a pretty good sales pitch. Then, you have to generate traffic to your site. There are several ways to do this. The free way is to get it ranked in the search engines so that when people search a certain term, your site comes up on the first page. This takes some doing and time. Or you can do paid advertising. This also requires some knowledge otherwise you get “slapped” with high cost per click ads. And the traffic you generate has to be really targeted. You don’t want to be sending people looking for car tires to your site that sells lipstick! That just won’t produce any sales for you!
So you see, it can get a little tricky to do, but once you have it figured out, it is easy. And if you can get enough producing sites out there, you can quit your job and do it full time. The more you do, the more you make. As far as online jobs from home are concerned, affiliate marketing is hands down the best way to go.
Contributed by Richard Feltz