The first step is deciding how you are going to make money, i.e. what are you going to make money with? One of the best methods is to promote other people’s products.
This is good for you because:
• You have no financial outlay
• You can get your business starting quickly
• You can test the profitability of a market easily
There are lots of ways to find programs to promote. When you promoting another person’s product you are known (in Internet Marketing terms) as an affiliate, and an affiliate program is run by a product owner to recruit people like yourself to promote their products.
If you are looking for make money/personal development products (which is a billion dollar market!) you can find a good one here. (look for the Affiliate signup link at the bottom of the page). Here you can earn up to $100 per sale and there’s something for almost everyone here. As this affiliate program pays out via ClickBank so it’s well worth signing up for. Another excellent way to find programs to promote is to visit Clickbank.
It’s a massive directory of affiliate programs, and the nice thing about it is that it takes care of the entire back end process, i.e. it pays the merchant, pays the affiliate (you!) and is reliable. They’ve been around for years and there will be no worries about you not being paid or them going under. The downside of Clickbank is that they pay by check and take a commission. However, for the peace of mind, it’s well worth it. You can also aggregate your commissions from various campaigns, which means you get your commission check that little bit quicker.
Search the Market Place at Clickbank and find three or four products to promote in a single niche, e.g. three or four products in the weight loss market, or scrapbooking, etc. Make sure it’s a niche you know something about and are interested in, at least for the first time. It makes your life easier and means you have less work to do because you already have some market knowledge.
In a little while you will be creating a short course on this subject, but first there’s something else you need to do, which is to sign up with Clickbank right now!