When you first start out in an internet home business, it's hard to decide which way to go, with all the different options on offer. What is the easiest way to make real money online? In my opinion, it's really hard to go past promoting clickbank products. With hundreds of products to choose from, and heaps of different niches, the sky is virtually the limit when it comes to the amount of income streams you could be profiting from.
If you go to the clickbank marketplace and browse through some of the categories and sub-categories, you can see there are tons of products to choose from, with most offering 50% commission on each sale that you make. This is great because it means that you don't have to spend time, research and energy to create your own products AND you don't have the hassles of product delivery, receiving payments or refund requests. For each product listing, you can view the sales page and stats, such as commission percentage and the dollars earned from each sale.
They pay you via check every two weeks for any sales that you've made, provided the amount reaches the minimum that you've set. Once you get that first check, it suddenly hits you that you can make real money online.
If you haven't already got an account with clickbank, the first step is to go there and set it up. You will need to submit a unique “nickname" which will form part of your hoplink on all products you promote. Next step is to choose the niche. I probably don’t need to tell you that you should choose a niche that you have a particular interest in, or expertise in. You'll obviously do a much better job of selling products in that niche if you have some passion and knowledge of the topic.
Once you've narrowed down the niche, you need to choose the first product you wish to sell. While you're there, take note of other products you can sell, either as front-end products or back-end products. I recommend that you go for new products in the clickbank marketplace as these tend to sell better initially, when they first come out. To find the new products, just go to “category" and select your niche, and then click on “sub-category" and choose “new product" from the drop-down menu. Once you choose a product based on your research, the price and the commission offered, you can click on “create hoplink" so that you can promote your link and start making real money online.
Now it's time to advertise your hoplink, create sales, and get those commission checks coming in. Now, if you want to treat this as a real business, you should create your own mini-site or blog to direct all the traffic to and to pre-sell the actual product sales page. Make sure you set-up this page with an opt-in box so that visitors can join your list. That way you can follow-up with them and have more chances at getting the sale, but also to sell them back-end products later on. Also, optimize your pages with the right keywords in the title, H1 tags and body to capitalize on the free search engine traffic.
Once you have your sales system in place, you can use strategies such as blogging, forum posting, article marketing, pay-per-click advertising, and email marketing, to get qualified traffic to your pages.
So, as you can see, you can make real money online once you set-up a system that works, take action, and continue to work it on a consistent basis. Don't forget to research your niche and product selection at the very beginning. That way you'll create the most profitable campaigns possible.
Andrew Jones has been a business owner for the past 10 years, and is now an Internet Marketer and Plug-In Profit Site owner. Discover the best ways to make real money online.