So the bills are due in a few weeks and you're broke. All you've got is an internet connection and around $20 left on your credit card and you need a couple of thousand dollars at the very least…
If you want to know how to make a lot of money fast, then internet marketing is one of the best bets around and can often be done for free. The only investment you need to make is plenty of elbow grease and discipline for 30 days.
Here are two methods which can teach you how to make a lot of money fast:
Generate huge affiliate commissions from a free report
An online affiliate is a glorified door-to-door salesman. The affiliate will select a product that pays around 50% commission on every sale made, and then attempt to promote it as heavily and skilfully as possible to their target market.
This is something you can do to make big money very quickly. The first thing you need to do is identify a good target audience. Brainstorm all the groups you can think of - whether they be moms, gardeners, golfers etc. As soon as you have identified a list, start doing some investigation online to see if the community is large and viable; simply check as many forums, message boards and newsletters as you can.
Once you have settled on your preferred targeted group, start browsing sites like Commission Junction and Clickbank for products that relate to your group. Ideally you want to find a high-ticket item that will pay you a commission of $60 - $100 per sale. Having done this, you can then write a free report highlighting all the benefits of the package, and then start promoting your report in the related forums.
You could even sell the free report for a nominal price on eBay, or upload it to a file-sharing client. If you can get just 50 sales at $60 a pop, you've just made $3000. And this is entirely possible, as long as you don’t short-change the effort you invest.
Sell your own info product
This is not as difficult as it sounds. Just as before, scout out potential audiences and groups and identify one which you feel will give you some good returns. Secondly, start making notes of all the questions they seem to be asking - this is where your gold is. Most people will pay for the convenience of information.
Now write the report. It doesn't have to be long - in fact, several reports I have read have been no more than a few pages, but the sheer quality of information makes them absolutely worthwhile.
How you compile the report is up to you. Most people, especially those who are broke, should write the report themselves. You can do plenty of research online to find out all the answers you wish to. A second option is to contact experts in the field and ask them to answer the questions you've found people asking, and fashion their answers into a report.
As soon as you have your report ready, start promoting it in the signature file of your forum profile. Ideally you will have been posting and adding value on the forums for a while, so your gravitas will draw people to click on your link. Again, a mere 50 sales at $30 a pop would put $1500 in your bank account…and these are very conservative figures.
Knowing how to make a lot of money fast is something of an art. But the two methods I just outline to you are absolutely viable. If you're confused about any of the terminology, then be prepared to research until you get a good handle on what you're doing.
Ultimately knowledge will always come second. If you want to know how to make a lot of money fast, then the best way to learn to take action. Yes, it is a cliché and yes, it sounds a little patronising. But unless you are willing to dip your toe in the water and make the mistakes, then you will make money a heck of a lot slower than you could have done otherwise.
Jack Silver went from naïve newbie to grizzled internet marketer in a matter of months. If you would like to read about Jack's journey, and the exact methods he used to rake in thousands each month, then feel free to visit his blog: (http://www.moneyinpyjamas.wordpress.com )