From the moment we enter the doors in high school, we are conditioned to start thinking about what we might want to do when we graduate high school and college. Funny how while many people are concentrating on getting their grade-point average up thinking they’re going to excel in college and get a great job once they graduate, there are a select few teenagers pounding away on their desktop computer keyboards and building a business online that sometimes promises to take them on a possible lifelong journey to financial freedom.
You see, Internet marketing is absolutely a real business. There are people just like you and I making thousands of dollars online either as a side or full-time income. Although experts say only 5% of the people who try their hand at Internet marketing will ever become successful, if you have the patience and the desire to forge your way to success, there’s no one and nothing that can stop you and your chance to be successful rises dramatically!
How are People Making the Big Bucks Online?
First of all, it’s important to note how many retail stores count greatly on their online sales for the success of their companies. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that year-by-year, more and more people are buying products on the Internet rather than going to the actual stores.
One of the first ways you can consider making money on the web is to open up a website and feature other companies’ products as an affiliate to those companies. This means you would serve as the middle-man in getting people to click on your advertisements so they could eventually fall on the retail store page for the product they desire from these companies. In other words, you are serving a great purpose for these companies because you are increasing their sales.
With this type of deal, you would probably expect anywhere between 4 and 10% of the sale. As an example, this means if someone buys an Amazon.com product through your website which costs 270.00, you would get 4% to 10% of the sale, $10.80 to $27.00, depending on how many sales you generate (percentages vary by sales volume).
By contrast, if you are featuring a digital product from Clickbank.com, you would collect anywhere between 50 to 75% of the sale, on average, because the people or companies selling the products don’t have much overhead to pay.
There are a ton of other methods to make money on the Internet, including building your own blog or website, attracting traffic, and getting paid every single time somebody clicks an ad on your site. You get the code for these ads from companies such as Google AdSense, Infolinks.com, Kontera.com, Media.net, and many others.
Regardless of your age, if you want a bona fide business where you can actually see results rather quickly for a minimal investment, then the Internet maybe your answer. It is definitely worth looking into and, who knows? Maybe you will be one of those people in the 5 percentile group within a few months!