This article is guest posted by Jan Verhoeff.
You’ve dumped your heart into a blog and you added adsense, you’re selling ad space, and life is good, you made four figures last month, but the cost of buying your own ads, keeping up that expensive car you bought, and paying for a housekeeper to prevent you from living in a pigsty while you write your blog costs five figures. Here’s the deal… You really want to Make Money Online?
To make money, you have to have money
I know, I know. There are those people out there who started out and just made money instantly and they’re moving on up, so what’s the diff?
Some folks hit it lucky, but most often, the reality is gonna bite ’em in the backside and they’ll realize that more businesses fail than succeed if they’re not tossing money back into the pot. So…
You’ll have to spend money to make money
What can you do to add income streams to your business? Consider adding an income stream that doesn’t require your time. You’ll be spending enough on what you’re doing already, so let’s find an income stream with minimal time requirements.
Consider for a moment that you’ve got about an hour to spend building an income stream you want to promote on your website. You’ve got some great ideas. So here’s what you do:
- Find a topic relevant to your business site.
- Create an ad on your website for your new income stream.
- Write a blog post about your new project.
- Send it out over twitter and let the multitudes know you’ve got a new program you’d like them to look at.
- Throw it out on facebook and write a note about it. Your readers love you and they’ll redo the note — which will send more visitors and buyers to your website.
- You did remember to post your new product? Add an affiliate link? Write the sales page?
How long did all that take? Maybe an hour? (If it took you longer, write faster!)
Okay, realistically (because I was having a little fun and comparing what I have done in MAX performance) you’ll probably take an afternoon or so to order in a product, make sure it works, write a sales letter, get a few testimonials, and do all the things listed above to set up your income stream (it’s a fancy way of saying affiliate product and NO they aren’t always the same thing), and push it out there to your buying public. I actually like to buy the product, do a review on the item and use it for a while to make sure what I’m showing my buyers is really worth the money.
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