Here are the questions people ask me most frequently:
Question: What is Internet Marketing?
Answer: Simply put, Internet Marketers sell products online, which earns them commissions. Basically, Internet Marketing is using the Internet to deliver something to people looking for something. Usually, people find products on the Internet by performing a search in a Search Engine like Google. Internet marketers deliver content in the search results that will help those people find what they are looking for. When a purchase is made through the Internet Marketer’s link, he or she earns a commission.
Q: How difficult is Internet Marketing?
A: It’s more difficult than people think when they first get started, but not as difficult as some people make it. Many people who first get in Internet Marketing think it’s going to be easy money. Then when they realize the work it takes to be successful, many drop out. Unfortunately, many who leave were on the verge of success when they quit.
Q: Can anyone succeed in Internet Marketing?
A: Yes, if they are willing to work at it. I can say without any hesitation that you have what it takes to make money on the Internet. I can say that because I believe everyone has what it takes. The issue is whether or not you are willing to put what it takes into action. You don’t have to have technical skills or some marketing degree. You don’t even have to be all that smart (chances are that you are smarter than some of the most successful marketers online). Look at it this way, if you could spend as much time as you do in your day job working on your Internet business, you would be successful beyond your wildest dreams. If you work hard and set a few goals, you’ll be surprised at to what you will achieve online.
Q: What type of person is good at Internet Marketing?
A: Everyone has the ability to be a successful Internet Marketer. The key is using your strengths in a way that is most likely to bring you success. Finding people who will help you learn is one of the most important ingredients to a thriving Internet Marketing career.
Q: Can I be an Internet Marketer on a low budget?
A: Yes. There are plenty of low-cost methods to get you started. Once you’re making money, you’ll probably want to invest some of your earnings in methods that will increase your success.
Q: Do I need my own web site to be an Internet Marketer?
A: You don’t “have” to have a website, but it’s getting harder and harder to be a successful Internet Marketer without one. Having your own website gives you a piece of the Internet. A website extends your reach as an Internet marketer. To get your own website, I have two suggestions.
1 – Join WealthyAffiliate.com. Members get hosting and a pre-built website free.
2 – Sign-up with HostGator.com to host your site. This is a little cheaper than Wealthy Affiliate but you don’t get all the other tools, services, and personal coaching that you’ll get with WA.
Q: Do I need to know HTML to be successful in Internet Marketing?
A: No. With just a little training, anyone who can operate a mouse can build a website.
Q: How long will it take to be successful in Internet Marketing?
A: It depends on a number of variables. There is no guarantee that anyone will be successful, but I know that people who work hard and treat it like a business are successful. People fail in the business world, but those who keep pushing forward ultimately find success.
The Internet has leveled the playing field for everyone. You and I have the same opportunity, and we both have the same opportunity as much larger companies. Now is a great time to start. Normal folks like you and I can make thousands and thousands of dollars every month.
Q: Do I have to have a product to sell?
A: No. I don’t own any products. I work as an affiliate marketer. “Affiliate marketers” promote other people’s products and services in exchange for earning commissions. Companies give you “affiliate links” that track your visitors. When they buy something, you automatically get a commission.
Some affiliate networks like Clickbank pay 75 percent on many products. So if you sell something that costs $40, you get a $30 cut. Not bad, huh?
There are thousands upon thousands of affiliate programs in every imaginable industry. I recommend training services like Wealthy Affiliate because you get access to affiliate programs and training for exactly how to promote them. You’ll learn how to access well over 100,000 programs online so you can essentially promote anything you want as an affiliate.
Q: What is the best place to find affiliate programs if Clickbank does not allow people from my country to be affiliates?
A: There are some countries that Clickbank does not accept, but here’s the good news — tens of thousands of other affiliate programs WILL accept your country. Try one of these top affiliate networks:
You can also do a search in Google for affiliate programs. Just do a search for “industry + affiliate program.” For example, it could be “music + affiliate programs.” This will get lots of results as well.
Q: How much training do I need for Internet Marketing?
A: That depends on the individual person, but in general the more training the better. And, of course, the better the training is, the better off you’ll be.
Q: Is Internet Marketing a “get rich quick” scheme?
A: No. It is possible to earn a good amount of money in a short amount of time, but it takes effort. You’ll have to work hard. The harder you work, the sooner you’ll earn money.
Q: Who is Steve?
A: People ask me about myself all the time. I even created a whole page about myself. I’m just like you. I don’t have any fancy Internet marketing degrees and special technical skills. I became an Internet marketer through hard work and focusing on learning from other people who had more experience than me. I created this website to help other people find those same advantages.