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Business on the internet with paid advertising

Google has programs that both pay and are paid for

Google is an important tool for many internet marketers. Thousands of people have made and continue to make thousands of dollars some monthly, some weekly, some even daily using Google AdWords (you pay Google for clicks on your own ads placed on others' web pages and search engine results) and Google AdSense (Google pays you for clicks on others' ads that you display on your own web pages) marketing campaigns.


However, for every 'success story', there are ten or more people who lose money, break even or only make a few dollars here and there with internet or affiliate marketing businesses. Why should this be so?

There is a simple answer to this: the RIGHT KNOWLEDGE. Google provides their account holders/members with pages of instructions and suggestions for success with their programs, but their motives are not altruistic. They make their vast income from all advertisers not only the successful ones. For every dollar that a successful advertiser pays Google, the return on investment (ROI) is many times more; this comes from sales of their own products (vendors), or those they sell on behalf of others (affiliates). Google uses a portion of their advertising revenue to pay AdSense account holders for clicks on the AdWords ads. For some, again only the very few that have found the secrets to success, this can also be considerable revenue.

But the real winner in all this is Google. They don't care whether you make money or not. Successful marketers know this and many are prepared to share their valuable knowledge, gained by experience, time, effort and often at great expense for a price. And this is only right! Why should successful business men and women give this information away? With the right information, correctly applied, it's relatively easy to get that investment back, and after that it's profit from there on possibly for life!

Affiliate Marketing promoting and selling third party products for 'partner' commissions

Make money while you're away from your computer, even while away on vacation: it doesn't matter where in the world you are. As long as you have an internet connection, you can operate your "money-making" machine from any location on the planet! But you can also let it run by itself if you're unable to be connected for periods of time. Set it up and let it run. Check back when you can to see how much you made today or while you were asleep or out partying!

No face to face selling: you will never have to sell anything to anyone directly. It's all done over the internet so don't worry about having to contact anyone, even by email if you don't want to. Perfect if English is not your first language too.

No customer complaints, deliveries, returns or payment problems: the owners of the products you will be selling deal with everything from billing to customer service issues. You have nothing to do with the customers after they buy the products. You don't even know who they are and they don't know you!

Sounds pretty good, right? Well it's not a myth; it's precisely how many people make their living these days. What it boils down to is getting your presence known to the global market.

So where do you go from here?

All you need is a registered domain name with hosting and a website (or blog): (or .net .org .biz etc). The 'something' is the key. It needs to be relevant to the topic you are promoting, whether it's information, products or services or all of them.

Website ownership is very inexpensive either to set up or continue indefinitely. A domain name costs around $10 per year; some are more, some less. Hosting with popular services like HostMonster or JustHost (we use both for this and our other websites, and there is little if any difference between them) for $50 to $100 per year, payable monthly if necessary; some cost more, some less. Both the above hosting companies offer free domain registration and annual fee for the first year, making setup a quick and easy procedure. A further advantage is you can add unlimited domain names, websites or blogs to the same hosting account at no extra charge.

As far as the website or blog goes, you have several options. Some are for people with little or no previous website or blogging experience and include free web building tools supplied with the hosting service. WordPress and Weebly are examples, although to become effective there may be an ongoing cost in addition to your standard hosting.

However, there is also a simple and cheap way to bypass a lot of the learning required to use these programs efficiently. This is by investing a small amount in a service we have described already on previous pages.

Here are two examples: Wealth Using The Net and Site Domain Business (you can also click on the image to visit each site). Own a complete, ready-made website like this for just $97 with no subscription, extra hosting or other fees to pay, ever:

You can also completely change the layout and content including menu options with pages which are already filled with useful information and products that you can sell to make good money from within a short time, as you develop your online marketing skills. There are plenty of free and paid resources for this.

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You can join affiliate or partner programs for famous names like Amazon (for the US, UK and Europe) and many others, all for free. Learn more about affiliate marketing and earning partner commissions at