Many beginners, or newbies as they are fondly called, will ask how to make money on the Internet. The answer is usually “sell other people’s products” or use Google Adsense to earn money by selling ad space. These are both viable methods of making money —especially for those who do not have much experience. But if you want to make good profits over the Internet, you will want to try selling your own products at some point.
So what are the beginners basics of product creation?
The first step is identifying your strengths: are you an expert on a subject? Can you design software applications? Are you good at researching and writing? Are you bad at all of the above, but excellent as an administrator? It doesn’t matter what you answered. All of these are valid starting points.
What you must determine before you begin to make money with the beginners basics is where to find the market for your specific product. For instance, if you’re an expert on granny smith apples – is there a market for granny smith apple information? Could you write an ebook on it? Or would you be better off using that knowledge to create a recipe book that involves apples? The best way to determine what will make money is to actually research it. You can start by looking at aggregate search data on Overture’s inventory tool. You must then match that data against aggregate site supply data on Google (i.e., perform a search on each topic).
If you’ve got a large market with thousands of searchers (or potential buyers) and few sellers or site owners, you have a profitable niche. This means you should, or can, create a product for that specific niche — whether it ends up being a recipe book for apples or a step-by-step set of instructions for making the best apple pie you’ve ever eaten.
If you’re an expert on apples or making apple pie, then there’s no need to hire someone else to write about it. Instead, you can write your own ebook (or dictate it to a writer) or maybe even record some videos of you making pie, which include explanations for how it is done in detail. You can then go to elance.com and look for copywriter and designer. The copywriter will create a sales page for your audio lectures — and the designer will create a functional site from which you can sell your products.
The only step remaining is some sort of a checkout system. You can use either Paypal.com or Clickbank.com to sell your products. If you’re worried that this first product might not be able to make good profits on the Internet, you may want to go with Paypal, as it is free to setup a checkout system. Clickbank will require you to pay $50, but will also automatically create an affiliate program for you.
You now only have one step left – and that is to market your product. The beginners basics of this are quite simple too. If you want to make good profits, provide a good product, and make good friends. If you can convince other webmasters to advertise your product to their list, you could profit considerably.
If you are serious about making money, you will also want to market the heck out of your product using sig files in forums for that specific niche that matches your product, get you r page listed in the indexes, write some well thought-out articles and use the link for your sales copy in the author’s resource box, and finally, start a PPC campaign to get massive traffic to your page.
Just remember, this article is no quick fix for hard work and making money! The best beginners basics tip I can give you is to tell you that if you really want to make money, you will find that it is doable in a short time frame — but only if you put in the hard work and dedication it takes to be successful at marketing and selling your product, and running the necessary traffic to your site.
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