Can you really make money online? The answer is YES YOU CAN! There are many great opportunities on the web that you can use to make money. Opportunities such as Internet marketing and Affiliate marketing. However there are thousands upon thousands of scams out there. You might be asking your self, how do I know if it is a scam? Well this is a great question. Some times you really cant until you have signed up, then it's to late. There really is no true magic answer that would filter out all the scams. You can however search for whatever opportunity you are thinking about joining, on google, and put the word scam behind it. There are a lot of sites that let you know if that business opportunity is a scam. Just think, and put some common sense into your thinking before buying or joining a program.
Internet marketing/Affiliate marketing are great ways to make money with out being scammed. Joining affiliate programs is free, so there is no chance of being ripped off. The only thing you would need to pay for would be advertising. Don't know what affiliate marketing is? It's simple really. You sign up for a program such as clickbank.com or cj.com to name a few. Then you pick some products you feel would sell well. You then advertise the product with your affiliate link. When someone buys the product through your link, you make a commission off of the sale. Commissions' range so make sure you know what your products commission is before you sell it. There are many ways to advertise: Google Adwords, e-mail marketing, posting in forums, writing articles and even off-line promotion. All of the above work great. If you are on a tight budget, I would suggest writing articles and submitting them to free article directories, posting in forums, and blogging. How do any of these help you? Writing an article and having your affiliate link or website in the signature of your article gets your link seen by many people. It is the best way to get free traffic to your site. Posting in forums has the same effect. When you post in a forum you have a signature at the bottom of each post. The more posts you make, the more times your link is seen. Lastly having a blog is another great way to have your link seen by many prospects. Update your blog daily with content rich keywords, and you should be able to sell some prospects on your product.
This is a very basic overview of Internet marketing. Hopefully this sparks someone's interest in Internet marketing. If you would like more information on marketing and online business, sign up for my newsletter at: http://www.youngnetprenuer.com/money.html. You will get the Secrets to Success Report by Mal Keenan free. Good luck on all of your ventures!