Monday, January 03, 2005

Work at Home Ploys

Affiliate Marketing Programs :: Work at Home Ploys

You've probably seen work at home advertising: Take online surveys and make $150/hour. Earn $9000/per month from home working only ten minutes a day. Etc, etc, ad nauseam. And most of these schemes aren't legitimate ways to make a living.

Most of these ads leave out or lie about how many hours you'll have to work. There are often big costs involved with some of these work at home schemes, but of course, they don't tell you about the investment in the sales pitch. A lot of times you have to spend significant amounts of cash buying newspaper ads, making photocopies, or buying postal supplies that you'll need to work from home. The worst tactic is when the company who placed the ad expects you to pay for some kind of tutorial software. Don't waste your money or your energy on most of these scams.

Affiliate marketing is a real work at home opportunity for someone who's willing to do the work. And if you're clever and willing, you can learn to make money online without having to invest a lot of money into it. You can get a free blog from blogspot, write content, run affiliate ads, and get links to your site until you've got good positioning in the SERP's. None of this costs money; all of it requires effort. And a lot of times you won't see rewards for months.

But if you can build a good 100 page website, get some good quality backlinks, and do some intelligent keyword research, then you can pretty well count on making at least $500 a month on that website. And once you have 10 websites that size, you're making $5000 a month. That's not a get rich quick scheme though. Having 10 websites with 100 pages each means you've written 1000 pages of content for the internet. And THAT's a lot of work no matter how you slice it.

But achievable? You bet. In fact, if you work 5 days a week for 50 weeks out of the year, you only have to write 4 pages of content a day to get your 1000 pages done. And then, after a year, you've got a $5000 or more stream of income each month that requires very little maintenance on your part. So if you want to work from home, managing affiliate websites is the way to go, but don't think it's a get rich scheme.


At 3:53 AM , Blogger Chris Campbell said...


Just wondering what your basing your numbers on? Is this something you've done, or currently doing? It certainly sounds practical, just wondering if it really works. Do you know of some successful sites that have followed this approach?


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