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Affiliate Marketing – Earn While You Learn

It is a real smart idea to join an affiliate program that offers some level of training in how to promote an online business. As soon as you join they will give you an affiliate ID and a link to a sales page of some kind that you can advertise while you are doing the training.

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Potentially you can start earning commissions while you are still learning how to do it! There are some who just want to keep learning and they don’t feel that they can actually do anything yet. This is a waste of time to feel that way.

Often these are the same people who get what is referred to as ‘paralysis by analysis’ – they hide behind the learning and don’t believe they know enough to actually start taking action. They waste months and sometimes even years thinking that they don’t yet know anything.

Part of the beauty of affiliate marketing is the fact that they give you everything you need to get started so there is really no reason to wait as if you have to take courses in technical and marketing before you can produce a product or service.

An affiliate program has the product and/or service ready for you, and agree to let you earn money from their intellectual property when you become a member and likely pay membership dues. If they also provide training then you have everything you need to just get going right away.

While it is unlikely as a beginner that you will make sales the first day that you start your marketing and advertising, it is possible. However usually when you see statements that you can make money today it assumes you have a list of existing customers or at least prospects – or at the very least marketing experience.

What they are actually saying is that it is possible to START earning money, meaning start the process of developing and promoting your business today.

Some people have a problem with writing ad content because they can’t honestly say that they have ever sold the program and they don’t yet know what exactly they will benefit from having joined the program. It is possible to still do this by quoting what others have said that do have the experience.

Of course you should never lie or make claims that are not true. So you can merely point out the benefits and features of whatever it is and give your opinion or observations, while again quoting others who do have direct experience.

If you really think about it there are even on day one things that you can say about your experience so far. Was the order process easy to understand? Were the people in customer service helpful? What are the other things that you like (why you chose the program that you did).

So there is really no excuse or reason not to start trying to earn money from the first day as you learn how to. None of what you are learning will do any good unless you take action with the information as soon as possible. Marketing and advertising take time and lots of effort as not everyone who sees your ads will respond. Not to worry – just keep on learning and trying!

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Empower Yourself by Starting a Home Business Part-Time

It’s totally obvious that there are no guarantees in life. Anything can happen to anybody at any time, positive or negative. The only thing we can control is how we deal with everything, and in what we are able to do in our lives.

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Naturally we should make the best effort we can to ensure that things turn out well for all concerned as far as we have the power to influence. Again, though unfortunately this does not dictate that everything will remain as it is or improve, and it may be quite the opposite.

So unless you have an iron-clad contract at your job, then you need to be aware that the job could disappear one way or the other, today, tomorrow or the next day. Sometimes this can even be where ‘punishment for a job well-done’ can occur, in that for example in a workforce reduction for the purpose of saving money for the company, they may eliminate the people that have the most experience, do the bigger jobs and/or are consequently higher paid.

In a situation like this where they may be trying to save the company, they have absolutely no compunction about impacting customer service. Believe it or not in many cases, they do not consider either the employee or the customer, but more than likely the stockholders. It looks good when they can reduce their operating costs and that is ‘the bottom line’.

In a dire straights situation they also do not consider that you are a person, but rather you represent a ‘position’ or expenditure. As the saying goes, ‘it is nothing personal’ and it isn’t, from either a positive or negative perspective. It’s the ‘cost of doing business’. The fact is that you really have no control over your own destiny if you remain in a vulnerable spot like that.

You will be pleasantly surprised even before you earn your first dime from starting a home business, how much stronger and less helpless you will feel. Why? Because you are taking control and from this position of power you can build more and more momentum in your self-confidence and self-esteem. Your motivation to succeed will also increase exponentially every time it occurs to you that you are in control.

The smartest way to go about this is to start saving your money now – first of all so you will have a little operating money for starting a home business, and secondly to begin to create an emergency fund in case something should happen to your job or main source of income.

While you may feel that you have sufficient credit to cover you in a crisis, (or to start a business), this is a big mistake (unless you wouldn’t mind possibly filing for bankruptcy eventually and of course thereby losing your credit). Keep in mind that bills need to be paid on time. Funny money is not so funny really when you find you have over-extended yourself and still have no way to make any of those ‘balloon’ payments you planned on to clear up the balance.

You need to take this really seriously and attempt to determine what kind of a business you might start. Note here that it is vastly less expensive to start a home business online, than trying to open up a brick and mortar business; and much more convenient to have an online business as opposed to a second job.

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New Internet Income 2.0–Lesson #13: Flow

We continue with our revised course with Internet Income 2.0, Lesson #13: Flow. Course author, George Little, discusses what online “flow” refers to, how to use it, and how to maintain it when placing your Internet ads for maximum effectiveness and results.

About Internet Income: Each new lesson of SFI’s revised, exclusive course contains updated tips, real-world advice, and in-depth, step-by-step instructions on setting up your Internet-based business. Author George Little uses plain English to explain the ins and outs of starting and running a profitable online business in today’s ever-changing global market.

Forum DiscussionDISCUSS IT! Log in at the SFI Affiliate Center, then head over to the FORUM–to the SFI NEWS DISCUSSIONS section–to discuss this announcement with your fellow SFI’ers

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