Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Make Money

Is A Website Necessary To Make Money On The Internet?

There has been a lot of debate about this question. You basically have two camps. One that says you can't make money on the Internet unless you have your own website, and the other that says that isn't necessarily so.

I belong to the second camp. While a lot of money can be made by having your own content rich website, it is a lot of work. And quite frankly, most people aren't willing to do that much work. Putting up a website with multiple pages, providing your visitors with tons of useful content and also utilizing some means of collecting names and email addresses of your visitors so that you can market to them again and again takes a lot of time, effort and expertise.

The advocates of the "you can't develop online income unless you have your own site" theory either don't know (doubtful) or don't want to admit that you can make a lot of money online without a website of your own.

There are a number of ways to do this. Take Affiliate Marketing, for example. With this, affiliates promote a product for the owner, and receive a commission for each buyer they send to the owner of the product or service. While you can certainly promote a product on your own site, you can also advertise with free classifieds, or PPC sites and send a prospective buyer directly to the owner's sales page.

Another good example of selling online without a website is Ebay. There are thousands of people selling other people's stuff for commission on Ebay and some of them make piles and piles of money doing it. You can buy books that show you how to do that. But that's not what this article is about. I bring it up only to prove that a website isn't necessary to make money on the Internet.

One of the best ways I've found to make money online is to acquire the resale rights to a great product, or group of products and then promote them yourself. It works like this. You find a product that your want and need, and you buy it. The merchant then offers you the resale rights to that same product for a price. If you purchase the resale rights you then have the right to sell this product, not for a commission, but for the full selling price. In other words, if you make even one sale, you have recouped your investment. You keep the entire selling price of the product, not just a commission.

Now, most of the time, this would also require you to have your own website, but some merchants do all the work for you. When you buy the resale rights and download the product, you will get a unique link, similar to an affiliate link, that will take a potential buyer to a sales page that the merchant has developed. However, when someone buys from that page, you receive the entire purchase price through whatever payment method the merchant has set up for this purpose.

This is the kind of deal you should look for. You get 100% commissions for each and every sale you make. Usually, the only thing the merchant gets out of the deal is the contact information of the buyer, which is all he's really after anyway, to build his opt-in list.

There are a bunch of programs out there that work like this, but one of the best I've ever seen can be found at Check them out and begin your earning today.

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