I am pleased to announce that I, Cheryl Hines, am entering the Internet Marketing instruction field! Thanks to my sis-in-law, Paulette, and daughter, Hannah, who each have asked for advice on how to "do" Internet Marketing, I am going to teach you how to make money on the internet.
Now, I will be clear right up front: I am not currently independently wealthy through Internet Marketing or IM, for short. I can say that I have made enough money to pay the power bill in the winter (and that is not cheap here in the PNW) and keep my IM habit funded.
Yes, IM is an addiction of sorts and I spend from $40 to $100+ a month "doing it". That said, I know how to make money online. As it is said, If you can make $1 from an online sale, it's just a matter of scaling up your business. It's only a matter of time before you are making $100, $1000 and more per month.
If you can make $1 from an online sale, it's just a matter of scaling up your business.
At first, it will be through Amazon affiliate links on blog posts as that is really the simplest way to get started online.
Simple. Now that is going to challenge you. Because this is what simple is going to look like:
- Choose a subject for your blog, or niche, as it's called in the IM world.
- Choose a name for your business and buy a domain
- Get hosting set up
- Set up your site. I use and will teach how to use WordPress.
- Sign up on Amazon as an affiliate
- Start writing!
6 simple steps. Yep. It's actually that simple but it isn't easy. Step 4 is going to take several hours to do. But I will step you through it.
Soon after, I will discuss how to write and sell books on Amazon - both Kindle and print books.
In time I'll talk about how to write your own info product to sell.
And, while I haven't done it as of this writing, I will set up a membership site.
I have had a modicum of experience with each of these business models, except a membership. Not anything to blow a horn over but enough to know this business works.
And since I am more or less an IM junkie, I buy a ton of IM stuff. I mean, a ton. And because of that, I have learned what works and what doesn't. I have learned who you can rely on and those you just can't, at least of those I've come across.
When I come across a course or book that is worth your while I'll mention it. If it's really good I'll implement it, letting you follow along as I do it. I learned this cool strategy from Tiffany Lambert.
I will also fill this site with video tutorials for things that just do better when you are watching "over the shoulder".
So, stay tuned! And subscribe to my list so you can be kept up to date on my articles and news!
Oh, and my next article is a humble confession - a testimony of how NOT to be as an affiliate or Internet marketing customer.