Internet marketing is basically an online sales job where you sell different products through different marketing methods like online advertising or Search Engine Optimization (SEO). If you have a background in sales, you already know that to make a lot money, the value of a product is very, very important.
And so it goes, while there are many products that you can sell online, there are only very few types of products that will make you money. Among professional Internet marketers, there is a consensus that so-called “evergreen” products are the best ones to market online. And what are “evergreen” products? They are products that will always sell because they fulfill basic needs and thus, are always in season.
These are products that fall under the following general categories: money, love and health. People always want more money, more love and better health. It doesn’t matter which part of the world they’re in, the needs are always the same. And so it goes, if you’re just starting out, make sure you’re promoting products that are “evergreen”.
With the right kind of product and some expertise in SEO or online advertising, you can have your first sale in less than a month.
Where can you find products to promote online? Two of the biggest product marketplaces are Clickbank and Markethealth. Obviously with Markethealth, you will find health products for different health conditions like warts and hemorrhoids, although you can also find beauty products like eyelash growth serums and weight loss supplements. On the other hand, Clickbank is the place where you can find information products like dating guides. You can also find finance-related products like forex robots. You need to sign up with those Clickbank and Markethealth as an affiliate before you can start promoting.
Aside from the products mentioned above, you should also consider promoting niche dating sites. People are always searching for love online. Depending on a person’s taste, there are dating sites for bisexuals, bikers, military personnel, STD-infected people, etc. Simply do a search on Google for “dating sites affiliate program” and sign up as an affiliate.
Affiliate programs usually pay their affiliates through Paypal, however, there are those that pay only by check, like in the case of Clickbank.
In choosing a product, there are two things you need to consider: If there is an ongoing strong demand for the product and if the competition isn’t too bad. (Note: A product where there are no competitors means nobody’s making money from it.)
There are free and paid tools to research product demand and competition. Free tools include Google keyword search while paid tools include Market Samurai. If you’re just starting out, do not invest in paid tools just yet, rather hone basic marketing skills, like identifying why people buy. You also need to hone your skills in whatever method you choose to market products on the Internet. While it doesn’t take a genius to do Internet Marketing, skills ARE required. Tools are useless in the hands of an inexperienced marketer.