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Have you ever thought about trying to make money online but just didn't even know where to begin?

Don't feel as though you are alone. It happens to all of us who want to start a home-based business using the internet.

My fascination with the internet happened in the late 1980s before the internet became what it is today.

We didn't have browsers like Internet Explorer, Netscape, Firefox, or Chrome back then. The internet consisted basically of bulletin boards that one could sign into by setting up a username and account. And what we really thought was so incredibly cool back then was being able to use an application called SABRE (Semi-Automatic Business Research Environment) for booking airline reservations.

SABRE and the internet have come a long way since then.

But even back then I knew that if I could just come up with a product that I could sell online, I could be successful.

The problem was I didn't have a product.

I tried several different things along the way in the 1990s and early 2000s.

For instance, I tried selling on Ebay, and I signed up for a dropshipping company to see if I could make money online. But even though I knew people who were successful doing these things, it was never my cup of tea and my heart just wasn't there. So I continued to drift along with my dream always in my head, but no concrete way to achieve it.

Then 2008 came alonng and my life changed forever!

It was in July of 2008 that I discovered Tissa Godavitarne and affiliate marketing.

Tissa had been a successful internet marketer for a number of years in the people search niche, quietly working behind the scenes to earn a living. But in March of 2008 he decided to launch his people search business as an affiliate program.

The affiliate business is terrific for people just starting out in internet marketing because they don't need to have their own product. They can simply market somebody elses product(s) and earn money for any sales they make. They don't have to stock any product or handle any payment processing. That's all done for them and they simply collect their commissions.

What attracted me to Tissa's ACME People Search Business platform was that he wasn't selling just one product. The entire platform was built around several products in the people search niche, including Clickbank products as well as MyLife, and others. MyLife eventually decided to get out of the affiliate business, but ACME People Search (APS) continues to evolve with the times. Now affiliates can earn with companies like GVO and GDI, as well as earn residual income from referral fees by telling others about APS.

So you aren't putting all your eggs in one basket, as the old adage states. You have multiple income streams available to make money online.

The other attractive element of APS is that approximately 30% of all searches done online are people search related. So the niche is huge and has room for a large group of affiliates. That is why we've seen several other companies enter into the people search realm online. It's very profitable.

So, if you are considering starting a home based business in order to make money online then I would suggest you first investigate affiliate businesses.


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