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6 Ideas To Base An Internet Business Around
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6 Ideas to Base An Internet Business Around

The internet is a fantastic place for anyone with some, or very little computer knowledge, to still be able to make money at home online.

There are probably hundreds of ways if not more, to use the internet to create an income, but the 6 ways I outline in this article are some of the simplest, and if combined, some of them can be very profitable and can lead to earning a full time income stream that you could easily live off.

Domain Names

The simplest of the 6 ways to make money at home online is buying and selling domain names.

Buying a domain name is an easy online transaction and anyone can purchase one and have a go at using that name to make money online.

Large and small business are beginning to realise the marketing potential of having a top ten listing in the search engines for keywords that relate to their business.

One of the best ways to get a top listing in the search engines, is to have a domain name that is the same as the keywords you are trying to rank for ie. idaho-plumbing-service, and some of these small and large businesses are prepared to pay big bucks to have access to a domain name, that links buyers to their companies product or service.

If you just happen to own “said” domain name, then your investment of possibly only a few dollars, just became a lot more valuable.

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing has become one of the most popular ways to make money at home online in the last few years.

The only thing I can warn you about is not to get caught up in the hype!

Affiliate marketing is a simple concept where you sign up to an online company such as Amazon as an affiliate, you find products you wish to promote, and if you direct a buyer to that site and they purchase something, you make a small commission.

Choosing the right products in the right niche and the different ways to be successful at that, there are a million so called "Gurus" who are happy to take your money to show you how they make a gazzillion dollars from it.

I repeat Don't Get Caught up in the Hype!

Blog or Internet Marketing Site

If you have an interest or hobby on any sort of topic or niche, no matter how bizarre, usually there will be thousands of other people worldwide also interested in that hobby or topic.

If you can reach out to these thousands of people by creating and writing a blog (web log or online journal) focused on this subject you are bound to start building a following of other interested people.

If you were to add some interesting content on the subject and then direct your readers to a product or service related to this topic you have a chance to make some good coin, just for writing about something you are interested in.


If you are a reasonable writer and can put a few pages together ona certain subject, you may be able to create your own e-book, this can be a how to guide, or other instructional material that people are searching the internet for.

You can sell this book from your own blog or via a company such as Clickbank that handle all the money side of the transaction, and send you a cheque at the end of each month and this can be a way to make money at home online on autopilot.

If your not a confident writer you can hire someone else to write it for you, or just find an e-book already written and sell it on your blog and earn a commission.

Email Marketing

If you have a strong following on your blog, or have access to a data base of people who have similar interests to you, you can research information and products that these people may be interested in purchasing.

As long as you send relevant information to people who have opted in to that database then you won't be spamming them.

combining email marketing with your blog or a website, is a good way to build a strong relationship with your readers, while making extra money from sales of the products you promote.

Google Adsense

This method is usually only successful if you have a website or blog that receives a high amount of traffic.

You place an ad code provided by google in a visible spot on your site. Google reads the content of your pages and creates ads relevant to what your site is about.

When visitors to your site click one of these links, you will receive a small commission, hence the need for a lot of traffic to make it worthwhile.

6 Extra Income ideas

The above ways to make money at home online is just the tip of the iceberg and when some or all of them are combined you have a chance to make a business out of what you do.

Get online and start making money!

Street Talk

Good article, Alf. I like the straightforward manner in which you explain how to make money on the internet.

  about 1 decade ago
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