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There are many people who want to learn how to make extra money online. In fact, many people start some kind of online business only to have it quickly flop, leaving their hopes dashed in the sand. The problem is, most of the people who fail in online business do so because they do not realize how much work it takes to run an online business. This problem is only made worse by the plethora of sales pages that promise tons of easy money fast. The truth is, there is no such thing as fast easy money in this business.

That being said, I am of the firm persuasion that anyone can learn how to make extra money online if they are willing to apply themselves. I am a huge believer in the average person. Why? Because I am an average person. I understand the difficulties of juggling a job, family, school, and other responsibilities.

Let me be your guide in your journey to figure out how to make extra money online. First, you must remember the most important rule in online business: treat it like a business. This is not some side hobby. It is not something you do halfway and expect to get results. It is not something you dabble in. Online business must become your passion. You must develop a zeal to make your life better. And you have to turn that zeal into something very important. Focused and consistent action.

OK, so now that we have that out of the way, how do we actually set up an online business? First, you need to decide on what you are going to sell. The great part is you do not need to create any products. There are numerous affiliate programs on the Internet that allow you to make money promoting other people's products. Two of the most popular ones are Clickbank and Amazon. Clickbank specializes in data products, which includes ebooks, software, membership sites, and anything that can be accessed instantly online. Amazon allows you to sell anything in their vast collection for a commission.

In either case, you can join both of these affiliate programs, and many more, for free. Once you have selected a product to promote from one of these programs, it is time to really start working. First, you need somewhere to place your affiliate links that people can click on to buy your product and send you a commission. You can do this on a website you own, a free blog, free websites that let you post your content such as Squidoo and Hubpages, or numerous other places. You could even just use Facebook and Twitter to post the links and hope people will click on them, although that isn't recommended as the best way to make sales. Not if you want to keep your friends, anyway.

Next, you need to drive traffic to the web pages that have your links on them. Again, there are numerous ways to do this. You can submit your pages to sites like Digg and StumbleUpon, you can post a link to your page in Twitter and Facebook, you can submit articles to article directories, among other methods. The best approach is to integrate as many of these methods as you can in the time you have available.

This is the point when most people fail. Getting a website online is fairly easy. Getting traffic to your website requires a lot of work. Getting targeted traffic that is likely to buy what you are promoting is even more difficult. Many people give up before they see any success. This is why it is so important to learn about keyword research, search engine optimization, market research, conversion optimization, and many other details that go into running an online campaign. If you don't learn how to make extra money online the right way, you will never get anywhere.

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