The struggle to making an income on the internet is a plight that is shared by many an aspiring internet marketer. And who can blame them? Isn’t the appeal of owning a business that you can run from home that requires minimal maintenance the dream that everyone wants to achieve? But more than the money, it’s the freedom that’s appealing. The ability to be able to do what you want, when you want is the ultimate goal and making sure that you always have enough money to do it and never run out is a liberating feeling that unfortunately not everyone will feel during their life time.
How does one achieve this lifestyle of freedom?
As far as running a business that runs on autopilot goes, there are many different ways to build one. And they don’t all need to be internet based to actually work. However, given the ease of access to the internet all over the world, it is an ideal business for those looking for a business model that allows them to travel the world without a care that their business will fall apart. But if we only consider the options that people have when it comes to an online based business, the options become a bit narrower. Granted, nobody is restricted to any one business model but the options are more restricted if we take out the non online businesses.
The SEO road
One of the most popular ways to earn money online is through something called SEO. SEO stands for search engine optimization and includes the techniques that are required to build a website or webpage that will easily rank and show up highly in the search engines. Ultimately, the goal with this is to get a webpage to show up in one of the top three positions in google, yahoo and bing so that the website gets traffic. That traffic is then turned into money by various means; it can be pay per click ads, affiliate marketing, service marketing or local business advertizing. But that’s the easy part. The hard part is actually ranking the website highly in the search results and it is something that many online membership programs like Bring The Fresh teach their members very well.
The PPC road
Then, some people prefer to pay for their traffic that they send to their website and then the game becomes being able to make more money with that traffic than what the traffic costs. This is generally done through pay per click advertizing either on google or bing search engines. TO get the most money out of their traffic, these business owners usually collect the emails of their visitors so that they can market to them directly in their email inbox as often as they want. To fully automate this process, learning the ins and outs of an auto-responder series is an absolute must. Overall, both methods are viable for building an online business. However, one shouldn’t kid themselves that it is an easy road to financial freedom. In fact, it can be a very harsh journey and will test the resolve of even the most dedicated of people.