An autopilot cash system which generates money over and over sounds like a pipe dream. But for many online marketers this has been a reality for a long time. Online marketers and affiliate marketers use the internet to build huge amounts of website traffic to their websites. From their websites they 'convert' visitors to subscribers.
They can do this by offering 'legitimate bribes' – freebies which offer some kind of inherent value to the visitor. Often it's an e-book or some kind of instant download or video series.
Once subscribed, they are sent a series of automated emails which promote various products and services. By clicking the links within the emails and purchasing 'digital' products and services, the owner makes a commission. By increasing the number of subscribers over time by creating multiple marketing methods, the list of subscribers grows and so does the number of sales.
The best part is that the products don't have to be your own. Sales, deliveries and customer problems are all dealt with by someone else. You simply refer the sale and collect a commission.
This is the 'crux' of an automated income system.
Building a 'system' like this takes time however, unless you 'piggyback' someone else's sales funnel, which makes it faster. It takes time to learn and time to build. But it's well worth the effort. Once you have a working 'sales funnel' you can simply build marketing marketing channels to it and send more and more people through your landing page.
The main job therefore of an affiliate marketer, is to market their landing pages and send people through their sales funnel.
By creating multiple marketing methods, and 'tweeking' each one to cost less and deliver more, you can effectively 'scale' up to reach a global audience with other popular products and services.
Getting people to your website is the first hurdle. Let's assume you already have a sales funnel set up with a range of products and services laying in 'wait' for your customers. Getting people to your website can be done instantly with paid for advertising or, over time with content marketing. Content marketing takes time, paid for advertising cost money. Depending on which one you have more of will determine your initial marketing strategy.
Article marketing is one way to promote your website. By writing content which is appropriate for your target audience, you can get found on Google and through social media. As people share your content on social media and around the internet, your presence grows. More people land on your website, subscribe to your emails, and you make more sales. This is the ideal scenario. By sharing your articles and linking back to your website you can generate an automated flow of website traffic which turns into paying customers.
Paid For Advertising
Paid for advertising is the fastest way to get people to your website or landing pages. It is like turning on a 'tap' for traffic. By starting small and slowly raising your budget once you see that your campaign is profitable, you can eventually turn up the 'tap' and turn up your profit.
It obviously costs money to use paid for advertising. In the first instance you should be very careful and make sure you know what you are doing. Expect to lose money at first. Test everything in your advertising campaign. When you have found a campaign which works and regularly produces more in sales than it costs in advertising fees, you are in a position to start increasing your budget. Paid for advertising is a great form of online advertising. It allows anyone with a laptop and internet connection to advertise globally and set a suitable payment for almost any budget.
Choosing The Right Products
Affiliate marketing lets you choose almost any product online and promote it. Providing there is a suitable affiliate program for you to use, you can sell almost anything online. This is a double-edged sword. Not all products are created equal and you can waste a lot of time choosing and promoting the wrong products. If you are going to take your internet business seriously, you need to make a serious income from it. Don't dabble!
Some products will only make you a few pence on a sale. Don't use these products! Choose instead, products which give you income for the lifetime of a customer. This means using products which reward you for monthly and 'back-end' sales. Using this model is far more effective than selling online 'one hit' wonder products where you only make a single commission. Monthly commissions let you make an income from each sale, rather than just a a single commission. Back-end products are 'add on' products which are offered to existing customers. You should also take advantage of high end products and built in sales teams for maximum benefit.
Get The Right Training
Everything comes from your understanding. Your actions will be based on what you know. Unless you get the right training with an online business, there is plenty that can go wrong. It's well worth, therefore, investing in your online business education from the start. If you think about this as a long term business which can eventually set you free from a job and allow you to work independently from anywhere in the world, you will see the value in this. If you want to 'dabble' and try to learn from your own mistakes with an online business, it will take you much longer and you may never achieve it.