If you're an online marketer then you've probably heard of Clickbank University and similar educational resources, but can anyone really make an extra income doing such things as affiliate marketing or building e-commerce stores?
The good news is that you certainly can – but despite what many people will tell you, it's not as easy or "guaranteed to work" as you may think.
Let's start with one of the most popular money making methods at the moment – affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing can be very lucrative, but you'll probably need to be able to build a website, or at least have a blog or space on a popular site. Then of course, perhaps most importantly of all, you'll need to get traffic to your content – and that's the hardest part.
There are broadly two ways of doing this – SEO (search engine optimisation) and using paid traffic. SEO can be the most profitable, but it takes a lot of time and effort, so you will need to be quite dedicated and patient. It's also more risky too – as even if you do manage to rank for your target keyword, it may not be as profitable as you expected.
Paid traffic is often much easier – as you can find out if it's worth paying for pretty fast. But you'll need to track everything to find out what's working, and you'll also need a budget to play with – and be prepared to lose – at the start.
However, once you've got that covered and you have the time, effort and money to put into it, earning an extra income online can be very straight forward and lucrative.