The first thing I must say is it's a mine field out there, and you must take time to look at what it is you are going to do in your business.
If an affiliate program is your choice then make sure that it pays down 2 levels and is well established, and pays you a good commission for your work!
There are a number of things to take into account at this point, what amount of time do you have to dedicate to your new online business! Why do I ask this question, because it's all too easy to jump at several opportunities when you only have the time to do justice to one.
Remember if you are serious about making a living online pick one opportunity and run with it, use the resources and tools listed to help you max out the best from any opportunity you join, and then when you start to get results, and you will, apply the same system for as many business opportunities or products as you like!
So where do we start, well you need to choose for example an affiliate program then we need to take it to market. Now this is where things get interesting. How do we do this! There are some things that you must have if you are going to have any success online!
These are the tools to your trade/business!
1. A sequential autoresponder, now I don't care where you get one but this is a must have for your business. So get one and work with it until your 100% happy using it. You will need this kit to build your opt in list! (Your subscriber base to your ezine)
You pre load the AR with messages or articles, set the delivery times say once a week and everybody on your list gets that message it's that simple!
If you build an opt in list of about say 3000 people then you are in a position to create an income on demand when you like! Once a month send out an email to your subscribers with your latest product or opportunity, Expect a responce of about 2% to 5%. Now if we take this at 2% that's 60 and let's say you make $20 per sale that's $1.200.00 or 60 people in your new business. If it was 5% well I'll let you do the maths but I think you get the point!
Do not underestimate the power of an autorespondar once set up correctly it's the single most powerful tool to build your online business.
2. Web site, now this is a controversial subject because you don't need a web site to build an opt in list, but you will need to have one soon to promote your product or opportunity, get a quality web host account with 500 megs of disk space and 10 gigs of monthly transfer rate.
If you don't have the skill to build your own web site, don't worry there are a number of software packages out there that do all the work, you just need to do a bit of typing and click the mouse a few times and that's it!
3. Advertising, now whether it's free or you have handed over your hard earned cash for it you must be able to track it's performance.
Just imagine you have 20 ads on the net all different how will you know what ads are working! Quite simply put, if you don't have an ad tracker you may just as well stand on the top of a tall building and throw your money off!
One more thing you might not know, and a question that I am asked more than any other "how can I build an opt in list quickly"
You need leads and plenty of them and here's the deal you buy them it's quick and easy!
By using a co-reg paid for service you can put your list building on autopilot, you will pay on average about $150.00 for 500 subscribers that will be added automatically to your autoresponder!
Just before I go there is one more thing, I recommend using a web based autoresponder so no matter what happens to your PC you will not lose your data, that data is critical to you it's your cash generator and you can access it from any PC!
An online business is not difficult to run you just need to get the basics right, and that's it your on your way to success on with your internet business.
It doesn't matter what business your in the methods are the same.
A word of warning if an opportunity sounds to good to be true, then it probably is!
Happy Hunting, and here's to your success!
Ken Smaile, Can help you to start your own online business in less than 24hr! drop by my website get your F-R-E-E subscription to my 7 day autoresponder email marketing course: how to start an internet business