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Making a Residual Income Online With Basic, Simple Steps

Mar 26, 2008
Through the many 100s of visitors I get to my home based business websites on a monthly basis, the vast majority are looking for easy ways to make extra income from home.

Many are totally fed up with the commute to work. They hate working for a boss just like I did.

Some want to spend more time with their familes. Still others would like that little extra to make life more comfortable.

The good news is that making a residual income online is entirely achievable if you follow some simple steps and are prepared to put in a little time, effort and occasionally invest a little money.

The business that I run and show others how to set up is a serious way to make extra cash from home on a residual basis.

When I say residual, I mean you put in the work one time and the payoff continues month after month.

How is this possible? Well, I am an affiliate marketer. I sell other peoples' products and services for commissions. Many times the people who signup for the companies I am an affiliate for, pay a monthly subscription for the service(Web hosting, for example). So, every month when the company charge the client they pay me a cut of that fee. So I get paid for as long as the client remains a customer. Understand?

The above is just one example, for one company. Can you imagine how the income can add up if you refer many clients across many different companies.

When you consider that most companies throughout the net now have affiliate programs in place - from Amazon through to small-time internet businesses - you can see the potential for supplementing your current income.

Anyone can do this either part-time or full-time. You can spend as little or as much time on it as you like. When you don't work for the boss anymore, you don't have to clock in, there are no time cards - so you basically get to work your home business as you see fit.

This business is suited to work at home moms AND dads.

I have been involved with many different affiliate programs since 1998. I have even written a guide on how I got started and detailed the many successes and pitfalls that I encountered. You can get that from the sites in my resource box below.

Once you have made up your mind that you are going to give an online business a tryout you then need to decide which program to go with. You may be stumped as to how to even make a start. This is a problem that most newcomers face.

I remember when I first got started, I was confused for a long time, not quite sure where to begin. I knew I wanted to setup my own work at home business, I just wasn't sure what that would be.

I then found a guy who could get me setup within a very short time(A day or two), with an system that would plugin in a number of residual income streams AND also an online newsletter to send to my leads and prospects. I have now been working this business for around 5 years.

As stated above, this is serious enterprise so please do not expect overnight success. It is important to treat your online business just like you would an offline enterprise. Budget your money carefully and only spend what you can afford. It is very easy to max out credit cards online with nothing to show. I know, I have done it.

So, take it easy on the cashflow. There are many free ways to promote your new internet business. They usually take a little more work but it is a good way to offset any costs and for those times when you are sticking to your budget.

Above all else, show some persistence and you could well find yourself working from your own home in the near future.
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