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Aug 17, 2007
When people think of the internet, they think of predators and scams. It's sad that the most powerful form of communication in the world gets abused by petty thugs. We surf our favorite entertainment websites but get hit with advertising that is inappropriate for children. In our searches for financial institutions or companies we are seduced into some system for making fast easy money. All we have to do is refer three more people and then our membership becomes free. The matrix will build itself below you and you're guaranteed residual income.

All that hogwash continues to be propagated all over the world, and the vulnerable college student looking for a source of secondary income is caught. They get caught in the adult entertainment industry or get sucked into promoting some program with no real product or service. These poor kids slave away in their free time, failing miserably with the horribly outdated and overly saturated marketing methods used by the so-called "gurus" of e-commerce.

There are legitimate ways to profit from online business, and you can make money without getting involved in gambling, adult entertainment, or scams of any kind.

When looking for a commission-based product to promote, one has to be careful that the company is legitimate. Online companies come and go on a monthly basis. What's hot today is illegal tomorrow, that is, if you don't do your homework. There are several safe, long established, and trustworthy sites to use in your quest for internet income.

Clickbank is the most common marketplace for information products because their payment processing is honest and they offer a sixty-day money back guarantee. Usually that's with no questions asked. That reverses the risk of trying Clickbank's products from the buyer to the seller. Sellers know that if their product doesn't deliver that their buyers will all be requesting refunds and they will go broke. All Clickbank customers are sure that it's ok to try a product that without the guarantee they might overlook. This trend boosts sales, and as long as the product you pick to promote is high caliber, your commissions are safe.

When you pick a product, Clickbank will create what it calls a "hoplink" which is a link to the product's sales letter with your referral ID embedded. These links ensure that you as the promoter receive credit for all sales that come through your hoplink. You don't even have to have your own website to make money online with Clickbank, all you have to do is drive traffic to your hoplink. The more targeted your visitors are to want what you offer, the higher likelihood that they will buy.

That is the nutshell version to getting started with affiliate marketing over the internet. There are many affiliate programs to choose from, and products for every niche on the market. Once you find one you can identify with, just find where they hunger and feed them your hoplinks. That's when the checks start coming in!
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Tyler Ellison teaches how to make fast easy money online marketing legally using automated systems and guerilla techniques to promote businesses.
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