8 Powerful Steps to Make Money Online

by Frank Lee on June 24, 2010 · 42 comments

8 Powerful Steps to Make Money Online

The Internet has indeed provided people with countless chances to be entertained, be informed and most importantly, to earn quick cash. Due to the streaming money-making opportunities one can find online, a call for the fastest ways to do so has overwhelmed the minds of many people.

This article provides you with the specific steps of earning quick bucks via the Internet. I will teach you how you can become the boss of your own as you work on your very own time and just sit in front of your computer as you wait for profits to roll in.

Just like most of you, I once subjected my self in relentlessly finding ways to make money from home. I have constantly searched the Web for tips and basically steps on how I can start my career online without necessarily leaving my job or missing the important events of my life.

I tried to find answers from online training programs just so I can simplify the seemingly complex strategies of the online world. Since I have always believed in the concept of “teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”, I wanted to share my knowledge with you.

I want you to experience the success of online money-making and discover how you can create income and have a internet lifestyle at the same time. Let’s start now.

1. You must first decide what specific niche you wanted to focus on. In choosing a niche, ensure that you opt for one that you are interested in. As what you may have experienced, it is absolutely unhelpful to work with something that you loathe. It is quite hard to convince clients to avail of your product or service when you yourself do not have the heart to take interest in what you sell.

2. Aside from an interesting niche, you must select one that is bankable in the online community. You can simply do this by checking a couple of article websites. These websites can help you find the best articles as well as a hot niche. The articles will give you an idea on what topics people are interested knowing about and what problems most users are encountering. Study these articles and how they are written so that you can have a good idea on how to promote your niche.

3. After you have decided what product or service to sell, you can then visit free affiliate websites, such as CJ.com and AssociatePrograms.com, which provide good-quality affiliate products. You must ensure that these have a great sales page with a high conversion rate. You can confirm this by contacting the creators of your chosen product. Make sure that your product answers Step 2. Also ask your self, if you are the consumer, will buy the product?

4. To further give you an idea about these affiliate programs, you can join several affiliate marketing and Internet marketing forum for a free training. You can visit AssociatePrograms and WarriorForum, respectively.

5. Following this, you must create your own website or blog, where you can put all your marketing strategies. If you wish to maintain your site, be prepared to cash out a couple of bucks. A quality hosting and a WordPress blog can guide you with the easy development of your page. The latter is really helpful since you can join their site for free and you can be guided with whatever you wanted to do with your page.

6. Once you get all set up, you must learn to love writing since blogging is the main way to communicate all the great things about your product with the consumers. Furthermore, you can add an affiliate link in the resource box for your blog. When it is clicked, your consumer will then be automatically redirected to the high conversion sales page. If you have your own product, then all you need is a simple webpage with an informative article about your product.

7. In increasing your website’s traffic, you can quickly work on three kinds of simple methods: social marketing, forum marketing and article marketing.

On social marketing, start building your social network on Facebook and Twitter. Those are the two most easy to setup and most popular social sites in this year. Start building relationship with other people by getting involved in a genuine discussion.

In the forum marketing, you can start by visiting popular forums that have topics concerning with problems or solutions that lead to your product as the answer. Go to Google and search for “ forum”. Use different keyword phrase related to your niche. The way to link back to your site is to use your signature to state a powerful benefit you can provide at your site and post your website url.

Meanwhile, you can submit your articles to the leading article directories for the article marketing. The way I do it is to repurpose my own blog post. After my blog post is updated for a few days, I use submit that article to 2 main article directories: ezinearticles.com and goarticles.com. Just make sure you include a powerful beneficial statement in your resource box to link back to your site. You need to motivate the reader to come to your site with that benefit.

8. To create a life long income in internet marketing business, you have to build your own list. You may have heard it many times that the money is in the list…and your relationship with that list.

It does not take you long to Aweber setup a powerful system to build your list. The best tool is an autoresponder like Aweber.com to capture the email address. The beauty of using an autoresponder system is you can write a series of email sequence in advance before your first subscriber join your list.

It is called “set it and forget it.” Once the email sequence is set, you don’t have to worry about it. Some internet marketers have set up the email sequence to communicate with the subscribers for over a year.

The main goal is to use the email sequence to build trust with your subscribers by giving helping tips and tools in your niche. Don’t immediately hard sell anything in your first email. You may use a technique called “breath out, breath in” by Stephen Pierce.

That is to give out valuable information in your first email, and then in the next email you do a sales pitch to get the order in. And keep that rhythm to get your subscribers to read your email and see your sales pitch more naturally.

Online money-making could be simple if you have the step-by-step methods to follow. Most people fail to make money online quickly because they follow too many different advices at the same time. If you want to grow your list and make money from it quickly, don’t miss out this unique list building method.

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blogging tips June 24, 2010 at 5:10 am

Well written , that should pretty much earn a lot of money .
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Anne June 24, 2010 at 6:03 am

I disagree with going with a niche you actually like. It’s a plus, but not absolutely necessary, IMO. The other tips are golden. You have the ingredients covered – just mix, let simmer and wait.
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jason | theBlogQuest.com June 24, 2010 at 12:30 pm

Hi Anne,

You are right it does not have to be niche you like but for maximum benefit it really should be. There is nothing like getting up every morning and going to a job you don’t like.

Also, there is nothing like blogging about topics that don’t really interest you. In the long run, you are likely to stop blogging on that topic. Also, readers can usually tell if your interest is high or low in the subject matter you write about.
jason | theBlogQuest.com´s last blog post ..How to Get Your First Affiliate Sale By July 16th, 2010!

Frank Lee June 24, 2010 at 8:39 pm

Hi Anne,

I think I made my point a bit stronger. It is not really a MUST. But if people pick a niche they have passion about, they will have a lot more fun and enjoyment to do it.

Hi Jason,

You made a great point. I feel it is more fulfilling to do the niche I love. I have the additional happiness to share my passion as a bonus on top of making money.

And I think the reader can really FEEL if we do it as a job or something we love. That is the fuel to make a great relationship with our readers.

Mike June 24, 2010 at 6:14 am

It’s not necessary that you need to have a product that you want to sell before you establish a blog. You can create a blog first, to write things that you love and create value for the readers. Then, you can either find products to sell or sell your own products. There’re many ways :)
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jason | theBlogQuest.com June 24, 2010 at 12:34 pm

Hey Mike,

That is true, but it does make sense to have money making opportunities in place and available to visitors when they show up.

Also, I think the author is helping you plan better by understanding what products or services will be appropriate and sell good for your blog before going through all the hard work of making a blog and then later find out that you picked the wrong niche and can’t really make any money out of it.
jason | theBlogQuest.com´s last blog post ..How to Get Your First Affiliate Sale By July 16th, 2010!

Frank Lee June 24, 2010 at 8:59 pm

There are many ways to monetize our blog venture.

Certainly, you don’t need a product (your own or affiliate product) first before you start building the blog.


I would say the core idea is to identify the hungry crowd (your niche) with similar needs, problems, and urgency.

And then everything including your messages (blog content, emails) and your offers are crafted to that group of people in a coherent way to connect with those needs and problems.

If we have already identified the right product when we start building our blog content, we will make our message flowing to the offer more naturally and easily.

When we have that in mind, we create the blog content better to our audience. Everything seems to fall into the right place.
Frank Lee´s last blog post ..Unleash The Power of Internet Marketing Research Tools – Part 3

Eseotips June 24, 2010 at 6:34 am

Great post . That should pretty much earn a lot of money
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Anna Haller June 24, 2010 at 6:46 am

You’ve laid out the steps nicely. The most important thing is to find one method and stick to it because you are right there are a lot of different ways you could make money online.

Once you find the method you are going to employ it’s important to stick with it until you see the results and then you can tweak what you have been doing to improve it.

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Frank Lee June 24, 2010 at 9:11 pm

Hi Anna,

Great comment!

Most people when they start the internet marketing business, they have difficulty to stick with one model and make it work.

They give up easily half way and try other methods which make them never reach the tipping point of success.

Also, most people are unconsciously following other people’s marketing funnel rather than creating their own.

It is more easily and fun to be entertained by other marketers’ ebooks, videos, or teleseminars than to create our own.

To make money, we need to FOCUS on our marketing.
Frank Lee´s last blog post ..Unleash The Power of Internet Marketing Research Tools – Part 3

Nabeel | Create Your First Website June 24, 2010 at 6:55 am

Great step-by-step points you mention there.

Regarding the Affiliate websites, I use Clickbank, which is the largest retailer of digital goods online.

If one does work hard, then he surely can make money online.


Frank Lee June 24, 2010 at 9:12 pm

Hi Nabbel,

Nice comment!
Frank Lee´s last blog post ..Unleash The Power of Internet Marketing Research Tools – Part 3

Febap Liew June 24, 2010 at 8:13 am

hi frank,
thank you for such an insightful post.
I believe such post is very helpful in providing guidance but comes at the end of the day, it takes one to have determination , courage and motivation to pursue it.

Speaking of guidance, it shouldn’t be something that one has to follow heads on. Even worst at an extent of just following the steps blindly. be creative get innovative and implement as you move along. work on what is suitable and bring out what is not. Therefore, in the end, instead of doing and working within a set of rigid preparation, you get a mixture of twist and turn that suits your personal preference.

No marketing methods is right or wrong. at times, we make mistake as we learn. and we learn as we progress.

have a good day.
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Frank Lee June 24, 2010 at 9:19 pm

Hi Febap,

Great comment!

With a great technique or model to follow, we also need to right MINDSET to make things work. Other top marketers like John Reese and Eben Pagan has taught us to prepare our mindset. ‘Wealth is a state of mind’ said by John Reese.

And there is no a technique to fit all business. One technique may work in one business but not the others.

That is why we need to…test, test, test. And test more.

We keep those work. Through away those don’t. And find out more that work.
Frank Lee´s last blog post ..Unleash The Power of Internet Marketing Research Tools – Part 3

Darren L Carter June 24, 2010 at 10:45 am

Good advice. Thanks for posting it in such an easy to follow way.

Especially number 2. I think a lot of people really overlook this aspect of finding their niche. Then they go in and try to build a community but there is nobody there.

Good post.

Darren L Carter
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Frank Lee June 24, 2010 at 9:25 pm

Thanks Darren!

Sell the things someone are already selling is a proven approach. We can test the niche potential by selling the affiliate product. If we find the market demand, then we can create our own product to sell and increase the profit margin.
Frank Lee´s last blog post ..Unleash The Power of Internet Marketing Research Tools – Part 3

Nasir June 24, 2010 at 11:02 am

Nice reading, the points 7 is very useful for me, as a beginner i should promote my site with that way to get traffic. Thanks for sharing…

Frank Lee June 24, 2010 at 9:32 pm

Hi Nasir,

Those are the 3 most easiest ways to start building your traffic with no upfront investment…but your time.

Usually, there is a trade off between time and money when come to traffic generation.

As you make more sales, you can invest those money into other paid advertising method like banner ad, PPC, or press release to get traffic faster. But it is vital to first get the monetization model right before scaling up the traffic. Many people lose a lot of money on the paid traffic because they don’t have a right marketing funnel (i.e. list building, upsell, and backend) to monetize the traffic.
Frank Lee´s last blog post ..Unleash The Power of Internet Marketing Research Tools – Part 3

John Soares June 24, 2010 at 2:57 pm

Frank, you lay out important ways to make money concisely and clearly. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.
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Frank Lee June 24, 2010 at 9:32 pm

Thanks John. You are most welcome!
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Onibalusi Bamidele June 24, 2010 at 3:50 pm

Really great post Frank!

All the above points are really effective, thanks a lot for the great post.


Frank Lee June 24, 2010 at 9:33 pm

Thanks Onibalus!
Frank Lee´s last blog post ..Unleash The Power of Internet Marketing Research Tools – Part 3

Kimi June 24, 2010 at 4:20 pm

I agree with choosing the topic we like most. Like my blog, some people recommend me to change more “promising” niche. But i stay in my way, because i love to create my blog’s posts, and this is very important, else i won’t enjoy blogging. Thank you for the useful point, hope it will help other newbie.
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Frank Lee June 24, 2010 at 9:39 pm

Use your content to build the trust with your audience. Follow the path of know, like, trust.

Giveaway some valuable tips, techniques, or tools to your audience for free…regularly. Blog is the great way to do that.

And at the same time, work on your message to lead to your offer too. Test and track your conversion rate. After all, we are the shameless marketer to make profit in our business, right?
Frank Lee´s last blog post ..Unleash The Power of Internet Marketing Research Tools – Part 3

Kimi June 25, 2010 at 4:54 am

Hey Frank, thanks for the reply :)

Yes, that’s absolutely right about shameless marketer lol.

Thank you for the tip, i really needed it!
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Joe Boyle June 24, 2010 at 6:20 pm

Great post, but I do, sadly, have to disagree with the order of your list.

I think that it is very important to build up your community via your blog before you send out the affiliate links. Doing it in the opposite order will scare away readers in fear of spam. Great post, once again, Frank!

Frank Lee June 24, 2010 at 9:51 pm

Hi Joe,

Thanks for your comment.

If you go through my messages, you will find my approach is same as your view.

Building the trust with our readers with our blog content is vital.

I did not say bombard our readers with our affiliate offers in every post without giving great valuable content.

My recommended approach is to craft our message carefully with valuable tips and move to our offer naturally.
Frank Lee´s last blog post ..Unleash The Power of Internet Marketing Research Tools – Part 3

Eseotips June 25, 2010 at 4:48 am

That great 8 Powerful Steps to Make Money Online.
I’m newbie of MMO . Technshare is thebest
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Frank Lee August 31, 2010 at 11:40 am

“A thousand mile journey starts with the first step.” – Chinese Proverb

Welcome to the MMO journey :-)
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Daniel Sharkov June 25, 2010 at 4:25 pm

Almost everyday I’m stumbling across articles, explaining how good affiliate marketing can be when it comes to blog monetization. The technique really seems to has a good potential. Relying solely on Adsense is definitely not the way to go. Thanks for the article! It was a nice read and I found some useful tips.
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Frank Lee August 31, 2010 at 11:52 am

Hi Daniel,

Thanks for your words!

The beauty of Internet Marketing Business is we have so many options to create income online. Find one that fits to people’s lifestyle is rather important.

And sometimes so many options lead to so much diversification and stretch ourselves too thin sometime if we do not have a sense of where we are going.
Frank Lee´s last blog post ..Powerful Ways To Breakthrough Internet Marketing…Fast – Part 1

Dennis Edell June 25, 2010 at 4:53 pm

Excellent tips Frank, but I noticed a line that may confuse beginners.

“Furthermore, you can add an affiliate link in the resource box for your blog”

If it’s on our own blog, you can place links anywhere in the article.
Dennis Edell @ Direct Sales Marketing´s last blog post ..Blog Network Almost Ready to Rise – Multiple Posts Coming Here.

Frank Lee August 31, 2010 at 12:02 pm

Thanks for bringing that up :-)

rososusilo June 25, 2010 at 11:17 pm

point number seven, I liked it. it’s because I do not quite understand about the seo to traffic
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Swapnil June 28, 2010 at 9:45 pm

Thanks a lot for such a brilliant article Frank, I really liked it.

warren August 31, 2010 at 4:27 am

I must say this is the simplest article I have read on making money online. There is so much confusion in the market place. How can you be successful without going in a million different directions.

Frank Lee August 31, 2010 at 12:01 pm

Hi Warren,

Your saying is so true.

Once I heard that we know what is the time when we carry one watch. But when we have 2 watches, we are confused about the correct time.

Internet marketing business is hard to master if we try to go ALL the directions e.g. PPC, SEO, affiliate marketing, social media AT ONCE. We overwhelmed ourselves to exhaustion and frustration quickly.

Robin August 28, 2011 at 12:11 pm

Hi Frank, it is really interesting to go through the post. Being new to internet marketing here a lot of things are for learning, however I always find it difficult to build list.

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