But I don’t have enough money to start a stay at home mom’s business and earn money. In today’s economy there are many people who would start an Internet business if they had enough money. This article will explain why you don’t need that much and where to find what you do need.
Are you in this group of people who want and need to earn money to help with the family finances? If so, then let’s talk about how you can find the money you need and also discuss the fact that you really don’t need as much money as you may think you do to run a home based Internet business.
You have an Internet connection and a computer or you wouldn’t be reading this now, so this isn’t an issue. You also have a desire and a need to make money to supplement your income or, here again, you wouldn’t be reading this. Am I right so far? I think so.
There are lots of affiliate programs that you can sign up for and advertise for free. So, just what is an affiliate program? Simply stated, it’s a program that you can join which has a product or products that you promote through your own affiliate marketing efforts and whenever someone buys that product or products through your link the merchant who created the product pays you a commission.
So far you’ve learned how to make money with only the cost of your computer and an Internet connection through affiliate marketing.
But will I not have to advertise my stay at home mom’s business? Of course you will have to advertise or you simply won’t make money, but this is still not an issue as there are many ways to advertise on the Internet for free. One of the most effective free advertising methods available today is article marketing in which you write original articles on a topic that would interest the type of people who would most likely have an interest in your product or service. Write the articles and submit them to article directories. Now you can’t self promote in the body of these articles, rather it needs to be educational and especially effective is writing on a topic that solves some sort of problem people may have. You include a resource box at the end of the article with a link or two back to your website or blog. These articles will remain available on the Internet for years providing valuable back-links to your website and free website traffic.
But what if I’m not a mom who stays at home? Relax, you don’t have to be a mom who stays at home to run a stay at home mom’s business. You don’t even have to be a mom. You can be a dad or you don’t even have to be a parent at all. This is called a “long tailed keyword phrase” which many marketers use as it doesn’t have a lot of advertiser competition and it permits marketers to gain higher search engine rankings sooner and therefore get free traffic quicker without having to spend money on expensive pay per click advertising. Do you get what I’m saying here? This is just another way to operate a business without a lot of money.
Of course now all these free to very low cost methods do come with a price. It does take time to make money without spending some. But after all, you’re reading this because you have more time than money.
So far I’ve explained why you don’t need a lot of money to earn money with an Internet business but I haven’t yet gotten to the part about how to find that money you didn’t think you had because there will be some need for money along the way, but nowhere near as much as you thought.
We’ve already discussed the fact that you have Internet access or you wouldn’t be reading this. Internet service isn’t free so you obviously have some income. Since you have some income you must have a job. You have to have transportation to your job. Let’s talk about how you can save some money getting to your job. If you drive a car you’re spending money for gas. If your job isn’t too far away you could consider riding a bicycle if you’re healthy enough. By doing this you’re saving money on gas and the Earth’s ozone layer and you’re also getting exercise which is good for your health. You could use your local public transportation if this isn’t an option, which is much less expensive than driving yourself and then there’s the possibility of carpooling with friends. Maybe you drive a gas guzzler but a friend who works with you has one of those little foreign cars that practically runs on air. He would possibly consider using his car exclusively and the two of you split the gas costs.
I’ll bet you have a lunch break at work. Do you go out and eat lunch? There’s at least three to five dollars a day. Brown-bagging your lunch from home could save you a considerable amount of money. Yes, I know that you had to buy the groceries that you bring from home but that’s less expensive than fast food burgers or the local steakhouse.
So now you can see that you really don’t need as much money to earn money by advertising your stay at home mom’s business through affiliate marketing as you thought you did, and you now know how to find the money that you need by implementing a few simple money saving methods.