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Various ways to use the Internet and make money from home

By Brown Ezilon.com Articles Published 06/7/2009 | Internet

When it comes to choosing the best strategy for money making on the Internet, affiliate programs are probably your best choice. When you act as an affiliate, all you are doing is referring your viewers to other websites; you become a go-between for possible customers, earning a commission every time a sales transaction is made. The websites you work in affiliation with can keep track of your sales by a specific tracking link you use to link up with their websites.

 The first step to take is to create your own blog. What is it you like writing about? Choose a subject you are comfortable with and start creating your website or blog. The second step is to promote your website or blog over the Internet by creating informative and content rich pages in order to drive traffic your way. You may then proceed in choosing an affiliate program, which in most cases are free, and link it up to your web site. Choose one that is in context with your website or blog so that each time products or services are sold you get your commission, without in fact having to do any work physically, just sit back and watch your commissions grow!

 Have you ever thought of becoming an auction salesman or saleswomen? Everyone has plenty of excess belongings they do not want anymore, piled up in the attic or stowed away in cupboards or garages. All you have to do is create your eBay auction site by signing up for an eBay account, and from there, go on and start selling from home. There is plenty of material you can use to read up on how to sell with online auctions and profit from eBay sales, it all depends if you are the sales type.

 If you really have nothing to sell you can always opt to sell for others. This form of selling is called dropshipping, all you do is sell goods for a wholesaler, by transferring the information about the order and shipping to the wholesaler, who then delivers the actual goods directly to the customer. In short what happens is you buy goods at a wholesale price and have them shipped to the customer you have found, then he or she will pay you directly the price you have agreed on.

 You may of course prefer to sell your own product online, and although it may be more lucrative, you will have many more problems and responsibilities along with the income, so it is up to you to judge whether it is worth the hassle.

 If selling real products is really not your field, you may always sell your services through the Internet. Whether you are a website programmer, a writer or consultant, you may use web services such as Elance.com, these will help you find customers who require your services. These websites will also facilitate contact and payment transactions in order to secure a proper and regular income.

 Whatever type of Internet business you may choose, there is always something out there for each one of us, it is just a matter of finding the right one for you!