Internet marketing is probably one of the areas of online business more vastly invaded by money making products of all kinds, sizes and prices.
I have tried a lot of them and for the most part, I have found some serious knowledge and learning experiences which have provided me with the main asset I use to run my internet marketing business: know-how.
Each course, club or community I have purchased or joined offers some distinctive advantages over the other, but in the end, at the very heart of the principles they teach, everything is pretty much the same, so as long as you get your hands on real education and avoid following some wealthy wise guy, you will make a killing at internet marketing.
It will take some time and effort on your part, but that will be basically all you will be risking in exchange for the real possibility of making a lot of money online.
Now, what are the basic things you should know in order to start making real money with internet marketing?
The first thing I recommend you to do (in case you have not done it yet) is sign up for affiliate networks such as Commission Junction, ClickBank, Millnic Media and Linkshare (there are more, but this is a good starting point).
Then go ahead and to do some research on the products offered by the various publishers (companies offering products) and identify the ones that are hot and profitable for other members of the network.
Then you can create a website to promote that companies' offers (if you feel you can say something relevant about the product), or you could simply get a domain and redirect traffic directly to the publishers' website.
How do you get the traffic?
You can use paid traffic (PPC) or you can use free traffic techniques like articles, social bookmarking, social networking and more.
As you learn how to read the statistics for the different products, you will know which ones perform better (for instance, some affiliate networks tell you how many dollars per every 100 clicks -EPC- are other members making with a given product); that way you will know where to focus your efforts.
Usually the best performing products and offers will be those where the prospect does not have to pay anything (such as free trials, email submits, credit applications etc.), because as you might guess, there is a lot less resistance if you do not have to pull your wallet.
There are some additional details to be considered in order to build this simple internet marketing strategy, which are anything but complicated yet they cannot be ignored.