A growing thing on the internet is Internet Marketing, more specific: Affiliate Marketing. Not long ago people were walking door to door trying to sell vaccuumers. As some people were very good at it, they couldn't reach that many people as trough the internet. And let's face it, there is a lot of money in advertising. Some claimed to have earned millions of dollars in just a few years.
Now the idea of being an affiliate publisher or advertiser is to earn money by promoting certain products or services to people. This has nothing to do with spam, not by mail nor trough any channel. Promoting things means you have to be a lot more personal.
If you need to promote things personal, it'd better be something you stand for. Since I'm unemployed at the moment of writing I thought: "Let's try to find some of these products and see if I can promote them."
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Gaming System Upgrade (Around $515 US) - A selection of computer parts with balanced price and performance.
Mini RC Helicopters
I wrote a website with information on mini remote controlled helicopters. The address is: www.miniheli.org.
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