The opportunities available on the Internet come in all shapes and sizes. There are many, hundreds of thousands in fact. One that I will cover briefly here, is Affiliate Marketing, for the Newbie Affiliate marketer. For the Newbie Internet Marketer, the best position to start in is, as an Affiliate Marketer. You see, as a Newbie Affiliate, you need nothing but a Computer, or Laptop to get started. The Merchant will provide the Product, the Website, plus other things that you will use to promote the product. Things like the Sales letter, emails, plus point you to where the best places or sites are, for you to promote the product.
Affiliates are like distributors of the Internet Marketing industry. There are many Merchants who now use the versatility of the Internet to market and sell their Products and Services. In order to get the most exposure for their products and services, they will develop Affiliate Programs for each one. They simply set up every thing the Affiliate Marketer will need to promote their Products, for more details check here;
People become Affiliates by simply choosing a product or service that they are knowledgeable about, interested in or, are passionate about. They can also use other criteria to determine popularity, their cut from any sales they generate (commission) and even level of competition, (Gravity).
By creating an Affiliate Program for their products and services, Merchants are leveraging other peoples time and efforts the Affiliates. Affiliates can expect anything from 20% to 75% in commissions for any sales they generate. Most, won't even consider anything under 50%. To find products to promote you only need to look in places like clickbank, linkshare, commission junction to name a few.
For the newbie affiliate marketer, you'll not go amiss if you could get your hands on a handbook, e-book really, from another Newbie, who shows you what they did step by step, to achieve their first affiliate sales. You must persevere and have a huge goal to realize success online.