The quest for making money online can often seem like a never ending struggle. With so many choices it is often very difficult to weed out the gems from the junk. Many of my first attempts at affiliate marketing and MLM proved to be a total waste of time, money and effort. But, so many people are indeed making very good incomes from various online activities, so there has to be at least a few legitimately profitable opportunities hiding somewhere. Thus the real problem becomes how to spot the true gems.I tend to be a very optimistic person so rather than complain or make excuses about my failures I try to understand why I did not have the success I wanted. Whenever I have a flop I simply take a closer look at the product to see what it might be lacking or is it really just difficult to sell,christian louboutin daffodil online. Sometimes you may have to change how you present a product. I have also learned that the most important part of the buying process is the mindset of your customer at the time that they are viewing your sales copy.I think Kenny Rogers put it best,christian louboutin platform pumps. I like to think of this marketing game like a game of poker.You Got to Know When to Hold’em, and Know When to Fold’em.Follow Your Instincts:Sometimes very good products fall victim to poor ad copy and never really get a fair chance in the marketplace. Many times brilliant product developers are very poor copy writers yet they insist on creating their own ad copy and wonder why their potentially great products flop,christian louboutin evening.I once sold a product for creating monetized blogs that did very well for me. I had found the product on ClickBank and it had a very poor conversion rate. The original ad copy was very uninspiring. 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Basically I just added the things that made me feel like I had to have this product. As a result I started making 2-3 sales a week for several months.Separating the Gems From The Junk:So how does one go about spotting a really good product or service that can be used to establish a consistent flow of online cash. Over the course of time I have determined a list of qualifiers that have helped me to locate several real winners.Why should I choose a particular product or service to sell.1. The product must have a low risk. The lower the risk of losing lots of time or money the better your chances of selling it to others. For MLM products this means your recruits stay around longer and have a better chance of success. Believe it or not there are lots of very good cheap products just waiting to be found.2. Product Value.The products must work, they should be unique and they must be worth more than what you are paying for them. This gives the products a very high perceived value. It should be a good deal when compared to what else is available. The value of the product should be the product and not the money you can make selling it. If the value is in the money and not the product you will surely have high dropout rates for MLM opportunities and high refunds for product sales.3. The Pay PlanThe commissions should be generous. 50 to 75% for affiliate products. For MLM opportunities you should be able to break even with 2-3 sales at the most. Any more then that and it becomes too difficult to turn a profit. If you don’t make money you will quit and so will your hard eared downline. There’s nothing worse then having the majority of your organization quit because they can’t make any money.4. Long Term StabilityAlthough I sell affiliate products and even create my own digital products to sell they are short term sales. Your total income largely depends on new sales and new products. Therefore, I also recommend adding a good MLM opportunity to your income stream because most pay a monthly residual income that you can count on and your income usually increases as you add new customers. And there are some exceptionally good MLM opportunities available.5. MarketabilityThe product should have a natural appeal and be easy to market. Low ticket item that offer very high value are ideal. The ability to start small and yet still grow very large is a formula that is very attractive to lots of people. Especially those that are not sure what they really want to do. When the risk is small you will find you have a much greater chance for success.These are the basic points I use to weed out the junk products and opportunities. There are many more that can be considered but these have served me well. Even with the many failed products and opportunities I have had in the past, I like to think that at the very least I walked away from each experience with a lesson learned. Indeed I do feel that those past failures have given me greater insight as to what a truly great opportunity should consist of.Putting It Together:One point that I think is very important for MLM and Affiliate Marketers to understand is that failure is not always a result of having done something wrong. Sometimes the failure is inherent to the products we choose.The bottom line is that some products are just plain crappy and have a very low probability for success no matter how well they are promoted. Some products are great but need improvement in how they are presented to the buying public. There are also some exceptional products that can get you making money and building a stable income stream right away,christian louboutin flats shoes online. What ever you choose to do to make money online take the time to evaluate your choice carefully. Start with the guidelines I listed above and you will be that much closer to success.