More people than ever want to have some sort of a home-based business that can either produce extra income or totally replace a job they no longer want. The problem most people face is that they don't have a home business idea.
The lack of a good business idea is often the most difficult problem anyone who desires to own a business is faced with, but it is one that can be solved within a few short minutes from now.
Business seekers often spend so much time trying to find ideas for products or services they can create; they miss the obvious already-created opportunities in plain view. The best part of these opportunities is that all the market research and business planning has already been done.
One of the hottest products on the Internet right now is online poker. Poker has always been a popular game, but never more popular than it is now. It's posting record numbers of players everywhere with no end in sight.
ESPN's 2005 World Series of Poker had 5,619 players who anted up for the $10,000 buy-in for the No Limit Hold'em tournament. This is twice what it was for the previous year and triple the year before that. According to industry tracking pokerpulse.com, each day more than $100 million in bets passes through more than 200 online poker sites.
Poker is now being played by people in all age groups, from college age all the way to aging Baby Boomers. The older Baby Boomers get, the less physically competitive they become so they are turning from golf and tennis to poker because with it they can be mentally competitive without the physical strain.
And for college age adults, University of Pennsylvania reports that the number of 18- to 22-year-old men in college who play cards for money doubled in the last year, to 12.5 percent of that population. Online poker in particular is the method of choice for this age group since its fast pace holds their attention better. In fact, they often play multiple games at once, sometimes on multiple computers.
So how can you profit from this online phenomenon. One way to quickly set up a new business is to take advantage of the online poker sites' "affiliate programs." All you have to do is sign up for the affiliate program at these websites and you can earn cash for sending someone to sign up and play online poker.
How much can you earn? You can get paid anywhere from $65 - $150 per sign up or earn 20-40 percent of the gross revenue generated during the active lifetime of the people you send to the site.
These online poker sites already have support systems in place so all you have to do is to apply Internet Marketing techniques to sell the product or service. Since few affiliates know how to use Internet Marketing techniques, you'll have a unique marketing advantage if you do or you learn how.
We are in a totally unique time right now. At no other point in history have so many people been been drawn to the game of poker in such large numbers. And the Internet is the tool they're using to play it. So you can put yourself in front of two of the hottest trends in the world today: the Internet and online poker. All you have to do is show people where to find the fun!
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