It all comes down to dollars and time. How much time would you have to put into nurturing an investment, whether it’s online or offline? Also, how much money would you need to invest? These questions bring a thought provoking vibe and it is my intention to inform you of what I believe to be the most sensible approach which satisfies both questions in a practical way:
Firstly, it might depend on what your preference is – either to spend more time and effort setting up an investment and less money, or spend more money and expend less time.
Well in case you’re curious to know, my answer is going to be quite unacademic – The best online investment you could really make is of your time to educate yourself on the practices of marketing products online and selling. If you have roughly $100-$500 to invest then the best way to leverage this is to set up an online website selling a quality product for a competitive price and driving free traffic to it from some of the most popular social media marketing sites around, such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, article marketing and so on.
Let me get closer to the answer in specific detail: I believe the best online investment would be to become an affiliate marketer which has the best of all worlds combined:
1) Typically no start up capital required to set yourself up with a website, product or payment system because these are usually always administered by the company you decide to represent. This will remove months or even years of your own product research and development.
2) This alleviates the risk of sending your investment capital to another party online, many of which can be unscrupulous in their ethical practices.
3) Using the social media sites I mentioned above, affiliate marketers only need to be able to drive targeted traffic to good quality landing pages
So to consolidate my reasoning why affiliate marketing is the best investment, all that is required in financial input is any cost of any paid advertising you decide to do or to obtain education to familiarise yourself with what to do.
There is no doubt that affiliate marketing remains the best kind of investment to make online due to its virtually non-existent start up capital and low risk.