It is disappointing that 95% – 98% of individuals venturing out to try to generate an income using their first online business system will fail. Because of all the big promises of over night success, instant riches, lots of over the top hype about making money on the Internet many people fail to realize that all the Internet marketing systems or strategies in the world are totally useless unless they gain a basic understanding of what their chosen online business model is and how it is able to generate an income on the Internet before they begin. No matter how proven and productive an online business system may be it will fail if the user doesn’t take time to understand how it will work with their particular business.3 of the most basic yet popular online business systems are:1) Affiliate MarketingOne of the most basic and widely used of the Internet marketing systems is affiliate marketing. Because of the ease of getting started with it is by far the first choice of use by individuals new to Internet marketing. It is very easy for anyone to register with one of the many affiliate programs that exist on the Internet today free of charge.The different products or services an affiliate can promote are endless. As soon as some one buys or signs up for a product or service that the affiliate is promoting the commissions start coming in. There is also the benefit of no risk for an affiliate marketer since all aspects of the product or service they choose to promote like product creation, customer service, product storage, and transaction details are handled by the product creator or affiliate program. Matter of fact the affiliate marketer can even begin to make an income online without his own web site.There is usually no cost to join an affiliate program, however some will ask for a fee to use their program. Because it is so easy to start in this online business thousands of people take this opportunity every day. These programs are one of the main reasons that the Internet is so full of ads, banners and promotional materials today.It is good to know that out of the thousands that try affiliate marketing a small 5% ever make any money at all and a smaller 1% are able to generate a substantial income These “super affiliates” understand totally the ins and outs of this business system and tend to do it differently to command the big money and success.2) Creating e-books and other informational productsCreating e-books and informational products is certainly a productive online business method. Because of the endless number of topics of interest you will never run out of ideas for new products. There are literally millions of different niche markets and micro niche markets out all with their own topics of interest, and there are new ones being found every day. The beauty of this system is that you need not write or create the product yourself, you can easily outsource the work to a professional.When creating your own informational products you will need to pay out more than a beginning affiliate marketer. Money will have to be spent on getting your business started. You should also be prepared for a bigger learning curve. The silver lining is that if you do this online business method correctly you can generate a much better income.Once the product has been created this online business system requires very little cost to maintain. This online marketer can reproduce as much of his product as needed with little to no cost. After they have sold a small number of their informational product at a reasonable price the start-up cost for the business is paid for. Then there are all of those eager individuals wanting to be your affiliates to help you promote your product or service.3) Goggle AdSense SystemThousands of Internet marketers sing their praises daily for the success they find with Goggle’s AdSense program. This is a relatively simple concept where web site owners sign up with Google to show text-based ads and banners from Google massive list of advertisers on their sites, when someone clicks on the ad the web site owner gets a commission.The ads that Google AdSense will send to your web site are not just any random ad. Goggle will use a method of first scanning your web site or page to find out the topic of your content, it will then send ads that are very relevant to that information. It won’t matter what the niche or niche market your web site is about Google AdSense will supply the code to put in your web page and the correct type of ads for that web site. The ads will begin to show on your web site as soon as you make the needed changes to your web site and your web browser is refreshed.How Google splits up the money with their partners is somewhat of a mystery. however how much you will get per click is partially decided by what the topic is and the product the ad is about. A good rule of thumb is the higher the advertiser’s profit margin on a sale the more the web site owner should make per click. Another indicator will be the ads with higher conversion rates usually will pay more than those ads that don’t sell well.There are many more Internet marketing methods to examine. Above are 3 of the most popular online business systems for generating income. The most important lesson for your online success will be for you to first understand the basic functions of how your method of choice works in relation to your online business goals. Running your online business with this mindset will certainly direct you to long-term success.