Oct 302011
 

Everyone’s dream job is to work for Google, right? Well, unless you are super highly educated, incredibly skilled, very lucky, and also know someone that can help you get hired there; it’s probably not going to happen. But there is a way to get paid by Google while working from home. It’s called Adsense. And yes you can earn money online with it — A lot actually!

Is this something you might be interested in learning more about? Let’s see… Have you recently asked yourself, “where can I find a job” or “what are some ways to make money” or “how do I start a home business” or any other question similar to those? If so, this information is for you!

What is Google Adsense?

It is a program that enables website owners to automatically serve text, image, video, and rich media ads on their sites. The ads are targeted based on the sites content so visitors are only seeing ads for things they might be interested in. Google uses its internet search technology to serve advertisements based on your websites content, the visitor’s geographical location, and some other factors. They generate revenue on a pay-per-click basis. Basically you get paid every time a visitor clicks on an advertisement displayed on your website.

Before you do anything, you need to get a Google Adsense account. It’s free and fairly easy to sign up so you shouldn’t have any problems with that. Then, you just need to put the code on your site. I won’t go into detail about how to do that because there are plenty of free plugins that will do it for you if you have a blog. If you don’t that’s fine, there’s tons of free information readily available all over the internet that will teach you how to add the code to your site.

How to make money with Adsense?

After you have an account and learned how to put the code on your site/blog, it’s time to actually start earning money online from this simple program. The only real way to do that is with content.

You need content and lots of it. But not just any content. It MUST be high quality and 100% original. Stealing other people’s content or using a bunch of spun crap will not get you anywhere. In fact, doing that will likely get you banned. On top of that the content needs to be focused around a niche market. You will need to do keyword research on a topic (niche) you are interested in and know a lot about, then build a blog around that topic.

Once you have done that it’s time to start writing. You need to write and write and write some more. Keep on writing new content every day for weeks, months, or even years. Publish every bit of knowledge you have about the subject and everything related to it. When you run out of things to say then start researching more related topics that you could write about. Just keep writing and publishing content.

For example, if you are a dog enthusiast and/or dog trainer, or know a lot about dogs in general, then you could start a blog about dogs. Teach people everything there is to know about every topic you can think of related to dogs. If you get to the point where you don’t know what else to say then do some research to find what sorts of questions people have about dogs, then write about that. If you don’t know that answer search until you find it and keep writing.

Try to become the world’s leading authority site on your niche if you possibly can. Even if you can’t just keep writing more high quality content until enough people take notice. Eventually you will build up a following. As your content builds up over time so will your rankings, traffic, subscribers, and so on. That will directly lead to more Adsense clicks and more money for you!

It will be slow going at first and you might feel like you are wasting your time getting nowhere. Trust me, just keep going. It’s not going to happen overnight but you are definitely getting somewhere with each article/post you write. If you do this correctly, there will come a time when your earnings start increasing every month and might even get to a point where you are making more money than anyone you know.

At this point you can drastically slow down on the writing. You might not even have to do anymore work at all. The passive residual income will be coming in daily with very little to no extra work on your part. And all that writing you did for so long without getting much in return will be more than worth it!

Also, be sure that you NEVER click on the Adsense ads on your own website! That means not even once, ever. And don’t tell any of your friends or family to click on your ads either. Don’t do anything to try and game their system. Doing so will get you banned in no time and they won’t let you back in. It’s not worth trying. You will lose a lot more money in the long run than you will make by using sneaky tactics to increase your income.

Once you have just about exhausted all the writing you can possibly do for one site in one niche, and built it up to hundreds (or thousands) of pages of original content, high rankings, tons of traffic, subscribers, great Adsense earnings, and everything else then you can do the same thing with another site. Just rinse and repeat the same thing you did with the first one. You can do it over and over again with many sites if you want.

And that, my friend, is how to make money from Google! Find a topic you know a lot about that other people also want to know more about, build a blog about it, and get to writing.

Jul 082011
 

There is no doubt that there is money to be made from working online whether it is a full time job or something that you do in your spare time. However, what would be the best ways to make money for one person may not suit another person at all. This is because the money making ideas you come up with must suit your interests and personality. If not it will not pan out because you won’t enjoy the work.

Finding out how to make money at home starts with making a list of topics that you are interested in. If you have training in a specialized field, then you can really make a lot of money online because just as there is a need for your services offline, there is perhaps an increased need online because you can have clients from all over the world. If you have experience in the medical field, for example, you can create a website in which you provide essential information for people about various diseases and illnesses.

By adding Google Adsense to the pages of the site, you can make money from the ads. In order to make any amount of money from this program though you need to use keywords that pay a substantial amount per click and are ones that will receive a lot of traffic. This is what you have to look for when you intend to use the Adsense program to generate an income. The number of searchers must far outnumber the number of sites offering the information in order to earn money from your site.

Selling online is one of the best ways to make money online because it is basically the fastest way. If you have anything around the home that you no longer need, you can easily advertise it online and if the price is right it will sell very quickly. Many people make a business of this that they run from their homes. It doesn’t have to replace your regular job because you only have to check your emails or return phone calls to complete the transactions.

You don’t need to have any amount of prior sales experience to do well in this area as one of the ways to make money from home. Once you get a feel for what people want to buy you can look for the items at sales events and garage sales. In this way you will be providing a service for others and make money at the same time.

There are many ways of selling items online even if you don’t have any items of your own to sell. Dropshipping is big business. In this work you simply create a website around a product line and write content that promotes the items. When you receive an order for the product, all you have to do is resend the order to a warehouse that will ship it directly to the customer. You collect the payment from the customer, deduct your profit and remit payment to the company. All the shipping and handling is then done by the warehouse so you don’t have any extra work to do.

Those are just some of the best ways to make money online. There are many more ways you can do it, so do some research and find the one that is the best for you. After you have some experience you can always branch out into other methods.

May 122011
 

Almost every day on internet marketing forums, blog comments, social networking sites, and other places all over the internet, I see people saying something similar to this…

“I need to learn how to make money online but I don’t have any budget to spend. What should I do?”

While it definitely can’t hurt to have some extra money lying around that you can invest in your online business, it’s not something that you must have. There are several things you can do to earn money online without spending any money, or at least very little. In this post, I will give you a few ideas to get you started.

* One of the most popular ways is freelancing. If you have a certain skill that other people are willing to pay for such as writing, web design, SEO, programming, graphic design, etc… You can make big bucks hiring yourself out to others. Many people will pay a lot of money for a skill you may take for granted. Therefore, what you need to do is write down all the skills you posses then do a little research to see if there is a demand for any of them. Chances are there is.

The best places to visit in order to see if your skills are in demand are freelance websites such as elance, odesk, and other similar sites where most of the freelancers and contractors are at. These sites are where many businesses and individual entrepreneurs go to look for people to do work for them. Freelancing won’t cost you anything and you can earn some pretty darn good money from it.

* You can also make money blogging. This is something that is best to have a little amount of money to invest so you can at least get your own domain name and web hosting. However, you can use free blogging platforms such as blogger, wordpress, tumblr, and others if you absolutely have no money at all. Then, you will use free internet marketing strategies such as article marketing, guest blogging, social networking, and several others to drive traffic to your blog. You can monetize it with affiliate links, Adsense, paid advertising, CPA ads, or whatever else fits well with your particular niche.

* Affiliate marketing is another thing you can do to make money online for free. Yes, I know this is contrary to popular belief, but it’s true. You don’t need to spend money in order to become a successful affiliate marketer. As a matter of fact, you really don’t even need your own domain or webhost. Of course, it does help, but there are plenty of free blogging platforms and other free web hosting companies and site builders you can use. And just about every affiliate program is free to join.

All you really need to do is go to the Clickbank.com marketplace and find a product to sell in your niche. There’s a very high chance you will find at least one related to your niche. Ask the product creator for a review copy so you can check it out before promoting it. Tell them you are an internet marketer and are considering promoting it but you want to make sure it’s high quality first. Most of them will send it to you. Although you will have much more success outside of the make money online niche. After reading the product, write a review to put up on your blog. Then, simply drive traffic to it via various free online marketing methods.

* Another thing you can do is participate in online focus groups and paid surveys. The high paying ones are a tough to find and you can only do so many in a day, so you aren’t going to get rich using this method, but you can certainly earn some extra money without spending a cent. Just Google online focus groups, paid surveys, get paid to programs, and other related searches to find them. You can also ask around on work at home forums. Usually there will be members who know of some good ones and are willing to share.

Those are just a few of the ways to make money online for free or on a very limited budget. This is by no means an exhaustive list. There are plenty of other ways as well. The point is — you can do it. You don’t need to spend money in order to earn money online. Yes, it does help, but it’s certainly not required.

Nov 032010
 

When most people decide they want to earn money online they tend to think three things:

1) There’s some magic formula for doing it.
2) It’s going to be really easy.
3) They will get rich quickly.

If you are one of those people then I am telling you to please change your mindset right now or you aren’t going to get anywhere. None of those 3 things are true. In fact, they couldn’t be further from the truth!

Sit back and think about it for a second. If earning money on the internet really was that easy then everyone would do it and we would all be rich. But in reality it takes a lot of hard work, time, persistence, and patience just like building any other business. You have to learn a lot and figure out how to push through failures.

Sure, there are ways to earn money fast that you can do if you are in a bind and need some cash now. The problem is that most of them are unsustainable and usually not worth your time in the long run. Some of them can even get you in trouble if you are not careful. It’s the same as in the offline “real” world.

You can make money online. There’s no doubt about that. You might even become very wealthy from it. However, there are no secret magic formula’s, it’s not easy, and you won’t become rich over night.

Also, there’s no need to buy any products or services that supposedly teach you how to make money on the internet or even do it for you. There are more than enough blogs and forums that you can learn from for free (like this one). And I have never seen any product that lives up to promises of doing it for you, so you can definitely skip those. Yes, there are some tools and resources than can help you along the way but don’t fall for all the hype you see every day from people promoting products that are supposed to be the newest and coolest way to earn money.

Work hard. Keep learning. Find a knowledgeable mentor. Push through failures. Never give up. That’s how to build a successful online business.