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.

Jun 142010
 

It’s no secret that blogging has become one of the best ways to make money online in recent years, and will probably continue that way for a very long time. Blogs are free or cheap to start, fairly simple to set up, easy to maintain, and offer a great platform for sharing information with the world. Many people blog just for fun but most people these days want at least some profit from their blogging efforts. You can create multiple streams of income with your blog and doing so is probably easier than you might think.

Here are three simple ways to make money blogging:

1) Contextual Advertising

Your blog is probably already filled with links leading to other sites, blogs, forums, and wherever else — right? What if you could earn money every time someone clicked on a link on your blog? That’s what contextual advertising programs can offer you.

You would have to sign up to the program (almost always free) and install some code on the pages of your blog where you want the ad blocks to appear. When visitors click on one of those links, you earn anywhere from a few cents to a few dollars per click.

Some of the more popular contextual ad programs are Google Adsense, Yahoo Publisher Network, Kontera, and Text Link Ads — but there are many more for you to choose from. Just do some searching if you want more options.

2) Affiliate Marketing

There are thousands upon thousands of affiliate programs on the internet for just about any topic you can imagine and you can make money blogging by promoting them in your sidebar, header, footer, or within your posts. No matter the subject of your blog, there are probably several affiliate products that you can promote for profit. Think about ebooks, online courses, products, downloads, memberships, and services that your visitors may find valuable. Then search for affiliate programs that offer them for you to promote.

Make sure you choose targeted products and services that related to the topics of your blog – don’t plaster a bunch of unrelated ads all over your blog because if you do chances are you won’t earn any money from them. Instead, offer products and services that you know your visitors would be interested in. That will boost your conversion rate and greatly increase your earnings.

Search for compatible digital goods on Clickbank, Amazon, PayDotCom, Shareasale, Commission Junction, and numerous other affiliate networks.

3) Physical Products

You don’t have to stop at digital products; people buy plenty of physical products online too. You could join programs to promote everything from household goods, herbal supplements, beauty products, electronics, DVD movies, music CDs – and much more. Again, it’s important to target these offers to your visitors; promote things you know they already have an interest in because they are reading your blog.

Keep in mind that the amount of traffic your blog gets will likely determine the amount of money you can generate from it. When your blog is brand new you may not have the traffic needed to generate a lot of income, but that should keep increasing the more established your blog gets over time through your marketing efforts. Then, you should be able to earn money from your blog using the methods above and many others.

Aug 272009
 

There are 2 ways to gain popularity in the blogosphere. One way is being social and the other is having high SERPS. The social way requires you to spend time socializing with other bloggers (mostly A-list bloggers wannabes). To be social with other bloggers, you have to have a social network profile such as facebook or twitter. There is also digg, stumbleupon and other social bookmarking network. I don’t really regard them as a social media. I see them as a media to game the search engines mostly Google. It is social because you have to contact other people to digg or stumble your articles, blog or post. And those people would likely want a reciprocal digg or stumble. The other way of being social is commenting on blogs. From my post on how to increase your page rank, commenting on other blogs help to increase your backlinks. It also helps to get you traffic if you make a thoughtful comment.

If you are not on the social media group, then you are probably trying to use SEO to gain popularity. The SEO bloggers just care about their backlinks. They just want their backlinks to have their desired keywords. For this to be possible, they do mostly article marketing and personal bookmarking. I said personal because they don’t contact other people to bookmark their article. They also do blog commenting, but the blog must be dofollow blog.

In my opinion, I prefer using SEO to gain popularity. My main goal online is to make money on the internet. The only thing I like doing as other social bloggers is reading other blogs. I love reading blogs that contains blogging tips. I read other blogs to get ideas on what to write about when I ask bloggers if I can guest post on their blogs. When I read the blogging tips blogs, I try to think about how I can incorporate make money into the guest article, so that it can be relevant to this blog. Also, as I read other blogs, I usually come across blogs that are dofollow. When I see that I make sure that I leave a comment on that blog with my anchor text, and I either bookmark the blog or save the link in my list of dofollow blogs. I prefer building my own dofollow list because most of the list on forums or on blogs are popular, meaning that the blog will be well moderated to prevent spam.

I also like commenting on the unpopular dofollow blog so that I can be on the top commenter list. This is possible because not many people know a lot about the blog. So if I drop 2 comments and the comments are approved, I would be on the list.

I also like reading other blogs to know what is going on such as how much this blogger made last month or who has found a new way to increase their search engine ranking. I know that the group of bloggers that are focused on search engine ranking would say that I am wasting my time on other blogs because it doesn’t help me to make money on the internet. I would tell them, it is not really true. I am reading other blogs to get ideas about how to get backlinks to my blog, and that would increase my SERPS, thereby making me money. I am not looking to become popular. And moreover, I usually a reader and doer and not just a reader.

Aug 052009
 

In my opinion, there is no number 1 way to make money online. I am saying that because there are so many different ways to make money online and everyone has their own preferences. They include affiliate marketing, selling products, flipping sites, paid plugs, blogging, business opportunities, adsense, CPA, online payday loans, and many more. Some of these ways work better for some people, while the same way would not produce much money for other people. This is because not every one has the same amount of resources. For instance if you want to make money with CPC programs such as Adsense, you need to have a blog that has good search engine ranking. A site ranking number one for a keyword would make more money than a site ranking number 10 for the same keyword.

To me, the number 1 way to make money online is doing paid posting. This is the easiest to me because you just have to write a post, normally 100 words about a website or a service. If you want to get more opportunity, you need to have a high page rank (read how to improve your page rank). The higher your page rank the more opportunity you would receive and better the offer. This method is not reliable because if you lose your page rank, it would be hard to find any opportunity, unless you have traffic.

I come recommend anyone new to internet marketing to do paid post because it is easy to make a blog to have a page rank. Then as the person’s site matures, the person can do either affiliate marketing or use adsense on their site.

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