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How to Make Your Computer Print Money in 6 Easy Steps

1 Dec

I bet that got your attention, didn’t it? I’ve been working on my headlines. Sorry to disappoint you but this article isn’t about counterfeiting or how to get rich quick. It’s about how to create a successful website which will draw lots of traffic and make you lots of money.


This is an enormous subject and you could write a book on each different step. I’m just going to provide a general outline here of the 6 crucial steps to creating a website that’s successful over the long term.


1 – Pick Your Niche


Choose something you enjoy researching and writing about because you’re going to spend a lot of time doing both. It shouldn’t have a lot of competition. For example, don’t choose “electronics.” I guarantee you’ll never get a better ranking in the search engines than Sony or Amazon.com. Narrow it down to something like “high end audiophile speakers”.


Do some research. Check out how much your keywords are going to cost for advertising. If they’re really expensive you might want to choose another niche. Check out some sites with similar subject matter so you can see who you’re going to be competing with for rankings in the search engines.


2 – Choose Your Service Providers And Register Your Domain


Your service providers must be reliable. If your internet connection is always going down or your server is constantly crashing it’s going to be difficult to maintain a successful business. Don’t skimp on quality just to save a few pennies here.


Your domain name should contain your most important keyword that you’re hoping to rank well for in the search engines. It should be something unique that’s related to your niche and easily brandable. By brandable I mean easy for people to remember and associate with your site. Some call it “mindshare”.


3 – Create Your Content


Your content must be unique. If you’re content is plagiarized, Google will tend to ignore you. They now recognize duplicate content and refuse to list it. They want to provide their users with useful results. People have been slapping together crappy “made for AdSense” websites by just copying and pasting content and Google’s decided to put an end to it.


My advice is not to mess with Google. They’re the 900 lb gorilla of the internet that you really don’t want to piss off. If you can’t get listed in the search engines, you’re pretty much doomed from the start. So give them what they want. You’ll need 30-100 pages of good content before you even put up a website. You could just start with a few pages and add a page day – like you would with a blog – but it will take you longer to get indexed. Are you noticing a theme about the search engines here?


4 – Create Your Website


You’re either going to have to use a program like Dreamweaver or a Content Management System. I’d suggest considering a CMS. You’ll need to update your website frequently, and even for experienced web designers this can be difficult. A CMS removes all the hassles of publishing new content daily. However, you have to make sure your CMS is search engine friendly. Probably the easiest thing to do for a beginner is use a blogging program like WordPress. Search engines LOVE blogs, they’re very easy to update, and best of all WordPress is FREE.


You should create the website with search engine optimization in mind right from the start. SEO is a very in-depth subject that I can’t get into here. Basically, you’ll want to make sure your website can be easily crawled by the search engine robots or “spiders”. This requires all kinds of things like proper meta-tags and making sure you have good keyword density on your pages.


Also, you MUST make sure all your pages load quickly. Much of the world still doesn’t have broadband. The average surfer will only wait about 4 seconds before they click off elsewhere. If your pages load too slowly you will be losing massive amounts of traffic. Navigation is very important as well. If people have a hard time finding their way around they’ll quickly get frustrated and leave.


5 – Drive Traffic To Your Website


Setting up a business on the net is different than at a physical location. In the “real” world it’s all about location, location, location. If your store’s in a high traffic area it’s easy to get customers. But on the net no one just passes by, they SEARCH for specific things. Until your site is listed in the search engines there’s no way for anyone to find it – It’s up to you to drive traffic to it.


There a several ways to do this:


You can buy it by creating ads and then bidding on certain keywords so the ads will show up whenever anyone searches for them.


You can get it for free by:


– Writing articles on your niche topic with a link to your site in the author’s resource box, and submitting them to article directories so publishers can use them and distribute them to thousands of readers.


– Submitting your site to free SEO friendly web directories.


– Social bookmarking some of the more interesting pages on your site at places like del.icio.us and Blink.


– Submitting some of your articles to sites like Digg or Reddit, where people vote on whether they should be displayed on the front page. If you’re item is popular and gets displayed on the front page of Digg, the amount of traffic you get could crash your server. I’m not kidding, I’ve seen it happen.


– Participate in forums and provide a link to your site in you signature. Don’t spam or you’ll get banned – make intelligent comments.


– Comment in blogs with a link in your sig. Again – don’t spam. And make sure the blog isn’t using no-follow or you’ll be wasting your time.


– Post free classified ads. These provide a high value link back from a popular site, plus you get free targeted traffic to your website from the ads.


– There’s many ways to get free traffic – just be creative – but don’t be too creative. There’s a lot of illegal ways to get free traffic as well but they’ll backfire on you in the long run.


6 – Monetize Your Website


This is the fun part. Now that you’ve got all this traffic how do you make money?


– You can sell advertising – probably the easiest way is with Google AdSense. You can also sell banner space, text links, almost anything really.


– You can sell merchandise – I’d suggest drop-shipping. Why do all that packing and shipping if you don’t have to? That’s too much like work.


– You can do affiliate marketing – one of the easiest ways to do this is to feature recommended products that link through to your affiliate’s site for purchase. Just make sure you choose quality products to be affiliated with.


– The sky’s the limit when it comes to monetizing your website. Be creative here too – but again, not too creative. You don’t want to do anything stupid and get banned from AdSense or your best affiliate program.


And there you have it. How to make your computer print money in six not so easy steps. Now get going and have some fun!

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How to Make Money With AdSense

1 Dec

Almost everyone knows something about how to make money online. Who’s to say what the best way is to get there in regard to blogs and websites? Personally, I’m undecided; if I can find a better way to monetize my blogs and websites I will probably take it.


Generally it’s not good to have all your eggs in one basket so finding multiple advertising partners and affiliates is a great idea. Regardless, the following question is this?


“How Do I Earn Money with AdSense?”


There are millions of sites that use it as a monetization strategy but unfortunately very few of them actually make money. The thing about it is that it only works for high volume websites and blogs. If you want to make big money with their system you will need to have big traffic, it’s really that simple.


There are a few reasons why people will click on one of your AdSense links.


1.) They are interested in what is being offered. (happens sometimes but very unlikely)


2.) They are not happy with the blog or website layout and design and just want to leave the site. (very common situation…)


3.) They couldn’t find what they were looking for and had a better alternative.


4.) They want to reward you for your quality content. (in reality this is not good for 


 the blogger or webmaster and I will explain why in future articles.)


As a word of advice, the make money online niche is definitely not the most profitable; however it is a niche that will allow you to learn more about internet marketing and be more successful in general.


I enjoy writing about topics in regard to this niche because it reinforces the fundamentals of search engine optimization and gives me a chance to explore new avenues in the field.


The bottom line is unless you plan on receiving thousands of visitors on a daily basis, Adsense will probably not become a large source of income for you.


You will make lots of money with adsense once you have high ranking places for targeted keywords that bring in a lot of traffic. The more traffic you bring in the more revenue you will make.


It’s possible to make hundreds of dollars per day if you really focus on generating quality content with optimized keywords and then back it up with the appropriate contextual backlinks from reputable and high page rank sites.


Currently I bring in a lot of revenue combined in all my niche sites. However if you break it down I don’t make a significant amount in any individual site. Regardless, the cumulative effect allows me to live comfortably.


Want to Make Money with Adsense?


Here is the formula:


1.) Focus on a keyword or long tail keyword that has a fairly moderate daily search quantity. Try your best to create articles and incorporated the keywords into your titles, body, headers and meta tags. Then make another article and keep repeating the process adding quality content regarding the keyword topic.


2.) Go out and obtain backlinks for that keyword associating the keyword with your website, your articles etc… Incorporate the keyword into your links and wait it out…


3.) After you start seeing your ranking place increase significantly for your targeted keyword move on to the next.


If you follow this formula, you will be successful with AdSense but it may take you a while to see results. Be prepared to spend several months if not years moving up the ladder before you will really see results that translate into huge AdSense revenue.


Each keyword term you target and reach success with in terms of Google ranking place will make it easier for you to rank better in other terms that you target. There is a cumulative effect in keyword targeted, the more keywords you rank high with the less you will need to do to get the same results with new keywords that you introduce.


Getting the search traffic is only a small part of the formula; you will have to understand what to do with the traffic once you get it.


I will discuss this topic in future articles but I hope this has helped to shed some light on AdSense and its revenue making potential given the appropriate circumstances.


Best Regards


Ocsha

How Blogging Makes Money Online

1 Dec

It is no mystery how blogging makes money online. The basic components are simple enough. The challenge is in executing these components with skill, sincerity and purpose.


Blogs are very common today. The word blog is actually a shortened form of web log. Originally, they were a way to create a social meeting place for friends and families separated by time and distance. These were the original social sites before Facebook and MySpace.


It did not take long for entrepreneurs to see the benefit of creating a blog to meet the specific needs of a larger audience. That larger audience is what we would term a niche. Once a niche was determined, content could be posted which would be useful to readers, provide solutions to their problems, and provide a platform from which to generate income for the blogger.


Here is a short list of basic components of a blog.


1. Find Your Niche. What is your passion, interest, concern? Are you part of a larger audience of people who share it? Then you have a niche. It could be a hobby such as kite flying, interior decorating, homeschooling, or a business related to nutritional products, exercise equipment, or skin care.


2. Research Your Niche Is your niche profitable? Are there products associated with it that you could sell to make income directly or through commissions? If nobody needs a book, a new kite pattern, better health or smoother skin, then you can still make money by installing AdSense and other advertising to your blog, but you will never make much. Re-examine your niche. Try a Google search for your niche and see what the competition is offering.


3. Keyword Research The name of your blog should be a keyword or phrase that folks might type into the search bar on Google. This will help people to find you organically. That means, if your blog is titled, Save Your Marriage Now, chances are that people typing in any number of phrases about this subject will find you. Of course, there are other means needed to drive traffic, that is, visitors to your blog. The process of in depth keyword research and strategies to bring traffic will be covered in future articles.


4. Create Your Blog Once you have a great title for your blog, it is time to build a site. This is not a fancy website at all. In fact, it is more of an online journal format and there are free formats available so that you can get started. Blogger.com is a good one and it belongs to Google, therefore it is easier to get ranked high on the Google search pages. Most serious bloggers use WordPress.com or Squarespace.com. You might look them over and see what looks easier to use. They are all very user friendly and practical for the purposes of a blog.


5. Add Content The purpose of a blog is to provide information, solutions, even a place for interaction with a community of people. It is a social site, so it is a good idea to allow people to comment and share info and insights. You are going to build trust with your visitors, establish yourself as an authority on the subject of your niche, and perhaps be entertaining in your own unique way. You are your blog, so don’t hesitate to shine through in you writing style. Be conversational, not a lecturer. Visit other blogs to learn what attracts you to it. Just go to Google and type in for example,h omeschooling blog, to find many examples. Once people find your blog and enjoy reading it, they will click on what you offer and make a purchase. They may also click on advertising and make a purchase. You make money when they click through your blog. There are more details about creating these offers and placing advertising which will need to be addressed.


6. Contact Form Offer a free newsletter or ebook related to your niche in exchange for a visitor’s contact information. In this way, you can build a list of subscribers, people who are very interested in the same things you are. You will need to open an email responder service to create this contact form and a series of emails.

7 Low Cost Traffic Generation Strategies to Make Money Online

23 Nov

There are many low cost traffic generation strategies that could help make money online for you and don’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Even if you only get a small percentage of your visitors to convert successfully, it hasn’t cost you any money just your time.


Generating high quantities of traffic to your website does not have to cost you high quantities of money. But there are two hard facts of any internet business that you cannot escape. To make money online, you need first to generate traffic to your website and second, you need to convert that traffic into leads and your most wanted response (opt-into your list, buy a product, join your opportunity etc.)


You might try to do this directly by sending them to a sales page or you may do it indirectly by sending them to an opt-in page to capture their details (so you can market to them again and again via email or post depending on what details you collect) or perhaps to your information site or personal blog.


The diamonds you need to mine for is not the traffic per se. It’s actually first all about identifying your killer keywords – the ones that attract the right kind of people into you business. If you can get your keywords right you can increase the conversion of your traffic in a major *major* way.


With a good match between what people are searching for and what you are offering, the actual traffic you generate will be more highly targeted and predisposed to your offer and so more likely to convert into buyers.


Sometimes you first have to generate a steady flow of website traffic to test out what’s converting. This is part of your marketing research – and business experts will advise you to do this even before you have a product or offer in place!


Nonetheless, if no one goes to your site, it hardly bares a chance of generating an income.


BUT, it doesn’t take thousands to generate website traffic to your site.


While there are ways to jumpstart your traffic flows, many sites don’t have the resources that others have to generate more traffic for your site. Well, you don’t have to spend a cent; all you need is the proper mindset and a lot of eagerness. You also must have the drive and perseverance to do hard work and research to generate more traffic for your site.


There are many ways to generate low cost website traffic without having to run up a huge daily advertising bill. Here I present to you my top 7 strategies to generate low cost website traffic that could help make money online for you. These work especially if you research your keywords first and test and track your methods against conversions to refine your marketing funnel.


1. Link exchanges


This is a well known and proven strategy. It’s rare these days to see a website without a link to another site. Many business owners are willing to exchange links with one another so that they could produce more visibility for their sites. The more you create back links to your website from other pages, the more the traffic you’ll see coming as you’ll start to rank higher.


If you’re exchanging links with other sites, it’s important that the link is relevant. This usually means it is in the same niche or a relate niche as your own site. This is more likely to please your human visitors as it provides additional information or services related directly to what interests your target traffic.


Exchanging links with authority sites or sites with high page ranks will also increase your traffic even more significantly, as it will boost your rankings in search engine listings. It is common knowledge that search engines ranks high sites that have inbound and outbound theme-related links.


With a good ranking position in the search engines, you will generate more traffic in your website without the high costs. This is known as SEO or Search Engine Optimisation.


2. Article Marketing


There are many electronic magazines (called ezines) and online newsletters around on the internet which provides free space for you to submit articles. If you want to keep your costs low, you can write the articles yourself. But you can save time, by using the many freelance writers who are willing to create articles on your best converting keywords or keyword phrases. The fees are much smaller than you might think.


However, if you’re in the early stages of your internet business and developing your own unique personal style and brand is important, it’s best to not only save money and produce those articles yourself.


Write articles that complement your website, product, business or other offer. Write on topics that you have expertise on so you develop your knowledge researching around the subject and can come across as an authority.


Write articles that produce tips and guidance on the subject or your niche. Checking what has already been written means you can identify topics and solutions that are less competitive so your article will rank higher on your chosen keywords.


At the end of the article submission process, you can insert a “resource box”. It’s here that can say something about yourself or your business and provide your visitors with a link to your site if they want to find out more. (If they do go there, they are already impressed and predisposed to your offer, wouldn’t you say?)


Once you have your article prepared, you can submit to EzineArticles, the primary article directory. But once accepted, you can also send variations to other article directories. There is a lot of free article submission software available to automate the process and if you are doing a lot of article marketing, a great paid service I personally use is SubmitYourArticles.


3. Video marketing


Video marketing can send literally thousands Of visitors to your primary business. It really is the social medium of the moment. Just look at the popularity of YouTube! 5-10 minutes is all you need to get your point across.


You can either use a camcorder to video your own talking head or create a footage around your product or offer and add the audio later. You can also create a series of photos and powerpoint slides and record an audio commentary around that.


Don’t forget to add your website URL as a running title along the top.


Once you have a few videos made, you then need to drive traffic to them. The best way is to submit them to video sites. The most popular are youtube.com, metacafe.com and dailymotion.com.


To really maximise exposure and get the most traffic back to you website, you can use video submission tools. There’s a free video submission service, TubeMogul. An even better tool is a paid service I use is Traffic Geyser.


Once you’re registered on the main video sites, this submitter tool will automatically submit your video to a whole host of video sites for you, resulting in tonnes of free traffic to your website.


4. Forum marketing


This is completely free – it only requires an input of your time. Do some initial sculking around to find out what forums your target prospects are most likely to be visiting. Lurk and observe to identify the kinds of problems people have in this niche.


Once you feel you understand the community, you can start to feedback a comment, start a post, here and there, using your knowledge and expertise.


You can get free advertising when you go to forums that have the same subject or niche with your site. With every post, you can add a link to your site. But remember first to give value, not just blatantly advertise your site.


As you build your reputation, you also build the reputation of your site that could be frequented and trusted by many people.


5. Twitter marketing


Twitter and blogging go hand in hand. They help you build your authority and social networks within your niche. Twitter has totally transformed the way that people communicate online and since it’s free, it really should be an indispensable part of your overall marketing strategy and link to your blog.


Twitter is free to join and you can get set up with an account in a matter of just a few minutes. You can twitter from your own home, at your own pace, according to your own schedule and sometimes even without startup costs. Twitter has proven itself to be incredibly addictive and, for business owners, very valuable too.


Technology such as Twitter has the potential to give us more than just an opportunity to tell others what happened in our day. If we understand and appreciate what Twitter is capable of, we can use it to instantly share our lives with others, and we can use it to reach more people in a meaningful way. Imagine if you could share the magic moments in the days of your kids or family that otherwise you would have missed. Imagine if you had cost-efficient and fast marketing tools that met existing


customers where they are and that also helped you acquire new customers. Imagine if you had the power to build a network of like-minded peers, a community of shared ideas and creativity.


6. Blog marketing


You blog should therefore be one of the main hubs for your business. It’s all about YOU Inc. As your name gets passed around, you can widen your public awareness and build an opt-in list and RSS subscribe feed for people who regularly visit your site.


People buy from people they know, like and trust. A blog is like dating – you wouldn’t propose on the first date so why shove your sales pitch down a new visitors throat.


You can point your articles, videos, forum posts and social media activities all through your blog.


This may sound like hard work because of all the articles you may need to use to build a blog but on the contrary, this is not so. There are many many sources of ideas and inspiration for your blog, which come from your day to day activities and your own personal development.


7. Facebook marketing


Social networking has always been a main part of many internet marketers strategy. But most don’t use it effectively at all. They flood the likes of Facebook and MySpace with offers and promotions. This won’t work.


If you want to use social tools like Facebook to generate traffic to your website, you first have to identify the right groups and then invest something of yourself. You need to be prepared to make a personal connection with other folks in the community. It’s all about relationships and connecting with people on a personal level.


Posting up useful content on social networks will get you some awesome rankings on Google. The search engines seem to put a premium on sites like Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, Squidoo and HubPages.


In all these free or low cost traffic generation methods, it’s all about giving value to your niche community.


Give your prospects valuable information first, so they can see how you can help them and they will be far more valuable as leads back to you – interested, highly targeted, committed and profitable.

6 Criterias To Select And Make Money Online With Affiliate Business Program

22 Nov

To make money online with the affiliate business program requires that you will get targeted web site traffic to your principal´s web site ( or to your own ), who will purchase. To be successful at the affiliate program marketing business and to make an income online, you´ll need two things: a strong will and a successful affiliate business program, which matches to you, i.e. you like the kind of affiliate business and you already know a lot of the topic or are willing to learn.


As a proven affiliate program entrepreneur, I have a list for you, which includes the affiliate program selection criteria, which you need to make money online with affiliate business program.


I believe that you have done a strong decision to make money online with affiliate program, so I leave the mental part away and concentrate on the selection criteria of the affiliate business program.


1. The image.


Every single affiliate business program has an image, a good or bad one. Your first job is to find the affiliate business programs, which have the best possible reputations. So go to some internet marketing forum, like the Warrior Forum, to get the picture. You´ll meet thousands of affiliate business programs marketers discussing. Try to evaluate, if this is the kind of internet marketing forum, which matches you.


2. Research the top affiliate business programs.


Do this part very carefully, without any hurry. This is the key if you really want to make money online with the affiliate business program. The first criteria is that the affiliate programs have been online over 5 years. This quarantees that the affiliate program owners know how to make an income online and can share their know-how to you.


3. Research the internet marketing training courses, which the affiliate business programs offer.


The training courses are extremely important to succeed to make an income online. They must match to you, you have to understand the affiliate business marketing terms and the copy must be enthusiastic. When you have started to promote your web site, the affiliate business program must offer the rapid 24/7 email support, so that you can get answers to your questions right away.
It is useful if the internet marketing courses are also in DVD, like Newbie Training Videos.


The affiliate business program must give you free affiliate marketing ebooks about the possibilities to make money online with your affiliate program, about SEO and for instance Google AdWords advertising.


4. Research the internet marketing forums.


If the affiliate business program has not an internet marketing forum, it is sign of bad affiliate service. Most profitable internet marketing tips come from other affiliates. It is useful that the internet marketing forum has thousands of members from all levels of internet marketing experience.


5. Research that you´ll have many sources to make money online with the affiliate business program.


The truth is that you need several affiliate business programs to make an income online, which is big enough. The ideal affiliate business program includes several “sub-affiliate programs”, which means that when you´ll promote your affiliate program, you actually promote several. One work, multiple internet income.


6. Research the affiliate business program’s marketing team.


Can you meet the owner at the internet marketing forum? Is he a respected affiliate program marketer in the Internet? Can you ask questions directly from him? Does the affiliate business program offer marketing assistance, what about technical support (change of HTML)? These are essential issues, if you want (or when you want) to make money online with the affiliate business program.

ClickBank Mall – Does it Really Help to Earn Easy Money Online?

21 Nov

Revolutionary online businesses are becoming more and more popular by the day. The reason is pretty simple, you actually are able to work at home, and once you have set-up your business properly, you would eventually be able to relax and not work at all as you have created a never-ending, incoming cash-flow for yourself. There are many ways of generating income online, and one of the most effective way to make money through the Internet us affiliate marketing online.
Affiliate marketing through the Internet is without doubt one that the most in-demand methods today to generate income online, and you see an increase of the number of people that exercise this option as days go by. If you want to make it big fast, this is without doubt one of the most effective way to become rich quickly, provided that you understand the concepts and fundamentals of affiliate internet marketing. You would also need to be backed by a proven program that usually needs investment to start off with, thus be careful with the program that you choose and ensure that it is legitimate, or you could end up losing your investment in an instant!
If you are looking at a free product (trust me when I say that there are very few of these around), you might want to take a peek at Clickbank Mall. Also popular as Free Citibank Mall, rest assured that it is not an scam or an automated Internet cash generating program. It is a simple concept that helps customers buy products from your site, and when they do, you can earn up to 75% commission from its original marketed price. Impressive? You bet!
The main advantage of this method is the fact that you do not have to worry about hosting a web site nor designing a website to market products. Make use of Clickbank Mall, and all you have to worry about is how you are going to direct traffic to the mall. This allows you the opportunity to make money online without actually owning a website. You can customize that online mall all the way if you want to, starting from the header all the way to how you describe the products. Thus by ensuring that you understand the needs of the public, and are smart enough to advertise your products effectively, you would definitely be able to drive more traffic to your mall, and thus increase your overall earnings.
Devoid of affiliate information in the titles and descriptions, you actually tend to earn more with Free Clickbank Mall when compared to all other pay-per-click malls out there today. This version is also a lot more shopper-friendly, and if you understand how to market your products brilliantly so that they appeal to the masses, the potential of your income could be endless.
Thus to the question of does ClickBank Mall really help you to earn easy money online, the answer is most definitely a yes. But this is subject to whether you know how to utilize the advantages of affiliate marketing to your benefit, failing to do such would mean that you would not be able t orake in as much cash you initially planned to. All the best!
Other than ClickBank mall, there are many things that you need to master in order to improve your sales via affiliate marketing. To get started with affiliate marketing, get yourself a 7-day FREE affiliate marketing eCourse via http://Affiliate-Institution.com/

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