Monday, August 31, 2009

10 Basic Steps to Start Making Money with Affiliate Marketing

Presently, it is a highly common thing to make money online as an affiliate marketer, because virtually anybody can earn money as an affiliate internet marketer. In the followings, we will go through 10 simple but vital aspects to consider when you are earning money with affiliate marketing.

1. Choose a Niche
This step is among one of the most significant steps that you have to take, to go for a niche suitable for your interest and predilection. Instead of joining numerous affiliate programs promoting hundreds of different products, you should join two or three affiliate programs advertising similar products in the same niche.

2. Choose Affiliate Programs
First thing you have to do is to sign up for a couple of affiliate programs before you can start working. A thorough investigation is required before completing the sign up process. You will definitely have to explore and evaluate the affiliate programs, ensuring that the particular affiliate programs are offering products in accordance with your niche. Furthermore, it is recommended to join well-known affiliate programs with positive reputation, like More Niche or Commission Junction.

3. Build an Affiliate Site
All affiliate marketing experts will tell you the same thing: build your very own affiliate website! It is vital to have one, a theme affiliate website. The affiliate website’s theme must be closely related to your niche and to the selected products. For best results, it is essential for you to publish top quality and original contents on your affiliate website!

4. Identify the Budget
The very next important step is to promote your website. Being a beginner in affiliate marketing, you might not have much money to promote your website. If you are on a low budget and can’t yet afford paid advertisement, you have to turn to a couple of free traffic generating marketing methods.

5. Drive Traffic to Your Affiliate Website
Let’s face it: in lack of top quality traffic driven to your website, it is impossible to earn a considerable amount of money. Where and how you get the needed quality traffic? Well, that is mostly up to your budget. You can drive traffic to your website for free using a couple of free marketing methods, like: article marketing, PR submission or social book marking. Another free long term marketing method is SEO – search engine optimization – work. The main disadvantage - on short term - of SEO is that it requires time to produce its effects, meaning to generate traffic to your site.

6. Build a Product Review Blog
It is also a good idea to build a product review blog, reviewing all the products that you are advertising, placing in the same time all your affiliate links, as well as the link to your affiliate website we mentioned earlier. Don’t forget that the product reviewing is just another great free method to drive quality traffic and thus targeted visitors to your site, increasing your sales.

7. Build Your Email List
Make your own email list with your affiliate website. Remember, most of the time, visitors will not give you their email addresses voluntarily; you should offer them something for free in exchange. It is a good idea to offer them free e-books and reports about various popular topics. They just have to subscribe to download them for free. It is essential to have an email list, it is a valuable resource for you to earn money.

8. Interact With the Potential Customers
Take the time and have a close connection to your prospective clients. In affiliate marketing, the proper management of client relationship is crucial, even if you are not personally selling the products to them. You are always required to have enough time to reply to your prospects emails. That is how you build up trust; once they trust you, it is more likely to make a purchase from your site or affiliate links.

9. Build a Network of down line Marketers
Don’t miss out the chance to sign up with a few multi-tier affiliate programs. They will allow you earn much more money than just by yourself. To earn additional money, it is essential to keep in touch with your referrals on a regular basis, keeping them up to date with everything.

10. Work Hard Constantly
Almost certainly, it is the most significant step from all of the above. Just like in any other job, or real life, in order to make money, you have to work for it. A constant and regular effort is required! There is only one way to earn money with affiliate marketing: working hard!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Paid Surveys: Can You Make Money With Them?

Guest Post by Joe Land

Paid Surveys have a ton of hype and controversy surrounding them. In fact there are over four million results for the phrase "paid surveys” on Google. There are tons of sites out there that are scams and that will do nothing but take your hard earned money. On the other hand there are a select few that can make you money.

What to Look For

When you are looking for a paid survey site or any money making opportunity in general, you have to be aware of a couple of things.

1. Is it free – When a survey site is free to sign up with then there is a good chance that it’s legit. Why? Because they make money from the companies who want their products surveyed not you.
2. Proof of Payment – If you are able to find lots of checks and proof that the site actually pays then you should go ahead and sign up.
3. Dig Deeper – Read reviews from other blogs and websites to gain other peoples perspective on the site.

Why Surveys Are a Legit Opportunity

Survey sites are labeled to be scams by lots of people. Here is why they aren’t. It all starts with companies like Dell and Pepsi. They need opinions on their products from people who use them everyday. So they go to research companies and ask them to distribute the surveys to users (you). When you complete the survey Pepsi gets their needed opinions, the survey site gets paid by Pepsi, and you get paid a small amount too. That is how survey sites are able to make money and stay in business.

Author Bio:
So you want to make money with surveys but don’t know where to start. There are only a few sites out there that are worth your time and effort. For starters I recommend CashCrate. It’s a site that is great for beginners. Not to mention it has great help and support in case you have questions.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

What You Should Know About Domain Name Registration?

When you plan to set up your own website for the purpose of making money online, selection of a proper domain name is essential. Domain name is the name which describes your website. When your website comes up in the search engine results, the domain name provides some information about it to the searchers. It should not be irrelevant or misleading and should match with the content of your website. Domain name selection is the first step to get your website online. Therefore, proper care should be taken when selecting the same.

The domain name selected should be short, memorable and easy to spell. It should relate to your core business. If your domain name contains more than three words, use hyphens. There are different domain name extensions available, such as, .com, .net, .org, .info etc. Of all these, .com is the most popular domain name extension (.org for non-profit organizations).

Domain names are easy to register. They are also cheap ( as low as $1.99). There are hundreds of domain name registration companies online. Some of the popular ones are, Yahoo,, Go Daddy, NetworkSolutions etc. These companies are all ICANN accredited. You can register your domain name for as many years as you want or you may register it for one year and extend it at the end of the year.

Before registering your domain name, make sure that it has not been already registered by somebody else. Even if a domain name has been taken by someone, it may be purchased from the owner. You may want to buy a particular domain name (which has been already registered) due to it's high page rank. You may buy used domain names through certain forums and websites such as, Digital Point, Sitepoint, Namepros etc.

When registering your domain name, you are generally given an option to keep it private. This will keep your details like name, e mail ID etc. out of the international data base.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Article Marketing: How To Make Money

Article marketing is the web marketers’ favorite tool. It helps to promote the website and it also helps you to make some money. Promotion of the web and the business is a fact that every one knows today but the money making part is still unknown to many. Even the people who remain constantly around this business do lack some basic knowledge of this ability of the articles. Here are a few things that you should know before you start the article writing for the money making purpose.

• You should only and only publish original content because this is the only to get some money from publishing the articles.

• Try to be as unique as possible. You should stand out of the crowd to make a real impact in the market.

• Try to find the niche that interests you and then concentrate on that particular niche. Trying various niches is not a good thing for the new comers.

• There are various niches that you can try your hands at. Try to be clever while selecting the proper niche for you. Try to start with a niche that is not a competitive one and focus on a rarely discussed niche. This will help you to gain loads of experience and you will learn better strategies.

Picking up the right niche is very important. You should research the niches and should select the right niche for your articles. There are various things that you should keep in mind before choosing the niche. The niche should be of interest to you and to the readers. Make sure that you do not choose that is being practiced all over the world as this will require extreme skill and you will need management skills of top class.

You can make money by writing articles. There are various methods to make money from the article and content writing. The best way to make money is to make a personal blog or website and then publish the articles that will direct the traffic to your website. This will help you to make money by Adsense and other similar programs that will pay you for the advertising that they will put on your website. You can also get individual advertisers and make good money.

You will also find the websites that will actually pay you for the number of visits to your articles on that websites. That means you will be paid for the visits that are made to your articles. Here are also websites that will pay part of the total earnings that they will get from the advertising using your content. Both these are smart ways and you can make residual income. But you should make sure to publish a large number of articles if you really want to make some reasonable income from these articles. The more articles you publish, the greater will be the number of visits.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

How To Choose Web Hosting For Making Money Online

Guest post by Jason VanTrees

When considering how to choose the best web hosting to use for making money online, there are some important things to consider. One should make sure that the web hosting of choice provides all the tools, resources, and value to use when creating money making web properties.

Benefits of Having Good Web Hosting

When marketers look for the best web hosting plan available to host their web properties, they should make sure it is fully equipped with the resources needed. Things to look for would include unlimited bandwidth, disk space, email addresses, add-on domains allowance, FTP Accounts, MySQL Databases and such. Along with so many unlimited options, there should also be access to well designed website templates to use on all your domain names hosted along with a Control Panel (Cpanel) loaded with useful features.

Web Hosting Coupon Codes and Guarantees

When it comes to valued and honorable web hosting, there are hosting companies available that go the extra mile by offering discount and promotional codes for new and even sometimes existing customers. One would also find that some web hosting companies will back there services up with full refund money back guarantees. By providing the customer with such value like these just goes to show how confident they are about their web hosting services.

If you are serious about creating web properties such as blogs, landing pages, forums, and websites towards making money online, using the best hosting company that will provide everything needed at a reasonable price to get started is very important. Choosing a good host provider to help ease the stress of setting up your web properties can allow you to concentrate more time on promoting and getting traffic to your web properties.

Author Bio
Jason VanTrees is an affiliate marketer who uses the Hostgator Baby web hosting package to host many of his profitable web properties. He recommends using Coupon Code 'hgc25' to get $9.94 off your new hosting purchase when signing up for Hostgator's Baby web hosting plan as a new customer.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

My Blog Is My Fortune!

In this world of economic recession who doesn’t want to make money? And making money while sitting home and writing topics which you like the most, is definitely an inviting offer. Why not avail it? In fact the best way to do so is by creating a blog of your own. There are countless web hosting websites which help you do that, some good ones which I can think about are or even . The rest depends on you and what you want to do.

Making money online is certainly not a trivial job. Ask those who make small fortunes online and they’ll tell you that how much they had to do, in order to achieve their goal. There are people who start blogs, are active at first, but ultimately their blogs die down. Why does it happen? Is it that they’re not good enough? No! Some people who start blogs are much more educated and talented than those who are already the “kings of blogging”. The reason is that these people are not consistent and eventually loose heart when they’re blogs stop getting traffic.

“I expect to maintain this contest until successful, or till I die, or am conquered, or my term expires………”---Abraham Lincoln

Hence, keeping in mind the above quote, everything dies or expires when it stops its struggle, just like water becomes stagnant when it stops running. Therefore, even your blog expires when you run short of ideas and stop posting on it due to any reason, it may even be laziness.

To create a successful blog, let me give you some tips:

• The main topic of your blog should be the one in which you’re most interested,
• Set up a goal at the start of your month,
• Use flagship blogs to attract traffic,
• Be short and concise in writing,
• What you write should be clear and easy to understand,
• Know your audience.

Apart from the above points one basic thing that you should keep in mind is that the niche that you choose for your blog should be the topic about which you’re most knowledgeable. It can be anything, from your hobbies to your work or simple writing. Use the above points to start a blog and use keywords in your blog in order to attract more traffic. if there comes a time when your blog receives less traffic or no traffic at all than do not loose heart, be determined and keep on writing, in the end you’ll surely achieve your goal.

Make your blog more informative. Add plug-ins to your blog to make it colorful and versatile. If you have multiple passions than you can always write about them. Rather than launching products, give your honest opinion about them and always “BE ORIGINAL”. Write about anything you can and want to write and keep on writing and there’ll be a day when your blog will be overflowing with money even more than you desired.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Step by Step Process to Make Money Online with a Blog

Guest post by Anil Gupta

Making money online is not too hard in today's economy even if you have passion and will power to work hard. Here is the step by step process one can follow to start making money with a blog:

1. Start a blog - you must have a blog at least if you are aiming at earning some decent amount of money on internet. Create a blog around a topic you are most knowledgeable about and that people are interested in reading. You can use Google Trends service to see what people are actually searching most on internet recently. Once you have decided the topic for your blog, start a free blog on if you are new to blogging.

2. Seo friendly URL and Titles - if you are creating a blog about a particular niche, think of including any of your niche term in your blog URL. But try to limit your URL length to minimum. Because it will be ready difficult for your readers to remember your blog address if it contain lots of characters. Once you have decided a seo friendly URL for your blog, next comes your blog Title. Don't forget to mention the keyword you want to target with this blog in your blog title.

3. Write articles - write some articles on your blog with an aim to target different keywords of your niche. You should first start with less competitive keywords and create articles around them. If possible, you should include videos and images in your articles to make your topic more understandable.

4. Submit your articles on social networks - Once Google cached down your latest articles, you should think of submitting some of your interesting articles on social network websites like Digg, Propeller, Delicious, StumbleUpon and Reddit. With these networks, you should aim at sharing your favorite stories with your followers and friends on Twitter and Facebook.

5. Google Adsense widgets - once you see some traffic coming on your blog from search engines, look for ways to monetize it. And when it comes about monetization, Google Adsense is everyone choice. If you already have an Adsense account, add Adsense widgets in your blog template where you want to show Google Adsense ads. And in case you don't have an Adsense account, apply for one today with your best website or blog that you have.

Author Bio
Visit Anil Gupta's blog for additional ways to make money online and in case you want to drive more traffic to your blog check 26 ways to bring traffic to your website.

Monday, August 24, 2009

How to Make Sure Your Product Launch Will Become a Success Online

If you're looking to start an online business that revolves around a specific product, you need to know that you need to generate awareness and excitement among your target market to become successful. This is not just about letting your potential customers know that your products exist. It is making an impact that is big enough for them to take interest. The best way to go about this is to create huge publicity before your actual product launch. Listed below are steps you can follow to make sure you start selling your products as soon as they are available.

1) Develop Partnerships

Create a network with other entrepreneurs in your niche. Your partners can help you advertise your product as well as give you tips on how to approach your target market. You can offer them commission on sales so that you don't need to shell out some money even before you earn anything.

2) Build Excitement Before the Launch

Be sure you make good use of all sorts of media to publish teasers and create buzz. You can publish videos, post in blogs, and attract attention in forums. Apart from getting your partners to help you promote your product, ask your friends and relatives to help you market it through word of mouth. You can also place a countdown timer on your site to encourage even more excitement for the day of your product launch.

3) Have a Proper Email Marketing Campaign

Allow people to sign up for updates on your website. This will give you an indication of how popular your offering has become even before it has launched. Keep in mind that each individual that subscribes to your list is already a potential customer. Provide them with free and useful information and continue to build up excitement through your emails. On the exact day of your product launch, you can send out another email to let them know that your product is already out for the taking. Try tracking which subscribers actually make a purchase as soon as you launch. After about a week or two, follow up on those who haven't made a purchase.

You can also use your email marketing campaign to encourage your partners before and after your product launch. Since they have something to gain from the success of your online business, they wouldn't mind getting follow ups from you. Just be sure that you treat them as partners and not employees.

It is impossible to have a successful product launch on your own especially if you are just a beginner and you still have no reputation to boast within your industry. If you don't approach product launches correctly, you can easily end up with no sales or even no traffic to your website for weeks or even months after your products have been made available. You should welcome all the help you can get and follow time-tested tips to ensure success as soon as you launch.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

An Easy Way to Make Your First $100 from the Internet - No Scam

While many people think the only way to make money online is to build your own website or blog and start from there, Piggy Bankin is one website in particular that bucks that trend.

Piggy Bankin is based off the concept of IFW's, or Incentivized Freebie Websites. IFW's are sites that provide special rewards, usually money, in exchange for you completing Free Trial Offers. In short, Piggy Bankin refers you to IFW's where you spend a small amount of money (for shipping normally) on Free Trial Offers. Once you complete the necessary requirements on the site you are considered Piggy Bankin's completed referral.

The IFW's will then pay Piggy Bankin for you being their referral, and Piggy Bankin will then pay you a large percentage of that profit directly in to your PayPal account. They have a starter package with 3 IFW's that can make you $100.

Just go to, fill out your name and email address; and you will receive full instructions on making your first $100.

There is no marketing knowledge or experience needed whatsoever. All you do is sign up for offers at the IFW’s and get paid!

The best part about Piggy Bankin is what happens AFTER you make your first $100. Once you complete the 3 websites in their initial email (which is sent when you sign up at Piggy Bankin for free) they will send you a HUGE list of IFW links that can profit you over $1000 along with various other perks. Piggy Bankin will offer advice on how to set up your own blogs and obtain your own referrals. The thing about IFW's is you need to first complete the requirements on the site before you receive a referral link. So once you finish several sites on Piggy Bankin, you will receive your own referral links that you can make BIG cash off of.

Unfortunately Piggy Bankin is only for United States, Canada, and the UK at the moment.

Does Piggy Bankin really work?
As with all money making ventures online people are often hesitant due to being scammed frequently in the past. I can assure you that you will never run into this problem with Piggy Bankin. People are already using their system and getting PAID. You can have a look at the proof of payment posted at Piggy Bankin.

If you need some extra fast money, Piggy Bankin is a program that you should heavily consider. Piggy Bankin will show you the fast and easy way to earn your first $100 online. And once you earned the $100, I’m sure you'll be interested to earn more. Thankfully, upon completion of the first 3 IFW’s you will receive over 15 more! Also, if you subscribe at Piggy Bankin you will receive frequent emails on even MORE ways to make money online.

Well folks the choice is yours, start making money online now with

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Making Money Online Using Social Media

Guest Post by Jeff W.

If you have a great product and have put up a website in the hopes of being able to make money online, there are some important and useful tools out there that you need to get on board with. Social media is everywhere. Practically everyone that has access to the internet is participating in some form of social media, even grandmas! With everyone using Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and more, there is more opportunity than ever to reach potential clients than ever before. These services are at the forefront of online money making today, and represent a whole new way of marketing that is more direct and personalized, not to mention immediate than ever before.

Online merchants like yourself have long puzzled over how to get the word out about their products and their site. They know that the only way to make money online is to get people to visit their site. This competition to get traffic has become fearsome and huge amounts of money are being dumped into things like SEO, ad words campaigns and more. Social media is a great way to get the word out about your business, without having to shell out money. Any business that hopes to succeed in online money making but does not have a Facebook page and a Twitter account is not using all of the tools that they have at their fingertips, and is likely to lose customers to more internet savvy competitors.

Facebook and MySpace are a great place to introduce people to what you have to offer. Setting up a profile in these two communities couldn't be easier. Once you have established your business's identity, it is time to go to work building a network. If your target market is the younger crowd, then MySpace is the way to go to increase your online money making potential. If you are looking to market to adults, then Facebook is a better bet. Both offer groups that you can join or even the ability for you to start a group. Finding the right groups can help you connect with potential customers that are either in your area or who are already looking for and talking about a business or product like yours. Finding groups like these helps make it even easier to make money online, because you are able to market to exactly the people that you are looking for.

Twitter, the micro-blogging uber-giant, is another great way to reach people that might be into whatever you are selling. With Twitter, you can make money online by turning the searching game around. Instead of trying to find ways to help people that might be interested in your products to find you, you can find people that might be interested for yourself. Twitter allows you to search for people that have "tweeted" about topics that are relevant to whatever you are selling. Once you find those people, you can follow them and reply to their tweets, inviting them to your website. This sort of direct, personalized marketing has never been available before and is a key to future online money making.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Five Easy Steps In Posting eBay Auctions The First Time

If this is the first time that you will be setting up your auction on eBay to sell your item and start making money online, you may find the whole process easier to comprehend in just five easy steps.

First Step: Create a seller's account on eBay
Let's say that you were able to make old transactions on eBay before, this means that you already have an active account. So all you have to do is to log in to that account and then click on the 'Sell' link located at the top most part of your eBay page on the toolbar, and then click on 'Create a seller's account.' If you haven't had any transactions before, you may click on the 'register' link which is located below the toolbar, click 'Sell' and then click on 'Create a seller's account.' Then after, all you need to do is to follow instructions accordingly.

Second Step: You should determine what item you want to sell
You may look into selling books or CD's for the first time, or maybe other stuff. You can always find something interesting to sell and make profit from it.

Third Step: Submit the item that you want to sell
Have your item listed by clicking on the 'Sell' link. You may start with choosing a category that would best describe the item, or have eBay choose the best category for you. Create a very good title and description for your item, and don't forget to add in keywords which you think people would be typing in on the search box and land into your item.

From here, you can set your own starting price, such as $0.01, which would help in drawing people's attention to your bid. Then you can set up a duration which has a range from three days upwards. The duration will be based on your preference; you may choose whichever is comfortable for you. Take note that this is also the part where you can upload the picture that you have taken, so the customers can get a glimpse of the item you are selling. After this, you are ready to select the payment method that would be best for you.

Fourth Step: be patient enough to wait for your item to sell
Remember that eBay will not leave you behind in getting your item sold. They provide tons of hints and tips to make your item more appealing to the buyer. Even if your item does not sell straight away, you may still end up receiving a lot of questions from potential bidders. If you want to seal a deal, be sure to respond to the questions accordingly.

It is not necessary that once you post an item, that it has to sell immediately. If you are not successful in selling the item, then you can post it again without having to pay a fee.

Fifth Step: Get payment from the winning bid and have it posted
Your buyer will be informed via his or her email, regarding the process on how to pay you for the item. Before you send the item to the customer, make sure that you get the payment first.

After receiving the payment, you can then continue to ship the item to the buyer. Be sure to double check the shipping details available from the confirmation email that you received from eBay, and then you're done.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Recipe to Become a Blog Expert!

Blogs are the best platform that you can get to promote your talent and any online or offline venture. Many people are trying to make money online through blogs. Even moms and grandmas are making money just by sitting in front of the monitor screen and giving golden tips on beauty and child care to people who want it. You come along many people now-a-days who get the most out of their blogs and are content with the amount of money they make.

Do you want to make 1500$ monthly? If you do, than here are nine tips that I can give you for making money online and believe me if you set-up a target of 1500$ you’ll make much more by the end of the month.

1. Observe the trends around you and choose niche for your blog accordingly. Niche is the main topic around which you’ll build your blog; it can be technology or even football.

2. Whatever your topic might be, attach a RSS feed widget to your blog. It’ll lead the search engines to show your posts in their optimization results.

3. Increase traffic by commenting on other blogs and ask them if you can be a guest blogger there. Comment on popular blogs and learn from them.

4. Add plug-ins to your blog, in order to attract more people. Many blog hosting sites provide plug-ins to show weather updates or even to stop spam comments from popping in.

5. Make your blog SEO wise, which will be easily available on search engines i.e. by using key-words in your posts.

6. As the customer is always right, therefore, write by keeping in mind the audience who’ll read it. As Robert Half says, “When the customer comes first, the customer will last”. Therefore, if you want your visitors to become your subscribers than, keep their interest in mind above everything else.

7. Keep your posts original and up-to-date. Write in a style that would become your trademark, your post should be your signature, hence, it should be written in a personal way.

8. Post daily and frequently on any topic that you feel would attract people like magnets, it can even be something on giving gifts.

9. Use your blog to provide reviews on anything new in the market, make it informational and useful for others. The content on your blog should be of quality and it should be in ample amount for search engines to pick up.

With all the nine steps done, you’ll be getting the most out of your blog on daily basis. Always set a goal at the start of every month and try your best to achieve it. Give your blog your extra effort and time. Once you make a fan following through your blog, now what you have to do is to live up to their expectations. There are phases when people tend to stop writing, but you should be strong and determined enough to get out of that phase in life.

“Laziness may appear attractive but work gives satisfaction.”—Ann Frank.

All you have to do is work and struggle, as struggle never goes in vain. All those who struggles became immortal in the annals of history and same will be your case if you persevere.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Learn to Make Money Online - A Wealthy Affiliate University Review

By Jason Vantrees

In wondering the best way to learn how to make money online, one would review Wealthy Affiliate (WA) to provide the tools and resources needed to succeed as an Internet marketer. To join the Wealthy Affiliate University, you do not need to have any prior knowledge in Internet marketing. WA provides you with a 8 week Action Plan training course along with a Learning Center to help you develop a system that will become your guide to make money online.

Wealthy Affiliate shows you how to make money online with free advertising

Want to make an income online without spending a dime? You will learn how to promote products and services via the Internet to make profits & commissions without cost. Whether it be to promote your own product or as being an affiliate for someone else, WA teaches you how to get the word out and get top listing in Search Engines for your promotions without costing a dime. Currently, you can get a free copy of "Who Loves Money" (an ebook that focuses around advertising for free that still sells for $67) when you join Wealthy Affiliate with this link.

Wealthy Affiliate introduces you to paid ways to advertise

Want to learn how to use paid advertising such as Pay-Per-Click (PPC) to market products and services on the World Wide Web? If so, WA has all the resources and information to get started. If you are new to learning how to advertise or have tried it before, you will learn step-by-step what to do and what not to do in paid advertising. Currently, you can get a free copy of "Beating Adwords" (an ebook that focuses around paid advertising that still sells for $67) when you join Wealthy Affiliate with this link.

WA members help other members learn how to make money online

One of the best things about being a Wealthy Affiliate member, is that when you join, you are never alone in learning. WA members offer help in many ways such as through the "members only" forum along with a Share Zone where people offer tutorials, guides and step-by-step instructions on how they make their money online.

If you are ready to start learning exactly what it takes to start profiting with marketing on the Internet, or even if you have been trying to earn an income online, but have not reached your goals of success, the Wealthy Affiliate University will provide you the tools and resources you need to make money online.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Making Money from Home Facts Today

Guest post by Simone Morris

To make money doing nothing in first days of internet was an easy task. There was no competition, search engines ranked on different way than today, everything was easier. Today try to search in Google "make money online" or similar query and You will be amazed how much results You will find. There is a lot of sites fighting for first page or first place.

On the other side, money that You can make is still good. To be honest it is actually better than ever. Advertisers pays a lot for make money online related therms, since they market, consumers of those services raised too. So where are You in this jungle? You want to make money online but You don't know how? maybe You tried but nothing? Well simpliest way, believe me, is to focus on one thing. On one technique and to be patient ,to work and to be patient. And again to work and to be patient, until you see first results. Must people loose enthusiasm if after first few or even more than few month don't see any results. But actually, that is totally normal. That is naturally result of big competition as I already said. There is a lot of money makers there who want to learn making some money from home and start making money, but unfortunately or lucky :) that will not going so easy to everyone.

By the way think what situation,what would be if everyone who today decide to make money from home, tomorrow start earning, where from that all money can come from? :) Anyway lets back to our subject: making money from home with no or little work. Like I said find one experienced blogger who write about making money at internet, and instead jumping from one to another way, just concentrate on one way that looks most familiar to You. So for example if You decided to start blogging or make money in affiliate marketing, just be focused for six months, and don't give up jumping on another technique when first doesn't give any results in first months. That is greatest mistake. Peoples loose years jumping from another to another technique of making money from home. Point is that You need only one but to be focused when You start earning few thousands daily from one money making technique then you can go to next one. There is no about techniques, it is about peoples, or in other words every technique that You find on Internet , really can make money, but not everyone just to those who are patient and don't give up.

I heard a lot of time comments like: there is no way that is possible to make anything from home, and I said that it is! Not something, you can make what ever you want, it is not just phrase that money is around us. So please believe me, be focused on one way to make money from home and money will came!

Author Bio
Simone Morris will help You to make money doing nothing online finding various creative, usual and unusual ways. Feel free to visit his blog and found out something new

Monday, August 17, 2009

How to Make Money Online with Twitter

Guest Post by Aaron George

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past year, you have undoubtedly heard of the latest web craze, Twitter. This very popular micro-blogging and social networking site allows users to follow one another and update their status via “Tweets.” Each Tweet is visible to all of that person’s followers and anyone else that somehow comes across his or her profile. It’s a really simple concept, and it may seem far-fetched that anyone could actually make money from a short 160 character post about what they ate for lunch or a bad movie that they just watched. However, this simplicity has actually proven to be a remarkably powerful marketing tool, and Twitter has now taken the internet world by storm.

Whether you are a professional blogger or internet marketer, or a college kid or house mom trying to make a few extra bucks, Twitter is an excellent resource that cannot be overlooked as a means of making money online. Countless programs have emerged that provide users with easy ways of making money through their Twitter accounts. And of course there is always affiliate marketing through Twitter to consider as well. But the focus of this post will be on one of the easiest and most effective programs that enables you to make money from your Tweets called RevTwt.

How It Works
RevTwt is a free service that allows Twitter users to post ads in their Tweets. Each time someone clicks on one of your ads, you get paid anywhere from $0.02 to $0.25. It’s as simple as that. You can select from a huge variety of ads that are organized by categories like “Health and Fitness,” “Make Money,” or “Travel.” This is nice because it allows you to post ads that are related to your interests or that relate to your niche if you have a blog or other website. If you are too busy or just lazy, RevTwt also has an auto-post feature that will Tweet up to 3 ads per day for you, so you literally don’t have to do anything but wait for clicks and money to accumulate.

How Much Money Can You Make?
A few cents per click may seem pretty miniscule, but let me tell you, it really starts to add up, especially if you have a lot of followers viewing your Tweets. The ads are usually pretty intriguing and even one ad per day can generate quite a few clicks. Also, RevTwt has a really generous referral program that pays you 20% of all of the money your referred members earn for life. So if you have a blog or website, you can definitely refer a lot of other people and start making money off of their earnings too. RevTwt even allows you to add up to 10 different Twitter accounts, so you can really post a lot of ads and get a lot of clicks if you are motivated enough. Personally, I signed up with two Twitter accounts and within a week I already had 15 referrals and about 90 clicks. And my numbers continue to rise. So if you haven’t already checked it out, be sure to look into getting a free RevTwt account today.

A Few Last Words of Advice
I have nothing but positive remarks about the RevTwt program, and it has definitely increased my online earnings with very little extra work. The only caution I would give is not to post too many ads in one day. For one, Twitter doesn’t like spammers and this can potentially get your account suspended. And also, the more ads you post, the more annoying you can be to your followers and the less likely they will be to click on the links. This can also be a problem if you use the auto-post feature. I usually post about 2-3 ads per day mixed in with about 10 regular Tweets and I have had some pretty amazing results. Check out RevTwt to try it for yourself!

Author Bio
Aaron George is the writer of a blog focusing on how to make money with Twitter, as well as the owner and writer of the fitness website Go to RevTwt to sign up for a FREE account and start making some easy money today!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Some Easy Ways to Make Money Online from Craigslist

Guest post by Anil Gupta

Most of us know Craigslist as the biggest classified website on internet where we can find items we want on cheap prices. But there are very few people who actually know how to make money online with Craigslist. In this small guide, you will be presented with some easy ways to make money with Craigslist:

Sell items on Craigslist - this is the best method if you need some instant cash. Spend some time in your house, office and garage and find items that are of no use for you. If you have a big list of such waste items, make that list for sale on Craigslist. When someone agrees to buy your items with the prices you specified, you will be able to make some cash in exchange of waste items.

Buying and reselling items - another way to make money online with Craigslist is buying items at cheap rates from wherever you can find and then resell them on Craigslist with some profit. And the key to get maximum profit from Craigslist is going for items that are in high demand and where there is big difference between buying and reselling rates.

Finding a job - You can even use Craigslist to find both full time and part time jobs. If you are unemployed, you can use their service to find a full time job. And in case you already have a job, you can use Craigslist website to find a part time job that will help you earn some extra cash. You can find jobs by making search with the keywords related to your position or according to the kind of work you perform.

Advertise your services - if you are good in something, you can offer this as a service on Craigslist and charge for your services. If people need the kind of services you are offering, they will contact you and pay good amount of money for your work. Suppose you are an expert writer about a particular industry, you can post a classified on Craigslist mentioning your services and rates per article or per word that you write.

Apart from these methods, there are many more ways to make money online with Craigslist. So which method you are going to use to earn some extra cash from Craigslist?

Author Bio:
There are many more ways to make money online from internet that you will be able to learn when you visit Anil Gupta’s make money online blog.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Qualities You Will Need To Look For In Affiliate Programs

Once you have decided to get in affiliate marketing to make money online, you have to choose an affiliate programs suitable for you, which is not always an easy task. It is not easy because there are numerous programs and vendors to choose from.

Actually, there are some things to reflect on when looking for an affiliate program. You need to do that in order to avoid future problems, like not being able to get your commissions. Let’s go through some aspects of affiliate programs that needs to be taken in consideration prior of joining any of them.

1. Go for the Free Affiliate Programs

As there are countless of available free affiliate programs, you need no money to start up your work, and you should go for them at first. In case you have to pay for the affiliate program to get started, perform a background check on them, as we are dealing with a lot of scams these days.

2. Free Marketing Tools

There are programs offering a great deal of free marketing tools, so it is essential to choose such affiliate programs that will ease up things for you. Some of them are providing you ready made banners or even better, various website templates, saving you a great deal of time and work.

3. Reputation of the Products

Check out the reputation of the affiliate program’s merchandises. That is highly important, as there is no use promoting something that you cannot sell. You have to ensure that the products up for trade are of top quality and that the vendor is offering top quality post sale services and assistance.

4. Regular Payment

One of the most vital aspects you have to look for is that the program to pay on a regular basis, as you wouldn’t want for your payments to be delayed too long. Get in touch with others and ask for their opinion regarding some good programs from the commission payment point of view.

5. Payout Rate

As different programs have different payout rates – fluctuating from a rate of 10% up to 60% - you should choose the affiliate programs offering the highest possible payout rate. Nevertheless, market around for the products prices, as you really don’t want to heavily promote products that costs more than they normally would, regardless of the extremely high payout rate. You will find difficult to promote and sell products that are well overpriced.

6. Choose Two-tier Affiliate Programs

You definitely have to go for multi-tier affiliate programs exclusively. That will enable you to earn money from your referrals on at least two levels deep. That will ensure you that you are making money from multiple streams of passive revenue, an aspect that you should not neglect.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Article Marketing - A Home-Based Money Maker

Article marketing is a modern and beneficial business on the internet that can be extremely effective if the right approach and the right niche is chosen. There are plenty of ways to make money from article writing from home. There is nothing special that you need. You only need an urge to write. If you have that thing then you will surely make money from home just by writing articles. There are three major methods to make money from the article writing.

* You can publish your articles on the websites that pay you for these publications. There are plenty of such websites on the internet today. Few of these websites will make upfront payments and others will pay you a percentage of the revenue that your articles will generate. So if you publish enough articles, you will have a constant income from these articles. This residuary income will increase over time and you will start getting handsome money after certain time.

* The other way to make money from article writing is to sell your services to others. You can write for other website owners for money. There is reasonable money in this and you will make some extra money to pay the bills etc. there are even such website owners who want high quality articles and they will pay you great money for that. So selling your services is another option but it will not generally let you make huge money.

* The third way to make money from article writing is by writing articles for your own website. This will surely promote your website and you will get money from advertising etc on your website. Generally this is the best way to make some real good money.

Remember to publish your articles on those websites which understand the search engine optimization and keywords usage. These websites will help you to attract traffic to your website and you will generate good money from the advertising programs. If you have published your content on the websites which are not that reliable and they are not that good at search engine optimization, you will not get any special number of increases in the visitors to your website.

Article marketing is the best advertising method for your website. It leaves link backs and with time, you will see that there would be a serious increase in the visitors to your website. You can publish as many articles as many you want and then sit at home and just keep making money from the increased number of visitors. Remember to write a lot of articles as this will guarantee a huge number of visitors and its only then that you will make huge money.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Why Affiliate Marketing is the Best Way to Make Money Online

Searching for ways to earn money online? In that case, you must have stumbled upon affiliate marketing. Actually, affiliate marketing is believed to be one of the greatest methods to earn money on the Internet.

Affiliate marketing is all about signing up to a couple of affiliate programs and advertising their products. You might earn up to 60% per sale in commissions.

Let me tell you the main motives why so many people choose affiliate marketing for earning money online.

Total Control of Your Working Program
Affiliate marketing basically means that you are in charge, without bosses and that there is no strict working program from nine to five. You make your own working program; actually you are working when and as much as you want. Naturally, if you really want to earn some money you need to have some self control, and respect the established working program.

Possibility to Work Everywhere
As a matter of fact you have total freedom to work from anywhere that you like, as you are forced to go to the office every morning. It is up to you whether you prefer to work from the comfort of your home or in a café. The only requirement is that the particular location to have internet connection.

No Need to Have Your Own Products
As described above you will be advertising the products of the affiliated company, thus you are forced to have your own merchandise. You have to focus on advertising and promoting their products and not on creating your very own products, saving you time, money and effort.

Small Initial Investment Is Needed
You are not required to make any investments related to your products, as you are not dealing with your own products. The signup process with the affiliate programs is the kick start of your work; remember, the majority of the programs are free of any charge! At this point, absolutely no investment is required. Instead, it is recommended to build your own affiliate website. You will need a domain and web hosting that will most probably cost you under $60 per year.

No Need to Take Care of Logistic Issue
As far as the logistics concerns, that doesn’t concern you, as the merchants are shipping the purchased products to the clients. All you have to do, is to send the prospects directly to the merchant’s website, thus you are earning commissions on each and every purchase. You are not wasting valuable and considerable amount of time with shipping the products, enabling you to concentrate all your efforts on advertising.

Control the Kind of Products to Sell
Another advantage of being an affiliate marketer is the fact that it is up to you what types of products you will be advertising. You may choose to advertise only the top and popular products providing the opportunity to earn a higher amount of money. Even more, you might go only for those products that are related to your personal website, enabling you to earn even more money.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Strategies to Amass Tons of Traffic through Viral Marketing

Viral marketing isn't just for online businesses to gain attention but also anyone who run a website or blog to make money online can consider using viral marketing to generate profitable traffic for their site.

Because it relies mainly on word of mouth, it isn't quite as expensive as many other internet marketing strategies nor is it quite as difficult to maintain. Viral marketing counts on consumers' testimonials and ability to influence their friends and family. If you like what you have to offer, they will refer you to people they know and this makes them your advertisers at no cost. This type of marketing strategy has proven to be among the most effective ones in bring in tons of income for online businesses and it can be done in many different ways. Among them are through articles, freeware, newsletters, and videos.

1) Articles

Using articles for viral marketing can be done in many different ways. Captivating articles that spark intrigue and interest within a certain niche can be submitted to article directories or blogs. Publishing them in platforms that allow comments are best as they provide an avenue for people to participate. Allowing people to easily share the article through social bookmarking and social networking sites as well as through email would also be a big help in viral marketing through articles.

2) Freeware

Come up with a tool that is relevant to your target market and distribute it for free. You can make this yourself or hire a programmer to do so. It could be a utility or even a simple game. No matter what it is, be sure you brand it for your online business and allow it to drive traffic to your website. Software directories will accept your freeware and put it out for distribution. You can also encourage its users to share it by adding a send function. Traffic to your site will surely boom with this viral marketing tactic.

3) Newsletters

Compose and distribute informative newsletters that will encourage readers to forward your emails to their friends and relatives. This will help you attract more people without additional costs or effort. It will also lead to more potential buyers and even more website traffic.

4) Videos

Publishing videos can be very effective for viral marketing because people simply enjoy watching them. If you come up with an entertaining or informative video that is relevant to your target market, you can easily gain tons of attention.

Although viral marketing can be very effective for online businesses, you must keep in mind that it can also harm the reputation of your company. Word of mouth is something you cannot control and it would be up to you to make sure that you don't get negative feedback. You can do this by simply making sure that you deliver what you promise and sell only products of high quality. Never underestimate small details and always strive for perfection. Once your online business has been liked by several buyers, you are off to a bigger and better market.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Smart Money through Blogging!

Want to work smartly? Want to make money without breaking a sweat? Want to enjoy having a fortune from the comfort of your home? Than of course making money from blogs is the right option for you. Sit home, use your talent, engage your mind and reproduce something efficient which everyone would like to read. Blogging effectively doesn’t require much hard work but it does require persistence.

If you’re a business entrepreneur or have an urge to write than all that you have to do, is to have a blog of your own. Your blog can be of any type, it can be an informational blog, personal blog, and business blog, a blog focusing around poetry or art or even a blog revolving around your hobbies. You can write about anything on this planet and if by chance you’re an extra-terrestrial than about the galaxy or life on mars. Well, all you have to do is choose a center point of your blog around which you should focus. Your posts for instance should revolve around your main area of concern, now that can be anything from technology to gardening. You can cater multiple passions of yours in just one blog.

Now to make money, some things should be kept in mind;

• You should know what you’re writing about,
• Most importantly have a flagship blog and be active in your blogosphere,
• Write about anything which you think would interest your audience,
• Use keywords in your posts which would easily be found through search engines,
• Concentrate on one topic at a time,
• Make sure that you have endless knowledge on the topic you choose,
• Write in short paragraphs,
• Your blog should be informative and it can be challenging too.

Apart from the above mentioned points there are some very basic principles which you should know. Your blog should be unique and anything you write should be original. Your blog is a reflection of your own personality; therefore, it should reflect honesty, integrity, individuality and versatility. If your blog encompasses around all these things than congratulations you’re on your way to success.

You might be sarcastically judging my interpretations of making money through an honest blog but let me tell you how things work. The more unique and original your topic is, the more people would visit your blog and the more traffic you get, companies might give you advertisements to post on your blog. You can even write reviews and give your opinion, like this many renowned companies would hire you for writing articles for them or who knows your blog may be sold out to one of the internet tycoons if you keep your standards up.

Conclusion; no matter what you do and no matter what sort of emotions overcome you, you should keep on writing. Keep your spirits up and weigh your morals. With your writing skills being practiced daily, you can even write on trivial topics and make them interesting. To sum it up, all depends on you.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Increase Revenue with Keyword Optimization

Guest post by D'rifin

To make money online is a job that not many people can effort to master. One of the big obstacles of making money online is the competitor. There are too little places but yet so many people are trying to compete for the same thing.

Now days, most people are using search engine such as Google and Yahoo as their source of information. It is like wearing a shirt or walking. And to make the search engine work effectively, keyword is needed. Keywords are playing a major role when people looking for an information on search engine. That is why keyword is very important to the webmaster.

However, there is million of webmasters are concentrating on similar keyword such as make money online and it is very difficult for small webmaster like me to compete. This does not mean that the opportunity is closed.

One thing that small webmaster can do to increase their online revenue is to optimize their keyword. Select a keyword that less used by webmaster but still searchable by people. Google Adwords Keyword analyzer tool is one of the best tools to select for best suit keyword for your blog or website. For example, the most popular keyword for make money online is ‘make money online’ itself. Instead of concentrate on most popular keyword we can use less popular but still bringing traffics such as ‘making online money’ or ‘online make money’.

Hopefully this information could benefit the reader of this blog. Good Luck.

Author Bio:
The editor of Follow my journey to make money online and start to make money for yourself.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

How to Successfully Market on Twitter

The Internet, also known as the “Cyber Media” or the “New Media” is one of the most powerful tools discovered by science – and is a blessing to mankind. It has the ability to compete with the other forms of media in terms of speed, space and simplicity. Internet possesses the unique characteristic of bringing the world news at our fingertips just with the help of a click. It provides us an ocean of information through the various search engines like the Google, Yahoo and Wikipedia etc. Last but not the least the Internet generates enormous revenue through several advertising endorsements.

The social networking sites in Internet (Orkut, Facebook, Myspace, Hi5, Youtube etc) play a significant role in marketing various goods and services. These social networking sites are an excellent pathway of connecting millions of people throughout the world. People are able to contact and interact with one another which generate greater awareness. Thus several advertising endorsements posted in these sites will attract the attention of consumers than the ads posted in other websites. A number of people come across ads posted in Orkut like matrimonial websites advertisements, car ads, etc.

Advertisements can be animated graphics, motion pictures or still images – their main aim is to grab customer attention, subsequently get them to buy your product or service so that you make money.

Like the other social networking sites, “Twitter” is another place with the help of which brand recognition can be built. Unlike other social media marketing (SMM), twitter is much simpler, easier, and faster. Moreover, twitter offers several advantages too.

Firstly, sending e-mails to people individually is time consuming. Instead of wasting time and energy doing that, one can just post all company alerts here. Customers are updated on the latest alerts as soon as they login to twitter – just at a glance.

Secondly sales can be increased by offering discounts on twitter. Customers can be motivated to join twitter by offering special discounts unique to twitter. It goes a long way in capturing the interest of people.

Thirdly, a sense of fraternity is created through the use of twitter. The customers should be made to feel special through the access to all kinds of information related to the company – so that they feel that they are part of the same family and a sense of oneness is promoted.

Fourthly, target customer of a definite product can be located and approached by knowing about themselves through their profiles on twitter.

Lastly, twitter is an essential tool for doing market research for any business. With the aid of “search function”, we can observe the feedback and opinions of customers.

Thus we see that Internet (especially the social networking sites like twitter) is emerging as shrewd advertising medium in the twenty-first century. Online advertisements have helped people to make their choice and selection of goods of miscellaneous uses. It is boosting consumerism among people and raising aspirations of the people and their standard of living. Internet has proven its persuasive power in influencing human behavior time and again through different advertising endorsements.

Internet marketing is not an easy task. You will have to strike a balance between providing things to your subscriber list and making a profit. If you give too much out for free, you will find it harder to make a sale. If you promote to your list too often, people will begin to see you as desperate to make a sale. Find that all-important balance and watch your profits soar.

Friday, August 7, 2009

3 Important Reminders Before Choosing a Niche

Guest post by Albert Fang

Websites are now commonly becoming the fundamental stones to making a living online, however, choosing a niche can be rather difficult when starting out your first web page. However, here, I have listed simple informative reminders that you can easily follow step by step to first and lastly, discover a niche that you can both financially benefit wallet wise and be interested to write about it as well. Choosing a niche should be your core decision and not some random Google AdSense keyword that is telling you otherwise.

1) Like What You Write

Simply, "like what you write" is a simple phrase that I tell most website owners and Bloggers to follow because if your not all that passionate about your niche, your most likely to fail before even starting! Writing shouldn't be labor, but rather something you enjoy sharing to the world and be able to make money off it. Don't let keyword tools put you down. If you like to write about dating or romance, good stick with it because in the end, you can be making more with the niche you like than writing about house loans, lawyers, all that boring stuff. I'll show you how.

2) Do it For Your Readers

At first your first objective maybe to create a web page to make money with sales, and affiliates, however, in the end, you will soon realize that your readers is the core of your website. Treat your readers with respective and provide valuable information directed to them, and not shove 50 affiliates in their faces. Build a relationship with them and build trust from the bottom up. You will be making way more money that way, and it creates a nicer reader atmosphere as well.

3) Google Adsense Isn't Everything

Most often when you go through famous webmaster forums like Digital Point, you hear people yapping about how much they got for every click because they choose a great niche, such as loans, but in most cases, they don't know a single thing about the topic nor are they very passionate about the niche, and they end up quitting anyhow. In simple words, there are other methods to making money than just Google Adsense. There are plenty of methods for monetizing your website such as affiliate networks, CPM networks, and etc. For instance, dating, there are hundreds of affiliates that are willing to pay up to $10-$30 per referral. Compare that to those puny $1-$2 loan clicks that you only get every other week.

Simply, if you are passionate about what you write, and you are good at what you do, you will be endeavoring to making a new sustainable income with a niche that you are both passionate about, and can provide you another stream of income to fit your financial needs. Online money making is the future, and you can be making an effort now by and choosing a niche that you love writing about and even earn money off it. Just put a little bit of effort to it, and you can be making a sustainable income online in no time.

Author Bio:
Albert Fang is the owner of MoolaDays. He passionately emphasizes on the ways to make money online and plans to make the effort to educate the world about money making. Feel free to visit his blog and learn how to make money online with any site in general.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

How to Start an Internet Business

Guest post by Michelle Meine

Starting an internet business may sound simple and easy, but it's not exactly like that. It takes a lot of time and effort to succeed and get to that "flowing" mode. If you're thinking about starting an internet business, you'll have to do several things in order to lay a healthy base, which is crucial in the development process of your business.

1. Find your niche

There is a million of niches, and it's not just that simple to choose one of them. You'll have to do some analysis before you pick your niche. Basically, it's the best to choose a niche that you're interested in, so it doesn't get boring for you. Ideally, it's the best to find a niche that interests you and that is profitable. Analyze your competition and see if you'll be up to competing with them.

2. Analyze the market

It's of huge importance to analyze the market thoroughly before getting into this venture. You have to check other sites in that market, you have to check the supply and demand, you have to check what approach will work the best.

3. Great domain name

Don't settle for any domain name. Go for, if not the best, then one of the best in that niche. Ideally, you will choose a dot com, with your keyword(s) in it. Don't choose a domain name with too many dashes, because search engines don't like that. Choose a domain name that is short, brandable, easy to remember and contains your keywords.

4. Cool design

If you're not a designer, hire a designer to design your website. It's really worth it. A website with a great design will be much more pleasing for the eyes of your visitors, thus making them to remember your site and they may even come back.

5. Clean code

If you're not a coder, hire a coder to code your design. Demand valid XHTML/CSS and compatibility with all browsers. That way you'll be safe, both with your visitors and search engines.

6. Invest in content

Content is king, they say. And it's really true... The more content you have, the better your site will look in the eyes of the search engines. Add more and more content each day and you will have no worries.

7. Invest in advertising

Don't think that you don't need to spend money on advertising and link building, because you have to. You have to let everyone know that your site is alive and online, and awaiting visitors.

Note that you will not earn money in the beginning, but if you keep on working, you will get there. Just have patience!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Making Money Online - Are You Risking Your Brain Cells?

Guest post by Madiha Hamid

There are hundreds of opportunities for making MONEY ONLINE. Some work, some don't. Fill registration forms and get paid, refer your friends and get paid! These are definitely quick and easy ways but I would say not a good option for brain cells!

Why can’t be options for making money online, a little productive, add to ones experience, increase the knowledge base, grill the brain cells and the wish list goes on. In most cases, the online money making ideas are about becoming rich ‘over night’! I would say this investment of ones most precious resource i.e. time is not a good bargain. However, I am still a huge fan of work from home and making money online options!

By ‘little productive’ in making money online, I mean any work that adds value to one’s knowledge, to say the least. And I guess you would agree to that! There are many websites that are working on more or less the same model like Helium, Hubpages, sqidoo and Allvoices submit your content and earn cash rewards.

With the first three sites being extremely popular, I will explain here the model of Allvocies. Allvoices is worlds leading social news network site, where anyone can report news from anywhere in the world. All you need is an internet access, through PC or phone.

Allvoices is running a Brand Incentive Program, by registering with this program you are eligible to earn cash based on the performance of your posted news stories, images and videos. All you have to do is post interesting news articles on the site with supporting images and videos; participate in the community discussions by commenting on others news and start earning. Sounds productive and lucrative?

The benefits I see from this site are; one, you can sharpen your writing skills; two, it keeps one updated to the latest happenings in the world; three, it keeps one informed about how people around us are thinking; four, you will be making money online!

My advice, don’t just get boggled by the dollar signs!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Tips to be Successful as an Affiliate Marketer

Though affiliate marketing is a lucrative way to earn money online, it requires discipline and hard work. The following tips will help you to become successful in your affiliate marketing business:

(i) Product selection:
Product selection is very important. The product should be something in which you personally interested and which have a good demand in the market.

(ii) Create a pre-sell page:
Instead of sending visitors directly to the affiliate website, send them to a pre-sell page which may contain testimonials or reviews about the product. This will help in better conversions.

(iii) Cloak your website links:
Some visitors may avoid visiting your website, if they see an affiliate link in the URL. You can avoid this by cloaking your affiliate link.

(iv) Mailing list:
Build your own mailing list. You may collect e mail addresses of your visitors by offering them some free e books or other freebies. Having your own mailing list will help you to keep contact with your potential customers and offer them your products and services. You may use autoresponders to send out automated e mail messages to the members of your list.

(v) SEO:
Search engine optimization is essential to achieve a high rank in the search engines. Proper SEO techniques (both off-page and on-page) must be applied to your website, which will help it to rank high in the search engine results and drive targeted traffic to it.

(vi) Advertisement:
Use different forms of advertisement to advertise your website. There are some methods which are free whereas some are paid. The most important free method is article marketing which involves writing small articles about various topics related to your website and publishing them in different article directories. You may also use banner advertising, free classified advertising, forum marketing etc. Among the paid ones, the most effective is PPC advertising like 'Google Adwords' and 'Yahoo Search Marketing'.

You may use any or all of these methods to promote your website online. The best thing is to focus on one affiliate website at a time. After you become successful in promoting it, go for other products and niches.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

How to Set Up Your Acme People Search Affiliate Website to Make Money Online

By Jason Vantrees

If you have followed this blog for a while, you should have heard of Acme People Search program provided by Tissa Godavitarne. Acme People Search program is a program that anyone can join to start learning and experiencing how to make money online. In this post, you will find specific details about how the program works.

When you join the program, Tissa will provide you a search engine website. You are going to use the website to make money on the Internet. Tissa will guide you in step-by-step to get your website started to generate income. Here's what you need to do:

Step 1
In step one you will sign up for affiliate programs that are free to join. These affiliate programs are linked from your free people search affiliate website (your search engine) for you to promote and drive traffic to. When people use your search engine or click on links offered, you could get paid commissions when they do free or premium searches. At step one, your affiliate links are displayed at 35%....meaning when folks use your search engine, you would have a chance to be credited for commissions earned around a third of the time. After completing this step one, you then upgrade your search engine through step 2 & 3 to increase your profits.

Step 2
This step involves branding your search engine with it's own domain name and hosting to make it more unique and professional. You must use the hosting provided within your Acme People Search back office to brand your website. After you have your own domain name and web hosting, you can now edit your search engine if you have html experience, along with adding more pages for displaying articles and such to make your affiliate website more SEO friendly. After completing step two, your affiliate links are displayed at 65%.

Step 3
This is the only step that Tissa charges a monthly fee for and is also totally optional. In this step, your affiliate links are displayed at 100 percent along with receiving free web traffic from Tissa to generate a guaranteed $125 commission credited to your account and you get access "secret sauce" ingredients. Having your affiliate links displayed at 100% allows you to earn any commissions generated through your people search engine. The “secret sauce” ingredients can increase residual income opportunities and the free traffic provided to you by Tissa gives you the chance to see your affiliate website in action. The minimum pay out to receive your guaranteed commissions is $200 so you will have to earn $75 dollars to get paid the $200 which would be paid to you via PayPal through Tissa's bi-weekly payout schedule. This step comes with a 30 day “risk free” period to help make your search engine a success.

If you are serious about wanting to make money online, you should sign up for your free acme people search affiliate website and complete all three steps located in your back Acme People Search back office for the best results. Visit for common FAQ's along with many of the available resources and income streams offered in the Acme People Search program.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Don’t You Hate eBooks?

Guest post written by Michael-John Wolfe

I am so tired of searching for ways to make money online only to stumble upon hundreds of different “sales landing pages” that offer me their fantastic ebook! You’ve seen these websites, they promise you thousands of dollars per month – ONLY after you pay $49 or $99 for their downloadable ebook. If you are like me, you’ve taken the bait on more than just a few of these. Then you get the ebook only to learn that their “system” is way more complicated or difficult then advertised. You wind up giving up and they get your $49. Fun times!

The purpose of this article is to inform you about an ebook that I have found that actually works. (No, I don’t want your $49) The ebook tells you how to write articles that earn some pretty good money on eHow. If you have a good grasp of the English language and you can write fairly well, you can learn how to make a few hundred bucks a month. Are you going to make thousands? No. In fact, I currently make just under $200 every month on eHow from what I learned in this ebook. It hasn’t made me rich – but these earnings pay my cable bill, electric bill and trash bill every month. In this economy, every little bit helps. Without this ebook, these articles would still be generating money – more likely about $25 a month. (The ebook only costs $25 – so you make your money back in one month of eHow earnings.) The best part is that this is true residual income, I did the writing of these articles months ago – and I haven’t written a thing in a months, yet I am still getting paid each month.

So, what’s in it for me? Why I am telling you about this ebook? Because I have created a blog called Residuals and Royalties and I have spent the last year researching legitimate ways to make money online. I am hoping that this article will generate some traffic to my blog. On my Residuals and Royalties blog, you can see actual screen shots of my eHow earnings and if you still don’t believe me you can check out my actual eHow profile. These earnings are a direct result of the tips I learned in this ebook.

Author Bio
So if you have some decent writing skills and you want to make some extra cash, check out the eHow ebook by Clicking Here.

…and if you’d be kind enough to visit my blog, go to Residuals & Royalties (you can see the actual screen shots of my eHow earnings there too!).