Guide to Making Money Online Pt. 2

February 9th, 2011 by

Here is the long awaited part 2 to our guide to making money online! In the first post we looked at selling goods and information online as one of the best ways to make money; in this post we will be looking at how blogging can make you money and we’ll also give you some tips on how to create a successful blog!

Blogging

Blogging is one of the most popular internet activities online. It seems that everyone is blogging about something or other and even though the blogging market is slowly becoming saturated there is still loads of opportunity to ensure your blog becomes a success.

In order for your blog to make money you need to be able to generate traffic. This is vital to your blogs success and will dictate how you manage your blog in terms of content. Here are some tips and suggestions to help you improve your blog’s chances of making money:

1.      Content is your lifeblood

Your content needs to offer your readers value. Choose topics that are relevant to your blogs concept and remember to make it as interesting as possible. A content-rich blog will generate the right traffic and also a lot of it.

2.      Remember SEO (search engine optimisation)

Research the main keywords that revolve around your subject. Use the most popular keywords in the headline and remember to use as many relevant terms in the content as you can. DON’T OVERDO it though as Google penalises blogs with too many keywords. Use popular keywords &  phrases up to 3 times to be safe.

3.      Google Adsense

Remember to join Google Adsense. Google will automatically load relevant adverts onto your site. If your readers click the banner ads you earn a small commission on every click through.

4.      Join Affiliate Programs

This is similar to Adsense but you choose which programs to join and what products you want to advertise. With affiliate programs, you only earn money once a reader clicks though and then goes on to buy or sign up to that product or service. If your blogs about golf, you’ll need to find affiliate products related to golf otherwise your conversions will be low as readers are focussing on something completely different.

5.      Social Media Networks

Remember to join as many social media networks as possible. These networks can help generate loads of traffic as you are sharing your links with all your contacts – and if your blog post generates interest, those people on your social network will share it too. Word of mouth and link sharing go hand-in-hand so try and keep your blogs interesting and don’t forget to add social media sharing widgets on your blog so that it makes it easier for readers to share your links.

We will be looking at other ways to make money online in part 3, where we will focus on making money through affiliate networks.

If you are interested in setting up a blog with WordPress then please have a look at our Page on WordPress here and also have a look at our web hosting packages.

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4 Comments

Carolyne Byod
# 20th February, 2011

Thanks for your helpful comment!

Nathanael Siwiec
# 20th February, 2011

Hey nice work with this post. I know it would have taken a while to write it up.

Carlton Seek
# 20th February, 2011

It is a fact that affiliate marketing is among the simplest and most efficient ways to generate income online. However, you will have to make an effort right until you can generate income from your affiliate business. You must work hard if you want to achieve success and you will also have to apply certain tools in order to earn money.

Carlton Seek
# 4th March, 2011

It is a fact that affiliate marketing is among the simplest and most efficient ways to generate income online. However, you will have to make an effort right until you can generate income from your affiliate business. You must work hard if you want to achieve success and you will also have to apply certain tools in order to earn money.

1. Commitment: The very first thing you have to do is to commit to yourself that you are serious with your choice, you’re serious with building your own business, serious about taking 100% responsibility with whatever you do. You might think that this sounds ridiculous, but it’ll guide you rightly on your journey. Once you can think, and are responsible like a real business owner, you’ll stand out from people.

2. Education: The next important part that can make or break your business is your education, or your knowledge about this online business. Most people failed because they did not know exactly what Internet Affiliate Marketing is, how it works, and how they can do things correctly. If you want to see results in the long run, you must arm yourself with enough knowledge. Don’t let something that you don’t know holds you back.

3. Focus: The laser beam can break through even the thickest plate of metal because it focuses its energy. You can break even everything if you stay focus too. Fact is, people have no advantages over you, everyone starts at the same level, the reason why some have success, some don’t lies in the word “focus”. Focus on what you can do best, on what you know the most, and go with them, you’ll join the 5% group soon.

4. Taking actions: Isn’t it true that only taking actions can bring you closer to your goals? You can’t achieve results just by sitting there, making a wish! It’s time to put what you’ve learned so far to real actions. I know this is the hardest part, but believe me that when you can do the very first action toward your goals, the next steps will come naturally. Whatever you do, make sure that it guides you to your goals!

5. Don’t quit: Quitters are losers! In fact, if you’re serious with your online business, having enough knowledge about what you’re doing, and are taking actions persistently, chances are you’ll never quit! Congratulations! Because most people came in fast, but they quit soon as well. If you just stay focus, taking actions, and don’t quit, you’ll be successful. Guaranteed!

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