Beginner Basics for Making Money Online Using Blogs
I must have a hundred emails asking for help in setting up a money making
enterprise online. Having talked with a few I have come to the conclusion that
most beginners haven't got a clue as to what to do.
I mean basic stuff like;
- do I need a website?
- how do I set up a website
- how do I find a Host? (what is a host?)
- what do I do once I have a website?
- what is affiliate marketing?
- how does adsense and adwords work?
- how do I make money with a website?
- how do I get traffic?
- how do I know what to sell?
- what are niches?
- how do I find a niche?
- is there some way to do this without spending money?
- what is the secret that successful money making online gurus know that I don't and why won't tell me? - etc...
Is this you?
If it is then read on and I will try and give a brief synopsis of the whole
money making enterprise as it relates to online marketing. If you know the
answers then skip this article.
The trick is to use article creation software that spews out original
content that you can post to your blogs at preset intervals
The basic gist of online marketing.
There are several ways to make money online. The following are the most common
approaches for doing this.
- Google adsense
- Affiliate Marketing
- Selling your own products like eBooks. (using affiliates)
I will address Google adsense in this article and get into the Affiliate
business in my next post.
This is by far the most common method to make money on the net. You place ads
supplied by Google on your sites and every time someone clicks an ad you get
paid by Google. Google gets paid by adwords advertisers and shares a portion
with you. No one knows the exact ratio used by Google but conventional wisdom
estimates your share at about 50 percent.
This system obviously means you need a website to place the ads on. Before
running off and setting up a site let me recommend that you use blogs first.
Blogs cost you nothing - and you can learn a lot about html and how to cut and
paste code so that you will have some knowledge when you get around to building
a website. There are advantages that websites have over blogs but for adsense
revenue a website is not necessary.
Listen up because this is the secret to making money with adsense. You want to
make thousands and thousands of blogs. You are shaking your head and thinking
that you don't have the time or knowledge to make that many blogs. Nonsense -
the big boys are doing it and they keep producing more blogs daily. Start small
and grow, you won't make much in the beginning and will probably quit. Too bad
because its what happens over time that makes you money.
The articles are really all fluff - coherent but don't really say anything - just a lot of generic phrases
When I started out I spent weeks putting together a website. I found a niche
that averaged about 17000 queries a month on Yahoo (Google doesn't give this info
but if Yahoo gets a query it is estimated that Google will get 3 to 4 times as many).
My niche has about 1,000,000 competitors (other websites listed by Google for my
keyword - my keyword is Betta Fish). 1 million is considered a relatively small
amount of competitors. I put together a real site, Betta Fish, paid for a hosting
service, www.GoDaddy.com , uploaded all my pages and sat back and waited for the
cash to roll in. The cash did not roll in - what was the problem? Traffic!