What It Takes To Make Money Online

How to make money online

I can earn money online?

If you read these lines, you are interested in something, you want to make money online. But before actually going to explain things, I want to clear up from start some aspects. People are divided into three main categories, regarding earning money on the internet:

– People who do not believe that you can earn money online
– People who believe they can, but with less work or not work at all
– People who think they can make money online, but requiring commitment and seriousness

If you are in the first category, you’re probably the skeptical kind of person who tried once or twice to make money online but failed and so you decided to get consoled by the idea that you can not make money on the Internet. The truth is that it is possible. If you want to know how, please read further and you’ll learn the secrets of online success.

If you’re in the second category, you probably came across some sites that told you how some people have managed to make easy money online, tens of thousands of dollars since the first month, without programming skills, no business experience, no initial investment and the most beautiful, “by working only 4 hours per week”. But certainly did not bought such a “miraculous” program and you didn’t tried to implement the ideas these sites suggests you, but you still continue to believe, because you have seen on those sites a lot of “testimonials” along with their paypal, clickbank or adsense printed stats.

Of course, many people are praising these programs on such sites, but these are also the ones that were able to earn money online working from home without investment and without any previous experience, because most of the time, they’re selling you nonsense and make money. If you still believe in these things, you may get up to reality and instead of dreaming about such “miracles”, use your energy in a more constructive way.

If you’re in the third category, you’re in the right place. You believe making money online is possible, and that’s good, and you’re aware that this requires commitment and hard work, depending on how serious you are about this.

Yes, you can make money on the Internet:

Sure you can make money online, but this requires commitment, hard work and some sacrifices. First, you can not earn money online by doing… nothing. I recommend that you run as far away from those who promise you a method with which you can earn thousands of dollars per month without doing anything. If you are serious and consistent, you can put in place a small online business to bring you hundreds or thousands of dollars per month, but it requires some effort and involvement. If you really want to make money online, you need to get involved. You need to find this kind of own business and need to understand that at first you have to get seriously involved, because the beginning is the hardest.

Then, another essential thing that you must understand is that you can not expect to win thousands of dollars a month from the start. Even 100 euros in the first month is quite difficult. So, you have to be realistic and have patience.

You need to get involved:

You should take it into account that people who really have made thousands and tens of thousands of dollars on the Internet since the first months, did not acquire this by chance.

Do not think that anyone can spend a night to make one site and the next day will make 1000 euros. False. You’ve probably already heard of John Reese and the fact that he won a million dollars a day. You may think it can not be true. It really is. But those who heard it, probably do not know exactly how much training stood behind the phenomenal successes that made history. But before you dream to accomplish such a performance, I suggest you to look on the Internet about John Reese and “Million Dollar Day” and learn the story that was the basis of his success. So you will understand how much training is needed (at least at first), if you really want to earn big money online.

Regarding the initial investment, you need to understand that every business needs a cost baseline. The advantage of online business is that the initial investment can be as small as you want, but you must be aware that results will be directly proportional to the amount you invest in the business. Of course, you can try to earn money online using only free tools, sites and other options, but all these tools have some limitations and free sites do not offer you a great freedom.

If, after you learned all this, you still want to make money online, the first step to success is already done. You found what is the truth and although you are aware that it will no be easy and will take a lot of work, you decided to get involved and start earning money online.

Tips For Success With Google AdSense

Adsense success tips

Want to find out what’s the best advice that you can get to make money from AdSense? I write this article to present briefly the most important tips to increase your AdSense revenue.

Diversity is the key to success:

This is a personal opinion, but certainly many of those who make “serious” money with AdSense can confirm this. It is vital to have more sites that bring you money, instead of trying to develop a single “strong” site and the reason is simple: what would happen if the only site that I have will be penalized by Google for various reasons, and your main source of traffic is Google? Your income will drop dramatically.

Now you’re probably wondering why to worry that you could be penalized when you have not violated the terms and conditions imposed by Google. Well, even if you have not breached any of their rules, there are competitors which, if they find you show up before them on Google search results, they can report the site, following a team at Google in charge of checking the sites reported to see if you indeed violated the terms imposed by Google. And let me tell you, no matter how “white-hat” SEO are your techniques, I guarantee they will find at least one area where you have violated their terms, because they may be very interpretable.

It is therefore very important to have multiple sites to give you money (in general it is better to have more sources of income, not using only Google AdSense).

Improve at least one factor in the equation of success with AdSense

AdSense revenue depends on the following factors: site traffic, the ad value and ad CTR (click through rate).

Revenue = Traffic + Good Ads + CTR

I consider this a “success equation with AdSense” and to increase your income is enough to improve one of these 3 factors, assuming that the other two factors remain constant. For example, if you have 1000 visitors per month, the ad’s are an average of 5 cents per click and CTR is 5%, if you double the CTR (10%), according to the traffic and if the ad value remains the same, then the doubling of CTR would translate by doubling your income. Or you can increase your traffic by writing more content.

Ideal would be to improve all three factors, a little every month.

Test, test, test

This is probably the advice that you’ll find most often when it comes to AdSense, and the reason is simple: testing various types of ads, and various types of layouts is the best way to find the ideal configuration your site. No one can provide the ideal setting to ads, because it depends very much on the type and site layout, so what you have to do is to test different configurations alone. For 2 weeks put a leaderboard at the top of the site. Then try a skyscrapper left or right, see if image ads attract more clicks than text ads, if various ads have a higher CTR than those at the end of articles, and so on..

Remember, nobody can tell which is the ideal configuration, only you can figure this out by testing and testing.

Best Methods of Blog Monetization

Best blog monetization methods

Probably the first thing that went through your head when you started your blog was: “How can I get money from it?”. And if you have not questioned it at first, because that blog started just for fun and to share your ideas with others, along the way, you probably wondered how you could get some money from your blog.

In this article I will present the best six ways to make money through your blog. But you should know from the beginning that to make serious money, you need a lot of quality traffic. 10 visitors per day you will not make even 1 euro per month. So here are the best 6 blog monetization methods:

1) AdSense (becoming a publisher)

That’s probably one of the most common methods of blog monetization and sometimes can be very effective. On this blog I have written several articles on how to optimize your blog for AdSense. Fortunately, English-based blogs (with English content) can bring a substantial income from AdSense because CPC (cost per click) is high enough. Although there are ads that may pay a few cents, most of the ads integrated along English content can make good earnings. But you must be very careful if you think it is worth stressing your readers with ads for a few cents. Also, the blog subject is very important, if your blog is about an subject like insurance or loans, you could get a lot of money from AdSense. Here you will find both the AdWords and AdSense programs from Google: http://www.google.com/ads/

2) Affiliate Programs

Affiliate marketing is to promote a product of another person, for a commission. Probably the best known affiliate programs can be found through an affiliate network like Maxbounty or Neverblue, which has many campaigns available in various categories, with commissions varying from $1 (for e-mail submits) to $40 (for trial offer completion). In order to get big money from affiliate programs, you need a niche blog, focused only on one field.

If you say you have an automobile blog, you can browse your affiliate account in the auto category and choose a campaign to promote. You will find some companies offering lower commissions, but also some with larger ones. Ideally, is to choose a campaign that will be of high interest to your blog visitors.

Also, the campaigns that offer lower commission, will convert better. This is because, in general, these campaigns ($1-$5 commission) implies only an e-mail / zip or address submit, without any obligation for the visitor.

3) Sale of Own Product

If you own a product, such as an e-book, you can make big money promoting your product on your blog. And here it is important to have a niche blog because, as you have an audience interested in a specific field, the greater the conversion rate will be. Of course, for that your blog readers must trust you and be pleased with your articles. To be successful, you must show your readers that you are an expert in the field, so you will convince your audience that your product deserves to be purchased. It also matters a lot how you promote the e-book, but we’ll talk about that in another article.

4) Selling Advertising Space on Your Blog

This is another great way of blog monetization, with pretty good results. The idea is that if you have an interesting blog with enough quality traffic, you can find companies and individuals to give you a certain amount, monthly, for placing a banner on your site. The most common places for banners placements are:

– At the top, a 468×60 sized banner or leaderboard (728×90). Usually for these banners you can ask for more money, because they are positioned at the top of the page and will get many clicks.

– In the sidebar, 125×125 banners. Some banners are already optimized for WordPress themes, but you can find free plugins to help you in this.

– In the context of your articles, or at the bottom. These banners will be the most expensive, because will most likely get high exposure and more clicks.

5) Selling Links

One other effective method, which can bring enough money per month, without you doing anything, is to sell links on your site. Usually you place these links in the sidebar or footer, so they are visible on all pages on the site. Here, the price depends heavily on PageRank you have on the first page of your site, but also on other internal pages. The more you have a higher PageRank, the more money you can ask for a link. Also, the traffic affects the price of a link, but usually, people who buy these links, do it for SEO benefits, and not for the traffic.

6) Sponsored Articles

This method requires a little more effort than the previous one, but is also quite effective. If you have a blog with high traffic and eventually have a pretty good PageRank, you can write sponsored articles, or reviews, for various sites for a fee. The disadvantage is that usually you will have to write that article and get paid only once, unlike selling links that will bring you money every month. There are many bloggers who are willing to write sponsored articles and reviews for very small amounts of money, so be careful to have a competitive price, otherwise you will not make too many sales.

Of course, there are many other ways to monetize your blog, but these are probably among the most efficient you can use.

How to Make Money Online Selling Your Own Product?

Making money out of your own product can be one of the easiest ways to online business, once you learn the secret strategies that marketers use since the beginning of the Internet and that works now.

Now it’s much easier to have your own product. Even more than that, it does not cost anything. Not as in “real” world, where you have to pay the costs of manufacturing, transport, etc..

Yet, what I mean when I say digital product? Usually it is a book written by you, a PDF with detailed information in a particular field. Audio MP3 or video informational material.

Everything depends on you and how you want to send the information.

First, you must follow three steps:

1. Make your own website:

There are lots of ways to make your own site. First you must choose a domain name. To do this, you need to know which niche is your site in. For example, a niche like “how to get rid of acne” will have a domain name like “acnetreatment.com”. Read this article on choosing your perfect domain name.

Then choose your hosting service. Read this article on choosing a quality hosting.

And finally, install your own site. You can use WordPress and modify the template until will meet your needs.

2. Create the sales page:

The sales page is everything when it comes to making money from a product. A good sales page can sell a nonexistent product, while with a bad sales page you can not sell any gold for free.

You will need to know a few things before creating your sales page:

– What are your visitors needs and how you can accomplish them?
– Who else sells something similar and how?
– What gives my product in addition to others?
– Who else was trying to sell something similar and what failed?

Then you have to structure your sales page after the pattern below.

Attention

First you must grab the reader’s attention. Usually do this with a well-written title. For example “How to get rid of acne in 7 days.”

Interest

Then you have to capture the reader’s interest. How are you doing this? Answering the question “What is on for me?”. The person reading your page always knows what he will ask out. This will capture his interest and will keep reading further.

Desire

Then you need to make the visitor want your product. Here is a trap that you must be careful not to fall in. Many people when promoting a book or material, are taking care to say how it is made, instead of presenting the real benefits.

People do not buy a product just because it’s big and red and makes wonders. People buy the benefits that the product is making. For example in our case “you get rid of acne and improve your relationships with others.”

Actions

And finally, you have to make them like what you offer them. You must justify why the price is so high compared to what the product offers.

3. Create your own product

As I said, it can be an E-book, a video or audio material, it really does not matter. All that matters is to offer quality so will make people happy.

These are the basic steps you need to follow to be successful with your own selling product.