This is a real life situation that I shared on Facebook, but think it needs wider exposure…
Money will never rain down on you unless you’re a stripper!
Someone asked me for my recommendation as to a 100% guaranteed way to make money online without investing anything other than time and effort. The person asking is a single parent living on social assistance while raising her kids. She’d already spent hundreds of dollars on secret income systems, sure fire money making programs, and get rich quick schemes promising she’d be raking in the riches in a matter of days. Single moms abandoned and left holding the bag are a weakness of mine, so I offered my advice free of charge.
I said, “Do what I do. Set your expectation within the realm of what’s achievable and forget going for a home run your first time up to bat . Home runs may happen, but focus only on hitting the ball to get on base.”
Not a baseball player, nor very bright, I had to spell it out for my student. “Focus on products and services you can promote online that are provided by someone willing to pay you a percentage or flat fee for the referral. It’s called affiliate marketing. Set your sights on what will earn you a dollar a day when promoted through a single blog or website. Build 100+ websites and you’ll have your guaranteed, 100% web based income with only your time and effort invested.”
Her response, “That’s way too much work!”
Her emails now go directly to my junk folder. The moral of this story is, “If you’ll not invest the time or effort to succeed, you’re one of the people welfare programs were set up for.”
If I have nothing to do, which is rare, I visit some of my favourite blogs to catch up on what’s new or find some titbit that may help me earn more traffic, do something that has to be done more efficiently, etc.. Today was just that sort of day. I happened upon a post by Tim Soulo, titled: How Bloggers Manipulate You and Why I No Longer Trust Blogs With Price Tags On Them.
I felt compelled to comment, and it ended up being much longer than I intended. Tim may not even approve it since it goes a bit against the grain, but what I wrote is what I believe are the only guaranteed ways to make money online. Since I was please with my comment, I thought I’d post it here to share with my readers. Continue reading →
When it comes to web marketing, bloggers know that to succeed they must have something to sell. Most bloggers opt to sell other people’s products or services, earning a small percentage of the purchase price, or being paid a flat rate for each sale. The correct term to describe such online marketers is “resellers”, and there is a better way! Continue reading →
I’ve been toying with different blog themes and page layouts and made a discovery that may be costing you when it comes to search engine optimization. Worse, if you’re using Google Adsense to monetize your blog, a change in layout or format may also be costing you money. Continue reading →
Many people considering working at home as bloggers are doing so because they were victims of the recent economic meltdown, when a large number of people suffered job loss or wage reductions.
During the recession many low income families incurred overwhelming debts and can not be helped in the short term, no matter how much they make as a blogger or from other home based businesses. They are compelled to file bankruptcy as they do not have adequate resource to pay off their debts. You can take assistance from non profit organizations that help the low income families to manage their debts. Most of the people may not be aware of the bankruptcy help available for the low income group families. Continue reading →
Technorati is an incredibly useful site for a number of reasons. Not only is it a great site to write articles for, but a good place to find potential guest bloggers if you use them, as well as source a wealth of research material when writing articles for your own blog or website. If you have not done so already, register and have a look around the site, especially the blog directory and article archive. Continue reading →
Reviews Of Free Blog Hosting Services
I was recently providing one on one, live chat tutoring to one of my many budding affiliate marketer students. The topic of discussion was the set up and monetization of blogs. The question I was asked made me realize I assume the cost of a basic hosting package isn’t an issue for anyone, and I often give a heads up to readers of hosting deals for as little as a couple of dollars each month. Continue reading →
DIY SEO of your blog isn’t as difficult as most people think…
Ranking high in Google’s search results can have a phenomenal impact on the success of your business. You can engage the expertise of a Search Engine Optimization company to optimize your blog, or if you have the time do it yourself. Continue reading →
Google and other search engines have been developing new search algorithms on a continuous basis. Every time a news search algorithm is launched web marketers are acting like Chicken Little, screaming to all who will listen that the sky is falling.
What anyone developing a linking strategy, or who is already committed to one needs to realize is, little changes if you’re playing by the rules. Continue reading →