How to Make Money Online for Beginners

How to make money online for beginners is a question that a lot of people completely new to the whole aspect of Internet Marketing type into Google’s search engine and expect to find answers. Here at this Make Money Blog following on from my last post here at Make Money Blog, I’m going to give you some of those answers.

First of all, you need to learn the ropes. You have to do this before you can even begin to figure out how to  make money online because everything is relevant and nothing can be taken for granted. There are lots of big fish out there who love to eat up little fish. They are the so-called experts of whom there are thousands, all vying with one another to grab every newcomer they can and suck them in to buying every product they can push onto them.

In a word, don’t listen to any of them. Do not buy the crap they are peddling because you don’t need 99% of it and very little of it will teach you anything that you cannot already get for free online.

This might sound strange coming from a Make Money type of blog, after all isn’t it the main objective to make money wherever and however you can?

No, it is not.

Especially when it comes from ripping people off to make that money. Its unethical and unneccessary. There are many ways to make money online and not all of them involve scamming people or selling them stuff they don’t need.

Ok, I have some ads in my sidebar just like everyone else does, but the ads I display are ones that I personally use and can vouch for. They are tools that enhance the money making abilities of my online business. This is something else you will discover as you start learning. This is a business and should be treated like a business.

That means you have to work hard, damned hard to turn it into a profitable business. There is no magic button that you can press and watch the money fall out of the sky. There are some online business people who do very well from their online businesses and you could say that yes, they are successful and it might appear like the money really does fall out of the sky for them. But none of them got to where they are overnight and it takes everybody and I mean everybody a certain amount of time to reach teh stage where they can say that they honestly make their living from their online business.

Do I?

Not yet. I’ll be honest with you.

I make money online, of course I do and from a combination of the many different streams of income I derive from the Internet I do make a living from it. But not all those sources of income come from pure Internet Marketing.

The bulk of my income comes from freelance writing assignments, which is another way how to make money online. It is honest in that no one gets ripped off and you do an honest days work for honest money.

Another source of income is from my building websites and selling them. That is a relatively new venture and promises to be profitable, but like all things, will take time to build up.

Other sources of income are from advertising on my many websites and blogs. This is the part of Internet Marketing that interests most newcomers to the business, because it really is set and forget. But not quite. Even the set and forget websites that get a small stream of income from people finding the sites and clicking the ads need maintenance. Sites need to be constantly promoted by getting links to them and adding fresh content every so often to keep them in good stead with the search engines who drive the all-important traffic to the sites. One of the sources of income that I don’t really get involved in but that can have some gain is in learning how to make money with PLR products. That link will take you to an excellent resource for just that!

And here is an important point that many newcomers just don’t get, especially if they find the wrong advice early on.

To begin with, you’ll need your own website or blog and there are several alternatives you can explore, from paid self hosted websites with your own domain name that you buy and pay for, or free hosted sites or blogs that cost you nothing but have the trade off that most will place their own ads on your site. Not all do, notably Blogger allows you to build your own blog for free and put your own ads on it.

Once you’ve built your cool site and put some monetisation on there, its no good sitting back and waiting for the world to find you. They won’t.

You need organic search traffic that the search engines, particularly Google send to you. Why? Because it is only organic search traffic that will click on your ads. The alternative to organic traffic is called social traffic that you can attract by using the many social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Stumbleupon etc. Social traffic is great if you want to get a lot of people reading your blog and get your name known. Its no good for making money.

Social traffic will not click on your ads, because they are just like you and probably have a site or sites just like yours as well. They know what ads are and they don’t want to buy your affiliate products because they can use their own affiliate links and get their own discount. They won’t click your PPC ads because they know they’ll be sent to a site they don’t want to go to.

If you want to know how to make money online, you must attract organic traffic. The only way to do that is to rank highly in the search engines for keywords that people search on and that they will buy stuff with. That is often NOT anything to do with how to make money online! This is a niche (a term used by Internet Marketers to describe a theme or topic of interest) in itself and is highly competitive. While there is money to be made in this niche – primarily because most newcomers find themselves here, just like you did – it is very competitive and takes far too much work to rise to the top.

Much better to choose a less competitive niche where you can sell products to people who are searching for them. Even then, there are some products that are highly competitive, such as weight loss, vitamins, ring tones, electronic gadgets, insurance, credit cards, loans, finance, mortgages etc. You get the picture. Go for less competitive niches and you stand a much better chance of rising to the top of  Google’s index abd attracting visitors to yoru site. You won’t get as many as the top sites in the more competitive niches get, obviously, but you will get traffic and that traffic is much more likely to click on your ads and mak money for you.

There are several highly recommended resources for further information online where you can learn more in-depth tactics and techniques which will help you in your quest of how to make money online. One I cannot recommend more highly is Griz’s blog . This is one of those free blogger blogs and the author make a pot of money from it and shows you how he does it all for free. No scams or misdirections, its all solid, relevant information that if you act upon it, you will make money online.

That’s it for now. I’ll be back with more posts later…

Terry Didcott

Make Money Blog

Make Money Fast

Following on from my last post here at Make Money Blog, which, lets face it was a pile of garbage designed to attract the scrapers to this site so they could copy the post, hopefully with links intact and publish it on their own sites, thereby giving this blog some link juice for free.

It has minor success as I think even the stupid spammers are cottoning on to the fact that honest Internet marketers are fighting back by doing this same thing.

Oh well, its a dog eat dog system that the spammers continually cause havoc with, so anything that comes back to bite them in the ass is a good thing!

So what’s all this make money fast business?

The title and the numerous references to make money fast that you’ll find in this post are designed to give this blog some authority with regards to the keywords, make money fast. This side of the make money online niche, which is, let’s face it a lousy one to try to make money in, is one of the few that is not so highly competitive just yet and gives me a chance to rank well with some of my sites.

It’s interesting that my sister site Make Money Hints, actually sits on Google’s page one for on of its long tail keywords. The site is how to make money online, which believe it or not is quite highly searched with the words in that order. It did sit right at the top in position one for “fast makemoney” a while before other sites realised and went and probably bought themselves back to the top by buying more back-links. That’s something that I haven’t resorted to, as I don’t think that in this niche in particular that it is money well spent.

I know it doesn’t make the best sense, and “make money fast”, or even “make fast money” are better grammar, nevertheless, the term “fast make money” gets searched just as well as the alternatives. By the way, I just gave that site some more link juice and keyword authority which will help to keep it on page one!

So where should you be looking to make money fast, if not the make money niche?

Well, just about any other niche will do as long as you can research and uncover long tail keywords that don’t have too much competition. That’s the secret to how to make money fast online – make your sites in different niches and sell either affiliate products or use PPC ads like adsense. The prime objective is to use the right web marketing strategies to get ranked highly in the SERPs to attract organic search traffic. That is the key to success. You won’t make a red cent attracting a ton of social traffic from stumbleupon, or digg or any of those sites. People who use those services are predominantly Internet Marketers of at the very least online street-wise and these kind of people know what PPC ads are and don’t click on them. They also know what affiliate links look like and don’t click them either.

Organic search traffic, on the other hand are not so aware and will click your ads to navigate away from your page, making you money. So you have to create an environment on your website or blog that creates this scenario. You need lots of good content to satisfy the search engines in order to rank highly, but that content does not have to be so good.

If you want to make money fast from your sites, this is the single most important part – your content should NOT answer the questions of your visitors. If they find your site in the SERPs because they have a need, you must NOT satisfy that need. Your content must be good, but not so good as to give your visitors what they want, else they will have no need to click you ads. If they land on your homepage and start reading but don’t find they answer to their question, they’ll most likely click an ad if its well placed to navigate away from your page in search of the answer they seek.

This goes against what you’ve been taught and what is deemed to be good blogging practice. You have been brainwashed into believing that you should write your very best content, best grammar, perfectly spell-checked highly informative and full of useful information. I believed this for a long time too. But after over a year of working in this way and NOT making anything like the kind of money that I should have been making, something was obviously not right.

You have two choices and they are separate and distinct.

You either write well and enjoy your blogging and writing and attract a good readership and loyal fans, but don’t expect to make enough money from it to eat.

Or you switch your mode of thinking into make cash fast plan, and stop writing such great stuff and instead write for the search engines. Make your posts long and rambling so they can contain as many of your keywords as possible without stuffing. Don’t actually answer the questions that your post give the impression they are designed to do. And make some money.

This post is quite long enough, so I’ll stop here and will continue this theme in a future post.

Terry Didcott

Make Money Blog