Monday, February 2, 2015

How To Create Your Own Free Blog

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 What is Blogging?
According to Blogger.com :
"A blog is a personal diary. A daily pulpit. A collaborative space. A political soapbox. A breaking-news outlet. A collection of links. Your own private thoughts. Memos to the world."

Blogging in its simplest term is like :
An online journal but much, much more powerful. Blogs (short for Web log) is a place where surfers can get up to the minute information on a topic or voyeur into someone's life. Some blogs are nothing more than a daily glimpse into someone's life, while others are so sophisticated, it's hard to tell them apart from an online news service.

Why Blog?
Blogs, the homepages of the 21st Century, are free and easy to set up and use. They are popular with people who want to share thoughts online. They allow for the instant publication of ideas and for interactive conversations, through comments, with friends or strangers.


Blog users are as varied as the types of blogs available. The so called personal blogger write a blog to express what he feels about himself, or about a certain subject matter that is of interest to him. Some blogs are committed to a precise topic, like computer hardware or politics. These are frequently read like magazines. While some others write Blogs to make Money!

Have a look around!
Its always a good idea to explore some blogs before you create your own. By the way, you are already inside one! [http://howtomakemoneyonlineinternetmarketing.blogspot.com]
Take a look at the layout, The sidebar, How the  Ads are placed,Previous posts, other links etc etc. Given below are links to some blogs by others which i had selected randomly. Take time to observe those and get a feel of blogging and COME BACK!

http://paperforest.blogspot.com/ - Art News and Ideas 

http://forinspiration.blogspot.com/ - Blog of inspiration
 http://tehblogfather.blogspot.com/ - Funny blog reviews 
http://ndrai.blogspot.com/ - Everything India 
http://www.boingboing.net/ - One of the most popular blog

OK...Thats enough of theory and observation...Lets get to topic selection.

1. Topic Selection
You can start a blog on anything under the Sun - from your daily activities to reviews about products, to discussion of ideas, to news about a person, to stories, photos, jokes and poetry. But, If you want to make money out of your blog, your topic must be useful to others. Only then they will come to your blog site and read your blogs.

Deciding on the topic and the content is the most difficult part of the blogging venture. Some of the key factors in deciding the topic are:
(1) You know the topic
(2) You like the topic
(3) There is an audience for the topic
(4) The topic has a business value
(5) You can supply new content or add value to existing content
(6) Your topic is not a dead end topic; you can keep the content fresh
(7) You can build a community with the topic

If you are still unsure about what topic to choose, I recommend you go to the below blogsite which contains a long list of topics(ideas) to get you started.
http://seekluckblog.blogspot.com/



2.Setup a blog hosting account
Setting up a blog hosting account is really easy. There are a number of excellent free blogging services that will host your blogs and allow you make money.

Here is a list of popular free blog servers :
http://www.blogger.com/
http://www.wordpress.org/
http://www.movabletype.org/
http://www.livejournal.com/
http://spaces.msn.com/
http://journals.aol.com/

This blog is managed using Google's Blogger.com  and hosted on their blogspot.com domain. Take a look the URL of my blog : http://howtomakemoneyonlineinternetmarketing.blogspot.com
When you sign up for a free blog account on Blogger.com, you will get the name in the format : yourblogname.blogspot.com.


After creating the blog you need  to  focus on how to  add Contextual Advertisements to your blog using Google AdSense to earn money; How to add Sitemeter to know traffic statistics to your blog; How to submit your blog to Search Engines; adding other tools to enhance your blog and much much more!



Saturday, January 24, 2015

How to make money online (For beginners)

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Read through this post carefully, and then see the 10-Step Checklist at the end for getting started!

There are a number of ways to make money online. Options range from creating your own product to sell online, making money as a professional blogger, managing an online community, developing a content site on a hot topic – just to name a few.

All of these are just various ways to deliver content online. Your first step will be choosing a niche, which is the market or topic you are going to focus on.

Speaking of focus, with so many options to make money online – focus is key. You want to choose a niche and a business model, and work on that one project all the way from start to profit. Don’t let all the other options distract or derail you.

Once you decide on a topic or niche, you should sit down and map out a plan for your internet business model. What market are you targeting, and how can you best serve that market? This is the angle you want to work from, vs the more common: how can I make the most money from this market? (Most people get it backwards and then get frustrated when that doesn’t work out for them)

See: How to Become a Market Leader in Your Niche

So you choose a niche, create a blog or website, set up social media profiles to interact with your target market on the topic, and you create and share useful content that will build your reputation and readership in that niche.

I can hear what you’re saying…

“That all sounds great, but how do I make money from it?”

How to Make Money Online (For Beginners)

The absolute easiest way to make money online is with Affiliate Marketing. You don’t have to create a product, set up a shopping cart and merchant account, do customer service, work with clients, etc. It’s very much like a traditional commission-based sales job where you earn commission on any sales you refer. Just as one example, you can promote a web hosting affiliate program and earn commission on every new account sign-up.

The difference is that you’re doing it online, and you can do it from home without ever doing in-person or phone sales. You simply recommend products and/or refer people to specific merchants through the content on your website.

The method I prefer is creating SEO Content, or content that is optimized to rank well in the major search engines. People find it when they are searching for that, click through, and buy what they need or want. This works really well because you write the content once, and it continues to rank well and earn you money for years to come. As long as you maintain your search engine rankings.

“How can I make 3-4k a month or more?
What steps will it take to get there?”

I know this is stating the obvious, but it should be said:

It takes time, work, and being both persistent and consistent. An online business is the same as any other business in that it requires an investment on your part to get it up and running. The positive side of online business is that it takes a lot less time and money than most traditional offline business models.

Do these 10 steps, in this order, to get started:

  • Choose Your Niche.
  • Register a Domain Name.
  • Set up a Website or Blog with WordPress.
  • Set up your Social Media accounts.
  • Download and read SEO Fast Start (free).
  • Create SEO Content. Also read: Keyword Strategy.
  • Sign up for Affiliate Programs in your niche.
  • Write Product Reviews for those products.
  • Get links pointing to your pages or blog posts.
  • Continue creating content, getting links & interacting via Social Media.

Once you get all this set up and you’re making money as an Affiliate, you can look at other ways to monetize your site. You might create short reports on your topic to sell, test contextual advertising, or look into even more methods to make money.

Yes it’s work. And yes – it’s worth it!

If you do these steps, and continue to learn & tweak as you go, you’ll start earning money. You can increase your traffic (number of visitors) and your income as you continue to grow and market your website.

It takes time to get to a consistent $3-5K per month in revenue, but you could easily do that within the first year.

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Get Better At Blogging

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Learning from other peoples mistakes is a lot more productive than studying their success, so here are some tips for blogging that was learned the hard way. It will save you a lot of time and headaches if you pay attention to the following:


When Writing:


• This is basic, but you have to remember it, check spelling and grammar!
• Hook your readers quickly by asking a question.
• Use lots of white space, bullet points and even colors to make your post easy to read.
• Get to the point as quickly as possible, don’t waffle on and on.
• Make an outline before you start, it makes things go faster.
• Write about things you love, it just make it more believable.
• You don’t HAVE to publish everything you write, if it’s bad leave it.


Getting fresh ideas:


• Be aware of what’s going on around you, the ideas will come.
• See what market leaders are doing and adopt it to your work.
• Look on forums what people are struggling with, and provide answers.
• Use Google trends to see what’s happening.
• Read magazines and newspapers to get ideas.


Your headline:


• Keep it short and sweet.
• Keep them fewer than 65 characters, or Google will cut them off.
• Your headline is super important , so spend time on it.
• Use a well researched long tail keyword or phrase as a headline.
• Try to think what people will search for and use that as a headline.
• Be controversial, but don’t offend people for the hell of it.
• Evoking curiosity is an art, but it works well in headlines.
• Get the readers’ emotions going and you have a winner
• See what magazine writers are doing, that’s how they pay the bills, so they must be good.
• Make it short enough to fit in a tweet.


Get more comments on your posts:


• Ask questions to encourage people leaving comments.
• Reply to all the comments you get, good or bad.
• Reply quickly and give proper responses, not just one or two words.
• Moderate your comments, you don’t want spam all over the place.
• Give value in your comments, don’t use them to self promote.


Scheduling:


• Publish consistently, if you want good rankings.
• Stick to your schedule, no matter what.
• Publish in the mornings and not over weekends.


Getting your SEO in place:


• Yoast WordPress plugin is a must if you use WordPress.
• Write for humans, not search engines.
• Infographics are a favorite with search engines at the moment.
• Don’t stuff your article with keywords, it doesn’t work anymore.
• Use sub-headings and headings to rank even higher.


Social media help:


• Don’t put 10 buttons on your blog, three is more than enough for sharing.
• Place the sharing buttons at the bottom and on the side of your post.
• Share your post a few times on Twitter to get more exposure.
• Ask people to share, ask and you shall receive, or something like that : >


Blogging takes practice, but you will get better the more you work on it, hopefully these pointers will make the learning curve faster and eliminate some of the headaches! Please give me feedback from your own blogging experiences and share this with people that will get value from it.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Free Pay Per Click (PPC) Advertising Credits Worth Over $500

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Free Pay Per Click (PPC) Advertising Credits Worth Over $500

Pay Per Click advertising (or simply PPC Advertising) is an Internet Marketing model where advertisers pay only when their advertisement is clicked.

The most popular Pay Per Click advertising networks are Google AdWords, Bing Ads (formerly Microsoft adCenter and MSN adCenter), Yahoo Search Marketing, and Facebook Ads.

What’s interesting about the pay-per-click advertising model is that there’s no minimum spending requirement. For instance, you can set a daily budget of $5 and maximum cost per click (CPC) as 5 cents. And you pay only when someone clicks on your ad. It’s that simple!


Free Pay-Per-Click Advertising Credits

Start your Search Engine Marketing campaigns with free credits. Most of the pay-per-click advertising networks (Google AdWords, Yahoo Search Marketing, Microsoft adCenter, Facebook, Ask.com, BidVertiser, Miva, etc.) offer free ad credits to attract new customers. So here are the various PPC networks and their available free ad credits. Sign up today!

1.Bing Ads Coupon
 



Bing Ads is now offering higher credits to attract more advertisers. The promotional credit depends upon your location and is different for different countries. Bing ad credit for the United States and Canada is $100, for UK it’s £75, for France, Germany, Italy and Spain it’s €50, for India it’s Rs. 1,000, for New Zealand it’s $100 NZD, for Australia it’s $100 AUD, and for Brazil it’s R$170. Moreover, your address, currency, and the coupon code should match (e.g. U.K. address, GBP currency; UK coupon).

2.Yahoo Search Marketing Coupon

 


As you probably know, Microsoft & Yahoo! formed the Yahoo Bing Network. So all you need is a Bing Ads account to advertise on the Yahoo Bing Network (an advertising marketplace made up of Yahoo, Bing, and their partner websites). But if your monthly budget is above $1,000 then you can sign up and a Yahoo sales representative will contact you.

The Yahoo Bing Network is the combined advertising marketplace made up of Yahoo, Bing, and syndicated partner sites such as Facebook, Amazon, Monster, WebMD, CNBC, and Viacom, plus networks like The Wall Street Journal Digital Network.


3. Google AdWords Coupon


 


Google AdWords now requires you to accrue advertising charges ($5~50 – depending upon the voucher) in order to get free ad credits. You have to request your code by filling out a form and they’ll e-mail you the offer code.

4. BidVertiser Coupon

5. Facebook Ads Coupon

6. Amazon Product Ads

7. LookSmart Ads

8. Advertise.com

9. Perfect Audience Retargeting Ads

 

Friday, November 4, 2011

Five Internet Marketing Rules To Follow

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Some misguided marketers think that the “old school” marketing tactics apply to a new, customer-driven business world. The reality is that even if you’re the best, the most convenient or even the cheapest, promoting these virtues on social networks will not get your company the results that you’re seeking.

We all know the potential that kindness, honesty, and generosity have online – they’re welcomed and rewarded! So why is it that “conversations” are getting heavy with sales pitching and self promotion? Not only is this turning off consumers, but it’s making Internet marketing look bad and undoubtedly makes it much more challenging for businesses to convert contacts into sales.

But don’t panic, you just need to set yourself apart with a few key Internet marketing strategies, and in return you’ll be able to transform your social media communities into profitable business. What’s even better is that these activities heavily increase ROI online and refrain from that unwanted sales pitchy trash that everyone hates.

Here are five rules you should follow to successfully convert online contacts into sales.

1. Be generous: Share your expertise and knowledge online. No one is out to get you, shift your thinking and think as if people are out to do business with you. If you’re generous with your expertise and knowledge, people can connect with you much more quickly and will want to do business with you (because you’ve already given them a taste of what you have to offer.)

2. Don’t look desperate: There’s a huge difference between desperation and sincerity. You really need to want to build a relationship to get business, you can’t just approach them with the mindset of getting another deal, or with the reasoning that closing the deal is what you’re supposed to do. Consumers are smart, they can tell the difference, especially when it comes to handing over their money.

3. Create a communication plan: Once you start engaging with people you need to ensure that you have a consistent, ongoing plan to stay connected with them. There’s a variety of ways to do this directly, the best is to get their e-mail or get them to join your Facebook page and send them informative updates, tips, and resources. You want to create and build actual value, not perceived value. People will be much more responsive if you take this approach.

4. Build your social proof: Having recommendations and testimonials on your main site or blog goes a long way. By having social proof you’re essentially proving to your potential clientele that you’re worth doing business with and you don’t have to say a thing. Another good place to post some testimonials is a site such as LinkedIn.

5. Just be yourself: Don’t try to be someone else to try to impress potential clients, leads or business. Consumers want to feel as though they’re going to do business with someone real, not someone who’s insincere.

Above all, diversify! Don’t talk yourself out of reaching out to new industries, groups, or people. The Internet is bursting with millions of potential contacts, so do whatever you can to engage them with sincerity and leave out the sales pitching. After all, that person you invited or accepted your request could be your next big customer. You never know.

Top 10 Internet Marketing Forums

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There are several advantages that business stands to gain by creating Web pages or e-commerce system to market their products or services through the Internet. There are millions of other sites similar to yours that promote the same products and services. Therefore, the trick lies in how well you can reposition their website online, to be visible among the leading search engines. As a new startup business, it is important that you join one of the major online marketing forums. In it you’ll be able to find answers to some questions that have been tapping in relation to Internet marketing. Top 10 Latest always try to share very informative things for our valuable users.


1. Warrior Forum:

Forum fighter is especially recommended for beginners in internet marketing. It offers easy ways to be the best in internet marketing and thus earn more money. Most Internet marketing forums are generally found some rough drafts, but a fighter appears to be different, offering a simple permanent solution that does not include compromising your ethics. Most participants in the forum warrior is more than willing to help new students on ways to make money online.


2. Digital Point forums:

The digital theme is one of the World Wide webs for marketing for fresh and experienced Internet marketers. It is a hub that has been specially designed for people who do want to earn money. There are several forums that are available in digital Point forum, which need to devote time to surf Mon The amount of information available from Digital Point Forum is simply amazing.


3. V7 Web Development Community:

V7 Web Development Community curved a niche in blogging, internet marketing and web design. In this way managed to specific curves for individuals and businesses looking for ways to true to make money online through the means. Through web design forums, one is able to learn the hidden secrets, such as pay per click management and optimization of content. Due to the amount of information available here will receive a busy Marketing Forum.


4. WickedFire:

The above mentioned internet marketing forums, WickedFire not receive much traffic. This can be attributed to the difficult but usable solutions offered WickedFire. If you have a weak heart, then this type of forum will not work for you. The forum is for risk takers than careful marketing.



5. Thirty Days Challenge Forum
 
Thirty forums are designed around the Ed Dale has a thirty-day Challenge. If you are in internet marketing and who want to learn the rope, then this is the forum to be attached.


6. IM4Newbies:

IM4Newbies is another great internet marketing forum of individuals and businesses that are in Internet marketing, but I do not know how to go about it. The website offers functional solutions that are guaranteed to training.


7. NetBusinessTalk.com Forum:

Unlike other forums, just to look at ways to make money online, netbusinesstalk.com community goes further to offer a platform for businesses and individuals to share their online market. It is rather a discussion forum, and as such you may be able to choose from a pointer to the pointer, allowing some of the online business to Excel.


8. High ranking Search Engine Optimization Forum:

High ranking Search Engine Optimization does not really deal with the basics of Internet marketing, however it includes a recess, which is essential for internet marketing is search engine optimization – SEO. As mentioned above, have Web site does not guarantee traffic. The success of any online business depends on how much traffic the site is able to receive. This forum offers ways for business owners and individuals on how to optimize your website.



9. New Bloggers Forum:

The title of this forum, you can easily conclude that the new Bloggers message has been specially designed for the blogging enthusiast. This forum is operated by a Forum Gary Conn. It is a relatively new forum, but offers practical ways you can use to make money online blogs. Other than the forum, you can get more information about making money through blogging blog of Gary Conn.

10. Click on the bank Success Forum:

Click on the bank Success Forum is specifically designed for online marketers looking for ways to make money through affiliate marketing. If affiliate marketing is your main desire, then you can learn about how to start earning money from the forum.

Social Media Marketing Site Research

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In a world filled with social media, it's hard to choose which one to focus on to spread the word about a business. Ad-ology surveyed 752 US-small business owners to see which social media sites were the most beneficial for the success of their companies (via eMarketer.com).


9. Foursquare: 4.3% found it very beneficial

Everyone else found it:
Somewhat beneficial: 9.7%
Not very beneficial: 12.8%
Do not use it: 73.3%



8. LivingSocial: 6.9% found it very beneficial

Everyone else found it:
Somewhat beneficial: 7.7%
Not very beneficial: 11.7%
Do not use it: 73.7%



7. Yelp: 7.0% found it very beneficial

Everyone else found it:
Somewhat beneficial: 11.2%
Not very beneficial: 11%
Do not use it: 70.7%



6. Groupon: 7.6% found it very beneficial

Everyone else found it:
Somewhat beneficial: 8.6%
Not very beneficial: 12.2%
Do not use it: 71.5%



5. Myspace: 10.8% found it very beneficial

Everyone else found it:
Somewhat beneficial: 14.4%
Not very beneficial: 17.7%
Do not use it: 57.2%



4. LinkedIn: 12.9% found it very beneficial

Everyone else found it:
Somewhat beneficial: 20.1%
Not very beneficial: 15.2%
Do not use it: 51.9%



3. YouTube: 13.6% found it very beneficial

Everyone else found it:
Somewhat beneficial: 17.4%
Not very beneficial: 12.6%
Do not use it: 56.4%



2. Twitter: 14.6% found it very beneficial

Everyone else found it:
Somewhat beneficial: 17.6%
Not very beneficial: 14.0%
Do not use it: 53.9%




1.   Facebook: 29.7% found it very beneficial



Everyone else found it:
Somewhat beneficial: 25.4%
Not very beneficial: 12.5%
Do not use it: 32.4%

Recently, the Pivot Conference team set out to learn more about the state of social advertising and the future ahead by conducting an industry survey of 230 brand managers, executives, and marketing professionals.

The participants were asked to share their favourite  sites, blogs, and newsletters for learning the latest about social media marketing trends.

11 .
              

  1. Mashable earned the top spot with 82%
      2. Techcrunch followed with 61%
      3. AdAge earned the third spot with 54%
      4. emarketer – 44%
      5. Brandweek – 36%
      6. MarketingProfs – 27%
      7. SmartBrief for Social Media – 26%
      8. Altimeter Group – 26%
      9. MarketingSherpa – 21%
     10 ClickZ – 20%



Corporate Marketing Managers represented the largest group of individual respondents with 16%, but a three-way tie followed closely behind with participants representing Corporate Presidents/CEO’s/Principals, Directors of Marketing, and Agency Presidents/CEOs/Principals.


What do you think? What are your favourite resources for social media?