Free Tips :: Making Money :: On Line :: Part 2
Making Money On Line
Welcome back. I know that the first article was short, but that's as it should be. I wanted to give you an idea of what will be required of you in order to make money online. In this and future articles we will go over the points made in Part 1 and new tips will be added. I hope that you already know that there is no free ride, no magic bullet, this all depends on you.
The first bullet point was : You must have determination. Your determination makes you the magic bullet. You must be like an arrow aimed at a target. Your target right now is obvious, to make money on line. In order to make money on line you must ask yourself what you are passionate about (other than making money). What are your hobbies, what are you good at? What is it in your life that you can share with others?
Perhaps it's Golf, or Gardening, maybe it's cooking. Whatever you could do all day without batting an eye, that is your passion. My passion is writing. I could write every day. Stories, poetry, human interest or researched pieces for freelance work, I love to write. Your love is where you start, this will help with your determination, it will keep you focused and help direct your arrow towards your target.
Hopefully you have joined Hub Pages
In Part 1 I recommended that you join Hub Pages and write your first hub. When you join here you can sign up for Google Adsense, Hub Pages Affiliate Program, Amazon Associates, and the Hub Pages Ad Program. That automatically gives you four income streams. Anyone who makes money on line will tell you that you need multiple streams of income. If you sign up for Pay Pal you can receive all of your income through them.
When you join Hub Pages you can take advantage of all of the information on site about writing great content. There are contests galore, and the Hub Pages Apprenticeship Program that is a fast track to earning money. If you want to grow your online presence more quickly try the 30 Hubs in 30 Days Challenge, or for those who are not faint of heart, 100 Hubs in 30 Days.
Once you get your feet wet, Hub Pages will prove to be the center of your internet universe. After writing articles here you can expand your universe by joining Blogger or Wordpress and link those sites to your articles here. In a few short months, when anyone Googles your name, you'll have your own Google page. That's just too cool. So brand yourself, then sell your brand. Once you've created your own universe, adding Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest to your arsenal, you'll be surprised at the outcome.
Don't sell MONEY!
Whatever you do in your forays to internet marketing, do not sell money making programs. There is too much competition and the costs in time and money are far too high for you to create a productive income. If you are an accountant or a tax consultant, by all means promote what you love, but do not prey on the desperation of thousands of people the world over. I have talked to the people who do the up selling, where you make the "big money" and they suggest maxing out credit cards, taking personal loans, borrowing from friends, and taking a second mortgage. Now I realize that a small percentage of people actually make money selling these programs but it is doing more harm to the economy than good.
There are a lot of people making money on line, more long term income, that are giving free gardening tips to sell gardening tools and supplies; cooking tips to sell cookware; golfing tips to sell golf clubs. The list is endless. There are far too many opportunities to sell that do not involve the money making programs. Guess what, the people who have the most money to spend are NOT trying to make money on line. There are many consumers on line who are looking for reviews of products before buying, write a great review and have the AMAZON link to the product (so long as you are an AMAZON affiliate) and adsense will also place ads for products on your page. Any click is good. Perhaps the reader will scroll down and read another hub, all clicks are good here.
As I said yesterday, write a hub on Hub Pages. I cannot stress enough the benefits of writing an informative hub with great content. Take an hour and research your subject, even if you are a home grown expert in the area. Find out what others are saying. Search on Google and here on Hub pages for relevant hubs. You should get in the habit of siting references. Take a look at Wikipedia. They site every reference that makes up the knowledge base. When you site references you are creating links. I have had the opportunity to be sited as a reference and it made me very proud. I went to find out where all my traffic was coming from and there was a link to my hub. If you do your research and site references those links can bring you more traffic.
Another great use for these researched sites is your tags, and your title. You can use the knowledge of SEO that landed these articles on the front page of Google and other search engines. Do not Copy and Paste anything, use your own words, paraphrasing is okay so long as you give credit to the source of your knowledge. If you want to quote something from another source, be sure to use quotation marks and site your source in parenthesis, activating the link to that page by highlighting and using the little "chain link" in your editing bar. Don't overuse the out bound links. For great ideas on what your Hubs should look like check out the Hub Pages Elite, such as Patty Inglish MS. I have followed her hubs since I started at Hub Pages.
Now go write a hub, take your time. It's important to follow my sister's advice "Just write something every day. If you do that you will succeed." Or the advice from John Leguizamo in The Latino List on HBO "...10,000 hours to anything and you will make it..." advice he says he gives to his kids! You may think that sounds like a lot of work, but if you are already working 40 hours per week then you are working over 2000 hours per year. If anyone told you that in 5 short years you would become successful and achieve your dreams wouldn't you do it? If you don't have that devotion then you don't really want it.
So, if you want it, really want it, then go and do your homework. Write your best hub and post a link below. I promise to read every hub and share them with my followers here, on Facebook and on Twitter.