Free Tips:: Making Money On Line:: Part 6
Part 6 is Upon Us
I know that over the previous five parts of "Free Tips:: Making Money On Line" you have heard my stories of scrambled money making efforts that failed. You have to ask yourself the key element in all of my failures. There are many problems I could blame it on. I wasn't organized. I didn't "treat it like a job". I was used to getting paid by someone who told me what work to do. I know more now than I did then.
The truth is that while those are valid reasons for failure, they are simply excuses. The reason I failed is because I quit. I'd try something and it wouldn't deliver on the promises, I'd decide it was a scam and go look that up on Google. Invariably there would be at least one bad review and I would think "See? It's not my fault. I was mislead. I was lied to." I'd use these to "decide" that it was okay for me to give up.
I'd even go to forums and ask people, I'd go read articles by the top hubbers and think "Oh I could never compete here." Yeah, I had all the back up I needed to pack it in. My daughter was telling me to. My friends were telling me to call them when I made money.
You must not give up, no matter what anyone says, on-line or off.
You see, if you look for reasons to give up, then you'll find them. I have been trying to motivate you to take daily action in creating your own streams of income. Making money on line is real. People who make money will tell you so, and people who don't will say that they're lying. Or that they started at the right time. They had money to invest... The list goes on and on. The truth is that I could tell you HOW to make money long before I ever made any money for myself. I just didn't DO it. It's not hard, it's really very simple. If you try to make it hard then it will be hard for you.
First Open up Google Search
Okay, here's some valuable information
I had an interesting comment from Adept2012 regarding her adsense application. Since you must get approved for adsense to join the Hub Pages Ad program I checked out her hubs and the info on adsense that is provided in the HubPages Learning center.
I recommended that she "decorate" her hubs a little and so today I am going to show you how to build a high quality hub. First of all you'll need relevant photos. If you don't have any you can go to Google and get some that are free to use.
I entered Making Money Online because that's what this is about. Click Images.
Next I scrolled right to find the "cogwheel" so that I could bring up "Advanced Search"
Only Slightly complicated...
Now that you have clicked on "Advanced" a new page will open. Your search term will be in the search box, you can play around with that if you don't find the correct image. I could change it to Money, Make Money, or Online Money. You scroll down until you see the box for "Usage rights" and select "Free to use or share" and click the "Advanced Images" below. The new page that opens will have images that are free to use.
If the image takes you to a website then be sure to give credit to the source. Save the image to your pictures. Next come back to the hub your building and place a "photo" capsule on your hub page. If you haven't used those you can find them in the upper right of your HubPages screen while in Edit. The new photo capsule will come up at the bottom of your capsules, but you can move it with the arrows, right to make it half size, or up to take up full size space. Right and up will give you what you see here, writing in one column with pictures beside it.
Another way to move capsules around is to use the tool at the bottom of your "HubPages Dashboard" It says "Drag and drop Reorder" and is really awesome to work with because you can add all of your text and all of your photos and then reorder them afterwards.
It would have been great if I got the one with cash flying at the laptop!
From my search the golden nugget
It wasn't Easy but was it hard?
It wasn't easy to find just the right image. I entered different search terms to get different types of pictures. I scrolled through a bunch of pictures that were completely irrelevant to my search. I kept going until I found just the right image. I saved it and closed the screen. I came back to upload it and it wasn't in "My Pictures"! I lost the picture because it automatically went to my Microsoft Office clipboard without giving me the option to choose where to save it. I didn't know that so I ended up getting it again then clicked on the download and it came up there!
No, it wasn't easy, but it wasn't hard. It just took time.
Don't forget your homework!
I know that it seems hard, but it isn't as hard as it seems. Imagine how many hours went into building Facebook, Google, Yahoo, or Microsoft. They didn't stop because it seemed hard, they didn't stop because they didn't have the time or the money. These businesses weren't built by a corporation, they were built by people just like you and me who had a dream. Now I can't do what they do, I don't have the technical knowledge. I bet that they got the technical knowledge because they wanted to build something.
Your homework is to write a hub and "decorate" it with images that are a reflection of what you're writing.
Even if you never change your "hub style" never improve your grammar or spelling, never change the layout of your hubs, you will build a reputation and a following over time. The question is, if you were building a house and you had plans, boards and nails, but no hammer, would you be in trouble? Sure, you could use a brick for awhile or some other tool, that wouldn't work long term though. You need to go ahead and embrace the tool box that has been presented to you. Don't let the knowledge be daunting to you. Learn something every day and apply it to your work.
You are building something here and you can't do that without the technical knowledge. The best place to go for that is the source of the knowledge, compiled over the years. If you are serious about making this work then you are going to have to work at it every day. I am close to making this a "Quality" hub by HubPages standards. To learn more about what it takes to put that type of hub together check out the links below, and if you don't know how to save screenshots there's an article link you can click on that has a video. It had been so long I went ther to refresh my memory on the subject.
- Learning Center Contents
Here you will find the best resources for HubPages knowledge. If you read and implement the instructions here you will be successful.
- XP Screenshots: Capture and Save a Screenshot in Windows XP Video
Capture and save a screenshot in Windows XP