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How to Do What You Love and Earn Money Online
There are many ways to earn a living on the internet. In this post I will show you how to earn some of it for yourself. This post is not about how to make ridiculous amounts of money while doing almost nothing. What I will tell you won't even put food on the table for the first few weeks. It even might take longer if you don't have the baseline skills. You might have to develop them first.
Before we get started, ask yourself what do you love doing? If you can make a list, make one. If you don't love doing anything, make a list of your interests. If you still can't come up with a list, Write down things that peeve you. (E.g. hang nail, rush hour traffic or even way your hair keeps getting in your eyes). Why did I ask for a list? That is for the next step which is:
Writing in a blog
You might be wondering? How does writing in a blog help me do what I love and earn money online? It is simple, "Affiliate Marketing". It sounds like a meaningless corporate buzzword, doesn't it? It is a buzzword but it’s far from meaningless if you want to earn money while doing what you love.
What skills do I need to get started?
Writing, this is the number one thing you will need to move traffic to your site. You don't have to be Shakespeare to attract visitors to your blog. You need good, solid content. The easiest way to make great content is write about things you know, love or get peeved by. This way it will be easier to write from an authoritative point of view. Readers will more likely be convinced of your experience. And they are then more likely to listen to your recommendations.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques, how does anyone find anything on internet? It's by using search words on Google or other search engines. SEO then is improving your word choices on your blog post to increase the possibility visitors getting to your site.
How do I get paid?
This might be the most asked question in any earn money online article. You will be paid based on what type of affiliate marketing you do. For the easier and straight forward method to get paid is by using Google AdSense in your blog. When visitors go to your site, they will see ads placed by Google and per X amount of views you will get paid. If you are partner in affiliate program, you get paid either through sales commissions, clicks or views. Which is better? In a strictly financial point of view, affiliate programs make more money. In a more long term view it might be better to start with AdSense and focus on creating good content. You can always demand better deals when you have a bigger audience.
Long road ahead
Getting paid doing what you love. There is no shortcut, you have to work hard every day and be consistent. If you want to earn a living online in affiliate marketing, you should focus on developing your audience. You should earn their trust by making great content. This way you won’t seem like your advertising things for them to buy. You'd only be recommending things that might improve their experiences. The more trust you command the more open your audience becomes to your suggestions. As long as you grow your audience, post great content and build trust, the money will follow.
First and foremost, how does it work? Let's say you love travelling, and trying different cuisines at different locals. Take pictures of your experiences, write about it, and post it on your blog. You can get a free blog site at WordPress, Blogspot and countless other hosting sites.
If the place you went to or ate at is a place other people might want to go to. They will eventually look it up online. When they do, they might want to know how the experience was for other people before deciding if they would want to go as well. When they do decide to go, they will need to know a lot of things before going. They might want to know what travel agencies’ gives the best deals or if they should bring sun tan lotion or if they even need it. This is where affiliate marketing comes to play. If you are an affiliate marketer of a company you include links to the products of your affiliate that are relevant and useful to your blog post. When visitors click on your links and buys from the linked site. You get a commission.