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Top 5 Free Ways To Make Money Online
Whether you're looking to make an extra $1,000 each month on the side or you're hoping to earn hundreds of thousands from internet marketing, it's difficult to believe that this can be done for free. But this is the thing - if you're willing to put in the work, these goals can be achieved without any startup revenue.
However, you will have to devote a lot of time to making your campaigns work just as a musician will practice and an athlete will train for hours every day. I'm not talking 12 hour workdays, but I am talking commitment. The thing about internet marketing is that once you've put in a lot of work, there is always time to lean back and watch as your empire grows larger. Every little part of your work will become a domino in your elaborate sequence, until everything comes together to make you some serious money.
But let's not get ahead of ourselves. Whether you're new to internet marketing or not, this countdown aims to provide the 5 best ways to get those paychecks rolling in without you paying a penny.
#5: Write Plenty Of Quality, Targetted Articles
Simple really - and you've already made your first step by being here on Hubpages. However, there is a knack to doing this right - running into article writing with all guns blazing is definitely not going to get you paid. What's necessary is planning (but don't worry, this only takes ten minutes) so that your topic is not too popular and your keywords have easily beaten competition.
Firstly, choose a targetted area to write about. There's no use writing about random topics off the top of your head - you're far more likely to get indexed on Google if you just blitz your chosen niche with a good twenty quality articles with the same keywords. It's all about quality and quantity remember - this way you'll annihilate your competition. Once your traffic rolls into the 50+ views per article per day category, you're on your way to earning that pay check.
#4: Start A Few Blogs
Blogs? Aren't they for people with too much to say and noone to listen to their drone? Well, yes. But they can also be a big help in getting your articles indexed on the first few pages of Google. Why is this? Because Google loves web pages that have loads of branches i.e. other webpages linking through to them. If two or three blogs have links to each one of your articles you're also going to be getting a lot of traffic driven through those respective bloggin sites, so it's a win win. Maybe you'll even gain your own gang of blog followers once you've made a name for yourself? All these little things contribute to that money making goal, so work hard on your blogs as well as your articles - never skimp on quality.
#3: Sign Up To Google Adsense
This is one of the many ways you can earn money from all those articles you've been working on. Adsense is a dream come true for internet marketers. Unlike a Pay Per Click campaign in which you pay Google to advertise your site, Adsense displays adverts on your article pages, blogs and websites and pays you when an advert is clicked on. Naturally, this isn't going to get you $100,000 a year (although nothing's impossible with the right traffic), but it's a great way of funding any campaigns that you might need to spend a little cash on. So once you've signed up to an article site such as Hubpages, make sure you enable your Google adsense account to start benefitting.
#2: Start Promoting Through Clickbank
In a nutshell, Clickbank allows you to promote products and earn a commission from sales. Clickbank is a great site for beginners and advanced internet marketers alike to begin promoting affiliate products. Once you've signed up, you will have open access to thousands of products to market with your own unique product hoplink. This hoplink is a link you can place in your articles, blogs and website which leads the customer through to the vendor's site. The great thing is though, because the customer got to the vendor's site through your link, you'll be earning a commission off any sales that occur. Therefore, as long as the content you provide in your articles is honest and rich in quality, you're bound to make sales.
#1: Create Your Own Website
Now this may seem like a far more daunting task than the relatively easy article writing mentioned earlier, but starting your own website can substantially benefit your campaign. Unfortunately, if you're looking to set up a '.com, .co.uk, .net etc.' domain, you will have a fee to pay to secure that address. However, this fee can be as low as £1.99 from sites such as 1&1.com and is surely a price worth paying to secure your own personal webspace as the central hub of all your internet marketing?
Now you have your domain name, you'll be needing a web host and website building software. Sounds really quite overwhelming, doesn't it? Well it doesn't have to be. I never thought I'd be able to comprehend building my own website, let alone finding the software to construct it - but that was before I came across Wordpress.
Anyone can get their head around it no matter how little computer experience they've had. And in no time whatsoever, you'll have a professional looking website to begin advertising and promoting on.
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