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Make Money Online

Updated on February 11, 2014

Make Money Online The Honest Way

Make Money Online

This is a sister lens to my successful "The Honest Way" lens (see "Featured Lenses" below for the link) and both are complimentary lenses for my main sites, namelyThe Honest Way and my new "blogsite" Make Money The Honest Way.The whole ethic here is to publish a whole lot of information on the best ways to fast make money online as well as linking to the main sites for even more relevant information via RSS.

In addition to that I'll also be looking at ways to make money online from a blog, or more specifically a "blogsite" or "slog" (computer geeks love to label things with strange names!) - a blog that is the homepage for a full-blown, professionally hosted website. The difference is that a blogsite has a whole lot more scope for extra traffic-attracting and repeat visits than a standard blog.

So come and see us here at Make Money Online often if you're serious about wanting to make money online!

Generate an Income Online - How Will You?

29th July 2007 - Terry Didcott

The whole logic on how to make money online is one of simplicity over complexity.


Well, if you make something too complex, people will turn away either from frustration at not being able to follow what's going on, or from impatience.

On the other hand, if you make something plain and simple, people will be able to easily follow what you're trying to get over to them and they'll pick it up quickly and never lose patience.

This is one of the major keys to success in an online business that is geared up to earn an income online. After all, you're dealing with people, not machines at the end of the day. Those people will make a choice depending on what you present to them.

Whether to buy it, or whether to go someplace else.

Your aim, as an online business person who wants to generate cash using the Internet is to convince these people to take the first option and buy it! Problem is, that's the hardest one to do.


Because the other option is way too easy. There are a truckload of ways you can convince any sane person to up sticks and go someplace else, but only a handful of ways you can convince them to stay with you and to really WANT that product or service you are placing before them with a price tag.

As this lens evolves, I'll be highlighting some of the ways to do both - keep 'em and make bank or make 'em leave and don't!

Stay tuned for more...

Terry Didcott

How to Make 'em Leave - or Why You Will Fail - Part 1

Edited for duplicate content 6th Nov 2007 - Terry Didcott

Here's an introduction to an article that you'll find over at The Honest Way website:

If you intend to make money online there is a great deal of work to do and a lot of stuff to learn if you don't want to join the staggering 95% of Internet Marketers who fail.

Choosing the correct domain name for your business and using an established professional web hosting company will give your online business a greater chance of success than using a free hosting company and leaving your visitors confused by a distracting array of baffling ads and banners which are nothing to do with your business. In this fascinating article, we'll look at some other things that can harm your business and potentially cause it to fail...

Books on Making Cash on Amazon

Principles of Marketing (Principles of Marketing)
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Get the basic principles right and you can go on to become a very successful marketer. This book shows you what you need to know.


Make Money by Going Wide

15th November 2007 - Terry Didcott

Updated 29th Jan 2008

The idea that you'll make money by going wide really relates to the process of spreading your self out across the Internet by creating more sites, lenses and blogs with the intention of inhabiting different niches.

Then populate those new sites with content, get them indexed and start selling affiliate products and generating income from CPC ads.

That's the theory and now I'm putting it into practice.

First, some extra wide sites that need indexing and the best way to do that is to write articles and post them at article directories like GoArticles or ezines like Ezine Articles. You get a backlink for each article from a high PR site that will get your new site indexed with the SEs fast - usually within a few days.

Then you have to work on getting traffic.

Well, the articles will bring a trickle to start with, so you'll need to do some social networking and get your sites known to more.

I have the luxury of a few PR3 blogs, so I can blog about them and push some traffic in their direction, as well as set up permanent one-way links that will also help not only with indexing but by gaining a PR of their own quickly so they can start on learning how to make money online.

Then there are these lenses that I have that have also gotten a little PR themselves. This one in particular is perfect for writing a short article on how to make money with additional sites, blogs and lenses and then linking to them.

This article originally linked to a lot of my other sites but I have since learned that doing that will only dilute the link juice given to each link, making them virtually worthless, so I have removed the links and concentrated on only one in this article.

There are lots more, but I simply haven't the time to add them all right now, so there will be more later and I will add them one at a time in their own specific article.

Of course there's not much point linking to all my sites from here, as links only carry weight when they come from sites in a similar niche, so there would be no point in me linking to health sites from this from home make money lens!

This is the best way to link to your sites.


Additional Info Update 25th march 2008

One very important point you need to be aware of with niche marketing that applies to everyone who is ever widening their circle of different subjects.

If you are using Adsense on your sites, make a point of keeping your best niches to yourself. While its highly commendable to help other people by giving away useful information, telling everyone what your niche sites are can come around and bite you in the ass.

It only takes one mean competitor to find your site and they can do a lot of damage to your make money online stream by reporting your site on some trumped up charge to Google.

While you may be completely innocent, Google acts swiftly and harshly to any reports it gets of sites that may be involved in spamming or black hat activities. Your totally innocent site could get de-indexed at the drop of a hat and it would then take you a lot of work and a lot of expensive time in terms of lost revenue to get your site re-indexed again.

So best keep them to yourself!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

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      RollinMao 9 years ago

      Great lense on Make Money Online. This also has a lot of tools to help people make money online.

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      Attraction 9 years ago

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      SuperPhil 9 years ago

      Good Stuff, tis need-to-know for newbies, like me.

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      TommyL LM 10 years ago

      Wow Terry, good stuff can be found here. I also have a lens on make money blogging. My honest Blog Mastermind review. Check my results too. 5 stars from me.

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      catch-cheating 10 years ago

      Great very informative lens, 5 star

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      CliveAnderson LM 10 years ago

      Another highly useful, informative lens here Terry. Some of the links offer some extremely interesting reading and details. A 5 star lens if ever I saw one. Thank You... Clive Anderson.

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