I always say that making money online isn’t hard – but it requires hard work. Hard work like trying to find out the best way to do certain things and how to really expand, and succeed. If I had to start all over again I’d do a lot of things differently – and I mean a lot of things. But we all have to suffer our own setbacks to really appreciate how far we’ve come. (Or so I’m told at least;-) So here’s what I would do if I was completely new to making money online.
Another benefit is that follow my progress are as easy to use as a word processing application. It is easy to use by people who do not know how to program or in other words even a child of the age of 7 to 9 years can easily update his blog. As the blog developed programs, programmers have begun the transition. We now have several options to fit the blog and let it feel unique.
Sites like ehow pay good money for articles each month. A person just submits the articles once and is paid on a monthly basis ranging between $100 and $150. The articles should match up with what people search for the most on search engines; this creates a stream of people reading your articles and you are paid a commission per view.
Remember every product no matter how seemingly perfect for the task has what I call a ‘fatal flaw’. Tell it as it is! Your audience will appreciate your honesty and be more likely to trust any recommendations you make now and in the future.
Websites are more expensive to create and maintain than online blogs. Unless you are skilled with using HTML code, understand CSS scripts and how to use FTP, you will no doubt have to hire a webmaster to take care of these things for you. This of course costs money. Any future changes will also incur additional costs which could make owning a website less attractive for many.
On the other hand, I say this with a sheepish smile, since Blogs are free, I set up another blog in Google for my family and friends where I simply post pictures of the family and news about them. This I have no need to be picked up by web search engines, and just pass out the URL to my kids and close friends. Which is another way to use blogs.
Most affiliate programs will give you an affiliate website (sales page), banner or link to advertise. If you decide to advertise the affiliate program website you can not add or remove items from the website. Creating a blog and linking to your affiliate website gives you more control over design and content.
The days of having to deal with lineups and crabby sales assistants and poor selection are past us. You can buy virtually anything online and have it shipped to your door. Great customer service and easy return policies keep online business intact.