Wednesday, April 18, 2012

How Rich is Your Blog?

People have heard about how sometimes a random blogger hits the jackpot by parlaying the articles into a book or (as in the case of Julia and Julia) a movie. Obviously that doesn't happen very often but it does show the potential of writing a blog, even if you aren't shooting for stardom and are only hoping for some extra advertising cash. Writing an article rich blog has many benefits for a simple blogger.

The articles you write can make your blog show up at the top of search results if you:
1.Write original content
2.Put the article on a high profile ezine site as well as your blog.
3.Use words in your title that people search for

The second benefit of an article rich blog is that it gets your audience to stay on your page longer and after reading your article, browse around the other interesting tidbits you have on your blog. It opens up the door of curiousity. This of course, increases your chances of doing well with your advertising and sales.

Your blog ads should reflect the content and therefore the audience that is likely to visit your blog. You can hand pick what products you think your readers would be interested in. Some advertising spots that you definitely should check out and that don't require huge stats to approve your blog for ads are:

You can find many interesting products to place on your blog from either of these sites. You can also follow your statistics (click rate, sales, returns and such) on the site.

The third way to make your articles work for you is to place them on article sharing sites after they have made a splash on high traffic ezine sites (such as ezine articles Make sure the article sharing site requires the users to list your blog website address and your name when placed on someone elses site. By doing this, you reach out to a broader audience and get linked to other high traffic websites.

Happy writing and remember: write what you love to write and you'll find your blog becoming rich in content and maybe your wallet will get richer too!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Let The Average People Profit - We make up most of the population don't we? !

I think I can safely say that the majority of people in the world right now are doing everything they can to generate income. In countries such as the USA and Canada, there used to be a thriving middle class. People could afford most conveniences and led a fair and stable life. Times and global economic meltdown have changed that. The middle class (or 98%) of the population has been struggling to keep their houses, pay their bills and feed their families. The 2% of the population that flourishes, now are making more money then ever. For instance, I heard that the CEO's of some of Canada's businesses in communications (Cable TV, Telephone and Internet) are making 23 MILLION dollars a year as a salary. Wow...and they pay their employees just a little over minimum wage. Is it any wonder that the average person can barely afford to pay the cost of living?

I am sick of it. It is time that the average person can make money from the money we generate by using these services. Today I got a comment on one of my other posts from a lady that said to she had a way to make money and to click her blog page and find the link. I thought it was another money system scam link but out of curiosity I checked it out. I read through it and was stunned at how simple a concept it is. So I did publish her comment and I am giving my readers the opportunity to check it out as well. You do not pay anything into it, nor do you ask others to pay into it, so it is not a pyramid or MLM scheme. In these pyramid and mlm scams, a person pays into a program, gets people to sign up and then the money they put in is filtered down.
Click Here To See Definition of Pyramid Scheme
Although it does have the filter down aspect in it, they do not ask for money. If they are not asking for money, they are not filtering down money and it is not a pyramid scam. (NOTE, if they did ever require you to PAY INTO IT in the future, then that is a totally different ballgame) Note on their site they say they will never ask for payment in the future. By definition no money being invested and nothing being purchased or sold does not equal a scam. At worst the expectation that the site will fly and profit may be over zealous. So why are there reviews that say it is a scam?

The main reason for all the suspicion in these "reviews" is that the business address and registered owner seem to be located in different states. The registered business in Oregon has an agent Cathy Halverson listed as the owner for tax purposes. She is also an agent for many, many other businesses. This in itself is not that unusual. They do have a business office in Las Vegas, Nevada that has actual people attending it (which the scam reviewers do not state). The actual structure of directors and key members have not yet been determined. Since the clarity of the actual structure of the business is still to be determined, people are obviously raising concerns. Everyone wants to have a clear structure of a business and the people involved in it. Without that clarity, there is concern. That is valid, but calling it a scam before it has even launched is not valid.

The off shoot of this matter is that when people have suspicions, will advertisers actually use the site? Will there be profits to share with users? That remains unknown. That doesn't make it the site or it's business model a scam, it does mean that users must realize that signing up isn't going to get you income if there is no income to share. It took Google a lot of years to make money, Wazzub may be an up and coming search engine or it may fall flat on it's face. We can't know what the future is until it happens. I do feel that caution on expectations is important but I don't believe that Wazzub is a scam. At worst, it may be misleading in the event it doesn't make profits. At this point, there are not enough facts to paint it black or to give it a glowing recommendation.

Wazzub may just be what it says. A profit sharing search engine pre launch. Since I am not losing any money or investing any money, and no one else is investing any money or losing any money, there is nothing to lose.  At worst, the launch flat-lines and there is no profit for anyone to get paid from. Big deal, we still haven't lost anything but the hope of making money on it.  So, when you sign up, just keep that in mind.  You might not make any money at all.

Sometimes random things occur that can change our lives. This might be an innovative opportunity that can do the same.  It costs nothing and shares its (future) profits. When you sign up and verify your email, you will get your own reference number to send to anyone you want and hopefully it will grow to where you can start sharing in profits (if there are any) in the future. To me it is a shot that at worst, won't hit the target and at best will provide an opportunity to make some money.

Click Here, Let's Give it a Shot!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Your Blog: A launch Pad For Making Money

Your Blog: A launch Pad For Making Money

One of the simplest and most overlooked way to launch products is through a blog. It is the most cost effective and simply to set up. Anybody who intends to make money from home through the internet must have a strategy to succeed. A blog can be the smartest first step you take to begin your marketing strategy. It is simple and free to set up and can easily be optimized for traffic.

Blogs are a powerful launch pad for making online income. Unfortunately few people starting out at home income earning realize the power of blogging. Typically what happens is this: a person sees a product they want to sell or buys into an affiliate website and they think that it will run itself. This is partially because most affiliate sites claim to provide easy income or say the site is auto-run and no skill is required to start. The person buying it only realizes later that it does indeed take skill to make money on selling the product to other people. This is because any affiliate site or product site must get visitors. If no one sees your product or site, you will not make a dime. Getting traffic to affiliate sites can be a costly venture.

This is why just having an affiliate site without a blog to launch it is costly. The affiliate site you buy is called a mirror site. Mirror sites are automated and it is limited in terms of optimizing. You can't add any features for seo like meta tags, rss feeds, or make any html changes. Your options for an affiliate site marketing strategy alone are:

Adding the site to classified ad sites.
Buying ad words.
Buying promotional traffic.

What you can't do with your affiliate site is the main reason for failure. You can't add a rss feed. You can't add meta tags. You can't add your site to most high ranking directories. You can't add content to your site.

Unless you have money to spend on advertising your site your only free promotional option is through free classified ad sites. Obviously, this is a limited venture. You end up feeling very disappointed, ripped off and may spend a lot of cash just trying to get your product or site launched.

Create Your Own Money Making Blog or Make Your Current Blog Work For You!

A blog launch pad can change that. Let's look at all the ways you can effectively get traffic and optimize your blog.

You place all your product links or affiliate site links on your blog easily.
You can add your own meta tags for search engine optimization.
You can add your blog to endless directories to get traffic going.
You can write articles and place them with resource links to your blog.
You can add your blog to all the search engines manually.
You can have multiple products on your blog to maximize income.
There are many link to other sites that are relevant to your blog.

Blogs offer an opportunity to create highly relevant content and get traffic. The more targeted people that see it, the better your chance at making income. A blog can be your launch pad for a mirror site or any product, multiple products you want to make money on. You can optimize your blog very effectively in many proven ways that you can't with a mirror site or a simple product.