With so many “get-rich-quick” scams and schemes being introduced online everyday, people may have become skeptical about the possibility of earning money online or to have a successful online business. But even the most successful online businesses, search engines, and social networks had humble beginnings. And the reality is that in the 21st century, more and more businesses are ditching the unnecessary expenses of maintaining offline businesses for the convenience and cost-effective perks of having a successful online businesses. MakeCashSoon.com will help you get started. MakeCashSoon is an introductory blog for the rising internet entrepreneur. It serves as an informational resource for anyone who is interested in learning how to establish and successfully start an online business. MakeCashSoon is updated daily with the most effective business plans and strategies for starting your online business. Be sure to subscribe to the MakeCashSoon.com Newsletter to get insider hints and tips!
So you have already learned the ins and outs of HTML and you might have already found a web hosting provider and built a web site for additional practice. Now it is time to start blogging. A blog (short for web log) is a website framework that lets you manage content on a day-to-day basis. A good example of a blog is this site that you are currently on Make Cash Soon.
Why a blog?
In most cases, a blog is more simple to set up and easier to update and maintain content than on a traditional web site. If you eventually want to have a blog or already have one, it is important that you at least know something about HTML so that you can more easily manipulate the content that you post onto your Blog.
One of the easiest ways to make money with your blog is to use Google Adsense ads. These are little automated ads that web site owners or bloggers put on their web site and Blogs and earn money each time someone clicks on the ads. I have decided not to put Adsense ads on this site for a variety of reasons and just stick to good content but that should not sway you from experimenting with Google Adsense.
There are other ways of monetizing your blog which are signing up for affiliate programs and placing affiliate links strategically throughout your blog but there is no sense in making a web site or blog if you do not know how to generate traffic to it. There are a multitude of ways to generate traffic to your blog which I have explained in earlier posts and sections and will not explain here so, you will need to do your research into which methods will work best for you.
Becoming a guest poster is one of the most simplest ways to earn additional traffic to your site. In the Web world, more traffic usually translates to more potential buyers to your web site. So what is a guest poster you might ask? A guest poster is someone who has been given the privilege of posting articles to your blog.
Make Cash Soon also has a guest post section with information on how to sign up. In just a few short and simple steps, you can sign up as a guest poster to post relevant articles and information to this site. As long as it is related to the content that is already posted to this site, your posting will be approved.
So remember, if you are looking for additional ways of generating targeted traffic to your site, become a guest poster to your favorite blog and start reaping the benefits of sharing your knowledge.
When making a website, it is important that you design it so that it is search engine friendly. I call this “Google Proofing” your site. Just recently, Google has come up with a new algorithm update to penalize sites for having too many banner ads above the fold (or halfway point of the web page). So when making your site, it is essential that your are aware of how many ads you have on on your page and that you are not overdoing it.
Other ways to Google Proof your site is to make sure that each page has relevant title text and that you use the keywords of your title text within the content of the page. This will help your web pages receive the best rankings in search engines like Google.
Also, if you do nothing else, please make sure that your content is not scraped or “borrowed” from another site. Google frowns upon sites that do not have unique content and your site will be penalized in that search engine if your content is not unique.
There might become times with your online business that you lose a little steam because you don’t know whether or not what you are doing is going to pay off. When this happens, it is time to reassess your business and ask yourself why you started it in the first place. Was it just something you loved to do (a hobby) and it turned into your full-time gig or did it start out as a business venture that you wanted to make a lot of income out of? Usually when it is the former (a hobby) you end up staying motivated because it is your passion.
Getting into any business just because you think it is going to give you a lot of money, fame or anything in between is surely a recipe for disaster. If you enjoy helping people and you don’t mind sharing then starting an online business just may be for you. It takes many hours of input and revision and work to make a concept take off. If you stick with your passion and it doesn’t become as successful as you wanted, give it some time and keep revising it until it is something that you can be proud of. At the very least, you will come away with a mountain of information that you learned over the course of time.
So the next time you have second thoughts about your online venture, take a deep breath and list the positives about your business while addressing any short comings. Always look for ways to make it better and offer more than what you are asking for. That is one of the principles in the book “Go Giver” listed in my “Must Reads section. You’ll be surprised of the outcome of things when you decide to give a little more and in the process, you will stay on track and be motivated to continue.
So you have your web site up and running and you are looking for additional ways to generate some good traffic to your web site. You stumble upon a traffic exchange website and you think that it is almost too good to be true. You next go through their signup process and start spending valuable time viewing other sites to earn credits so that your site is shown in their network.
Traffic Exchange typically websites generate decent traffic to your website but they where they fail is many do not drive targeted traffic to your web site.
If you view your web logs from any of these traffic exchange web sites, you will most likely see that there is only one page viewed (your first page) and then a 100% bounce rate which either means visitors are not interested in your content or better, they might be saving your website for later viewing so that they can continue to look at more sites on the network to earn more credits.
If you are running ads on your front page and you are serving them on a Cost Per Impressions (CPM) basis, then you might not object to this type of traffic generation.
A couple of traffic exchange networks that I have come across that offer exceptional results are Link Referral and TrafficG. These two sites give pretty good traffic. Both are well laid out and have many members so you will have plenty of sites to view. The Link Referral website organizes sites by category so there is a good chance that the traffic that you receive will be somewhat target by visitor’s interests. The TrafficG system requires its users to view each site for a certain number of seconds before proceeding to the next site so you are at least guaranteed a few seconds worth of eyeballs to your site.
While not perfect, traffic exchange networks do provide traffic. If you are looking to increase your visitors, you might want to at least give a couple a try to see whether or not they will work for you.
So what is Viral Marketing? Viral Marketing is a type of marketing where your strategy is get others to exponentially promote your company by creating buzz. We see examples of viral marketing in practice all around us. An example of viral marketing includes developing and distributing eBooks with your content in it in hopes that it will spread throughout the Internet.
Another example of viral marketing is creating a catchy Youtube video and post it to YouTube and then through word of mouth, it spreads like wildfire giving it millions of views and free exposure.
Google might be the king of viral marketing. Remember when Gmail first came out and the only way you could get it was by getting invited to it? Everybody wanted it because it was the first 1 GigaByte (GB) storage for online email accounts. They created an artificial demand by making the invites scarce and before you knew it, it generated buzz.
So how can viral marketing benefit you? Viral marketing will benefit you if you have a limited marketing budget and you want to generate some buzz around a concept, product or service that you have to offer. If you have a web site, I encourage you to research and brainstorm at least ten ways to viral market your web site to launch it into the stratosphere. I’ll give you a head start, you can find the different “Share” widgets for WordPress if you have a blog and incorporate them into your blog. Even if you don’t have a bog, you can manually create share on Facebook and Tweet buttons directly from FaceBook and Twitter respectively.
Whichever method that you choose, be sure to explore all of the different ways that your idea can become viral thus, giving you ultimate traffic. So what are you waiting for? Go viral today!
In its very nature, a link exchange is a valuable partnership not to be forgotten about. Many online businesses decide to become partners and exchange links with like-minded businesses. Exchanging links is an older practice dating back to the days of Web 1.0 where search engines like Google heavily rewarded a web site for containing reciprocal links. What happened next pretty much ruined it for everyone, “link farms” began to sprout up then Google changed its rules to favor backlinks more so than reciprocal links.
So are link exchanges still valuable in this day and age? I would say yes as long as you don’t include pages upon pages of link exchanges to sites that have nothing to do with your site. A good link exchange partner can send relevant traffic to your web site or blog for many years to come and your new business relationship could possibly blossom into something bigger.
If you are looking for a good way to boost traffic to your blog or site, I highly recommend that you consider link exchanging (only with sites that closely are related to your own). Maybe a good 10 – 15 links would be a number to shoot for then you can determine the real benefit of the link exchanges by checking your web logs over time.
If you ask ten different people what a successful web site is, you will probably get ten different answers. So what exactly is a successful web site? Is it having a lot of traffic; a lot of sales, huge profit margins or is it successful just because you successfully got it launched? Honestly, I feel that success truly is in the eye of the goal setter.
A website is successful because it reaches the goals that you set for it. When it comes to benchmarking your web site, set small and specific goals to attain. I call these S.M.A.R.T goals. S.M.A.R.T goals are:
S = Specific
So if you are just starting out a website or even if you have had a site for awhile, be sure to set S.M.A.R.T goals to attain so that you will stay motivated and see steady progress on your creation.