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Content is King. Get Traffic With Quality Content On Your Website; It’s a common saying in the business world, but it’s true. With all the changes Google has made in the last few years, the quality and length of the content you post online is more important than ever.



Even if you don’t depend on Google for traffic, the next best source of traffic (actually, it’s probably even more important than Google for most people) is viral traffic, and people don’t share crappy content. If you want to get traffic from social media without paying for it, you must be posting great content.

But creating killer content takes a lot of time and effort. Or… it can take a lot of time and effort. Fortunately, there are actually ways to reduce the time it takes to create great content. There are even ways to cut out the need to write content altogether, although you can’t get away with having no written content on your site unless it’s already an authority site or is getting a lot of traffic from social media. Google really needs to see some written content on a site.

In this guide, you’re going to learn how to create content without having to write all day every day. You’ll learn about different types of post that lessen the need to write, and different types of media that Google and your visitors will enjoy.

So let’s begin.

What Is Quality Content?

Alright, before we get started, we need to define what quality content actually is. You might think that quality content simply means being grammatically correct and having accurate information, but there are actually several different elements to creating quality content.

Let’s take a look at the elements of quality content:

  1. Interesting – Even the most useful content needs to be presented in an interesting way. Content that is boring isn’t going to be read to the end, nor is it going to encourage readers to view any of your other content.
  2. Entertaining – Not all content has to be extremely entertaining, but if it’s not useful, it should at least be funny or exciting.
  3. Useful – Unless your content is really interesting or entertaining in some way, it needs to be useful. Useful content like tutorials and educational material is quite popular both with readers and with search engines.
  4. Well Researched – Your content needs to be well researched, ideally from multiple sources.
  5. Factually Accurate – Obviously, your content must be factually accurate. If your site gets the reputation for distributing false information, people won’t come back.

Grammatically Correct

  1. Grammatically Correct – Not only should your content be grammatically correct for readers, but also for search engines. Google can tell if your content is grammatically correct, so it’s more important than ever to ensure your spelling, grammar, and punctuation are all correct.
  2. Long – Unfortunately, these days, Google wants long content. This change basically came about to combat all those spammy websites that were putting up 150 to 300-word articles that were very basic and didn’t really offer anything of value other than repeating keywords often for search engine rankings. These days, Google likes to see articles that are at least 1,000 words, and up to 3,000. There’s one way to avoid writing long content, and that leads us to the last element of great content.
  3. Mixed Media – Having other media is not only great for your visitors, but Google loves it, too. You do need to have some written content on your site, but having other forms of media is great for Google, great for visitors, and great for you!

Now that we have a basic idea of the type of content we should be creating, we’re going to look at some ways to make content creation much easier.

Easy Ways to Write Content

Written content is still an important part of the overall content creation process, and there’s really no way to get out of writing it unless you just outsource it or have solely user-generated content on your site, especially if you want to get Google traffic.

But there are ways to make the process easier, which we are going to talk about right now.



Quotes

Collections of quotes on particular topics are one easy way to create content, and you can add some unique content to them by writing your take on the topic.

For example, if you create a list of motivational quotes for entrepreneurs, you can let people know your personal favorite quotes and why you like each one, along with your interpretation of each.

Roundups

Roundups are a very popular type of blog post these days. Readers love them, because they get to discover a lot of information about a single topic in one place, and content creators love them because they don’t really have to write a lot of original content themselves other than descriptions of each item they are linking to.

In case you haven’t seen roundup posts, the basic process of creating one is something like this:

 

  1. Pick a topic.
  2. Find several different pieces of content online that fit the topic. It could be articles, videos, audio, or images, but ideally they should all be the same type of media. A good number for most purposes is between 5 and 20 items.
  3. Create an article that links to each item, along with a description of each. Your description of each link is the unique content that will attract search engine traffic and make your article interesting to readers.

Roundup posts do still require quite a bit of work to create, but they don’t require the same level of in-depth research that articles typically do, because you’re just writing descriptions of other people’s content. This is a great time saver.

Interviews

Interviews are great content, because you only have to write some questions, and the person you’re interviewing does most of the writing work. You just email the questions to your subject, and they email you their answers back.

You can interview pretty much anyone who knows anything about your topic, but ideally you want to interview someone who is fairly well known in your industry and has a following with the hopes that when the interview is posted on your site, they will tell their own followers about it and get you some additional traffic.

Re-Blogging

Re-bogging is taking someone else’s blog post or article and publishing it to your own site—with permission, of course. Sometimes people will allow you to post their content in its entirety, but a lot of the time they won’t want to risk the dreaded “duplicate content” issue, so they may ask you to post only excerpts.

But that’s actually a good thing, because you won’t have to worry about duplicate content, either.

Guest Posts

Guest posts are a great way to get free content written for you, but it’s tricky to find people to do guest posts unless you have a relatively popular website.

People generally want to write guest posts when they believe it will get them more traffic. In this case, you’ll have to convince people that a guest post on your site will be beneficial to them in some way.

Perhaps it will be because you do have significant traffic or social media followers, or it might be because your site has a high domain authority or page authority. Just make sure they understand there is value in writing for your site.

Other Forms of Media

Google loves to see all types of media on websites, because people like to consume content in all different forms. Now that fast internet is available in most areas of the world, content like pictures and videos has become much more popular.

Sites like YouTube and Pinterest are regularly among the highest traffic websites, because people love these forms of media—often more so than written content.

While you do still need to have written content on your site for SEO purposes, having other types of media also gives you a nice boost.

Let’s take a look at some of the different types of media you can add to your website in order to minimize the amount of writing and research you have to do, as well as to attract visitors who love alternate forms of media.

Slideshows

Slideshows have become incredibly popular these days, with a lot of major sites using them.

Because they focus so heavily on images, there is very little writing involved. All you have to do is write a very short blurb of content to go along with each image, or a caption or short description. Content creation doesn’t get much easier than slideshows!

When you create a slideshow, make sure you have a specific format to follow. For example:



  • Top 10 Antioxidant-Rich Foods
  • 15 Places To Visit Before You Die
  • 25 Actors Who Died Too Young

Then you just need to write a short paragraph describing each slide. For example, in the “15 Places To Visit Before You Die” slideshow, you’d describe the location, and tell people exactly why you’ve chosen that location as one of those must-visit places.

Video Roundups

Like roundups of written content, video roundups will save you a lot of time. All you have to do is find a few videos on YouTube that fit in with a single topic and embed them into a single blog post or web page, and write a commentary on each one. (Don’t just link to the videos, because you want the traffic to stay on your site.)

Your commentary could be your own description or thoughts on the content of the videos, or perhaps even an opposing viewpoint to the one presented.

Since videos take time to watch, its best to keep video roundups to a maximum of 10 videos per roundup, with 3-5 being the ideal number for most purposes.

Videos With Commentary

You can also make use of a single video by offering more in-depth commentary. Because there is a video, you don’t need to write 1,000+ words like you would in text-only articles. You can get by with 300 words or less if a video is included.

Music Roundups

Music roundups can be great content if you can find a topic that fits with the theme of your site. For example, you could round up mood music that goes along with particular holidays or events, or music that inspires certain moods, like romance, hard work, or exercise.

Infographics

While infographics aren’t quite as popular as they were when they first became popular, they are still a great way to present information on a topic without a lot of writing, and in a way people can easily digest and understand.

They are also great for attracting traffic via Pinterest, because they generally take up a lot of screen real estate and they do draw the eye in a sea of boring images.

Outsourcing Content

The easiest way to get content, of course, is outsourcing it. But it can be tricky to find quality writers who won’t just slap up a bunch of boring information and charge a fortune, or write in broken English.

That’s why it’s a good idea to use a company that has a rating system for writers that will let you get an overview of a potential writer before you decide to hire them.



Forums that have job boards can also be good places to find writers, because sometimes you’ll find feedback about those writers on the forum.

Be sure to ask for writing samples before you hire anyone, and have them write one paid article as a test before hiring them to write more.

Here are some sites to find quality writers:

 

>> http://www.upwork.com

 

>> http://www.textbroker.com

 

>> http://www.writeraccess.com

 

>> http://www.bloggingpro.com/jobs/

 

> http://problogger.com/jobs/

 

Conclusion

Having great content is crucial, but it’s incredibly time consuming to create content from scratch. Since Google wants longer content, writing a single article can take the better part of a day when you include the time to research the article, write it, and edit it.

But using the tips in this guide, you can significantly reduce the amount of time it takes to create content on your site. By using a mix of different types of media, and using a variety of sources for your content, you’ll not only make your own job easier, but you’ll make Google and your visitors happy, too.

You’ve learned a variety of methods for creating content faster and easier:

 

  • Outsourcing
  • Multiple forms of media
  • Roundups
  • Interviews
  • Guest posts
  • And others

Remember, it’s not just the quantity of content you post, but also quality. As long as you’re focused on creating content that will appeal to both visitors and Google, you’ll be fine.

Best of luck, i hope you liked this post.

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Amazon / How To Make Money

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Amazon / How To Make Money. Amazon is the world’s biggest and most popular ecommerce website, and the 8th most popular website in the United States. Millions of people shop the site every day, and Quantcast estimates over 71,000,000 people visit the website each month.



https://www.quantcast.com/amazon.com

Unlike most other ecommerce websites, Amazon isn’t actually self-contained. A large number of the products sold through their website are sold by other companies and individuals, making it an incredible opportunity to reach a built-in audience that shops there religiously.

One of the major ways Amazon has accomplished such a vast marketplace is through their Amazon Prime program. This program allows people to get greatly reduced 2-day and overnight shipping on a large number of items on the Amazon website for a yearly fee. The ability to get inexpensive shipping, and the fact that people have already paid money for the Prime annual fee, means some of those customers shop almost exclusively at Amazon.

If you’d like to learn how you can access these millions of passionate shoppers, read on. In this guide, you’re going to learn the basics of Amazon FBA, and how it can make you big money without a lot of upfront investment.

What is Amazon FBA?

Amazon’s FBA program, which stands for Fulfillment By Amazon, allows companies and individuals to sell products on the Amazon website. You send your products to Amazon fulfillment centers, and they handle all of the shipping and customer service. Once you’ve send your products to Amazon, they handle all of the hassles.



Some of the features of the FBA program include:

  • Free shipping for orders over $35
  • Amazon Prime shipping
  • Competitive pricing to encourage purchases
  • Customer service

If you’re looking for a business that is nearly passive income, Amazon FBA is a great option. Sure, it’s not entirely passive. You will have to search for inventor, upload information about your products, and ship the products to Amazon’s warehouse, but you don’t have to handle shipping the products to individual customers, tracking inventory, dealing with customer service, complaints, and returns, or any of that.

The FBA system just makes it incredibly easy to sell online, and it costs very little to get started.

How FBA Works

The FBA process is actually a lot simpler than most people think. It’s a 5-step process that requires you to send your inventory and upload your listings.

You can also sell on Amazon without having any inventory, allowing you to use drop shipping. We’ll cover that in a later chapter. Drop shipping is a way you can get started without spending money on inventory upfront.

The process is simple:
  1. Upload your listings to Amazon’s Seller Central.
  2. Send your products to Amazon’s warehouse.
  3. Amazon receives your inventory and handles inventory management.
  4. A customer orders your product.
  5. Amazon locates your product in their warehouse and ships your product directly to the customer.
  6. Amazon handles any customer service issues and returns.

As you can see, most of the work is done by Amazon. Once you’ve uploaded your product information to their website and sent the products, Amazon handles everything else. This allows you to sell your products without the hassle of owning your own ecommerce website.

Individual or Professional

There are two types of accounts that can sell items through the Fulfilled by Amazon program: Individual and Professional.



 

The Individual level is free, and allows users to sell on Amazon without paying a monthly fee, but you must pay a $0.99 per item fee for every item you sell, on top of paying the standard fees (referral fees and closing fees.) If you think you will sell more than 40 items per month, it makes sense to go ahead and sign up for the professional account, because you’ll end up paying the equivalent of the $39.99 in all those $0.99 charges, anyway.

The Professional level is currently $39.99 per month. You still have to pay the referral fees and closing fees for the items you sell, but you do not have to pay the $0.99 per item fee, which means you can virtually sell an unlimited number of items with that $39.99 account.

The Professional level also has a few other benefits, such as:
  • The ability to use third-party apps like Scoutify
  • The ability to sell items that are not already listed on Amazon
  • The ability to sell in the restricted categories (such as grocery, beauty, entertainment collectibles, health & personal care, clothing, shoes, and many others)
  • The ability to create bundles of items

You can see a full list of the restricted categories here:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=14113001

This page lists those categories that one must get approval to sell in, and Individual Sellers can NOT apply for approval. This means Individual Sellers are listed to only a very small number categories, which, of course, limits potential income and profits, as well.

If you don’t have the $39.99 available to join, there’s a 1-month free trial, but keep in mind that you’ll also be buying items to send to Amazon, which means you need some cash available for that, as well.

Overall, it’s a very good idea to go ahead and get the Professional Seller account. If you’re serious about making money on Amazon, you’re likely to make up for that fee quickly. However, wait to sign up for the paid account until you have inventory ready to send to Amazon, because you don’t want to waste any of your monthly fee while you’re still looking for something to sell.

Finding Products

The first thing you need to do is figure out what type of products you’d like to sell. You may already have products you’re interested in selling, but if not, you’ll need to source products.

You can use one of several apps to scan barcodes for products you’re interested in selling in order to find out how well that item is currently selling, how much it is currently selling for, and how much profit you’re likely to make on that item.

Here are some of the most popular apps for this:
  • Profit Bandit
  • Scoutify
  • Seller Mobile
  • FBAScan

These apps can be found on the iOS app store, and some are also on Google and other Android app stores.

Many beginning sellers use apps such as these to scan products they find on sale locally to see if they can make a profit.

Some places you can search for items to sell include:
  • Wholesale warehouses like Sam’s Club and Costco
  • Clearance racks
  • Thrift stores
  • Garage sales
  • Flea markets
  • Discount stores
  • Auctions
  • BOGO (buy one, get one free) deals
  • Bulk deals
  • Overstock stores and websites

Be sure that anything you buy is in the best possible condition, because if a customer returns an item, you are responsible for that.

For example, if Amazon has already paid you (and you’ve had no new sales since then) and a customer returns an item, Amazon could charge your credit card for the full price that buyer paid. Otherwise, the amount will be deducted from whatever Amazon currently owes you.

About Competition

You need to consider is competition. If you find a product you’re interested in selling, it’s important to be sure there aren’t already a large number of sellers who are selling exactly the same product, because it will cut into your profits if too many people are selling it.

Cashing In On Holidays

If you want to make the most money possible from the Amazon FBA program, it’s very important to cash in during the holidays. The season between Halloween and Christmas is, by far, the biggest shopping time of the year, and many sellers report as much as half of their yearly Amazon income being a result of the holiday shopping season.

Toys, of course, are the biggest seller. Any type of holiday jewelry and clothing items are usually big sellers. Holiday decorations are usually hot sellers, especially those things that tend to sell out near Christmas, such as twinkling Christmas lights and ornaments that feature popular characters.

The main reason this season is so lucrative is that people will often pay a lot more money for an item if it is an item on a loved one’s Christmas list.

Remember the 80’s and 90’s when there were physical fights over Cabbage Patch Kids and Power Rangers? These days, people aren’t as likely to fist fight over a doll as they are to just go online and search for that toy. And they’re willing to pay a premium to avoid the hassle of pushing through a crowd to try to find that item locally.

Pay close attention to pricing

Pay close attention to pricing during this season. You want to price around the same as the lowest current price, but not too much. Let’s say the lowest price seller has only 20 of a particular item. If it is a relatively popular item, that seller will probably sell out quickly. If you’ve priced lower than they have, you’ll sell yours first, BUT you will lose out on some profit. If you price the SAME as the lowest seller, theirs may sell first, but yours will likely still sell and you will make more profit than if you’d priced lower.

There may be times when someone comes along and prices far lower than you, and this may persuade you to lower your own price. This is rarely ever a good idea, especially during the holidays. If their price is far lower, they will probably sell out very quickly, and then your price will be lowest again.

Be patient!

Getting Started

Let’s go over the basic process you’ll probably follow every time you purchase anything to sell on Amazon.

Remove Labels

If you’ve purchased items retail (on clearance, for example), you will have to remove any of the stickers and labels the store may have put onto the product.

You can use a product like Goo Gone to remove the labels, or use an item called Scotty Peelers to make the job easier and faster. Just be careful, as you don’t want to damage the product or its packaging when removing the labels. Some sellers also swear by using rubbing alcohol and a scraper.

Package the Products

Next, you must package the items for shipment to Amazon’s warehouses. Amazon is particular about the type of packaging it wants you to use. Once you get used to this, it will be easier. At first, you’ll have to carefully check Amazon’s requirements before you package the items.

Generally, you’ll have to place items into poly bags to protect them during the shipping process. Anything fragile (like glassware) must be wrapped in bubble wrap.

Enter the Inventory

You can use a service like Inventory Lab (www.inventorylab.com) to manage your inventory and make your job a lot easier. This service has a lot of helpful features, but it comes with a monthly fee of $49 per month. If you can’t afford this at the moment, you can certainly enter your products manually.

Here’s a page that tells you more about how to enter your inventory:

 http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=hp_rel_topic?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200242990

Choose your Pricing

Most people suggest that you should match the second or third lowest price that is currently available on Amazon for your product, but you’re not likely to move inventory very quickly that way. If you want to move inventory quickly, instead, try matching the current lowest price. (Don’t undercut, or you will probably end up losing out on some profit.) Only undercut when it is clear your products are not going to move without doing so.

Label Products

It’s a good idea to label every product, because Amazon will usually have you send multiple shipments of your products so you can send some to one warehouse and some to another.

This helps them save money on shipping, and get products to buyers faster, because they keep products at multiple warehouses and ship from whichever one is closest to the buyer.

Labeling every single product, and not just those Amazon asks you to label, will help you keep track of your shipments easier. You will be able to tell if you’ve correctly packaged each shipment, which will save you time.

The Dymo LabelWriter is a product that isn’t extremely expensive, but will save you a lot of time. You can print your labels with it (these labels go over the existing UPC to identify the product to Amazon as YOURS, specifically) and will just make your job a lot easier.

Box Items

You can get boxes for around $1 to $2 each at office supply stores or Walmart. You might be able to get them cheaper in bulk, and if you can do that, it’s a good idea to do so. Anything you can do to save money is a great idea.

Weigh the Packages

Once you’ve packed your items into shipping boxes the way Amazon has instructed you to do, it’s time to weight the packages. If possible, invest in a shipping scale so you can be certain you’ve got the right weight. A good shipping scale may cost over $100, but if you can’t afford that, you can weigh yourself on a bathroom scale, then weigh yourself holding the package, and subtract the difference.

This isn’t nearly as accurate as using a shipping scale, but it will do until you can get one.

Print the Labels

After you put the weight of your packages into Amazon, they’ll generate shipping labels for you. These labels come in two parts. One is for UPS to use in shipping, and the other is an inventory control section for Amazon so the warehouse knows what is inside the box when they receive it.

Simply print the labels, cut them out, and tape them to the top of the box. You can put one label on each flap of the box so they aren’t damaged when the box is open. Be sure to cover the labels well with packing tape to keep them from getting damaged during shipping.

Ship the Packages

Finally, it’s time to ship the packages to Amazon’s warehouses. You can either take them to a UPS store or have UPS pick them up from your house. The choice is yours.

Conclusion

Amazon’s massive built-in market is just waiting for sellers like you to access them. They’re looking for products to buy right this moment, and if you aren’t selling, you’re missing out on the potential of big profits.

Remember, selling on Amazon isn’t a guaranteed way to make a profit. You still have to make wise purchases, price correctly, and follow trends. You must also make sure you get in on the extremely lucrative holiday season.

Don’t forget to try out some of the apps that make finding products to sell a lot easier. These apps could mean the difference between making a decent profit and losing your shirt.

You might be tempted to give up if your first few products don’t sell quickly, but don’t. Most sellers find that if they stick with it, they do eventually end up learning which products will sell and which will not, making it a lot easier to make a profit. Don’t give up!

I wish you the best of luck with our endeavors, and may you find plenty of profitable products!

 

Good luck!

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How To Become A Freelance Expert

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Learn the secrets of getting freelancing success! In this article named: How To Become A Freelance Expert. What is Freelancing? Freelancing is one of the best ways to earn money, because there’s such a high demand for services such as graphics design, website design, and writing. Sure, there is also a lot of competition to deliver these services, but it’s a lot easier than you probably think to set yourself apart from the competition.



A lot of people prefer freelancing, because you don’t have to be tied down to a certain location at a certain time, and you have the potential to earn a lot more money for the time you spend working than you would if you were working for someone else.

There are a lot of benefits to working on a freelance basis, but there are also some drawbacks, and we’ll discuss a few of those so you can make a more informed decision as to whether or not you’d like to give it a try.

In this guide, we’re going to take a look at some of the more common ways you can earn money freelancing, as well as some lesser-known methods and places you can find work.

We’ll also take a look at some of the ins and outs of freelancing to help you decide if it’s really right for you.

So let’s get started.

Potential Drawbacks

You probably already know most of the positive aspects of freelancing, such as the potential to make more money and the ability to work in your underwear at home or even on the beach in Tahiti. Pretty cool, right? But there are a few drawbacks to consider, as well.

Let’s take a look at a few of the drawbacks that might make you reconsider freelancing. (Remember, you can always do freelance work while employed traditionally if you’re not ready to leap right into full-time freelancing. In fact, that’s usually the best idea!)

Taxes

Ugh, taxes. It’s something you don’t think much about when you work a normal job, because your taxes get taken out of your check and the only time you really have to worry about it is tax season when you have to file your taxes.



But when you’re a freelancer, you have to worry about taxes all the time. You have to save money from every payment to cover taxes, and it really hurts when you have to write out that check to Uncle Sam, because it all comes in one lump sum—unless you pay your taxes quarterly.

Taxes for a freelancer can be pretty complicated, so if you aren’t a tax professional, you’ll probably want to hire one to help you—at least in the beginning.

A good accountant will be able to teach you the basics of recordkeeping for tax purposes, and they’ll also help you when it comes to filing your taxes, so it’s a great idea to get a consultation with one as soon as possible.

Interruptions

Interruptions are huge productivity killers in any workplace, but if you work from home you’ll soon discover it’s much worse. People think that because you work at home, you’ll be free to talk to them, hang out with them, do them favors, etc. as if you didn’t work at all. And if you protest, they get offended as if you don’t want to talk to them at all.

People who have never worked from home will never truly grasp what it’s like, so there’s really no easy way to help them understand that they can’t just expect you to have the ability to drop whatever you’re doing at any moment for them.



For this reason, it’s a very good idea to turn off your cell phone and go into a room with a closed door while you work. Ideally, you might even want to rent office space so you can have more privacy while you work. This may not always be possible, but if you can, office space in many areas is remarkably affordable.

Instability

Finding work as a freelancer isn’t guaranteed, and you may find the lack of a guaranteed paycheck is too much to deal with. Because work is so unstable, especially in the beginning, many freelancers work a full-time or part-time job to supplement their income.

You can increase your chances of finding work consistently by putting yourself in as many freelance marketplaces as possible, presenting a professional portfolio of work, and seeking references and testimonials that may help others choose you over their competition.

Lack of Benefits

One huge thing that is a deal-breaker for a lot of potential freelancers is the lack of any benefits such as retirement and health insurance. While a lot of jobs don’t offer such benefits, either, most people don’t end up staying at those jobs for very long.

Health insurance for the self-employed is outrageously expensive, but if your income is relatively low you can qualify for Medicaid, or at least a reduced price on your health insurance.

Retirement is a huge issue, and it’s important to start saving early. Self-employed individuals should start an IRA (Individual Retirement Account) as early as possible and contribute the maximum amount possible to be sure they have money available for retirement, because they won’t be paying money into Social Security and thus cannot collect any when they retire.

Remember, there are drawbacks to everything—even traditional jobs. Freelancing may not be for everyone, but for others, it’s the only thing that makes them happy.

Services

First, we’re going to talk about some of the different services you might be interested in offering as a freelancer. Some of these will probably be obvious, but since you might not immediately think of all of them.

 

There are so many different services you could potentially offer to clients, and you can make money with whatever you find most interesting and have the most talent and ability to do.

Writing

Writing is the first thing most people think of when it comes to freelancing, because it’s the one thing that doesn’t take a lot of natural talent or technical training to do. Most people have enough of a grasp of basic English spelling, grammar and punctuation to take at least basic writing jobs.

In fact, some freelance designers or programmers do writing work on the side to supplement their income in between design jobs.

Because writing has a fairly low barrier to entry, it’s also highly competitive and doesn’t pay as much as some other types of freelancing. A simple article can pay as low as $1.50, but more complex jobs, especially if they need to be very high in quality, can pay significantly more.

There are many different types of writing you can do as a freelancer. For example:

  • Blog posts and articles
  • Short reports
  • Non-fiction e-books
  • Fiction (books, stories, poetry, etc.)

Different types of work pay different amounts, but technical writing and fiction writing (such as ghostwriting romance books for authors) can pay quite a lot.

Design

Design requires a little bit more technical ability than writing, but if you have the aptitude for it and the experience, you can make good money doing all types of freelance graphic work.

At the basic end of the design spectrum are things like advertising banners and book covers. These require only a graphics program like Photoshop or GIMP, some stock photos, and a decent level of talent.

At the higher end are projects like posters, as well as projects that require some more technical ability like designing websites and user interfaces for apps and programs.

Here are some ideas for the types of graphics you can create:

  • Book covers for authors
  • Advertising banners
  • Posters and flyers
  • Websites and blogs
  • Logos

If you want to get work as a designer, it’s extremely important to create a good portfolio with examples of what you can do. If you have never done a particular type of work before, create a few examples for your portfolio, even if they are fictional. (For example, create a cover for a book that doesn’t exist, or create your own version of the cover of a popular book.)

You could also offer to do work for people for free in the beginning to build your portfolio, but keep in mind that even if you’re offering free work, some people will want to see what you can do before they commit to working with you so they don’t waste your time and theirs if they end up not liking what you produce.

Artwork

If you’re a talented artist in any medium, there’s a great opportunity for you to earn money with that talent. Gone are the days when the only way an artist could make money was by selling original paintings. These days, artists have a lot of possibilities for earning!

  • Portraits and caricatures
  • Other commissions
  • Book cover art
  • Children’s book illustration
  • Art for apps and video games
  • T-shirts, posters, and other items to sell
  • Prints of artwork (possibly framed for hanging on the wall)

These are just a few ideas of ways you can make money as a freelance artist. There is a nearly endless number of other ways!

Voiceovers

If you have a good voice and don’t have a very thick accent of any kind, you might want to consider doing voiceover work.

Voiceover work is simple and requires very little technical knowledge. As long as you can read well, speak clearly, and perform basic computer functions, you can offer your voice for videos, audiobooks, and other projects.

The only things you’ll really need for voiceover work are:

  • A decent computer
  • Audio processing software
  • A good microphone (a must)
  • A location good for recording (such as a closet)
Video Editing & Creation

Video editing is a more advanced skill that requires a little more technical knowledge and ability, but if you have the talent for it, you can make very good money creating videos and editing those that other people have created.

Video is quickly taking over text and photos as the media of choice online, and many individuals and companies are using them for a variety of promotional purposes.

Videos can be used for publicity, such as when celebrities post them on Facebook or Instagram. They can be used to promote something specific, such as when a restaurant posts a video of their newest dish and a limited time price promotion. Or they could be used in many other ways to publicize, promote, and sell.

Videos don’t have to be extremely complex. In fact, they don’t necessarily even have to contain any video. They could be just slideshows of photos or graphics with text, music, or voiceovers. Sometimes that format is even more effective than traditional videos.

Other Ideas

There are many other ways you can make money from home or on a freelance basis. Some of them include:

  • Keyword research
  • Photo editing
  • Translation
  • Photography
  • Programming and app creation
  • Selling crafts online
  • Selling used items online

These are just a few ideas. What’s your greatest talent? What’s the thing you enjoy doing most? Chances are, you can find a way to make money with it!

Finding Work

Finding work is generally the most difficult part of freelancing. In almost every area (writing, design, etc.) there is a ton of competition. And by “a ton”, I mean thousands upon thousands of people competing for the same jobs.

But don’t feel hopeless! The fact is, most of the competition is severely unprepared for the available jobs and many people just don’t know how to get them.

In this section, you’re going to learn about some of the various ways to find work as a freelancer, and how you can stand out from the competition in order to get more jobs and command a higher rate for your work.

Your Portfolio

One of the most important elements of being a successful freelancer is having a stellar portfolio available that shows your best work. (Be sure to ask every client before you use their project in your portfolio. There are many reasons a client might not want their project to appear, and you don’t want to have a client upset because you used their project without permission.)

A good way to create a portfolio is by setting up a website with WordPress. WordPress is much easier for the average user to use than standard HTML and CSS. Of course, if you’re more comfortable with HTML and CSS, you can use that instead. WordPress just makes website

setup a lot quicker and easier for those who aren’t well-versed in HTML and CSS.

Your portfolio should feature some of your best work, as well as contact information and testimonials. Testimonials should ideally include a photo of the person giving it, as well as a link to their website or contact information in case potential clients would like to verify the testimonial.

So what if you don’t have any work to show?

The best thing you can do is either make some samples that are meant simply to show your talent, or just take a few simple projects for free or at a heavy discount in order to build your portfolio.

Don’t use a free hosting service for your portfolio unless you are able to have your own domain name for it. It’s just not professional to host your site on a free server, and you may run into downtime issues that could cost you business. Hosting is only about $10 per month.

Fiverr

One of the quickest and easiest ways to find work is through Fiverr and other similar sites.

>> http://www.fiverr.com

Don’t think you must charge only $5 for your work. As the name of the site implies, most items are priced at $5, but you can also have upcharges that can increase the amount of money you receive for the work.

For example, you could write articles at 300 words for $5, and offer 600-word articles for $10 and 1,200-word articles for $15. People would order the 300-word article and add the upgrade to receive a longer article.

There are also some alternatives to Fiverr you can check out:

 

>> http://www.fiverup.com

 

>> http://www.gigbucks.com

 

>> http://www.zeerk.com

 

>> http://market.source-wave.com/

 

>> http://www.seoclerks.com

 

> http://www.microworkers.com

One of the most popular places for finding work as an artist is at DeviantArt.com (http://www.deviantart.com). You can create an artist portfolio on the site, including different galleries with different types of artwork, and contact information to let people who are interested in your work contact you.

Other sites you can use to sell artwork, crafts, and other items include:

>> http://www.art.com

 

>> http://www.amazon.com

 

> http://www.ebay.com>> http://www.cafepress.com

 

>> http://www.etsy.com

 

>> http://www.fineartamerica.com

 

Webmaster Forums

Webmaster forums can be a fantastic source of freelance work of all kinds. They often have thousands of active members daily, and many of them need services such as the ones we’ve discussed on a regular basis. Make a good name for yourself on these forums and you could end up with more work than you can handle!

Here are some of the more popular forums:

>> http://forums.digitalpoint.com

 

>> http://www.warriorforum.com

 

>> http://www.webmasterworld.com

 

>> http://www.sitepoint.com

 

>> http://www.webhostingtalk.com

 

> http://forums.seochat.com

Freelance Websites

The most obvious place to find work is through various freelance websites. Many of these are very well known, and get a tremendous amount of traffic. Yes, there is a lot of competition, but you can stand out from the competition in a number of ways.

First, you can make sure your profile and portfolio are the best they can be. Make sure you have plenty of quality examples of your work so people feel more assured that you can deliver what you say you will.

Next, you can work hard to complete jobs quickly to build feedback so people will trust you more than others. This is key, because people are rarely patient when it comes to getting work done.

Finally, you can compete on price by trying to be the lowest bidder, at least in the beginning. As you’re building feedback and a portfolio, you shouldn’t worry too much about money. Just take the jobs that fit your skillset at the best price you can get. You can charge more later, once you have built your business.

Here are some of the most popular freelance websites where you can try to find work:

>> http://www.upwork.com (formerly Odesk)

 

>> http://www.toptal.com

 

>> http://www.elance.com

 

>> http://www.freelancer.com

 

>> http://www.guru.com

 

> http://www.peopleperhour.com>> http://www.ifreelance.com

 

>> http://www.99designs.com (design contests)

 

Writing Websites

Writing gig websites don’t typically pay much, but they’re great for finding work in between regular jobs, and they help you build valuable writing experience you can use later.

Here are some popular sites:

>> http://www.freelancewritinggigs.com

 

>> http://www.textbroker.com

 

>> http://www.wordgigs.com

 

>> http://www.skyword.com

 

>> http://www.copypress.com

 

>> http://www.iwriter.com

 

http://www.constant-content.com

Conclusion

Freelancing is not for everyone. You have to deal with taxes, the potential instability of income, constant interruptions, having to motivate yourself, and more. Not everyone can deal with these things. But if you can, you can make more money and have more freedom than almost any job could provide.

 

Best of all, you don’t need some ridiculously expensive college degree. Employers often expect you to have a degree, even if you’re far more talented and experienced than other candidates. Why would you go into debt with student loans only to end up making less working for someone else than you could working as a freelancer?

 

You must treat it like a regular job if you want to be successful. Create a regular work schedule and stick to it as much as you can. Try to minimize distractions. And be sure to let your friends and family know that when you’re working, you can’t be interrupted.

Don’t expect to make a fortune right away. Like any type of business, it takes a while before you start seeing good results, because you need time to build a reputation and get into the swing of things fully. But once you do, the sky’s the limit!

 

Best of luck with your new freelance business!

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How To Become A Facebook Ad Geek

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If you want to know how to become a Facebook Ad Geek, keep reading this article; Facebook has an enormous reach of as many as 1+ billion daily active users, which makes it a very attractive target for marketers. Their ad platform is relatively simple to use, however it’s difficult to use well.



Most people tend to lose money on their Facebook ads.

Don’t let that dissuade you from using them. Facebook ads can be remarkably profitable if they are used correctly. However, most people don’t know how to best utilize them.

The documentation on Facebook’s page is long, elaborate and complex. It takes hours just to make it through all of the instructional material, and it often leaves people even more confused than they were before they started reading it.

Indeed, there are a lot of different options, so it can be difficult to know which type of ad might work best for you. If you choose the wrong type, it could mean a lot of money wasted.

In this guide, you’re going to learn about some of the different ad types, where on the site they appear, and how to get the most out of each one.

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So let’s delve right into Facebook Ads so you can get started with your first ad as quickly as possible.

Understanding Facebook Ads

Facebook has a number of different ad placements and ad types. There isn’t a single type or placement that is best for every situation, so you may have to do some testing to find the right one for your needs.

Additionally, not all ad types are available in all placements. For example, you currently cannot place an ad for a Facebook app or an off-site website in the Mobile News Feed.



Here is a table that shows some of the different types of ads and their potential placements:

  Mobile News Feed Desktop News Feed Right Side Column
Page Post Ads YES YES YES
Page Like Ads YES YES YES
Mobile App Install YES   YES
Facebook Apps      
Domain Ads     YES
Sponsored Stories YES YES YES

Facebook has a section in their Desktop Help section that defines Facebook ads and tells a little about them.

 

Here’s what the page says:

 

What are Facebook Ads?

 

We strive to show ads that are relevant and interesting to you and your friends.

Here are the facts about Facebook Ads:

 

  • Ads can appear in New Feed, on the right column, and on the Facebook log out Page.
  • Ad content is sometimes paired with news about social actions that your friends have taken, like liking a page.
  • Your friends might see news about the social actions you have taken in Facebook Ads. This news will only be shown to your confirmed friends and will adhere to applicable privacy settings you’ve set for your account. If a photo is used, it’s your profile photo and not a photo from your photo albums.
  • Facebook doesn’t sell your info to advertisers.
  • Facebook actively enforces policies that help protect your experience with third-party apps and ad networks.

    Getting Started

    The first thing you need to do is locate the Create Ad link on the left side of Facebook, after you’ve logged in. This is located in the menu underneath the “Pages” category.

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    On the next page, Facebook will ask you “What’s your advertising objective?”

    How To Become A Facebook Ad Geek

If you mouse over each of these categories, it will tell you a little bit about that particular ad type so you can choose the right one for your purposes.

Facebook has a great instructional page that teaches you the basics of setting up a Facebook Ad. Here are the step-by-step directions they outline:

1 Choose your advertising objective:

Go to www.facebook.com/ads/create to choose your advertising objective and start creating your ad.

What is an advertising objective?

Your advertising objective is what you want people to do when they see your ads. For example, to like your Page. When you choose an advertising objective, we’ll help you create ads that help you achieve that advertising objective. You can track how your ads are helping you achieve your advertising objective in ads manager.

What objectives can I choose from?

Clicks to Website: Get people to visit your website.

  • Website Conversions: Promote specific conversions for your website. You’ll need aconversion pixelfor your website before you can create this ad.
  • Page Post Engagement: Promote your Page posts.
  • Page Likes: Get Page likes to grow your audience and build your brand.
  • App Installs: Get people to install your mobile or desktop app.
  • App Engagement: Get people to use your desktop app.
  • Offer Claims: Create offers for people to redeem in your store.
  • Event Responses: Increase attendance at your event.

2Create your ad:

Choose images for your ad and write the text for it. You’ll be able to see a preview of your ad on the right side.

Select Images for your Ad: Use up to 6 images to create more ads in your campaign at no extra cost. The more images you select, the more we can use to figure out what is performing best and deliver that one to achieve your objective.



Image recommendations for ads that appear in News Feed:

 

  • The recommended image size is 600×225 pixels
  • The image you use for your ad may not include more than 20% text in the image if you want it to appear in the News Feed.

How To Become A Facebook Ad Geek

Learn more about choosing images for your ad.

 

Edit Text and Links:

 

Edit the text and links for your ad. You’ll be able to see a preview of your ad on the right side.

 

The text limit for your headline and text will depend on what your advertising objective is. The character limit when you edit your text will ensure that the people you’re trying to reach will be able to see your entire message. You can learn more about the specific text limits for each ad product in the Ads Product Guide.

How To Become A Facebook Ad Geek

 

  1. Choose your audience:

 

After creating your ad, you’ll be able to identify the best audience to target.

 

  1. Choose your campaign, budget and schedule:

 

Name your campaign, select your budget, and set the schedule for your campaign.

 

  1. Set your bid and price:

 

Select your budget and set the schedule for your campaign. Unless you’ve chosen Advanced Options in the goals section, you’ll pay for impressions (CPM). These impressions will be optimized so your ad shows to the people most likely to help you reach your goal. For example, if you want more people to install your app, your ad will be shown to the people who are most likely to install your app.

After you name your campaign and select your budget and schedule, place your order or review your ad so you can start reaching your audience.

Category Types

Some of these categories have multiple types. For example, some ads can be text only, text and photo, or text and video. Here are the various ad types, along with their descriptions (The part in parentheses is added to further explain the text on the Facebook website.):

Page Likes

Create ads to build your audience on Facebook. (Helps you get more likes to your Facebook pages.)

Page Post Engagement

Create ads that boost your posts and increase likes, comments, shares, video plays and photo views. (Helps you to get your posts seen by more of your fans and the friends of your fans.)

Click to Website

Create ads to encourage people to visit your website. (Helps you get more visits to your blog or website.)

This type, also called a Domain Ad, is 100×72 pixels along with a 25 character link title and up to 90 characters of text.

Website Conversions

Create ads to promote specific actions for people to take on your website. You’ll need to use a conversion-tracking pixel to measure your results. (Helps you get more opt-ins, sales, etc.)

App Installs

Create ads to encourage people to install your app. (Helps you get more installs of your mobile app.)

An App Install ad can be found in the right column. The title of the post is the name of your app, and can be up to 25 characters. You can have an image that is 100×72 pixels along with 90 characters of text.

App Engagement

Create ads to get more activity on your Facebook app. (Helps you get more people to use your Facebook app.)

Event Responses

Create ads to promote your event. (Helps you get more people to attend a Facebook event.)

Offer Claims

Create ads to promote offers you created. You’ll need to use an offer you create on Facebook or create a new one right here. (Helps you get more people to claim the offers you create on the Facebook website. These are offers people would claim in your brick and mortar store or your online store.)

Text in Ads

As you create your ad, you need to keep text limits in mind. Most ads have specific limits for the number of characters you can have in your ad. If you go over that, your text will be truncated, meaning the last words will be cut off and your add will end with “…”

Titles can generally have up to 25 characters, and text blocks can have 90 characters. With so few characters allowed, you need to be sure absolutely every word in your ad is vital to the message you want to convey.

Choosing an Audience

How To Become A Facebook Ad Geek

Choosing your audience is one of the most critical elements of ad creation. If you don’t target properly, you’ll be wasting money daily.

From the Facebook User Guide to the Ads Create Tool:

How to Choose Your Audience

Audience: There’s an audience size estimation to the right indicating the total number of people in your target audience. This is the total number of people your ad will have the opportunity to reach if your bid and budget are high enough.

Location, Age and Gender: Choose the basic demographics of the audience you want to reach.

Precise Interests: Choose specific interests that are important to your audience. These are determined by what people are connected to on Facebook, such as Pages and apps.

Broad Categories: Select broader groups of people, based on their Activities (ex: Cooking), Family Status (ex: Parents) or Music genres (ex: Alternative). These are determined by what people are connected to on Facebook, such as Pages and apps.

Connections: Select your audience based on whether or not they’re connected to any of your Pages, apps or events. Anyone who has a friend connected to what you’re advertising will see their friend included in your ad. This can increase the likelihood that they’ll find your ad relevant enough to click or engage with it.

Keep in mind that selecting multiple options for Connections will limit your audience to people who only fall under each parameter. For example, if you wish to target your Fans and Friends of Fans, you will need to do so using two separate ads, one for Fans and one for Friends of Fans. Selecting both parameters for one ad will target only users who are Fans and have friends who are Fans.

There are also Advanced Targeting Options that allow a bit more targeting:

How To Become A Facebook Ad Geek

Advanced Targeting Options

Click See Advanced Targeting Options to see more ways you can target your audience.

Interested In and Relationship Status: Select the sexual preference of your audience (for people who have indicated this preference on Facebook) and the relationship status relevant for your campaign (ex: Engaged). Not everyone lists a Relationship status on Facebook, so the only way to target everyone is to select All.

Languages: Target a specific spoken language within your target audience.

Education Select the education level or your desired audience (ex: In College).

Workplaces: Select the workplace of your desired audience (for users who have indicated this on Facebook).

By selecting the demographics that are most likely to respond to your ad, you’ll save money and increase your response.

Remember, the more specific you are about your market, the fewer people will see your ad… but this is a good thing! You don’t want to reach millions of people. You want to reach the exact people who are most likely to respond to your ad.

Remember, you’re paying for impressions (CPM) with most advertising options. That means you pay for every single person who sees your ad, whether they act on it or not. Why pay for impressions from people who probably won’t be interested in what you have to offer?

Campaign Selection

You can either create a new campaign or add to an existing campaign. If this is your first ad, you’ll need to create a new campaign. Otherwise, you could just add the new ad to an existing campaign, however you’ll want to keep campaigns separate for different pages, products, websites, etc. so you can easily find specific ads later.

When you name your campaign, make sure it’s something you can easily remember. The campaign name will not be visible to anyone but you.

Campaign Scheduling

You can choose one of two options for scheduling:

 

  • Run my campaign continuously starting today – This will run your ad constantly after it’s approved.
  • Set a start date and end date – This will let you choose a specific timeframe for your ad. This is a good option if you want to run a limited time promotion.

Campaign Budget

How much you spend depends on your daily budget. You can choose a per day budget if you want your campaign to run continuously. If you want a campaign with a start and end date, you’ll choose a lifetime budget.

If you choose a daily budget, your ad will run each day until the budget is depleted for that day. If you choose a lifetime budget, the system will pace your campaign to account for that particular budget.

For more pricing information, see this page:

 

> https://www.facebook.com/help/www/564328533621978

Sponsored Stories

Another type of Facebook ad is the “sponsored story”. There are a few different types of sponsored stories. These stories display your target’s friend’s name along with the face that the like a particular page. This boosts your ad’s credibility, because it’s a type of “social proof”. People tend to trust things their friends trust.

According to Facebook:

>> https://www.facebook.com/help/162317430499238

Sponsored stories are messages coming from friends about them engaging with a Page, app or even that a business, organization or individual has paid to highlight so there’s a better chance people see them. You can create a sponsored story with the ad create tool.

Facebook has a couple of examples of sponsored ads on the above page. These stories may appear in either the News Feed or the right column.

Also according to Facebook:

How are Sponsored Stories different from Facebook Ads?

Sponsored Stories are messages from your friends about them engaging with Pages, apps or evens on Facebook—stories that are already eligible to be in your News Feed. An advertiser has paid to show the activity as a sponsored story so there’s a better chance you will see it.

With Facebook Ads, an advertiser creates a message they want to share and chooses who they want to reach. Ads are sometimes paired with news about actions your friends have taken (such as liking a Page or RSVPing to an event).

They also talk about how Sponsored Stories are chosen for users:

Whether or not you see a specific Sponsored Stories depends on whether or not a friend of yours has connected with a business that would like to promote stories.

For example, if your friend likes the Starbucks Page and a story about it is published in your News Feed, you may see a Sponsored Story about it if Starbucks has opted to promote it.

All this basically means that Sponsored Stories will show up to the friends of people who have liked your page, responded to an event you’ve created, used your app, or in some way interacted with the page, event, app, etc. you’re trying to promote.

Premium Ads

In addition to standard ads, there are also premium ads that grab extra attention. Of course, this comes at a premium price, but it can be worth the additional cost if you have a product or service with wide appeal.

Premium ads have three placements:

 

  • Desktop News Feed
  • Desktop Right Column
  • Mobile News Feed

 

These are the types of ads that can be created as premium ads on the right column:

 

  • Page post text ad
  • Page post photo ad
  • Page post video ad
  • Page post link ad
  • Event ad
  • Offers ad
  • App ad
  • Domain ad

 

Other ads are on the desktop or mobile newsfeed and are basically promoted posts just like any other promoted posts.

Logout Page

 

An additional premium ad type is the logout page. When you log out of Facebook, you may see an ad. There are two types of logout page ads:

 

  • Logout page video ad
  • Logout page post link ad

 

Logout Page Post Video Ad

 

This type of ad gets 90 characters of text that pops up over a large video along with your page’s name and profile picture.

 

Here are the specs recommended for a video ad:

 

  • 1920x1080p resolution is suggested
  • 1280x720p resolution is the minimum requirement
  • MP4 is the preferred format
  • 16:9 aspect ratio is suggested
  • Maximum of 3 minutes
  • 30-60 seconds is recommended

 

Logout Page Post Link Ad

This type of ad, like the video ad, gets 90 characters of text, your page’s name, and your page’s profile picture. However, it uses an image instead of a video.

Here are the specs recommended for a photo ad:

  • 851×315 pixel image
  • 300 DPI image resolution
  • Image must be uploaded on your page in a public photo album

The logout page ads are unique in that there is no competing information on the page. Your ad will stand out, because there is no other text on the page other than basic Facebook header/footer information.

Because of this distinction, these ads have the most potential. However, they are also expensive.

Final Words

 

Facebook Ads definitely have a lot of different options to choose from. As expensive as they can be, optimizing them for ultimate performance is vital. Hopefully, you now have a more complex grasp on what it takes to choose the right ad type and create an ad that will perform well.

 

Remember these critical elements:

 

  1. Choose your target audience carefully. This is one of the most critical elements to any Facebook Ads campaign.
  2. Choose the right ad type for your purpose. This is called the “advertising objective”.
  3. You only get a set number of characters for your ad, so be sure to pack the most vital information into it.
  4. Experiment with various photos or videos to find one that really resonates with your core audience.

 

Not every Facebook campaign will be profitable. Even experts occasionally have flops. So never, put all of your eggs into one advertising basket. Instead, be sure to make Facebook a portion of your ad campaigns and not your sole promotional method.

If you use the tips in this guide, you’ll be on your way to ensuring most of your campaigns are profitable and successful.

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How To Make Money Just blogging

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Do you want to Know How To Make Money Just blogging? Are you itching to become one of those 6-figure bloggers that you’ve heard so much about?



If so, you’ll want to read every single word in this special report because I’m going to show you exactly how you can join the ranks of those who have cultivated a following of regular buyers through a network of highly-targeted blogs.

I’ve eliminated the clutter and time-consuming work-around so that I can take you deep into the heart of successful blogging without over-complicating the process, or forcing you through a long, drawn out learning curve.

Because the truth is; it doesn’t have to be so complicated.

 

Making money with carefully crafted niche blogs isn’t all that difficult to do. In fact, if you are looking for a fast and easy way to set up shop so that you can start to make money online without a great investment, blogging is the way to go.

Creating high-quality blogs in your niche or industry that generate traffic, and provide valuable content and information to your market is also one of the most effective methods of building a presence of authority and establishing yourself within your industry so incredible profit margins aside; blogging puts you in a great position within your market.

And guess what? The best part about this strategy is that it’s also exceptionally easy to do and is very cost effective. It doesn’t cost a lot of money to set up a blog. In fact, the majority of work will involve your time – not your dollars.

So, without further delay – let’s jump right in!

The Truth About Blogging

Here’s the truth about 6-figure blogging: While blogging can be automated (eventually), you shouldn’t expect income to be passive from the get-go.  You’ll have to work at it, especially when you are launching your blog and building a platform that you want to be recognized in your market.

When I first started blogging I was spending 30-50 hours a month creating content, converting visitors into email subscribers, and selling products and services (none of which I created myself – I focused entirely on affiliate marketing. More on that later).



While I eventually outsourced most of my content to skilled writers, I still spend time evaluating advertising options, reviewing products that I can promote, building my mailing list and creating ad campaigns to boost traffic and keep my blogs in the forefront.

While you can delegate many tasks to a team, such as content creation and even marketing, you will want to be directly involved in the initial building phase.  This is your brand, after all. You need to make sure every piece of content has your voice, carries your message and represents your business in the best possible way.

No one will ever be as careful and professional with building your blog as you will be, right? So, dig your heels in and commit to spending the first few months building your blog from the ground floor up. Then, and only then, should you begin to create a team that will help you manage your blog and eventually, expand into other avenues with other niche-based blogs (if you choose to do that).

Again, in no way is blogging a hands-free method of making money during the INITIAL stages. You must be prepared to put in some time and effort if you truly want to succeed.

But the good news?  Your hard work will pay off.

The 5-Step Formula

While there are countless reports and articles that overcomplicated the process of making money with blogging, here’s a basic overview of how it’s done:

1: Create a blog and register a memorable domain. Avoid remotely hosted options. You need to be in full control of your website so you can take advantage of all the different revenue options with no limitations (or other people’s advertisements).

2: Write (or outsource) killer content that will generate traffic and drive visitors in. This content needs to be extremely high-quality, targeted and informative. All meat, no veggies.



3:  Convert your visitors into email subscribers so you can build your list. A newsletter is key in building a successful blog online. Scratch that; a newsletter is essential to be successful in nearly ANY market online. You will never make as much money without one.

4: Communicate with those subscribers regularly so your lists don’t run cold. Build rapport and trust.  Nurture relationships with your market.  This is where you can build a recognized brand as an authority in your market and set yourself apart from the competition (especially those bloggers who aren’t doing this!).

 

5:  Sell products and services to your audience via your blog and through your newly cultivated newsletter.

 

Sounds easy enough, right? It is. But it will take time. Let’s dig into each of these steps a bit deeper so you better understand how it works.

CREATING YOUR BLOG
This report is focused on how to make money with your blog, so I won’t go into detail about building the platform. Just know that you should always choose a memorable domain that is targeted to your market and that you set up a professional hosting account that houses your blog.  Don’t use a free host or a remotely hosted option like Blogger.

CREATING CONTENT FOR YOUR BLOG
The type of content you create will depend on your target audience,

but every piece of content should always be informative and the juiciest, most relevant topic you can come up with.

Your content will be what drives in traffic and keeps visitors returning to your blog. It needs to establish your blog as an informative source of content in your market so make sure you spend extra time crafting compelling content (or outsource to experienced writers who know your market inside and out).

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BUILD AND CONVERT CUSTOMERS
You need to always be working towards building your list.  This is a process you can set up on autopilot by using on-site opt in forms that capture visitor’s information and add them to your mailing list.  Plugins like www.OptinMonster.com make it easy to add visitor’s to your mailing lists.

Offer an incentive to those who join your lists such as providing them with a special report not available anywhere else on your blog, or special offers and discounts on products and services.  Always over-deliver, and start off easy. Don’t inundate your subscribers with paid offers right away – build rapport with them first and let them know you are looking out for their best interests.

Then, set up autoresponder campaigns that will broadcast different valuable offers and freebies to your subscribers over time. I personally set up an introduction/welcome email to go out to my subscribers as soon as they join my list.

Then, 2-3 days later, I have another automated email go out that offers a free special report on my niche. Then, a week later, I begin to condition them to open my emails because they know they’ll receive value by doing so. Another free offer, a special discount code or a special infographic based on what my visitors are most interested in.

It’s not until 7-12 days later before I begin to actively sell, and I do so as passively as possible. Rather than bold, in-your-face offers, I work WITH them by providing valuable resources or tools that I believe will help them or improve their lives in some way.

When subscribers feel that you are a friend who is looking out for them, rather than a marketer whose only interest is in making money, they will respond accordingly.  So, don’t be a pushy email marketer – be a professional blogger with a pulse on your market and one who is willing to go the distance for your visitor’s (and potential customers).

Earn their trust and respect.

And finally, sell products and services like no one’s business!  This is when you’ll start to make money with your blog and as you do, you’ll see what your visitors are responding to so you can fine-tune your system and begin to tailor both your email campaigns and the content on your blog, around what they are most interested in.

Which brings us to the meat of this report:  HOW to make money.

What products or services should you sell? How can you turn free content into profit?  How can you use your blog as a lead generation tool that will make money steadily? I’ll show you how in the next chapter.

Top Money Maker

One of the most important aspects to building a profitable blog is deciding what form of monetization will work best for your market.

There are many different options available to you so figuring out which one to start with (and ultimately, gauging what format your visitors are more likely to respond to) is quite often the trickiest part in the process.

So, let’s break it down for you so that you can create a surefire system that will have you earning money in no time at all, while avoiding the under-performing options that so many people fall victim to.

DEFINE YOUR OBJECTIVE:
You may start a blog simply because you’re interested in writing content for your niche market. Perhaps you have a lot of information to share and you enjoy helping others.  Great!  But, you still need to define your blog’s objective.

Is your blog designed around attracting visitors with useful free content that you can then turn into a lead?

Are you planning to use your blog to provide a free offer in exchange for an email address to build targeted mailing lists?

If so, then your blog is a lead generation mechanism and that is your objective.

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The point of creating a blog isn’t just to make money by directly selling products and services, either with your own offers or via affiliate marketing offers.  Your blog should also be a lead generation tool, a way to tap into your market, and build authority in your niche.

So, how should you begin to monetize your blog?

Affiliate Marketing!

Even if you have a product or service of your own, if you are new to your niche and aren’t established as a product developer, you should begin by creating compelling content for your blog and monetizing that content with established products and services from business owners that offer affiliate marketing options.

You can then siphon credibility from these established professionals, and better yet, you can let them do most of the work!

With affiliate marketing, you aren’t stuck in support desks wading through emails from customers who need help.

You aren’t working on graphic designers, promotional material and media kits in order to provide tools for promoters to use.

You aren’t working on updating products, chasing down and repairing issues or bugs in your software.

As an affiliate, you have one job to do: Sell the product and make money!

Affiliate marketing is hands down, the smartest strategy.

Need more convincing?

Affiliate marketers can set up profitable blogs faster than anyone else because you are not spending months investing time and money creating products. You can choose from hundreds of high-yielding products and feature them on your blog with a few clicks.

Affiliate marketers can generate an income that is almost purely passive. You aren’t involved in support, development or updates leaving you free to create content, build your email lists and evaluate products from developers that will make you the most money possible.

And affiliate marketing can also introduce you to hot selling products, giving you ideas for your OWN product later on down the road once your blog is established and you’re generating steady traffic! You’ll know exactly what kind of products sell without having to extensively test your own products, minimizing the risk of failure.

It’s a win-win situation.

The only exception to this rule is if you are a service provider. If you make money offering consulting, selling real estate or any other type of service, you will want to start offering those services on your blog from

the beginning.  But if you are not a service provider, affiliate marketing is the ONE monetization strategy you should focus on.

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Not: Google Adwords, not paid advertising, and not product development – at least not in the initial stages.  Affiliate marketing is where it’s at.

Sell High, Earn Higher

If you’re thinking, “What kind of affiliate products should I sell?”, we’re on the same page.  That is the only thing you should be concerned about when choosing how to monetize your blog.

The key to success is not to go after cheap markets. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that it’s better to sell a $10 product because more people will likely buy it. It’s neither true, nor logical. In fact, you’ll make things harder on you and you’ll have to work that much more to generate a decent income every month.

Instead, do what the pro bloggers do: start with higher-end affiliate products ($77 and up) and work your way down. Not only will you make more money, you won’t have to sell nearly as many copies in order to do so!

The only way a lower front-end product works is if you have a solid backend of higher priced products.  In publishing, authors call this first product (book 1 in their series), a lost leader.

You are basically selling at a price point low enough to qualify buyers (instead of freebie seekers), while enticing them into buying your backend products that are higher priced. That’s where you make your money.

In affiliate marketing, the only way that selling a low priced front-end offer makes sense if you have a series of high-priced back end offers up for grabs. When just starting out in blogging (and in affiliate marketing), it’s much easier to go for gold and promote higher priced offers on your front end while you cut your teeth on the process.



 In addition, as you promote affiliate offers and build up your email lists you’ll be able to easily launch your own product later on at a higher price because you’ve cultivated groups of subscribers that are comfortable paying higher prices!

And remember, the one metric above all others is the number in your mailing list.  Don’t worry about RSS feed subscribers – that is no longer worth considering – just focus on building your newsletters because that will be the true predictor of how much money your blog will make.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
How can you find the best affiliate products for your blog?

The easiest solution is by joining the Chitika advertising network here:  https://chitika.com/publishers

 

While there are many different advertising networks (and I will share some other money-makers with you in just a bit), Chitika is one of the leading advertising networks online.

Here are others I have used. These are all fantastic resources for new blogs:

LinkShare: *Rakuten Marketing:
https://www.linkshare.com/

One of the largest affiliate networks online with over 10 million affiliate partnerships. You’ll have no shortage of product and service options to choose from.

Commission Junction:

http://www.cj.com/
This is the one I started with so many years ago (I even have a wooden train whistle they sent their first wave of affiliates!), and I continue to use them today.  Very trustworthy, reliable advertising network.

ShareASale:

https://www.shareasale.com/
One of the most popular advertising networks with over 3,000 merchants participating so you’ll find a ton of products to promote.

Amazon Affiliate Program:

https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/
While the pay ratio is lower than many other networks, they offer you the ability to sell products from a highly recognized brand – plus access to their full inventory of products.  I recommend testing out a handful of products when you first start blogging as they are exceptionally easy to get started with.

I’ll include some of the other advertising networks that I’ve used at the end of this report in the resources section. For now, join those four networks and scan their inventory for a handful of products that are relevant to your niche and what you feel your visitors would be most interested in.

Then, create your content.  If you are on a tight budget and plan to outsource most of the work, spend the majority of your dollars on content development.  This is how you’ll stand out from other blogs in your market, capture the attention of your audience and encourage repeat traffic.  If you do nothing else, spend time (or money) creating the highest quality KILLER content possible.

Not sure what to write about?

Research the top 10 blogs in your niche market. Look at what they are writing about, what kinds of headlines and titles they are using. Which articles receive the highest number of likes and comments?  Write down everything you find, creating a swipe file of information that will help you create the kind of content those in your market are most interested in.

Take your time with this! If you aren’t sure what kind of content your visitors want most, you really need to spend some time researching before you begin. It doesn’t take long. Spend an hour or two scanning popular blogs and you’ll quickly have a list of possible ideas.

 

Remember, all you really need to start blogging is 2-3 high-quality articles.  Or, flip the script and offer your visitors a combination of content types including Infographics, articles, or a video.

And always set up your mailing list opt-in box before you start driving traffic to your blog.

 

If you want an affordable option that is also user-friendly, check out http://www.MailerLite.com or http://www.MailChimp.com and then integrate an opt-in form application such as LeadPages.net or OptinMonster.com to streamline the process.

Recap:

  • Create 2-5 pieces of killer content in the form of articles, Infographics or videos.
  • Invest in a mailing list service and set up your introduction/welcome email. No selling in the first 2-3 emails.
  • Offer them ONE free thing: a report, a free download, or something else that’ll appeal to your market.

Integrate 1-3 affiliate products into your blog content and into your mailing list newsletters.

When you can afford to, purchase a mailing list opt-in plugin that will capture leads.

You can go without this just by incorporating your mailing list sign up code into your blog itself, but honestly, applications such as OptinMonster.com are a lot more professional as they not only will automatically create the pop up boxes or on-site forms, but you can also customize it so that the forms appear based on user activity (such as how many times the visitor has been there, where the visitor is on your website, etc.).

  • Evaluate affiliate products regularly from within the affiliate networks. Keep a pulse on your market, constantly visiting established blogs in your niche in order to stay up to date with the type of content that is getting a lot of attention as well as the kind of products that are selling.
  • Generate traffic! Engage potential visitors through social media, create ad campaigns with Google Content Display network, utilize forums and communities within your niche to introduce your blog and maximize exposure.

Conclusion

I want you to start selling today. Don’t make the mistake that so many rookie bloggers make and believe that you should first build up your subscriber list to 1,000 before you start selling.  Don’t worry about having “enough” content on your blog.

Begin by posting 2-3 highly informative posts on your blog that will appeal to your target audience and choose 1-3 affiliate products to promote.  Divide that up and feature one product for every 2-3 articles on your blog, with the other affiliate offers being sent out to your newsletter subscribers.

The key is not to be pushy.  Provide valuable content that will attract visitors and integrate an affiliate offer or two within your blogs structure.  That way you aren’t shoving it in their faces but rather reminding them of a useful tool or service that will help them in some way.

 

It’s hard to stay motivated as a blogger if you aren’t making money so by kick starting your efforts immediately, rather than trying to perfect

everything, you’ll see results that much faster.  You’ll also be able to generate revenue that can go into building your team, hiring writers and marketers.

 

Once you have cashed that first check or accepted that first payment into Paypal for your affiliate sales, trust me; you’ll be hooked.

Well! i hope you like this Awesome Report and that you will implement what you learned here. Thank you for visiting Makingdmoney.com

 

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