about Leveraging the Power of the Internet to Their Benefit……I know because I was clueless myself at one time. And I find I can still be clueless about things every now and then. I know it can be frustrating.
Five and a half years ago I started doing surveys for part time money. Well, I ran into somebody who told me just a little about making money from blogging and doing it free at Blogger blog.
A light bulb went off in my head, and I started to put affiliate banners on these survey sites at my blog. Every time someone clicked one of my banners and joined as a survey taker I made a few bucks. And boy did it add up. 😉
Along with this I learned how to do some massive back linking with some services to get some big time traffic, and I threw some Adsense ads on my blog. I was making some cake.
Boy, I thought I had it all figured out with making money blogging as I just kind of improvised as I went along and watched the cash come in.
Well guys , I really found out how clueless I really was as Google changed their ways of ranking sites. They slammed the hammer down on many blogs and websites and took away their traffic literally overnight.
I happened to be one of them. OUCH !! lol
It did hurt financially but you know what ? I think in the long run it helped me become a better internet marketer and blogger. It really did.
I even came up with a few points that will help you become ‘unclueless’ in the world of IM and making money blogging .
So take some notes
First of all, if you want to have some success online whether it be in making money blogging or Multi level marketing you must have a plan. It sounds cliche but it is so true !
For instance in blogging…….it would be cool if all of us decided to just open up our laptop and write about anything on our mind and make money doing it.
However, 99% of the time it just does not work that way.
Oh sure you will have those couple of exceptions where ‘stay at home john’ decides to blog one day about potty training his daughter Tabitha and then writes a book about it and sell thousands and thousands of it to all the visitors at his site. Making him $100,000 a year.
It occasionally happens but the odds are stacked up against you
I just want everyone reading this to be clued in on the fact you must find a topic you want to blog about but one that has enough traffic that you can make money with your readers and actually help them too.
Go HERE to see the traffic of any key term word or phrase. It will give you the monthly searches among other things. I personally like to target a phrase with at least 1,000 visitors a month. That is using ‘exact’ phrase checked on the side.
(And please do not use any service that promises you thousands of back links to get you higher in the Search Engines. Google will beat you down for that 🙁 )
Secondly, you need to learn from those who have had success with making money blogging. Look over their sites, ask them questions, copy what they do ( NO, not plagiarism but adopt a similar style along with your own)
Whether it be Picasso or Einstein they have all emulated predecessors before them. And have been highly successful at their chosen fields.
Darren Rowse and his Blog Problogger is a great place to see some impressive blogging and how successful people do it.
Lastly, always be clued in to what GOOGLE is doing. It seems like Google changes the way they rank sites in the search engines every 6 months or so. Keep tabs by following Google engineer Matt Cutts and visit forums to find out what is working for people in getting more traffic. Do not be obsessed with trying to figure out Google but take note. In the end, good solid, helpful content will win Google over for you! 🙂
So do not be clueless like I was when I first started Internet Marketing and making money blogging. Stay on top of it and continue to do so and you will do OK !!