Be an Internet Researcher to Make Money from Home…………..

Hey folks. I posted this subject on one of my other blogs and felt like it was so cool and had so much potential I would include it here. I think it can really be a great way to make money from home.

Now do not let the title, Internet Researcher, intimidate you. It is not really as complicated as it sounds.

Here is the low down folks.

There are many types of companies out there who are looking for people to gather information for them so they can use it to help their company’s strategies and ultimately help their bottom line.

Lets face it time is money and many companies do not have the time to do all the fact and info. gathering so they pay some good money to people like you and me to do so.

There is a multitude of companies that pay people to do this kind of research. There are law firms , health insurance companies, PAC committees, marketing firms, car insurance, banking firms, wholesalers, manufacturers, etc… as these are just a few of the type of companies looking for internet researchers.

I am pretty sure as time goes by the number of companies in demand for this service will increase ! And there will be more and more regular people who make money from home with this.

Okay right now you are probably wondering about hours and payouts. The hours will mostly depend upon your clients wants and desires ! Some may need some work done immediately and have a dead line for you to get the facts gathered for them. While others may want to scale things out and have you work a full 8 hours a day to get the job done.

Some people may think working another 8 hours a day job is for the birds. But to me it beats the stuffings out of working for a boss hovering over your neck for 8 hours. You tell me. ūüėČ

Make note that your client might demand you to present the information you gathered into a certain form like Spreadsheets, PDF, Excel, or Power point.

This stuff does not really take long to learn with some investigating online.

To find jobs you can go to Internet Research services. Companies like this can be very beneficial because they will look for clients to hire you .

Another beneficial way to pick up clients is by cold calling companies like law firms and medical professionals. Now let me tell you about cold calling. In the past I did it for many years. And yes at first it is very nerve racking to call someone you do not know and try to offer them something. But once you get a few calls under your belt it gets easier and easier and can be very effective.

Along with this is it really helps if you have some Web presence with a simple blog or website. Check out Blogger blog for that.

Also, check out the National Association of Internet Researchers and the potential to get new clientele there.

The pay rate you ask ?? Of course it can vary depending on the extent of the job. Starting at $10 or less if you have no experience. But as you do more and more it can increase all the way up to $75 hour for an experienced Internet Researcher.

Here are a few tools that can assist you in being an internet researcher and make money from home :
1.Zotero and Wired-Marker (Firefox add-ons)
2.iCyte
3.Similar Web
4.Concierge (Safari plug-in)
5.EagleFiler and Selenium (Mac OS X)
6.SpringNote
7.Google Notebook

Guys, this is a really good way to start a home based business and make money from home. Like anything it takes some diligence and work.
But I think if you give it some time you will find that the rewards can be really good with this one !

Robert

It is the 21st Century and this is not your Father’s MLM company !

(Here is a original Article I wrote for another Blog. I think you will find it helpful… Rob)
I can remember back in the early 1980s I was playing Atari Pac Man over at a childhood friend of mine’s house in our suburban neighborhood in Tennessee. We were just sitting there chilling out and protecting ourselves
from that humid Summer heat that plagues that area in early August.

A few minutes went by and all of the sudden the door flew open with a ruckus, and it was my friend’s dad. He about scared the bonkers out of us. We didn’t know what he was murmuring about , but in a hurry he made his way over to us to show us something he had just gotten.

It was some kind of Kit and on the outside of it there was one big, bold printed word on it, AMWAY ! Inside were endless brochures and paperwork and other stuff I really did not understand at that age .

Well, my friend’s dad proceeded to tell us this was his answer to financial freedom and the opportunity to make a million dollars.

I wasn’t sure what financial freedom meant at that time , but I sure knew that a million dollars was a lot of money lol

Now fast forward to 10 years later. At this time, I was a recent grad from University of Tennessee Business school. I knew a little bit more than I did years before about most everything including the financial arena.

That Summer after graduation I was sitting downstairs in my parent’s house. And I heard some quick moving steps coming down the stairs towards me . It was my brother, Mike. And guess what he was holding in his hand ? You got it, a Kit with a distinct printing on the outside that read Amway !

Well, to make a long story short my brother and I became distributors for Amway that year. We worked it for a few months and decided it had too expensive products and it was hard to build an Organizational down line with such
pricey items like 7$ tooth paste and $5 under arm deodorant. And this was like 1991 !!

We tried several more Network Marketing Companies including some health and nutrition companies and water filtration but the same thing; expensive prices to become a Associate and expensive products to try to hawk to your down line.

And going out to recruit new distributors was almost impossible as every friend and relative ran the other way when they saw us coming to pitch them again and again with our business ventures.

It was just one big dead end street for us.

My how things have changed in Network Marketing in the past 25 years or so.

With the advent of the World Wide Web there are numerous <a href=”http://bestdarnhomebusiness.com”>Network Marketing Opportunities</a> to take advantage of as communication is so much faster and effective than the old archaic ways of the early nineties and the eighties !

Emails, chat lines, instant messaging, skype, tweeting, Facebook Walls are a few of the numerous mediums people can network and build up a network marketing business.

It has been quite a revolution in the way we communicate and conduct business !

It is just not your so called ‘warm list’ that you have to rely on to build a successful MLM. You know your family, friends, co workers, neighbors, and most anyone with a pulse and trying to get them into Amway like my brother and I did in 1991 lol

These days many people get online and try to find businesses that they can start up immediately and do it from home. One good way to find this kind of valuable traffic is to do some SEO and make a Website or Blog and rank high in the Search Engines at Google and Yahoo !

The search engines will provide your Site with laser targeted visitors and instead of running down after uncle Joe to get him to join your MLM ,you will have John Doe running you down to get in your MLM ūüėČ

That is a nice change of dynamics wouldn’t you say ?? ūüôā

Other ways such as running solo ads in a business forum or just socializing with like minded people on Facebook and other online social outlets are really great ways in building your business.

However, there is also some short falls in building your Network Marketing Business online. With the convenience of being online also comes the convenience of anonymity which can lead to scams and other forms of misconduct.

There are countless number of people and businesses that have lost a tremendous amount of money because they
were dealing with con artist and dealing with people who were just no good and looking for prey behind their computers !

The proliferation of MLMs on the Web has probably increased by 10 fold compare to all the MLMs back in the early nineties. This is great is some respects but like I said it can be bad for some who jump in a MLM on the spur of the moment.

If you do decide you want to get into a network marketing company just be sure to check out the founder of the MLM and all the upper executives. See what their track records have been.

Contact other associates who have been there awhile and get their opinion. Ask yourself are the products of quality and value ? Is it something that retail customers would be keen on buying ? Or is it just some high priced product that never reaches the real market but is there to be dumped on every down line member for up line commissions ? Also make sure the upfront cost to start are reasonable.

And one last thing is to just put the MLMs name into Google search and see if there are many articles that question its authenticity.

Because you want to be safe and as I said before and will say again this is not your Dad’s MLM back in the 1980s :>)

Part 4 of Series – Getting Traffic to Your New Blog and Your Work From Home Business Site…………

Hey guys, Robert Here. Hope you are having a good beginning week.

This is our 4 series out of 5 on how to be successful at blogging and what steps you need to take to do so.

What I want to talk today about is getting traffic to your blog.

IMPORTANT : This is a long post but please read it carefully and read all of it. Even if you have to break up your reading at 2 different times. You will NOT regret it !! ūüôā

Let me get one thing straight here guys. You can have the sharpest looking blog with all the bells and whistles and the best topic to blog about…….but if you do not have traffic going to that blog then all this stuff means NOTHING !

Getting Traffic is the lifeline of your blog. It supplies the blood to your blog to keep it going and put some profit under your belt. And if you want a work from home business it’s a must !

So lets get right into it.

 

SEO(on page) РIt stands for Search Engine Optimization and in my opinion is the most effective and important way to get laser  targeted traffic from eager buyers who want to purchase from you. From the git go with my Blogging career it has made me the most money bar none !

With SEO you work on getting your blog higher up in the Search Engines so eventually you get to page one or better yet to the number one position period ! when you get to the number one position for a high traffic keyword you are getting closer to having a real work from home business, no question !

It does take work because you have to target every individual Keyword phrase and work on them one at a time. (for instance if you have an Acne blog you may way to rank for ‘ how to clear acne’, ‘cures for acne’, ‘clear acne’ , ‘home remedies for acne ‘, ‘natural cures for acne’, ‘remedies for acne’ etc..etc..

It can seem like a daunting task to rank for each KY individually  but as time goes on you will see that Google automatically ranks you for KYs that you did not necessarily target.

There are two components in doing SEO.

1. On page SEO

2. Off page SEO

 

On page SEO  is where you optimize each and every post for Google to crawl and rank in the Search Engines. Do this by writing really incredible , unique content that will catch the eyes of google and  visitors alike.

When doing on page SEO you need to have the Keyword you are trying to rank for in the Title, a couple times in the beginning of the post ,couple times the middle , and couple times at the end . You can also bold the KY to get more attention and let Google be able to easier understand what the Post is about. ( so as to categorize  your work from home business site in the Search Engines) Be sure to NOT over stuff your Keywords in each post. Make it look natural and flow easily for the reader.

Make sure  with your WordPress blog that you have ALL in One SEO plugin installed and activated to really optimize your whole blog.

Also maybe this is common sense but in a blog try to stick with one general topic and one only. You do not want to have a blog about Acne and also talk about home repairs. This will not be effective.

One last thing is to be sure that you hyper link to inner pages and also to your homepage. What do I mean by this ?? Linking is the simple process of linking from one page to another. You know, when you see a word or phrases that is highlighted or even underlined and you click on it and it will take you to another page or site. (Google ‘how to make a hyperlink ‘ to learn how to exactly do this.)

This is called linking within your Blog. And doing this within your blog gives you added strength too all those pages and will give more google juice to rank higher in the search engines !

Offline SEO (off Page) – Hey folks this is where all the fun can really begin :>) Doing Search Engine Optimazation off page basically comes down to getting QUALITY backlinks from other QUALITY Sites.

Noticed how I said QUALITY. Google looks highly upon other Sites that have high PR ( page rank) and seem to do everything correctly for the most part. Each time they point to your blog with a Link it is like getting a popularity vote in your favor which Google recognizes and gives you credit for your WORK FROM HOME BUSINESS  Site .

Here are a few of my favorite ways in getting back links :

PRODUCING EXCELLENT CONTENT  that other site owners will naturally link to you

GUEST BLOGGING  which is right now one of the best ways to get great backlinks and also get quality traffic from the visitors of that site who come thru the link to visit your site.

BLOG COMMENTING¬† is when you go to another Blog and make a comment about that person’s blog in a very relevant and interesting manner while leaving your Link.

LINKING AMONG SEVERAL RELATED BLOGS YOU OWN ¬† is a good and quick way to get some back links. Just make sure you do not over do this because Google looks down on ‘Link Farms’ which is where people do produce 100s of short, aimless blogs just to inter link !!

ARTICLE MARKETING (1) at places like Ezine Articles and Go articles is a great way to get quality backlinks and get some direct traffic.

FORUM SIGNATURES  is also another good way I have found to get some backlinks. Just go to a forum and put up some quality posts there that are helpful with a backlink leading back to your blog in your signature.

SOCIAL BOOK MARKETING¬† is yet another good way to get some decent backlinks. Places to get back links are from Digg and Delicios. To find services that can automate this just google ‘services that do social bookmarking’

Back linking in general can be very time consuming and tedious. You can always outsource for people to do this. But I  MUST stress please do not go with a service that is going to blast out 10,000 links to forums or blog commenting at a work from home business site . They are worthless. Believe me  I tried it and learned  better !

It will definitely hurt your chances of having a successful work at home business !

There are some services where you can pay but pay pretty big to get some quality back links like .educ or .govt sites. These are highly sought after.

WARNING, WARNING¬† – Strictly relying on SEO for traffic to your blog can be dangerous. Mainly because you are relying on Google and¬† Yahoo for all your traffic. And this can fluctuate wildly. And sometimes you can suffer penalties like ‘Penguin’ and ‘Panda’ which were names for changes in Google’s way in ranking Sites. It literally took away the traffic and the earnings overnight¬† from many sites. And It has been devastating to many site owners. Be sure to capture leads and build a list so you can be safe from these penalties !!

ARTICLE MARKETING (2) РArticle Marketing the second way can be a very valuable way of getting traffic to your Blog. I know at Warriorforum.com I have personal friends who make easily over $100K from their  work from home business  using this technique. But trust me just like anything you have to be some work into it.

Basically, you sign up for an account at EzineArticles.com . Start writing articles that pertain to your blog topic. After awhile check the amount of Publishers who have taken your articles and used it as syndicate material on their own sites. After this you can contact them and ask if they would like a fresh, original, and unique article written for their blog. Ask for a back link for your work. You keep doing and you start building a group of syndicates who you write for on a continued basis, Many will have a large amount of visitors and they will read your article and go to the link that leads to your Blog.

The best thing is to have them sign up to your  list and build up a relationship with them and eventually gain their trust and sell them quality product they need with email marketing.

Once again this type of Article Marketing can be very, very profitable if you do it right. Just check out out this LINK at Warrior forum that is very valuable in showing how to do article marketing and be very successful at it and what it entails ! (particular note Alexa Smith and also MYOB here because they are experts who do this full time and are highly successful ; you might need to scroll down in the Thread to see them)

SOCIAL MEDIA – Lets face it everyone and their mother is on Facebook and Twitter. Places like this and Youtube videos are excellent ways to promote your business and these videos in of itself have made a perfect work from home business for many. Especially if you are into Network Affiliate Marketing. Connecting to others is a must.

But any business can get some great exposure on these Social Media Sites. As you get more traffic to your blog you can start building up exposure at a Fan Page at Facebook ( use business account). It can be very useful and you can earn and become profitable at these outlets. Personally, I am concentrating more and more in this area because of the potential !!

 

PPC-This stands for ‘Pay per Click’. This is Googles bread and butter and how they make so much money and why their stock is over $800 ūüėČ Personally when I started my Blog 5 years ago I went with PPC. With Google it is known as Adwords. You have to sign up with Adwords at Adwords.com . Once you have secured an account you bid on Keywords to get placed in the search engines. If you go to the google search engine you¬† can key in any keyword and those Adword advertise listings will be at the very right. Those are people who bid and pay to be there. Whereas the middle part of the Search engine, those are people who¬† built up SEO (usually over time)¬† and were placed there for free.

I had some success with PPC but it does take a lot of money to learn the ropes with Adwords and many people go broke trying to figure it out. My suggestion ? If you want to get your feet wet with Adwords if you join Hostgator.com right now I know they have a coupon for $100 that you can use to try it out.

Solo Ads– With Solo Ads you can pay as low as a few dollars a month to put your Banner ad on someone else s similar blog or in a forum that relates to your blog.¬† This can be very effective ,and a I know a few people who make a full time work from home business doing this way of¬† Marketing. I would advice the banner to lead to a specific product ( whether it be your own or a an affiliate product such as a Clickbank one) ,but you can use your WordPress blog as a landing page ( a page that promotes your specific product) The one I use is a prime example. The post at top remains there at all times. I do this with¬† WordPress plugin called ‘sticky’. When you set up your WP blog go to Admin. dashboard and then go to plugins. Simply enter ‘sticky’ as a search then you will have the ability to install this and activate this cool feature !!

These are a few of my favs . There are a number of other ways but for most people these will put you on the right track to getting that all important traffic.  And ultimately making it a very rewarding work from Home business blog !

The main thing with traffic is to diversify among some of the ones I have mentioned.

And to ensure long term viability of your blog you need to  build a List with a capture box somewhere on your Blog. Like I said earlier I use Aweber.com which I believe is the most reliable email service. It is $19 a month but if you are serious about making a home business with your Site you should acquire this.

 

I hope this has helped you in your quest to build a successful money making blog ( and a potentially  full time work from home business ). It is not easy but definitely doable with time and work.

 

In  part 5 of the series I will wrap up our discussion on blog building and briefly talk about some of the mistakes many make make and some that you could make if you are not careful.

So stay tuned as I will have that completed by the end of this week !

 

Have a good one,

Robert

 

 

 

 

 

Part 3 of Series : How to Monetize Your Blog to Make a Successful Business from Home !

Okay, now that you have your WordPress Blog set up what now?

Well, of course you want to have your topic chosen (that can make some money) and you to need start a few (Original) Posts to get your feet wet.

At this point if you want to make it a successful business from home you are going to have to have something on your blog that will get people to follow some sort of call to action. Action that will start putting some change in your pockets.

After all, we have already decided you want to make some money from this blog right? If you don’t then I ask you respectfully exit. But if you do here are some things you need to know and do.

One of the first things I did with my first two blogs was to make some good original content then went straight to Google and opened up an Adsense account. Now you have to be approved by Google for Adsense,and I have heard it is tougher to do so than when I started 5 years ago.

Just make sure to write some decent content( posts)for at least a month before you mosey offer to Google and get your Adsense account approved.

What is Adsense you say? Simply said its when Google places some of their Advertiser’s Ads on your page and when any of your traffic clicks on one of these Ads you get paid! Not when they buy something but you get paid just when they only click on the Ads.

This can be quite lucrative as I have gotten $6 and $7 clicks. Some people have made Adsense a business from home in of itself.

But be careful to not try to game this system because once Google bans your account it is permanent!!

Other forms of monetizing I use and you can too on your Blog include CPA offers, Affiliate Marketing Products, Amazon, GPT Sites, List Building, and creating your own product.

– CPA Offers are banners on your Blog that people click on and sign up or pay for a specific product or service.

For instance, one Site I have has done really well with CPA offers centered around survey sites. Basically, my traffic clicks on the banner joins a survey site and I get $2 to $5 for each signup.

One of the best CPA groups I belong to is MaxBounty.com. They have some of the best CPA offers to put on your Site.

– Affiliate Marketing involves actual products ( usually informational, digital ones) that you are paid a commission when someone buys it. ClickBank.com is a popular affiliate Company where you can find thousands of products to sell on your Site and you will get a very nice commission.

People do make selling Click Bank products their sole foundation for building a solid business from home!

So for instance, if you have a weight loss site you could join Clickbank and find dozens upon dozens of programs to put and earn money from on your blog from people who want to lose weight.

– Amazon Products is another form of Monetization you might want to consider selling on your Blog. Amazon has literally millions of hard products from jewelry to tractors to tvs to books. The payout on commissions are not as high (around %6) as traditional Affiliate products like on Clickbank, but they are typically easier to sell to your targeted traffic.

Many internet Marketers and Bloggers make a full time living from just selling Amazon to their traffic alone. It can make a very good business from home!

NOTE: I believe though there are a few states that if you live in you cannot be a Amazon affiliate with. So you need to check into that.

– GPT Sites are one of my favorite forms of monetization on my own blogs and can assist in making a highly successful business from home .
Okay, there are two I specifically like,and I will go more in detail in my free newsletter to you. But GPT sites are sites where you make money by filling out free offers, daily surveys, and best of all you can make money with their referral system.

For example one of my favorites is called Fusioncash. This GPT site has been around for years and their referral system is great. You get $1 for every signup and another $2 when they complete their first free offer. And get this, for that referral you will get $5 for Life every time they cash out (which is at $25)

Believe me it can add up. But I would consider it more of a supplemental income and not a true business from home in of itself!

– List Building is something people always say “the money is in the list’. It really is a great way to ramp up you earnings if you do it right. You can set up an auto responder capture box in the left hand corner of your Blog and capture names and emails that way. Offer a free report or free e course in exchange for their name and email.

Many people build up a list of over 10,000 people or more and when you do this you build up a truthful dialogue with them and you can continue to make money on a ongoing basis.

– Create your own product is probably the most lucrative way of monetization you can do. Like E- Books and other informational products.

I would suggest that you monetize with the other ones I mentioned before above; before you get into creating your own products.

But down the road you can start selling your own product at clickbank and also have other affiliate marketers selling that one product you created on their Sites.

See how that works. There is huge money in this and believe me you can make a highly successful business from home doing it.

But for now stick with what I have talked about above. You do not want to half hardheartedly put out a crummy e -book together and waste a lot of time and money!

For me if I had to choose one out of all these different ways to monetize I would have to go with Adsense, although many might disagree! It has been a sensational way to make business from home.

It has made me much money!!

In part 4 will be talking about how to get traffic to your Blog.

So stay tuned,
Robert

Part 1 of 5 Series – Setting up a Blog and Monetizing it can be one of the Best Work From Home Businesses !

Hey folks. Rob here. Just want to briefly give you a few tips on a simple way to have one of the your own Work From Home Businesses ! Notice how I said simple.
Now there is a big difference between simple and being easy. Blogging and making money is not necessarily easy. It takes some time and some persistently. But the concept is pretty down right easy. And if you have made it to my Blog here, chances are you can do this thing and make some money.

So in the next 5 posts of my Blog I will give you the exact run down on how I got into blogging and started making some nice income for many years now.

First of all, you need to ask yourself what exactly are you wanting to do with your Blogging. Is it going to be just a part time home business or something you really want to go all out and make it a full time gig ?? This is really important because it will determine the dynamics of your Blogging………… like the hours you put in, the frequency you blog, the amount of outsourcing you want to do, the amount of money you want to invest etc..etc… But there is no doubt about it it can be one of the really good work from home businesses !

Once you determine that then you need to decide what in the heck you want to blog about ?? Gardening, Dating, Weight Loss, Acne, Hair loss, house repair, car repair, speaking a foreign language, stock market and the list can really go on.

I think you should pick something that you have a lot of knowledge about and have passion for. The reason is you want to be a an Authority and build an Authority site. Make it a Site that people cannot resist to come and get incredible content from.

(NOTE : Make sure the topic you blog about gets enough traffic per month to make it worthwhile your time and investment. For instance, how to tame skunk and make it a pet might not be advisable because there is probably little traffic for that topic and thus it might be considered on of the worst work from home businesses you could have! Go to use the Google Adwords tool to see how much traffic a particular Keyword gets. You have to sign up for an Adwords.com account to be able to use this very useful tool. It shows the breakdown of all searches for every topic you can think of. Always make sure you blog about a topic that has at least 1,000 searches a month. I will go into this in more detail later on.)

Over deliver in your Content and you can also post videos about yourself and the knowledge you have.

Just make sure you pick a Niche that you can literally write effectively for about the 10 years to come. Really !! Google rewards Site as they get older and they place these Sites higher in the Search Engines which means more traffic and ultimately more money in your pocket and you will now see that it can be one of the really quality work from home businesses !

Once you have decided what you want to Blog about you can set up a free blog at Blogger.com !! I did this when I first started , however I would think about this for a second. It is much better to have your own hosting at a place like WordPress. You really cannot beat WordPress. If you are really serious about having one of the ‘primo’ work from homes businesses around then consider it.

And I will be talking in detail in the next few posts on how to go about this and setting up your WordPress blog.

For now , think about what you know and what you can blog about and come up with ideas on high you can make people interested in the content you have.

Next post we will be talking about how to step by step set up your WordPress blog. Followed by Monetizing your Blog and doing SEO and building Lists to maximize your profits.

Guys I am here for you and hope to help you having one of the most lucrative work from home businesses ;so do not hesitate to call me or email me at ramsb70@yahoo.com

Robert