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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Blogging And Google Adsense

A really simple way to make a little extra money online or even potentially a lot of extra money, especially if you like to write is to create a blog and incorporate google adsense into your blog. Your blog can be about anything that your passionate about, opinionated about or have a vast amount of knowledge about. The key is to make it fun and interesting so that people will want to read it! Then, of course you'll need traffic (people visiting your blog). I'm not going to get into traffic building just yet because it is a very extensive subject that I am still in the process of learning about and attempting to master.

Once you've created your blog you can sign up for google adsense. (it's free) Basically what adsense does is places targeted ads on your on your blog that are relevant to your content. Every time that someone clicks on one of these ads, you get paid! The amount of money that you will get paid per click varies greatly from a few cents to quite a few dollars per click, but the bottom line is you will get paid for every click! There are several "program policies" that you must adhere to. Most importantly, you can not click on your own ads and you can not specifically ask for clicks. Trust me; as you start to develop more traffic, the clicks will come! We live in a "click happy" world now and it doesn't cost your readers anything to click on the ads to see what they are about. Remember, the ads are targeted to your content so they should be of interest to your readers. Another plus is... I have heard that there are lots of bloggers out there that click on ads in the blogs that they like as sort of a small contribution to the blog writer's creative efforts!

Good Luck!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Project Payday

There are lots of ways to make money online, but most of them require a big investment of either time and/or money. You will have to put in some time, but very little money. If you don't work at it you won't make anything. It's not a BS set it and forget it system, however if you can devote 2-3 hours a day to it, you can easily make $150 to $200 a day or more if you can devote more time and you really can start getting paid within a few days of signing up. It's not for everybody though, but a lot of people absolutely love it. It involves completing offers at IFW's (Internet Freebie Websites)

Unlike most of the other ridiculous "Make $1,000 a day" ads you see all over the Net, Project Payday is definitely different.

* It's fairly easy and most anyone can do it
* You can be up and running in under an hour
* Training Videos walk you through everything
* They have real membership support

You won't "get rich" but it is a realistic extra income system for the "Average Joe" as they call it.

I have never seen anything like this before, and I'm sure you probably haven't either. This is a unique strategy for making a realistic extra income online. I use it and it really works!

Check out the videos on the site and see what you think ... Project Payday

Monday, March 10, 2008

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate Marketing is one way to way to make some cash on the internet. You are promoting someone else's product or service and in return you get a certain percentage of each sale that is generated from your promotion. There are many companies that are happy to do this because it's free advertising for them. This is usually accomplished by providing you (the affiliate) with a special tracking link to the company's website and if a sale is made you will receive credit and get paid your commision. The upside is you don't have to come up with your own product or service to sell. The downside is you (as an affiliate) generally don't get paid for referrals. You only receive a set amount per sale and there is no "mark-up" because all sales are made by the company, therefore you'll want to refer a lot of traffic your target company's website and there are a lot of affiliates out there making a lot of money.

Affiliate programs directories are one way to find affiliate programs, another method is large affiliate networks that provide the platform for dozens or even hundreds of advertisers. The third option is to check the target website itself for a reference to their affiliate program. Websites, which offer an affiliate program often, have a link titled "affiliate program", "affiliates", "referral program" or "webmasters" somewhere on their website, usually in the footer or "About" section of the site. Even if all those methods seem to indicate that a site does not have an affiliate program, it could still be the case that there exists a non-public affiliate program. The only way to find out for sure, is to contact the site owner directly and ask.

If your interested in learning more about affiliate marketing, send me an Email by clicking on the Email tab at the top of the page and I will send you the free report that got me started. There is no catch. Your not signing up for anything. Your not going to be placed on a list and the report is really free. What you do with it is totally up to you. I will tell you that there is a pitch at the end to buy a membership. I did and it was well worth it, but you don't have to if you don't want to and you can still use all the information in the report and get yourself started as an affiliate marketer. Good Luck and if you do take me up on my offer and send an Email, please put "send my free report" in the subject line and you should receive it within 24 hours.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

A Little Bit About Me And My Purpose Here.

I'm trying to do things a little different here and be honest! I'm just a regular guy sharing my experiences in trying to make a few bucks online. I will only recommend products and programs that I use and that have worked for me. I will offer advice from both myself and from others that has been proven to be effective.

So, if you want to start making money online, you absolutely can. The key is to start small and don't give up. Beware of all the "Get Rich Quick" scams and schemes. I have tried many and most don't work. Unfortunately it is very difficult to tell the good from the bad because they all sound great. Keep in mind that their main objective is to get your money. If it doesn't sound good your not going to buy it. Don't be a sucker, but don't be a complete skeptic either. If you don't try anything, you won't make anything!

Oh; and you can search until doomsday for "Free" programs that actually work all by themselves. You will always have to buy something else in order to make it work! That's not to say that "ALL" free programs are bad. I have come across a few good ones but they require a "LOT" of time and effort to see any type of income. That's not how they market it, but it's the truth! In order to actually make any "real" money, your going to have to spend a little!

I will be making more posts with some advice about things that have worked well for me, things that haven't worked so well and things that didn't work at all, such as paid surveys! Just please remember, it really takes work to make money online, no matter what the ad says! If you have any questions feel free to ask.