Tag: multiple streams of income

Nov
23

What’s the Big Deal With Squidoo?

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by: Dan Waggoner


To put it mildly Squidoo helps to complete three very important tasks for your online business.

It allows you to very easily create a lens which acts as a back link and traffic generator for your website. They have a Google PageRank of 5 and Alexa Ranking of 301. The website gets about 3,600,000 visitors a day. Yes that is almost 4 million visitors in each and every day just surfing Squidoo’s site to possibly stumble onto yours. Well….to be correct they won’t really be stumbling onto yours because you will enter the proper keywords to target the traffic and you will be wise and add compelling and valued content on the site. As a registered member you will have this capability.

Your lens can also be used as an alternative source of income as you can most certainly monetize it and advertise on it. If you don’t know by now, I’m pretty big on multiple streams of income. You should be earning money anywhere and everywhere you can earn it. The ultimate idea is to have money coming in to your account from different sources everyday. After some time of doing this the earnings will eventually start to really add up. Just make sure you apply some good business ethics.

Finally the last reason you should consider setting up a Squidoo account is because it’s another place on the Internet to tell the world who you are and properly lead them to your business. The end goal is to get more traffic. Without traffic you have no business.

If you already have your own website up and running I can’t think of any reason you shouldn’t already be over there setting up your own lens. If you don’t have a site yet what a great opportunity to begin telling the world what you have in mind. Let everybody know about your up and coming business plans and propositions. Start driving traffic to your Squidoo lens so when you do get your site going you can drive traffic from your lens to your business website.

Best Wishes!

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Sep
07

Blogging for Success!

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“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” ……..Herman Cain.

For those of you who have read my articles and previous posts you know and understand I am big on using the words “multiple streams of income”. The reason is because I personally believe that to be very successful online you need to set up multiple ways to get paid. If you are going to make alot of money then you should be experimenting with many different online ideas and concepts. I have listed multiple ways to do that on this website and blog and will continue to list more in the future. Today I want to discuss what I call the “central bank” for your online career. If you really want to make a living from home and earn enough money to make a difference in your life there are 2 main factors that will help you succeed in your quest. First you must create your website and then follow it up and drive traffic by building and promoting your blog.

Build Your Website

  • First you need to set up your own website. I have recommended a few methods to use in previous blogs. Look into HostGator Web Hosting and also check out Ken Envoy’s newsletter and his company Site Build It! Both HostGator and Site Build It are miles ahead of their competition in terms of usability and customer service. Try HostGator first to keep the cost down and if you can afford them both then absolutely go for it.  You are only increasing your chances of stronger profits. These are both outstanding companies and the best part is they will both pay you very well along the way if you choose.
  • Take your time and think of a great domain name. Preferably using a keyword related to your business.
  • Think in terms of Business Branding. You want your site and it’s name to be known well!
  • Learn as much as possible about and try to find niche products.
  • Add great content that is helpful to your visitors and easy on the search engines. (Mostly all typing and copy and paste)
  • Make your website “Sticky” – (Great stuff that people keep coming back for….useful…helpful)
  • Add secure and safe check out procedures if you have a web store  or plan on selling your own product.
  • Do not publish too soon!!!!
  • Learn about and apply proper use of meta keywords and descriptions for each page on your site.
  • Make your website easy to understand and follow.
  • Make your site easy to access by all browsers.
  • Learn all there is to know about Search Engine Optimization. (Lots of  SEO info. on this blog)
  • Always test your site before publishing as well as an ongoing basis for broken links and errors.
  • Use “Keywords” in your titles on each page.
  • Add alternative text to your site’s images so the search engines can read them. Remember search engines only read text.
  • Monetize your site by adding Google Adsense. Let Google pay you for your advertising space.
  • Add affiliate links if you wish. I actually recommend it even if you are selling your own product on the site. Do not be embarrased to offer affiliate links. Just make sure the ads are related to your site’s content and also make sure they are products that can benefit your visitors. There is nothing wrong with a company charging a fee for a great product. People don’t expect great things to be free. The company should be paid and so should you for allowing them to advertise on your site.
  • Write a good “about us” page so your visitors understand and know who you are and what you do.
  • Add a privacy policy
  • Test some more and when you’re absolutely ready go ahead and publish it to the world.
  • Sumit your new website address to all the major Search Engines, Directories…ie…Google, Yahoo, Alta Vista, Bing, Aol, All The Web…etc….etc.
  • Start building one way back links to your site. (Very important in gaining new traffic)
  • Sign up with Google Analytics to track your progress and your visitors to see what works and what doesn’t.
  • Stay on top of it.
  • Enjoy what you do.
  • Keep success in your mind.

Now Build and Publish Your Blog

  • Most good web hosting companies will offer you a blogging platform at no additional charge. I will discuss WordPress.org because it is offered free with the HostGator Baby Croc Package and because WordPress.org in my opinion is the best blogging platform offered today in regards to Usability and Design.
  • Sign up for the WordPress.org account.
  • Take a day or two to read about WordPress and understand the different functions, plugins, themes, tools, links, profiles, etc which are now at your disposal.
  • Choose a usable blog theme. Make it a custom theme if you can afford it.
  • Click plugins on the left side of your WordPress control panel and then click add new plugin.  In the “add plugin” search box type “All in One SEO” or “Platinum SEO” . Download and activate one of these two plugins. I personally prefer Platinum SEO because it has a few more helpful tools at your disposal in the settings. Take the time to learn how these plug-ins work.
  • Decide on a title for your first blog post. Use keywords in your titles and don’t take the title process lightly. A good title can make the difference on small amounts of visitors and huge amounts of visitors.
  • Keep the body text between 250 and 650 words.
  • Write great content related to your website and useful to your audience.
  • Be careful to not write too many sales ads.
  • Sprinkle keywords carefully into your article like an hourglass. Maybe one in your title. A few in the opening statement. A few less in the body. A Few more in your closing or summary. Don’t over do it.
  • Keep your readers first in your mind. SEO tactics should be second.
  • Use Post tags on each article.
  • Create links to your website.
  • Keep up with all the great plugins to make your life easier
  • Learn about and add an Rss Feed.
  • Have an opt in email form to build a customer database.
  • Add Google Adsense to your blog to gain more money from Google for allowing them to advertise on your site.
  • Add affiliate links and advertisement to your blog but make them helpful and useful to your readers and visitors. Think again in terms of niche products.
  • Always publish your post only after testing and making sure everything is in place and working order and to your satisfaction. Never hurry!
  • Add your blog to social marketing and bookmarking sites…ie…Facebook, Twitter, Digg, Blogger.com, Blogged.com, Technorati..Delicious, Stumble Upon,..etc…etc. Use social book marking  and marketing to your advantage website and blogs advantage. There are millions of interested readers out there.
  • Like your website the success of your blog requires creating quality one way back links to it as well. Add more back links. Make sure the links are websites which are related to your site’s content with higher Google Page Ranking if possible. This will secure even more traffic and visitors.
  • Get a rhythm down. Don’t write too little and don’t write too much. Once a week or so should be sufficient.
  • Be aware of Google Page Ranking but don’t get too tied up in it too soon. Good Page ranking also comes with good content unless your niche is very competive in which case it will take longer to rank high and will require more quality back links than other niches.
  • Be sincere!
  • Be friendly!
  • Partner and Network with as many people and businesses you can. Hopefully related to your website and blog content.
  • Enjoy yourself! Have a blast. Interact with your visitors!

And the list goes on and on! If I missed a few due to time restraints feel free to add your ideas in the comments. Feel free to link to this page or bookmark it and use it as a reference while you’re working. Remember you will never stop learning. The day you do is the day it’s over with! Perform all the steps listed here and you will be well on your way to a rock solid income to be proud of. You will be blogging for your own success.

Best Wishes!

Aug
31

Where To Start Earning Money Online?

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It seems that everyday now I get an email from a reader or an acquaintance and sometimes friends and relatives as well. They all ask me the same question.  Where do I start earning money online and is there really money to be made?

I will try to answer those questions separately for everybody reading.

My advice is to start with whatever you think you can handle. Regardless if that means joining a survey company and doing one or two surveys a month and making an extra $20.00 to $50.00. Maybe just sign up for a multi level marketing (MLM) company and send and receive referrals strictly by email. If you really want to take a leap then set up a website or blog and start marketing your own product or affiliate products. This is the sincere beauty of the Internet. It really doesn’t matter. I tell everybody that throws me that question the same thing I’m getting ready to tell you. Do Something! The worst thing you can do is sit and talk about it. Anybody can do that. Just talking about it won’t make you a dime! Most of you already know this but if you want something in life you have to reach out and grab it. Chances are that it won’t come to you so you have to go get it. Start by doing it part time between your other activities…ie..work – family and social life. Get on the Internet and start reading and networking with other people in search of the same thing. You will find that while there are plenty of scammers out and about there are also plenty of good people who are willing to help you along because they’ve been there themselves and remember how it was and because they genuinely want to help others. Good people do still exist in this world! You just have to wade through some bad to find them.

As to whether or not money can be made. The answer is a resounding yes! Considering the fact that there are 1.6 billion Internet users in the world and almost 252 million in North America alone I would say your odds are pretty good. It’s not a question of can you earn money. It’s a question of will you reach out and grab it.  More and more people are earning money everyday online. It’s because they stumble across something that actually got their attention and they were willing to take a chance and sacrifice some of their time. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that the Internet is unlike other businesses because in a sense it’s not. Most businesses require an investment on your part be it online or out in the streets. Some are small and some are large. It’s like anything else. It just depends on your interests and what you think may keep you interested and what you can afford. If you can’t afford much right now then go after the freebies and take it day by day. With bigger risk usually comes bigger rewards so if you can afford some money to invest then look into a few larger opportunities. There are so many out there!

My personal recommendation is start right away! Get involved with as many different ideas and opportunities as you possibly can but always do your research prior to jumping in. I have tried to list here on my website and blog the ideas and businesses that stood out to me. I will continue to find more of them for you but there are hundreds of thousands of others out there as well. I am personally a fan of multiple streams of income so I like to leverage my time and money in as many opportunities as possible. This way I always have money coming in from multiple places. That works for me but may not work for you. The main point is as I stated earlier…..Do Something! Don’t just sit there at your computer wishing that something would come along and make you rich. Earning money online is like any other business. If you want to succeed you have to work hard at it. It doesn’t happen overnight for 99.9% of us but I can tell you one thing for sure as somebody who does earn decent money online. If you put your mind to it, set some goals for yourself and start doing something right this minute you will be a whole lot closer than you were yesterday.


Aug
27

2 New Ways To Make Money Online With PayPal!

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by: Dan Waggoner


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If you’re looking for a couple genuine and bonafide ways to make money online with PayPal without having to pay any money up front then you should check out the two listed below. Both companies will pay you via PayPal.

Brand Institute
Brand Institute is the world’s premier healthcare, consumer and business to business (B2B) brand identity consultancy. You would be doing surveys for them online that take anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes. The average pay is about $5.00 to $8.00. However some are as low as a dollar and some payouts are as high as $100.00. Brand Institute will pay you via PayPal or by check. It appears the higher paying surveys may be for medical professionals but anybody can join. They do some consumer surveys as well. Your surveys will be sent to your registered email account and you fill out the survey and get paid. The only possible downfall is research shows that you may only get one or two surveys a month but hey it’s still money.

BigCrumbs.com
BigCrumbs.com is a very hip and well know shopping network that allows you to earn cash back at eBay and 406 top stores. Simply start your shopping at BigCrumbs.com and click their links to visit your favorite stores, then shop as usual. In addition, once you set up your account you may also set up a referral account. The cool part about their referral account is that you get paid for members that you refer when they shop plus the people they refer up to 5 total. BigCrums.com is free to join and offers discounts plus cash back for shopping and a referral service. They will pay you via PayPal. It doesn’t get much better and your earnings for referrals are limitless. You could actually set up a business doing just this and make plenty of money online if you work hard at it.

Ok….so now you have 2 new bonafide ways to make money with PayPal that will cost you absolutely nothing but your time. Go get it! The idea is to set up multiple streams of income for yourself. The more income you have coming in for yourself  from different sources at multiple times the more your banking accounts will start to add up! If I find any additional ways to get paid with PayPal in the future I will post it on the blog.

Best Wishes!

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