It's been years since I even remembered I had this blog. But today I happened to stumble across it and I'm blown away. I'm super shocked to read some of the posts and methods of promotion that I was using all those years ago.. But I had a good excuse. I was a newbie! Making money online, wow, after all these years things have changed dramatically. The amount of information I have taken in over the years I haven't updated this blog has been huge.
Come to think of it, this was one of the first blogs / websites I ever started. I left it alone for years but obviously never deleted it. And in a way I'm glad I never. It stands as a reminder for how many years I've been learning and trying to make money online. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not super successful with Internet Marketing, but I am doing a lot better with it than I was when this blog was active. And I have much more knowledge on a wide range of subjects related to websites, traffic and promotion. So when time allows I may update this website more often and share some of the tips I have learnt.
But while I'm here I will share a few things of key importance for those just starting out. There are so many ways to make money online. Social media, membership sites, email marketing, churn and burn sites, authority sites, freelance online services (Fiverr etc), CPA, PPC, CPI, E-commerce, etc. The list is very long, and it can be confusing for people that a new to the game. But one thing you must remember is never put all your eggs in one basket, but always focus on one method at a time.
In terms of websites, which is the area where I chose to focus on, don't get tempted to buy cheap SEO / Link building services and point them straight to your money site. That's desperation and your site will be penalized eventually. Always either pay a good price to get good quality, unique content, or write it yourself.
Try to build high quality, relevant back links. And most important off all, make sure you do A LOT of keyword research before choosing your niche. Pick something too hard and you will have a difficult time trying to rank. If you're starting out with just one website ideally choose something you are interested in and have a lot of knowledge on.
If that subject happens to be in a niche which has high competition then you should look for the keywords that have low search volume and not much competition. These keywords will be easier to rank and get you a small number of targeted visitors that can still convert into sales / clicks etc. Make enough posts targeting the low volume keywords and it will build up nicely after a while. Sorry if there are any mistakes in this post. I wrote it quickly! Got any questions? Just let me know.