Sunday, December 30, 2007

Blog Contest


I was thinking of holding a blog contest, and seeing that I have not held one before, I hope you guys can give input on how to select the winner.

I've decided on the prizes and its something Im very very very certain anyone would love. But anyway, some creative inputs would be appreciated. If possible, not looking for the kinds that people have to make a post linking back to this one etc etc.

Anyone with creative ideas for a contest, just comment away! :)

If anyone wants to make a joint contest or whatsoever, comment away, I can supply the prizes.

Creative ideas for blog contest are hard to come by nowadays so.. The creator of the best/creative idea that I end up using would win for themselves a free domain for a year :)

PS : Yes, I'm in a giving mood :D

Saturday, December 29, 2007

SEO Careers

If you're a newbie in internet marketing, or simply making money online, there are two BIG NO NO niches that you should ever join. (A newbie in internet marketing would constitute to less than a year of doing so :) )

One of them is SEO, or search engine optimization. Unless you work at Google, Yahoo or know your shit, you should NEVER think of entering this niche. Or even anything related to it. Why? Well simply put, there is a reason why the sites appearing at the top, appear there when you type in the search term SEO. Get my point?

They know their shit. They know what in the hell search engines are all about and they have no problems getting to number one even with a new site. But you dont. Why? Coz you're a newbie. Even if you have read up on TONS of seo tips, techniques or search engine material, you're still nowhere near these people. Not to bring you down but that's the reality.

Experience beats theory anytime hands down. So yes, stop trying to rank well for SEO if you're still doing so. ;)

Sidetracking abit. Try and do a search for SEO on google. At point of writing, there are a few sites on google adsense at the top providing 'seo' services or services providing people with top placement on search engines. Rather ironic that they're calling themselves experts when they have to rely on adwords to get that top placement. =.= No offense to those guys, but maybe call yourselves ADWORDS expert by all means.

And if you're actually considering a career in SEO, then jolly well TEST, LEARN, TEST again and learn your stuff.

What is a Consumer Report?

I have mentioned in an earlier post about Free Consumer Reports and I started to think that there maybe some people out there who have the faintest idea what a Consumer Report is. Well if you do a search on Google for Consumer Reports, you'd most likely be greeted with a certain consumer reports site.

Well, apparently, what can be found on google regarding consumer reports is reports FOR consumers, not reports OF consumers. Obviously, what I was talking about was in fact reports OF consumers. So I did a search for the correct term to use and its in fact
market research. In fact, I've found a good site for you : It has basically what I intended for you to obtain, reports of consumers and the market.

It contains some elements of free market research but there are those paid ones which involves money and it makes sense to pay for such information because research aint easy and more if its research of consumers within certain markets :)

Why is that important? Well, it really makes much sense to know a market before entering it and like I've mentioned it before, market research is of utmost importance. Remember that.

So I apologize if those who have been looking for Free Consumer Reports and reach here knowing that you did not get what you want, on the other hand, thank you for reading through several pages of this make easy money online blog while you were at it :) Hope you hadnt wasted your time.

Though it really made me scratched my head when there were some who actually came here by the keyword : "Make money online consumer reports". If you're still here reading this, do make a note of your presence :)

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Find a Niche Easily

If you're in the make money online scene, you'd probably have read how "important" it is to find a niche with which to market. And if you typed in "ways to select a niche" you'd probably have found my previous post being ways to select a niche. :) And you'd probably have read that I'll be releasing a feed only post on simplified methods of finding a niche.

Well, some of you might think that its just a lame old ploy to get more readers / subscribers for this blog but hey, it isnt difficult really to just click on the RSS feed button to subscribe. Why? Because this post is exactly what lazy asses have been waiting for (yeah right. =.=). But nevertheless, like I said, the rest of this post is going to the feeds only. This is to reward my "loyal" subscribers and readers with some useful information.

To my subscribers, here's the information you have been waiting for since I see a DRAMATIC increase in my subscribership from 3 to 6! :) Not something to whoah about, but hey, its the little things that one has to "celebrate" about, otherwise, all motivation would be lost. ;)

So lets get started!

I'll basically outline the steps that I take to finding a niche. As you would know, there are thousand maybe more different ways of finding a profitable niche to market to. But here, I outline my very lazy way, that somehow, should find you your desired niche.

Step 1

Open up WordTracker's free keyword tool. STOP. Now many would be going to this popularly referred to link : as told by many make money online bloggers. But I just found out from somewhere (sorry I really forgot where so I cant credit you :( ) that there's an easier tool to use that eliminates some important steps.

Go to Notice that you just have to add the "gtrends" at the back? For those who are having a clue, yes it is. Its Google Trends! So what is it doing over here at wordtracker? Well, apparently the owners of wordtracker have realised that people usually search for a certain keyword from wordtracker then go over to Google Trends to find out the search trends for Google.

So basically, whats important about this step is, you can search for your keyword on wordtracker(which uses overture if im not wrong) and get traffic estimation on both Wordtracker AND Google. Not only that, they would also provide you with the number of competitors currently present in Google for that certain keyword and advise you on whether that keyword is a good niche for you.

So do you understand? Well if you dont, let me summarise this step for you.

  1. Go to

Yes that step is as simple as that! :) Now on to the next step.

Step 2

Enter a keyword. And when I say keyword, I dont mean keywords like "make easy money online". I mean keywords like "bikes". Just one word. Trust me.

GTrends Tool from WordTracker would then generate a list of other keywords related to yours, showing the daily amount of searches on Overture. Now, you'll notice there's a small bar graph icon to the right of your keyword? Yes, click on it.

Now, what's on screen is basically it. Your niche. What you're looking for is 2 ticks. One from the "Google Competition" and one from "Actual Visitors From #1 in Google/day". However, here's a tip. If you have like hundreds of searches from google but like 30 000 - 35 000, then go for the niche, that is, if you think the number of searches on google can make up for more competition.

You'll notice that they have links at the bottom of the graph with "your keyword" on google and also "your keyword" + affiliate on google. Now what more could one ask for? If its the right niche, then go ahead and start searching for affiliate products to market with! ;)

So do you understand? If not, lets recap on this step.


  1. Type in a keyword you'd like (1 word)
  2. Click on the bar graph icon to the right of your keyword to see the keyword's details on Google
  3. The keywords with 20 - 120 searches on Overture tend to make nice niches so take a lookout on those
  4. Pick your niche based on having both criterias ticked advisably, but if not, at least have the competition on Google low and the actual visits on Google to be high
Step 3

There IS NO step 3! Now now, isnt finding yourself a niche to market into easier now? Of course, other marketers might urge you to do more research like whether a certain keyword is just a fad, trend or a long term keyword.

You can combine what's been taught here with what you have learnt elsewhere and get highly likely profitable niches quickly and easily.

If you're not satisfied with the simplicity of this post, please do provide me some feedback. Thank you.

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Saturday, December 22, 2007

Ways to select a niche

In accordance with the objective of this blog, which is to release what information I have, (pathetic or not), for free, and make sure they're easy to understand so that readers are able to make easy money online for free. :) Share the wealth!

Anyway, I've been blog hopping for the past few days particularly reading up on topics regarding ways to select a niche. Some are good while some are just pure bullshit you can just wish the blogger would shut the fuck up. But anyways, I've discovered some new tools (yes, they're free) and they're what I'd call, sure-fire tools that can let you select a niche that WILL work.

Yes, and the best part is its free! How's that? You have a way to select a niche, that will work, and its free! All you gotta do is just put in some work. Well I said, easy, not lazy. ;)

Anyway, I'd like to touch on the common things that these blogs have about ways to select a niche and I'd try and post up some different stuff, if i have any.

Similarities on ways to select a niche

  1. You have to think of a something that has connection to you (for those who do not know where to start)
  2. If you're a good marketer, then you'd have read the news and found out what's the rising trend
  3. You're then required to find out if there's a market for your niche
  4. You do so by using tools that gives off estimated search volume on google, yahoo etc etc.
  5. If there is indeed a market for your niche, you go on ahead to google, type in your niche with quotes "your niche"
  6. If the number of competitors are below a certain amount, then you've found yourself a marketable niche
  7. You then set up a site/blog around that niche, and use affiliate marketing, adsense and what nots to help you earn money

Now, what would happen if you found a HUGE GOLDMINE waiting to be tapped. The only problem, you know nuts about the niche. Uh-oh. Well, no problem, you can always research on the niche and pick out the best stuff. Well, I've (well, not really me, i just found it :p) made doing things like this easier for you. :)

If that's what you currently know and have been doing, welll i have to tell you, great! You're doing a good job and that's what you should be doing in one of the steps to making money online.

And by far any means, you can go ahead doing so, because hey, its only a matter of clicks before you can find what you need. Then why am I making this post about ways to select a niche then?

Well, I have a set of sure-fire methods, that are EASY(read : not lazy), and you can find numerous amounts of niche easily, hopefully more effectively, and.. What else do you want? That's quite a hefty amount of benefits.

Now, since this is free, I would like to see if this way of selecting a niche is really indeed easy and of course, I would like for it to be beneficial to me. How? Since I'm not charging anything, I just ask that you subscribe to my feed. Simple? I'll be making a feed only post on this information. It might probably get indexed but I don't care, as long as its not easily available to many.

I assure you, this information is too simple, too dumb but why should you or anyone care? It works! :)

I'll be looking forward to your subscribing. ;) Look out for the post in my feed. ;) This way of selecting a niche is only my opinionated version as with many others, but I feel its the best, because its the easiest ;)

Friday, December 21, 2007

Free Consumer Reports

Make easy money online by selling products - Overview
Make easy money online by selling products - Lesson 1

Make easy money online by selling products - Lesson 2

Free Consumer Reports

The 2nd installment in my lessons on making easy money online selling products be it affiliate products, your own info products or otherwise. In the first lesson, I mentioned that market research is very important. Now, after researching your market, your consumers, what do you do?

You have to get to know your audience. Why are consumer reports so important? Well, in my post regarding what's the most important thing in making money, I mentioned that it is the ability to find prospects, or potential customers/consumers. So if you dont have a clue regarding your audience or prospects, how do you actually even find them?

Knowing your audience can be related to a teacher getting to know his students. As simple as that. If a teacher knows what time the students study, where the students study etc2, dont you think its easy for the teacher to plan his lessons to maximise effective learning?

Now, enough rant about how important consumer reports is. I'm going to touch on a few things as to how to actually get to know your audience.

As usual, there be many ways to do so, but here's a short list that some or many of you might be familiar with.

  1. Forums

  2. Social Networks

  3. Niche Sites

  4. Blogs

  5. Consumer Research

Now, if you were to add your primary keyword + any of the ways mentioned above, you'd have gotten an abundance ways with which to knowing your audience. For example, if you were selling golf gloves, you'd wanna type in "golf gloves forum" or "golf gloves consumer research". Google it and you'd have a list of sites with which to conduct further consumer research on.

Before you say that I am insulting your intelligence by stating the obvious like how to search for stuff, I'd like to mention that despite it being obvious, people dont think about it or refuse to. Doing the above like I mentioned gives you an insight into how your audience buys, how your audience surfs and whatnots needed to be able to know how to convert your prospects.

Now I emphasise the thing that we want to obtain here is your audience's buying patterns, whether or not your audience buys stuff online, the mindset of your audience, their ages etc2.

When you've found out all the above stated, the "free consumer reports" step is complete. You have all you need to know about your audience and you can easily manipulate, manage sales pitches/sales letters to make prospects into customers.

Another tip is to know which search engine your audience frequents. For example, hip hop related teenagers who are music driven naturally tend to use Yahoo for their searches whereas technology geeks go to Google. Knowing this in your audience would help the fact that you can know which search engine to optimise for at the start of your campaign.

To summarise up this lesson, the following are what we are hoping to achieve to be able to complete the "free consumer reports" process :

  • Their buying patterns

  • Their surfing patterns

  • Their generation

  • Their age

  • Their gender

  • Their mindset

Now if you're sharp, (or maybe not :p) you'd have known I was trying to optimise this post for the term "Free Consumer Reports". Why? Well, it does have a connection with the post doesnt it? ;) Though, I dont actually provide the free consumer reports. You'd have to SEARCH them yourself :D

Now when I list these, Im practically referring to the majority of your audience so that you can claim you know your market's audience. That's all for this lesson and stay tuned. :)

Disclaimer : If in any way, this lesson series does not signify that making money online is easy or if its not easy to understand how to make money online, do feedback to me. Thank you. :)

Market Research Methodology

Making easy money online selling products - Lesson 1

Market Research Methodology

Are you asking what connection is there in market research to making easy money online through the internet? Well, making money is the same, be it offline and online. Thus, as with offline money making methods, anyone wishing to do so has to conduct market research of some form at least. Shall I say now, that the great marketers and the good marketers are only separated by but their abilities to conduct market research. ;)

There is no definite way to research the market you are going to enter into but I am going to list some simple ways that you can do market research online.

1. Firstly, select a niche. (Ok doesn’t everyone know that? =.=) Fine, how do you select one? Let me say this. Do not be afraid of entering a niche that you absolutely have no idea on. Its possible but just harder. ;) So anyway, just pick a few random niches and we’ll see which is a good market to enter.

2. After having the list of niches, think like a consumer. Then write down beside those niches, the first thing you’d think of if you were to be interested in buying a product related to that niche.

3. Next, you’d want to find out which niche has a demand or in other words, which niche has people willing or wanting to buy products from. So how do you do that? You can either conduct consumer market research by getting real people data from survey companies on consumers or you can just research the demand for that niche online through keywords.

Remember the fist thing I told you to write down in step 2? Yes, that shall be the keyword. Now, go to these sites and look up the demand for the keyword :

Basically, you’re wanting to find a keyword that has people searching for. Why? Because that’ll show that there is actually a market, a demand for that niche. Don’t be afraid of competition. Competition is good. Why? Because they help to create the awareness among your prospects in a niche. Your prospects are going to do a lot of searching (or probably would have done) and your job is pretty much simple. Provide them a solution!

How to provide them that solution would be explained in another day. But I would really like to emphasise before this post ends, that the internet and our ability to conduct market research is what actually defines the good marketers from the greats. So if you have no confidence in your ability to conduct market research , post up a comment and I'll explain further in another post on simple beginner steps to doing it.

But for now, this is the first lesson in selling products to make easy money online. Enjoy!

Disclaimer : If in any way, this lesson series does not signify that making money online is easy or if its not easy to understand how to make money online, do feedback to me. Thank you. :)

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

EntreCard Sucks?

Ok this post is in response to the latest traffic trend , Entrecard. There has been rises in the traffic from Entrecard and like I mentioned in my previous post, A free traffic Goldmine, which tells of how EntreCard has helped to boost my traffic a little. Who says Entrecard sucks?

Like all things in the world, one can please not everyone. So as expected there are those that swore by not using such a service lest it dies soon enough, being a fad, and so on and so forth.

I just stumbled upon vic's blog of blogger unleashed and I must say, I respect him. Why? Because he has his own mindset and actually dares to be different. From what I have gathered, he seems to be a veteran in the internet world and veterans have the most experience. And by that, he gives his opinion of Entrecard and how it will die soon.

True even that everyone are entitled to their own opinion and I am just referring to his opinions and evaluating them and how Entrecard might suck and might not.

I will quote from his site :

Back in the early 90’s, when the first banner exchanges came out, not only did I jump in but I also started one and, in a given moment, I had over 50k users. At the time people where still amazed at the internet and something like an animated gif would make people’s jaw drop, makes me smile thinking if we could travel back in time and place a flash advertising on the same page. What would people think lol. Anyway, sorry my ADD, back then it was a new and good form of advertising. Then came Microsoft and took it to the next level. In less than 5 years the fad was gone and it was just not as effective. Now people would join an exchange but would not buy additional impressions because it was cost effective for free but not if you had to pay, so as the Microsoft banner exchange disappeared so did mine.

Its a pretty big quote, but simply to say, he mentions that banner exchange services have been around for a long time and they've risen and fallen but never maintained a regular traffic source.
That's a new information for me as Im rather new to the net so to speak and I have not experienced such trafffic systems. Lest, if this veteran is saying that EntreCard is dying, Im not arguing with him at all.

So why am I contradicting myself with my earlier post on how good EntreCard is? Well for me its really simple. This blog is not a monetized blog nor do I intend it to be. Thus, any traffic is good for me. Any traffic bursts are good bursts. Get where I am getting at? Hope you do because I am simply saying that although EntreCard might not last and that Entrecard sucks is the new fad, I am just riding on the fad bandwagon that can benefit the blog and me which in other words, increases my traffic.

No one can tell for sure how long a certain system would last but they can predict. Blogging zoom has been great too and though I have confidence in it lasting, like i said, one can never tell. Entrecard may suck for the veterans, but lets just ride the wave and absorb the traffic bursts for now. :)

This post is in reference to these 2 posts :
Entrecard sucks and there is no doubt
Entrecard another loser

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Money Making is still alive

Sorry for the late update. Had an not-in-town experience the past 5 days. But anyways, this is just a temporary post to inform people of how alive this blog still is. :) Stay tuned for lesson 2 and more. ;)

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Make money online selling products - Overview

Ok I just realized that despite this being a blog about easy ways to make money online, there is barely much posts touching on that. So therefore, this post will touch specifically on that J

I’ve always believed making money was easy, be it online or offline. Its keeping it that is the difficult part. But anyways, here are some ways that I’m sure many of you know can make money online :

  1. Doing surveys / emails
  2. Selling a product
  3. Selling someone’s product
  4. Creating a site with traffic that can benefit advertisers

So basically that’s the main idea. This post henceforth would be touching on ways #2 and #3, ie. Selling products.

So first up, what do you sell? What are you supposed to sell? That’s where you have to first do research. Listed below are some steps that you are advised to go through to ensure a smooth marketing strategy.

  1. Research your market
  2. Know your target audience
  3. Research your competition
  4. Know your competition’s products
  5. Create a new product or find one that has sellable quality.

Go to the links given above to go through the lessons outlined. Remember that these tips are only useful if you are going to sell products to make money online.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

A Free Traffic GoldMine

Well in relation to my previous post regarding prospects being the most important aspect of making money, its common sense to know that without traffic comes no prospects. Thus, in a way, you actually have to have decent amounts of traffic to attract these prospects.

And with my theme of making money online for free, I've scoured around for ways to increase your traffic for free, which in fact I have mentioned in another previous post regarding free internet advertising.

Well, for those not in the now, I'd like to present a new find I had a couple of days back. Its a new program/site for increasing your network as well as traffic. Without further ado :


You'd have noticed the small widget in my sidebar with the capital E at the corner? Yeah, that is it. Im not going to blabber on about what its about (you can find that out by clicking on that link) but I am going to tell you about what I've experienced with it over the last couple of days testing it.

I have gotten an increase in traffic. Simple enough? Not quite. I wouldnt really call it increase? More of a spike. Ok maybe an increase if you'd like. By how much you'd ask? I cant screen at the moment but trust my words when I tell you that it increased by more than 500% over a night. :) Yeah I am happy for that moment. There was a doubt about that traffic, which I thought were the kinds that just came by to drop their entrecards for a credit and leave (read more about the entrecard NOW :D) but I was so wrong.

The number of people staying in my site and browsing around increased by 1000%. Yes you saw it right. 1000%. :) Its a good service and business model. The best part is it contains a whole lot of categories from which you can advertise your site FOR FREE from. What else can one ask for?

No one is forcing you, but I do encourage you to take advantage of this free traffic goldmine that is only going to get bigger soon. As Im sure you would know, free traffic doesnt come by that easily, more so free quality traffic. So why wait? ;)

PS : Do interest yourself in clicking on the widget mentioned on your right as itll help me and it might help you as well! :) Get your free quality traffic today!

Sunday, December 02, 2007

The One and Only SEO tip is..

Despite the plethora of information out on the web today, there remains a few hidden tricks and secrets behind most subjects and SEO, or search engine optimization is no exception. There is but only ONE main trick that EVERYONE interested in SEO should know of.

Some already do and are already implementing the trick in their timetable. Some know, but have no idea of how to implement it, while the rest probably dont know. (Though I doubt that there is anyone who is totally clueless :p)

So what is this one trick of seo then?

Well, its none other than personal testing.

Satisfied with the answer? Yes? No? Maybe?

Nevertheless, I shall explain to you why its very important or why its the only skill you should ever have for SEO.

As all of you would have known, SEO is optimizing your site so that it Googlebots are able to crawl it better and faster. Nowadays, its basically marketing. SEO = Marketing. Why? Because its the act of getting to the target audience ahead of your competitor with which to sell your products. BUT THAT, is a whole diferrent story and we shall dwelve into that.

Anyway, so lets start with some basic questions to answer :

Personal Testing for SEO

  1. What is personal testing for SEO?
  2. Why is personal testing so important for SEO?
  3. Why is personal testing the only thing important for SEO?
  4. Who is eligible to implement personal testing for SEO?
  5. When should one implement personal testing for SEO?
  6. How can personal testing be done for SEO?

PS : If you guys think I'm trying to optimize this post for the keyword "Personal Testing for SEO", I'm not. =.= Really.


  • Personal Testing is basically testing or using trial and error to find out what works and what doesnt for SEO. There are many tools available online, some free some not, but most of them are what they're worth.

  • Personal Testing is very important for SEO because very similar to the subject on weight loss, every site, or page is different. They very much so require a different strategy to being optimized for search engines. As much as every individual require a different weight loss strategy, the same goes for every site. Why is that so? Because every site has a different topic, niche that they cover and what strategy works for one site may not work for another. I'll explain in a moment why all these is happening.

  • Like I said at the start of the post, there is just too much information on the web. To make it worse, the web is evolving at too fast a pace for you to rely on the information on the web. Some of the information that are at the top spots for SEO are outdated and do not really apply in this age more or less in the future. Therfore, to ensure that you stay ahead of the pack, or at least with them, you have to do personal testing for your sites.

  • EVERYONE is eligible for personal testing for SEO. All you need is a shallow knowledge of what currently works and what doesnt.

  • EVERYONE should start implementing personal testing SEO before the site even goes live! Ok maybe not, but at the moment the site goes live. Its very important that you do that to ensure greater accuracy in your tests.

  • There are many ways that personal testing for SEO can be done, not to mention the tools available. I'll just mention the tools available for you guys' benefit :D. Basically, the core concept is as follows :
  1. Take what knowledge you have of the current SEO tactics and apply it to your site.
  2. Make sure its at least a fair amount of knowledge.
  3. Dont care whether they are reliable or not for now.
  4. Write down and track the progress of your site after applying tactic A (eg. your heading).
  5. Write down what works and what doesnt.
  6. Wait around 3 days before seeing whether a certain tactic works.
  7. Once you've found what works, go full force and optimize your site using those tactics.

  • The tools that you can use are :
  1. Google Analytics
  2. Google Website Optimizer
  3. SEO Elite
  4. A keyword research engine like WordTracker
  5. Keyword Elite
You can read up on how the softwares work at their respective sites. If you have any queries you can always drop me a mail.

You can read up on why all these is happening in another post of mine that will come soon. :P The post is getting long anyway. So thats it! For the Main SEO tip. ;)

Thursday, November 29, 2007

6 Free Internet Advertising Methods

Surprisingly, someone had me an idea for a post. He/She said that as a beginner in this area, they're wondering what kind of internet advertising to use. Well, lucky for them, I've read alot about advertising your site/product through the internet. So here goes..

Advertising through the internet can basically be broken down into these main methods :

  • Free
  • Non - Free

I know, I know. Abit obvious but thats how it is! :) Ok, lets be serious. Since I am more of promoting cheap, free ways of making money online, I shall not delve much on the non-free advertisements but more on the free internet advertising methods.

Free Internet Advertising

Basically, what we would like to achieve here is simple. Get your links out there. Yes, that's right. Anywhere you think you can legally squezee in a link to your site would be good enough advertising. Don't be surprised that people do click on the strangest of places ;) The trick to doing well in free internet advertising is to find sites that have high traffic. Search engines are an example, but that's a whole different topic altogether.

However, here are some suggestions for places to include your links. Some you might hear of so bear with me.

  • Forums : - You can place a link or image linking to your site in your signatures in forums. The more you post (legally and according to the forum rules of course!), the more exposure and advertising your site is going to get. On top of that, if you post well and more in sections that pertain to your niche, you can be sometimes seen as someone knowledgeable in that niche, which is certainly good right? Right.
Also, there are sometimes special sections for advertisements of sites. Jolly well make sure you don't miss it ;)

  • Social Networking Sites : - Well I do hope that you at least have a social circle, if not real at least virtual? Place a link in your profile page or whatsoever. For sites like myspace or facebook, you can add friends without actually knowing them so ADD and ADD! The only negative thing that can happen would be getting to know more people. :)

  • Free Classified Ads : - Again, don't underestimate the power of a link spot. Anywhere is good as long as it can fit your link. Here's a list of sites that you might want to consider : Free Classified Ads Placement.

  • Article Directories : - If you are running a blog or are able to write articles, do so and submit your articles to article directories. They're very recommended as you're able to place your biography (which of course, includes a link to your site). Also, people might use your article if they like it and your name (link) gets spread without you doing a single thing! Search Google for a list of article directories or here are some :

  • Yahoo Answers : - This was a tip provided by grizzly of makemoneyforbeginners
    and its a very useful tip. Go to Yahoo Answers, get a Yahoo account. You can either answer questions regarding your niche and include in your site link in the resource box, or sign up another account to post the question while you post the answer. Visit the above blog for a more detailed way of doing so. It is not really honest but hey, all's fair in money fair. ;)

  • Blog Networks : - Blog Networks such as Technorati or Blogging Zoom are excellent places (provided you have a blog that has content relevant to your niche) to get your link to. So if you ever get bored of waiting for traffic, start up a blog, write some articles and submit your blog to those networks.

That's about covers methods of free internet advertising. Remember, you have to "work hard" to actually reap returns. In this case, working hard would actually just mean spreading your links out. A tip would be to use small graphical buttons as users are naturally inclined to look onto a picture and finally click on it.

I dont think there's a need for me to say much about the non - free methods of internet advertising, but just in case. You can see in a lot of sites, a section dedicated to advertisements. These are usually paid for and you'd have to contact the site owner to have an advertisement spot.

There is also the Pay-Per-Click method, but that's a whole different chapter. ;)

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

What's most important in making money?

So whats the number one thing to have to be able to make loads of money? Its the same offline and online. Many have the potential of it in them but they never made use or even thought about it.

So what is it??


It is..

The ability to find prospects.

Yeap. Its as simple as that. Now prospects are basically people who are potential customers. Online, the ability to find prospects can be referred to "targetted traffic". Anyone who has the ability to reach out or get their word out to targetted traffic has the most potential of making money (or they probably have made loads. :p)

Targetted traffic simply means, people who visit your site having :

  1. Some form of idea of the content of your site
  2. Are interested in finding a solution to their problem which can be answered in your site

Once a prospect comes to your site bearing the above the two attributes, you can bet my life a sale would come knocking. (Your landing page is up to you to make or break it ;) )

Many people think the trick to making money online is simply to be able to drive traffic to their site. Thats far from right. Any or all kinds of traffic would mean that there would be usesless people who have no intention of buying or benefitting you, eating up your bandwidth. Sure it would make your site popular and everything, but how would it benefit you that no one knows how relevant your content is with respect to a certain topic.

On the other hand, if an underground and "unknown" site were to get a constant stream of probably 100 targetted prospects every day, he or she is sure to make much more money than the person with A LOT of traffic does even if his landing page sucks and is not able to convert prospects into customers well.

Always remember, QUALITY over QUANTITY. ;)

On a side note, some of you must be wondering, "Now that I know whats important, how do I go about achieving that?" Well there are several ways to do so. I will explain more in coming posts but for now, check out some of these posts by other blogs that touch on how to do that, which I feel are good.

Make money online - Grizzly

Have Bloggers become Social Media abusers?
- Monika Mundell (Touches on the trend among bloggers on how to get traffic nowadays)

Search Engine News
- A group of Search Engine Optimizing enthusiasts who are indeed knowledgeable about the subject.

PS: Dont trust ALL "seo" or search engine optimization tips so easily. Read, absorb and filter. ;) I will touch on those in time to come ;)

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Fastest Way To Make A Quick Buck..

Ironically involves money! Yes I know. How ironic is that? You're just looking to make money online fast though its a small amount, but you actually have to fork out some yourself! Well, I'll tell you what these type of programs are and why they're not suitable for you.

These programs are usually costly and they'll offer you bonuses. Lots of bonuses if you were to buy their online money making programs. They'll claim to have made their program so easy, an idiot would be able to earn from it. Oh my, are they soo selling you something. What you have to do is look for a solution. Not to be sold something. Got it? Ok good.

So whats the trick of these programs that makes them able to make money fast, sometimes within minutes or hours of reading the program? Simple. They make use of Pay-Per-Click Advertising. I'll explain more about what they are but you just have to know that they are ads like Google Adwords (the ones you see under "sponsored links" when you search for something through Google) .

Now, the program is self explanatory. PAY - PER - CLICK. Which in layman terms simply means, for each visitor to your/someone's site, you pay a certain amount of money. Easy to understand concept true? Definitely. But most definitely not an easy to implement idea/concept.

Let me explain. Pay-per-click advertising from search engines are complex ways of advertising because to get that top spot of a sponsored link, you either have to pay alot, or you have to optimise your site or page with your keywords/ads. Its a complex process so much so that there are actually Qualified Google Adwords Professionals. These people spend alot of time experimenting and learning Adwords and even take the qualification exam. True, they are skilled and most definitely qualified in Adwords or even other pay-per-click programs. But thats what they never ever tell you.

Why are they qualified again? Because they spend time and money in learning about the PPC programs. What did they promise you? That any idiot can start earning money within minutes of reading the program. Those idiots are simply ... lucky. The majority would not be able to even touch a dime of earnings (well maybe a bit, but not enough to cover costs).

If you're feeling what I've been saying, then stay tuned. Because I'll teach you the stuff that these people failed to mention in their so called easy online money making programs. Its a natural salesman characteristic, to be keeping sure-fire sales boosting ideas to yourself and sell others incomplete money making programs. But Im no salesman mind you. So just be in tuned for I'll be providing you with a solution to your financial problems by introducing you to many online money making programs that are not only easy, but cheap and even free!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

5 Tips before buying that "Make money online program"

When starting off to make money online, you'd naturally go the easy way out and just google some "money making online" or "make money online" terms. Its fine, really. But just a few things to note before you actually indulge yourself further into this.

The ways with which you can make money online can generally be categorized into the following :

  • Running a business (includes services)
  • Marketing (includes affiliates or ebay)
  • Web software, Web site

When you're googling the search, be prepared to be faced with tons of ads pertaining to your search. And to tell you the truth, they're more or less the same. Clicking on their link would take you to their sales page whereby they'd show you proof after proof, testimonial after testimonial of their "easy automated make money programs". Well, they dont usually work. So how does one tell a good one from a really automated/generated one? Here's a few pointers to look out for :

  1. Look out for the proof. Study the images carefully to see if they might have been edited. Or could be.
  2. Testimonials should include the customers' real name, working site address. Go to that site to see if the money making program is really what it seems to be.
  3. Video testimonials or proof are a plus, so look at them to see for yourself.
  4. A "Satisfaction guranteed", "Contact Us" are additional plus that makes the program or business more reliable and trustworthy.
  5. Read through at least 5 of these sales pages. You'll notice similarities and differences. Choose the one that seems unique to you or if there arent any, then just continue reading here :D

About 50% or more of these programs would be making use of affiliate marketing mainly through the site "". is a popular site to make money online easily because it deals alot in affiliate marketing for digital products so affiliates need not worry about shipment/posting problems that might arise or from refunds. Its a simple concept. You sign up, find a product that seems saleable to you, then market it to the world using the referral link they provide you.

Its a simple concept but some of these programs charge you a wholesome. Why? They basically have different ideas on marketing these products. Well, lucky you if you are reading this, as I'm gonna teach you ALL I know and some tips that'll make you make money online from you own efforts of thinking.

And that, is all for now. Stay tuned though, I'll be dropping alot of these hints to making money online easily soon.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Unlike other make money online blogs

Unlike other easy to make money online blogs, this is different simply because of two things.

  1. I've not succeeded in any "free" online money making methods yet
  2. I've bought and tried a whole load of money making programs
  3. Preferably, you can learn from my online mistakes :)

You might wonder why would you even need to stay and read another word if what you read or see from hear would not gurantee you to easily make money online without spending a dime. One thing I have that does not exist in many other money making blogs is that I have a heart. IE. I dislike to see people getting cheated. And mind you, I have been a lot of times. I just keep learning because like they say, success is a journey, not a destination. ;)

Anyway, I shall share with you, my endeavours in trying to make money online easily and spending as little as possible (though ironically, much money has been spent on the programs themselves!). Try to learn from what I did wrong and probably modify the steps to make your program better.

I believe if you have founded a way to make money online easily, that you should indeed share it. Some do, but they leave out the very small important details that sets them apart from all you out there. What use is there in sharing?

Maybe you have been in my shoes before and bought one of those programs or ebooks that promises you "easy ways to make money online" or "automated money making programs that earn you money while you do nothing". Well you should have seen those before I'm sure.

Not accusing or saying that it doesnt work, but I'd like to say that everyone is different and what might work for one person might not for another for reasons that include family life, social life, financial situations and many more.

Ironic isnt it, that the free ways to make money online, are on the other hand provided to you free? Are you starting to see the connection here? I hope you do. But for the benefit of those who do not, here's a simple breakdown.

Easy FREE ways to make money online
  1. Make use of free services online (eg. Blogger, Wordtracker)
  2. Require more learning or hard work to be put in
  3. Make small amounts of money at the start but when you're good at it, it brings you heaps
  4. The satisfaction of gaining pro

Easy ways to make money online (Programs that have to be bought)
  1. Require you to buy the program (or ebook)
  2. Affiliate links are contained in these ebooks and they are "recommended" by the author for you to buy
  3. When you buy the program, you didnt know there were more stuff to be bought
  4. The more stuff you buy, the more money the author makes

See where I'm getting at? If you as a reader lie anywhere within these ranges or these things hit you emotionally, then keep yourself updated here as I will be showing you steps I have learnt over the process that MIGHT or MIGHT NOT work which will be up to you decide. After all, nothing in the world is free, so the least you could do is to put that brain of yours to good use in your bid to make money online easy.

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