I’ve always been fascinated by the way that the internet and computers in general work. But there is one thing about the web that keeps me coming back for more and that is the sheer quantity of choice that one can make online. I have used many methods that have shown me how to either create wealth online or lose it in a heartbeat. It’s not something that is cut out for everyone and it’s definitely not something that everyone should be running to do. Most of the time people are lying to you to make a quick buck and that more often than not is most annoying. Although the methods of making money online seem very simple, they are often very difficult to keep up with. You see, the internet changes every day and that in itself can be frustrating.
I want to share a few methods of how I ‘made it’ online and hopefully this will inspire some of you to do the same.
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The web is a giant place. There are billions of web pages and these are increasing every day. Everyone wants a piece of online shares. So how do you keep abreast of the ‘heat’ if you decide to make money online? Well, you try finding your niche. There are hundreds of tools that will help you to find your niche and most of them come with a great big price to match their so-called ‘expertise’. Mostly what I find is that these software programs just pull information from Search Engines like Google. So why not just go to the source? The keyword tool on Google helps you to find out just how many searches are performed on keywords that you may be interested in. However, bear in mind that sometimes these numbers are exaggerated. You can look for anything from keywords to key phrases to see just how these would work in any niche that you select. You can take these keywords and paste them into your blogs or your websites and start optimizing for those only. You will find that if you have great content you will also have an enormous amount of traffic passing through your site.
I find online marketing to be a lot of fun mainly because of the ability to determine results down to the smallest factor. It takes a great deal of effort to set up, but once you have that out of the way you are pretty much set to analysing and processing all the information that you will need. You would find tons of guides online to help you determine which analytics service you should use. I personally recommend Google Analytics; however, there are many others to choose from.
I use blogging software namely WordPress as a CMS or a targeted blog to add that extra edge to my online efforts. Here are a few sites that I use to market my information:
• Email and RSS feeds
You can choose as many as you like and even find more online that could help you to get a wider audience and maybe even an audience that is more targeted. Depending on your type of service and/or product you might choose to market only to a specific area and/or country. For this type of marketing I make use of the Google, MSN and Yahoo! Webmaster tools to ensure that all of my search results are targeted towards the place that it is intended for. This way you may even get better Search Engine Results Positioning and would ultimately help to increase your sales per visit.
Remember that your content and site should be optimized for your visitors and not the search engines. This can help you realize the potential of your site and ensure that you create a memorable presence online. Also, you should keep your website visitors by offering them a quick, concise and friendly way of signing up to email notifications of new content or offers that you may have.