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The Best Way to Make Money Online

by on Jul.29, 2011, under Make Money Online

There is no doubt that there is money to be made from working online whether it is a full time job or something that you do in your spare time. However, what would be the best ways to make money for one person may not suit another person at all. This is because the money making ideas you come up with must suit your interests and personality. If not it will not pan out because you won’t enjoy the work.

Finding out how to make money at home starts with making a list of topics that you are interested in. If you have training in a specialized field, then you can really make a lot of money online because just as there is a need for your services offline, there is perhaps an increased need online because you can have clients from all over the world. If you have experience in the medical field, for example, you can create a website in which you provide essential information for people about various diseases and illnesses.

By adding Google Adsense to the pages of the site, you can make money from the ads. In order to make any amount of money from this program though you need to use keywords that pay a substantial amount per click and are ones that will receive a lot of traffic. This is what you have to look for when you intend to use the Adsense program to generate an income. The number of searchers must far outnumber the number of sites offering the information in order to earn money from your site.

Selling online is one of the best ways to make money online because it is basically the fastest way. If you have anything around the home that you no longer need, you can easily advertise it online and if the price is right it will sell very quickly. Many people make a business of this that they run from their homes. It doesn’t have to replace your regular job because you only have to check your emails or return phone calls to complete the transactions.

You don’t need to have any amount of prior sales experience to do well in this area as one of the ways to make money from home. Once you get a feel for what people want to buy you can look for the items at sales events and garage sales. In this way you will be providing a service for others and make money at the same time.

There are many ways of selling items online even if you don’t have any items of your own to sell. Dropshipping is big business. In this work you simply create a website around a product line and write content that promotes the items. When you receive an order for the product, all you have to do is resend the order to a warehouse that will ship it directly to the customer. You collect the payment from the customer, deduct your profit and remit payment to the company. All the shipping and handling is then done by the warehouse so you don’t have any extra work to do.

Those are just some of the best ways to make money online. There are many more ways you can do it, so do some research and find the one that is the best for you. After you have some experience you can always branch out into other methods.


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The Truth About Making Money

by on Jul.26, 2011, under Make Money Online

The American Dream! We have all heard it said many times as reminder of what’s possible. The dream that anyone, regardless of their background, ethnicity or circumstance can build a business that will make them financially independent for the rest of their lives. The dream is real, and people from all across the globe struggle […]


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Dot Com Pho – We All Scream for Ice Cream Edition

by on Jul.17, 2011, under Make Money Online

How one lazy bum made $176,697.50

It’s Saturday and that means it’s time for another episode of Dot Com Pho. We once again met up at our favorite Pho noodle house in Seattle, Thanh Vi, for an afternoon of eating, chatting, and gossip. All together, five people made it out to this week’s get together. Anyone is welcome to join us for Dot Com Pho. Follow me on Twitter to find the time and location of the next one.

For this edition of Dot Com Pho, we show you an absolute fool proof way to keep your four year old as happy as a button. The answer involves Mister Maker and ice cream. After all, we all scream for ice cream! I also modeled the new, limited edition, black Shoemoney t-shirt. See you next week.

Pho Thanh Vi

Pho Thanh Vi

Pho Thanh Vi

Pho Thanh Vi

Dot Com Pho Vancouver – Dim Sum Edition

In Vancouver, the crew make their way to Dai Tung for some world class dim sum. They talk about useless mosquitoes, Minesweeper skill, and the Samsung Galaxy S II Android smartphone.



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Profitable Karma: My Secret Guest-Blogging Strategy

by on Jul.17, 2011, under Make Money Online

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My blog traffic grew 695% in three months.

That’s not a typo. From February to May, my traffic multiplied by almost eight.

Want to know how I did it?

The answer is guest-blogging, but with a twist. You see, a lot of people guest blog, but they don’t do it right. They write the post, and get a spike in traffic, but then a few days later, they’re right back to where they started.

The reason why they get no traction is that guest blogging, in and of itself, is basically a form of advertising – a way of getting exposed to new people. The thing is that the blogosphere isn’t driven by ads, it’s driven by relationships. If you want to really grow, you need more than traffic spikes; you need to build connections with other bloggers and influencers.

Guest-blogging is a way to do that – but only if you do it right…

Why guest-blog? It’s not what you think!

There are lots of benefits to be had from guest-blogging, and I don’t mean to be knocking the traditional reasons why people do it.

Just so we’re all on the same page, here are the benefits that I’m talking about:

  • Traffic and Exposure. This is the number one reason why people guest blog – when you’re starting out, you have to do double duty creating content on your own blog, as well as building an audience for that blog. Since advertising is probably out of your budget, writing posts for blogs that have existing audiences is one of the best and fastest ways to make people aware of your content.
  • Social Proof and Street Cred. Once you start landing guest posts on a few bigger blogs, people will start to notice, and take you a lot more seriously – especially if it isn’t just a one-shot deal, and you get onto several of the larger blogs in your niche. Writing about how to come up with ideas on your own tiny blog is one thing, but doing it on Copyblogger is quite another!
  • Engagement and Debate. If you do a good job, you’ll get people talking, engaging, and interacting. This gives you a chance to respond to the comments, and start building relationships with readers. The best ways to get these conversations going is to write posts that are exceptionally good, or somewhat controversial.
  • Backlinks from Authority Sites. This is at the bottom of my list, because I’m not much of an SEO guy – I think that if you’re writing good stuff that your audience wants to read, the search engines will eventually figure out how to get more people to see it. That being said, there’s definitely value to having backlinks from major sites that publish your posts (Firepole Marketing has already got a PR of 4, and we haven’t been at this for very long at all).

These are all great, but they’re all secondary to the real value that you can and should be getting out of guest-blogging.

To understand the real reason, we have to understand what really makes the blogosphere go round: the Karma Economy.

The Blogosphere’s Karma Economy

The blogosphere isn’t driven by traffic, or advertising, or backlinks, or even by sales – it is driven by relationships with your peers.

And no, your peers aren’t Brian Clark, Darren Rowse or Michael Stelzner – though of course relationships with these guys are great to have, and guest-blogging is a way to build those relationships as well. But no, your peers are other early-stage bloggers, who are as hungry for traffic and exposure as you are. Whereas you might chase the big players for the slightest tweet or mention, you can build real relationships with the people who are in your own weight class.

None of them has the power to give you the exposure of a Copyblogger or Problogger, but they all stand to become loyal readers of your work, and many of them are on the same growth trajectory that you are. Six months from now, when you’re a little bigger, they will be too.

Don’t wait until they’re big and powerful – that’s self-serving and opportunistic, and not genuine at all.

Make an effort to build relationships with people when they can’t really help you, and help them out – because that’s what genuine help is about, and that’s how real relationships are formed. Don’t think about what you can get back, just trust that eventually what goes around comes around – that’s how the Karma Economy works.

So how do you build relationships?

Start by reading their blogs, commenting on their posts, and interacting via email. Build friendships. And when you can, offer them a little gift…

What Makes a Good Gift?

The quality of a gift is in the eye of the beholder – the more coveted, valuable, and hard to get the gift is, the more it’s worth to the receiver.

And what fits that description better then links from authority blogs? ;)

That’s my secret – if I’m doing all the work to get a post on Copyblogger, Problogger, or Think Traffic, then why not share the love, and drop a few relevant links to my online friends?

A side benefit of doing this is that you’re that much more credible with the host blog, too, because you aren’t just dropping links to your own posts. And if you happen to have a link or two to your own favourite post, they’re much less likely to mind.

But that’s just a side benefit. The real value is the relationships.

Calling in favors… carefully…

Since this post is about growing your blog by building relationships, I should add a word about how and when to call in your favors, and that word is “sparingly”.

Help others. Do it often, and don’t keep score. When you need help, reach out and ask for it, but try to give a lot more than you hope to receive.

Building relationships isn’t transactional, and it isn’t 1:1 – it isn’t a matter of “I did this for you, now you do this for me”. Keep on giving, and make sure you’re giving to people of character, who share your values.

If you do, then when you need them, they’ll be there. That’s how the Karma Economy works.

What do you think? What has your experience been with the Karma Economy? Have you experimented with guest-blogging? What was that experience like?

Danny Iny is an author, strategist, serial entrepreneur, and proud co-founder of Firepole Marketing, the program that teaches expert marketing for non-marketers. Get his free cheat sheet about Why Guru Strategies for Blog Growth DON’T WORK… and What Does!, or follow him on Twitter @DannyIny.



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Secrets To Getting Blog Comments – Part 4

by on Jul.17, 2011, under Make Money Online

How To Instantly Double The Number of Comments On Your blog

What would you say if I told you there’s a way to instantly double the number of comments on your blog? Well, this is possible and you don’t have to wait for anything to be set up or order any special plugins. In fact, you can instantly double the number of comments on your blog right now. Here’s how to do it.

Reply To Every Comment On Your Blog

By simply replying to every comment posted on your blog, you’ll instantly double the number of comments in the post. I’m not talking about replying only to questions. I’m talking about replying to every comment that’s posted. The best example of this is my friend Neil Patel’s blog.

When you visit Neil’s blog, you’ll noticed the amazing number of comments on it. Right now, the five posts on the front page have 678 comments in it! That is an astonishing amount of comments for any blog. However, if you look inside each post, you’ll noticed that Neil is responsible for half of those comments because he replies to every comment!

Now, Neil’s blog is big enough that he doesn’t need to reply to every comment and he’ll still get a lot of comments. However, he forms a much deeper bond with his readership because he does reply to all comments. This in turn increase the number of comments the blog gets. Readers love a blog owner who responds to them.

Knowing that Neil replies to all comments, a smart person looking to get Neil’s attention wouldn’t send him an email (he gets 100′s per day), he’ll leave a comment on his blog!

Replying to every comment is a great method to double your comments but what if you have no comments to reply to? Then you need to read Secrets To Getting Blog Comments – Part 1 to find out how to get that first comment.



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