Although I had hoped to put this site into retirement while I focus on creating profitable niche sites, it seems that one of Google’s Panda updates that took effect during the middle of last month has resulted in a sudden 40 percent “haircut” in traffic to this site from Google. Traffic from all other sources remains unchanged. Fortunately revenues have not dropped as much as I had initially thought, but because “freshness” and social media signals have become more prominent in the algorithm, it looks like I will need to start posting some sort of updates on here every once in a while to keep things from decaying any further.
To that end, a few days ago I posted a surprisingly well written article on satisfying needs with Internet marketing that was submitted by an outsourced worker from Amazon Mechanical Turk (most submissions from this source have been of fairly low quality and are generally used only for backlinking purposes). Today we have an article from a relatively new freelance content writer who discovered my profile on LinkedIn and contacted me last week in the hopes of finding some available writing gigs. Just for the heck of it I will leave the text unedited (except for the title) and see what happens; the article quality is actually not too bad compared to much of what I have had to deal with from most of the lower-priced content sources over the past few years.
People have always been interested in having additional sources of income. In the past few years, the routine jobs have stopped fulfilling the growing needs of the families. At the same time, the internet has emerged as a wonderful medium to make money. Internet marketing encompasses a number of successful techniques to generate regular flow of income. The best part is that these techniques require least monetary investments and can be executed from the comfort of home. Here are some interesting ways to make money online.
Earning through Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is one of the most popular internet marketing techniques. Online business owners place the advertisements for their products and services on other websites. These website owners are paid the pre-fixed concessions if their visitors click on the displayed ads. You can easily create a website or blog and participate in affiliate marketing. Another good idea is to have multiple websites or blogs and earn by advertising for various business owners.
Make Money with Google AdSense
Google is a trusted name and you can expect to earn genuine money with it. Google AdSense is a popular program that helps the business owners in marketing and the website owners in making money. You can easily open a Google AdSense account and allow Google to display various types of ads on your website’s pages. It is interesting to note that Google earns handsome revenue from the online business owners and share a part of it with Google AdSense users. Again, you will require one or more websites or blogs, and no investments, to make profits with this program.
Write and Sell e-Books
People use internet to obtain information on various topics. This is the reason for the growing popularity of e-books. If you are good at writing and have creative ideas and knowledge in a field, you can write your own e-book and sell it online. For this, you will require a website where you can provide an outline of your book. Going further, you have to market your product using different platforms like social networking sites, online forums and so on. If your e-book has the right appeal for its targeted audience, you can make good profits and that too, by saving on the printing costs.
Earning with eBay, Amazon and Other Auction Websites
The very popular websites like eBay and Amazon allow people to sell all types of products to earn money online. All you have to do is create accounts on these websites and advertise your products in the suitable categories. You can sell anything, from homemade candles to antiques that you might have been collecting since years.
Finally, you can make profit out of the process of buying and selling websites. You can buy a website, improve its design and content, and sell it further to make profits. While these are just some of the ways to make money through online marketing, they can prove to be good ideas for you as a beginner.