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What would it take for you to make money online?
Many have heard about success stories. Many became millionaires. And upon hearing these stories, many people out-rightly jumps into it. Its like a gold rush fever. Each one wants to have their fair share of the digs and find in the internet.
Are you one of them? Are you making your way to get your fair share? Do you think you have what it takes to succeed?
The truth is, successful people does not think just like an average person. Millionaires have learned to survive and they have used what they have learned. Not everybody can be successful nor can become a millionaire one day. It takes something. Its not some sort of secret and truly most people have it in themselves but many have not tried to use it well.
Then what is it needed to take to make money online? Continue reading and you will find out.
So here is the Little Boy, your Character.
Your character plays a big role in being successful in life. Having laid-back attitude will not make you a winner. Being impatient will bring you down and make you feel bored.
If you wanted to make money online, you should treat it in a fair manner just like you are employed by another. Working on your own is not a magic wand that when you wave will bring you sort of fortune. No, it does not work that way. As said ahead, just like you are working for someone else, you need to wake up at the right time so you can start working. Set your own working parameters. If you are comfortable working between 8am to 5pm, then practice it just like no ordinary working habit.
Make plans. Plan what you need to do. Then make sure that you follow what you have planned. Make sure that what you have planned for the day happens. If time is not enough and you have missed one activity included in your plan, then include your backlog as priority for the next day working activity.
Improve yourself. Never hinder yourself with something you do not know or know less. Make your own research. Look for more information in the internet. Educate yourself from experience of other people.
Make connections. Connecting with other people who have longer experience in making money online is one way to get a good information. Start with forums and social media like Twitter and Facebook. Be friendly and establish good reputation with them. One way or another, you will know someone who really know something and who is willing to help and share information.
Be creative. You have in you the trait of being a natural artist. Bring it out and use it. It can help you in a lot of way.
Share your talent. Make people aware of what you know. Then it could make you one day a good Guru for them which can make you a millionaire.
Think. Never forget to use your intelligence to make new experiments online. You would not know if one day you can bring out something new to the world just like those people behind the creations of many software or even Facebook.
Be helpful. Its a way of making new connections and meeting new people who one day may be able to help you around to be successful in making money online or with one of your projects.
Now here comes the Fat Man, your Perseverance. Perseverance to achieve something is a part of the other. Even you have those good character qualities mentioned ahead but failed to become an achiever, then you will not be able to succeed in your online quest; and even in your offline world.
Making money online is a myth for many because many have failed. But the truth is it is all about you being an individual.
If you have read this, then I am sure you will have a new direction in life and will be more successful.
I would appreciate if you leave a comment below. 🙂 Cheers!
SEO or Search Engine Optimization; it’s a way of making your article or blog write-ups easily indexed by search engine services such as Google, Yahoo, MSN and other players around.
Why do we need to SE optimized our article?
As I mentioned in “Why People Blog For Free” people write article so other people can read it. One way or another, writers would like to share ideas, questions, or experiences because information plays an important role in human lives.
Search engine optimized articles when indexed properly makes it easily located by search engines and appear on search page results. Thus, this opens an automated opportunity for your articles to be read by people.
So how am I going to do it now?
You see, I don’t stop researching in order to learn and for now I can say that I am still continuously learning the basic. Why? Because the internet technology is a never ending improvement for the big players like those mentioned search engines and we need to always understand the rule of their games.
So here is how it’s working now when you want to write an article and make it search engine optimized.
First thing you need is to find out what topic it is that you want to discuss. Is it about Health, Sports, Travel, etc? Here is my 5 cents tip: if you want more readers, then go for a topic which is currently hot. Write something about what is on-Trend J Looking for what is trending is easy, just go to Google Trends. You will be able to see about how much number of searches for the day for a particular Trend topic. Before I start working for a write-up, I make sure that I visit this site to find out what is hot for the day. At least it will give me idea where to start and if I am not interested to those, I write my own. By the way, going to Google Trend is just a way. There are other means out there for you to discover J
Second, when you are already firm of the topic you want to write, don’t write it yet! Why? You should look for a nice keyword that will make your article search engine optimize.
Third, to look for keyword you can go to Google Adwords. If you don’t have an account in Adwords, then it’s time for you to open one for yourself. Don’t you worry; opening an Adword account is free just like the other Google services. If you have a Gmail account, then you can use the same login credentials when you register for an Adwords account. When you already have this account, then sign-in and go to the “Tools and Analysis” tab. It’s a dropdown list where you should be able to see “Keyword Tool” link.
Again, Google Adwords is just another way. There are also other free services out there outside Google. And there are also Paid Services which can give you high return if you are a serious Internet Marketer. Most of the serious internet marketers involved in PPC (Pay Per Click) campaigns are using the paid services.
Fourth, when you try to find keywords in Google Adwords or in any other provider you can put a filter. In Adwords Keyword Search, you can go around the page and look for a Filter area there. The use of filter will help you if you want to look for a Keyword that is being searched Worldwide or a Keyword being searched for a particular country or region. It goes this way: if you are trying to get a keyword and the traffic you are targeting is the traffic coming from the Philippines, you should set Location: Philippines or if you are targeting Worldwide Traffic, then you will remove the filter and set the Location: All. You should understand that targeting a particular traffic from a region will give you an idea how much traffic is generated from a particular country using your chosen keyword.
When you start searching for Keywords with or without the use of the filter, the result will show the yearly search and the monthly search for that keyword. Don’t be overwhelmed by too many keyword that may appear in results.
Choose the best high monthly traffic Keyword with Low competition. Remember to also consider the number of yearly traffic of the keyword because a keyword may be highly search for the month but not for the whole year.
Choosing a keyword with medium or high competition means that you will be on a tough situation before your article can be indexed by search engines in pages 1 to 10 of the search engine page result.
Fifth, get at least five different long-tail keywords. An example of a keyword is “Vitamins” or “Kidney Vitamins” while an example of a long-tail keyword is “Kidney Protective Vitamin” or “Protective Vitamins for Kidney”. Another is “effective vitamin for kidney protection” or “kidney protection effective vitamins”. You just have to make your imagination run and you can create more low competition keyword in your mind.
Sixth, start writing your article.
Seventh, while you write your article, place your specific keyword using different formation of words in the first sentence of your paragraph. The keyword should be placed in the first ninety characters of the first sentence of the paragraph. Here when I say ninety characters, spaces will also need to be counted as well. Put another keyword or two using another phrase in the body in different locations. You can even make your KeyPhrase BOLD, underlined, or italic for easy search engine identification. Then put another longtail keyword in the closing of your article.
Eight, it is important to acknowledge the most sensitive parts of an article. They are: the URL, the TITLE, the KEYWORDS, the DESCRIPTION, the PAGE CONTENT, the IMAGES, and the LINKS. These all should be mixed with keyword coming from any of the five longtail keywords you have chosen. Don’t you worry when you mix them up even to the point that it would read funny or grammatically incorrect. At least try to minimize its impact the best way you can.
If you are using WordPress to publish your articles, you can put customization in the settings located in your WordPress Dashboard in order to have the SEO requirements complied with. A separate article will be soon available on “HOW TO CUSTOMIZED WORDPRESS PUBLISHING FOR SEO”. Meantime, you will have to familiarize yourself first of all those tips mentioned above before you go into the next level of this topic.
It’s a great day today to make money! ha ha ha ha!
Today is a sunny day. While I seize the day with the usual stuff i need to do, I had this sort of time to browse the internet and look for something worth the while 🙂
For me, what’s worth my while is earning some cash while taking the ease of the day. And i would expect that you also value your time and whatever time you spent somewhere else could mean that you also spend something. You may not be aware of (or just ignoring it) but you may be losing money in your pocket after all.
How can i make money? – you asked right?
Whatever it is you are doing now, and if you are not making money out of it, then drop it for a while and keep on reading.
Do you know what is the value of your time? How do you measure your time? How much money do you think you are wasting if you do not know how much is the value of your time?
I will want to make this explained as simple as I can. Well, even I make it a little longer writing something here that i can share with you, it will be worth my time. Why? I may not be earning money writing this article for you. But! – i am sure I can help you understand in a more meaningful way why do you need to put value on your time. Whether you are en employee, an employer or entrepreneur, part-timer, a student, a family-man or a housewife, employed or not, you need to know about this.
If you are employed, then you can find the current value of your hourly time by getting your daily wage value. Say, if you are earning Five Hundred Pesos per day, you will have to divide it by the number of hours you are working to earn that amount. To put that in a simple formula, it will be like this:
Php 500.00 divide 8hrs equals to Php 62.50 per hour. What appears to be Php62.50 in the example is the value of your time on an hourly basis.
In the above example, 8 is the typical number of working hours mandated by the Philippine Laws (or you can establish what is applicable in your country if you live outside the Philippines).
If you are earning more than that, then good for you. Some other workers may earn more or less than the example. Either way, you still need to know how much value your time is so you can put importance on it.
If you are a student, then what you can do is to imagine that you have already graduated your college. Imagine that you are now employed. Set the salary that you desire to earn. If you set it at Php 500 per hour, then its better. But be realistic. What’s important here is that you have set a value that is actually achievable. Then start realizing things that you do. Think about how you have spent your hours/days during the past weeks. Is it worth the while? If you have spent your free hours simply hanging around with friends, it may or maybe not productive. It depends on what you have been doing while you are with your “Dabarkads”. If your group is trying to make a legitimate living (earning money legally), then its okey. But if you are just hanging around with friends just to share never-ending stories of fun, then think again. If you have done it that way, I am sure it could have been better if you tried to help your family earn a living on your free time.
Spending moments with friends just to hang with them is OK. But as a student, you should give priorities to much more needed things. Who would know, your family can become 3 times richer if you are helping them to gain profits by bringing home cash from legitimate earnings. Friend, always put in mind that it should be family first in everything that we do. It means we should look after our own and our family’s welfare first before wasting time and its value.
If you know the value of your time, then you will know if the time you are spending on one particular task is worth your while. You will also be able to find out if you are just wasting money (same as wasting time).
Many people do not know this but if they will put value on their time, it can help them make wise decisions in life. I will discuss more about making decisions while considering the time in next article. Meanwhile, think about it Kaibigan. Are you spending your time intelligently?
Meanwhile, please share this information to your loved-ones and friends so they can also make money. You wouldn’t know that by sharing this information, you are helping them improve their lifestyle or even financial related decisions.
See you back here 🙂 Cheers!
The author is a graduate of BS Customs Administration in PMI Colleges. The author is also taking a Class in Masters of Business Administration in Ateneo Professional Graduate School and an Entrepreneur. Served a number of multi-national companies over the past years, the author is now working in a popular industry in Northern Mindanao and has been empowering people by sharing informative write-ups and self-improvement articles.
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