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Easiest Method for Free Traffic

Posted on October 3rd, 2010 in 10x, EzineArticles, Free Business Model, Really Simple Method, Reports, Reselling, Simple, Simple Cash Blog, Strategies, Traffic Drill, Web Traffic | 24 Comments »

One of the most common struggles newer internet marketers experience is developing constant streams of traffic to their websites and offers. Without the flow of ongoing traffic, your website and your offers die out. You MUST be smart about getting multiple streams of long-term web traffic or you won’t survive.

It’s harsh, but it’s true. Getting those eyeballs is our lifeblood.

The good news is that there are literally thousands of different ways to generate traffic for free. I mean “free” in the sense that it doesn’t cost you any money – it will cost you time.

Let’s talk about one of my favorite methods. It’s ridiculously easy and you can do this several times in a lazy afternoon…

First, you find a long-tail keyword phrase that your target niche is searching for.  I generally try to target searches that receive a bare minimum of 1,000 searches per month. (Note: If you’re in a niche where customers are paying a lot of money for your goods or services, you will probably be able to get away with 300 to 500 searches per month.)

Second, I analyze the strength of competition (SOC) for that long-tail keyword phrase. This can be found in seconds and in one click using the best keyword research tool on the market, Micro Niche Finder. The lower the SOC, the better your chances of ranking, but if it’s 50 or below you’re golden. You stand a good chance of getting ranked for that phrase.

Here’s what Micro Niche Finder looks like once you’re inside:


Here’s a perfect example…

The term “natural fat burning foods” gets about 1,600 searches per month has an SOC of 38. That means it’s a strong candidate to target as a long-tail keyword phrase.

Third, I write a 350 to 500 word article targeting that topic. I include the exact keyword phrase in the title and in the first 50 words of the article. I also sprinkle it one or two additional times throughout the article. I submit these articles to EzineArticles watch the traffic roll in.

Advanced tip: If you want to drastically increase your chances of ranking, you want to sprinkle in LSI keywords to your article. To find these, I use the Google Keyword Tool to search for the long-tail keyword phrase I’m targeting. The first 5 results in the list are the LSI keywords. Try to use at least 3 of those 5 LSI keywords exactly once in your article.

Fourth, I rinse and repeat this process at least 5 to 10 times. Now, this is the important part…after about 2 weeks, I track which articles are doing the best (getting the most views and clicks) and then write more articles about similar long-tail keywords.

When you do this, it means big traffic. You’re taking proven winners and creating more using the exact same formula. You’re replicating success, and that’s going to multiply your traffic.

Tip: You can also use the above formula to build streams of traffic to a new blog or website. Simply put half of the articles on your website, half on EzineArticles which points back to your blog or website. This builds real value….remember that your website/blog is an ASSET that you can sell down the road. So, every article you put on your website increases the worth of the site.

Seriously, it doesn’t get much easier than the method I’ve outlined above. Take a market, find a weakness, create optimized content for that keyword and steal traffic from your competitors.

Of course, you need to be able to cash in on the traffic you’re getting. If you’re sending mass amounts of traffic to a page or offer that doesn’t convert, you’re going to leave a lot of money on the table. It’s extremely easy to maximize your income in simple, clever ways, and it doesn’t take much time.

With the right offer, you can make as much from 200 to 300 visitors as you can from 1,000s of people. You don’t need a whole lot of traffic to make a boatload of money, you just need the right business.

Check out the Simple Cash Blog to find extremely simple business models that work for virtually any market. These models put residual cash in your pocket month after month, with very little ongoing effort…if you know some simple tricks.

Click here to get your free download from the Simple Cash Blog…

How To Create Profit Machines With WordPress

Posted on June 28th, 2010 in Adsense, Advice, blogging, Clickbank, eBay, EzineArticles, Free Business Model, Links, listbuilding, Membership Blueprints, Offline, Simple, Simple Cash Blog, Strategies, Videos, Web Traffic | 5 Comments »

ATMOver the past few years, blogging has become extremely popular. Nearly everyone who tries to make money online usually creates a blog very early in their Internet Marketing career, and for a very good reason – blogs alone can put serious cash into your bank account.

The big problem is that a lot of folks don’t use blogs properly. There was a time where you could have thrown up a simple Blogger blog, write a couple short articles, put up some Google AdSense ads, attract some web traffic, and then watch the money roll in.

That doesn’t work any longer.

Sure, you might make enough to pay for a few beers, but it’s not going to put a roof over your head. The good news is that blogs are still extremely lucrative and can put thousands of dollars into your pocket every single month – if you know what you’re doing.

The premier blogging tool, hands down, is WordPress. It’s free, works well, and is easy to use. The only requirement is that you have a hosting account such as BlueHost (who we use to host our websites and recommended) to host your website. In your hosting account control panel, you can automatically install WordPress on your website in less than a minute by using Fantastico or Simple Scripts.

However, the key to making real money with blogs is to get creative. Yes, it’s a huge cliché…but you have to think out of the box. That’s why I use these 6 simple profit machines to maximize my income potential with WordPress…feel free to steal them and build your own blogging empire:

Profit Machine #1: Authority Sites

Setting up simple Niche Authority Sites is one of the easiest ways to start making a profit online, but it’s also the most time consuming. I wrote out an extensive step-by-step guide to building your first simple blog in a post I made over a year ago: Make Money Online – Step-By-Step Method

Note: If you have no money to your name, you can use a Blogger blog to build your first authority site (as I recommend in the above guide), but I do recommend upgrading to WordPress as soon as possible. It is far more customizable and offers you more opportunity to expand. WordPress also provides a free blogs via their website, but you want the self-hosted option so you can upload your own themes and plugins.

It takes serious commitment to start one of these and stick to it – and you won’t see any immediate returns. However, if you post daily for 2 to 3 months, have a professional design and monetize it properly, you’ll be light years ahead of competing websites and you will able to pull in at least a few hundred dollars per month.

The real trick to becoming an authority site (rather than a boring “blog”) is to either position your company, your brand or yourself as an expert. This is a big stumbling block for a lot of people – most feel like they’re not an expert in any particular area. That’s simply not true. When I asked my Dad if he was an expert in anything, he said no…but that’s definitely not the case. He’s a perfect example…

My Dad spent 30+ years as a police officer and learned some extremely valuable skills that you wouldn’t expect. One of them was the ability to write grants that generated millions of dollars for equipment and additional personnel for his department. His success rate was incredibly high – over 90% of the grants he submitted were approved. That’s unheard of and it’s a skill that companies, organizations and individuals would pay thousands of dollars to learn. Starting an authority site about grants would be perfect for him.

You really need to think about your experiences and your interests. Even if you truly don’t feel like an expert on a topic, you can do research to become one. Spend an afternoon learning the basic “rules” of your niche and you’ll know more than 80%+ of the population, and that qualifies you as an expert.

Once you’ve established a topic for your authority site, spend some time doing research on the types of phrases people are searching for using a free tool such as Google’s Keyword Tool or a premium tool such as Micro Niche Finder. (MNF is highly recommended – it makes it very easy for you to find profitable long-tail keywords and to quickly assess your competition.)

Once you’ve found several keyword phrases that people are searching for, you focus your site’s content around those keywords and post to it daily. You build momentum for your new website by talking about your authority site on other blogs and niche forums, then offer to be a guest blogger for other popular blogs.

You make money via Google AdSense ads and affiliate links to start, but you will want to begin building an e-mail list using a provider such as AWeber as soon as you start seeing a significant number of visitors pour in. They visit your blog and you offer exclusive content as a “bribe” for signing up. With an e-mail list, you’ll be able to launch your own products or services at anytime. (I like to think of this as writing my own check.)

The potential with an authority blog alone is extremely high. It’s a very flexible model that can be expanded almost indefinitely, but it’s just one way to make money with blogs. Here’s a method that’s a little less conventional…

Profit Machine #2: Niche Storefronts

A lot of people don’t know that you can actually setup an entire online store using WordPress. Whether you want to sell items directly from your blog, or appear as a third-party store and simply refer customers to Amazon as an affiliate, WordPress can help you establish these profit machines easily.

There are a couple of different ways you can do it…

a.) You can download a theme that converts your blog into a storefront. Some of these themes are fairly advanced and require a fee to download, but you may be able to find some for free. Once you have your website established, you can use Paypal to accept payments. Some of the more advanced themes even have an “Add to Cart” feature built in.

b.) You can download a plugin that automatically pulls in products from websites such as Amazon or eBay. These plugins can automatically include a picture and short description from those sites, integrated with your affiliate link. There are free and premium options for these types of plugins, but the premium options typically provide more options and flexibility.

If you decide to establish a store, you will want to make sure that you add some unique content (as the content you add will be from Amazon or eBay and won’t boost your search engine rankings) and also implement a professional design. This is effectively a type of authority site, but you will providing direct links to products or services rather than information. It’s harder to get traffic to these types of sites, but the quality of customers is often higher as they’re looking to buy a particular type of product.

Profit Machine #3: Membership Sites

Membership sites are a tried-and-true method for generating long-term cash. There’s so much to say about memberships that we created an entire course called Membership Blueprints. With that said, using WordPress to power and protect a membership site is a very smart way to go.

In fact, we use WordPress for our Simple Cash Blog Membership, our most popular resource. It’s extremely easy for anyone to do. First, install WordPress in the location you want your member’s area. For example, you’ll want to install WordPress in a location such as:

After you’ve installed it, you simply need to password protect either individual posts or the entire member’s area. For the Simple Cash Blog, we password protected the entire member’s directory in under 2 minutes using a tool called the Instant Membership Site Creator, which we sell for less than $20. If you want to password protect individual posts or provide different levels of access, you can use a plugin such as s2Member.

The best part about using WordPress for a membership site is that you can actually create content for the membership site in advance and schedule it to be posted at a future date. Your membership site could have a full year’s worth of content in queue without you ever having to touch it. (Of course, this might not be possible depending on the type of membership or the support you need to provide.)

The toughest part of the membership creation process is that you need to write an extremely powerful sales letter and provide “addictive” videos, articles and resources to your members. It’s significantly harder to get someone to subscribe to a $99 per month membership than to purchase a $99 product. Plus, if your content isn’t compelling enough, people will drop out. It happens all the time and some folks will even drop out immediately after joining.

The key for the membership site model is to provide an ongoing service or educational material to a very specific market, and to expose your membership to as many of those people as possible by partnering with others, advertising, article marketing and more.

Profit Machine #4:
Local Businesses

This is a rapidly growing opportunity that nearly every internet marketer can take advantage of. Most small, local businesses do not have a website, but most are rapidly realizing that they need to have one. It adds an immense amount of professionalism to a business if they have a well-designed website, and younger generations use internet search as their first resource to find out reviews or more information about a business.

As a 23 year old living in Toronto, I can tell you that I have only tried out new restaurants if I was able to read their menu online. There is a fantastic fish and chips restaurant 5 minutes down the road that I would have never found if they did not have a website. The website wasn’t even that fancy – it was simply professional enough that it gave me confidence that it was a good business.

The potential here is HUGE. There are a nearly endless list of services you can provide to offline businesses…

* Setup their site using WordPress, then design it using a related theme (there are a lot of great themes available for restaurants, professional firms, and much more.)

* Charge a yearly fee to host their domain and website for them

* Sell them on Search Engine Optimization services – it’s extremely easy to rank for search terms in small towns

* Charge a monthly fee to update their website for them as needed – news, updates, new products or services and more.

* Charge firms to update their website design or ways to make money directly from their website

* Charge businesses for the ability to sell products directly via their site or to accept online ordering

That’s really just the tip of the iceberg. It’s easy to sell these types of services to small businesses. Provide a guarantee and legitimate recommendations to improve their business and you’ll be able to find a lot of customers who are willing to pay for monthly services.

WordPress is an extremely powerful tool, but you have to remember that it’s only a tool – you need to think out of the box and apply the techniques above to create a profitable website that produces residual income for months and years to come.

How to Start Making Money Online

Posted on May 16th, 2009 in Adsense, Affiliate Program, Clickbank, Free Business Model, Links, Really Simple Method, RSS, Strategies, Traffic Drill, Twitter, Web Traffic | 1 Comment »

ArticlesPeople are always asking us how to start making money online. The answer surprises most people: pick anything and take action.

I created an 18 minute audio to help you get started today. I talk about how to get started, what to promote and how to get traffic. It’s the perfect overview and I highly recommend you listen to it.

What to know what I talk about? Here’s the simple formula…

You start by doing some niche research, looking at trends, following smart people or just taking a complete guess.

Next, you need to decide what you’re going to sell or promote. You can be an affiliate marketer, you can sell your own products or you can start your own membership. Almost anything will work.

And lastly, you need to drive traffic using pay per click (PPC), writing blog entries, and writing articles. There’s a lot more you can do as well.

This formula is so simple but … IT WORKS. Of course, there is more to learn. There is a “secret” in the audio I created. When you hear me say it — and clearly explain it — you’ll see why the process I’ve outlined above is so powerful.

I’m not trying to scare you but you will FAIL if you don’t take my advice. You can pick the perfect niche, create the perfect product to sell or promote, and drive tons of traffic — but still fail. It’s important you listen to the audio succeed: How to Start Making Money Online (FREE).

By the way, if you like that audio, then you will love this stuff…

And, if you’re looking for other fantastic (very popular) blog entries, read these…


~ John

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Strategic Internet Marketing

Posted on April 23rd, 2009 in Affiliate Program, Clickbank, Free Business Model, Links, listbuilding, Simple, Simple Cash Blog, Strategies, Videos, Web Traffic | 1 Comment »

John and I hosted our first public teleseminar last night about how to get traffic to membership sites and how to make money online. One of the big things we talked about was strategic internet marketing – having a STRATEGY in place for your websites.

When trying to create traffic to their websites, a lot of people fail to look at the bigger picture. You can keep each piece of your traffic system simple, but when they combine, you have an EXTREMELY deadly force.

Let me show you a traffic strategy we have in place for one of our websites. It should give you some context what we’re talking about when we say “strategic internet marketing”…

We have, which is a reverse squeeze page. We deliver a high quality video on the front-end which “hooks” in our visitors and convinces them to enter their name and e-mail address to watch a second video.

After they watch our second video, they are redirected to, our $27 per month membership that gives away a wealth of business models. So, we immediately have the potential to make money from the traffic that we drive to

That means we can spend more money investing in driving traffic to that funnel. So, we hire out people to write articles and create videos for us, linking to, and also advertise that site.

Cool, right?

Well, that’s not even the half of it. Here’s where it gets really good…

After someone opts in to our lists from watching the free video on, we then send messages to them promoting not only Simple Cash Blog, BUT…

The ability to promote and make money online from it. If you’re not following, we have an affiliate program built in to, which means everytime that someone sends traffic to that site with an affiliate link that they create, they make a monthly commission from Simple Cash Blog (70% of the sale, to be exact.)

So, the more people that watch the videos at and opt-in, the more traffic we get going to that site.

Are you following? — IT GROWS ITSELF!

Now *that* is strategic internet marketing. It’s not complicated to setup, it’s a bunch of extremely basic “building blocks” combined together to make one seriously kick-ass system.

That system will continue to churn money for us for years. We won’t be able to stop it even if we wanted to.

So, do you “do” strategic internet marketing like us? All it takes is a good idea and a few minutes of combining a few simple systems and you could have all of the traffic and cash flowing in that you can handle.

Check out and see how our system works for yourself…

Make Money Online – Step By Step Method

Posted on April 10th, 2009 in Free Business Model, Simple, Strategies, Web Traffic | 20 Comments »

No matter what your skill level, it’s completely possible to make money online from anywhere in the world. This blog post will enable ANYONE in the world to make money on the internet. Plus, it doesn’t cost you a single penny to implement.

Note: I could easily add some “fluff” to this or turn it into a video and sell it for $47 or more, but I’m tired of people saying that they can’t make money online. Follow the advice in this post, print it out, and consistently follow through with it. It will make a huge difference in your life.

I’m actually going to reveal one of my niches that I’ve used to make easy money online…I won’t give the exact site, but I do reveal the exact niche below. (It’s the example.) Why am I telling you this? Well…

While my website is only partially completed, it’s gotten ranked in Google for a few great keywords with VERY little work and it has made me a small, steady income on autopilot. If I had actually “followed through” with this particular website, I’d make a LOT more money…but there’s only so much time in the day.

(The lesson here is to FOCUS on the method below. Follow through with one website before moving on to the next.)

Anyone in the world can use the method below to get your website ranked well in the search engines, which means that you’ll be getting a lot of website traffic…and, if you can generate website traffic, that means you can make money with a variety of different methods.

Let’s get started…

This technique is going to have you create a “niche” website with unique content. Niche marketing, or creating a niche website to get traffic and then make money from that traffic, is quite possibly the most straight forward way to make money online.

Here are the literal steps that you follow…

Step 1.) Pick a niche and do keyword research.

Using a free keyword tool such as WordTracker’s Free Keyword Tool, pick a random niche and find some keywords. There are literally an infinite amount of different keywords that you can choose to get started with your website. For this example, we’re going to use the example of the parenting niche. So, type in parenting into the keyword tool. Parenting is a VERY hot niche, getting more than 34,000 searches per month.

(Don’t get worried about the term “niche.” It simply means “topic.” You can pick virtually any topic you want for your website. Do you enjoy pets? Working on cars? Traveling to Las Vegas? The possibilities are endless. Most topics will enable you to make money online.)

Of course, when we’re setting up our website, we don’t expect to rank highly for the “parenting” keyword directly. That is a very long-term goal that you can shoot for, but it’s certainly not feasible immediately. Instead, we’re going to be shooting for “long tail” keywords, or parenting-related keywords that don’t have quite as many searches as “parenting” itself.

Looking now, there are quite a few good ones…

Parenting tips
Teenage parenting
Parenting styles
Foster parenting
Parenting advice
Good parenting skills
Effective parenting

ALL of those would be excellent keyword phrases to target for your website. For this example, we’re going to go after parenting tips.

Don’t worry if you don’t find a “good” niche the first time around that you don’t think you can write about. What is most important is that you can write several articles about the topic, and that there are several long tail keywords available.

Why is it important that there are a lot of long tail keywords available?

You’re going to be writing articles about each of those keywords, targeting that keyword. More information on that later. But, you’re going to want to make sure you have PLENTY of topics to write about. For parenting, we have all of the topics we listed above, plus…

Tough love parenting
Spoiled teenagers parenting
Parenting toddler
Rules of good parenting
Parenting quotes
Parenting videos
Parenting plan

…and MANY more. I’m not going to list them all, but hopefully you get the point. Find a niche with plenty of various topics to write about.

CAVEAT: Don’t get TOO locked up on this part. Pick a niche, don’t doubt yourself, then continue. FOCUS, or you won’t be able to make money online. Too many people get caught up on this step.

OK, let’s move on…

Step 2.) Find a good name for your new blog.

OK, so you have that list of keywords from WordTracker open in front of you, right? What we’re going to do is go to and create a blog. It’s 100% free to do so, and from what I know, anyone in the world is eligible to make their own blog (please correct me if I’m wrong.)

We’re going to base the name of our blog on the keyword that we’ve chosen to target. If you recall, that keyword is “parenting tips.” So, ideally, we’d want the name of our blog to be:

Chances are, those are probably taken. So, we can add a word at the front of it to make it unique:

…there are literally 1,000s of other variations you could go with, and most will probably be available. Pick one and go with it. Don’t worry too much about it, and don’t get hung up on it. All that is important is that it contains the keyword phrase in the proper order. If we were targeting a keyword phrase such as “good parenting skills,” we’d want to aim for these blog names:

…Hopefully you get the idea. Don’t get too locked up on the name. An exact keyword phrase match is the best, but do NOT get worried if it’s not available. Just add a short word before or after the name as I show above, and try the dashed names.

Note: In our personal experience, it doesn’t matter whether you have a dashed name such as or a “regular” name such as Google seems to rank both equally to us, although some folks would disagree with us. You’ll be able to make money online either way, so don’t get locked up. :-)

OK, so, let’s move on to step 3…

Step 3.) Write content for your blog.

This is the part where most people will fail. It’s so easy, it just requires consistent work and focus…yet so few people can truly “handle” it. You’re going to need to spend between 15 and 20 minutes per day posting new content to your blog.

(Yes, this system takes a little bit of work, but it’s worth it. It WILL help you make money online.)

If you can consistently focus on one blog, making one keyword-optimized posting to it every day, you’re going to attract the attention of the search engines, generate web site traffic, then be able to use that traffic to make money online by selling advertisements, using Google AdSense, or as an affiliate marketer. We’ll discuss that in just a bit, don’t worry.

First, let’s talk about what kind of content, specifically, you should be writing for your blog.

Once again, we go back to our keyword list… :-)

You’re going to write an article, every day, revolving directly around one of the keywords that you found. Some of the keywords won’t make sense…that’s fine. You won’t want to write about those. But, as mentioned above, there are several different articles you can create using the keywords above.

Each of your articles need to meet the following criteria:

* the title should be the EXACT keyword phrase
* your article should be between 400 and 700 words long and should contain the exact keyword between 3 and 4 times, depending on the length of your article
* the exact keyword needs to appear in the first 50 words and the last 50 words of the article
* should contain 100% useful information that visitors would appreciate reading and builds credibility

…that’s all you need to do. Post one article, every day (or, at the very least, AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE) and you’ll be able to start generating traffic and then you’ll be able to make money online by monetizing the traffic. Of course, you need to get the ball rolling for the traffic to start flowing though.

Step 4.) Build links and get traffic to your site

Once you’ve started to write several articles for your blog, it’s time to start getting your site noticed by the world. The way to do this is with high-quality, one-way backlinks.

Many people get hung up on this part and think they need to buy backlinks, but you can get several backlinks for free. Here’s just a few free methods. Feel free to “mix and match,” you don’t need to use all of them…

1.) Go to Yahoo Answers, find 1-2 open questions related to your niche (use the “advanced” feature to search only for open questions) and post an answer. Use your website as a source for the information. Make sure your answers are high quality, not just cut and paste from your website.

If you do this once per day, you’ll have a ton of great backlinks directly from a reputable site. Plus, it takes only a couple minutes at most to post an answer.

2.) Go to a related blog and post a highly relevant, high quality comment on one of the posts. Post good content and a good response to whatever blog post that you’re commenting on, with a link back to your website.

Here’s a tip: Most blogs are setup so you comment using your name, URL and then the comment itself. Often, your name becomes hyperlinked and goes back to your site. To make your link more “relevant” from Google’s perspective, you should instead list your “name” as the name of your website.

So, for example, if we were commenting on a blog and our site was, then I would have “Parenting Tips” be my name. You’ll want to change it up…sometimes you might want to use “Good Parenting Tips” as your name, for example. Just post using a bunch of different “names” that are actually keywords and you’ll build plenty of highly relevant backlinks.

3.) Create a Squidoo lens and optimize it the same way you optimized your blog. Try to get your lens name to be or, for example. Put a bit of content on the lens, which you can steal from your own website. Just take an article or two from your website, re-write it a bit (takes 5 minutes or less) and then put it on the lens and link back to your site.

4.) Create another free blog on and point it back to your own site. You only need a couple high quality posts and then have them point back to your main website.

5.) Submit articles to our 3 main article directories: EzineArticles, GoArticles and SearchWarp. They should be keyword optimized, just like the posts you did for your blog. You can write about the same topics, but the articles do need to be unique. You should use the author bio box to point to your website.

6.) Post your articles on Even if you don’t get many Diggs for your articles, linking to your site from Digg helps increase your link popularity.

7.) Submit your website to It will take a while to get listed, but it’s a very strong backlink to your website. Note: your site must be high quality for them to accept it.

8.) Create a press release for your site. Using a press release service such as, you can submit a press release to all of the search engines for only $19. (Note: We are not affiliated with PRweb and don’t make any money when you submit a press release. It’s just worked out really well for us.)

This has gotten us a lot of high quality backlinks, but does cost a little bit of money. You can also submit a press release to many free press release sites.

9.) Use StumbleUpon to stumble your website. It will help increase link popularity a bit, and also give you some direct visitors.

There are literally 100s of other ways to build links to your site, but the ones above are some of the easiest and most popular ways. After you get several backlinks, your site will slowly start to get indexed and appear in Google. After 30 to 60 days, you should start to see consistent, growing traffic to your website.

To track how much traffic you have, use a free service such as StatCounter or Google Analytics and paste the code into your blog. This is easy to do by going into the blog’s editor. Don’t be intimidated by the code. Scroll down to the bottom of the editor’s page and paste in the code that StatCounter provides you. Then, you’ll be able to see how many visitors you’re getting and from what places!

OK, so, you have a solid, established blog that you post to as often as you can. What’s next?…

Making the money!

Step 5.) Make money online by using Google AdSense and affiliate programs.

Using Blogger, it’s extremely easy to put Google AdSense into your blog. Immediately after putting it in, you’ll start making anywhere from a few pennies to a dollar or two per click. It’s not much, but with a site with high traffic, it can add up and bring you a nice side income.

Note: Do NOT click on the ads yourself…Google will ban you.

The other way you can use to make money is by putting other people’s products on your blog. Using an affiliate program, people will pay you a commission (anywhere from 5% to 75%, depending on the product) for every sale that comes from a person from your website. It’s very easy to setup.

There are several affiliate marketplaces, but the one we’ll go with is Clickbank. They’re a digital retailer that sell other people’s information products. You can often sell products on the Clickbank marketplace and earn 50-75% of the profit.

Go to Clickbank’s Marketplace to take a look at all the various products available…weight loss, make money online, muscle building, health, gambling…just about any niche you can think of.

Go ahead and search for your own niche. We’ll continue with our “parenting” example, and search for that. Looks like there are quite a few products. You’ll typically want to pick one near the top of Clickbank’s list…they’re the highest converting products, which means that more visitors that you send to them will be buyers. Here’s the top 3 that popped up for me:

My Out-Of-Control Teen.  Audio/Video EBook(R) Plus Online Parent-Coaching For Parents With Out-of-Control Teens.
$/sale: $19.32 | Future $: – | Total $/sale: $19.32 | %/sale: 75.0% | %refd: 25.0% | grav: 19.38

PC Tattletale – Parental Control Software. Parental Control Software Pays 51% + Annual Recurring Commission. Earn $25.47 Per Sale On PC Tattletale Software. Help Parents Keep Their Kids Safe Online And Get Paid To Do It. Affiliate Promo Material & High Conversion Rates For The Industry.
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All 3 are pretty solid options, but I think it’d probably be best to stick with the first two in order to monetize “parenting tips” properly. We don’t know if their kids are being homeschooled, but you could eventually expand your blog to include some home schooling tips and products.

So, let’s just go with the first 2. First, though, we need to sign up with Clickbank as an affiliate. This is 100% free to do. I’m not 100% sure, but I don’t think everyone in the world can use Clickbank, so some people will need to stick with Google AdSense. You’ll still be able to make considerable amounts of money, even if that’s the case, so don’t worry.

When you sign up with Clickbank, you choose a “nickname.” We simply plugin our Clickbank username into the affiliate link that Clickbank provides. So, for example…

Our Clickbank nickname is “rhodesbros.” So, to promote “My Out-Of-Control Teen,” our link would be:

To promote “PC Tattletale,” our link would be:

To create those links, you just need to click the “create hoplink” link below the description of the product in Clickbank’s marketplace. It should look very similar to the ones I listed above. Be sure to test them after you create them!

What you’re going to do, is go back to each individual post on your blog, choose one from your list of products that “fits” in the best with the topic you’re writing about for that post, then put a one-line link at the end.

So, for example…for our imaginary “parenting tips” blog, if we had a post about parenting security tips, then we’d probably want to post a short blurb at the end of that post with something like:

“Want to make sure your kids are safe online? Click here now to visit PC Tattletale. It’ll tell you exactly what your children are doing online, so you can make sure they’re safe!”

Another example…

If you had a post on your blog about teenage parenting tips, at the end of the post, you could add a blurb such as:

“Is your teen out of control? We have some more tips to help you tame your teenager. Click here to learn more and for a great report that will help you out.”

Then, you simply hyperlink part of that sentence (at least the “click here” part) to your affiliate link that you created before.

Something important to note here…do NOT “force” a product into a blog posting. If you don’t have a product that makes sense for a particular blog posting, you could instead link to another blog posting at the end of it.

Secret tip: Always link somewhere at the end of your blog postings…give your visitors somewhere to go and encourage them to keep reading! You could even create a list like this to post at the end of some of your blog postings:

“To read more Parenting Tips, click one of these links:

Effective Parenting
Teenage Parenting Tips
Child Parenting Tips”

…and, of course, each of those points to a different place on your blog. (This also increases your ranking with Google if you don’t overdo it.)

If you follow this step-by-step checklist, you WILL make money online. You cannot fail. You can even repeat the process over and over again…but, I HIGHLY suggest you first start out with one blog and make it profitable for yourself.

Some people have what it takes to make money on the internet, and some people don’t. It’s just a matter of pressing on when you’re discouraged. You’re constantly going to be facing an uphill battle…some people give up after 3 or 4 weeks and no money in their pocket, but others hold out and keep following the instructions above…then the money starts pouring in.

It truly is a “no-fail” system. It takes work, but anyone willing to put the time in WILL succeed.

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