Make Money with Google AdSense

Google AdSense is a contextual advertising program that allows you to run ads on your website or blog, or YouTube videos, and get paid when when visitors click on them. The ads are generated from businesses that use Google's AdWords program.

AdSense is when you place Google Ads on your website, and when a visitor from your website clicks on an ads, Google pays you 68% of what the advertiser pays them. It's free to sign up.

The Google AdSense program has several great advantages including:
• It's free to join.
• Eligibility requirements are easy, which means you can monetize your website or blog even when it's new.
• There are a variety of ad options and several you can customize to fit the look and feel of your site.
• Google pays monthly (if you meet the $100 threshold) by direct deposit.
• You can run ads on several websites from one AdSense account.
• There are options to run ads on mobile devices and RSS feeds.
• You can easily add it to your YouTube and Blogger accounts.

Affiliate Marketing

Even if you don't have your own products or services to sell,  affiliate marketing  gives you a chance to earn strong commissions through a series of one-time sales. Online merchants provide you with an affiliate website (or a simple affiliate tracking link) and marketing support – all you have to do is promote the company with your link via social media , search engines or perhaps ideally your own website or blog (see above).

With all of these methods we're discussing you'll want to be sure to build your email list so you can continually follow up with your subscribers and generate additional sales.

The great thing about affiliate marketing is you don't have to create your own products, you don't have to provide any customer support, and you don't have to create your own marketing materials.

All you have to do is pick a profitable market , promote the products as an affiliate and earn a commission anytime a sale is made. Affiliate marketing is one of the fastest and easiest ways to make money online.

Blogging

How Do You Make Money Blogging?

The moment you decide to use your blog to make money, you're no longer just a blogger. At that moment, you also become an entrepreneur, and your blog becomes a small business.

You've probably heard of financial planners giving free seminars to attract clients, right?

Well, blogging is a lot like those free seminars. You're giving away your expertise and knowledge in the hopes of attracting customers and then gaining their trust.

In other words, if your goal is to make money with your blog, use it as a lead generation mechanism. Nurture those leads until they are ready to purchase, and the profit can quickly snowball.

You want to make money, right? Of course you do. Everyone wants – and needs -to make money. So you started a blog since you've heard it's an easy way to make cash, but you're not quite sure how to actually make money doing it. Or maybe you already have a blog and you're exploring ways to monetize it.

No matter which group you're in, making money with a blog – whether it's a hobby blog or a business blog – is possible. It's not a get rich quick ordeal, but if you do it right, you could make enough to support your family and more. Let's dive in and see how you can make a profit with your blog.

Monetize with CPC or CPM Ads

One of the most common ways bloggers make money is through placing ads on their site. There are two popular types of ads:

•  CPC/PPC Ads: Cost per click (also called pay per click) ads are usually banners that you place in your content or sidebar. Each time a reader clicks on the ad, you are paid for that click.

•  CPM Ads: CPM Ads, or “cost per 1,000 impressions,” are ads that pay you a fixed amount of money based on how many people view your ad.

Sell Private Ads

Working with advertising networks isn't your only option when it comes to selling ads. If you end up with enough traffic, advertisers may come directly to you and ask you to place their ad on your site. You can also contact advertisers yourself. The biggest difference from the above mentioned option is that there is no middle man, which means you can set your own ad rates.

Include Affiliate Links in Your Content

Affiliate marketing is also another great tool for monetizing your blog. Here is how affiliate marketing works :

  1. An advertiser has a product she wants to sell. She agrees to give you a commission from each sale if the buyer is coming from your site.
  2. She gives you a unique link that tracks your affiliate code. That way, she knows when a buyer used your link to make a purchase.
  3. You include your affiliate link on your site. You can do this directly in the content or through banner ads. If a reader clicks on your unique link and buys the product you have recommended, you earn a percentage of what she purchased.

You can utilize affiliate marketing through ad networks like Amazon Associates , or you can create private partnerships with advertisers and businesses with an affiliate program.

Sell Digital Products

If you would rather not advertise other people's products on your site, or if you are looking for another stream of income, consider selling digital products. This can include items like:
•  eBooks
•  Online courses/workshops
•  Images, video, or music people can use in their own content
•  Apps, plugins, or themes

Become a ‘Clickworker'

The Clickworker.com concept is based on ‘internet crowd-sourcing' where businesses advertise specific, scalable tasks they need completing quickly. And for us, it's an easy way to make fast cash from our couch.

There are a variety of tasks, but most commonly they involve mindless data entry, web research or form filling. You are rewarded and paid in cash (via Paypal) for the work you do, and you can choose for what and when you work. Give it a go . [If you're US based, also try Amazon's ‘ Mechanical Turk ‘].

Buy and sell domain names

A domain name is just a website address (eg. ‘savethestudent.org' or ‘mysite.co.uk') and there are lots of extensions (.com, .net, .co.uk etc). They cost as little as £1.99 to register with 123-reg.co.uk or GoDaddy.com yet premium domain names can fetch £1,000s if not millions when sold on. In 2007 VacationRentals.com went for a cool $35m!

Now you're probably not going to come across anything like that, but you can still turn a quick profit with a bit of searching. The trick is to find available domain names which have some commercial value, snap them up and then list them for sale on a site like Sedo.com .

Online surveys

An increasingly popular way for students to make money is to fill out online surveys in their spare time. Research companies are always recruiting new members to answer surveys and test new products.

For a few minutes of form filling, you can make a couple of quid which is paid as cash or rewards. You can bag up to £3 ($5) for some surveys!

A few good ones to try are: Toluna Vivatic , MySurvey , IPSOS , Global Test Market , The Opinion Panel , YouGov Panel Opinion , Pinecone , Valued Opinions , SurveyBods , PopulusLive , Hiving , PanelBase Branded Surveys , Opinion Outpost Harris Poll Mind Mover , New Vista , iPoll .

Also sign up for Swagbucks  which rewards you for surveys as well as simply surfing the web, watching videos and playing games.

Online Freelancing

If you have specific writing/journalism skills or are adept in various IT/software domains, freelancing may prove to be a lucrative source of secondary income. Increasingly, companies are implementing a content marketing strategy and turning to outside sources for specific assignments, and if you can prove your worth there will be more work available. Even simple skills like data entry may be to your liking, provide you can offer at least 5-10 hours weekly.

All you need is a computer with an Internet connection and the desire to build a respectable clientele. Chances are that these opportunities will allow you to gain valuable experience and skills that will prove valuable in your existing business and professional career.

If you're already writing ebooks in a particular niche market then why not make your services available for other companies; as you already have the expertise to take on the niche writing assignments.

Email Marketing

Email Marketing Can Be Very Effective Marketing for Small Business

What is email marketing? Basically the use of email to promote products and/or services. But a better email marketing definition is the use of email to develop relationships with potential customers and/or clients. Email marketing is one segment of internet marketing , which encompasses online marketing via websites, social media , blogs, etc. It is essentially the same as  direct mail  except that instead of sending mail through the postal service, messages are sent electronically via email.

At its best, email marketing allows businesses to keep their customers informed and tailor their marketing messages to their customers.

Email Marketing Can Be Personalized- Email Marketting

Particular groups of customers can be targeted or even individuals. Offering individual customers special deals on merchandise and/or services on the customer's birthday, for instance, is one example of email marketing personalization. (A restaurant might send an email to customers on their birthday offering 50% off an entree,) Email marketing helps a business develop and maintain a relationship with a customer over time that hopefully results in increased sales and increased customer loyalty.

Email marketing best practices include developing your own email list rather than buying an email list(s) and making participation in your email list opt-in rather than opt-out (using permission-based email marketing). Email should also be optimized for mobile usage as according to statistics over half of emails are opened on mobile devices.

The Advantages of Email Marketing-

The two big advantages of email marketing are price and ease . Emailing is an inexpensive way to advertise your company and its products and/or services compared to many other types of marketing. It's also extremely easy to set up and track an email marketing campaign , making it a very accessible type of marketing for small businesses.

Newsletters can be sent to the email list you've built from the people who provided the necessary information on your website, for instance, providing these potential customers with news updates about your company, upcoming events and/or special offers – and, of course, reminding them that your business exists and that maybe it's time for another visit.

Email Marketing Is Still Relevant-

In an age of increasing usage of social media for advertising, email marketing still rules the roost, according to a study conducted by HostPapa :

•  94% of Internet users use email, while only 61% use social media

•  75% of adult online users say that email marketing is their preferred marketing method

•  the " opt-in " feature of email allows marketing by consent

•  email marketing allows targeting by demographics (age, income, etc.)

•  email messages have a much wider range of formatting possibilities than social media messages

•  email offers more reporting and analytics capability, such as click-through rates, open rates, bounce rates, and conversions

The huge advantage of email over social media is that prospects and customers are more likely to see an email than social media. Just posting something doesn't mean that everyone you want to see your message will see it. Your post might not even show up in your targets' social media streams. However, an email will sit in the inbox until it's read (or deleted). 

Email marketing can substantially increase your income if you do it correctly. (See the tips below.) It's a great way to get people to visit and/or revisit your website or blog, and more traffic usually equates to more income.

Email Marketing Tips-

1) Build your own list.

2) Adhere to the rules of the CAM-SPAM Act . These rules include having a non-deceptive subject line, a method of unsubscribing, and your name and address at the end of the emails. 

3) Don't just send out ads to buy all the time. Use your emails to build rapport with customers by sharing your expertise and/or that of others, giving them tips and insights they can value. Share information that lets them know more about you and/or your company if it's interesting.

4) Treat your list well . Remember that the people you're using email to communicate with have trusted you with their email and name; they deserve your respect. Just as you deserve as a chance to convert them from customers to fans and even evangelists for your brand, people who want to talk about and share your message and get involved in any way they can.

5) Stick to a schedule if you're doing a newsletter. Sending email on a regular day or days can help your subscribers know what to expect from you and when.

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