Ah yes, that wonderful word “free”…How can I make money on the internet…for free? And on top of that, how can I make money on the internet for free, working only an hour a day, in the matter of a couple of weeks, or maybe a couple of months at worst. I do not know about you but these were my exact thoughts when I started this business about 10 months ago, and guess how much money I made – Zilch.
Well, I did make a couple of bucks my first month, I think about 2 or 3 off of adsense. I was lucky though and missed a lot of scammers and one of the first make money online blogs I ran across was Griz’s. First mistake I made, was putting adsense on a blog, a blogger blog that was brand new, 3 months later I took it down after I made a measly 15 bucks. I was doing everything every blogger says to do, get backlinks, do reciprocal link exchanges, submit to directory’s, blah blah. Every thing I did the first month was free ways of getting some back links.
Now I can tell you it is possible to make money online for free, but you are limiting your success if you do not invest some money into your business. If you are a blogger that likes blogging, and you have a well established blog that you maintain for fun, more power to you if you can make some money off it while enjoying what you do.
Before I got my first check from making money online, I had spent over 300 bucks on software and web hosting. Now I said that I had made a couple of bucks off of G adsense, but…you do not make any money off of adsense until you reach that magic 100 dollar mark. I cannot imagine how much money G makes off of failed marketers that first start off using adsense, then realize two months later they are making no money and they give up.
Back to free money making on the internet. This can be pulled off, but, if you are complete beginner there is a 99% chance you will fail and give up in the 1st month. For free, there are a number of places that you can go to make a free blog, the ones that I have used are wordpress.com and blogger.com, there are hundreds more but this is what I have used in the past and I have made a decent dollar from them, although I prefer paid hosting all day, my preference.
Ok you will have to learn search engine optimization, the best way for a beginner to do this is to go to Griz’s blog (mentioned above) and read every post he has on SEO. Then after a couple days of reading head on over to Vic’s domain and learn how to make money online. These are the 2 I learned a shit load from and they will not steer you wrong. I will be putting up a page of the best resources there are for making money on the internet and I highly recommend that you check all of them out as they are all extremely helpful.
Not all of us have the money to spend on software and scripts to aid us on making money on the internet, so I have compiled a list of everything that I have bookmarked and I use, or is helpful.
DoFollow Diver – Assuming that you know how commenting on do-follow blogs can increase your keyword authority, this is a great resource and I still use it even though I have FastBlogFinder. Best of all, it is free:)
FreeKeyword Tracker – This will give you a good estimate and some ideas of how many times a certain keyword is searched daily. Note: There is an ebook on this page that sells fro 40 bucks, there is nothing in this book that you can not find on the internet, and you will not be rich by buying it and reading it, dunce
Google AdWord Tool – Great for researching how much you could expect to pay for a keyword, or if you are using adsense great for analyzing how much you may recieve per click if you happen to put adsense on your site.
SEO Quake For FireFox – If you are not using this tool – you should get it. It is free and is extremely useful. There are people that talk about how it pisses Google off and it you use it your site will suffer, though I have not seen any proof of this.