Since I have started doing my updates bi-weekly, I feel as if I am not updating you on my progress often enough, however, I don’t feel like I have much to say. This week has been really uneventful. The past week has been way more exiting — nothing out of this world, but not as depressing as this last week. I really want to try website flipping as my next attempt to make money online. And before anyone says, “Stop starting up new things and instead try to finish what you have started! Blah Blah Blah…,” I just want to point out that after failing in flipping some domains, this was my planned step towards trying to monetize those same domains again. If the domains I got aren’t as valuable as I had been told, then the only sensible thing (other than trying to scam someone into thinking they are worth anything…which I will NEVER do), is to add value to them by doing SEO, building an actual site etc. Now, the point is I have to do that without spending too much time. I am sure that none of my domains is worth more than $100, so if it takes me like 10 days to empower them with value, I would be getting a really horrible deal. You Know What to Do
Do you want to learn the secret to find those secret niches that everyone claims to be making big bucks from? The following scenario may sound familiar to you: You have purchased Market Samurai, or used a similar application to find profitable keywords, but any and all niches that the applications come up with appear to be saturated. Even those not-so-profitable keywords look like they are extremely competitive and hard to rank for. First, don’t take competition at face value. To begin with, the three factors, which determine how tough any one of your competitors is, appear to be the Trust Flow, the Domain Authority and the Pagerank of the page (not the website). However, if you’re good at SEO, the true criteria that will decide your destiny are whether your competitor is doing SEO himself and how he is using his anchor text. A weak site (low TF/DA/PR) can beat a more powerful one very easily if offsite SEO is done in the right way. For example, if you see Facebook, Yahoo Answers or Wikipedia ranking on page one for your keyword, that’s a very good indication that the niche is doable. Those sites are very powerful, but it’s highly unlikely that anyone did any SEO to have those pages rank on page one for that keyword, so they likely ended up there, so to say, by accident. Anyhow, that looks like a topic that’s better left for another article. I will assume that you already know how to tell the difference between a keyword you can rank for easily and one you better leave alone. Therefore, let’s assume that the applications didn’t find any keywords you can tackle for the topic of your website. What do you do? Click Here for the Answer!
It will help you, however, understand it a lot better. There are so many SEO myths on the Internet these days that many gurus are using SEO as the all-new-money-making miracle. Search Engine Optimization has become complicated after Google’s Penguin, Panda and Hummingbird updates. Before 2012, a teenager with an $30 application could rank a site on page one of Google in a few days; today, even expert marketers find it difficult and time-consuming to do so. Many different kinds of “Gurus” exist, each trying to get our money and offering very little value in return. Some of them market their products to absolute beginners. You may check out this old article, if you want to learn more about their strategies. These gurus take advantage of their victims’ ignorance. One classic scam is the “free money-earning site”. The guru offers a website the victim for free. It’s a special website: one of those that make millions. He does it because God told him that he has to give back to others for what he received in life, or because he has a new project going on and needs people to vouch for him (so he’ll turn you into a millionaire in exchange for a review of his coaching skills), or, again, he does it because he believes in karma, etc. The truth is that the website is worthless, made from a template with no links, 0PR, etc. The guru makes the cash by having you sign up to a web hosting company for which he is an affiliate. He takes advantage of his victims ignorance since they don’t know how websites make money or how affiliate programs work. Read More to Learn About SEO Scams
Money wise this has been my most profitable month. I made a little more than $400, most of them coming from oDesk and Elance jobs. In no way I consider this to be a success. It’s been exactly eight months now since I started my online adventure. I certainly haven’t succeeded. So have I failed? Is it the end? Am I destined to make it? Have the people voting “loser has no chance” chose the right option in my poll? Well, my morale isn’t that great. I went up to an average 60 uniques at the beginning of this month. Now, I am back at 30. Oddly enough, Google Webmaster Tools shows that my traffic is going up and Analytics shows that it’s going down. Honestly, I don’t understand this… My AdSense has never been as good as this month. My SEMRush value increased from 16 to 72 (now, as of writing this it’s 68). If I compare my impressions today to what they were in October (over 2000 a day versus 90 a day), it’s pretty evident that my stats are going up not down, but they are going up very slowly. In fact, at this rate, before getting enough cash to make a living online I will likely…be dead. So, have I failed? Short Analysis, Birthday, More Ranting…
What is the fastest, easiest and most effective way to make money online in 2014? Leave aside the thousands of guru products such as the “Lead Turbo Generator“, “Super Powerful Instant Money Machine” and all that crap that experienced
crooks marketers try to sell us for $19.99. They claim that their products can make us rich in a matter of days; the truth is that if you make $10 with any of these, you may consider yourself very lucky. If you ask the question to any reputable marketer the answer will be one and the same: YouTube. It’s the largest search engine after Google (and they own that one too) and it’s becoming extremely popular especially with the younger generations. Obviously, when something becomes as big as this, people will start trying to exploit it commercially, the place gets filled with spam, and action will be taken. I don’t expect things to stay as they are now for long. Ranking YouTube videos is extremely easy, and, by ranking, I don’t mean simply ranking them within YouTube itself, but ranking them on Google too. Let the YouTube Adventure Begin