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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

5 Ways to Make Money Online with Google


If you can’t lounge around the well-known, award-winning Google HQ offices as an employee, there are other ways to make money off the big G.

1. Blogger - Whether you’re running ads, selling products, promoting affiliates, or using this blog platform as a way to promote your business or services, this Google service can aid you in making money online.

2. AdSense – This is one common way to monetise blogs and websites. Also see: How Adsense Publishers Can Make More Money.

3. AdWords – You can advertise your business, products, or services using AdWords. This is, of course, in conjunction with the Adsense programme.

4. Google Image Labeler – Just a roundabout way of making money by tagging photos online.

5. Google Checkout – Use this online payment system to help you process your web business transactions.

How to Earn Money Online?

How to earn money online? How to create a winning site? How to earn money from my blog?
earn money online
These are the most frequently asked questions on the Internet, which remains without a proper and accurate response. In this site you will learn how to earn money online for FREE.

There are 7 ways to earn money online:

1. Files Exchange so that visitors pay to reach your content. Profits are really big.

2. Selling items on your website. Or sell products for some online shop. Requires very good SEO optimization for good returns. A good example is the Amazon.com Associates.


3. Income from affiliate programs are really significant. But not only the content is important for success you must be good at promotion and sales to earn money. Affiliate marketing means directly promotion of real product (medicines, books, online casino, software, and many others.) by specially designed web site.


4. Ads. This is the latest hot trend in making money for websites with huge traffic.Some of them are Google AdSense, Yahoo! Publisher, Bidvertiser, AdBrite.


5. Paid-to-Click (PTC). PTC sites show you many advertisers and their products, which in most cases are innovative and enterprising 
techniques for promotion made to achieve the financial results! 
To achieve maximum results, PTC sites pay between $0.0025 - $0.01 per click Click is a unique visit which is registered by the advertiser and he paid to the site and site pay to you. Many of these sites (98%) appear to be a SCAM - which means sites do not pay to their members.


6. Multi-Level Marketing (MLM), is one of the fastest growing forms of making money online. Multi-Level Marketing (MLM), s a network of distributors who advertise the products of some company. They found new customers and distribute these products.
Profits in Multi-Level Marketing MLM realized in two ways:

* Individual sales - you buy products at a lower price and then sell them to the client;

* Building a network - you build a network through which distribute products and earn money. The company paid a commission for your sales.

The fact is that this is a dynamic world, no matter where you live, and time is crucial. The quickest way to earn money is MLM! Companies like Hewlett Packard, IBM and McDonald's are on many levels, they are MLM. The military also operate with system of many levels!



7. Earn money with viral marketing You get the idea (to earn money online) or something else - create a website! Made promotional videos, interactive Flash games, books, software, graphics, text articles. And post them in YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and other social networks. 


The main idea of viral marketing is the people themselves to spread your idea for FREE. It can develop traffic very quickly if users pass "your stuff" to many friends. From which you earn money!

5 Web Strategies that Paid Off in 2011


While building my online presence and working on small client projects over a three year period, I devised, tested and evaluated a wide variety of web-based marketing, branding and communication strategies and techniques, and discussed them on Online Social Networking.
In November 2010, I seized an opportunity that arose to join a major luxury goods company and test my strategies and techniques in a competitive real-world environment. The results were outstanding. Not only was enormous buzz created, the business was able to dramatically increase its authority and credibility within the trade and with the media.
I credit just five very simple ideas with our success:
  1. Building a core group of websites around which the company’s entire web presence was built.
  2. Fully aligning web content with the company’s mission and message.
  3. Creating a great quantity of top quality, expertly edited and search engine optimized content.
  4. Using plenty of images and videos to enhance our written content.
  5. Leveraging numerous online and offline sources, such as SEO, social networking sites, social bookmarking sites, email, print ads and word-of-mouth, to generate a flood of targeted traffic to the company’s web content.
Of course the details of implementation were far from trivial. They needed to be worked out along the way, and yours will too.
I shall elaborate on these five web strategies in future articles.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Optimize and Socialize for Better Business Blogging


Blogs are often rated one of the top content marketing tactics for attracting and engaging customers, but most companies fail to combine two of the most important tools for boosting traffic and reach: optimization for search engines and for social media.

Most marketers and business bloggers understand the notion of search engine optimization, but often focus more on keywords than the customers that are actually searching. Adding keywords to blog posts is a common SEO tactic, but developing a blog content plan around both search keywords and social topics can result in content that is inherently search and social media friendly.
The Business of Optimizing Social Media
Social media optimization (SMO) involves optimizing social content for topics of interest to both the brand and the communities they seek to engage. SMO also focuses on the ability for social communities to share links and media they find interesting. Links to content shared on social networks and media sites can drive direct traffic to blog content and serve as a signal for search engines for ranking blog web pages.
Essentially, socialized and optimized blog content can drive traffic through search and those visitors can share that content through social channels, driving even more traffic. Social sharing can also impact even better search visibility, providing even more relevant visitors that are actively looking.
Search and Social Media Friendly
As Internet marketers have emphasized making websites search engine friendly over the past 10 years, we must not forget that making websites and blogs social media friendly is also important. Great blog content isn't really great until it's consumed and shared, so consider how your customers find information online that is most likely to inspire them to do what you want them to do.
A Better Business Blog Strategy
To get more out of the opportunity to improve online discovery of business blog content, here are a few key questions to ask for an "optimize and socialize" blog strategy:
  • Who is the blog intended to influence? Prospects, customers, employees, industry analysts, reporters, bloggers?
  • What content will your blog offer that will meet target audience needs?
  • How will addressing those customer needs and telling the brand story manifest as a blog content plan?
  • What search keywords and social topics are relevant to your target audience?
  • Where does your blog content fit in the customer lifecycle of communication with the brand?
  • If the blog content is properly optimized and socialized, how will it influence (directly or indirectly) measurable business outcomes?
Interest in Your Blog Is Related to Your Blog's Interest in Readers
One of the reasons business blogs fail as being optimized and socialized is that their content tends to be very brand-centric. Most business blog posts talk about the brand, its products, and its services without a lot of consideration for customer perspectives and language.
A self-centered business blogging approach tends to push ideas out, hoping to get a reaction in the form of search engine rankings, fans, friends, and followers. Many SEO-centric blogs share these characteristics.
The problem with a mostly brand content focus is that there usually isn't as much sharing, engagement, or direct influence on business outcomes because the content is all about the brand, vs. empathizing with customers and the language customers use.
To Be Great, Your Business Blog Must Participate
Conversely, a search-and-social-optimized business blog develops and participates in social communities online, offline, internally, and externally. To do that, blog editors need to figure out where the great ideas and stories are in the company.
All this said, it's not enough simply to have an optimized and socialized blog content plan that aligns brand solutions and ideas with those of your target audience. To tap into a high-quality stream of customer-centric blog content ideas, it's essential to engage relevant social communities. Ask them questions, crowdsource content ideas, give those who participate recognition, and repeat.
By shining a light on the awesomeness within your community, you'll provide the fuel of positive reinforcement to motivate fans and customers to partake in both content creation and promotion.
Walk the talk by telling your brand stories and those of your community. Lead by example and your community will start to tell your stories for you. And so will their friends, and their friends' friends. That's the benefit of optimizing beyond search to include social media, networks, and communities.

7 Surefire Ways to Increase Your Klout Score


Aim high. It’s a worthy goal for credit scores, SATs and now, Klout scores. These days, more and more social networkers are looking to boost their Klout rating and show others the power of their social influence.

Klout — which provides social media analytics to measure a user’s influence across social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn – has received much criticism since its inception in 2009 not only for its business model but also for its operating principle. However, more people are turning to the service to see where their influence stacks up against others.
The analysis is executed using data taken from sites such as Twitter and Facebook and measures the size of a person’s network, the content created and how other people interact with that content. Those who sign up for Klout or are connected to those who do are each given a “Klout score” that ranges from one to 100, with higher scores corresponding to a greater strength of their online influence.
“I wouldn’t say Klout is the ‘standard of influence’ as their tagline boldly proclaims, but they can measure one thing, and increasingly well: how content moves through an online network and how people react to it,” Mark W. Schaefer, the author of the upcoming book “Return On Influence: The Revolutionary Power of Klout, Social Scoring, and Influence Marketing” (McGraw Hill 2012), told Mashable. “That may seem simple but it’s extremely complex and is an indicator of influence.”
Schaefer — a marketing professor at Rutgers University — also noted that Klout is even becoming a measurement for job performance and status: “If you’re in that situation, most consider a score over 30 to be pretty reputable and a score over 50 to be elite.”
Are you below your target Klout score? Schaefer reveals seven simple ways to climb up the ranks:
  • 1. Build a network - The key to increasing a Klout score is similar to finding success on the social web in general: Build a targeted, engaged network of people who would be legitimately interested in you and your content.
  • 2. Create meaningful content - Adopt a strategy to create or aggregate meaningful content that your network loves to share with others. Provide links!
  • 3. EngageActively engage with others in a helpful and authentic way. Ask questions, answer questions and create a dialogue with your followers.
  • 4. Don’t scheme - Any gaming behaviors that fall outside the basic strategies will eventually catch up to you. For example, specifically targeting conversations with high Klout influencers will probably be more annoying than successful. If you keep focused on your network strategy and your content strategy, you’ll succeed.
  • 5. Interact with everyone - Don’t be afraid to interact with Klout users with lower scores – it won’t hurt your own score. In fact, it helps build their score and in turn makes you more of an influencer.
  • 6. Publish. Remember - you don’t have to make a movie or be elected to office to have power now. All you need to do is publish. Access to free publishing tools such as blogs, video and Twitter have provided users with an opportunity to have a real voice, so take advantage of these many platforms.
  • 7. Keep at it - Don’t be discouraged by your score. It’s more important to just enjoy your social media experience and let the chips fall where they may.

My Life Without Facebook: A Social Experiment


I deactivated my Facebook account as a sort of social experiment. With Facebook and real life becoming increasingly symbiotic, what would I miss? What wouldn’t I miss?
This didn’t begin as an impulsive decision with unexpected consequences, and I’m not a Facebook hater by any stretch. I love and use social media, and am fascinated by what its explosion has enabled in a variety of arenas. Facebook has obviously been a huge — and probably the single most comprehensive — part of that.
My experiment has continued longer than I expected. I haven’t quit, purposefully not deleting my account entirely. But through extended deactivation, I have learned some things: that I miss out on a lot of conversations now; that, somewhat ironically, I’m more focused now than before on my own life and needs; and that I’m not the only person who wonders, to-FB-or-not-to-FB?
A recent New York Times article titled “The Facebook Resisters” profiled young-adult Facebook abstainers who point to concerns about privacy, alienation and information overload. But I’m interested in a broader question: In a world where it now seems more generally accepted to be on Facebook than not be on, what’s it like to opt out?
I haven’t felt like I need Facebook socially, but there is plenty I’m missing out on. During the many times when funny Facebook photos from parties or nights out come up when hanging out with friends, I feel like the only kid on the schoolyard without a TV, lost at sea while other kids recite lines from The Simpsons. I also frequently find myself playing catch-up when someone brings up an article someone else shared on Facebook. And there’s a whole world of flirting and getting-to-know-you that no longer exists for me.
I miss the definite ease of communication with friends and acquaintances. I’ve used Facebook before to find sources for articles too, but no longer can. So, now my avenues of communication are more segmented: Twitter to keep in touch with some friends, mostly those I’ve met through work, and find cool articles people recommend; LinkedIn to organize my professional contacts; and old-fashioned phone and email to keep up and make plans with close friends.
But it’s what I’ve actually enjoyed about being off of Facebook that has surprised me most. I spend less time on my computer without Facebook’s source of infinite content. During real life experiences, what is or isn’t worth sharing on Facebook no longer lingers in the back of my mind, so I spend more time simply enjoying the present. And the false comparisons between others’ curated digital self-presentations and my own naturally widespread sources of pride, fulfillment, dissatisfaction and insecurity no longer exist.
In the final analysis, what my little experiment has shown me is that Facebook has become so ingrained in human life that it’s kind of like religion in a way. You can partake or not partake as much as you like, but the thing itself isn’t going anywhere. Your choice won’t change anything in the bigger picture, but I’ve found it fascinating to explore the differences in my own life.
After five months, I’m going to keep the experiment going. It’s been fun to be deactivated, but I’m not going to delete. I’ll be back one day. But, for now, I’m enjoying my life offline.