Make Money Fast ways exist online in abundance, although most of them are unethical and could also be considered underhand or black hat.
There are, however one or two methods that can be used quite legitimately and a lot of Internet Marketers are already using them. The problem lies in the competition and the individual Internet Marketer’s ability to capitalise on the monetization of their site because they aren’t attracting sufficient organic search engine traffic.
That’s the problem that needs to be overcome, as once you start attracting that organic search engine traffic, you’ll start attracting the clicks on your PPC ads or affiliate ads or however else you have affected the monetization your site .
The beauty of working with the search engines and not against them is that it is perfectly legitimate and above board. So the tough nut to crack here is how to get your site to rank high in the search engine pages to earn cash from your site’s monetization. Now depending upon which area of business, or niche you are targeting, that can be relatively easy, or nigh on impossible without a heck of a lot of work, time and effort.
So now our make money ways become taking the easy route rather than banging our heads against a brick wall hoping to make a dent in it. The biggest and toughest brick wall to bash your head against is, ironically the make money niche! The reason for that is because that niche is saturated with Internet Marketers and people who are trying to make money online and these are the very people who are sufficiently clued up about the very SEO techniques that you’ll need to use to get to the top of the search engine results pages. Which means they know as much if not more about SEO and make money ways than you do, which is why they are at the top and you are not.
Of course, you can do battle with these people and with enough time, hard work and effort you will succeed eventually, but then you have to ask yourself, “Is it really worth the effort?”
There are thousands of niches out there that are far easier to make money fast at than the make money niche, so when you’re looking at some more ways to make money online, then it make good horse sense to target the easier niches where there is a lot less clued up competition first, then once you are in a position where your online efforts are generating that cash fast, then you can turn your attention to the make money niche and have a stab at it.
So why are all these other niches better ways to make money fast?
Well, the main reason is that they are not inhabited by lots of Internet Marketers, so the competition you’ll have to fight against is much less likely to know the SEO techniques that you do and so you’ll have an advantage over them in being able to overtake them on the SERPs. Then you’ll be attracting all the traffic for that niche who are much more likely to click on your site’s ads and thereby make you money.
Now, if you’re wondering where all this inspired information comes from, I’ve learned an awful lot from my good friend Grizzly Brears who has one of the most informative and free information giving make money online sites that I know of. This very post is putting into action some of his teachings in its deliberately targeting the keywords that I want to rank this site for, namely make money fast .
But didn’t you just say that the make money niche was the hardest?
Yes I did, but while this site is entrenched deeply in the make money niche due mainly to its domain name (there wasn’t a lot else I could have done with it!) I might as well use it to chip away at the soft exterior of that niche by not going for the hard nut at the centre. The hard nut being make money, and the softer outer layers being the long tail keywords that surround that niche.
Update Feb 2009: In the case of this particular post, in its original form the specific long tail keyword I was targeting was fast make money. It may seem like a bad grammar day, but the old keyword checker told me that the term got searched on quite a lot – around 11,500 per month. It has since transpired that the keyword search tool I was using at the time was inaccurate (very) and the actual searches was far fewer. Nevertheless, it was a good exercise in ranking a site for a given keyword and I did make it to the top spot in Google for that term. Since then, the site slipped as I ceased targeting that keyword upon the realisation of my mistake. This is also a sound lesson that you cannot trust keyword search tools to be very accurate. None of them are – in fact the most accurate currently at the time of this update is Google’s own Adwords Tool, which gives around 60% accuracy. Other tools give considerably less, so bear that in mind when doing keyword research. Now back to the (edited) post.
That was a pie worth taking a slice of in my book, so while this site won’t make much of a dent in the relatively lucrative 105,000 searches on make money last month, it’ll stand a good chance of siphoning off some of the lesser hits that longer tails attract and hopefully there’ll be enough newcomers to the niche to even get some clicks on my ads. Of which there are not too many right now, but that’s for later.
But even that pales into insignificance when you look at some of the better niches out there.
Two things to remember:
First, Internet Marketers don’t click on ads, which is another good reason not to bother targeting the make money niche especially if you’re trying to attract social traffic. Don’t as they don’t click ads. You might be able to get the organic traffic, however, and a good percentage of that traffic will actually make you some money if you can get it, but you are up against some very stiff and knowledgeable competition.
All the other non-money related niches are searched on mainly by people who are NOT Internet Marketers and we are talking ordinary everyday people here. These people are searching for maybe a new CD, or some clothing, or some perfume, maybe a new cell phone etc, or they’re looking for information about something. They don’t care about how to make money online, they just want to do their search, find what they’re looking for then either buy it or research it and leave.
That’s where you, the intrepid Internet Marketer can make money online. You create your site in your chosen niche, build it up with keyword relevant content and get some good backlinks with your main keywords in the anchor text, giving your site strong keyword authority. That gets you onto the first page of your niche in the search engine (Google). You start getting lots of organic search traffic for your keywords as people find your site and land on your homepage.
Now one of two things is going to happen.
One, your site is going to be a really useful resource with lots of relevant information on the niche’s subject and some Adsense ads that you want your visitors to click on. People visit your site, read your information and are satisfied they got what they came for and they close your page. Did you make easy money? You made nothing, because these visitors had no reason to click your ads, because they got what they wanted from you.
Two, your site is full of keyword relevant content, but it all sucks and doesn’t tell anyone anything they really need to know, although it is full of relevant and readable content about the niche. You have the same adsense ads and also some affiliate ebooks about the niche subject in your sidebar. People visit your site and can’t find what they want. Did you make money? You bet! Those visitors read some of your stuff, decided it wasn’t what they wanted, but hey, there was a little ad in the top of the page that said they might find what they want, so they clicked that to see what it was all about. Or they saw an ebook that looked exactly like what they wanted, so they clicked that. You either made a few cents or even a dollar or two from the adsense ad. This is how to make money with Adsense, by the way. Or you made twenty or so bucks from the affiliate sale. That is how to make money with affiliate products.
Multiply that by a thousand visitors a day and you are into the big league and happy days are here!
So that’s pretty much how to make money online simply by not trying to fight the big guys who will just kick your ass, but skip around them and take your fight to the little guys who you can beat.
Nice analogy? Yeah, but you have to ask yourself this question:
“Do you want to make money online?”
If the answer is yes, then I’ve just told you how to do it in this post and also over here. At the same time, I’ve just written an encyclopedic post on the subject which the search engines will love because it is SO on topic being all about its chosen keywords and it is SO relevant to this minor sector of the MMO niche that I’m targeting and it actually is rather useful for anyone who wants to know how to make money online with adsense or affiliate products!
In future posts, I’ll cover why I’m writing such long posts – hint: This one allows me to include lots of different but highly relevant keywords!