The internet has revolutionized the way we connect with others, how we shop, the ways in which we socialize and how we work. It has also caused some big changes in how we make money.
People use the internet to make a little cash, and others have turned working on the web into their primary source of income. For some folks, this means a lot of income. To help you make the most money you can from the World Wide Web, here are seven top tips for making money that can help you to optimize and increase your income.
1. Start A Blog
It doesn’t matter if you are in the business of selling widgets; every site needs a blog! Blogs let you add fresh content all the time, content that will keep visitors coming back for more and that will keep your pages on the top of search results.
Blog pages also give you more space for discrete advertisements and affiliate programs and other similar streams of revenue. Additionally, getting paid for doing sponsored posts and reviews are a great way to make more money.
So, if you haven’t already got one, start a blog today!
2. If Something Is Too Good To Be True, It Probably Is!
Don’t get blinded by promises of big pay checks. If something or someone is promising to pay you big bucks for doing nearly nothing, it probably isn’t what it claims to be.
3. Use Social Media
Social media networks like Facebook and Twitter are top ways to build a buzz around your website or business. If you have multiple sites, be sure that each of them has an account that is updated regularly. Social sites aren’t repayable as your only form of advertising, but they can help to build a lot of brand recognition and send eyes to your sites.
4. Pick One Niche & Expand Outward
While it may be tempting to start blogs and sites that appeal to lots of top categories, this strategy may spread you out too thin and prevent you from ever truly optimizing any of these channels. Start with one niche that you are the most knowledgeable about, establish yourself as an expert and then expand out from there. Only then start working out other areas.
5. Work On It Every Day!
Making money on the web is something that happens 24 hours a day seven days a week. If you start building your site and take a hiatus for a few weeks, you site will still be there, but many of your viewers or customers won’t be. If you have a blog, try to update once a day at minimum. If you have a site or service, try to respond to emails within 24 hours. Even though you can’t be available all the time, your site is, and whether rightly or not, your visitors expect you to be too.
6. Don’t Try To Make Your Money The Easy Way
That isn’t to say that you shouldn’t go after the easy money from things like ads, but you shouldn’t have that be your only way to make money. Ads may make you some extra money, but every click on these ads often earns you only pennies. Additionally, the folks who visit your pages don’t like ads, and if your page is slathered with them people won’t keep visiting your page, and they definitely won’t be clicking on those ads.
7. Work Multiple Channels
If you put all of your eggs in one basket, you are asking for trouble. Even if you have the best ideas, best products or best anything else, it doesn’t mean that it will make you a ton of loot. If you have your online widget store, you should also be sure to have a widget blog (with ads and affiliate marketing programs) and maybe even an eBay store to unload widget overstock. This way you are hedging your bets and making sure you have money coming in from other channels in the event of difficulties with one of your streams.