Make Money Online For Real

Its another year gone and another one started and with it the promise of so much more than what’s gone before. In fact, this year will be better than the last financially. For once, that statement is actually true, at least coming from this camp. Its no hyped up bollocks that so many Internet marketers of the “fake it until you make it” ilk spout out to try to impress their handful of loyal albeit slightly misguided followers. It real.

That’s because I really do make my entire living from the Internet and I make it thanks to a lot of hard work and determination. Those are two points that the so-called experts manage to omit from their glossy ads that tell you how they can make several thousand bucks in a week, or whatever crap they’re trying to get you to believe so you’ll buy their ebook. Maybe they do make a few thousand in a week, but of the other 51 weeks of the year they more likely barely make ends meet (although they won’t tell you that either).

Oh, I wasn’t going to harp on about all that crap either, but I just can’t help it whenever I want to write about what’s real in this unreal online world. So let’s keep things upbeat and forget the scammers for a moment or two. Let’s talk about success.

Success is what comes from the sweat and tears (ok, maybe the blistered fingers from all that typing) that goes into building up a decent enough stable of websites that produce income. It does take a lot of work of the research, writing and promoting kind. Most of the work is actually the laborious link getting that pushes those sites up the SERPs to a position where they can enjoy enough organic traffic to convert visitors into clicks or sales. But when you see the results of that hard work in terms of coinage, then you know that what you’re doing is right and its working. Far more solid and observable than other less measurable methods, I must say!

So this isn’t going to be a long winded post full of make money keywords that everyone and their dog is trying to rank for, as I gave up trying to break into the MMO niche a long time ago. I don’t need to spend all my time banging my head on that particular brick wall, when there are other equally profitable niches out there that I have found much easier to crack with less work and faster results.

So for all you wannabe Internet marketers out there that are still trying to figure out how to overtake Griz in that area, good luck and may your efforts one day pay off! As for me, I’ll take my chances in the niches you guys are leaving alone for me. Thanks!

Happy New Year!

…and whatever you do, never give up!

Make Money The Honest Way Blog

Build Authority Sites to Make Money?

Ah, its Sunday morning and I have a theory… What if…?

Its all a smokescreen. A great big craftily engineered smokescreen. To try and stop all the damn noobs creating tons of mini sites that were once a lucrative source of links and in the case of hub pages, money, for those of us who know what we’re doing. To stop the directionless masses in their tracks from building tons of thin sites that were clogging up the search index and get them to concentrate on…

Authority sites!

Well, sorry to burst the bubble and throw my spanner into the nicely oiled works, but its not a new fad, as is being touted around by the big names right now. Big content rich authority sites were always there. And in most cases they always ranked well as long as they had the links to back them up. But its only recently that the Internet marketing trend has swung back to building large, content laden authority sites because we’re all being told that’s what Google now wants to see in its index.

But that’s the beauty of this little ruse. Its not new!

Google has always wanted that. But people have short memories and will latch onto whatever any mentor or highly respected and knowledgeable marketer or SEO expert tells them. And we’re all being told that we should be concentrating on building authority sites if we want to dominate the SERPs. Thin sites simply don’t cut it any more and the dreaded algorithm is sniffing them out and tossing them asunder while giving more emphasis to authority sites.

There’s a little marketing psychology going on there because its quite stunning how everyone is suddenly focusing on the authority site theory and that means their focus has been diverted away from the splatter mini site theory of a few months ago. Is it just me or are Hub Pages starting to earn a little more money these last few days? Is there a slowdown in them being built because we’ve all been told its not worth it any more, because Hub Pages lost some of their SERP authority?

Maybe. Also, I don’t know if this is new, but I’ve recently noticed some PPC ads promoting Hub Pages appearing on Google’s front page for some make money terms. Why would they need to do that, I wonder? Perhaps the recent surge in page building has abated and the owners started to like the extra income it was generating for them and now that it has fallen off, they want some more? Only theorising here, by the way. I could be way off. But I’m not so sure I am.

But don’t take any notice of my Sunday morning ramblings. What do I know? Get back to building your authority sites and leave those mini sites alone as they’re no good to you. Honest!

Good! I’m happy now I’ve sorted that out. I’m also happy that I have more coffee. I’m not making a big deal about this minor discovery, either. I want everyone to keep concentrating on their authority site(s) while I can get back to building mini sites. I might be completely wrong here and those mini sites might not stand a better chance of ranking and making money, now everyone else and their dog have averted their radar to something else.

I might go write a few blog posts about how important authority sites are… Oh, I already did!

Gotta love the Internet, God bless Google and God help the rest of you!

Never give up!

Make Money The Honest Way Blog