How to make money on the internet without spending a dime
Of course you need a computer and internet hookup. But you probably already have this, seeing as you are reading this webpage!
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Now, First of all let me say that this is not one of those hype you up posts. This is the real truth. I am going to tell you the process you can follow to make yourself an actual business without spending a single penny on advertising, websites, domains or any darn thing else. And that also means not spending any money on me. I am not selling an ebook!
But what do you need to spend? Time!! This is not about an easy way to make millions this is about a business and being a business means you need to expend the energy and put in the work in a professional manner.
Come on! Does this really work? Yes it does and I will give you a good explanation.
Like I said - You need to put work into this and that is something of value to many other websites and companies. You are expending energy and improving. You just need to figure out how to monetize this energy without spending any money.
Okay, enough of the pep talk, here is what you do:
Step 1: Make a decision about a subject that you are really interested in or really passionate about. This is going to be the subject that makes you money and the subject that you work at. This subject can be absolutely anything. I mean ANything! It could be butterfly collecting, hummels, unicorns, art, detective novels, the history of ornithology. It doesn't matter. Any subject will make you money. The key is that it has to be something you are passionate about. Seeing as you are going to spend time on this subject it has to be something you love.
Step 2: Sign up for a blogger account. That's right. It's totally free. This is going to be your main home page and where you do a lot of the work. This will be your main, but not only, source of revenue.
Step 3: Sign up for a google adsense account. This is free and the main way you will make money.
Step 4: Sign up as an Amazon.com associate. You will sell things through your blogger account and amazon will give you a percentage of the sale. (As high as 10%) Im not kidding here. It really happens.
Step 5: Sign up for a squidoo account
Step 6: Sign up for a Hubpages account
Step 7: Sign up with some article directories (These are places on the web you submit articles to)
The framework is now in place for you to actually start making money from your website. And you haven't spent a single penny. I'm serious here. You can really make some money.
Okay, you say, but what do you do? How do you tie all this together?
Getting Started: All of this may take you several hours to do. So set aside a good amount of time and make this your first day. Write a notation on your calendar of the first day you started your new business.
Now- This is some work and I said that you are going to have to do some work. If you can't make it past this step then the rest of this is probably not for you.
Before you start here are the links to sign up for all these accounts:
Lets get this ball rolling
( I recommend you put together a nice 3 ring notebook to keep all your business notes in. And create some new folders in your web browser to keep information and websites organized)
The Blogger account is going to be your main point of operation. This is where most everything happens and this is where you will probably generate most of your income. So start writing information and articles about your chosen subject. Write at least one article every day, and if you can manage it write two or more but spread them out in time. Don't write and article and then write another, put a space of at least an hour between articles.
A. After each article you write ping your blog by putting your blog information into pingoat. This notifies lots of blog services that you have a new post on your site. Pingoat.com You should also check out this automatic pinging service Autopinger.com
B. Check the blogger options to see if they will automatically create a google adsense account for you , if so then sign right up and active the ads on your blog. These ads will generate money for you. If you have to sign up directly at google and wait for your account number that's ok. Keep writing posts on your blog about your subject.
C. Put amazon ads in your blog posts. Choose books and products that go well with your subject matter or even write reviews about specific products and have the product right there for them to buy from amazon. Remember: You will get up to 10% of the sale.
D. Write more articles and post interesting information on your blog. Keep doing it! Every Day at least once. Some tips: Write reviews, post interesting web links, dig up pictures, write how to's, give your opinion, take a poll. Lots and lots of stuff you can do.
Next - You have the basic framework for making money from the site. It's all done. Now you have to drive the traffic to your site and this is where the rest of it comes in.
A. Go to squidoo and hubpages and create a lens(squidoo) and a hub (hubpages) on your specific topic. Over time you will create even more hubs and lenses that get specific about your subject. In the lens/hub write lots of good stuff about the subject and add links of course to your blog! (this drives traffic and works) But:
B. And this is important Both squidoo and Hubpages have revenue sharing with google adsense which means that you give them your adsense account number and you will also get money from squidoo and hubpages just like Blogger does. Does it get any better than this? Sign up!
Okay, now we are going to get fancy!
C. Now start writing articles about your subject and submit them to ezinearticles.com (as you get better you should sign up with other article directories too. Easy to find just google "Article Directory"
The important thing about writing articles is that at the bottom of each article (This is called the Author Resource Box) you will put a bit of information about your website and give them a link. When people read the article they will be very prone to click on the link and come to your blog! Voila, more traffic.
About Writing articles. It's not that hard and I have tutorials on that right here on this website. Write your first articles between 300 and 700 words in length. Ttutorial on article writing
Okay, thats the whole process and you haven't spent a dime. But you have put in some work. Now keep it going. Write more blog posts, make more hub pages and lenses and write more articles. The traffic will start flowing in. I am telling you! This works. In time you will be getting thousands of hits a day to your site. And you will be making money.
Why will you make money? Very simple. All of the feeds to your blog are articles, hubpages, and lenses. People have read these resources because they are very interested in your subject. And they have clicked through to your website for that reason. These people are very very prone to make purchases because you are offering them things that are very relevant to their likes.
Now there are lots of things you can do to improve the whole process, save time, get more traffic, and make more money. I recommend you start going through my tutorials here and learn how to get better.
Hi! My name is Will and I want to thank you for visiting my website. I hope this tutorial has been helpful. If you are a small webmaster just trying to make a go of your website and would like to make or increase the money it brings in I have lots of stuff here on this site for you. It's all totally free and I lay out all the things I have done and learned over the years. I hope it helps and have some fun. The Tutorial starts here