How I Make Money Online

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When you meet someone for the first time, there is always a time in the conversation when you’re going to ask each other what you do for a living. When I was working for the man, the answer was easy. I would simply say “I’m the Vice President of Marketing for a web company that offers various services to franchise companies”.

Now that I am self-employed and that I generate 100% of my revenues on the Internet, I find it a bit harder to explain what I do in one short and concise sentence. The best answer would be that I make money online. I’ve found that telling this usually generates about 60 more questions about the possible ways to make a living off a computer and an Internet connection.

In this article, I would like to discuss the various ways I make money online, mostly through blogging, content publishing and projects for clients. (more…)

The Google Freak Out

Something that freaks me out more than anything online is seeing some of my websites or pages disappearing from Google’s index from time to time. There is generally a good reason for that to happen and troubleshooting the issue quickly and thoroughly can help you save tons of “leaking traffic”. I had a similar problem over the weekend. Let me tell you what happened and how I fixed it. (more…)

Optimize High Traffic Pages To Reach Preset Goals

optimize websiteDoshDosh posted a really good article today titled “6 fool-proof steps to make more money with your website“. I suggest you read this article as it is a gold mine of clever ideas. While everything in his post completely makes sense, I actually hadn’t really thought about it before. The point of the article is to show you how to optimize your high traffic pages to generate sales or subscriptions. Right after reading DoshDosh’s article, I implemented some of his advice on one of my sites. Here is what I did. (more…)

How Google Adwords Ad Placement Works

Google AdwordsWe all have a vague idea of how Google Adwords works. You give them a list of keywords, create your ad and and set a maximum bid. But do you really know how the ad auction work? It’s all based on 3 simple criteria: your max bid, other advertisers max bid, and ad quality (CTR, relevance, landing page). Taking all these criteria into account, Google will then give you an ad rank, which will eventually determine your actual CPC. Sounds confusing? Then read on… (more…)

Blog Monetization Webinar With ShoeMoney Video

Yesterday night I sat down in front of my computer for nearly 2 hours to attend a webinar put together by Big Jason Henderson with Jeremy Schoemaker, aka Shoemoney as a speaker. This was from far the most interesting webinar I had attended about blog monetization. It was so good, that even my girlfriend sat down next to me and listened to Jeremy talk about making money online in his own words. Shoemoney sure is a funny mofo! (more…)

Improve Your Personal Branding On Twitter

twitter branding In 140 characters or less, Twitter allows you to “market yourself” as a social personality who is approachable, knowledgeable, influential and connected. Chris Brogan says “Twitter is an appetizer for who you really are and what you really represent.” This being said, everything you do on Twitter can have a positive or negative impact on the image you project. In this article, I will highlight the key elements to maximizing your personal branding on Twitter. (more…)