Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Google Adsense Application rejected - Try Chitika to earn money

While every blogger dreams of making money online, it is your monetization strategies that matter the most. Undoubtedly, Google Adsense is the most popular income generating program online. However, it is not easy for everyone to get their Google Adsense application approved from the search engine giant. You need to post unique content, drive traffic to your site and show Google that your site has potentiality to create revenue. I have seen many people complaining about their Google Adsense application getting rejected. There are several reasons why your application gets rejected. I am not going to list these reasons here. However, I want to talk about the other Google alternative Ad revenue program so that you can earn money from your website or blog.

Chitika is a good Google alternative Ad revenue sharing program which is gaining popularity in recent times. In fact Yahoo Ad Publisher network refers small businesses to Chitika which speaks volumes of this company. Applying to Chitika is simple and easy. Click on Signup button and fill in your website details and submit the form. Chitika will review your website and approve your application. Once your website is approved you can login to the site and create ads and paste them on your website.

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Ads displayed by Chitika are contextual as well as search term related. Most of the time Chitika displays ads related to the search terms which brought your visitors into the site. This way the conversion rate goes high. In addition, Chitika checks your website content and posts ads related to the content. At times, there are ads which are not related to your content but enhance the value of the website.

There are membership levels in Chitika Ad network program. Silver-level Ads and Gold-Level Ads. Gold level ads offer you higher CPC. However, to qualify for a gold level membership, your website should receive 5000 impressions per day or receive $10,000 revenue per month. The minimum payout is $10 for Paypal and $50 for checks.

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Monday, December 12, 2011

Earn $100 per month writing articles on Hubpages

In today’ highly competitive employment field, it is not very easy to earn a decent income with a traditional job. With so many income sources available online, more and more people are coming onto the internet to earn money online. However, to make a living online, you need to setup your own website or a blog. Being a newbie it is not very easy to host website and promote it online fighting with a huge competition. For people who do not have a website and still want to make a living online can do so with a best option of writing articles on Hubpages.

Earn money online without a website or a blog

Hubpages is an excellent community of online writers offering the best way to post high quality articles and earn a passive income. The best thing about Hubpages is that you do not need a website or a blog. You don’t need web designing skills or hosting knowledge. All you should know is to transform your ideas into an article. Post the article on Hubpages, monetize it and sit back to enjoy a passive income.

Earning options on Hubpages
There are multiple income sources to make the most out of your hubs. However, it is important to produce quality and unique content to earn from any of these income sources.

Adsense is undoubtedly the best program to earn money from your hubs. While creating an account you can link your existing adsense account to your hub pages account and every time you publish a hub, adsense ads are displayed on the page. The revenue is shared in 60:40 ratios. That means when 10 people view your hub, ads with your ID are displayed 6 times and ads with Hubpages ID are displayed 4 times. Another advantage with writing articles on hub pages is that you can get your adsense account approved easily. With Google becoming stringent on approving adsense applications, it is not very easy to get your application approved. Write 10 quality hubs and then apply for Adsense program so that you can get your application approved in an easy manner.

Hubpages Ad program
This is a new monetizing method introduced by Hubpages. While it was available only for few members, it is now available for everyone. Once you opt in to this program, Hubpages places ads on your hubs and you earn income based on page views. It again depends on the revenue generated by that page. So you need to choose high paying keywords to earn more money.

Amazon Affiliate Program

Another good option to earn money is to place Amazon ads on your hubpage. If you do not have an existing Amazon account you can create one from hubpages account. After publishing a hubpage you can add amazon capsules. You have an option to either to choose your own products or allow Amazon to display products based on the keywords you specify. You can even choose the number of ads to be displayed.

EBay Affiliate Program
Another income source on hub page is EBay affiliate program. EBay works similar to Amazon and you can either use your existing eBay account or create a new one.

Kontera is a contextual ad network which goes well with Adsense. After you post an article on hubpages, Kontera places contextual in-text links on the page. When someone clicks on those links, you earn money.

How to earn more money from Hubpages?
The best way to earn more money is to produce more content on hubpages. Write 2-3 articles per day and maintain that work for 3-6 months. When you have 200 hubs on the site, you can start earning a decent income from those hubs. As this is a passive income, you can do your job and still post articles in your free time.

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Saturday, November 26, 2011

How to start a successful online business?

Internet has something to offer for each and every intruder and this is why more and more people are seen online, busy identifying ways on how to start a successful online business to earn their portion of online money. There are several ways to earn money online and choosing the right program depends on your skills, interest, passion and goals. While some of these programs do not require a website or a blog, most of the internet marketing programs work well if you have a personal website or a blog.

Choosing the best niche
Creating a website or a blog was a big task earlier, but not anymore. With multiple blogging platforms available for free or minimal charges, setting up your website is a cakewalk. The first thing is to purchase a domain. Before purchasing a domain, you need to choose your niche and keywords to target. While choosing a niche, there are several factors to be considered like the competition, traffic generation and popularity. However, the most important factor is your passion. If you are not passionate about a product and simply start a website for the sake of high paying keywords, you would end up getting dried on the subject. At some point of time you feel there is nothing to write on that niche. This is the time when you start searching the internet for some articles and rewrite them simply which in turn hits you in a hard way. At times, though there is huge competition, you can still make some business by posting content with passion.

Identifying high paying keywords
After you identify the best niche, the next step is to choose the right keywords for that niche. For instance, if you choose technology niche, you would encounter huge competition. However, you can narrow down your search and go for more specific topics like computer security. You can talk about antivirus or firewall programs. Then go to Google Keyword Tool and type that phrase and search for additional keywords. The new update with Google keyword tool is that you get 800 keywords list. Now, export this data into an excel sheet and identify keywords which have at least 10,000 searches and $1 CPC. Additionally you need to check for the pagerank of sites topping Google search engine for those keywords. If you have more than one site with PR4 or PR5 then that keyword would have high competition. Article Samurai is a great tool which helps you to identify the best keywords for your niche.

Purchasing a good domain name
After you identify the niche and keywords, the next thing is to purchase a domain name. It is very important to choose the correct domain name. Try to insert your keywords into the domain name. Again keyword domain depends on the type of niche you choose. If you are reviewing a product or offering an expert advice, it is good to choose a domain name with your brand or your personal name. However, for internet marketing and monetizing programs it is good to choose a keyword domain.

GoDaddy is a good place to purchase a domain name. It is a reputed company and offers an efficient service at an affordable price. For a .com domain it costs you around $10 per year . If you want a .info domain, you can get it for $2. If you can get a discount code, you can avail a discount on these prices. After you purchase a domain name, the next task is to purchase a hosting package. HostGator is a good choice when it comes to hosting your website. Once you are done with these steps, you can setup your website using Wordpress or other blogging platform which I will explain in detail in my next post.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Make money for blogging with linkfromblog paid to review program

Paid reviews

With internet offering numerous income streams, more and more people are attracted to setup their website or blog to earn their portion of online income from the comfort of working from home. While there are several programs and methods to earn online income, one of the best ways to make money for blogging is to write paid reviews for paid blogging sites and linkfromblog is one good program among them.

How does Linkfromblog work?
Linkfromblog is a paid to review blogging program which pays you for writing paid reviews on specific products. This is the best option if you want to make money for blogging as this program does not require you to refer someone or purchase something or do any marketing promotions. The only thing you need to do is to write a paid review and publish it on your blog. You get paid from the advertisers while a portion of that payment goes to linkfromblog.

The payment per review varies with advertisers and if you have a blog with PR0 you can earn around $5 for a small blog post of 300 words. If the page rank is higher, naturally the payment also goes higher. The minimum payout is $50 which can be easily reached at $5 per review. You can choose Paypal or check for withdrawing your payments from Linkfromblog. While the main purpose of your blog is to share your thoughts and ideas with the whole world, earning the maintenance cost of the blog is a good thing and with paid to review programs you can easily earn that amount. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

6 quick ways to increase traffic to your website or blog

Creating a website is pretty simple with multiple website building tools like Blogger or Wordpress available today. However, the most important part is to get traffic to your site. Here are 6 quick tips to increase your website traffic.

More Content
More content will attract more traffic. So make sure that your website or blog has decent amount of related content. This will also help in increasing your page rank and page views from the search engines.

Design and Layout
The design and layout should look good and easily navigable. Most search engines mark down your site if the site is not easily navigable. 

Yahoo Answers
Login to Yahoo answers and answer any questions related to your topic or niche and add your link in the signature. When the viewers read your solution they build confidence in you and will definitely visit your website.

Post comments
Visit other websites or blogs related to your site topic and post comments and put your website link in the signature box. Try to visit sites which are relevant to your niche. And most importantly, do not try to spam sites or blogs with your comments. Make sure that your comment is relevant to the content and adding something to it.

Visit Forums
Visit forums related to your topic and post some comments or answers the questions and post your web links there.

Free Classifieds 
There are free classified sites on the net. You can post your site in these classifieds. This is a free way of promoting your website and getting huge traffic.

In addition, there are more ways to get traffic. While there are many free methods, going for paid traffic is another option if you can spend some money.

Monday, October 31, 2011

4 Things you should know before creating a blog site

Internet offers a wide range of income streams and this is why most people are interested to enter this online arena to earn their portion of online money, working from home. However most people do not take time to understand the basics of SEO and other important aspects required to create a blog site and learn the lesson the hard way. Creating a website should start from choosing a proper niche and keywords for the website so that you can purchase a proper domain name. Here are some important things to consider before purchasing a domain and creating a blog site.

Choosing the right niche
The niche you choose determines the success of your blog to a great extent. It is very important to know which niche is popular, which one brings more traffic and which topic is good for conversions. The best place to search for the right keywords is Google Keyword Tool. This is a free tool and provides you with an insight on what keywords work best for you and how each keyword performs. Choose a niche which has less competition and decent traffic stats. Initially you can try a keyword with 1000+ searches per month and $1 per click so that you can earn a decent income through Adsense.

Choose passion over high paying keywords
One of the big mistakes we do is to go for a high paying keyword in a popular niche. For instance, there are certain high paying keywords like Mesothelioma lawyers. The cost per click value of the keywords related to mesothelioma is between $40 and $70. However, there are two things to look at. Firstly, there is a heavy competition on these keywords and as a beginner you might not be able to rank higher on the search engine pages. Secondly, if you do not have passion about a topic, you cannot come up with unique content on a regular basis. At the end of the day you need to rewrite some articles on the internet and you lose on search engine rankings.

Now, if you are passionate about writing articles, you can go ahead on creating a blog site on writing tips. Though there are no high paying keywords, you can come up with good quality and unique content and thereby get more viewership and clicks in turn.

Determine your target audience
It is very essential to identify your target audience before proceeding with creating the blog site. When you know the target audience, their age and demographics, it becomes easy to decide on what to project on the website.

Choosing a brand name Vs keyword domain
This can be tough for you in the beginning to decide on choosing a brand domain name or keyword domain. However, it again depends on the type of web site you are going to launch. If you are providing reviews or ideas, a brand name can earn you trust and reputation over time. However, for an adsense or affiliate marketing site, choosing the keywords in your domain name would be good.

Once you decide on these elements and come up with your niche and keywords, then you can go ahead and purchase a domain name, hosting account and start blogging.

Changing the content of the blog for more income options

Hi Friends,

I have been working with several online programs over the past 4 years, right from PTC, surveys, forum posting to Affiliate marketing stuff. However, lately, I got busy with freelance writing projects and could not manage this blog. Most of the posts on this blog are very outdated and the sites I have reviewed here are not working either. 

However, when I checked the traffic stats, it was interesting to see that people are still visiting this blog and reading the content, though a less number. Moreover this traffic is coming from search engines. So I thought I should take time to manage this blog and provide updated information here. 

Moreover, I am not working with regular PTC system anymore as I feel it is a waste of time when we have more income to earn while spending less time. And the most important task of referring friends can be avoided. So I am going to write articles on how to earn money online blogging and ways to earn passive income.

So in the days to come, I will spend more time here posting useful information for newbies who want to earn an online income from the comfort of working from home.