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The $5 Guide to Using a Website to Make Money Online
By: Cameron Palte;
(*Note: This guide is 3954 words)
My name is Cameron Palte. I am writing this E-Book ‘The $5 Guide to Building & Marketing a Website’ in order to help many young marketers in the world get a foot start out there and start learning how to make money online. Making Money Online is very simple once you know the basic but with countless scams and offers to ‘Get Rich Quick Schemes’, I decided to write an E-book to help you market and build a website. I try to go over everything in great detail, but if you have any questions go to my website, and post them as a comment form (I see and read all comments), and I will answer it. I try to give step by step analysis for everything so I apologize if things get a bit wordy. I will try to keep it to around 12 pages filled with content. I myself am not a big fan of spend 3 hours reading a book just to spend another 4 hours building it, (or more). Each page will be one new field or major topic of learning, and information will be put below it. Read it all or just go to a header you like. This book is yours permanently so keep it, tell your friends so they can get their copies and I hope you enjoy.
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So, with that, let us begin!
How Much Money Do I need to start?
Well, I felt that because this e-book is about creating and marketing your own website, this is one of the first questions that pops into everyone’s heads. Technically you don’t need any money, but to make things efficient I recommend putting aside $100 to start, and more if necessary.
Here is the breakdown of what will happen too your money but feel free to change it… remember, this is just a guide.
Here are the exact amounts:
$20 Domain ($10/year save up 2 years)
$37 Warrior Forum
$20 E Million Forum
$13 Back Up
To be specific no money is required. I myself started with $10 which is enough for a domain for one year (I will explain how to get free hosting), and a few days before writing this, I spend $20 on the E Million forum to upgrade, which is worth it. If you can’t afford to put $10 in this to start, then I am sorry, this is not for you.
Choosing a Domain Name
Now that you have your finances set aside it is time to get to the next most important part. This part is about buying and choosing your own domain name. I will also include how to get free hosting. The domain will cost you $10/year.
Ok, so the first thing you do is go to http://www.blogspot.com
. Make sure you have a gmail account. If you do not have one already then you can go to http://www.gmail.com
and register it. After you do that, you can log into blogspot. You will have to choose a site address which will be used with example.blogspot.com. So far it has all been free. After this, we will go to your domain registration area, and choose get a custom domain. You will then be able to choose example.com
Ok, so you will always want to look for several things when going out and purchasing your domain name.
• Easy to remember. Mine is cameronpalte.com, and it is not that hard to remember. That is a lot easier than something like hakek1lkd92.com.
• Cheap. GoDaddy has some domain names which they like to call ‘premium names’ which can cost you upwards of $10,000.
• Something You Like. Ok, so in my opinion, this is one of the most important things. Your viewers may get very annoyed if every month you decide you don’t like your name and as a result change it.
You now have your domain name. Your blogspot domain (x.blogspot.com), will redirect to your new custom domain name if you want it too. I doubt this will affect you though because your domain would only be around 10 minutes old but it all depends when you bought and decided to use this guide.
Ok, this is our keyword analysis section. I am not a big fan of this, because it is a lot less useful now than it was say 10 years ago when there were so many less domain names. But the concept is really simple and should be implied if possible. These days it is used more in a topic of micro niche section of things, but that is something you should worry about later. For now, we are focusing on creating one website. Keyword Analysis is based on the idea that the more similar your domain is to the search term the easier it is to get ranked. For example makemoneyonline.com would be easier to rank for the search term ‘make money online’ rather than cameronpalte.com. So if you know what search term you are trying to rank for, most of your traffic will come from search engines, than try to buy a related domain.
Making Your First Posts
Ok guys, so the next thing you will need to do is to start posting and to make your first posts. You can start marketing your website once you reach around 10 posts, so I can go over that later. This I a very simple theory yet often forgotten by many different people. In my opinion, there are 3 rules for writing posts.
1. Always use original content. You can read others content and build off of it but never just copy and paste content as that will result in trouble and it will make your life harder.
2. Update Frequently. Come up with a time stamp to release your posts and release new information regularly. Releasing 1 post a month won’t really help you or 1 post every two months, but releasing a post every week or 2 weeks can keep your readers satisfied every time they go back to your post and read it.
3. Include images, break up the text, make sure it is readable. If you write just one 800 word text block than it won’t really help you, but if you have maybe 5 or 6 it will help you better. Try to figure out your age group and appeal to them. For example, my group for this e-book is people learning to start making money online and learn basic information. I try to explain better than I would if I was just talking to someone normally.
After you do all of this, it is now time to our next phase. Before we move on to our next phase, I recommend having at least 10 posts. You should have at least 5 posts published and another 5 ready to publish which you can publish on a weekly basis.
After you have all your posts set up take some time and ad some nice widgets to your sidebar. Make some widgets and place them in your side bar. Take some time and go to your template function and upgrade your template a little bit make it a little bit nicer. Make it so that there is a sidebar on both sides and ad some nice widgets to attract your users to put your posts out to add your pages on, to show your labels. All of that should be done before moving on to the next page when it’s time to start marketing your website.
Market your Website with Social Marketing
The next big section for your website after you have released some posts is to start marketing it. You want your website to begin to be known to begin to be enjoyed and to become more popular. You want your website to become known. The first method of doing this which I am going to discuss with you is marketing your website using social marketing.
Social marketing is a great way to market your website. There are four places I recommend using for this which are: facebook, twitter, digg, sumble upon, and reddit.
Facebook is simple. You go on and you make it so that people like you. If your facebok site gets a lot of followers than it can help your site become more popular as you tell them about your site. You can also set it up for your site to have a facebook like option or to make it so that other people can share your posts on facebook.
The next step of social marketing is reddit, stumble upon and digg. They are both basically the same post so you can use them together. You basically go to all three websites and register for them. You can then go and then you have to register and then you have to confirm. Once you are done with that just share parts about your website and post them. Make sure you make it interesting. Think about what the viewers would want to see.
The last one is twitter. In my opinion twitter is my favorite part about social marketing. In twitter the main goal and the main thing you have to do too market your website is too get a lot of followers. That way each time you make a tweet many different people will see it. I will also go in a little more depth for twitter. In my opinion there are two main ways to get followers. The first is mainly more so for higher traffic websites which means your website can’t use it in the beginning, but all you need to do is put a twitter like button on your site. I wasn’t able to find a blogspot widget for that, which is what you guys you will be using, so you may have to upload your own widget. Or you can just put up you twitter name and people can take their time to follow you. The other way is the manual method. Currently this is the method I use a lot. The main point of this is too follow as many people as possible. Based on my studies, about 20% of the people follow you back and also makes you more available. Think if you follow 1000 followers then you have 200 followers on average, so it may not be totally worth it, but twitter is very powerful for beginners to this.
That is all for social networking my friend. The next section is about marketing with online forums. Make sure you go check it out!
Market Your Website with Online Forums
Man, this is my favorite section of this Ebook I think. I am an amazingly large fan of Online Forums, can spend hours on them, and I almost never get bored of them! I recommend using 6 forums which I will list for you. Two of them have costs associated with them, but trust me those costs are totally worth it. If they weren’t then I wouldn’t tell you about them. These costs are allotted in the $100 I planned for you. I would also like to point out that the main point of these forums are the signature part of them which is very useful for marketing your website. Below are the five forums and what you need to make a signature.
1. Warrior Forum
; $37 Cost for the War Room; Top 200 Alexa Rank; Instant Signature Availability; I love this forum because you can join right away and put your url under it. It is great for advertising your url because the high number of views result in some guaranteed clicks.
2. Emillion Forum
; $20; This is one of my favorite online forums. The signature function is only available once you spend your $20; There is a great forum tops of topics for every niche; they also allow you to custom your signature size and can get you some good clicks. In my opinion the $20 is totally worth it and should be your first buy after your domain name.
3. Top Gold Forum
; This is 100% free; It also allows you to have your own signature with no limits which is really great; there are no costs allotted with this forum but they have an ok amount of ads.
4. Money Maker Discussion
; This is also free; To use the signature function on the forum though you have to have made 75 posts which can be really annoying. This is a pretty large forum which can be used to market your website with the signature, yet it is not nearly as large as the warrior forum.
5. DigitalPoint Forums
; This is one of our forums; To use the signature option here you need to have at least 10 posts made and have to wait 7 days; The 7 days function is what really annoys me but once you have the signature function, this forum is really worth it.
6. Black Hat World
; This is a great forum to go too; The signature function takes 50 posts and 30 days to activate, so it really is a long wait. I also don’t really like this forum because a lot of the information is about scamming which was good a few years ago, but now it really isn’t. I am still putting it here because they are a pretty big forum, so if you manage to get the requirements for a signature you can get a good chunk of views.
(Secret Method: As you all may know the main point of forums is to learn new things and put your link in your signature. But what if you could get more views and get paid every time someone clicks your link? I recommend head over to *SPAM*. Just put your website link in the url shortner and use the new url as your signature. Now every time someone clicks your link you get paid a little bit of money before they view your site!)
Gaining dedicated viewers while helping others
This is a method I don’t use as much because right now I don’t have a lot of free time, but is one of the best ways to market your website. The two ways that you use are Guest Blogging, and Leaving Comments. Guest Blogging is a way better method to attract viewers but it requires a lot more views so I guess it’s more of a ‘you get what you put in it’. The concept of this is simple. I will first go over commenting and then I will go over guest blogging. Let me warn you ahead of time that some website owners may not like this method, primarily the comment version, so be careful and never take it too far.
Ok, guys so the first think I am going over is Commenting. This method is often more looked down upon, but that is everyone’s opinion, as I consider it one of the best ways to market your site if you have a good amount of extra free time. You just go to various peoples sites, and you make comments. I prefer not to spend my entire time commenting and rather, I prefer to take only 30-60 seconds a comment and get myself maximum views for my time.
I will show you examples of good posts and bad posts. Generally you will have to focus on the general idea that you give your url once, no more than twice for sure, and then you write something positive about the post. It will really help you out more than writing something bad about the post as that may make the author of the website more likely to delete it.
That was a great post. I really enjoyed it and it was really informative. I will have to book mark this to keep on reading it.”
“Man that was an amazing post. I will have to go on my website and inform my readers about it when I have some free time. My site is http://www.cameronpalte.com
“Hey Everyone, I enjoyed this post… check out my site at http://www.cameronpalte.com
“Come check out my site at http://www.cameronpalte.com
Hideous Posts: (Comments are hideous and should never be considered.)
“Hey guys come to my site and click as many ads as possible. My site is here http://www.cameronpalte.com
“This is my affiliate link guys. Click here for it… and buy this great product.”
Ok guys. This is generally for people who have a good amount of free time. It is a good way to become known and get some views, but there are some problems I don’t like about it mainly that the post you write can’t be used by anyone other than the website you write it for including your own website. So you are basically helping someone build up their site. That being said if you have some free time, this is great money.
You will want write some nice long informative posts. That being said I do not discourage this, and if you have a post or two which you are not using you can submit them to a guest blog. Guest Blogging is also a great way to build up your own website so if anyone offers you an informative post you should post it for free content.
The standard reward for people posting on your site or you posting on another person’s site is a link to a website of your choice. This is where you get to advertise your site if you make a guest post. I always only guest blog on sites where the link is in an easy to see place. I am really against people who put links in places like an about the author section at the bottom of the page where people don’t see.
This is all for our general section of marketing your site. Be sure to go on and read our next section of how to monetize your site as this is where a lot of the profit comes in guys!
How to Monetize your Site with PPC
Ok guys, this is the first and most important part of monetizing your site. This is the most common method to monetize your site and is often the first method used for new sites. My two favorite methods are Adsense and Chitika. I will also give you one piece of advice.
“Don’t put all your apples in the boat.”
I haven’t tested this for Chitika yet but basically for Adsense once you get banned it is nearly impossible to get back in. That is where my saying comes into play. If you monetize your site 100% with adsense and you get banned then you lose all your money. How would that feel after all your hard work? That is why I have come up with my own personal method to monetize your site. You will use a combination of infolinks, adsense, and chitika.
Infolinks is a great program. The way it works is you sign up and give them your domain. Then you go to your design page (for blogspot users), or for all website users go to your side bar and put in your html code in an html box or html form. On every page you put your code on, infolink related ads will appear. They are underlined twice and every time someone clicks on them, you get paid a little bit of money.
This program is often considered the legend of PPC. I try to refrain from using them, but they are great and they pay a lot of money for every click you get. Try not to overload the ads and put one or two of them on each page where people can see them and click them.
You must be thinking, “Hey, my text are ads and my side bar has image ads… where could I possibly ad more ads with Chitika?” Well, actually Chitika will mainly be used for their referral service. For every person you refer you get 10% of their income for the first 15 months. So think about it… if you refer 60 people who each make $100 month then you will make $600/month or a total of $9000 before the 15 months are up. And that’s just for referring bloggers and not taking into account the fact that one of those 60 people may very well make into the thousands.
How to Sell Ad Space
Ok, to start off I know you may be disappointed if you heard this was great and wanted to start it right away but this section is only for people who get 25k+ views/month. I still included it in a beginners guide because if you ever come back too this and read it as you grow big your eyes should fall on this section… feel free to read it anyway remember “knowledge is power!”.
In my opinion and others, “selling ad space is where the best money is.” Selling ad space is such good money because of the potential profits. To do this, I recommend using a website called buysellads.com. It is great for managing, buying and selling ad space online.
The basic idea of this is you go and you offer a certain amount of price for an ad space on your website. The best money in this normally, but not always, comes from taking one of your sidebars making sure it is around 300 wide, which is the number you see when you but in an ad for example 728*90, and you sell around 20 125*125 ads 2 wide and 10 long. You can normally charge $0.60/1k impressions so if your sidebar gets 50k views/month that’s $30/spot. I recommend just putting it up for $30 a spot which ads up to $600/month if you sell out.
As this book has now come to an end my final warning is money looks nice at first but don’t get carried away. Having 40 ads/page which just anger and scare of readers. Try to balance it make sure you don’t hide content and content is easy to find without scrolling. Also make sure at the top of your website only post 1 ad. Many people hate having to scroll through 3-4 ads at the top of a page.
That is all and I hope you enjoy! I am always open to answering all of your questions and comments so if you have any, send me an email at email@example.com and I will answer it as soon as possible! Feel free to also email me advice and feedback.
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