Make money without money
It is hard to believe but everyone can be a small businessman. For showing this to you, I will present a tutorial about how to make money without money or, in other words, an introduction in e-business (online business). All you have to do is mix some principles for making your website a success and also for monetizing it.
So, let’s start making money! First thing you need to know is what affiliate programs are and how they will generate profit for you. In simple terms, affiliate programs allow website publishers to earn a commission by selling products on their websites. The basic idea is to search for a niche product. You must also check if your “merchandise” is really a niche one and following that you can start creating a website to sell the “merchandise”, optimizing your e-business to generate profit.
After you have decided about the product, you must verify if our product will be successful. How to verify if our product is a niche one? It’s simple, just run a test on search engines. If the search engines will generate more than one million results it means that you’ve chosen the wrong product. Best products are those with no more than 50,000 results given by the search engines.
The next step is to make the website, the store where you’ll sell the affiliate links. Making a website is very easy if you create a blog site with Wordpress, Blogger, etc. Let’s try to do a blog with Wordpress. There are a number of reasons why it’s good for you use the Wordpress blog for your website:
1. You can use the control panel to write, edit or delete the articles.
2. The Worpress ping system, which is very important for search engines.
3. Your website will have an advantage being a subdomain of a very powerful website.
4. Using Wordpress platform, your website will have a very fast indexing.
5. You have a lot of plugins which make your website “smarter”.
Ok, you have the product, the blog site and now you have to choose the name of the website. The best thing for the search engines is that the name of the product to be in the website’s domain, title, description and keywords. So, after you download the wordpress application, and after your registration at wordpress.com is complete, you are able to choose your blog domain which will appear like “the-product.wordpress.com”. If the registration is complete, you need a theme. Here you can find a lot of wordpress themes.
The plugins will have a great effect on your website. For example, All-in-one SEO Wordpress plugin will give you some fields where you can put the name of the product in title, description and you can fix the keywords.
The next step is to write the articles. If you don’t have any idea about your product, try to develop some subjects like “How to”, “Comparative”, “Reviews”, “Tips”, “Latest News” or “FAQ’s”. Writing an article is very easy when you use Worpress, just select from control panel the option “Add New”. Try to create the article and add the affiliate links into the text. Select for every link the option “no follow” for helping your articles and the search engines. You must have a minimum of 10 articles about the product. The optimum way to write is two articles per day to start with.
Now is the moment for making your website a star and start making money. You’ll optimize the website for the search engines. First of all, you must be “a friend” of the search engines, so you must have some back links throughout your website. A simple way is to publish your articles onto articles directories like Digg, Technorati, Ezinearticles, Affsphere, Goarticles, Articlecity, Articlesbase, Articledashboard, Squidoo, etc. (a lot of articles directories can be find in “Web site like Digg“). It is not only a “friendly” way for the search engines but more than 70 per cent of your website’s traffic will come from those websites. Also, the traffic will be well targeted.
Another way to improve your website’s SEO qualities is to submit your website in website’s directories. Many people forget the importance of website’s directories but these are the most important tools for making your website friendly for the search engines. The secret is in the title! To submit in website’s directories, you need a title, description and some keywords representative for your website. Usually, the title has the link to your website, so the search engine associates the title with the relevance of your website. A little trick for making the submitting in website’s directories easy is to use the firefox addons, Autofill Forms. Autofill Forms enables you to fill out web forms with one click or a keyboard shortcut. Here you can find a list of website’s directories.
Forums and newsgroups represent another option for gaining links. All you have to do is to post into related places and along with posts also include links to your website. Most of the forums accept html code, so when you’ll write a post or the signature try to “cover” the name of your product with a link to your website. Links can be integrated in the signature or also in part of reply, if there is appropriate information.
In conclusion, you must follow three easy steps for starting to make “free” money:
1. Get a product from an affiliate program
2. Get a website
3. Optimize your business