How To Make - Money

Submitted by Ales Orlic | Category: Business | Published on Nov 29, 2007
Listen carefully to this; you can change your income significantly and your life by changing your daily habits. You must be willing to change! You must be willing work hard for to make the changes.It doesn't take a smart people to figure it out why we go
Listen carefully to this; you can change your income significantly and your life by changing your daily habits. You must be willing to change! You must be willing work hard for to make the changes.It doesn't take a smart people to figure it out why we go broke. It means that our spending is more than what we earn. People go broke because their expenses are higher than their income! You must know how much money have and if you don't have any right now, you must know how much money you want to have in the future. Believe me, when you know your goals and destination and you know where you are going, it will give you the motivation to go there! Listen, your time is the most valuable thing that you and I have! We can trade our time for money by solving someone's problem. Find what you're good at and use your time, talents and gifts to start making money for you. So get up! Stop being lazy! The rich and the poor both have 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, they rich don't have more hours than the poor, but what makes a big difference is how they use up their time to generate wealth! You must be aware of the trend in your school! I remember the day when network T1 connection was popular at our school. I sold network cards like cakes, because back then not every computer had a network card. How about IPOD? Find out how many people own an IPOD and start selling the IPOD case, cover and accessories! You must invest in other skills that will help you to make more money. If you like to give make up, well you may want to invest books on how to become make up artist! You can charge people to do their make up and hair for them when they want to go to a party and different special events. I know a guy in college who made his money by cutting hair. So people came to him to get their hair cut. A special note on the "Lottery Ticket Club" scam: The lottery ticket club not only violates ponzi pyramid scam & chain letter laws, but Federal Interstate Gambling laws which make it illegal to send lottery tickets by mail across state lines (also backed up by many State laws) as well - and the argument "they are not being sold, they are gifts" won't cut it in court, since they are the "fee" for being a member of the "club." And while those running the scam stay safe basing their scam in Israel, the members of the "club" are wide open for prosecution. Blogging software and hardware I use WordPress for this blog, and I highly recommend it. Wordpress has lots of features and a solid interface. And you can't beat its price, free. The rest of this site is custom-coded HTML, CSS, PHP, and MySQL. I'm a programmer, so I coded it all myself. I could have just as easily used an existing template, but I wanted a simple straightforward design for this site, and I wanted the look of the blog to match the rest of the site. Plus I use PHP and MySQL to do some creative things outside the blog, like the Million Dollar Experiment. I don't recommend using a hosted service like Blogger if you want to seriously monetize your blog. You don't get enough control. If you don't have your own URL, you're tying yourself to a service you don't own and building up someone else's asset. You want to build page rank and links for your own URL, not someone else's. Plus you want sufficient control over the layout and design of your site, so you can jump on any opportunities that require low-level changes. If you use a hosted blog, you're at the mercy of the hosting service, and that puts the future of any income streams you create with them at risk. It's a bit more work up front to self-host, but it's less risky in the long run. Web hosting is cheap, and there are plenty of good hosts to choose from. I recommend for a hosting account. They aren't the cheapest, but they're very reliable and have decent support. I know many online businesses that host with them, and my wife refers most of her clients there. You may need to upgrade to a dedicated server or a virtual private server (VPS). My web server is hosted by What I like about ServInt is that they have a nice upgrade path as my traffic keeps growing. I've gone through several upgrades with them already, and all have been seamless. The nice thing about having your own server is that you can put as many sites on it as the server can handle. I have several sites running on my server, and it doesn't cost me any additional hosting fees to add another site. Build a complete web site, not just a blog. Don't limit your web site to just a blog. Feel free to build it out. Although most of my traffic goes straight to this blog, there's a whole site built around it. For example, the home page of this site presents an overview of all the sections of the site, including the blog, article section, audio content, etc. A lot of people still don't know what a blog is, so if your whole site is your blog, those people may be a little confused. Testing and optimization In the beginning you won't know which potential streams of income will work best for you. So try everything that's reasonable for you. If you learn about a new potential income stream, test it for a month or two, and measure the results for yourself. Feel free to cut streams that just aren't working for you, and put more effort into optimizing those streams that show real promise. A few months ago, I signed up for an account with Text Link Ads. It took about 20 minutes. They sell small text ads on my site, split the revenue with me 50-50, and deposit my earnings directly into my PayPal account.If I never tried this, I'd miss out on this easy extra income. For many months I've been tweaking the Adsense ads on this site. I tried different colors, sizes, layouts, etc. I continue to experiment now and then, but I have a hard time beating the current layout. It works very well for me. Adsense doesn't allow publishers to reveal specific CPM and CTR data, but mine are definitely above par. They started out in the gutter though. You can easily double or triple your Adsense revenue by converting a poor layout into a better one. This is the main reason why during my first year of income, my traffic grew at 20% per month, but my income grew at 50% per month. Frequent testing and optimization had a major positive impact. Many of my test failed and even made my income go down, but I'm glad I did all that testing. If I didn't then my Adsense income would only be a fraction of what it is now. It's cheap to experiment. Every new advertising or affiliate service I've tried so far has been free to sign up. Often I can add a new income stream in under and hour and then just wait a month and see how it does. If it flops then at least I learned something. If it does well, wonderful. As a blogger who wants to generate income, you should always be experimenting with new income streams. If you haven't tried anything new in six months, you're almost certainly missing some golden opportunities. Every blog is different, so you need to test things for yourself to see what works for you. Failure is impossible here if you either succeed, or you learn something. Expenses Blogging is dirt cheap. I don't spend money on advertising or promotion, so my marketing expenses are nil. Essentially my content is my marketing. If you like this article, you'll probably find many more gems in the archives. My only real expenses for this site are the hosting and the domain name renewal . Nearly all of the income this site generates is profit. This trickles down to my personal income, so of course it's subject to income tax. But the actual business expenses are minimal. The reason I pay so much for hosting is simply due to my traffic. If my traffic were much lower, I could run this site on a cheap shared hosting account. A database-driven blog can be a real resource hog at high traffic levels. The same goes for online forums. As traffic continues to increase, my hosting bill will go up too, but it will still be a tiny fraction of total income.


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