Anywhere you turn today youll find websites shouting at you about the millions you can make from Googles Adsense, Yahoo Publisher Network, or some other PPC program. Self proclaimed Gurus with sales pages spouting riches beyond your wildest dreams if youll only shell out $147 for their secret.
But is there really a secret method to making a living online? Not if you take a look at what the serious earners are doing. Im not talking about the above mentioned, so called Gurus, Im talking about the big boys and girls. Men and Women that are way too busy to tell you how they are making a fortune. What are they busy doing you might ask? Theyre building websites. Lots of them. Quietly, in the background, they are making millions.
So before you bill that $147 to the old Mastercard, lets talk about a plan that might actually work for you.
So where to begin? Why at the beginning of course. Lets assume that youre totally new to the whole concept of an online business. Lets build your Adsense or other PPC website from scratch.
1. Before you do anything, you must decide on what KIND of website youd like to have. Is it going to be an informational site? Something fun, like a joke site? Or maybe centered around a hobby or business you have offline? Whatever you decide on, please, make it something youre interested in. If you build a site strictly because someone told you that a site centered around web hosting will make you the most money, youll be very disappointed in the long run. The reason is simple. Do you know anything about web hosting? Does it interest you enough to do any kind of research on it? If not then youre going to have one heck of a tough time when it comes to actually promoting your site and getting surfers to it. Yes, it can be done, but its a lot easier if you pick something youre at least familiar with.
2. A domain name. Your WWW address on the web. ( http://www.thegiftedone.com is one of mine btw) There are many different schools of thought when it comes to domain names, so I wont go into it in this article. Lets just say that you should pick a domain that you like, that at least in some way pertains to your topic. Dont register Bizoooooogle.com and plan on making it into an empire. Register something that reflects the topic of your website.
3. A website. Yes, the actual website must exist. So heres where some work or some money might come into play. If you have the technical skills, then obviously, build it yourself. If you dont, then youre going to have to hire someone to build it for you. Might I suggest that you contact me for such services; [emailprotected] , shameless plug I know, but Ive built hundreds of PPC oriented websites for people, and I can help you too.
But if you want to be successful with Adsense or Yahoo Publisher, then just ANY website wont do. Your going to have to do several things. The main focus is that the website must be targeted and optimized for your target. If youre building a site focused on Caribbean Travel then you really dont want information on the local Motel 6. When building your website, stay on target, stay on the topic, it will pay off in the long run.
So now. Your website is done. Online. Looks great. When do the millions of dollars start rolling in? I know this sounds crazy, but I get asked questions like this every day. People just assume that as soon as their new website is up, the work is done. But I must tell you, at this point it hasnt even started. Let me break this to you gently. All your shiny new website is drum roll please. Its an AD. Yes, its simply a big advertisement, put up to attract visitors who in turn click your Adsense links, or Yahoo Publisher links, or some other PPC. The point is this. Your website is worth nothing if you choose not to PROMOTE your website/ad. Contrary to what many of the Gurus say, you cannot just sit back and wait for that number one listing in Google to come thru. You MUST promote.
If you would like to learn more about Adsense, YPN, or any other PPC oriented website, and more importantly, how to PROMOTE this type of affiliate website, theres just too much to cover in this article. So Ive set up a forum at http://www.affiliatewebsitedesign.com .
Let me be frank. The magic software or secret method to riches simply does not exist. The internet is just like the rest of the real world, your online business success is going to take work. So come join us and learn about what DOES work.
Till next time,