Making money online is about a solid reputation

People who make money online take great care of their brand’s reputation. They do that by promoting the presence of their product out over the Web. Your web site and its published content have to invite people to interact with you. Every once in a while you should look carefully at this feedback you get from your audience, because that’s actually your reputation on the web you’ll be looking at.Think of this as a reputation cloud. The reputation cloud of your brand or products includes all your traditional offline marketing methods, as well as the product presence that your online marketing effort generates. The brand reputation cloud, as I like to call it, also includes the growing quantity of customer interactions, reactions, and responses to your online marketing strategy.You should be well aware of the fact that your reputation cloud includes customer discussions about you, your products and your website. In fact, your brands reputation cloud is grown by your customers, competitors, suppliers, partners, and even employees. And they are doing this every time your brand comes in discussion. Read more


How to make money online by playing MMO games

Yup, that’s right: you can make money online by playing games. Since Blizzard Entertainment’s well known WaW (World of Wordcraft) has been released (1994) people discovered a new world full of excitement, fantasies, heroes, kings and demons. After WaW many MMOs were released but only a few of them worth to be mentioned: Dark Age of Camelot, Warhammer Online, AION and the new Rift.

Like in our real world every MMO has its own currency (gold, coins, etc) that players can use to buy gear, weapons, potions, pocket items and so on. Now, you may wonder how someone can make money out of it. Well, when you play a MMO your main concern isn’t the game money making, but to level up your character, gear it up, participate to raids and stuff like that. So, players have exploited this and some of them started to craft things in order to sell them to other players. This way they can make in game money, which is tradable. The price? Real money. Read more


Make money online selling photos

If you like photography, if you like going out and snapshot things you find interesting and attractive or if you have a studio and you enjoy varnishing fruits, this money making method suits you.
You can make money by selling photos, because there is a huge demand for quality these days. The times when a website was “text only” faded away. Now, webmasters as well as any website visitors will look for appealing design elements and to archive great results we all need stylish logos, icons, menus and, of course, photos.In this blog post I will cover two aspects: what you need to take great photos and how to make money out of them.

It’s easy to take a photo…

… You may say. But the truth is that, in order to take photos which are good enough to meet a potential customer’s expectations, you need some good stuff to work with:

A good camera

Nowadays there is a huge range of cameras to choose from (SLR, DSLR), different lenses for different shooting conditions, lighting devices, backgrounds and so on. Remember, you can’t make money online by selling poor quality photos. However, with a quality camera you can take quality images, thus exponentially increasing your chances of monetizing your work.

Some knowledge

Taking quality shots is not as simple as pressing one button when having your camera on automatic settings. Maybe the knowledge you need to take quality photos is more important than the knowledge needed to make money by selling photos online. Many people say that photography is an art and somehow they are right. You have to be familiar with some simple concepts like: shutter speed, exposure, ISO values, light angles, complementary colors. But of course, among all these you’ll need to have that artistic style that designers have. You’ll have to see the beauty in front of your eyes and you also have to know how to immortalize that image.

Making money by selling photos online implies post-processing software

Our life is more and more driven by technology and the photography industry makes no exception. Sometimes it is necessary to add a shade, crop, scale, modify the size of an image, rotate and blur your photo before selling it. Usually software can enhance the raw material in order to be more appealing to the eye. And, you have guessed, the more appealing a photo is, the more views it will attract, the more money you can make by selling it online. One of the best software is the well known Photoshop (maybe too good :) ). Do you think that the skin of those models on Vogue’s front cover is naturally… perfect? Nope, but Photoshop can make miracles with a photo.There are also other image processing software possibilities, but if you master Photoshop I think it’s enough.

Ok, I’m ready. Where do I sell my images?

So, are you ready to make money by selling your art work? Awesome! There are a lot of stock image portals/vendors you can use. Some of the most popular are iStockPhoto, Fotolia and Photos.com.Upon registering with them, you will become instantly a seller. Their editors will review your images and will ask you to agree with their terms and conditions as well as their fees. Yeah, they also have fees: usually they’ll take some percentage of a successful sale.

Conclusion

Making money online by selling photos is a great way to monetize your hobby. We all know how important it is to combine business with fun. So, if you’re one of those curly hair guys, always with a photo camera in his hands, don’t be hesitating, just take the next step and earn some cash out of your skill. Read more


Actually who is making money online?

To make money online… There are so many people out there who want this. These people, they are online and they are talking. And eventually as they come across so many sites, they could even become your customers. As you know so well, customers talk to each other and they expect to talk with the company about the products they’re buying. There are two things one should rely on as an online entrepreneur: the quality of his/her product and the word of mouth.Even though someone wants to make money online, he/she might stumble upon something you, the already established online entrepreneur, have to offer and they want to have it. The better your product is, the faster the free advertising will go and the more you will start to sell. It’s really that simple.However, you’ll say that not every customer is like that. It’s true. But those who are determined to make money online are the trend-setting, vocal, active online community and they are the critical taste makers that your brand needs to influence. They need to look up to you as an example giver, a trend setter. Read more


Make Money Selling eBooks

Technological advances have allowed for people to do even more reading on the go by the use of eBooks. These kinds of books are purchased on the internet and are read on the computer or on some form of eReader. As eReader devices such as the Amazon Kindle and the Nook become more and more popular, people are beginning to purchase their books online rather than in a bookstore. Instead of having a bookshelf of books, people can now keep hundreds of books on one device. Authors are aware of this growing demand for eBooks and are releasing eBook forms of their novels. If you are interested in making money selling eBooks, here are a few options to choose from.

Sell on Lulu.com

Lulu is a self-publishing site where you can sell soft cover and hardcover books, music, calendars, cookbooks, and eBooks. They have some wonderful opportunities for authors who would like to sell eBooks. The first step is to choose whether you’d like to sell just on Lulu or everywhere. “Everywhere” includes popular retail channels that are affiliated with Lulu. One of the most popular retail channels is the iBookstore, brought to you by Apple. In order to sell eBooks in the iBookstore, your book must be reviewed by both Lulu and Apple. Read more


Make money online by building customer relationships

You’re in the online money making business or you want to be. Is that right? Well, then you should know that you’re not only in a sales business. You are also in the trust and loyalty business. It is very important to pay attention to your customers’ needs. Making money online might be your priority, but to get there you need the people who buy your service or product to trust you. Building lasting customer relationships should be your number one priority. As an online marketer you must shift your attention from closing sales immediately to engaging your customers in relationships that eliminate as many third parties and intermediaries as you possibly can.When I speak of this shift, I speak of plain and simple economics: In the last century it cost almost a fortune to reach customers via the media or traditional mail. However, now we have e-mail communication at our disposal, which is really cheap. Online marketers can now afford to keep in touch with their treasured customers much easier than ever before. Good and lasting customer relationships mean more online money for you. Read more


A Blow Against Duplicate Content Opens Up New Opportunities

Google Inc. made yet another step in crushing duplicate content websites. As part of E-marketing strategies, many online businesses would publish their content to sits like Ezinearticle, Goarticles, and other “online magazine” pages in an attempt to build up their organic page rankings through backlinks. This was a method Google deemed as “cheating the system’.

Google recently implemented Meta tags that allow the search engine to distinguish between original and syndicated content on Google News and beyond. As a consequence, this duplicate content strategy became extinct overnight.

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Google’s Feb 24 Changes And Blog Advertising

The February 24th change to Google’s search algorithm dropped the article directory sites that many website owners relied on to promote their content right out of most search engine results. Unfortunately, this caused many good websites relying on backlinks from article directories for promotion to suffer rank drops as well. Website owners who need search engines to send traffic to what they offer still have to get backlinks, but article directories are no longer the best place to start.

Why Contextual Backlinks Are Important

When you get links that point to your website, you have two options that will yield different levels of results. The first choice involves a stand alone link that simply points to your site with the site’s title or address listed as the name in a list or directory style area. These links can help your site a little bit, but they do not really tell a search engine your site is important. The better option for backlinks is setting a link somewhere inside a relevant blog post or review that is about something directly related to the subject or niche your website occupies. Read more


Don’t worry about the technology

Ok, so you want to make money online, but you’re concerned about all the technology, because you don’t know what you should use and how to use it. Here’s my point: Don’t be concerned about the online technology and just keep focusing on your online marketing goals instead. I know very well that online marketing technology can be quite intimidating, especially if you are new to online money making world. The truth is, all of it are just a bunch of tools which you will learn to use gradually.

What is the World Wide Web really, at its heart? Forget for a second that you’re here to learn how to make money online and think of an answer to the previous question. Well, I can’t come up with something better than this one: The Web is a communications network.

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The Farmer Update and the Fall of Article Directories

Google, the most popular and most widely used search engine, gives users search results based off of an algorithm called PageRank. All else being equal, sites with a higher PageRank will perform better in the search engine results than sites with a lower one, so it’s obviously in your best interest to know how to increase the PageRank of your sites. One of the most popular and effective ways of improving the PageRank of a site is to point one-way links at it from other websites. This process is called link-building, and is an unavoidable necessity of modern search engine optimization.Recently, Google made a set of changes to the search algorithm that has been referred to as the “Farmer Update” by those in the industry. This update lowered the PageRank of many popular article directories like EzineArticles, GoArticles, and ArticlesBase. The Farmer Update jolted the Internet marketing industry because so many people were relying on these article directories for link-building. Now, hundreds of thousands of these links are worth much less than they were before Google changed the algorithm, and people are still trying to recover their losses. Read more