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Today I want to show you how to build your very first money making website. Once you see how simple it is to build these little “money machines” you can simply rinse and repeat and do the process over and over again. Eventually your efforts will compound and you will likely have a small fortune to show for it. get started in building your online empire by following these simple steps:
Step 1 – Find Niche/Keyword Research
Before you start building your site you first need to find a niche that your interested in. This can be anything but keep in mind that typically the more specific the niche, the better. For instance, you could choose “cooking” as your niche but that is a very broad market you would be going after and you’ll likely have a tough time making any money. A far better option would be to niche it down further to maybe… “gluten free cooking”. This is a much more specific category that speaks to a narrower audience that is more likely to convert into a sale.
Once you find your niche, you need to do some keyword research to find low competition keywords. There has been entire books written on keyword research and it’s probably worth your time to read them. I always recommend Bring The Fresh to newbies because that’s how I learned and I believe in the product. I’m not going to get into the specifics of keyword research here but basically you want to find additional keywords within your niche that are low competition and then we can write blog posts focused around these keywords. These blog posts then get found by the search engines (i.e. Google) and will show up in search results when these keywords are searched for.
Step 2 – Build Your Money Getting Machine
This step seems complicated and technical but it’s actually the easiest part. First things first, you need to get a hosting package that will host the websites that you build. There are plenty of hosting companies that you can use and most of them are good but I’ve had the best experiences with Host Gator.
Host Gator is a reliable host that has excellent customer service and is much cheaper than competitors like GoDaddy. Host Gator also has a great feature that allows you to auto install the blogging platform “WordPress”. WordPress is great for building sites like this, it’s incredibly simple and easy to use. Once WordPress is installed simply add some content to the site with a post or page focused around each keyword. Within this content you can promote affiliate products or your own products. Alternatively you can have an entirely content driven site (no products or promotions) and then make money through Adsense. I have had plenty of sites making $15 a day in ad revenue.
If you decide to promote a product, make sure the product is good! You don’t want to promote crap. On all of my sites, I only promote products that I have used and truly believe in.
Step 3 – Drive Traffic
This is where most people struggle but it’s not hard. Typically your going to drive traffic to your site using either search engine optimization (seo) or pay-per-click (ppc). If you’re on a budget I would suggest that you start learning about SEO first since it’s free traffic but bear in mind that it does take a little more time and effort though. But don’t let that discourage you, if you did your keyword research correctly you should begin seeing decent traffic to your website within a few days or weeks. They key here is to just keep at it. Keep adding more valuable content to your site, keep promoting your site through the SEO methods that you learn and you will undoubtedly succeed.
You can learn a lot about SEO by reading some of the articles over at source-wave.com where you will find tons of free SEO value. If you want to get started right away with PPC I unfortunately do not have any good free resources for you but Info Cash is great if your wiling to give up a few latte’s
I know this is a lot to take in for one post if your an absolute newbie. My goal here is just to point you in the right direction. There are plenty of great resources out there, some free and some paid that can help you along your way. Don’t forget to check out my resources section.
Optin Profits Review by Ewen Chia
Optin Profits by Ewen Chia is great for learning about how to setup a good email campaign. Collecting email addresses is a crucial asset for any internet businesses so you don’t want to skimp on this one.
Once you have a good website and have learned a little bit about search engine optimization and pay-per-click then you are definately ready to get started with your first email campaign. Ewen Chia is an expert and will get you up and running quickly however, if you’re just getting started you may want to learn more about PPC or SEO before you jump into email marketing.
Info Cash Review
Today I want to give an honorable mention about a product that has helped me get going with Pay-Per-Click marketing, it’s called “Info Cash“.
The first product I recommend to people just getting started is “Bring The Fresh“. This product helps you get started with a website and getting ranked on Google. Info Cash would be step two to making money online and focuses on PPC (pay-per-click). These are the little blue advertisements you see when you do a search on Google. PPC can be extremely confusing to the beginner marketer and even experienced marketers do it wrong. Don’t make the mistake I did when I got started and try to go at it alone. Info Cash is a very small investment into your education and it will get you up and running quickly. If you can’t make your money back within the first week after buying this product, then your doing something insanely wrong.
This is one of the best investments I have made.