money Quickly from the Web - How to get
By John Alexander
For a lot of people, the first time they make up their mind to
get started with a Web site, they may be thinking of a number
of things that are important to them. They have a business
they want to be found online, they want to sell their products
or services and use their Web site to communicate their offers
to online consumers.
While many people have come to the reality of realizing that
they need an effective Web presence but it seems that a lot
there are always challenges for others just to "get
started." The smarter ones study and build their skills
first, which shortens the time it takes to become successful.
But one of the
questions I get asked by our Workshop students all the time
"Where is the best
place for me to start using my SEO and SEM skills to get
started making money?"
The answer may differ in some
instances, but we usually encourage the new student to roll up
their sleeves and get started with either their own Web site
or else consider exercising their new SEO skills by selling
other peoples products through affiliate marketing.
This allows the student to
experience rapid learning and to put all their knowledge to
work without any conflict or pressures of dealing with
clients. At the same time, our students can build their SEO
comfort level and make some passive cash flow too. While our
Workshop students have the benefit of hands-on SEO skills
training and a 6 month mentoring program for ongoing support
but there is a tuition fee associated with this caliber of
There is something about the phrase "getting
started" that new people struggle with.
Probably the most important
initial first step that impacts your business is to 1) Get
started and 2) Actually see genuine results and make some
For the next couple of articles
I write, I want to specifically focus on helping some of the
new folks with several suggestions to get started and to
experience some early success without spending a lot of money.
Okay so let's talk about some easy ways you can get started
quickly and make some money from the Web for free.
Getting started with ZERO
How can you get started making
money online for free with literally no budget no programming
- No Web hosting fees
- No Web site design
- No costs of any kind
But perhaps you would like to
get online to:
- publish your articles
- publish an Interview
- talk about your hobbies
or talk about your career
- do some affiliate
- highlight an eBay auction
- sell things from Amazon
- Gather customer feedback at
no cost with your own
free guest book
- Incorporate visitor
- Choose to create content on
nearly any topic you wish
- All 100% for free
Let me show you an example page
I just posted with all of the above features included:
This page below (referred to as a lens) took me less than 15
minutes to put online.
EXAMPLE: (opens in a new
Read this article called "How
Well Does Your Squidoo Lens Communicate to your Visitor"
Would you like to begin selling other peoples products and
earning a commission? Try your hand at Squidoo.com
and they have options to allow you to split the income or
donate it to one of your favorite charities.
Squidoo is one of the
EASIEST ways to get yourself started on the Web is with this
system which is 100% focused on user generated content. It is
a free service and a quick look at Alexa tells us it is about
the 704th busiest Web site on the Internet (based on Alexa
Regardless of your experience,
Squidoo allows you to build a lens, all by yourself with no
need for programming skills and in less than five
Don't build your lens instead of a website.
But build a lens to help your website along with additional
visibility and exposure.
Create as many pages as you want. After all it's free and a
great place to start.
Other benefits for using Squidoo as a place to get started:
What else can you create on
Squidoo for free?
- You can highlight and review the best websites
- You can educate or teach people about a concept
- You can conduct a poll to amongst the readers to see
what they think
- You can publish your articles
- You can publish an Interview
- You can talk about your hobbies
- You can talk about your career
- You can work with affiliate marketing options
- You can highlight an eBay auction
- You can sell things from Amazon
- You can point people to political action opportunities
- You can link back to your business Web site along with
- You can establish your identity
Watch for more articles in the future on how to get started
making money online.
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About John Alexander
John Alexander is Co-director of Training at Search
Engine Workshops offering live, SEO Workshops with his
partner SEO educator Robin Nobles, author of the very first
comprehensive online search engine marketing courses. John is author of an
e-book called Wordtracker
Magic and has
taught SEO skills to people from 87 different countries world
wide. John is also Director of Search
Engine Academy with localized Search Engine Academy
training centers where the Complete SEO Mastery Workshop and 6
Month Mentoring program is taught locally to business
owners and individuals in
communities across North America and
Internationally in Asia.