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make money Quickly from the Web  -  How to get started 

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 is" 

"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 Workshop.

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 money. 

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 budget:

How can you get started making money online for free with literally no budget no programming experience and: 

  • No Web hosting fees 
  • No Web site design fees 
  • 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 marketing 
  • highlight an eBay auction
  • sell things from Amazon
  • Gather customer feedback at no cost with your own free guest book
  • Incorporate visitor voting 
  • 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 window)
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 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 data.) 

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 minutes. 

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 your Bio
  • You can establish your identity

Watch for more articles in the future on how to get started making money online. 

Would you like me to send you a Free SEO Tip each Day?

Check out Wordtracker Magic Volume 2.0 - Keyword Forensics for SEO 

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

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