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Google AdSense is the online moneymaker’s biggest tool. Learn how you can make it yours as well.
One of the most popular advertising programs on the Internet is Google’s Adsense. Almost any website you open today has those ‘Ads by Google’ placed at the left or right or bottom of the page. Sometimes they are even bang in the centre. Every time you click on such an ad, that webmaster is paid a small amount by the advertiser, through Google’s AdSense. Every day millions of dollars are being paid out on AdSense clicks through billions of page views. This makes Google’s AdSense the most popular Pay per Click (PPC) program in the world today.
The payment per click can range from a few cents to even ten or twenty dollars. Niche content relevant to certain specialized keywords can pay very highly. But merely setting up a website with these high paying keywords and placing AdSense ads on it isn’t going to work. The site has to contain information that is valuable to the reader. Only then will it generate enough traffic and genuine ad clicks. If you click on your own ads or ask your friends to deliberately click to benefit you, AdSense admin will knock off the ads from your webpage faster than you can say ‘click fraud’!
So it is wise to set up a website or blog based on a subject you like, which is also commercially viable – there have to be some advertisers who would like to place their ads on your pages. Adsense bots will scan your webpages everyday and then place ads relevant to your content.
You can use blogger.com to set up a simple blog in three easy steps. Then read up on your subject and write original content. Make sure you mention the keywords relevant to your content. Then generate traffic to your website by emailing your blog link to your friends and ask them to pass it on. Place the link on your friends’ websites too and also take part in forums connected to your topic.
Use a traffic monitoring website like Sitemeter.com to check on how much page views and hits you get every day. Your AdSense account page will also tell you how many clicks have been made and how much you have earned. You can receive your payment by various methods as explained on your account page. AdSense also has good advice on how to place the ads for maximum profitability.
So get started with your blog or website and power it up with Google AdSense!
An introduction to the Mechanical Turk… Read on.
Ever wondered how you could make some extra dollars in your spare hours? Mechanical Turk offers you just that.
This website is owned by Amazon, the online marketing giant. Mturk.com displays thousands of HITs (Human Intelligence Tasks) on its pages. These tasks range from simple to complex and the payment for doing them also ranges from a few cents upto even tens of dollars. The simpler tasks can involve taking a survey or writing a few paragraphs on a given subject or commenting on a particular forum. The more complex ones can require some web design or writing entire reports or doing some market research. There are also audio transcription jobs that can fetch you a few dollars for transcribing 5-10 minutes long audio clips into text.
Mturk is a great way to train up for more specialized online jobs. If you start writing a few 100 or 200 word articles here, you can gain the skills and confidence to take up larger freelance writing assignments on sites like ODesk, Elance and GetAFreelancer, which we will discuss in the next chapters.
If you get the hang of audio transcription and become reasonably accurate and fast enough, you can eventually move on to fulltime medical or legal transcription which are high paying fields. You have to train up for these specialized areas, but Mechanical Turk gives you a good start with simple tasks.
Within a few hours or days, your work is checked and payment is credited to your Mturk account. The trick is to be on the lookout for high paying tasks, where for example you earn a couple of dollars for a survey which takes only a few minutes. Or writing a 400 word article on Tourism in Iceland which earns you 3 dollars! Even if you are not familiar with the topic, you can quickly read up on the Net and make a fairly decent and factual presentation. After all that’s what many journalists and media writers are doing today!
Payments are made by checks in local currency (for certain countries) or transferred to your bank account, or you can use the money in your account to purchase goods from Amazon.com.
A good way to get started on thousands of easy tasks and train up for bigger things to come! Don’t let a spare hour go to waste. Become a Turker today. And don’t forget to browse a good Turker forum for the latest buzz and loads of good and useful advice.
If you have the talent, article writing could make you really popular and very rich as well!
Do you love writing? Have you always dreamed of writing a bestseller novel? Well, most successful novelists also had a day job. Here’s a day job that can keep you in the writing field that you love so much and also pay you a decent salary, so that you can still have time left over for your blockbuster novel!
Anyone with a good grasp of the English language can write a few paragraphs of original content. It is even easier to just read a given article and rewrite it. And that is pretty much the job description for one of the most lucrative jobs on the Internet today.
With thousands of new websites being set up every hour, webmasters are in constant need of new content for their webpages. Sometimes a number of websites are developed by spinning the same content into several articles. Most buyers of articles pay between one to two dollars for rewriting an article of 300-500 words. This task can be done in fifteen to thirty minutes depending on your language skills and typing speed.
It is important to write original content – say it all in your own words – as most buyers check for duplication by using copy-detection software like Copyscape and Plagium. If you just cut and paste from some other websites, that will show up on Copyscape and you will lose your assignment and get negative reviews from the buyer.
Proofread your article thoroughly before submitting it, using SpellCheck if you use Word. Even if you aren’t familiar with a topic like say acne or money management or health topics, some time spent browsing relevant websites can give you enough information to write a 500 word article.
That’s the charm of freelance writing online. Your general knowledge improves vastly with the articles you research and write everyday. That will surely help your creative writing too, and pave the way for that blockbuster novel someday!Other Details
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