Every internet marketer has an ultimate goal in mind when they first start making money online. Once they realize their original goal was too hard to achieve they have either given up or had to start from square one. Luckily, I found success in another rather profitable niche and have composed a majority of my income to date on that single general niche. After nearly two years of earning money blogging (March 1st marks the two year anniversary for me where I started making $2-3 dollars per day off the bat), I feel I have developed a few of the things that will help me reach what I have always deemed to be my ultimate goal. Here are some of the things I have acquired over the last two years that are pretty much invaluable to my past and future success as an internet marketer.
First of all, the knowledge of basically everything in general has been the greatest asset to me. Once you learn it, it’s just a matter of applying it. I think my dedication to the idea of making money online has helped me do what was most profitable to me. I started reading about blogging 5 months before I actually started this blog, and the only blog I had started before this was one I had simply started for fun on WordPress.com (freely created blogs that allow practically no advertising). By following some of the greatest and learning from them I was able to learn the basics to turn that blog I was using purely for fun into a popular site getting 1,000+ views a day for a while! The knowledge will be with you forever and can be used over and over again. If you want to make money online, it is vital that you learn how to blog and search engine optimization at some point. You can’t pay for these processes every time you want to start a new site in a new niche.
I have created a network of sites. Some people believe that a site must be niche related to have any real impact, but I’m not one of those people. I have several sites that have started to develop some PageRank and with the next update I foresee many of these sites improving as well as the first PageRank of some of my newer sites. This network of sites, especially those with one hundred plus indexed pages, is crawled daily due to the daily updates on the sites. I can use these sites to help new sites get established and generate their own PageRank. It’s a lot easier to build off your old sites success than it is to start from scratch.
An internet forum full of users interested in making money online. A forum can have so many uses for the owner. I could use a forum to get a ton of RSS Subscribers quickly to anything in the general niche, chances are it wouldn’t be asking much since they are already interested in the content I write. A forum also has many indexed pages which can be used for backlinks. You really have to be aware of what you are asking for. I’m not saying you should own a forum to take advantage of people, I’m saying that by owning the forum you can spread the word to users in more ways than the average user. I could mass pm or email users and many of them are likely to want to help out.
An internet identity. I am well known (not necessarily liked, but known) by thousands of internet marketers, and nearly 100,000 people interested in making money online for one reason or another. Becoming well known in itself could bring you decent search engine traffic and if I can offer something of interest to those who know me, they just might help me along whether it’s a blogroll link or them simply becoming an RSS Subscriber. I would recommend setting up a new identity in every different niche you are in and never your real one, but that’s just me.
Finally and most importantly, I’ve met the right people. Consider them friends, consider them contacts, or simply another aspect of blogging, they will help the same. I’ve met many people and consider some of them to be each of the above, a friend, a contact, or just another person who can help me. I think this is the most important because you need both contacts and friends. Friends to keep you from giving up and contacts who you can get help from when you need it.
I think between these things and a few other smaller things that I will be able to reach my ultimate goal. The ultimate goal is something so profitable that I find it senseless to go about it on my own. I believe this for two reasons. The first reason is that I’ve tried this before and gave up, what’s to stop me from doing so again when I don’t see the normally quick results that I’ve become accustomed to. The second being, it’s just so much easier. The profits in the end are so great that they can be split and still leave me with more than I know what to do with. Pending one of my better internet marketer and friends decision, I may have my knowledgeable partner ready to give this a go.
The ultimate goal? Front page for the keyword ‘Make Money Online’. This keyword is cherished by everybody in the make money blogging niche and can bring in some of the easiest money I’ve seen online. It will take months of work, but it will be worth it. Yet another Trying Hard attempt at bringing this blog back, we’ll see how that goes this time around.