Who This Ebook Is For
This ebook is for new internet marketers, eg:
Newbies trying to make money blogging;
Or trying their hand at affiliate marketing;
Or ebook writers/self-publishers who want to sell more ebooks;
Or website owners who want more traffic;
Or in short, anyone who wants to make money online – but are utterly and completely lost as to where to start and how to go about it.
If this sounds like you, then the information here can help. Why/how? Because it covers the foundational elements you need to know to start making money online.
Once you understand how the web works – and some of the tech speak around it is simplified – it is much easier to put together a proactive plan to start making money (good money!) online.
Many newbies flounder for years – and some sadly give up on ever making money online – because they never take the time to learn the foundation of how to make money on the web.
How Learning the Basics of SEO / Internet Marketing Has Helped Me to Make My Living Completely Online Since 2007
I’ve been a freelance writer since 1993. In 2007, my career took off when I learned how to do SEO (search engine optimization) writing. Why? Because learning SEO writing taught me the intricacies of how the web works; specifically, how search engines find and rank sites.
Once I realized that my writing was helping clients to push (and keep) their sites to the top of search engines, I thought, “I can use this knowledge to do the same for my sites!” And I did, by creating and growing three primary income streams, which are:
(i) Writing and self-publishing my own ebooks;
(ii) Doing affiliate marketing for products produced by others; and
(iii) Niche website publishing, ie, minisite income from Google AdSense.
I’ve been able to make my living completely online since 2007. And, it all started with learning the basics of search engine optimization; the very same information discussed in this ebook. Once I had this foundational knowledge under my belt, it opened up a whole new world of possibilities. I branched out from “just” writing for clients to building my own diverse, virtual business.
Be Free to Live the Life You Want to Live
And this is freeing, because I know that no matter what happens, I can make a living on the web – from anywhere I please (as long as there’s an internet connection); and I do. I split my time between my primary residence in the states (I'm American), and Negril, Jamaica.
I don’t have to report to an office;
I don’t have to put up with a boss I don’t like;
I don’t have to commute;
I don’t have to ask for time off for vacation, sick days, etc.
My time is my own. And, this is liberating in more ways than one. How/why? Because so many barriers are moved.
Remove the “Isms” from Your Life
My race (racism) doesn’t matter
My age (ageism) doesn’t matter;
My education (elitism) level doesn’t matter; and
My gender (sexism) doesn’t matter.
The only thing that matters is that I can produce and know how to market online. You can learn how to do the same.
Here’s to your internet marketing success!
P.S.: Following is a Complete Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PREFACE, Page 4
Who This Ebook Is For, Page 5
How Learning the Basics of SEO / Internet Marketing Has Helped Me to Make My Living Completely Online Since 2007, Page 4
PART I: MY 3 STREAMS OF ONLINE INCOME, Page 5
PART II: INTERNET MARKETING – DEFINITIONS OF COMMON TERMS, Page 6
Common Internet Marketing Abbreviations & Terms, Page 6
Trusted Sources to Find Definitions of Internet Marketing Terms You Don’t Know, Page 7
PART III: WHAT IS SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION (SEO)?, Page 8
What Is a Search Engine?, Page 8
How Search Engines Work, Page 8
How Search Engines Find and Rank Sites, Page 10
PART IV: HOW TO MAKE YOUR SITE SEARCH ENGINE FRIENDLY, Page 11
PART V: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT INTERNET MARKETING, Page 19
Should I register a domain name for my company blog, or is using a free service like blogger ok?, Page 19
What’s the easiest way to start making money online?, Page 20
What’s the best way to market to start making money online?, Page 20
3 Questions That Help You Clarify Your Internet Marketing Strategy, Page 20
How much of an advertising budget should I start with in order to make money online?, Page 21
My Monthly Internet Marketing Budget: What I Spend to Make Money Online, Page 21
I’ve heard about something called the duplicate content penalty? What is it?, Page 22
Will article marketing trigger the duplicate content penalty?, Page 23
PART VI: A SHOESTRING INTERNET MARKETING STRATEGY THAT EARNS MONEY FOR EVERY INTERNET MARKETER, Page 24
PART VII: SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING – THE NEW KID ON THE BLOCK FOR INTERNET MARKETERS, Page 29
Social Media Marketing Advice for New Internet Marketers, Page 29
PART VIII: WHAT IT TAKES TO SUCCEED AS AN INTERNET MARKETER, Page 31
PART IX: HOW I MAKE MONEY ONLINE: EXAMPLES THAT HELP YOU SEE HOW YOU TOO CAN EARN MONEY ON THE WEB, Page 33
Income Stream #1: Writing and Self-Publishing Ebooks/E-Courses, Page 33
Why Good Search Engine Ranking Means Dollars in Your Pocket, Page 35
Income Stream #2: Affiliate Marketing, Page 36
Affiliate Earnings: How It Changed My Life (Debt Freedom!), Page 36
How I Started to Make Good Money Online as an Affiliate Marketer, Page 36
5 Lessons about Affiliate Marketing Every Newbie Should Know, Page 37
Income Stream #3: Niche Minisites, Page 39
Google AdSense: What It Is and How to Make Money Online with It, Page 40
How to Get Google Ads on Your Site, Page 40
3 Lessons about Publishing Niche Websites Every Newbie Should Know, Page 41
PART X: HOW LEARNING SEO CHANGED MY LIFE -- AND CAN CHANGE YOURS TOO, Page 43
Be Free to Live the Life You Want to Live, Page 43
Remove the “Isms” from Your Life, Page 43
ABOUT THE AUTHOR, Page 44