My Online Money Making Experience: A Step-by-Step Process – Part 2

In my previous post (My Online Money Making Experience: A Step-by-Step Process – Part 1), I wrote about how I started my way to making money online by starting a free blog from blogger.com. The last step in that entry was to put content in the blog. In my case, I placed entries or posts (the content) in my first blogspot blogs in just a few weeks.

The other things I did while putting content in my blog was I tried to…

1) …Use link building and traffic generating tools.

I registered in social bookmarking sites like Stumbleupon, Digg, and Onlywire. Of course, under Onlywire, I had to register to more social bookmarking sites. When I started blogging, these were the only social bookmarking sites I knew. Now, there are other sites and you can fifty of these bookmarking sites at socialmarker.com.

What I did after creating accounts for the bookmarking site was I tried to…

2) …Submit the URL of each post of the blog to each bookmarking site.

This created potential traffic for my sire. Not necessarily instant visitors, but, through the bookmarking sites, my site and each post in it were exposed to other people in the internet because of the links they created to my site.

Another thing that I did was I tried to…

3) …Submit the blog’s main URL to directories.

A bit of caution about this, because I have read in some forums that Google has turned against this. So, I leave it up to you if you will venture into this or not. But, when I started blogging, this was part of the link building methods.

Now, if you are using a blogspot and are planning to get your own domain in the future, you will need to start from scratch in terms of link building when you get your own domain. So, I would suggest, if you can invest on it, that you buy your domain and set it up for your blog (free hosting if you choose blogger.com).

In my next posts I will share another traffic generating tool that I used and am still using, and the other tools yo need to check your blog’s statistics and what you need to look at as you use those tools.

Keep on reading and you’ll be on your way to making money online.

My Online Money Making Experience: A Step-by-Step Process – Part 1

For those of you who have been waiting to hear how I began making money online, let me share them to you now and let me write down some steps on how you can start to make money online through paid-to-blog services.
Last December of 2007, my wife and I ventured into buying a domain (MarriageandBeyond.com) and having it hosted. She was the one who started blogging. I helped her by visiting other blogs as we tried to build links. As I visited other blogs, I discovered that there were blogs that were making money online even though they didn’t have their own domain. So, I was encouraged to start my own blog for free.

I started by:

1) …Creating a blogger account at blogger.com.

I went to blogger.com and created an account. They just asked for an email address and a password. I used my already existing Gmail email address and thought of a password. Immediately, blogger prompted for me to start by creating a blog. So what I did was began to…

2) …Think of a theme/niche to blog about.

I though that if I was going to write/blog about something, it should be something that I liked or enjoyed so I wouldn’t run out of things to write about, or at least be motivated to research on it online if I were to run out of things to blog about. I loved playing soccer so I began to…

3) …Think of a good url (which is like the subdomain in blogspot) and a title to go with it.

I chose footballvidsandpics.blogspot.com as the url and ‘Football Videos and Pictures’ as the title and eventually I was able to buy an own domain for it using the money I earned online. The blog’s domain is now FootballVideosandPictures.com – the same domain as the title (experts say that same domain and title for your niche can help a lot in SEO (search engine optimization). And it did with this blog, because right now even without doing anything this blog has a constant stream of visitors from searches about football pictures, videos, etc.

But of course, this only materialized when I put in good content. Meaning, I started to…

4) …Put content in the blog.

And for the first few weeks before this blog got accepted in paid-to-blog services like SponsoredReviews, Smorty, PayPerPost, Blogsvertise, BuyBlogReviews, etc. , one of the things I concentrated on was putting in content. As an SEO saying goes, “Content is King!”

Now, there are other things I did to bring traffic to the blog, tools I used that I also learned online and from other blogger friends to increase the statistics of the blog so I could go on making money online, and these I will share on my next entry. I would encourage you to start with these simple steps first – no cash out! But with no cash out, you can start to make money online like what happened to me. God bless you!

Another Increase In My Monthly Average Withdrawals

As I was checking how much I have averaged in withdrawals from PayPal this past 9 months of my online money making experience I saw that last July I averaged $150 in withdrawals. For this month, after just two months, it has increased to $233.33 average monthly withdrawal, that is from January to September. And a big chunk of that (plus what my wife earns through her blogs) went to the major body repair of our Nissan California.

This has been such a blessing and I intend to pay it forward. Yes! In fact there have been some people that I have started helping and they have started to make money online, too. This Wednesday a friend since high school will be coming over so I can introduce the things that I have been doing, how I have been making money online. A pastor friend will be receiving a few computer sets for their church to help their ministry and he has asked me to teach their young professionals how to make money online.

So, with these all lined up, I am planning to write posts that are organized to help someone start making money online. It will contain information like how to start a free blog and how to build links and how to get indexed by search engines, etc. I am not a master at this but I just intend to share these things as I have personally experienced them. So if you are ready to take that journey with me, just follow along this next few days and weeks as I pay it forward. To God the Provider be the glory!