My Online Money Making Experience: A Step-by-Step Process – Part 3

In Part 1, i discussed my online money making experience and how I began it through starting a blog for free and in Part 2 I shared other steps I took to help my blog build links and generate traffic a bit.

In this third part I would like to share some other ways to generate traffic and build links. A great turning point in our online money making experience is when we were encouraged to…

1) …Join Entrecard.

We went to entrecard.com and registered our existing blogs. This site is a sort of an advertising venue where blogger members use entrecard credits instead of cash to pay for the advertising. Entrecard credits are earned when you visit other blogs that have an entrecard widget and you ‘drop your entrecard’ on their site (click the Drop button on their site). You also earn credits when other blogger members advertise in your blog.

I have learned (through my wife) that when you drop the maximum number entrecards in a day, which is 300 per blog, and use entrecards popular section as your droplist, you will get about 70-80% of them to drop back on your site. So if you dropped 300 entrecards on 300 sites from entrecard’s popular list then you can expect at least 210-240 visitors on that same day. This may not instantly be seen but try doing it a few days consistently and when the popular entrecard bloggers/droppers recognize you they will drop back at you (guaranteed).

Another thing I did as I tried to increase my site’s stats to make money online faster was to…

2)…Visit other blogs and comment or leave a message at their chat/shoutbox.

I personally prefer commenting and leaving my blog’s URL on other people’s posts over just leaving a message on their chatbox (but usually do otherwise when in a hurry) because I am able to create a back link to my site even though the link is not site wide. This also usually guarantees a visit by the owner of the blog you left a message on.

Aside from leaving a comment or message, what I did also was…

3) …Exchange links with blogs related to my blogs niche.

Getting permanent, one-way links is still the best, of course, but this guarantees links for your blog. And I have learned that once you’ve exchanged links, visiting your friends’ blogs (those you’ve exchanged links with) regularly, validates the authenticity of your linking to each other, at least in Google’s eyes.

The last two steps are the heart and soul of blogging, helping bloggers like us in link building and traffic generating. And they can guarantee traffic and link popularity.

Next on this series will be about the tools to check your blog’s statistics, to help you see how your blog is doing and can give you a signal on how you can start making money online as you are encouraged to submit your blog to various paid to blog services.

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.