Wednesday, September 7, 2011

First things first

First things first
Hey everyone, let me just say, I’ve already been getting emails and more views to my youtube, thanks! Keep them coming for sure, I love networking and talking with new people letting them know what I know. Now time for today’s lesson..

As stated before, in this blog we will be talking about making extra money online, and maybe even generating a nice passive income large enough so you don’t have to work a “normal” 9 to 5.

Most of the time in my experience, I have gotten severely off-track and very discouraged when viewing other blogs or videos simply for the fact that what was being discussed could be the very basic 101’s of internet marketing, but I couldn’t understand the vocabulary…how was I supposed to know what SEO, or PPC meant? I didn’t, and eventually did enough researching to find out myself…So before we dig any deeper into all that good stuff, I thought I might teach you guys some vocab, incase you’re a newbie like I was :)

SEO- stands for SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION, simply put this means that you try to improve the quality of volume or traffic a website gets. You are basically trying to improve your chances of coming up on the first page of results whenever a search is done for keywords that match to your website. Make sense?

Now, if you don’t know what traffic means…

Traffic is just the amount of people viewing your website. Easy enough right?

PPC-stands for Pay Per Click. You know those ads you see on the side of the page when you do a search result? That is an ad someone has made, and paid for, usually no more than $5.00 so that when you see it and are drawn to it and they click it, that person pays when you click.

Why do they pay? Because you just gave them a lead. A lead is someone who is already looking for that specific product so they click on the link because they are interested, that doesn’t mean they will necessarily buy it, but it means that the chances are greater that they will. When that happens, the person that made the ad pays for that click.

Why would they pay just for clicks?

Well, they pay because that ad they made probably is an affiliate link to a product they are trying to sell.

An affiliate link is a link to a product for sale on the internet that if you click on, and go to the page, and actually end up buying it, the person who created the ad with their affiliate link gets a comission, and the person who actually made the product gets paid.

Now, bear with me I know this is alot to take in. Just do a search in google, or yahoo, whatever search engine you want. Then look to the side, and up top, usually the ads are yellow that have been paid for…see how many their are? Everyone of those are people just like me and you that are making ads to make money online.

The internet is VIRAL, it will only get harder and harder to establish yourself online as time goes on, things are booming, and people are starting to catch on-this is why it’s so important to establish yourself now!

Well, I think that’s a good stopping point for this post..I don’t want it to be TOO lengthy, because this stuff can be very overwhelming and discouraging, especially if you’re just getting started!

I hope this helps, and as always, hit me up anytime!


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