How to Write Good Copy

Free TIPS on How to Write Good Copy

I can stress enough how important it is to learn and get good at knowing how to write good copy.

At the start of my Internet marketing career, a few years ago, I didn’t know much about this at all. writing good copy is basically communicating well with readers through words. I guess it’s one of those things that some people are better at than others.

I’ll go through five tips below that I have learned over the last few months from some of the GREATEST marketers out there. It is cool to have good mentors and to just have them there as a base to learn off and follow when you aren’t sure exactly what you need to do. Feeling me???

How to Write Good Copy

How to Write Good Copy

So let’s get to work and go through some steps that will make it easier for you.

Steps on How to Write Good Copy

Step #1 Write like you talk. It’s that simple.

Have you heard of this before? Before I really knew much about marketing and advertising or what people do on the Internet, I always thought people had to be really professional to attract customers. Don’t get me wrong, I run a professional business and do the right thing by my customers but I don’t write proper.

It is an easy mistake to make when you get started but just don’t do it. Don’t over-complicate things and just write how you speak. You will connect better with your customers and get your message across. It is cool to see people doing it and how their personality really shows through like in the picture above :) Just remember grammar a little bit but really it doesn’t matter that much at all. be fun, be your self and write EXACTLY how you talk!

STEP #2 Be one-on-one. ‘Hey, it’s just you and me here right?’

DOn’t write as if you are giving a lecture to a million people. Write as if it’s just you and me sitting in Starbucks having a coffee or something like that. Get it? Just chill out and connect with people. When you have a business you are actually selling yourself first and then your product. People are buying you. If they like and trust you, you could potentially have a lifetime customer right in front of you! Awesome feeling or what?

Step # 3 Don’t write in massive paragraphs and long winded sentences that will confuse your reader no-end.

This point is fairly self explanatory right? You can write a lot but be direct. Don’t put too many ideas in one sentence. Makes it easier to read right? Don’t put more than a MAX of 3 sentences per paragraph and you can basically just keep writing forever! This is a massive tip on how to write good copy and keep your readers interested.

Step # 4  Tell your story.

Let people know who are. If you just be yourself, people will relate to you. Don’t try and complicate things and say stuff that isn’t true and stuff that just makes you sound like a whole different person. As with a lot of business, just keep it simple. The first blog I ever created, I made that many mistakes it just wasn’t funny from OVER-complicating stuff. I come from a farm in north QLD Australia. I think I had a fairly normal childhood and upbringing but I have found others are so interested in it. It was a lot different to some (find out more about me here)

Dumb it down and keep it straight-forward and real!

Step #5 Break your article up with pictures and videos.

It makes for way cooler reading and will keep your readers engaged. Who just wants to look at words all day right? These pictures will also help you heaps with your SEO if you are blogging or running a website (learn more here).

So these are a few tips that I have put together for you to learn how to write good copy.

Remember, practice makes perfect so just get out there and start writing.

Cheers,

Colin Burnett

‘The Aussie Abroad’

 

 

Free SEO Services

Where to find the Best Free SEO Services

Well if you are getting started on-line, you are probably looking for some good value free SEO services.

G’day my name is Colin anyway and I’m an Aussie!

I come from outback Queensland. It’s a pretty crazy story actually, I didn’t really have a normal upbringing. I grew up on an outback cattle station with remoteness that most people cant even imagine.

I mean the nearest town was 90 kilometres away and I did primary school at home!

For high school I had to go away to a boarding school. There wasn’t much other option. I lived at this school in another fairly small town with about 300 students.

That is a world away from the amount of traveling that I have done this year. I live more for the moment these days and want to take your mind with me. I want you to close your eyes and imagine exactly what you want to be doing right now!

What is it? Are you surfing on the coast of Australia? Are you roaming the streets of New York?

Anyway blogging is widely regarded as the cheapest way to build a following of awesome customers online.

Here are some Free SEO services and techniques YOU can use.

This guy just talks normal sense doesn’t he?

There is no point trying to reinvent the wheel. That will just mean you make mistakes and it will cost you money. Bad form.

Hell I know some people who are really set on reinventing the wheel.

That’s just crazy. It reminds me of a time when I was like that. It’s actually a funny story.

I used to get around at school and get really angry at people who laughed at me for being wrong. I just didn’t want to be wrong lol. I got it from my father, he wanted to be right all the time. The truth though is that you can’t be right all the time! The thinking of mine then was nothing like what it is now, I changed….

You need to learn!

So one day at school I’m sitting there with my girlfriend and I was kind of all tensed up if a kid walked past and was cheeky and I couldn’t get get the right words together o come back. Anyway it happened, a kid walked past and tried to gee me up and I was all fired up and couldn’t come back.

I was so frustrated that I just punched the wall. My girlfriend just kind of walked away and then we met up in our next break.

I said look I’m sorry for embarrassing you BUT she said look, the fact that you aren’t happy about who you are is the disappointing part. That’s the depart that I don’t like and no body is going to like.

It took me years to realize what she was talking about BUT now it is a clear!

so before I get off sidetracked too much, Free SEO services will help you rank your blog. I have a couple of blogs and I use them to communicate with my followers.

Are Free or Paid SEO Services the best for YOU?

should you use free SEO services ?

It depends.

Since Google has evolved further into 2014,thinks like article marketing and blog commenting for back-links have become less cool. Check out these ‘ShortCutts‘ for more info on how SEO has evolved.

So free SEO techniques used to work better. You can still spend a lot of time getting high quality backlinks nowadays and boost ahead in the rankings. The trick is though that you need to really know what you are doing.

Basically, if everything you are doing for SEO is free, you have little chance of gaining traction in this industry.

So a good mix of paid and free SEO will give you a good start in getting ahead in the search engines without being penalized by Google algorithm updates. We all want to steer clear of the sandbox don’t we!?!

I personally outsource about 80% of my SEO. This is based on choice. I know people who just spend more time doing SEO themselves as well….you can choose!

I do however obviously pay for the outsourcing and also training to keep up with the news.

Moz is an example of how I keep track of SE updates. Technically another one of those Free SEO Services. The Pidgeon, like those before has changed the SEO world forever.

So basically I use a lot of good paid backlink services to help boost my site in Google but also spend time doing free stuff to buind my site into the best it can be! I have people working with me to make this one of the best knowledge places on-line. Thatis my goal.

Pros and Cons Of Free SEO

Pros

You save money! Most individuals start a blog or a website with a limited budget and can do with saving as much cash as they can. Free SEO techniques such as finding back-links, writing your own content and learning yourself are ways you can save cash.

You are the expert! Even if you were to outsource 100% of your SEO, it doesn’t hurt to know your stuff. As with any business, you need to be able to keep your finger on the pulse to make sure you are heading in the right direction.

Cons

Doing your own free SEO services are time consuming. If you were to do more that half your SEO for free, you would find yourself spending many hours in front of a computer. This can be detrimental to your health and relationships around you….seriously!

You might get it wrong. I personally have too spent hours doing the wrong thing. It is alright if it doesn’t penalize you in the search engines but it still is a waste of time. Some things such as getting high quality back-links are sometimes better left to the experts.

Cost. SEO is getting more and more expensive. That is the main reason why I don’t outsource all of my SEO. If you are just getting started, it can ultimately lead to your business failing if you don’t have a reasonable SEO budget.

Should you use Free SEO Services?

Basically it is up to you.

If you have less cash and more time, go right ahead and start learning how to do it yourself.

If you are a businessperson already, then you might just learn the basics of SEO yourself and outsource everything right from the start.

Most of us just find a happy medium :)

I will be back soon with some more free SEO services and I hope you got something from this post. Leave your thoughts below!

Cheers,

Colin

P.S. If you are wondering what it is that I do exactly, click this link to find out more !

should you use free SEO services ?

Make money on Ebay

How to – Make money on Ebay!

Make money on Ebay…sound too good to be true?

Have you ever thought about trying to make maybe a little or even a lot using EBay?

Up until a few weeks ago, I had never really given it much though. Let’s jump straight in and take a look at how to make money this way more closely…

Here is an example of a GREAT way you can make money on Ebay!

This guy is Pumped isn’t he! Well why shouldn’t he be?

As he says, making money on Ebay can be duplicated easier than other Internet Marketing Companies.

If you are an Internet Marketer yourself, you may find it painful to see guys struggling to get places on the Internet. Cashflow can also be a major problem. I know I struggled when I first started to get positive cashflow.

I’ll let a great mentor of mine, Rob Fore explian more.

Rob Fore’s take on DS Domination – Drop Shipping on Ebay

Now Rob Fore has a great reputation when it comes to knowing how to make money on the Internet. When i first saw this video, I really sat up and took notice.

I did some checking around for myself and decided to join as well.

Is this opportunity available for everyone now? YES it is as Rob said above.

You can also login yourself and have the chance to start drop shipping…

———->Join up here and enjoy the support that I get.<———–

Now there are other ways you can make money online such as…

-> One convenient way to make money online is to start writing. There are many different sites that will pay you to create content for various people. If you have done well in writing courses before, this could be ideal for you. You can get paid to write blog posts and more.

->Tasks that do not require a great deal of attention can be found online. Especially simple tasks on websites, such as Mechanical Turk. Do a few tasks while you’re watching television. Don’t expect to break the bank with this technique, but you can make some of your time online pay off instead of being time completely wasted.

BUT, don’t you want to make a decent income?

When you are in a hurry to make money, reading about the topic may seem frustrating. The fact is that the more you know, the faster and better you will be at bringing in income. This article has given you the foundation you need, so build on it with experience and more learning.

Again, You can join up with me right here by clicking this banner.

 

how to make money on ebay

 

So I hope you now know one method of how to make money on Ebay!

As Rob said above, the reality is that only a small percentage actually put the work in to make money on line.

I hope you join me in 2014 and make money off Ebay too!

Cheers,

Colin

‘The Aussie Abroad’ (Currently in -2 degrees Celsius conditions in Munich, Germany)

:) Hope you are smiling too.

 

Ezinearticles Review

Top Class Ezinearticles Review

Are you looking to an EASIER way to rank in Google with this ezinearticles review?

So I’m Colin Burnett, the Aussie traveler. That’s me in the pic above in the sea off the Greek island of Crete. Did I ever think I would make it to one of the biggest tourist destinations like that ever? No, not back when I didn’t believe in my own ability.

Anyway, I am a blogger, Internet marketer and wealth creation guy. I have learnt the hard way about what works and what doesn’t through many mistakes and learning curves. Article marketing is one of the areas I really struggled with.

What can Ezinearticles do for you?

Ezinearticles review

Ezinearticles review

Ezinearticles is a place where you can upload genuine, unique articles while will rank better than your other content in google. This isn’t a given though. Bas dally it will rank higher than your site if your site is new or doesn’t have authority. Heard of google authority before?

The difference is that Ezinearticles is already respected by google. This won’t guarantee your stuff will rank on first page but if it has the right SEO it has a better chance to. If it has the right keyword plus right SEO, it has a massive chance of making it to the first page.

This Ezinearticles review is meant to inspire you.

You need to realize that there is always a way around any obstacle. If you have an affiliate blog and need traffic quicker, try sites like this. There are also a few other good sites like this that will give you similar results.

There are a few problems with getting started with Ezinearticles too though. Your content has to be good. It really has to be good quality and free from spam and kind of unethical stuff. If it isn’t, your account will simply be shut down. I think the biggest problem people have is finding content to post.

If you really are the type that doesn’t like writing, you can get in and get content done for you! Once you have the keyword, there are literally hundreds of sites that you can use to get articles written by real people. Sound cool?

You can go to a site like fiverr or Elance for example and get a 500 word article written for you for only $5 or so. You can then use this quality content and promote it on sites like Ezinearticles.

Have you learnt much from this Ezinearticles review yet?

I am simply here to serve you, that’s the purpose of this blog. That’s why I started it and spend time everyday building it. Since I became an Internet marketer, I have built my knowledge about what works and what really doesn’t work.

Are you sick of finding the wrong advice? Well I have blog posts on page 1 of google and a great mentor teaching me to keep it that way. I’m constantly improving my knowledge and will post it here for you.

All you have to do now after this Ezinearticles review is to take some action.

Start an account and upload some articles. You can then enjoy the enhanced attention you will get!

Ezinearticles Review – Video Training

SEPTEMBER 2014 UPDATE – Should I still Article Market?

According to Google’s Matt Cutts, no. Article marketing is now more in the category of blog commenting, it isn’t the most effective thing to do anymore.

As has always been the case, it is really important firstly to get great content on your blog, website or video and THEN market it. So Article Marketing with these big sites is basically saturated and isn’t that effective anymore. If you have been in the SEO game for a while now, you will be used to stuff like this happening and the game simply changing.

So as part of this Ezinearticles review, I have to mention this big problem now. It really is not the most effective technique anymore.

SO you can use the latest news to decide for yourself if you will bother trying article marketing still or not.

 

Cheers,

Colin

P.S. Great weather here in Atlanta, Georgia! (Only visiting) :)

Successful Social Media Campaigns

Successful Social Media Campaigns

Have you ever run any successful social media campaigns that have actually paid for themselves?

I’m guessing it was a struggle. It really can be can’t it to kind of wade through all of the misinformation out there. When I first started out on the Internet, I though Social media was easy. Put your hand up of you thought you can just shoot any video, upload it to YouTube and it would go viral! Doesn’t quite work that way right?

Successful Social Media Campaigns Explained.

As I said in the video, you need a plan of attach for using social media. You would have to be very, very lucky to have a viral video. SO let’s forget about luck and attack social media with a clear, focused plan for success.

Here are a few tips to get started…

#1 You have to be promoting something people want and what is also ethical.

If you are just shooting a video about some random topic, you probably won’t create a huge following. Therefore, you need to find out what people want. Are there a lot of people looking for tools to get them started out on the Internet for example? Yes there is.

 

successful social media campaigns

successful social media campaigns

# 2 You have to get in front of the right people.

It’s as simple as that. As I said in the video above, I know a lot of people who make this simple mistake. For example they are trying to sell womens bicycles to young teenage boys. It simply doesn’t fit. This is where social media can really shine. With platforms such as Face Book, geo and niche targeting is possible. This means that you really can get in front of the right audience. I have advertised to 10 000 people before and not had much interest at all. That’s because they were the wrong people.

Aaron Rashkin said :

You need to get the RIGHT message in front of the RIGHT people at the RIGHT time. It’s as simple as that.

#3 You need to have the right budget and right mindset.

Just throwing money at social media with no real plan can really hurt your business in two ways. Firstly you can become discouraged that it’s not working and secondly it can cause cash-flow problems. Even if you are only spending little amoutns, it all ads up in the end. This could in end effect cause your business to fail.

So what are some platforms for successful social media campaigns?

1 Face Book

2 Linkedin

3 Youtube

4 Google Plus

These are just a few of the ones you can use. Things change but Face Book really is popular at the moment. It is easy and simple to use, test and get results. As I said about though, you really need to focus down on one thing at a time.

For example, if you are a blogger, stick with that until you have mastered it and so on. Get what I mean?

I didn’t get that for a long time and ended up failing terribly at all sorts of things for a long time. I was too young, inexperienced and didn’t have a good mentor that I listened to. I am sharing these results with you so that you don’t make these same mistakes.

I hope you got a lot from this ‘successful social media campaigns’ post.

Cheers,

Colin

‘The Aussie Abroad’

blogspot vs wordpress

Blogspot vs WordPress – Which one should I use?

Have you thought about using WordPress or Blogger at all? I will discuss both as well as give you a recommendation of what you should use below!

These two blogging platforms are arguably the best two out there. There are obviously others but these two seeming to be talked about the most. Keep reading this blog post for my take of comparing the two. There really is a lot of different opinions out there. I brought a few in to get a lot of different perspectives of BlogSpot vs wordpress.

Let’s cut straight to the chase and compare them in terms of SEO.

Is WordPress or Blogspot better for SEO?

So in my mind, WordPress is the winner there. I use WordPress as you can see and might be a bit bias though. Matt Cutts really does run a tight ship and it shows with the ever-changing Google algorithms. Google is the major search engine as you probably know and you need to rank in them to get most of the web traffic. Bing and so on do have a ceratin presence but it’s minimal compared to big daddy Google!

To really compare these platforms, let’s get into some nitty gritty of how to write a good blog post.

Tips  on how to write a good blog post.

# 1 Make it clear who is writing the content. It you have your author name at the bottom, it will show people who you are and they can start searching about you! This is a simple but essential one. Don’t you want to know more about the person who creates the products or services that you use most?

# 2 Keep updating your information. You don’t want a lot of content on your blog that isn’t going to be useful for someone. Update your links if they change and or broken as well. It will just add to the user experience. It’s annoying to have bad content too right? I update my content every few months and make sure I delete irrelevant blog posts and add on the updated information about whatever I am talking about.

# 3 Make sure you have the social sharing options on your blog. For some reason people just like sharing the stuff that they like on-line. It is just human nature but it’s really great. It is really easy to share and like stuff too. I like to let others know what I have been reading and so on online too. You probably even do it without realising.

these are only a few tips on writing a good blog but if you have come this far, I am guessing you are serious. To rank and rank well in Google, you need to really be good at what you do. Basically that big tip about having good content can never be understated. Think of your content as your product. You should really get in and get a good product before expecting to ever make any money from it.

Also this last handy hint… (I didn’t know all of these until now)

Using keyboard shortcuts can make it a lot quicker to make a blog post. For example ctrl-x is cut and so on. Use all of the benefits of these blogging platforms to really get out there and make a great blog. I use that all the time now. If you have heard much about speed blogging then you might do this yourself.

So which one Should I Use – Blogspot vs WordPress?

blogspot vs wordpress whats the best

My opinion is that it is merely up to personal choice. As you can see, I use WordPress and haven’t had much experience with Blogger. You can have success with both if you stick to the rules of SEO and know how to write a good blog post. These rules are a must. Think about just how much competition there is out there now. There really is a lot and you simply need to get out there and be the very best you can be. What do you think so far on BlogSpot vs WordPress?

WordPress is better for SEO. Blogspot is easier for beginners.

Both of these platforms have a lot of FREE benefits but can also look and run professionally if you really are interested in having a business blog. I have been blogging for a while now and know how important a personal blog can be. For beginners these sites can be difficult to run with the technical side of things.

This blogspot vs wordpress blog post isn’t just about comparing these though. This post recommends where you should start EXACTLY if you want to become a million dollar earner on-line. When people ask me, I give them an exact plan and tell them what I did to start off as well. There simply isn’t anything gained from giving bad advice, is there?!?!

To tell you the truth…

I actually recommend that beginners start blogging with this platform that is already set-up. All of the coding and some of the SEO is already done for you so that all you basically have to do is type (no matter how slowly)

The truth is that I can only type at about 45 words per minute or so. I can do all of this without having to be a speed demon.

So if you don’t have much idea about blogging BUT want to get your business leveraged online and start affiliate blogging like I do….

Here is the platform that you can own for as little as $25 per month.

For me when I think about beginners it’s not a question of blogspot vs wordpress but another one. If you are serious about building a profitable business from scratch, I recommend you to get started. All of my information on this site will get you started ranking and producing great results.

I am also always available for contact here and also on social media.

I look forward to working with you :)

Cheers,

Colin Burnett

‘The Aussie Abroad’

P.S. Only 15 degrees here in Munich in the middle of winter :) What a dream for an Aussie from the tropics.

Best Market Samurai Review

Market Samurai Review

Hello and welcome to this Market Samurai review. Today I really want to get deep into the reasons why this is such an essential tool for you to use.

Let’s look at this question first….

# Question What is the whole point of Keyword research in SEO??

# Answer The Difference Between SEO Content And Spam and ranking in the search engines.

You could spend a whole heap of time creating content for a website that you THINK people will love. The trouble is that we live in a world of facts and figures and you really need to find out what people love first before creating it.

In short, you need a keyword research tool like Market Samurai. That will help you find a whole list of topics that are worth writing about. You can choose some keywords that have high traffic and are more difficult to rank with. You can also choose some keywords that rank more easily just to get some authority in Google and the other major search engines.

It is the similar story of finding a problem in society and then fixing it. Blogs, websites and so on are the same. If you find a problem (keywords/topics) that haven’t been written about extensively, then you can fill the needs of the market. SO the key point here is to have the best quality content possible.

That is a given.

If you are hanging around guys telling you otherwise, stop and think. Are you really helping society and do you really expect your crap content to rank?

Yes, this is the VERY FIRST thing to do so don’t skimp out on a good keyword tool (I have made this mistake in the past). When I first started online, people just kept telling me that I needed to keyword stuff and all that…wrong….not a good path to go down.

You really need to write naturally to rank. Copying too much text from other websites is just basic plagiarism. You can use keyword tools like the keyword planner and Market Samurai to work out what to write about before you get started.

Get started with this tools….

So here is my Market Samurai Review, Enjoy!

My take on Market Samurai.

So Market Samurai is the lifeblood of my blog. It is PC based as you can see and has the complete service that you need. The whole Noblesamurai product range are top.

If you are a blogger and don’t have a paid keyword tool, get one. My results and a lot of other results show this to be true.

Are you too cheap to get this tool?

‘Treat your business like a business’

Tony Rush.

Honestly it is time to get serious about your business. If you spend a lot of time blogging, you have to be serious from the start. There is no point spending time after work or on the weekends building your business if you don’t do it properly.

So you will need to have a business plan and budget of some sort when you start.

This Market Samurai review needs to be factored into this budget as the second thing. The first thing you need is the best blogging platform you can get your hands on. Click here for this first tool.

Market Samurai is the tool that you then need BEFORE you start writing. A typical blogging method is to blog 90 times in 90 days properly and then you will gain some traction with Google and the other search engines.

So simply, buy this tool, work out what you are going to blog about then you can get started writing.

What DOES Market Samurai do in short?

Here are the  GOOD features of MS shortened…

  • Rank tracking-You can follow how your blog posts are going in the 3 major search engines. You have to test and control to work out what you are doing right and what you have to tweak. This is the end result. You will know if you are doing more things right than wrong if you are ranking for the stuff you want to! This is also an essential part of this Market Samurai Review.
  • Competition-Work out if a keyword has a realistic amount of competition and if you should bother targeting it or not. The big mistake that people make when starting a blog is targeting keywords with way too much competition and expecting them to rank. Start off with fairly mild keywords, even if the traffic isn’t that good.
  • Traffic-See what traffic a keyword gets (How many people search for it and how many clicks to expect if your post ranks at the first position) Depending on what Niche you are blogging in, the amount of traffic varies. Generally though, the more traffic, the more leads and sales at end effect!
  • Domains-researching domains. You can study what your domain name should be before you start and so on.
  • Monetization-See if your keyword could be monetized through Google Adwords or similar.
  • Find content-Once you have your keywords, you can find some content that you could include in your blog post. Pictures, videos etc.
  • Publish content-If you wish, you can hook your blog to this tool and publish through it.
  • Promotion. Work out what promotion methods you should use to rank your blog.

What DOESN’T Market Samurai DO!

Across the board, I don’t hear of too many complaints about MS.

As part of this Market Samurai Review though, I need to bring up any possible bugs that it has.

The main concern I hear sometimes is that it is too slow. It does take a while to load especially if the Internet quality is poor. With most things, you will need more than 3 bars of WIFI now though don’t you. It is also doing a big job gathering data.

I am sure there are other things but I never hear much bad said about this keyword research tool.

Begin Here!

Once you have worked out your keywords, all you have to do is create great content. Creating the perfect blog post really is the way to rank on Google and the other major search engines.

Never forget this though…

The most important thing to get right at the start…

Use keywords throughout your blog to maximize your visibility to search engines. Choose carefully to really define the niche that you are in.

This Market Samurai review will help you with all the above.

You really should rank your website. If it is great content, it doesn’t belong out in the wilderness!

You should make sure you use the right keywords to get your blog or site where you want it. The same goes for videos as well. There is no point creating a great marketing video if there is no one searching for or going to see it.

Click this image below if you want to get started with Market Samurai today.

market samurai review

So I hope you get something from this Market Samurai Review. Just buy it and get started building great content that will get SEEN!!

Cheers,

Colin Burnett

Ideas to make Money!

New and Effective Ideas to Make Money.

Get Heaps of Info about Ideas to Make Money By Reading This Article.

Hey guys, I’m Colin Burnett. That’s me in the sea off the Greek Island of Crete up top :)

Today I want to talk about both cool ideas to make money and also ways that people want to just improve their lives.

Have you got what you want in life? Maybe you do maybe you don’t…

Learn to Release Bad memories and make More Money! – Ideas to Make Money

There are many ways to earn money, and one that is popular today is working online. If you want to join everyone who is making money online, you have the chance to! I obviously personally can’t promise you any income at all. I don’t actually know you and know what you are capable of. I will however open your mind about cool ideas to make money!

Breakdown of Ideas

Today I am going to focus on ideas to make money online.

20 ideas to make money online

Online money making is very popular at the moment and is a growing industry leading into the end of 2014.

So here are some proven ways that people make money today as we speak.

 

EBAY One great way to make money on-line is to use a site like Etsy or eBay to sell things you make yourself. If you have any talents, from sewing to knitting to carpentry, you can make a killing through online markets. People want items that are handmade, so join in!

WRITING A really cool way to start earning income on the Internet is to actually just start writing. people really do need content written for them. It may be an Ebook, a website page or a blog post. If you really enjoy writing, just get out there and start writing on sites like Elance and Freelancer.com

Try freelance writing as a form of online income. There are many websites out there that open up the doors to freelance writing, like oDesk and eLance. With both, you can apply for and bid on online jobs of all types. Many of them are writing focused. If you’re a fast writer that composes quality pieces, you can do very well!

TIP Watch out for scammers and fraudsters though when you are trying to make money on-line. If you are working for someone, always use a middleman to get paid. Palpal or all of those professional sites that I have all ready mentioned are very good for that stuff.

 

SURVEYS Try doing some surveys online. You will not make as much money as you would with some other types of online work. These surveys usually do not take long, and they usually just ask for your opinion. If you join a legitimate survey site, those cents can quickly add up to some extra cash.

 

TRANSCRIPTION If you have good ears and can type quickly, you might want to look into online transcription jobs. The beginning rates are usually low, but with time and practice, you can build up your skills to tackle some of the better paying jobs. Try looking on oDesk or eLance for some transcription work.

Selling Advertising. If you have a blog or website ready to go, think about selling advertising space on it. You will earn money each time one of your visitors stops what they are doing and clicks on the ad. The best way to be successful and earn money with pay-per-click advertising is to have a good website that offers valuable information. This will increase your traffic flow as well as the number of clicks you are getting. Google AdSense is one program that can get you started.

Get organised and also be patient when trying to make money off the Internet.

new and simple ideas to make money

THE Bottom Line

At the end of the day, making extra money is up to you. You will need a really good reason to stick with whatever technique you use to make money. When I coach people, I need to be hard on them. It is simply tough love. It sounds crazy at first but my mentors were like that with me too.

I may talk about a few cool ways to make money on-line here but you will need to work hard to build a business or make income.

Life is not about getting something for free.

If you build your knowledge and start helping people as well, it really is your future. You can just start letting people into your life that want and need your help.

It feels good to help others right?

Well why not make money in the process??

Ideas to make money – My main source of Income from making money online.

As this article has shown, there are many things and that can help you earn money on-line. You just need a computer, good advice and some hard work to get started. The only thing left to do now is put that plan into action, and start using these ideas to make money!

I personally am an affiliate blogger and online marketer who makes money from training people.

It sounds quite complicated at first but really it isn’t at all. I just have a business like a lot of people but utilize major advantages of the internet. Advantages like being able to reach a global audience at the touch of a button.

To see the system I used to start making money on-line, click here

I look forward to meeting you one day, be it on-line or off-line.

Cheers,

Colin

‘The Aussie Abroad’

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Directory Submission List

Do you have a Directory Submission list yet?

Hey Guys, Colin here and cool that you are here for my directory submission list!

Well I hope you are having a great holiday period :) I sure am here in Munich Germany!

In this, one of my last posts for the year, I want to talk about one of the most important things and goals you should aim for in your business. It is called a directory submission list.

If you have a blog, website or something like that pay attention carefully.

If you have a look at the list below, it shows you were you can submit the posts or pages from your site. Getting into these directories gives you a head start with the search engines. Think about it like an old school file. If you want your teacher to correct your homework, you have to make sure it gets in her file with all the other work!!!

So once it is in there, she will find it. It is like that too with Google and co. You really need to get out there and get into these directories and then Google and Bing etc. have a chance of finding your stuff. The search engines are like a teacher and need to have a file full of the best stuff they find, when they search in the blink of an eye.

As long as your stuff is really good value and puts an emphasis on quality, you can’t go wrong! I can rank content (depending on the competition) fairly quickly now with my blog. It is because my blog is an authority site with Google.

So have a look at this below and use it to get the best out of your business.

This is a very important Directory Submission List.

directory submission list

This is a really important directory list

 

Also, here is a video to help explain to you how important this stuff is ( I know it is boring but you just MUST do this stuff if you want to have success online) You can also pay people to do this for you as well if you are that type of person!

Depending on what type of business you have, I normally recommend you sign up here for my cheap training and decide what type of person you are.

If you have started a blog or website but are finding it really boring, maybe you are better off doing something else. Either that or you haven’t found your true passion yet or you can outsource more of the boring tasks! I know I just like to get good at things and then teach. I like to know what I am doing and then show others.

I don’t know where it comes from but I love doing it!

Check out this video to see more about what I mean. If you don’t understand what a directory is yet, you will after this.

How important is this directory submission list?

 

I know this video didn’t really make directories sound much more exciting BUT they are essential to your success!

If you are kind of umming and ahing….

Stop Wasting Time, Find The Information You Want

Build your own top directory submission list!

Do whatever it takes to get your business off the ground. And if you don’t know anything about directories yet, get out there and start learning. My blog post here is the perfect start for your SEO career.

Make and keep a top directory submission list that you can use often to get your blog or website pages in.

You can also use a service to submit this content for you though.

The decision on how you will handle directories is basically about how much money and time you have.

It is similar to why people actually start blogging. There is a big need for blogs and if you have more time than money, blogging is for you definitely.

So use these directories.

A big story comes out of this guide that proves that you need to do things properly. I once owned a website that sucked…

It didn’t rank even though my team and I put a lot of effort into it.

The reasons for my failure with that project were clear, I just didn’t want to see it. I didn’t want to see that I had made mistakes and needed to do a lot of work to fix them. The problem was clear but I didn’t address it.

So if you have a website or blog and it isn’t ranking, find the problem. You will need to keep learning and tweaking your stuff to get ahead of your competition.

Tweak and use your directory submission list to help you rank.

Another way to do the above is to use a good paid Keyword research tool. I use Market Samurai. That is an affiliate link by the way so if you get this awesome tool, I will make a few dollars from that. Thanks bro!

Before we get too far into on-page SEO tips I will stick to directories in this article.

The Directory Submission list is part of Off-Page SEO.

Is there a way around manually submitting to directories though?

Great News!!

Yes there is!

If you are like me and have limited time in a day to blog, there are great tools out there that you can use that will DIRECTLY submit to your directory submission list….

Cool or what?

So the tool that I use to submit is actually called LinkPipeline. It is inexpensive and will make all you lazy and short for time people like me happy!

NOTE

Just get in and do this stuff. I mean I still see so many people out there who don’t put enough effort into their business but expect amazing results. At the start of any good business, there will be time in the trenches! A period of building will be followed by great time if you do well.

Directories are just a small part of what you do so have a vision. Remember that if you do some boring stuff, you are working towards something much bigger and greater!

So I hope your holidays are going well!

 Now just get and use that Directory Submission List!

Cheers,

Colin

Professional Networking Sites

Professional Networking Sites

Let’s talk about professional networking sites today…..

Are you in need of new friends? Lol well maybe not that drastic but you want to learn from some professional people right?

The good news is that there are some really great professional networking sites out there. These sites are use to train, mastermind and connect. This sort of stuff is just so important.

If you haven’t read my blog or story before, I have a farming background in north Queensland Australia. My family have been farmers for over 150 years. I don’t like to knock farmers but I think that knowledge sometimes takes a while to filter out into the country areas. I know a lot of farmers who are good at business but I also know many who are basically hopeless.

I had a great childhood on the farm and then went away for 5 years of boarding school. Those years were a mix of ups and downs and by the time it was over I really had no goals for life. My main mentor at the time, my father encouraged me to get back into the agricultural industry and I went on to work the family business for a few years…

I guess you are wondering where this story is going and what it has to do with professional networking right?

Well the point of that story comes to the fore right now. I ended up spending about 4-5 years in my late teens and early twenties just spinning my wheels. I call them the wasted years and they set me back in life I say 8-10 years.

Now why would I say something like this?

Point # 1 -Bad, bad mentors.

I spent that whole time farming learning the wrong things and the exact opposite of what you should do. This is why people use professional networking sites like Linkedin and forums like warriorforum to get around the people they want to be. If you want to be successful you NEED to do this. If you want to be a successful sports person, you NEED a great coach. I didn’t have a really knowledgeable mentor back then. My dad is a good man but I can’t say he is a good businessman. His finances and my finances struggled back then….

Point # 2 - Poor Knowledge.

As I said above, I wasn’t learning anything good. In fact, I was learning a lot of bad habits. I have had to go on now and forget a lot of these bad habits and learn better ones. I needed to put myself in a place and surround myself with people with great knowledge.

So that is another important thing about professional networking sites. You can literally connect with some of the greatest minds around the world from the peace of your own home. How cool is that? That is one big advantage of the information age.

So now that you know more about the importance of these networking sites, I found a list that gives you an idea of good ones to try.

Some Professional Networking Sites To Use

professional networking sites

professional networking sites

I have used a lot of these to find great mentors. particularly LinkedIn and Meetup are my favourites.

Here is to a successful year and get in and hang out with some good professionals.

Colin
‘The Aussie Abroad’