ADMIN EDIT 2016: This post is from my original blog (Make Money Online with Seo .com) from way back in 2008 when I first learned internet marketing.
Things on the Internet Marketing front have radically changed since these old posts of mine.
Making money online, SEO, marketing, the software and pretty much everything has evolved.
I’ve imported all the old posts from the old blog for archival sake.
Some of the information is still relevant (and the posts are a kick to read), but many of the specific SEO strategies and quick make money online ideas I had back then have changed.
SO please keep this in mind when reading.
Ok guys, time for another infobarrel update.
It’s been a tad over 3 weeks since I started this experiment. So how are they doing?
Pretty damn good. I’m seeing a steady stream of $10 dollar days, with almost a 15 dollar day yesterday. I’m well on my way to making $20 bucks a day with them, with over 100 of these. I am seriously pleased with infobarrels right now. In fact, I think I am making more money with my infobarrels pound per pound than I did with Hubpages!!
What’s also interesting is that I have done pretty much 0 backlink work with infobarrels. Now, it’s hard to make a direct comparison. I was at about 140 Hubpages after about 2 and half weeks. So both were pretty similar as far as aging. Except that infobarrel is making me between 10-15 bucks a day now and Hubpages was probably giving me about 7-13 WITH ezinearticles backing some of the hubs up and 40% more hubs.
Now, one of these factors is that I’ve written like 500+ articles now and I generally have a pretty good idea what works with Adsense now and what doesn’t. So this may be a factor.
Infobarrel ranks pretty darn well though, right off the bat – equal to Hubpages, I’m thinking.
Now, I can’t really give any stats here because infobarrel has not yet “officially” integrated analytics into the program. However, my observation is that the page views are less than Hubpages (one a one to one comparison), but still pretty good.
Here is some proof of earnings.
last 7 day’s earnings
total earnings in 3 weeks
Let’s talk money.
So, I’ve made a total of $83.79 USD the past 3 weeks. However, the earnings are growing significantly now. They started off slow — I think I made a few buck the first 7 days. Then I started to see some 3-4 dollar days the next week. This last week as been the best, with 3 solid 10 dollar days, and some 8/9 dollars. Yesterday was the best, with about $15. If you notice, I’ve made almost $60 bucks from the last 7 days…double what I made the 2 weeks before that. As you see, the earnings are getting MUCH higher as time passes. Perhaps the next 7 days will be 70 bucks or evern 100+ bucks. We’ll have to see. Regardless, the earnings are going up as they age. It should only be higher in a month’s time.
We’ll see what the takings for the whole month end up as, but $150 is possible. If my 10+ dollar a day earnings stay on track, I may be earning $300+ a month.
I’m pretty damn happy. I thought if I could eke out 5 bucks I day I would consider this a success. But with constant 10 dollar days with earnings now approaching the realm of 20 dollars a day, this is a smashing success.
I am confident I can be getting regular 15-20 dollar days next month — especially with backlink work. I’m so delighted with my success, I’m going to be adding a few hundred more infobarrels. If over 100 are giving me 10-15 bucks a day, what will 300 give me? Getting 30-40 dollars a day with 300-500 infobarrels is 100% possible, based off what I’ve seen. My ultimate goal in the next 2 months is to be getting $30-40 days with infobarrel.
So what does this mean for you folks? Get out and sign up for infobarrel if you haven’t. With some work, you can make some good cash — even hubpage level of earnings!
How to Make Money With Infobarrel
Everything I’ve taught you about hubpages applies directly to Infobarrel. And guys, it works.
Here’s a strategy for you guys to maximize your MMO earnings, especially if you are creating hubs. I highly suggest you use infobarrels to create backlink articles for your hubpage niches. You basically “double dip” here. Instead of just getting hubpage earnings, you get the strong link support from hubpages + extra money. If you do it right, you can make just as much money with infobarrel as hubpages, I’m thinking, if you put work into it. I’ve personally seen the light, and I’m going to try and get 300-500 infobarrels up within the next 3 months. I am going to make 30-50 bucks a day with infobarrel in 3 months.
Remember, backlinks are pretty key. I’ve managed to eke out a niche bit of change with no backlinks. But how much could I do WITH backlinks? Exactly.
I actually suggest the following chain: Create an ezine, link that ezine to an infobarrel, then link that infobarrel to your hubpage. All three topics are about the same keyword/niche. What happens is that the ezine will rank right away. The link juice will be passed to your infobarrel, which already has more authority. You can make money from that term with that infobarrel. You then use that infobarrel to send link juice to your hub/s. Your hub has quite a bit of link juice from the ezine + infobarrel link and will start to earn as well.
I’ll be doing more experimentation with infobarrels as the month progresses. I’ve been wanting to do more, but this clickbank thing is sucking 6-10 hours a day.
Click Bank Sniper Mini Update
So these are going well. Right now, I’m doing about 7-10 hubs a day, some info barrels, and 2 clickbank sniper sites a day. I actually just started creating them a couple days ago. I have about 5 up already but I’m quite behind. I wanted to have 20 up this week, but I’ve recently moved and I don’t have internet at my house (until today), so it’s been hard to get up early to get extra work done. Also, there was a steep learning process that took me a couple days to figure things out. But over the weekend and next week, I want to pump out 3-4 of these a day. These take me a long time to buid however. I’d say around 2.5 – 3 hours each — not counting any sort of promotion.
I can see how having 100 of these can make some good coin though. One of my sites is already ranking on the front page in a fairly competative niche — pretty much no backlink work involved. If you do it right, you can get on the front page. At that point, it’s up to your affiliate game to make the sale. I’m eager to see what happens once I have 20 or so of these on the front page, getting hops. I’ll keep you guys updated. It may be in month 2 that I really start to see some money from this — there is a LOT of learning involved here, but once you get the hang of it, it’s a breeze.
I have to say I am exhausted. Trying to pump out 2-3 snipers sites a day and 10 hubpages + links is taking most of the day — I also work 10 hours a day. It’s pretty brutal. But the money is worth it!
Now, I’m having a problem here. This blog has suddenly become pretty popular in this sector of the MMO world. It seems like that fact that I am bucking the traditional view that it takes years to make it in the MMO world. This means I’m getting hordes of people trying to copy what I’m doing, niche keywords, article format, even the actual articles!
I don’t know what to say here about this. Perhaps this is the price of success (though, I’m not at Grizzly’s level of earnings yet…but I will be in 1.5 – 2 years). I understand that no one “owns” a niche. But when I find my readers purposely trying to hunt down my ID’s and directly copy my niches word for word, I feel a bit peeved. If it was random Internet marketers, that’s part of the game, but to have people I spend my time helping here do that, we’ll that hurts.
Now, I myself was guilty of this way back at the beginning of the Hubchallenge. I had some inspirations from someone in the MMO community regarding their niches. And I ended up copying some of the keywords. The person wasn’t happy and I received an email that set me straight. The whole thing was more of an accident — I used some keywords in google adwords and start following the good leads and ended up with some of the same keywords. So trust me, I understand this can happen, either by accident or just ignorance.
But, you have to understand here. I am giving all this information for FREE to you guys. I’m spending a significant amount of time that I could be using to make more money online to help people out. Trust me when I say right now that time is really money for me. I don’t want to go out of my way to help people make money if they turn around and stab me in the back.
I am not charging you guys anything for the information that I’ve spend hundreds and hundreds of hours learning. I don’t have some sort of training program where I am only leaking tidbits of information to get you to sign up and pay me money to learn the full deal. I am giving you guys the whole picture, free grizzly style. So you might understand that it’s a tad upsetting to find out people are repaying my kindness by trying to hijack some of niches (yes – I know who you guys are). That’s pretty bad form guys.
True sucess in your own MMO endovores won’t come by copying someone elses ideas. Inspiration, sure, but copying, no. It’s a waste of your time in the long run.
Isn’t it better than you learn to improve your own keyword research so that you can consistantly pick good niches? Copying only gets you so far in life, and by doing so, you are just denying yourself the ability to improve your own game.
I think I can understand why Grizzly has pretty much abandoned his blogs. People were ratting out his networks, trying to steal his niches, and even giving him lip when he asked people to help write a negative, honest review about the Site Build It Scam. When people do this this type of thing, it doesn’t make me want to volunteer information or help people out.
I’ll still be helping people out here — it’s just a few bad apples from an otherwise good crowd. But I’m going to have to start being more secretive. In my excitement, I’ve forgotten that there are a lot of cut throats out there who are only in it for themselves — But I guess that’s the way it is.
In the meantime, I’ll keep you guys updated on my challenges and what’s going on. I’m really happy about this clickbank experiment, and I’m pretty confident I can make 1-2k a month with them, after I get about 70-100 out there. From what I’ve seen, there is a lot of promise. I’m also eager to get my 100 ebay sniper sites out there and my 300 article flagship blog project. But those will have to wait. It’s getting to the point where I may just kick in 1500 or so a month to outsource articles — having to write 400-500+ articles a month is taking 99% of my time right now. I need to get that time back.
Oh, I just had my best adsense day 2 days ago: $94 on Wednesday and $88 dollars yesterday (Combined with my other niches and stuff, I’ve seen two consistent $100+ dollar days). Not bad for someone who was sitting at $1 a day in adsense earnings about 2 months ago.
I’ve got about 30 adsense sites that I’ve been slowly nursing the past 4 months. But I haven’t done any sort of backlink work on them in months — I’ve been too busy. I think I’m going to throw up adsense on all of them and see what happens. May be able to eke out another 5-10 bucks a day.
Anyways, keep working hard guys. I’ve been at this game seriously for about a year. I spent the first 6 months studying SEO, reading and breathing Grizzly, and experimenting with niches. Now, I spent most of my time doing “research” rather than actually working. This is ok, I’ve learned a ton of SEO and how search works.
The keys to Making Money Online: Internet Marketing, SEO, and Work
In my experience, making money online comes down to three things: SEO, Internet Marketing, and hard work. Picture these elements as a triangle, which each elements a corner. SEO is the “medium” by which you can make money. SEO is all about improving your search rankings in the most efficient manner possible. In this game, you need to rank to make money, and that’s where SEO comes into play.
But you also need Internet Marketing to help “deliver” the money. Picture it like this. You are in a mall and you want to open a store. SEO would be the ability to position that store where the most amount of people walk by. But Internet Marketing is HOW TO SELL your product to the passerby’s. This means the advertisements, the selection of products for your store, your sales tactics to convince those people to buy your products. You can have a great store location in a mall — lots of traffic, etc. But if you don’t have the RIGHT type of products that people are interested in buying, if you don’t have the right type of advertising setup, you won’t make sales. THIS is what internet marketing is to SEO — the ability to SELL to that traffic, either via ad clicks or actual affiliate sales.
The next thing that’s involved in is hard work. You may know the principles of SEO, but if you don’t put in the WORK (and folks, it’s a lot of work) to SEO right, you won’t get results.
All the internet marketing skills in the world won’t get you a sale if there is no traffic. And it takes WORK to make that traffic happen. Internet Marketing is a skill. You have to understand what your audience wants and you have to be able to deliver it or convince them to buy it in an effective manner. This is probably the hardest part of the game. You may be great at SEO, but a shitty marketer. So, if you want to make some good money, you better get your marketing skills up to game. Look at affiliate sales pages, start to read guides about how to sell to people, take a business class at college.
I’m not saying you can’t make a lot of money only on SEO skills alone — traffic can be converted to sales, if you have enough of it. But you can make a whole hell of a lot more money if you know how to internet market effectively to that same level of traffic. You can even make good money off little traffic.
Keep in mind that it all requires hard work. If you are sitting around playing XBOX and TV most of the time, dreaming of riches online, keep dreaming folks. You know why I’m making money now? Because, I have been living, breathing this game for months — arguably an entire year. My thoughts are consumed with it, I go to bed thinking of ideas, and wake up with new ones. I dream MMO. I don’t have TV, I don’t play games. I’ve even put my sport’s activities on hold (I used to be a cage fighter). Now, I can’t say this obsession is healthy, but I’m willing to put everything on hold for a year to make some fantastic money. Once that kicks in, life will start again.
IF MMO is not your passion, not your drive, but some sort of hobby. GIVE up now. You are wasting your fucking time. Treat it like a real job and don’t bullshit around. Get shit done, set goals and you will see results. I’m still appalled that there are still people TALKING about making money here. “If I had 100 hubs, I’d…” or “I’m waiting to make enough money with XYZ before working on…”
“If I was”, “if I were”, I don’t give a fuckin’ care! That sort of bullshit is just an excuse for lazyness. Guys, I can tell you first hand how much you can accomplish if you are motivated enough. So stop dreaming and start doing.
You make nothing for a while, but if you WORK your fucking ass off (I do this 18 hours a day, every day) and you start to get a “feel” for how the process works, the money comes rolling in. And you know what? It’s EASY to make money online when this happens.
My efforts might be seeing me close to 3k a month now. So don’t talk the talk, walk the walk.
BenK has been around blogging in the SEO/Internet Marketing sphere since 2010 when he quit his job to pursue a self employed career of making a crazy online income with the dream of doing absolutely nothing to make good money.
However, he soon found that dream was a lie; making an online living took a lot of hard work — more work than he spent at his 9 to 5.
In the 5 years he’s been an Internet Marketer, he’s:
*made a full time income at nearly 20k a month, lost it, then work his way back up *been banned from adsense twice, regained it, then banned again *had hundreds of sites deindexed *rebuilt everything from scratch in two years *moved to Thailand where he now lives on a beach, living off of websites and blogging about internet marketing the RIGHT way.
AuthorityIncome.com is his new blog where he shares his strategies, thoughts, and opinions on making a LONG TERM income through websites.