SEO is not a one-time solution for your website. Getting top rankings and staying on top of search results is a constant challenge even for SEO experts because of changes in Internet behavior and the way the Internet’s top search engine views and ranks content. Getting top organic listings used to be the main goal of SEO, then came indented listings, and of late, we have seen the supremacy of Google Places. SEO strategists now maintain that it’s no longer enough for your website to appear in the organic listings. If you want to get massive amounts of targeted traffic, you’ll have to add or claim your listing in Google Places as well.
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The Internet is still the best thing that ever happened to home-based businesses because it has changed the way business is conducted and how money can be made these days. No longer hindered by geographical limitations, anyone can legally earn money without leaving the comfort and privacy of one’s home just by going online.
To get started, you will need a personal computer or laptop, an internet connection at home and an online payment system. Your computer’s technical specifications may be basic or sophisticated, depending on the kind of activity you intend to undertake online. Choose one to suit your needs.
Aside from having a computer and a reliable internet connection, you will also need an online merchant account to be able to receive payment from your customers and clients. At present, most buyers trust PayPal. Signing up is easy and you will need a valid credit or debit card to register as a user.
Some of the easiest ways to make money online include : Continue reading
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You may have come across the idea of affiliate marketing as you looked up ways to make money on the Internet but have no clue about how it works. Without any clear understanding of affiliate marketing, you can either dismiss it as mere hype or some sneaky scam that may one day leave you empty-handed.
Truth is, many people have succeeded in making money by doing affiliate marketing and there are many more who failed to make a single cent out of it. As with most businesses, there is a learning curve that anyone should go through before experiencing results in affiliate marketing. If you persevere enough, you may just be one of those who can claim that there is a lot of money to be made in the internet. Continue reading
Businesses with smaller budgets for marketing continue to rely on small business consulting professionals for outside help. But in the face of worldwide recession, who are the clients that need small business consulting? Let’s take a look at some of the recession-proof businesses which may need your services.
Most surveys indicate that the following small businesses continue to thrive and even experience growth during a recession: Continue reading
Small businesses make up most of the economy wherever you go and are in need of brilliant marketing strategies to fuel their growth. Unlike large companies that have their own marketing departments, a minor establishment will turn to a small business marketing consultant for help.
Almost anyone can be a small business marketing consultant. Experience in a profession, job or business can be a source of skills or knowledge that you can tap for a consulting business. Getting started is easy because there’s little capital involved but you do need to consider the following to see if you have what it takes to be a consultant: Continue reading
You may have noticed some search results appearing as double or multiple lists in Google but aren’t quite sure what these are. These are known as indented listing.
Indented lists appear as two lists (also known as double listings): a regular search result on the top, followed by a second result that’s indented inward.
Search engines constantly go around the Web, view fresh content uploaded everyday and rank these accordingly. When they spot two or more articles in one website that pertain to the same topic or carry the same keywords, these search engines respond by displaying the most relevant result first, followed by the linked pages.
Getting multiple indented lists on the top 10 results of search engines is much sought after because these can significantly increase the number of clicks and visitors on your site. And there’s a technique for achieving this. Here’s how: Continue reading
Free lance writers, web designers, programmers, virtual assistants, transcribers and other outsourcers are generally referred to as providers (of services) in the online job market.
While there are many websites that match Buyers with Providers, my favorite site is Elance (but a fellow online professional also highly recommends Odesk.com) Do check these sites and read up about it first before signing up.
More about Elance.
Over at Elance, you will have to choose what type of service you intend to provide upon registration. This choice is important because the free membership does not allow you to bid for projects posted outside of your chosen field.
Yes, service contracts are awarded after a buyer accepts your bid. The prices quoted are in US Dollars and you may have to consider the service fee deducted by Elance (which I like to view as the job agency) before fixing your bid price.
It takes a little getting used to and initially, I recommend that you make a quick survey of the current asking prices before trying one of your own.
A young working student from Southern Philippines has been successful at it and her earnings to date from Elance is at a little more than USD6K! And she works from home!
What you need.
You’ll need the following to start working online at Elance:
- a computer or laptop
- internet connection
- PayPal account connected to a debit card (to receive payment)
- MINDSET, SKILLS AND PERSISTENCE
Etsy.com has been around for quite some time and is a marketplace for buyers and sellers of art pieces and anything handmade. Items are varied: beaded jewelry, paper craft, friendship bracelets, headbands, and other accessories. Check it out and read the rules before signing up.