- Our Blog
One of the biggest and most popular platforms on the Internet today is YouTube. The video sharing and streaming site is ripe with opportunities to make money online, but you have to know where to start, how to build your audience and how to maximize your earnings. If you’re new to YouTube, or even if you’ve been uploading cat videos to YouTube for years, you might not have any ...
There is an inherent danger in building your business on rented land. In the context of Internet marketing and making money online, this could mean relying too much on social media as a means of generating traffic and revenue. Even so, the power of Facebook simply cannot be denied, even if Mark Zuckerberg is severely limiting your organic reach.
The dot com lifestyle can be pretty great. Unlike many other professions, you don’t need any sort of specific education or certification in order to be an entrepreneur. And since practically the entirety of your business is online, you can still run it from nearly anywhere in the world you have reliable Internet access.
Blogging can unlock a world of possibility for you, but have you ever had the experience of sitting down in front of your computer and just staring at a blank screen for hours on end? Maybe you allow yourself to get distracted with Facebook, Twitter or YouTube. And then, nothing gets written and you feel pretty crummy about it.
There are many ways you can go about making money on YouTube, including more indirect channels like building up your online brand presence. What’s important to note is that YouTube is much more than a simple system where you just upload your videos and hope for the best. You should be taking some time with your video titles, descriptions and tags.
No matter the niche or industry that you want to cover, there are basically two main content strategies you can take with your blog. You can focus on writing as much evergreen content as possible. These would be blog posts that should be practically as relevant a year from now as they are today. Alternatively, you can focus on writing blog posts that are as timely as possible, ...
One of the more popular ways to build up your online audience and generate some positive buzz around your brand is to run a contest. People love entering contests almost as much as they love winning them. You could run a giveaway directly on your blog, perhaps using a third-party utility like Rafflecopter, but then you’d have to deal with all the logistics of the contest yourself.
Some of the best business advice can come from the most unexpected of sources. We expect to hear great advice from business magnates like Warren Buffett, but what about a guy who draws funny pictures for a living? I suppose I shouldn’t be all that surprised that cartoonist Scott Adams has some great insights, seeing just how astronomically successful the Dilbert brand has become over the years.
When you go into a physical store and buy a physical item, you can typically pay for that with physical money. Cash. However, as I’m sure you are keenly aware, things are nowhere near as simple anymore and there needs to be an easy and secure way to send and receive payments over the Internet. Your physical wallet needs to be supported by an e-wallet too.
When you earn you living on the Internet as an affiliate marketer, you can work from just about anywhere in the world, marketing to potential customers from just about anywhere in the world. You never have to leave your home if you don’t want to and you never have to interact with another human being… but that’s nowhere near the best way to do things.
As the Buggles so prophetically stated way back in 1979, video killed the radio star. In fact, the music video for this song is famously known as being the first music video to ever play on MTV a couple years later in 1981. And now, in the modern age of the Internet and following the continuing rise of social media and user-generated content, video has quickly ascended as the o ...
Not too many carry around a separate compact point-and-shoot camera anymore, because our smartphones are usually good enough for those spur of the moment pictures. In fact, when you look at devices like the Samsung Galaxy S7, they’re producing photos that are even better than many pocket cameras. It would be unreasonable to think that our phones are ever going to completely re ...
Your landing page can be used for any number of different reasons. Maybe you just want to capture e-mail addresses to add to your mailing list. Maybe you have a new product or service you want to promote and you want to people to sign up for a free trial. Maybe you’re an affiliate marketer and there’s an offer you want to promote.
Social media is popular. Video is popular. Live content is popular. Put these three trends together into one tight package and the net result is something called Facebook Live. In effect, it is Facebook’s answer to other live video streaming services like Periscope and Meerkat. The difference, of course, is that it’s tied into the world’s largest and most popular social network.
Think about how traditional media normally works. If you want to read a particular magazine, you have to wait until the next issue hits newstands. If you want to listen to the top 30 countdown on the radio station, you have to wait for that program to air on the weekend. If you want to watch the newest episode of Game of Thrones, you have to watch it at 6pm Sunday nights like everyone else.
Our collective online experience is funded by advertising. If it were not for its gigantic advertising network, Google would be able to operate. If it were not for the affiliate links, banner ads and sponsored content on many of your favorite websites and blogs, the content you enjoy reading would have never been written or created.
Love him, hate him, or love to hate him, it’s positively undeniable that Mark Zuckerberg is one of the most influential people on the planet today. What started out as a closed networking site for people from a specific school has grown to become not only one of largest social media platforms on the Internet, but also one of the biggest marketing platforms online or offline ever.
I have a love/hate relationship with advertising on the Internet. On the one hand, it is thanks to the very existence of online advertising that I was able to pursue my career as a freelance writer and Internet entrepreneur. If there were no ads on the Internet, I would not be able to do what I do. On the other hand, truth be told, ads can be annoying.
A big block of text on your blog, no matter how useful or insightful it might be, can also be very intimidating and unattractive to a potential reader. It’s always a good idea to include a picture or two to help break up that text and to give your writing a little more depth and personality. This doesn’t mean you should just hop onto Google Images and grab any picture you want ...
One of the most valuable benefits to making your living on the Internet is that you can work from anywhere. You could be hanging out on a beach in the Bahamas, sipping on some espresso in Florence, or navigating through a computer lover’s paradise in Taipei. If you’re online, you can make money. And while traveling around the world and experiencing difficult cultures certainly ...