Where to Start with this making money online stuff?

Did you know you could make millions on auto pilot with a Tsunami of awesome traffic bots waiting to send an avalanche of traffic to your blog which will convert into piles of cash whilst you sleep?

You have probably come across offers such as the above if you spend anytime at all learning to make money online. You probably are well aware that products sold in such a way are complete garbage and rely on psychological tricks to get you to part with your cash rather than providing a product that will actually make you money and teach solutions that can be easily implemented.

One of the hardest things about being a noob is being able to tell the charlatans from the Voodoo High Priests of making a crust online. Fortunately, you are in the right place at the right time if you are looking not only to make money online, but also build a long term successful business.

If you are new to the world of SEO, web marketing, latent semantic indexing, etc. go and sign up for the 30 Day Challenge.

First, it’s completely free. Other such courses will charge you literally thousands of dollars, take advantage of it and learn some very tasty stuff, I did.

Second, the course is delivered HD video based, which means you can digest the information whilst doing your in-between donuts, daily squat thrusts.

Third, info is given to you as if on a bed of buttered lobster, slipping into your sub-conscious and feeding deep into your brain. High calorific, informational morsels are offered to you free, every day for 30 days.

My advice, get fat on the info and burn it off through implementation.

I have to confess, although I use my own training programme to inculcate my new team members into the dark arts. I do also get them to do a 30 day challenge. Why? Because it’s very high quality training and the teaching method works, and it’s free.

I also watch the videos each time they come out, even though I am aware of most of the knowledge that is imparted, it helps to see things through fresh eyes again. I’ve been successful in my career thus far, but success can be dangerous, it makes you complacent, arrogant, lazy. All of which I admit to being. And you need to revisit the well and drink some reality juice on a regular basis to sharpen that edge.

Sign up for the 30 day challenge and get your edge sharpened. Yes, that is an affiliate link and no I don’t promote any other product from this blog. This is too good not to promote. Also, you may be asking what’s the up sell, I mean nothing is really free. The deal is, the uber advanced high priest stuff, is offered after the 30 day challenge for a few pieces of Silver, which is up to you if you want to sign up. I did sign up for the advanced stuff and I implement some of it in my client business and it’s very, very tasty. But if you want to increase muscle mass with the free stuff, get stuck in/

Of course, if you are a competitor of mine. You are a very important and powerful and attractive person and do not need to bother with such stuff, your brain is so full of experience and link building goodness you would literally explode if you added to it. Nothing to see here, move along please.

This is my first affiliate product I have promoted here, and I would only ever promote something of exceptional value. If you are a crusty seo dude like myself, send your staff on it. But I would suggest you maybe want a little refresh, a small tune up. Even if it’s so you can say, “I knew that”, in between donuts.

Go for it.

Ed Dale Mankini

This is an seo test, nothing to get that excited about, unless you find seo tests exciting.

Ed Dale Mankini , is a search term that is being tested by Ed Dale and his gang over at 30 Day Challenge. (note: not quite accurate, see comments)

What’s interesting is they are targeting a lot of web 2.0 properties and highlighting those who rank non-competitive search terms. Thing is, it works and it works fast.

It is what it is and for quick, smash and grab marketing it’s very successful. As part of a long term strategy I can see techniques like this can get you off the ground and running very quickly and can give you a valuable insight into how the google indexing machine is working these days.

Also, it could be very useful in going after those narrow, non-competitive niches, although ask yourself, why are they non-competitive? Could it be that there is little money in it.

Like most techniques, this form on “keyword grabbing” is going to work for those who use it in ways no on else is thinking about. Those who take the tips and tricks and transpose it into their online marketing strategy are going to be ahead in the game, whilst those who are simply copying the technique will be still on the starting blocks.

How easy is it for google to stomp on this? Probably not that easy, as the algo would have to be tweaked in how it favoured such sites also the speed of indexing may have to be tweaked. But, what google is getting out of it is far more than what is damaging it. So I think the technique will be good for a while. Most of use have been using it for years anyway.

Saying all that, if you want to play the long game, at your core has to be information that people will climb over each other to read. No linkbait or widgetbait or keyword grabbing from web 2.0 properties is ever going to beat that, but they should be part of the mix. How much of the mix is down to you. Relying on one technique too much will force your head above the parapet for Matt Cutts to take his best golf swing at your head.

Also, such tricksy action can attract the ire of the blogosphere, as Maki bemoaned here, read the comments and you will notice Ed Dale putting his case forward in defense.

Sure, I don’t want the serps filled with low rent crap, but from a professional point of view we need to experiment, to test, to push things a little hard. And if we have to go the Ed Dale Mankini route then so be it.

How Ed Dale Hammered in the Final Nail of my Twitter Coffin

So I previously made fun of Twitter, but there was something about it which kept my attention. One thing which kept me connected was the fact that my peers were spending time there and a conversation existed. Not knowing what the conversation was about became painful, so I had to keep dipping in.

And, there are bits and bobs and nuggets of gold in there, sure you get the, “I’m on the bus”, type twitter, but what you also get is an insight into “the conversation”. I use it professionally, so all the people I follow have something to do with my business and being able to know what is the “thing of the moment” can be very useful. [Read more...]