Sunday, December 30, 2012

Making Money with Amazon Associates Affiliates Program

Posted by at 11:19 PM
History

Amazon associate program was launched in 1996. They have over 16-year record of accomplishment for developing solutions and opportunities for website, web developers and blog owners. Over the years, they have innovated themselves, helped website, web developers and blog owners in monetizing their content.

How the Program works?
  • Associates drive internet traffic to Amazon using an affiliate link given by Amazon.
  • Associates receive up to 10% in referral fees on all qualifying revenue made through your affiliate link.
  • Amazon makes a monthly payment to all revenue made through your affiliate link.

Making Money with Amazon Requirements!

Once you join, Amazon gives you a wide selection of tools to lure potential customers to Amazon and when a transaction goes through you get a commission.

What to Promote?

This depends on what you are comfortable with or good at. Here is a list of stuff you can promote on Amazon. 
  • Books & Magazines
  • Digital Entertainment
  • Electronics, Wireless, Computers & Gaming
  • Fashion, Shoes & Jewelry
  • Health & Beauty
  • Home, Kitchen, Garden & Grocery
  • Kids, Baby & Toys
  • Music & Movies
  • Sports,Outdoors & Hobbies
  • Tools, Home Improvement, Auto, Amazon Supply & Industrial
  • Gift Cards

Perhaps you are good with gadgets,. Simply write a compelling review about a gadget of choice make sure you add a picture about the gadget then get a product link from your associate account and link it to your review. By doing so when a visitor visits your site and reads your review is compelled to purchase the product and in return, you get a commission.

How Much can you Earn?

It depends on your promotional effort. Good thing is that its not a get quick rich scheme scam.

Drop us a comment  if you need more info.
Stay tuned for my next post on how to drive traffic to your blog or website.

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

How To Make Money/Income with You Tube.

Posted by at 12:55 AM




Are you interested in making money online with You Tube? Am sure your answer is yes. I cannot grantee that you will make money right from the start it will take some carefully planning plus promotion to give the edge or boost for you to earn.

Requirements to You Tube?

All you need is a Gmail account and a Google Adsense account, which You Tube will use to pay your earnings. Note: You can still upload you video’s and monetize without the adsense account and later apply for adsense and still get paid.

What can you upload?

Anything multimedia so long as you own the rights to the video.

How do you create a Video?

You do not need complicated equipment and an editing video studio. Just use the simple available resources like webcam on your Pc or Laptop or a camcorder or your smart phone.

How do you edit your video?

I use entry level editing software like the Apple iMovie for apple Mac operating system and Windows Live Movie Maker for Windows operating system.  The above editing software are more than sufficient to create videos for You Tube.  If you want to create videos using your computer like recording an onscreen video you can use Camstudio ( Free), Camtasia (Paid) or Animoto (Free and Paid).

How to upload your video?

Simply go to youtube.com and sign in with your Gmail account. 
















Then Click on upload. You will find a number or options Webcam capture, Photo Slideshow and Google + hangout these features are simple to use just experiment with any before settling to a specific one.








During uploading.






















Tips on how to get good rankings!

  • Before uploading do some research on the keywords of your title of your video. You can use Google Keyword Tool or You tube search bar to give an idea of the best title you can coin for your video.
  • Make sure your description is short and detailed using keywords so as to encourage one to view your video.
  • Tags tell what your video is about allowing it to be found by people looking for your video. Put in at least 10 tags or more for your video so that it will be returned as a related video for as many searches as possible.

How monetize your videos after uploading?

Use video manager and locate your video. Click the “Edit” or “$” button next to your video. Click the Monetize my video check box and select the ad formats you want to enable for your video. Save Changes. Now your video is monetized.

Promoting your video!

After uploading your video you tube gives you are URL to your video. With these link you can share it via social media like facebook, Twitter, Google + and any other social media you are part.

You can also embed your video on your website or blog to get more views.Note you tube is also a great way of promoting your products and services if done correctly.

Interesting Fact "Gangnam Style video" was estimated to have generated $2,000,000 from YouTube alone at a reported rate of $2 for every 1,000 views. So upload your video today who knows it will be the next big thing when it goes viral.



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Monday, December 3, 2012

How to Add Google Adsense To Blogger

Posted by at 11:12 PM

What is Google Adsense?

An advertising program allows publishers (websites/blog owners) to insert relevant and targeted ads on behalf of Google in exchange of revenue that is if a visitor clicks on the ads placed on their site. It is one of the ways that publishers use to make moneyonline. It is not a quick rich scheme it takes time and loads of traffic to earn from these strategy. The Key is writing quality content using keywords and being persistent.  

You might ask me about Keywords?  Keywords are the lifeline of articles you post online or make on your blog or website. Keywords are used by search engines to give relevant information to users whenever they are searching for a particular thing or information.  For example if you are blogging about gardening tips, go to Google Keyword tool and type gardening tips 




















You see results like these.




















From here, you get ideas of the keywords to use for your article. Do not over use them. Use 20% in your article.

The next step is getting the Adsense account. First Step is having a Gmail account then sign in. Go Adsense then follow the simple instructions  laid out for you by Google. It takes  8 hours for the first phase of approval then they will send you an ad code to add to your site. Unless you add the code to your site then you will never be approved for Adsense.

Once you have added the code they will monitor your blog or site between 2 to 7 days for them to approve. The best way to be approved is by posting several posts to your blog then apply for Adsense. Once approved the next step is configuring Adsense to blogger.

After Google improving on blogger nowadays it’s automatic not manually as before. Simply go to your blogger and select earnings.

Select show ads on blog and display select the first option.

















Now by doing so you have monetized your content on your blogger. The remaining thing is driving traffic to your blog. Note don’t click on the ads posted by Google on your blog reason being Google will lock your Adsense account and reactivating it will be a problem.



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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Blogger’s Setup and Configuration Checklist

Posted by at 11:32 PM

Blog name or Title. Is name memorable to people that will visit your blog? Does it match with the content you will be posting to your web blog.


Blog URL or Address.  Does the URL match with the blog name?

Tag Line or Description. On Blogger it’s under settings > Basic. Gives the visitor a quick over view about your blog without reading through your content.  

Posts and Comments. Settings > Posts and Comments. Make sure under Comment Moderation you include and email address to which you will be approving comments by your readers also show word verification so as prove the person posting the comment is human not an automatic script.

Mobile and email. Settings > Mobile and email. You can configure to make posts to your blog via email.
Language and Formatting. Settings > Language and formatting. Enable transliteration so as reach a world audience of different languages.

Search Preferences. Settings > Search preferences. Under Meta tags add a description about your blog so as to tell the search engine what your blog is all about. Crawlers and indexing add robots.txt as explain here.

Other. Settings > Other. Here make use you have added Google Analytics Code as shown here.

Make sure you have a Google Plus Account, Google Plus Fan Page, Facebook Fan Page and a Twitter account. Now you are almost ready to launch your new blog to the World Wide Web. The next phase will discussing on how to monetize your blog for revenue and customizing your posts will keywords to attract visitors to your blog. Happy Blogging and drop us your feedback.


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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

How Add Google Analytics to Blogger/blog

Posted by at 10:45 PM

Google Analytics it is a free tool offered by Google that enables blog and website owners to monitor and  exactly know where there web traffic is coming from. Google Analytics will give you
  • The number of people that visited your site/blog.
  • The average duration spent by the visitor.
  • The number of page views on your blog/site.
  • Demographics of where the visitor was viewing your blog( Country, City).
  • The System their using to view your blog/site (Browser, Operating System)
Adding Google Analytics to your site is simple.

Go to GoogleAnalytics and Sign in with your Gmail account details since everything in Google is sychronised by the Gmail account.


















Then Select Admin to your Right and Select New Account.
















Then Google Analytics will ask what would you like to track?





































The ID you will get from Google Analytics will look like these UA-1233434-1. Copy the ID and go to blogger under Settings Select Other and go to Google Analytics and paste the ID there.























Save Setting. Now you have added Google Analytics to your Blog. To view the number visitors to your or blog log in to Google Analytics under Accounts click on your account to see the activity on your blog





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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

How to Create/Setup a Google Fan Page

Posted by at 10:08 PM


Before learning how to set up a Google fan Page you might be asking yourself, why do I need one for my business, organization or brand that you have? Then comes the other question of I already have a Facebook fan page and a twitter page isn't these enough already my answer to you would be not enough.

Reason being it’s Google fan page and Google is the world’s largest search engine therefore not having a fan page with them means you are missing big time on valuable and targeted traffic back to your site or blog hence missing on potential customers or clients or fans to your brand, service and organization. 

Setting Up the fan page.

You will need a Google plus account then go to create Google Create Fan Page then you will these interface. Here pick the category that best fits your business, brand, organization or entertainment. 



















The Second Step is Adding Info to your page.




















The Third Step is making your page come alive. Here you will add a cover page and a logo that best represent your business or organization.


















Then click finish now you are up and running to make your First post. At first you will find it a little confusing compared to the facebook one but eventually you will get used to it. The next step is linking your Google plus account with your Google fan page. Go to your google plus account and select settings as shown below.


















Under Settings Scroll down until you see Google + Pages and select automatically add a Google + page to my circles if I search for + followed by the page’s name.





















To View your Google fan Page under Your Google Plus Account shown below.






















The Next thing is going to your Google plus account under Profile you select edit profile and select about then go to other profiles and add the URL to your fan page. Getting the URL to your fan page is Easy just select the whole URL that appears on your webpage.








































Now you have a Google Fan page start making posts about your blog or notifications. Have a Great day.



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Sunday, November 18, 2012

How to Create /add Site Maps to your Google Blog

Posted by at 10:18 PM


Sitemap is way of telling Google about your pages on your website or blog so that they can send crawlers and index them.Adding a sitemap to your blog is easy and free just open Sitemap generator or http://ctrlq.org/blogger/ then type in your URL and click on generate sitemap.
















Then the sitemap generator will generate these.















Go to your blog under settings and select search preferences. Under search preferences, select custom robots.txt. You will be asked to enable custom robots.txt? Select yes and the paste the txt in there and save changes. 

















Then go to Google Web master tools and select your blog. Click on Sitemaps.

















Then select Add/test sitemap then paste the last statement that was generated by the sitemap generator.
















The Last Statement
















Paste it and select test. If no errors, involved select add. Then you will see these.

















Your Status will be pending after a couple hours like 24 or less when you return the Status will have changed then your blog will have a sitemap.



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Monday, November 12, 2012

How To Create a Facebook Fan Page.

Posted by at 9:55 PM


Before you learn how to make a fan page, it is good to know why you should have a fan page for your blog. Facebook has changed how to interact socially at a global level therefore affecting how we conduct business. It is a great tool that offers correspondence between customers and service providers at a social level and if you miss socially then you are missing feedback. 

In any business, missing feedback means missing what people want therefore missing what to solve people’s problems hence running out of business. It also offers a platform to which you can tell potential clients what your business is all about or services you are offering. In addition, it is a great way to get traffic back to your blog or site.

To create a fan page you need to have an account with Facebook then click on create page then you will see this interface.


















You will see different options set for you. Now the first one is best for people who have a local business with a physical address or location to which they can be found e.g. computer sales shop, salon e.t.c. The Second option is for companies, organizations or institutions like schools, universities and many more. The Third option is for a brand or product and that is where we come in. For your blog or site, this is your best fit. The fourth option is for celebrities, politicians, music bands and artistes. The Firth one is for entertainment such as TV networks, Movie theaters magazine, studios and many more. The Last option is for a cause or community. Reserved for things that affect our society in general. Creating the fan page for blog select the option that best fits your brand or service you are providing then select your category then agree to terms and conditions then get started.


















You be required to have a cover page and profile photo that represent your business. There are many sites that offer free photos that you can use to represent your business or service or you can get a graphic designer to design a cover page for you then upload it. Here is a list of sites you can use to get free images.


Then make sure you have added your blog URL in the about section and also in the website section. Now the next step is inviting you friends to like you page which Facebook gives you options to do so under the section of build your audience. I suggest first you use the free options before going to the paid options. Now you have a fan page for your blog or site.



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