Making money online, something I try to write about with fact based reality mixed in. Everyone wants to make a dime online today and, I believe that most can…given they at least give it a real try.
From network marketing to affiliate niche marketing, everyone tries to make it here without ever doing the one thing they ought too, putting in some hard work and persistence.
From Lazy MLM to lazy “push button” crap , it is not so difficult to wonder why most people fail at making even a penny here. So, let’s look at what it really takes to make some money online, for real.
2017 and Beyond Online.
What I want to do for you here, is to look honestly at what it really takes to make some money online. If this means more subscribers and or, members in your opportunity, great, because we are going to focus on the main money making platforms here.
Before we jump into some simple strategies for the different types of business platforms online, let’s take a look at what I mean by “Hard Work and Persistence”
Have you ever found yourself up late, running late for the day, obsessively trying to find the coolest, latest money making scheme online? Yeah, so have most people.
Next to “how to lose weight,” the query “how to make money online” are the most popular searches on the world wide web.
Want to know one of the nasty little secrets that those of us who do make money here did to make it? Here it is, get ready….we invested in some knowledge first, and without a product or service in mind.
Know what we did afterwards? We found something to partner with or created one, then applied the knowledge.
Some people actually think that you have to be some eleven-teen year old whiz kid, not even close. Simply put, we learned the following fundamentals and applied ourselves through failure after failure until success was had.
- Planning and strategy
- keyword Research
- Site Construction
- On-page optimization
- Content Marketing
- Video Marketing Planning
- Link building
- Social Media & Engagement
- Structured SEO processes
- Conversion efficiency
- Sales Funnel Creation
- Permission eMail Marketing
- Mobile SEO
While some of this may sound foreign, given a few days or weeks, it will become like swinging a bat or going pee, a very natural process. And, for the most part, much of this is set and forget.
The actual process that is continual is content marketing like blogging, video and sharing your content on social media platforms.
Looking into the future, these processes of marketing are, and will be, the fundamentals above that WILL HAVE TO be applied. No more shortcuts or secrets to success online.
Today’s successful online entrepreneur will need to be an authority, they will need to build trust with people and search engines alike.
What Will Really Matter…To You.
Let’s look briefly at some of these most important fundamentals that could help you drive a serious income online through 2017 and beyond.
1. Planning and Strategy:
Planning and having at least some strategy of what you are going to do is a must. It is easy to get your presence online, but without a plan for the traffic, what’s the point?
Everything from content to categories should be planned out here, you can’t go off half cocked about anything, people will sense desperation through unclean, untidy, lousy looking website and content.
2. SEO, Better Have It:
This one strategy and platform is so misunderstood by the masses it is unbelievable. Most people completely skip it altogether thinking title tags, seo packs and other optimization processes have nothing to do with making money online.
This will be a huge fatal error on your behalf if you do not learn and apply the basic SEO fundamentals. Without them you will NOT BE VISIBLE online, and without visibility, well, good luck on Facebook.
3. Site Construction and Keywords:
Keywords are just as important as site construction itself. Without trying to target your audience you are dead in the water, just look at the above mentioned SEO, you should understand now.
Site construction is not just the “look” of your website and blog, it is the way in which each end every page and post can be found…i.e. SITE STRUCTURE!
4. Content Marketing:
Video, images, blogging and social media engagement, these are just a few of the majors when it comes to content marketing that you WILL HAVE TO USE. Here is the deal; we live in the information age, so what do you think it will take to make money online?
Exactly, it takes information and educating your traffic. Stop selling, start educating and watch what happens.
5. Conversion Efficiency:
This is where your “back-end” happens. While I do admit that the so-called money scheming gurus miss out on what is really important, you can learn a few things from them on the back end.
This is where “follow up” or, permission email marketing happens and, where most of your sales and purchases will be made. This is where Aweber and a solid sales page will call to action the click to pocket book action you want to see.
Learning to be efficient here is well worth the time to learn, because if you don’t, good luck with making any profit here…that would be like running with none of the above mentioned content and presence online.
Every little thing here COUNTS!
They Said “Quit Purchasing Everything!”
Hey, even I say it, but I actually mean it… “Quit purchasing every random thing you THINK you need!” I know, I know, the shiny object syndrome for raking in the big bucks online is everywhere, but that does not mean it will or even does work.
To make money online you need to understand how everything works here, and I mean the fundamentals of Content + Authority = Trust.
Working from the confines of a home office at first is time consuming, let nobody, and I mean NOBODY have you believe otherwise!
Looking forward into 2017 and beyond, making money online is not any more easy than it has always been, for at least those of us who “follow” the rules of engagement here.
P.S. If you have a second, sharing this article with your twitter followers would be a huge help. (It’s just to the left) I know, I’m shamelessly asking you to tweet my article, but it’s easy. And thank you very much…