Making Cash On The Web is a serious attempt to compile useful information about making money on the internet. It is a combination of things that I have learned myself, as well as information culled from other sources. It is NOT about get rich quick schemes, or wierd marketing programs. I am not going to sell you anything.
Businessweek has an article on how blogs will change your business.
There are some 9 million blogs out there, with 40,000 new ones popping up each day. Some discuss poetry, others constitutional law. And, yes, many are plain silly. “Mommy tells me it may rain today. Oh Yucky Dee Doo,” reads one April Posting. Let’s assume that 99.9% are equally off point. So what? That leaves some 40 new ones every day that could be talking about your business, engaging your employees, or leaking those merger discussions you thought were hush-hush.
Its worse than that, because ts not about leaking or doing anything sneaky. Its about offering an alternative source of information to readers—one that is independent of the mainstream media. Bloggers gain their strength from their ability to filter information for their readers. I consume an enormous amount of news and data each day, and pass on only those bits that I select to my readers. In that sense, I am a human noise filter.
The primary focus of this blog is to help people make money through blogging or building websites.
However, you also can use blogs to promote an existing business. Writing about your own products or business on the internet can create “buzz” which will help your sales.
Hollywood was among the first to take notice of this. Early on in the internet era, movie producers would plant “sock puppets” in various chatrooms and message areas to leave positive reviews about upcoming movies. During the last political campaign, bloggers were paid by various candidates to write flattering things on their forums.
Buzz Marketing With Weblogs For Dummies has all of the information that you need to launch your own guerilla marketing program. In it, you’ll find out how to: Set up and maintain a blog, write in blogging style, and observe blogging etiquette; define your audience and target your blog to reach them; involve your customers, earn their trust, educate the public, and build community; avoid possible legal pitfalls while keeping your blog interesting; encourage contributions and links to your blog; use images and design an eye-catching format; optimize your blog for top search engine ratings, track your results, and measure your success.
If you’ve followed the advice on this site, you’ve gotten a good start in blogging for cash. Now its time to start drawing on the advice of your fellow bloggers. You can do that at the Forum 4 Bloggers.
Influential Blogger LisaJill has compiled some basic advice for getting readers to your website.
Creating a link is one of the most basic tasks in building a website.
Here’s how you do it.
First, you need the address of the thing you are linking to. For example, this site’s address is http://www.makingcashontheweb.com
Then, you begin by typing the following
After the “ , you enter the address of the site and a closing >
Now, it looks like this:
after the > , you type in the text that you want to show up as the link.
Then, you close the link by typing </a>
So the whole thing looks like this:
<a href="http://www.mysite.com">My Site</a>