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What is the best way to Generate an Income Online?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by BassTrackerBoats, Jul 19, 2014.

  1. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I get that question fairly regularly... what is the best way to make money online? It is a legitimate question for sure but leaves so much out there it can make a body cringe.

    For me, the best way to make money online is to build authority sites, rank them using common sense SEO, monetize them and then maintain them. It is a business model that has served me well over the years and does not crumble when the various Pandas, Penguins, etc of the algorithm changes start popping up here and there. For me that is the best way to make money online as my thinking process is one that is build something that will be a long term revenue stream and not worry about obtaining new clients on a regular basis as the search engines will do the heavy lifting for me.

    It is unlike that of a salesman that waits on people to walk though the door so he can close the sale. That guy gets a big commission because the repeat business is just not a part of the way that kind of business operates. I get a smaller "commission" in my authority sites business model because Google will be sending me traffic day after day and, in all reality, Google is my actual client, as I build to satisfy the whims and desires of that algorithm.

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    works for me to make a living online... that is not everyone's mind set.

    So are the other ideas to make money online not valid? Of course they are and I am sure, 100% positive, actually know people, that make much more than I do and do nothing at all like I do. Are their methods to make money online in the internet marketing industry better than mine? For them they are, for me they are not.

    A strategy to make money online has to line up with your mind's eye just like a golfer views a particular golf hole. If the hole sets up to match his swing he walks up to the tee with more confidence and typically plays the hole better. He knows that his natural swing and ball path will give him a shot at a good score on that hole and the same could be said for online marketing. If one sees a method that fits his or her thinking pattern and they follow up and through the process they have a good shot at a return on their time and money investment on that method and it makes it easier for one to follow through on the method as well.

    The myriad of methods out there can be overwhelming and can actually stop a person from acting so when one strikes your fancy it is time to do some testing and see how you can implement that in a way that has a certain comfort zone for yourself. If is you that has to pay the mortgage, put food on the table and take care of your family and other expenses and although you can take ideas from others that are successful in the industry, they all pale in comparison to what fits your skill set, mind set and thought process in the internet marketing industry.

    So when you are planning on and searching for the best way to make money online, realize that what you are really looking for is the best way to make money online for you as that is the golden ticket and not what works best for anyone else.
     
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  2. HatArrows

    HatArrows Regular Member

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  3. sturose

    sturose Power Member

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    I thought basstrackerboats was having trouble making money then until I opened the thread!! Lol.

    I'm still struggling to make a decent income online at the moment, some days I make £2-3 (British) other days I make nothing. I realised what I was doing wrong earlier this year when I started reading on BHW more. Previously I had been reading too much on WF.
    I had been jumping from one method to another before giving one method a real shot, I was always disappointed with the results because I didn't make the $250 a day that WF posts promised. I also copied exactly, sometimes following word for word, the method that was being offered, even down to the type of offer they were using. I also tried too many lazy methods, looking for autopilot and the dreaded "Click Me" button.

    Now I have been trying to just build websites with what I consider to be useful information, if I find it interesting to read then surely someone else will. I just need to figure out (and I think I'm getting there) how to get real visitors to those websites and I'm sure I will start earning. I get the occasional visitor now and the odd ad click here and there and the resulting payment into my advertising account is far better than what I have received previously for the methods I had tried before. One click last week gave me £1.50 whereas before the clicks were averaging 5-10 pence.

    As BTB said, it can be very overwhelming if all you do is spend your time reading the money making methods on this and other sites. Choose a method and stick to it, make it something you are comfortable with and feel you have the necessary skills for and just keep at it. If you get stuck on any aspect of it, this site or google will have the answer somewhere and if not just ask. As I was once told:

    The only stupid question is the one you don't ask!!!
     
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  4. madoctopus

    madoctopus Supreme Member

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    Best way to ... : get started and never stop! You will figure stuff out as you go.
     
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    Love this share BTB!
    Determination and the ability to stick to a method when you believe in it (& yourself) is what seperates the wheat from the chaff.
     
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    same as you but on small scale.

    make site > add content > build super natural looking links > wait some months > $$.
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    Nice post BTB been looking at recently using some of your SEO services. Will be in touch.
    Thanks for the morning read and inspiration.
     
  8. rudyvise

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    Best way for me to make money was from the inside.
    You get inside the mind of your target and from there you learn and earn.
    So if you want to make money online, get inside.
    I am on the inside of your mind now.
    This is what Cialdini will teach you.
     
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    Great writeup, thanks for sharing the wisdom.
     
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    Great post man. You hit the nail on the head by highlighting "make money doing what you love and apply it to market needs." Many people say "do what you love" and others rebut "do what makes money," but the reality is that you must combine these two. If you hate doing the work, you won't have the motivation to push through, but if you do something that doesn't fill a market need, then you will make no money.

    @sturose

    Just because you find the information interesting doesn't mean other people do. Find out the type of information that most people in the market demand, and then package that into an intangible product and sell it via paid traffic. Why get subpar CPC money when you can sell the product and make $10+ per sale?
     
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    Not sure what is common sense SEO, can someone pls elaborate on this. Do you build backlinks? How many articles/pages on your authority sites?
     
  12. Jouster

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    Couldn't agree more, everybody has to find the right business model to match their personality, what works for one guy may be a diaster for another, trial and error is key to finding it, like a famous inventor once said, I get 99 things wrong so I find that 1 right thing
     
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    So if you could only pick one.....

    Your SEO service that you offer...

    or...

    Your monetized authority sites...

    You're saying that you would go with your authority sites?
     
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    Find an audience that wants something
    Give them what they want.
    Give more and monetize.

    The one thing that everyone wants: status.
     
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    any chance you could pm me an example of one of your authority sites?
    It would really help me out.
     
  16. BassTrackerBoats

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    No chance at all. Sharing a personal site with a stranger is not typically a path to take as it can invite unwanted competition.
     
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  17. BassTrackerBoats

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    The purpose of my original post was to share a winning business concept as it relates to internet marketing so I'm going to pass on any response with meat.

     
  18. sturose

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    You misunderstand me, I am not talking about writing content that is interesting to me I am writing content that flows from one article to the next fluently to make the site as a whole more interesting. Previous attempts at creating websites have resulted in me focusing on achieving the end goal such as a sale or advert click but now I am looking at engaging visitors so they continue reading and returning to the site, pretty much the general idea of an authority site. Hopefully then my visitors will grow which will hopefully result in more advertising clicks and sales of any products I intend to promote.

    I haven't got the necessary skills yet to create and promote my own product as I am still learning many aspects of internet marketing, paid traffic if you don't know what you are doing is nothing more than a bottomless money pit!
     
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    I made an authority site ,ranked it ,made some good money and sold it for more.Yes authority sites are the best and guaranteed way to always make money online
     
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    Exactly what I am looking to do, not sure about the selling part, depends how much I'm making eventually. I can create the sites but the ranking part is where I am still learning.