I think there are many people who are asking themselves the same question. Isn't it stupid now that you have some money, you don't where to invest it. Why am I doubting? Well, there are too many options, where I can invest the money I earn. I've made a little list of potential areas where I could invest.
Here they are:
So, in my opinion this should be considered very important for any blogger. I'm thinking of investing my money to buy some Entrecard credits, with those credits I could buy traffic or comments, and advertise on more expensive sites or blogs. There also maybe a small possibility that I could buy some strong backlinks from sites with a high PR. These could bring a lot of good quality traffic, and increase my Pagerank. I could buy a 1000 pageviews from PTC sites, but I don't know if this is a good idea. And last but not least I could invest money in PayPerClick sites like Adsense or Bidvertiser, but I think you need a really fat budget to do this. Remember, there's always a risk when you want to invest in publicity, it could turn out in a total disaster or it could play in your favour.
I don't know much about domains, but I'm thinking of buying some good domains as an investment. I want to see if I could bring in more traffic with my own domain instead of using a free blog platform, it's not that I'm not happy with my Blogger blog, but I want to see if it would be easier to bring in traffic. I also think, I will have more freedom when I have my own domain.
If you have some other ideas, I would be glad to hear them.
OR you could just use the money to buy yourself gift, or walk in your favourite pub, and buy a round. :D
get paid to blog with PayPerPost! My blog has been approved by PayperPost! The first time I applied I was rejected, because my blog didn't met up with the requirements ( 30 days old, with a minimum of 30 posts). I signed up with PayPerPost, because I read a lot of positive comments about PayPerPost on several trustworthy blogs. I think that PayPerPost is the best way to monetize your blog if your blog is still young.
One of the main reasons I joined PayPerPost is to earn money, with PayPerPost you can earn from 5$-100$ by just writing a good review. You get paid 30 days after your post is accepted, and all payments are made with PayPal, so be sure to have an account ready. Second reason why I joined PayPerPost was because they have a good referral program, each time you refer someone you get paid 15$, after your referral makes his first post.
Now, what am I going to do with the money I earn with PayPerPost? Well, I'm still considering several options, but I think I will reinvest a part of it into my blog, maybe make some publicity. I'll put the rest of the money on my bank account, hoping I can one day buy myself a new computer, because the one I'm using is a bit prehistoric (in computer terms).
I've been using Commission Junction for quite a while now, but haven't had any success yet, mainly because I've stopped putting them on my blog. For those of you, who haven't heard of Commission Junction, I'll give a little explanation.
Commission Junction is the must-have website for every blogger or webmaster who's interested in joining the affiliate market. Commission Junction has a wide range of affiliates programs stored in their database, and it's really easy to use, if you want to find an affiliate program that matches your niche, you only have to click on 'get links', and type in your niche in the search bar. After you've pressed enter, you'll find a list with a whole bunch of affiliate programs, most of them related to your niche. When you've found the affiliate program that you want, just click on the little square beside it, and then click 'Apply To Program'. Sometimes it will take a while before you get accepted, but most of the affiliate programs will accept you immediately. Once you've been accepted, you can place the different Banners or Text Links on your blog.
There are three ways, that you can earn money with Commission Junction:
This one pretty self-explanatory, if you sell one of the products that you're promoting, you'll get a commission on that product. Sales give you the largest commission, if you can sell a lot of products, you can expect a large amount of money (Depending on the niche of course). The highest paying affiliates are the web hosting sites, if you can sell one of their products you could earn a serious amount of money lets say from 50$ to 150$ per sale.
If one of your visitors signs up with the site your promoting, but doesn't buy anything, you'll get commission, because you gave them a 'Lead'.
Every time your ad gets viewed a 1000 times, you'll get a little commission, just like Adsense.
I've noticed some of the affiliate programs using PayperClick, but there aren't a lot of them out there. I think they paid 0.1 per click, but I could be mistaken.
To conclude, Commssion Junction is in my opinion a really good program to make the first steps in the affiliate marketing world.
As I've said in the past, social networks play a big role in getting you traffic. There are hundreds of them spreaded out on the internet. The only thing you got to do is to sign up with them, and make a lot of friends. Why, should you make a lot of friends? Well, they are the ones who decide if your article will get any attention at all. No votes, no traffic.
Once you've added some friends, you'll see a great increase in your traffic. Keep in mind, that this traffic will slowly decrease. So, you need to be active on these social networks to constantly get traffic. You'll be thinking that's going to take a lot of work, and time. Don't despair! There are plenty of groups out there, that have been made to exchange votes like for example this one on Blogcatalog. Remember, all of these groups are based on give, and take.
Google loves social networks, these past few weeks I submitted some articles of mine on several social networks. I've noticed that a lot my articles got a pretty good ranking in the Google search engine, all thanks to the high PR of these social networks, that attract thousands of visitors each day.
My personal top 3 of social networks, that gave me a good amount of traffic.
This is my absolute favourite out of the three. It's easy to add friends, and you can reach 200 people with a simple shout.
Still trying to figure this one out, but I've heard a lot of positive reactions. I see great potential in this one.
And last, but not least, Reddit. Great source to submit all of your articles, but I personally still prefer Digg.
Associated Content is a web platform that allows you to submit several different types of content like text, video, audio and images. You can write about almost everything, and you could get paid for it. If you don't like to write, you can always use Associated Content as an information source, there are a huge amount of interesting articles in their database on almost every topic.I just signed up with them, and I hope I will earn some money by submitting my articles.
Associated Content pays all of his members through Paypal every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, but you must have a minimum of 1.50$ in your account. There's no limit on the amount of money you can earn with them. There are 3 ways, that you can earn money trough your content.
1. PPM (payment per thousand page views)
A lot of the Associated Content members earn most of their money through this feature. The more your content gets viewed the more you will be paid. When your 'Clout' level begins to rise you're payrate for every PPM will also rise, thus earning you more money.
More information click here
2. Upfront Payment
This is an advanced payment offered, before your content is published. To receive such a payment you have to be an United States citizen.
You may be unable to submit content for Upfront Payment for one of the following reasons: 1. You are under 18 years old. 2. You are not a citizen or legal resident of the United States. 3. You selected a submission template for a type of content for which we do not offer Upfront Payment (video, audio, slideshow or short story/prose).
'So, I won't be the one earning any money from this'.
You must focus on promoting your article to receive as much PPMs as possible. Here are some tips from Associated Content. Most of them are very useful. You can find them here.
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