Internet Business Mastery Videos On Money Making Micro Niche Sites

Hey, I recently watched a great little video series from IBM – InternetBusiness Mastery.com explaining the overall concept of creating micro-niche websites that bring in profit.  Of course, this is some free and basic info to entice you to buy their course which I just picked up and is top notch.  I’ve been following these guys for quite some time now and everything they put out is really good quality stuff.  I made my first $100 online just by following their free podcasts, now they have all this info in a simple to follow system

Check out the videos here:

Video 1: The Critical Milestone That Will Skyrocket Your Success

Video 2: The Fastest Way To Make Money Online

Video 3: How To Uncover Secret Money Making Micro Niches

Video 4: A Quick Start Guide To Making Your First $500 Online

I highly recommend you try out their system.

– Matt B.

 

Top 30 Young Bloggers List

I keep finding myself on this website called Retire@21 this blog has a ton of info about young successful internet entrepreneurs.  This article written by Michael of Retire@21 is just a great list of successful bloggers, they may not be bringing in millions of dollars every year but they are bringing in millions of readers every year.  What I like about this list is it shows you that having a nice looking blog with quality current content can work wonders.  Where there is traffic there is money to be made.  Notice the “niche” topics of their websites and how they fulfill the need for it.  Granted this list is a little outdated from 2010 but still totally relevant.

Top 30 Young Bloggers

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Over the past 4 years, millions of people have visited Retireat21 to learn how to create their own business online and make money some how from the internet. One thing that stands out to me is the desire of so many young bright entrepreneurs who want to break into the blogging niche. The great thing about blogging is it only requires on thing which is VALUE. Get your content right and driving traffic and making money becomes really easy. Check out these 30 successful young bloggers out and you will see exactly what I’m talking about. Since publishing this post, my younger brother has began his own website about photography called Expert Photography. Check it out and wish him good luck!

30 Greatest Young Bloggers of 2010

#1 Glenn Allsopp
Age:21

glenWhy ViperChill made this list?

Glen’s blog may not have millions of views, but his influence and web authority have proven to be astounding. Every post that goes up is deeply discussed and appreciated by all readers.

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#2 David Leggett
Age:21

david-leggettWhy Tutorial 9 made this list?

With over 58,000 subscribers and a huge amount of traffic, this highly successful blog has become one of the top destinations for Photoshop, photography and web design tutorials.

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#3 Syed Balkhi
Age:19

syedWhy WpBeginner made this list?

WPBeginner is a very popular site that brings tips, tools, and resources for WordPress together. From the looks of WPBeginner its clear that Syed is a master of WordPress.

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#4 Dainis Graveris
Age:21

daWhy 1stWebDesigner made this list?

In the crowded niche of design blogs, few stand out as much as 1stWebDesigner. With killer design content, it’s clear why this blog already has over 59,000 subscribers.

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#5-6 Sam & Zach Dunn
Ages:21

samWhy BuildInternet made this list?

It’s quite impressive that their under 21 and already have a network of successful blogs, BuildInternet being the primary.

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#7 Ryan Imel
Age:21

Ryan ImelWhy WPCandy made this list?

WPCandy is the largest WordPress news blog. Ryan shines when it comes to a beautifully designed site full of awesome content.

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#8 Taimur Asad
Age:21

taimurWhy Redmond Pie made this list?

WPCandy is the largest WordPress news blog. Ryan shines when it comes to a beautifully designed site full of awesome content.

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#9 Liam Goodwin
Age:20

liamWhy Filmonic made this list?

Filmonic is a huge movie blog that was started in 2007. Liam shares reviews, posters, news and trailers, just about everything thats related to the movie industry.

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#10 Alex Fraiser
Age:16

alexWhy Blogussion made this list?

Blogussion is one of the best designed blogging blogs out there. Alex knows what he’s doing and has already sold copies of the beautiful Blogussion Thesis Theme.

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#11 Long Zheng
Age:21

longWhy istartedsomething made this list?

This is mostly a Microsoft oriented blog. Long is a very smart and funny guy which makes reading his blog a great experience for everyone.

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#12 Marco Kuiper
Age:20

Marco KuiperWhy MarcoFolio made this list?

MarcoFolio provides excellent, varying content on design, blogging and programming. Having over 300,000 impressions a month is quite impressive for a 20 year old blogger.

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#13 S.Pradeep Kumar
Age:19

S.Pradeep KumarWhy HellBound Bloggers made this list?

This Mashable styled blog is one of the top technology, social media and blogging blogs out there. With in depth tutorials, reviews and tips, its not something you want to miss.

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#14 Brian Lovin
Age:18

brianWhy Elite By Design made this list?

With a sleek design and excellent interviews, themes, resources and web design content, it’s an obvious hit. Having this kind of blog at 18 isn’t too bad.

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#15 Carl Ocab
Age:18

carlWhy CarlOcab made this list?

Known as the Kidblogger, his blog is the first search result for “make money online.” His experience at such a young age, shows that he has the authority to teach others the same.

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#16 Sushant Risodkar
Age:14

sushantWhy SmartBloggerz made this list?

SmartBloggerz is one of the top blogs on making money online and blogging. Considering that its run by a mere 17 year old, it’s a must see.

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#17 Adam Horowitz
Age:18

adamWhy AdamHorowitz.tv made this list?

Adam shares “what they should teach in school” and he’s absolutely right. He’s on his way to making a million dollars in a year by 21, and he “vlogs” exactly how he does.

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#18 Ben Lang
Age:16

Ben LangWhy EpicLaunch made this list?

EpicLaunch is an up and coming multi-author entrepreneur blogBenjamin Lang recently rebranded this blog from Ben-Lang.com.

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#19 Onibalusi Bamidele
Age:16

adamWhy YoungPrePro made this list?

A rising “young entrepreneur blog.” Onibalusi certainly knows what he’s doing, look at any other blog in the niche and you’ll find his guest posts and comments all over the place.

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#20 Prasanth Chandra
Age:20

adamWhy PC’s made this list?

Prasanth provides some great PC tutorials, tips and freebies. Definitely worth taking a look at if you need help with your computer.

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#21 Shankar Ganesh
Age:18

adamWhy Killer Tech Tips made this list?

This popular tech blog has been mentioned on Lifehacker and Yahoo Tech Blog. The blog has over 200,000 pageviews every month and keep growing.

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#22 Musab Zain ul Abideen
Age:19

skizWhy Skidzopedia made this list?

A gadget, news, reviews and software blog is no easy feat to run. This 19 year old software engineer makes it look quite easy.

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#23 Aditya
Age:18

adityaWhy TechRavings made this list?

Here’s another popular tech blog run by a mere 16 year old from India. He also has huge following on Twitter, with more an 50,000 followers.

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#24 Ravi Lachireddy
Age:16

raviWhy Chotoan made this list?

This Vietnamese blogger not only manages a “make money online” blog but also a successful forum. He may be young but he certainly is smart.

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#25 Melvin Dichoso
Age:20

melvinWhy MelvinBlog made this list?

Melvin Blog is a growing marketing tips blog. Melvin, from the Philippines, shares his knowledge that he’s learned throughout his online career.

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#26 Norman John
Age:20

normanWhy SymbianWorld made this list?

This blog was founded over 3 years ago and is now one of the biggest Symbian blogs in the world. It’s full of tutorials, freebies and resources.

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#27 Stefan Vervoort
Age:18

stefanWhy DivitoDesign made this list?

This is a nicely designed blog with “everything for the web professional.” Stefan has a lot of experience on the web and truly shows it through his blog.

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#28 Jim Regan
Age:20

jimWhy Jimvesting made this list?

It’s not often that you see young bloggers blogging about stock investing. Jim, a college student majoring in finance, is one of the few and certainly seems to be doing well.

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#29 Thilak Rao
Age:20

jimWhy TechBuzz made this list?

This blog shares great tech advice and news. Thilak founded this blog as a result of an overwhelming Internet and tech addiction.

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#30 Abdulrehman Agha
Age:16

aghaWhy 3arn.net made this list?

There may be a lot of blogs in the “make money online” niche but here’s another one that stands out. Abdulrehman shares great tips that he himself implements.

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Who’s your favorite Top Young Blogger?

Michael thank you for this list.

-Matthew Steven

P.S.  Let us know of any exciting young bloggers that didn’t make the list in the comments below.

 

 

Teen Retires At 19 Years Old!

I wanted to share this inspiring motivating video.  This young man is doing it and living the life.  We have an opportunity available to us now that wasn’t available when I was 19.  The internet, online marketing, and affiliate products have created an opportunity that anyone can do.  Take advantage you’re not getting any younger.

Teen Retires At 19 Years Old!

 

Is this inspiring or what?  Let us know what you think in the comments below…


How Do You Get A Blog?

This is what thought to be an excellent article I found today, if you are wondering how do you get a blog here are the things you need to consider to make the right choices of how to set one up.

How Do You Get a Blog?

How Do You Get a Blog

How do you get a blog? Where do I get a blog? These are some of the questions I get every day from readers looking to experience the exciting (and if you are lucky, profitable) world of blogging. Blogging used to be something that only the most hardened geek would get involved in but nowadays, everyone from stay at home moms to massive corporations are using blogs as a means to communicate with the world.

How do you get a blog?

I have heard this question many times from friends, family and via contacts from this website, How do you get a blog? A simple question with what you think would be a simple answer, but in actuality, the process can be quite overwhelming for those with little to no experience.

Today, I’m going to attempt to alleviate these stresses and guide you through the process of selecting a blog platform and getting up and running.

First, it’s important to note that the definition of blogs has changed drastically over the years. Originally, the term “web log” (which was later shortened to blog) meant an online journal of sorts, like your diary except public. Today, however, things are much different. Today, blogs are used as sources for news, information, research and more. They don’t just apply to personal websites anymore. Companies have blogs which they use to share their articles and photographers have blogs to share their photos. This site is a blog.

Blogs are everywhere. So, how do you get a blog?

Well, you start by figuring out the answers to a number of questions. The first of which is…

What will I blog about?

how do you get a blog

The first step to answering the question “how do you get a blog?” is to start by deciding what it is you want to blog about. Perhaps you have a hobby you’d like to share with the rest of the web, such as photography, art, short stories, recipes or something of the sort. Maybe you’d like to incorporate the ability to sell your crafts (or inventions) through your blog or perhaps you’d simply like to use one as a catalyst to entrepreneurship.  Either way, it’s important to have an idea as to why you want a blog and what you will blog about.

Answering these questions is of paramount importance when searching for the right platform.

Let’s assume for a moment that you are interested in blogging and sharing huge amounts of pictures. In this case, you’d most likely want to explore a platform that puts emphasis on photo publishing and provides the necessary tools to allow you to share your pictures on your website quickly without slowing things down. Most hosted blog platforms (we’ll explain what these are a few paragraphs down) perform some form of caching (a fancy word for pre-loading) that allows your site to be served up to the reader quickly with minimal load time.

Why is this important? Slow sites account for a huge percentage of lost traffic. People who are surfing the web typically have very little patience for slow sites and if you want to establish any kind of active readership, you’ll want yours to load as fast as possible.

Once you’ve ascertained what you want to blog about, you’ll be able to make a more educated decision as to what platform to use. So, before you move to the next question, grab a pen (or keyboard) and plan out what you want to blog about.

Hosted or Not?

Now that you know what you will write about, you need to understand the difference between a hosted solution and a self-hosted solution.

Hosted Solutions

A hosted solutions or SaaS (which stands for software as a service) simply means that you sign up for your blog for either free or a small monthly fee and can be up and running within minutes. Your website is served up by servers that are owned by the company you signed up for your blog with.

The advantages; you typically get a fast loading site with little to no downtime that is supported by someone else and is updated as necessary and protected from possible security threats. The disadvantages; it can be difficult to migrate off of a hosted solution and sometimes those who are technical and want to dig deep into the code of their sites find these services limiting.

Blog platforms that are classified as hosted solutions include Squarespace (read our Squarespace reviewfor more info), WordPress.com and Blogger.

Self-Hosted Solutions

When I used the phrase Self Hosted Solution, I am referring to a piece of software that must be downloaded from the internet, installed on a hosting provider and managed entirely by you. In some instances, people may choose self-hosted solutions in order to have more control over every aspect of their blog. Those who are technically minded usually prefer self-hosted solutions should they plan to alter code or make significant changes to the sites structure on a regular basis.

Of course, even with a self-hosted solution, you can often find hosting providers (such as WP Engine for WordPress – read our WP Engine review for more info) that will provide incredible speeds, daily backups and excellent support for a reasonable fee.

Blog platforms that are classified as self-hosted solutions include WordPress.org and Serendipity, amongst others.

What you choose with regards to going hosted or self-hosted really depends on what type of user you are. If you want ultimate control and are able to fix issues on your own, perhaps self-hosted is the best choice. If you want it to “just work” then hosted is likely right for you. Either way, you need to consider your options and make a choice one way or the other. Personally, I’m a code guy so I went with self-hosted but for most people who are looking to start a blog, I usually point to solutions like Squarespace, because they look good, are fast and “just work”.

Where do I get a blog?

If you’ve done any research of your own, you’ve more than likely come across the two most common blog platforms, WordPress and Blogger, but are they the right ones for you? Not necessarily. They are certainly the most used blog platforms in the world but not because they are the best. Here, I’m going to make some recommendations as to which platforms I think suit specific needs the best in hopes of providing you with a base to start from.

how do you get a blog

Let’s start with the obvious ones first.

WordPress

WordPress is, without a doubt, the largest blog platform in the world and is certainly a good option to consider if you want to get into blogging. There are some caveats, however, that often are not considered when choosing WordPress.

Who’s it suited for?

The hosted WordPress.com solution is suited to anyone who is willing to take the time to learn to use WordPress and isn’t interested in earning revenue from their site. Good uses might be: personal blogs that showcase family pictures, journals and the like.

The self-hosted solution is best suited to those who either have or know someone who has a reasonably good knowledge of WordPress (or PHP programming language) and is interested in a blog platform that provides unmatched control and flexibility and has the potential to incorporate advertising, if desired. Good uses might be: news blogs, sports fan blogs, subject matter expert blogs, online stores, realty websites, law offices, small businesses, etc.  For those who want to be have thousands of theme options and tons of flexibility for expansion, WordPress (hosted or otherwise) is a good choice.

Positives

  • There are hundreds of thousands of people using WordPress as their platform of choice (including this site!). For this reason, finding someone who can support you or help you get things going is relatively easy.
  • Thousands of themes to choose from. Themes, for those unaware, are looks that you can use as starting points to build your site off of. Here are some examples of Responsive WordPress themes to give you an idea of what I mean.
  • There’s a plugin for pretty much everything. Plugins are add-on programs that help extend the functionality of your site by adding features like social bookmarking icons, newsletter subscription forms, etc.
  • Hosted or Not. With WordPress you can choose to go with their hosted solution which you can learn about on WordPress.com or their self-hosted solution, which you setup, host yourself, configure yourself and are wholly responsible for. You can learn about it at WordPress.org

Negatives

  • If you go with the hosted solution, you can kiss making money goodbye as they do not allow advertising other than their own (which they earn from) on WordPress.com sites. Unless you pay for a VIP solution which is quite costly and, quite frankly, not worth it in my view. You also get no support (well, no fast support) unless you have a paid upgrade with them (see here) and even then, the support is slow tedious with back and forth emails.
  • If you go with the self-hosted solution and you have issues, you are pretty much pooched unless you know someone who can provide support to you and at this point, you are relying on someone who does not work for or with the WordPress organization directly, so you have to ensure you trust them and their skill set.
  • Since there are so many plugins, they are not vetted in any way meaning that installing a plugin can potentially break your site but can also cause security issues. The same applies for themes. You also will need someone to assist you in updating your site and keeping it current.

Now, having said that, I think WordPress is a great platform but I’ve been using it for years and feel comfortable with it. It takes some learning and there’s definitely a curve but once you get past it and figure out how to circumvent issues, it’s a good choice. The negatives aren’t meant to say it’s a bad platform but more to highlight the possible issues you COULD encounter so you are aware in advance. There are millions of people using WordPress successfully, but there are also millions who should be using something else. Keep that in mind. Click here for Self-hosted WordPress, or here for Hosted WordPress.

Blogger

Blogger is Google’s baby and is one of the oldest blogging platforms out there. It’s sufficient for those looking for a simplistic platform to quickly publish content. While it’s been revamped a number of times over the years and has certainly improved, it’s not one that I would ever personally recommend. I find blogger to be too dumbed down and old school and to be honest, quite limiting in a number of aspects. Still, a lot of people continue to use Blogger and it’s still amazingly popular, I assume because it’s a Google product.

Who is it suited for?

Blogger is really suited to those who aren’t too concerned about the look and flexibility of their blog but more about just getting started.Blogger is quite limiting in it’s capabilities but it does a good job for personal sites and family blogs. There are, however, limits to the size that it grows before you lose the ability to add more content (see here for more info) so if you upload lots of pictures, you’ll want to avoid Blogger. Good uses might be: personal blogs that showcase family pictures (see limits note above), personal journals and the like.

Positives

  • Since Blogger is a Google product, it is also widely believed that Blogger sites perform reasonably well on Google as a result of this (we’re referring to rankings or SEO here).
  • Quick and easy to setup with minimal effort required.
  • It’s a Google product and offers some integrations with Google products.

Negatives

  • As mentioned above, Blogger has limits on the number of images (1GB), the size of images (250kb), the size of posts and the size of pages. Here is a full list of Blogger limits.
  • There are a few sites that provide themes for use with Blogger but most of them are not optimized well or if they are, contain tons of links back to their publishers and end up serving no use other than to help them. For the most part, there are very few good themes for Blogger / or the ones that are good are only available for a fee.
  • Customization is extremely limited. Google likes to play safe so you won’t be able to do anywhere near as much as you could with a different platform (like WordPress, etc)

So in a nutshell, Blogger has its uses but its popularity is declining year over year and I wouldn’t recommend it for anything other than minimal use. Click here to visit Blogger.

Tumblr

Tumblr is a great platform that is used by millions of people. The purpose to it is to get your content out there with the least effort possible. You can share text, photos, chats, links, videos, audio and quotes with the click of a button and there are plenty of great themes (both free and premium) to choose from. The interface is intended to be as minimal as possible (and it is) but it also suits most people just fine.

Who is it suited for?

Tumblr is there to share thoughts or collect things you find interesting, so it is most frequently used by people who have a passion for sharing content with others. It’s recommended for photographers, those who share videos (or create them), writers, and personal use. Companies sometimes use it as well for quick links that they want to share with the customers. It is not something you would typically use to create a full blown business website, although I have seen it done. You can check out some of the premium Tumblr themesthat are available.

Positives

  • My grandmother could set up and use a Tumblr blog easily.
  • The single fastest way to get content up and shared with the least effort possible.
  • Fast, hosted solution that doesn’t cost a dime.

Negatives

  • Challenging to find ways to earn money from advertising (you can, but it’s hard to implement for the average user).
  • No plugins or methods to extend it’s functionality.
  • Limited themes (although the ones that it does have are quite good).

Now for the less obvious choices. Here are some other ones to consider:

Squarespace

Squarespace is a pretty powerful hosted solution that offers pretty much everything the average blogger would need plus a number of extras; such as eCommerce integration, built-in analytics (so you can see who is visiting your site and get details about them) and more. It’s also extremely popular with photographers, designers and entrepreneurs due to it’s fast speed, excellent caching (there’s that word again) and easy to use minimalistic interface.

Who is it suited for?

Bloggers will find pretty much everything they need here; speed, social integration, analytics and if needed, eCommerce. Photographers love it because of the caching and CDN integration (meaning pictures load really fast) and Designers love it because there are a number of beautiful portfolio templates. If you want to run an online shop, the eCommerce component is pretty slick as well. I’d recommend it for designers, photographers, bloggers, sports websites, law offices, small businesses, online stores, etc. If you want more info on Squarespace, read our Squarespace review where we show you the interface and explain everything.

Positives

  • Slick, clean interface with controls that get out of your way when you need to write but are there when you need them.
  • Beautiful look and feel to their templates and themes, it’s very, very easy to make an attractive website with Squarespace.
  • Fast websites with excellent caching, CDN for pictures and images.
  • Integrated analytics and lots of control without being overwhelming.
  • You can easily enable and setup advertising and earn money from it with Squarespace.

Negatives

  • Squarespace is hosted so you won’t have as high a level of control as you would with a self-hosted solution but they’ve definitely given you a lot more control than most will likely need.
  • Small monthly fee associated with it as it’s not a free service but rather a paid one. Costs about the same as it would if you paid hosting fees to host your own site so it’s definitely reasonably priced.
  • Not as extensive a list of themes and while it certainly has a ton of integrated features, there is no way to add-on extras. You have to submit feature requests.

I’m personally a huge fan of Squarespace and think they’ve done an excellent job of putting together a great product and doing well for themselves. I’ve no problem recommending them and would suggest those who are curious either sign up for their 30 day trial (they don’t need your credit card for the trial so it’s a good way to test it out) or read our Squarespace review.

Serendipity

Serendipity is a self-hosted blog platform. It has been around for a number of years and offers a reasonable amount of themes and plugins to extend it’s functionality. It’s not as easy to use as some of the other platforms we’ve listed here but it’s definitely packed full of power, if you take the time to learn how to use it.

Who is it suited for?

It’s best suited for small businesses, bloggers with a bit of technical know how, those who want a solid blog platform and are familiar with the process of setting one up on a web host (or know someone who is), designers, photographers, lawyers, realtors and the like. Serendipity is quite powerful and offers a lot of flexibility and because it’s written in PHP, like WordPress, it can be extended fairly easily.

Positives

  • Fast, capable, proven platform that’s been around for a number of years.
  • Strong, but small community that’s willing to help those who have questions.
  • Flexible and easy to extend with the right skill set.

Negatives

  • Like WordPress, you need to have either knowledge with PHP or someone who does to assist with issues, setting up hosting, etc.
  • Not as large a community as WordPress so harder to find support outside of the Serendipity forums.
  • Nowhere near as many themes or plugins as WordPress, but the average person wouldn’t need thousands of them anyway.

If you are looking to avoid WordPress for whatever reason and want a strong platform and are willing to learn how to maximize it / tweak it as needed, Serendipity is a great option. Click here to visit Serendipity.

Now that you’ve got a list of platforms to peruse and select from, you’ll need to figure out which one best suits your needs. I’m happy to offer basic advice via the comments if you have a question, so please feel free to ask / pose your scenario and I’ll respond when I can.

In my next post, we’ll discuss what to do with your blog once you have it up and running / have selected a platform. Stay tuned! I will be adding to this list of platforms gradually so be sure to check back once in a while.

Link to original article, “How Do You Get A Blog” by Mike Johnston of CMSCritic.com

Let us know what you think of this article by leaving a comment.

– Matthew Steven

How Can I Use The Internet To Make Money? You Ask…

How Can I Use The Internet To Make Money?  You Ask…

Well here are 40 ways you can use the internet to make money.  A great resource article from Jay White over at DumbLittleMan.com

40 Ways to Make Money on the Internet

 

how can i use the internet to make money

I did a little bookmark scrub this morning and thought I would share the remaining content of my “Online Money” folder. To warn you, there are certain things that I don’t like and never bookmark so:
What’s NOT included: Taking Paid Surveys, Getting Paid to Surf the Internet, MLM, Contest Sites, “Buy my DVD, CD, Audiobook”, etc.

What IS included: Things you can use to legitimately make money online – Everything from Getting Paid to review software to good ole’ Adsense.

  • Infolinks – Infolinks is probably the highest paying option for your in-text advertising. On DLM, you will see underlined links scattered throughout articles. Those are a function of Infolinks and without disclosing too much, it’s been a great source of income. Best is that they accept all sizes of websites and blogs. Just sign up and begin.
  • Build a Niche Store – This is a simple store development platform which enables you to create content based sites that generate income through the eBay affiliate programs. Pretty darn simple and increasingly popular.
  • Adbrite – Sell space on your site for text ads. This would work like the DLM Marketplace you see on the right of my pages although I chose to manage it myself.
  • Amazon Affiliate Program – Easily create a store or shopping section on your site instead of sending your visitors to Amazon. Amazon handles the shopping cart and fulfillment.
  • Amazon Seller – Sell your stuff on Amazon
  • Associated Content – If you write a story, how-to, rant, how-to cut grass, etc., you can submit it to them and they will pay you $3-$20 per article if they like it.
  • Yahoo! Merchant Solutions – This is a pretty simple and cheap way to create an online store.
  • Azoogleads – Another ad program. They do have some decent companies lined up as advertisers. You provide space, they’ll provide an ad.
  • BidVertiser – PPC (pay per click) program with a low $10 payout amount.
  • Blog – Start a blog and consistently write excellent content. With good ad placement, you may make some money. I detail my process here: Simply Said, How to Blog.
  • Cafepress– You provide a design, they’ll toss it on a T-Shirt, Hat, etc. No upfront costs. Get a free online shop and promote your products on your website.
  • Chitika – Their eMiniMalls service has shown great results for many Bloggers and site owners. You choose a keyword and they show relevant products on your site using a pretty unique interface.
  • Clickbank – Quickly becoming my favorite affiliate program. They have thousands of things for you to advertise on your site.
  • ClicknWork – Get paid $5-$150 per hour for basically doing freelance work on a per-assignment basis. You have to pass a pretty tough test to get in.
  • Clicksor – These are the guys that generate contextual ads on sites that show up when you hover over a double-underlined word.
  • Commission Junction – If you have a site, you can join Commission Junction. Once enrolled for free, you can choose companies whose ads are pertinent to your site. Companies have the ultimate say on working with you. There are easily over 1,000 companies to choose from here.
  • CreamAid – For blogs only, advertisers provide you with a topic and you write about it on your site. To do this, you have to install a flash widget into your blog post. The more people you bring into the conversation through the widget, the more you get paid. It’s difficult to explain.
  • eefoof – Think of it as YouTube + Flickr + Music. You add original content and they pay you based on the visitors you attract.
  • Ether – If you are an expert on something, Ether provides a way for people to pay you to talk about it in a one-on-one setting. If you want to charge $250/hr, that’s fine. You have to do all the advertising so you should have a blog or site already established.
  • eBay– Come on, you know what this is. Gather your junk and sell it!
  • eBay Stores – If you have a real store and want to sell your stuff online, this is a decent option to get you started.
  • ELance – Name gives it away. Programmers, Codes, Web Designers, Writers, Editors, can look for freelance opportunities.
  • Feedvertising – This is an arm of Text Link Ads and is currently only good for WordPress users. This does me no good currently, but as you can guess, they place ads in your feed(s).
  • Feedburner / Google – Not only are they the best place to house your feeds, they will also add ads to your feed and website. You get paid per impression and if you implement Google Adsense to your feed, you are paid per click.
  • Google Adsense – Come on, you don’t need an explanation; these ads are all over the place. Google displays relevant ads based on your site’s content
  • Google Adwords – Create simple text ads and choose keywords that determine when they are displayed. This is where the Adsense Content comes from. You do not need a site for this.
  • H3.com – Get paid to fill jobs. Commissions range from $50-$5,000. It all depends on how tough the job is to fill and how desperate the hiring company is. This is another one that’s tough to explain.
  • Indeed.com – Add their job board to your site. They then post jobs based on the geographic location of visitors and the position types you pre-select. I tried it and I they continually report that I sent 0 visitors and I know that’s not right. Nevertheless, I may have an isolated problem so they make the list.
  • InnerSell – If you have a customer that wants to buy something you cannot sell, you can sell the lead here.
  • Jigsaw – It’s a pretty flaky model but if you have a Rolodex full of good contacts, you can sell them here. I can’t make sense of it but it looks like you get $0.10 per profile.
  • LinkShare.com – If you have a site, you can join Linkshare. Once enrolled for free, you can choose companies whose ads are pertinent to your site. Companies have the ultimate say on working with you. Like Commission Junction, there are a ton of companies waiting to evaluate your site.
  • Microsoft Adcenter – Bid on keywords and Microsoft places your created ads then they are searched for. This is similar to Google Adwords. You do not need a site for this.
  • Overstock.com – Sell your stuff on Overstock.com
  • Pay Per Post – I don’t agree with this model entirely but they have advertisers that will pay you to write about their products on your blog.
  • Pheedo – If you have an RSS feed, run it through Pheedo. Like Feedburner, they can include ads into your feed and if you really become large, advertisers will pay a premium for you to show their ads.
  • Shareasale.com – I’ve used them for a couple years for some banner advertising. They are similar to Commission Junction and Linkshare however they seem to have lower tiered companies with advertising offers.
  • Shoemoney – This is a blog that can teach you a ton on making money online. I’ve spent hours reading his old stuff.
  • Software Judge – They will pay you up to $50 to review software.
  • Text Link Ads – I have never made a dime here but I know people that have. You can earn by sending advertisers to them or by selling spots on your site. You must have a real site or blog to do this – nothing on a shared domain (i.e. /blogspot).
  • Vibrant Media – Don’t bother unless your site has 500,000 page views of text based content a month. If you have that readership, these are the guys that display bubble box ads to underlined words on your site.
  • West Work At Home Agent – Not entirely online but this is worth a mention because it’s won awards and is very legitimate. If you are an at-home Mom or free-lancer without work, you should check this out.

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