Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Are You Making Money or Wasting Your Time?

There are thousands of so-called "internet marketers" who are sitting at their computers right now trying to make money online. However, most of them are not making any money, or if they are making money, it's not nearly as much as they would like.

So, why is it that so many internet marketers are not making money? It's because they are wasting their time! There are countless ways you can waste your time when you are online. Even though you might think you are working, you aren't.

One way you might be wasting your time is by thinking that you are getting stuff done when you actually aren't doing anything productive at all. How many times a day do you check your email? How many times a day to you visit internet marketing forums and end up spending 30 minutes reading posts? How much time each day do you waste reading post after post on all your favorite make money online blogs? How much time do you waste each day just surfing the internet? I could go on and on but I think you get my drift. Just because you are online it doesn't mean you are working!

But that is not the biggest way people who consider themselves to be "internet marketers" waste their time. Most of them waste it by doing things that actually are building their online business but are not going to help them make money. One example of that is blogging. Yeah now I got your attention! You are probably wondering why the hell I would say that blogging is a waste of time and will not make you any money?

Let me explain...

In order to make money online, you need traffic to your blog. There is no way to get around this fact. However, when you are blogging away all day long every day you are forgetting to do one very important thing... Market your blog! As an "internet marketer" the most important part of your job is to market.

You might have the best blog in the world with more original content than all ten of the top blogs in your niche, but that means nothing if you don't get any visitors. You could have a blog that contains the #1 absolute best secret that everyone in the world needs to know, but if nobody knows about your blog they will never read it. Do you see what I mean? Unless people coming to your blog, you won't make money!

But not just any traffic will do either. You don't want untargeted traffic. You don't want Web 2.0 traffic. You don't want other internet marketers and bloggers as your main source of traffic. Why? Because none of these people will click your ads, buy from your affiliate links, or even notice any of the things you have on your blog that will make you money.

What you need is search engine traffic. The visitors you get to your blog from search engines are targeted, they are actively searching for your blog, and they don't have a clue what Adsense is or what affiliate links are. And if you have done your research and are in the right niche, they are ready to spend money. You will make money from these visitors!

Stop wasting every day posting a hundred times to your blog just hoping someone will come read it. Or wasting even more of your time on digg, furl, myspace, delicious, or any of the other social bookmarking and social networking sites that will only bring you the kind of traffic that won't make you any money.

Instead, spend more of your day getting inbound links and working on other search engine optimization techniques. Use as much time as you can each day getting your blog ranked at the top of the search engines and getting more of the kind of traffic you are looking for to make money online.

Doing this one simple thing will greatly increase your chances of making money online and becoming a full-time internet marketer to live the life you have always wanted. So stop wasting your time and start making money!

Dedicated to your success,
Trent Brownrigg
Owner of Free Money Making Tips

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At 3:12 PM , Blogger Grizzly Brears said...

Now why didn't I think of that - SEO - what a novel idea. Ha. Loved it Trent. I couldn't have said it better myself!

At 3:28 PM , Blogger T. B. said...

LOL yeah Griz why didn't you think of that? This post was basically just a summary of what you have already taught. And you have definitely already said it better yourself!


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