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Turn Your Passion Into Income

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With a little work, dedication, and passion, anyone can make money online these days.  The Internet has made it possible for many people to make enough cash to afford some creature comforts, or even a full time salary and more.  This article will give you a highline understanding of what you should do to create some additional income (and possibly replace your day job), and you do not need to be a rocket scientist to do so.


Is there a specific hobby that gets you out of bed in the morning?  Can you talk non-stop about a specific subject because you know so much about it?  Are you an expert in something?  Building a content rich website takes hard work and dedication. It really helps if you love the subject matter.  There needs to be passion in what you do, because your work will show it.  The more passionate and compelling you are, the quicker your work will garner attention.


You need to have a website.  There is no question about it, but do not let that stop you.  Your best bet is a blog.  A blog is easy to manage and maintain and there are many free options available for you.  WordPress, Blogger, and Typepad are just three of the many options available for no cost.  Do not think you have to have the most beautiful site in the world.  The users should not be visiting your website because it looks pretty.  They are there for the content.


A website needs content to attract new users and keep the users coming back for more.  At minimum, you should start a site once you have 2 weeks or so worth of content.  Make sure you find a good schedule of posting, let your visitors know when you post, and KEEP TO THAT SCHEDULE.  There is nothing worse for a new site than gaining an audience then walking away from those users.


Now, once you have a website with quality content, you have to generate traffic.  For those of you who know nothing about Search Engine Optimization (the methodology to bring targeted traffic to a website, a good start is using Social Media to generate a buzz.  Twitter and Facebook are the perfect places to start finding individuals who will love your website and the content you provide.  Create accounts for these services, do searches for those interested in your subject matter, and strike up conversations.  Do what you would normally do when speaking to someone about your passion.  Make sure you ask people in these groups for feedback.  It is a no cost way to find out what is working for you and what is not hitting the mark.  Beware of time sinks using these services.  You have a goal, and you must balance work and play.  For example, Facebook has many games you can install, and these suck up time quite fast.  No games, no fun little quizzes.  Find an audience that you can help mold your website and attract attention.


Once you have the Social Media working for you, start finding other like-minded websites for reciprocal link building.  Ask those websites to swap links.  Make sure you use keywords for your links.  Use keywords that help define your website, and use the same ones.  The more links you have for specific keywords, the more likely Search Engines will show those links to people searching.  You may wish to offer these websites a guest article, review, or anything that may be related to their subject matter.  Offer them something of value, and ask for a link in return.


Remember, this is work.  You must have passion and a little bit of work ethic for this to succeed.  It takes time and will not instantly create income for you.  Once you start getting regular doses of traffic, you can find many opportunities to make money.  Selling a tangible product or service is best, as it will generate the most profit for you.  If you have no way of selling a product or service, you can work on placing ads on your website, sell affiliate products, and offer paid reviews to related companies.  If you do well, companies will be emailing you to sell their products.


Jay Mcleod is the author of http://www.internetgenerated.com/, a website resource that can guide anyone with a little passion to make money online.  Jay has made millions of dollars for his clients in the past 10 years in Internet Marketing in many different industries and is now teaching these concepts through the website.  He currently resides with his Wife and Daughter in New Jersey.

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