Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The importance of focusing on one thing when you make money online

A lot of people I know are really proud of how much they can multi task, and are constantly doing several things at one time. I used to be like this as well, until I realized that made me do a lot of things, sure, but none of the things I was doing were made very well.

This is why I try to focus on one thing at a time these days, and this goes for my attempts to make money online as well. Sure, I do several different things in order to make money online, but I have a set schedule for each of them. This way, I know everything gets done, on time.

If you would also like to focus on one thing at a time, I suggest you do the following, for each of your online earning projects:
- Make a plan. How much do you want to make? How will you do that?
- Detail everything you need to do in order to reach your goal, including small and silly things!
- Make a schedule for when everything should be done, and stick to this schedule.

Repeat as necessary until you have reached your goal!

It does not sound so hard, does it? Well, the truth is that it isn't! You just need to focus on the right things, when they need to be done!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Get free luxury items on Luuux

Okay, so this is really not a way to make money online, but it might get you some free luxury items, so I thought I would mention it anyway.

I recently found the site Luuux, where you can blog, post blog comments and take part in other things going on in the community, and earn points. You can then use these points to buy things in the Luuux store.
The site is pretty focused on fashion and travel, but also deals with gadgets etc. So check Luuux and see if this site could work for you too. I am loving it so far!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

New opportunities due to Page Rank update

I noticed that the Page Rank on some of my blogs (I have more than this one) has been updated recently (which surprised me a bit, since I thought Google did not update Page Rank anymore), so now I have some blogs with really good Page Rank!

Not only is this nice, because it shows that I am doing something right, but it could also mean new ways to monetize them, since it will be easier to get people to advertise on the blogs now.

So if any of you are blogging to make money online, you should know that it is possible, but getting results in form of really good Page Rank takes time (one of my blogs went from being Page Rank n/a to Page Rank 4). So do not give up on your blogs too soon!

Now I just need to get a better Page Rank on this blog too...

Monday, December 13, 2010

A bit dissapointed with Bukisa

Bukisa, a site that I was previously pretty happy with, emailed me yesterday to tell me that they have switched over to Adsense revenue share as their payment model. This is a bit dissapointing to me, since I actually preferred the old model, where you got paid based on how many people viewed your article.

The reason I'm dissapointed is that I prefer to diversify my online income, and I already have some Adsense income. Also, it is nicer to get paid directly to your Paypal account and not through checks (Adsense pays through checks they send you in the mail only), especially considering that the banks where I live charge money when you cash in foreign checks. But oh well, I guess there isn't really much to do.

I am just kind of bummed that these sites change their rules so often. I still haven't decided if I should continue writing for Bukisa or not. I guess I should wait and see how much my Adsense earnings are first...

Are any of my readers active on Bukisa? If so, what do you think of the change?

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Information about Clickbank

Okay, so a few of my goals for December 2010 can be crossed off the list already. For instance, I did join Clickbank, but though I had heard good things about Clickbank, they mostly offer digital products, so it is not the affiliate network for me, I am afraid. (I prefer "real" products, to be honest)
I need to look into other options if I want to get into affiliate marketing (any suggestions you guys might have would be more than welcome!).

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

My goals that will help me make (more) money online for December 2010

Sorry for not blogging much, but I have had so much work for my private clients (content writing, translations) that I simply have not had the time to look into other ways to make money online. (But hey, I still manage to make money online by having these clients, so that's actually a good thing!)

But in order not to forget to learn new things as well, I have decided that I need to start making "to do"-lists regarding my online earning projects every month.

So I present to you... my first "to do" list, this is what I want to achieve during December 2010:
- Write at least 20 articles for Bukisa.
- Make some more friends on Bukisa (it helps you earn more since those friends will hopefully read your articles)
- Join Clickbank
- Make one minisite (Google the term if you do not know what it is)
- Finish 2 lenses I have reserved at Squidoo, and make 1 new one
- Submit all my blogs to several directories
- Come up with 2 new ideas regarding how I can make money in ways I have not tried yet

We will see how it goes! I will share my success or my failure with you guys of course!
(And if I really do not well, at least I will be motivated to get 2011 off to a great start!)

I wish all my readers the best of luck with their online earning projects!