Of all the problems of internet marketing I’ve encountered, this one has inspired me to pass along some “make money online tips” for you…
I’ve always been a strong advocate of YouTube, because it’s the third most trafficked site on the internet today, and consequently, this makes your advertisements easier to rank.
And, for a long time, I was encouraging people to make a YouTube video to promote their stuff… until I experienced this major internet marketing problem… and hence, these make money online tips are for you…
The first of all make money online tips… the problem with YouTube…
Here’s the rub with selling on YouTube: It’s real easy to get the your account shut down. All you need is six people who hate you enough to mark your video as “spam flagged”, and you’re out of business…
And this is a MAJOR internet marketing problem!
I used to think, “well, everyone likes me, why would anyone every want to hurt me?” Because that has been my experience, for the most part, in life.
However, when you’re marketing online, you actually want people to hate you.
More make money online tips:… How do your readers perceive you?
If people out there are hating you, you’re hitting a nerve. It means you’re becoming passionate… and when people are out there hating you… there are always people who will really LOVE YOU!
And you don’t want people to just be “lukewarm” about your content – because real passion brings real sales, and that’s NOT an internet marketing problem!
So as soon as I started to get a little good at making videos and hitting those nerves (which took me about a year of hard work)… and I started getting tons of great comments and my videos were ranking like crazy on Google…
… there was a hater out there who managed to shut me down!
Bottom line, YouTube is for entertainment. So if it’s entertainment you’re selling, YouTube is a great place for it. But if you’re looking for tips to making money online, don’t put all your chips in YouTube, because it can turn into a real internet marketing problem.
So if not YouTube, what are the best money making online tips for generating real home income?
First of all, don’t discard YouTube altogether. It is a very highly trafficked site, and, as long as you use it tastefully, you’re likely not to be flagged for a long time.
What do I mean by this? I mean use YouTube for training information – the “how to do ___ on the internet” will get you a lot of traffic, and don’t put your capture page immediately under the video. Instead, put another link to a blog post where people can get more information.
Videos are a great way of getting people to pay attention, as studies show that people pay way more attention to pictures and sound then just words. (In fact, I strongly suggest that you load your blog post with images to attract more attention!)
And what about other make money online tips besides videos?
There are other ways to get videos out there besides YouTube… and I strongly suggest you use every media possible to promote your videos – Photobucket and SlideShare are examples of two other places to host videos for free. And these sites will also upload blog PDF copies and PowerPoint slides.
Losing my YouTube account turned out to be a great wake-up call for me, because, as it turns out, I’m a better at writing than videos. And it’s always a good idea to focus more on what you do well.
I like to re-post content in several different forms – images, videos, articles, forums and blog posts – the object is to get as many high authority sites linking back to your blog.
How can you tell what is high authority? When you download the toolbar from ‘Alexa.com’, any site you load will automatically give you’re the score (Google’s way of telling you how popular a site is). The lower the score, the more popular the site, and the popular the site, the stronger the page ranking.