How to make Extra Money Online

How to Make Extra Money Online

I have taken the following steps to earning extra money online. These are a direct result from reading John Chow’s Free book called, “Make Money Online”. John Chow’s website is a great resource of information and I am trying to apply this information on a daily basis. Making extra money online is not ‘easy online money’ but a difficult road to follow. Fortunately bloggers like John Chow, The ProBlogger, and Steve Pavlina have paved the way for us ‘new’ bloggers to follow!

This is an update to: “Blogging – How to Get Started

Here are some of things I have done and continue to do 10 days into making money online:

1. Google Adsense for Content
2. Kontera
3. Google’s Feedburner
4. MacUpdate
5. BidVertiser
6. Sponsored Tweets
7. Ad.ly
8. Helium

There are so many more steps I need to take. Can I make extra money online by doing accomplishing those 5 things? Yes. I have proven that. Unfortunately it is pennies to what my goals are. And my goals are to make a living doing this.

1. Google Adsense

Again, first things first. So the first thing I did on my first week was to use Google Adsense and figure out how to add the code to my blog. Applying for Google Adsense is easy – applying the code to my blog was the hard part. But I figured it out!

There are plugins that make it easy: From Easy Peasy AdSense to Easy Adsense. Each plugin is made to make adding the AdSense code to your blog simple and easy. It still can be intimidating but it makes life easy if you get deep into it and just do it!

2. Kontera

Thank God for John Chow’s link to get Kontera advertising. Without it, you have to have 500,000 page views per month before being accepted into the program. As a new blogger, my page views will hopefully break 5,000 the first month based on the work I’ve done so far. It could be more, and I hope to make that happen, but right now I am averaging 213 page views a day from Feb 2- Feb 9.

Both Google Adsense and Kontera have earned money for my blog. So, if there is a question if you can make extra money online the answer is, yes.

3. Google’s Feedburner

You can subscribe to my blog now as I use Google’s Feedburner to feed my blog to whatever reader you use. I also included Adsense for Feedburner to open up doors for making money through my feeds.

4. MacUpdate

To wrap up the week, on Saturday I signed up as an affiliate to advertise MacUpdate.  I do not expect much on revenue from this affiliate, but I was just testing it out to see how it works. They pay affiliates a percentage of the sale if someone goes through the affiliate ad on your website. This would be great if I had a ton of traffic with a ton of Apple enthusiasts!

5. BidVertiser

This week I signed up for Bidvertiser. According to John Chow’s “Make Money Online”, Bidvertiser competes with Google AdSense. The main advantage is the low $10 payout, versus the $100 payout for Google AdSense. Personally, I’m not too concerned about the payout minimum; I just want to maximize opportunities in advertising.

6. Sponsored Tweets

Can you make money online through Twitter? Yes you can. I signed up for Sponsored Tweets a month ago and have made close to $20 tweeting advertisements from sponsors who sell Vitamins to those that sell Pizza. As my followers grow, I would love to see more opportunity to earn extra money tweeting advertisements!

7. Ad.ly

Yesterday I signed up for another Advertising Twitter program called Ad.ly.   Again, if there is a way to make extra money through tweeting, then I’m going to take advantage of it! No offers have come in yet, but I am hopeful! I need to learn how to maximize my ‘face’ as a tweeter for both Sponsored Tweets and Ad.ly in order to get more offers.

8. Helium

Helium continues to be my main source of online income.  As of yesterday my page views have generated $48.38 and I’ve written 14 Upfront Articles @ $2/each. I also sold an article for $5.00.  So currently I have $81 earned with more to come. I have to continue to write content for Helium as I slowly transition more content for Glenn Magas Dot Com.

10 days into blogging and I’m learning a lot. There will be a lot of frustration as I continue blogging, but as I accomplish one goal I move on to the next. And as each task is successfully completed it leads to more opportunities and more income for my goal to make a living as an online entrepreneur while writing and blogging and social networking!

Learn more on how to make more money online: “Easy Online money Ventures – Anyone can earn extra cash easily

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