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Monday, May 22, 2006

Make Money from Affiliate Programs

There are many affiliate programs like Amazon, clickbank, commission Junction, linkshare and those which I mentioned in the previous post. Google adsense also has a referral program which allows you to earn commissions.

Amazon affiliate program is probably one of the most popular ones because it has a wide range of products such as health, nutrition, and anti-aging products, electronics, sports and fitness, books,jewellery, DVDs, CDs, clothing and many more.

When you join a free money making affiliate program try to select advertisers who have good offers with decent prices and offer a real value for money. Your visitor is likely to make a purchase from these advertisers, which means you make money through commissions.

We like to buy the best products money can buy. Hence it is important you choose the advertisers who offer high quality products and good services as these will help you to make more money online. So choose products and companies with good reputations and quality sales pages.

It is important where and how you place your affiliate links in your webpage. Placing affiliate links within posts gives a better result than displaying affiliate banners in your webpage. Visitors are more likely to click on a link within a post than they are to click on an obvious advertisement in your webpage. Ideally, you want to write topics which are related to your affiliate programs so that you can gradually blend in your affiliate links, but make sure you do not clutter the affiliate links in one spot.

Friday, May 19, 2006

How to Make Money from Google Adsense

Signing up Google adsense is free. After signing up, login to your adsense account to get their codes and insert them to your webpage(s).

Here are some rules you have to follow to make money from google and not getting banned from taking part in the adsense program:

  • You are allowed 1 link unit, 1 referral button per product, 2 search boxes and 3 ad units per page

  • Do not alter adsense codes. The generated codes must be pasted to your webpage(s) exactly as they are, as changing the code can cause errors on your page and is against the adsense program policies

  • Do not click your own adsense ads, not even to test them

  • Do not ask or encourage anyone to click your ads

  • Do not have adsense ads in emails or thank-you webpage

  • Do not advertise your website in auto-surf, pay-to-surf, pay-to-read or pay-to-click services as these will cause invalid clicks. Robots or click exchanges are also not allowed

  • Do not display adsense ads in gambling, porn or illegal sites

  • Do not display adsense ads in sites containing video, MP3, newsgroups and image results due to copyright reasons

  • Do not display adsense ads in sites with pop-ups or automatic software installs

  • Ensure your webpage is never loaded inside an unrequested popup

  • Do not display other contextual ads on the same page as adsense ads. For example, your site could rotate between displaying Yahoo OR Google adsense ads on each page, but NOT adsense and Yahoo ads on the same page

  • Your webpage language must be one of the supported languages

  • Do not check your adsense account from a public computer, or from someone's computer. Google records your adsense login and will remember from which PC you are logged in, and if someone uses it to visit your site, and clicks your ads, Google may penalised you

Here are some useful tips which you may like to know to boost your adsense revenue:

  • Ad placement is important. Certain locations tend to be more successful than others. For example, "above the fold" of the webpage, ie. before you need to scroll down the page, and the upper left-hand corner of a page.

    Read google "Optimization Tips" in the AdSense Help Center as it will help you to decide where to
    position your ads and which ad formats you should use.
    See Optimization Tips for details.

  • Unobtrusive ads can boost your revenue. Many publishers find that visitors are more likely to see and click on Google ads, when the ads themselves blend into the
    overall theme of the page. In this way the ads do not stand out as being advertisements

  • Try to use text instead of graphics to display the name of the website, page title and headline

  • Keywords

    • The more you use your keywords, the more likely you are going to get ads on those topics

    • Place keywords at the beginning of your content and repeat them. Repeating keywords makes it easier for adsense to figure out what your webpage is all about.

      However, do not overdo the keyword targeting as it may make your text look awkward to a reader and may also be considered as spam by search engines. Google may also give you worse ads as a result of it

    • The title of the page should contain the keyword

    • Keyword should appear in at least one h1 tag

    • Keyword should appear in bold (b) and at least once

    • Google adsense spider, crawler or indexer searches your content for keywords and then displays ads for those keywords, ie., contextually targeted ads

    • You can earn more by writing topics related to high paying ads like mesothelioma, life insurance, loans, mortgages, real estate, computers and lots more. You can search for good keywords using Top Paying Keywords

  • If your site uses frame make sure your ads are placed inside the frame where your content is, otherwise adsense will not provide relevant ads for your content

  • Use alternative ads when adsense cannot display ads on your webpage. When it cannot find a suitable ad for your webpage, adsense will display a ‘Public Service Ad’ (PSA). You do not make money from PSA. Adsense allows you to use an alternative ad like your affiliate program instead of the PSA

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Thursday, May 18, 2006

Health and Nutrition

I got a degree in food science and nutrition, and a post-graduate diploma in dietetics. However, due to personal reasons, I decided to pursue a career in computers. I feel that I have not yet made full use of my nutrition qualifications and so have decided to publish this book on health and nutrition.

This book is published by Trafford and is available in Trafford and Amazon bookstores. See Healthy Eating for details.

My intention is not so much as to make money on this book but to pass my health and nutrition knowledge to many people across the world. I hope one day people can fight against this devastating disease, cancer which I keep hearing about it, concerning the people I love.

Today with the increasing rate of cancer, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, hypertension, stroke and many more diseases, it is important we choose the right kind of foods besides having regular exercises. Eating the right kind of foods together with regular exercises and free from stress and polluted air, will make us healthy and also keep us from aging.

Exercises do not have to be strenuous like taking part in heavy sports. They can be gentle like walking at least half an hour each day, yoga, tai chi, swimming or involve in fitness programs.

However we can make money by writing books on any topics which are of interest to us.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Make Money Working At Home

Working from the comfort of your own home, is something many of us like. I love to work from home as there is no commuting and I can set my own hours. There is no 9-5 job and I don't have to worry when I get out of bed. So there is no stress and I am happier with more time for myself and my family.

There are many ways to make money working from home. You can join affiliate programs, sign up yahoo or google adsense & display their ads on your website, sell ebooks, conduct courses and tele-seminars, write books and many more.

Here are some affiliate programs where you can signup at NO cost and make money.

Earn Income Globally 24 Hours a day - SFI Marketing Group has become the world's largest Internet affiliate program! Signup FREE!
See SFI Affiliate for details.