Last couple of days on eBay have been pretty good. After such a poorly performing month over-all, its finally managed to hit a home run. For the last 2 days, income has been around $105 so that’s a bit of a booster.
Hardly life-changing but no complaints either. If that income flow was on-going throughout the month then this would equate to $1575 over 30 days, which is worthy, I’m sure you agree.
And do remember, this income is only from eBay, so not to mention all the other “ventures” besides. Money comes to those who venture outwith…
Its best not to keep all your eggs in the same basket however, so don’t! Take it from me, its far better to diversify your monetization methods, cos you never know what “disaster” could be looming just around the corner. A change in eBays affilate terms and conditions, for example…
Anyhow, and after all, this is fairly much passive income, once I get my sites sorted out and “chiseled” a bit more than they are now. And then I’m going to hit quite a few of them with some heavy SEO, which should see the income rise substantially, I hope
I’m testing out a new ‘technique’ regards to SEO. Its a monthly fee-based service, and you can ramp it up to suit your needs. But that would set you back almost as much as the average monthly wage if you were to go high-end with it – $2k a month!
For now I’m just toying with very much the low-end, so the cost of it is well worth while – $47 a month. I really like to move on from service to service these days. You’ve got to keep on looking if you are doing this SEO stuff on a semi-professional basis otherwise you’d be left behind in no time. But you should also be checking out different services even if you blog or internet market on a very part time basis.
I know time is very valuable and thus creating content is the primary goal. But at the same time, if you want to SEO to any extent (which means that your site visitors could multiply endlessly!), then you should make yourself aware of what is out there to really help you to obtain your goals.
This is another good reason for keeping up to date with blogs like the SEO tips blog here – I have to check out linking services, and I am happy to report back my findings to you.
I keep on with Blog Blueprint because for many of my long-tailed orientated web pages it simply does wonders. If you are looking to rank for some really tough keyword phrase then I’m afraid that BB is not going to do that all on its own. But if you want to rank for a long tail that is not too competitive, you can go from being ranked 200 in Google to being ranked in top 10 within days – literally! I’ve never seen the like of it, actually.
I keep up with The Best Spinner too cos its a fantastic piece of software. Has its glitches – sometimes crashes and what have you, but over-all its perhaps the best value for money software I’ve ever had. $77 for a year is amazing value!
On the other hand, you have to be really focused to get the best out of this software – I find writing articles can be a tedious process, so I have to have the right mind-set, which is certainly not the case all the time.
As a sidenote here, Tia over on BizChickzBlog.com (and yes, my links are all DO FOLLOW!) has been reporting some absolutely amazing stats with regards to her recent StumbleUpon submission. What was it – something like 14 thousand blog views via StumbleUpon within 3 days (or even less). Fortunately I’ve managed to ‘rope’ BizChickBlogger Tia into guest-posting for us here on SEO Tips. She’s a great gal and I’m really looking forward to reading her article when it comes within the next… year. Hehe, just joking BizChickBlogger!
Oh, and I’m vying for top commentor on her blog, which means that I’m also vying for the monthly prize of a free StumbleUpon submission (are you listening Tia?!). But the main point here being, if you do not comment on blogs then no one gets to know you. You have to say your piece or else you remain an unknown in the social media sphere.
I used to do the same – just lurk in the background, reading what I could and never saying much. After all, forums such as the Warrior Forum can be really harsh places to comment on, and you can be open to all sorts of attack. But to be honest, now that I take the time to comment on a number of other great blogs, my online life is more fun.
Take this as an example. Today I went over to Gera’s blog, which I have never visited before today. Its a foodie lover blog. I love food, I love different cultures and learning about their culinary skills. But on Gera’s recent post, he’s tied in the World Cup with Urugyan food. Its simply “delicious”, so of course I had to comment. My other passion in life besides SEO is food, so I’m compelled to say something over on Gera’s blog.
And here is another HOT food lover blog – Italiano style and written up by the Italian Mama herself- http://italianmamachef.wordpress.com/
Geez, I’m loving it!
You should do the same here – commenting I mean. Chances are good that when you comment you get some (or a ton of) visitors to your own blog, and that will include me too. The more popular your blog is, the closer you are to fulfilling your own goals. I’m sure you agree…
Comments are MOST WELCOME!!