I started just over a year ago on my extra retirement income idea. I’d heard from people that it is possible to make money online…..but making money fast online.
If you have a hobby, a craft or other interest. Write about it! Drive people to your website and then use adsense and affiliate programs to earn some money.
It can be easy to make money online if you are willing to work at it. Whether it’s 8 hours a week or 8 hours a day, it can be done.
Making money online
Well, I’ll tell you my making money online from home story:
I had a website with information on skincare, soap making and selling soap. I had this site for over 7 years and after 7 years my few google ads were not paying for the website, so it was time to try something else. The website fees were increasing every year. I did make just over $100 total in adsense in about 5 years, but that clearly was not enough.
So I started looking around for something else and coming close to retirement soon, it would be nice to work on the computer and maybe earn a few hundred a month to help subsidize my retirement income. I did a lot of research and found the Wealthy Affiliate Program
I signed up for the free lessons and was so impressed that I signed up for Premium – this gives access to the full training and the ability to create not one or two websites but up to 50 websites…. I’m not sure if I’ll ever get to 50, but I’m at 3 so far.
Build a Website
I thought long and hard and decided to not sell soap online anymore, but to give information on how to make it, oils used and recipes. You can have a look at the site here: Making Soap Naturally So this is were it started from scratch and with the help and guidance of not only the lessons, but the people that were willing to help with advice within the Wealthy Affiliate Program itself. I couldn’t have been more impressed.
So I spent quite a bit of time working on the Soap Making website, during this time I followed the lessons and took in some of the webtraining that is available as well. The training is incredible, anything you want to know you will find it within Wealthy Affiliate. Members with experience in marketing, web building etc are there to help and have created training videos. There is one guy in particular that does friday night web training. His training really helped me and I look forward to those Friday nights. If you miss one, they are also taped so you can watch them later. I like that!
So after getting this site up and running I went on to create a second site. This second site is a little about our lives. We bought an off grid property that we are in the process of fixing up, I like to wild craft, make jams, dry herbs, and garden so this site has some of all this. You can check it out here: Off Grid Cabin
My husband is a carpenter so I’m trying to get him involved with helping me write articles on how to repair, build and renovate things as well. He’s a good sport for the most part, but I think he gets tired of me always saying “make sure you take before and after pictures” as he often goes out to the property to do things when I’m a work.
Since getting these two sites up, I try to keep adding articles as this is important to get your websites ranking with google, which in turn is going to bring your audience to you.
So after just over a year, I have made over that $100 on adsense and signed up with Amazon and have made some money there as well. So it is happening and can only go up from here.
I think the most important thing is to keep working at it. I was working 6 days a week for the last 4 months at a temp job and did nothing on my sites, so in actual reality I made that money in 6 months. I am now back at it and see my numbers increasing by the day.
Building with Keywords
My greatest tool is Wealthy Affiliate and next to that when writing articles I use a keyword tool called Jaaxy – here is a link to it Jaaxy I find it very useful.
There is so much to learn when creating a website and driving traffic to it – Google, Twitter, Facebook, Pintrest, Tumbler and many others. Going thru the training with Wealthy Affiliate will show and help you to discover which social media platforms you should use.
Not only will you learn which platforms are the best to use, but you will receive step by step training on how to create your social media accounts and what to do once you have created them.
So if you are looking for everything you need to create a website, social media presence and earn some money online.
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