The past month has been a very successful one for my online business in terms of traffic going up, number of new affiliates going up, and money in my pocket getting heavier. This really inspires me because after admitting to being lazy about my business over the hot summer months, I am just slowly starting to get back into the swing of things. I am just slowly starting to return to my daily to-do list after having made it more manageable and motivating for me to complete on a daily basis. I am not fully back where I should be in terms of work I need to be doing, and yet, it was my most profitable month ever. I have to say this really motivates me to work even harder, and be more consistent if I really want to make money online. I’ve realized that you can do this too by building your business momentum.
Many people who want to make money online start a new program with the hope that they will make millions overnight. This just isn’t realistic no matter what some online business owners may tell you. I’ve seen the effects that building momentum can have on your business. I’ve been through some ups and downs and everyone will experience these. But if you give up on your online business even before a year has passed, you don’t even have the chance to get the momentum going, or see that next upward swing in your results, and it will come if you put the time and effort in!
Let me explain by example what I mean by building momentum so that you can make money onlineÂ…There are four ways I have done this, which are: Forum posting; Article writing; Blog posting; and Link generating.
Forum posting means that you join some discussion forums on business related topics, or topics related to whatever your website is about. It’s free to join these forums, and a great way to get yourself into a community of other people who are doing exactly what you are doing. You can share ideas, ask questions, look for information, help others, make new friends, and find out what all the top dogs are up to. At first you may think this is not at all really vital to your business and a waste of time. Well, think again! I have made sales simply from offering helpful advice in forums after someone followed my signature link to my site.
A friend of mine who frequents a fishing forum told me that people won’t even pay attention to you unless you have made over 500 posts. I thought he was full of it, until I had 500 posts, advanced in my status, and then had 1000+ posts. Believe me, people will pay attention to your posts the more you have because they can see that you have been around for a while and must know what you’re talking about. This isn’t to say you should go and spam the forums. That is a no-no! Make useful contributions to the forums and offer something of value on a consistent basis, and you will be building momentum for your business through forum posting.
Article writing is the next way I have built momentum for my business. Again, this is something you don’t do overnight Â– not if you write your own original articles like I do. This is one of the best ways to advertise your business these days. Provide an article with useful information, and submit it to an article distribution service that will distribute your article to thousands of publishers with your online business links at the end in the author bio-box. You’ll be amazed at how fast your links get dispersed around the net Â– One-way links pointing back to your site! I have also found that the more articles you write, the more of an authority you become in your niche. The more articles you have to your name, the more people will realize that you have something valuable to offer, you can be trusted, and your readers may decide you’re worth buying from.
Similar to article writing is blog posting. The more frequent your posts, the more traffic you will get to your site. I recently found a tool on the net that allows you to type in your blog address to get a monetary value of what your blog is worth. Now I have posted my own articles, as well as other people’s articles to my blog, and have added special news and reports in addition to that. According to the value I got for my blog, I need to beef up my blog even more! Obviously this takes time, and that is my point when I refer to “building momentum”. If you quit early on, you will never have the chance to make your online business work for you or make money online.
Finally, link generating is another means I have used to build momentum for my business. The search engines don’t even like it if you gather links too quickly because they see it as a deliberate attempt to get a link back to your site. It is recommended that you gather links slowly, maybe 10-15 new links per week, and you want thousands of links pointing back to your site! This, too, will take time, and over time, you will see your link popularity grow if you continue to gather links by writing articles, posting your URL to the link directories, linking to the internal pages on your own site, commenting on blogs, posting in forums, and so on.
Building momentum means taking the time, and making the consistent effort to build your business. It means not giving up pre-maturely, thinking nothing is working for you, and that you are not making any money online. If you take consistent action over time by posting in forums, writing original articles, making frequent posts to your blog, and getting as many quality links pointing back to your site, then have what it takes to make money online!
This article is authored by Liane Bate. She owns a Plugin Profit Site web business, and is a member of Success University and the IAHBE. Visit: http://www.HonestMoneyMaking.com and http://www.HonestMoneyMaking.com/blog/
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