Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Squidoo vs HubPages; are they really similar?

What is HubPages?

www.HubPages.com has a great reputation and is one of the good Google AdSense alternatives. HubPages is similar to Squidoo and they hire writers from all over the world.  

How to Make Money through HubPages?

You will have to create a HubPages account for free. After that you can start earning money right away through clicks on Google AdSense Ads, being an Amazon and EBay Affiliate as well as through referrals.

Create a Google AdSense account for free and AdSense will put ads to your hubs. As your readers click on those ads, AdSense will pay you. Create Amazon and EBay accounts as well and start selling and promoting their products on your Hubs or blog and earn passive money/income. Passive earning means the money you get paid for through clicks add up as time goes by.

You will be provided with a link ID for you to start earning money. The money is not much but it accumulates with time every time a buyer clicks on your links. With EBay, you will have to do similar thing as well. All you have to do is build a lot of hubs and great content and watch them gain traffic whilst you earn money.

Make sure you advertise your hubs so as to gain followers and traffic and remember that the best way is to provide very useful and great quality content. Squidoo and HubPages are similar in many ways. Remember to promote your hubs and lenses as to bring heavy traffic before you apply for AdSense account.

What is Squidoo?
www.Squidoo.com  is a very popular online platform for writers all over the world who has something to share with readers.  You can compare it to HubPages.You can Use Squidoo platform to create a lens on any topic you’d like. Squidoo allows you to create as many lenses as want at any length as you please. You can even bring traffic to your website or blog through Squidoo as it has a built in tools for search engine optimization. These SEO tools are really easy to use and will help you to rank higher on search engines for your topic.
How to make Money through Squidoo?
You will make money if you monetize through Google AdSense Program, Amazon and EBay Affiliate Programs and referrals. You do not necessarily have to own a blog or website to start making money.

 Squidoo pays by revenue share. You will have to create an account as well as have an AdSense account. After creating a lens, Google AdSense will place ads on your lens and if readers click on your lens, you will earn 50 % of the money.

Just like HubPages, Squidoo has other Ad programs such as Amazon and EBay Affiliate and other Ad programs as well as referrals. Create both Amazon and EBay accounts and start making money immediately. Squidoo is known to have a 3 tier system that they use. If your lens fall under tier 1000 to 2000 lenses, your payment will be between $50 to $100 per month. If it is under tier 2 which is between 2000 and 8000 lenses, you will be paid between $10 and $30 per month and if it falls under tier 3 which will be over 8000 lenses, your pay will be less, maybe $0.50 or so. Squidoo is one of the websites that do not provide upfront payment but will pay as the money accumulates.

www.Squidoo.com  has this thing for charity whereby if you want or feel the need to be charitable you can donate to charity through Squidoo.You can make money through affiliate links and banner ads on Squidoo if you have a great content and have great back links. Remember content is king. Keep on making as many lenses as you can and promote them.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Making Easy Money Online with HubPages

HubPages is an online platform for aspiring and passionate writers all over the world. HubPages is very similar to Squiidoo. If you are a writer or have desire to write, whether for fun or to share information or to make money HubPages is the right place to be. HubPages allows you to earn money in a fun and simple way. You can write about almost any topic of interest. All you have to do is to deliver detailed, unique and quality content.

First of all you will have to decide on what you would like to write about. Let it be something that you like and are good at. Now you can go ahead and register to HubPages. Create content because it is the key. The longer the article and many words you write the better. Make sure you have a lot of good, useful and unique information that would interest your readers so that they always have a reason to come back.

 Once you have written your hubs you will notice that your articles start to earn a couple of cents each, in your member account earnings area. HubPages does not do upfront payment. This residual income will keep earning and increasing money from your hubs as time goes by. Payment is done through PayPal once a month when your earnings reach $50. You are allowed to see your earnings reports at any time.

HubPages has 5 ways in which a writer can monetize. You can choose all of them, or simply choose to go with one or two etc. The HubPages earning program requires one to provide their tax information and have a PayPal account as well. PayPal is a paying system website which has turned to be popular as it is very secure. People choose it over credit or debit cards if they do not want to give their information online.  Below are the 5 ways:

1.    HubPages Ad Program

With HubPages Ad Program you share a percentage of revenue generated from premium partners. The Ad program allows 6 ads in each hub.

2.    Google Adsense  Program

With the Adsense program, you have to register and join AdSense.When accepted, you will be provided with an AdSense ID so as to link it to your hubs. HubPages will include your ID onto your hub and another will be included onto your ads. You are allowed to display 3 ad units and 2 link units in each hub. To register through AdSense you will have to have traffic and at least 30 articles.

3.    Amazon Associates Program

With the Amazon Associates program, you will be provided with an ID. Then you must link your associates ID to your HubPages account and your Amazon Affiliate ID will be included on your hubs for 60% of the impressions. It is free and easy to join the Amazon program. They will let you start earning immediately.

4.    eBay Program

Join EBay Partner Network and make money through HubPages. HubPages will share revenue earned from Ebay commission with you. This program is as similar as the one for Amazon Associate.

5.    Referral

You can even refer friends to write for HubPages and earn as much as 10% of the advertising impressions.

Can I Make Money Through Amazon?

How can I earn money through Amazon?

You now are a blog or website owner. You are thinking, it is time to monetize it and start making some money. Think Amazon.com affiliate program called Associate Program. Amazon is one of the trustworthy affiliate programs in the internet. It is very easy to use and really useful. Even though the income is not that much, the amount you make through customers or readers clicking on your Amazon Ads or buying will eventually accumulate. Their commission is between   4-10%. Click on this link to learn more at this link, Amazon associates Compensation .

With Amazon Associate Program, you can add links to any item of your choice. Make sure you choose your niche, the products that go along with what your blog or site is about. Link Amazon's site to your website or blog and get commission when customers/readers click the links or make a purchase. You can sell any product you want, be it electronics, make up or house hold goods. Honestly this takes time and effort but it is worth checking it out as they have been out there and very trustworthy. With this program, you don’t need to be living only in the United States of America. International bloggers may join the program as well.

Create an Amazon Associate Account 

1.      You will need to have a blog or website. If you don’t have one and would like to create one, click on this link and learn how to create a blog or website.  It is really easy and you don’t have to be a computer nerd or whiz to create your own blog or website. Decide on what topic you want your blog to be about, the choose and register your domain at one of the top and reliable hosts, HostGator, BlueHost, WordPress.org, Blogger etc. some are free and others charge between $6 and $10.
2.      Navigate to www.Amazon.com through one of the search engines, Google.com, Yahoo.com, and sign up to Amazon.com if you are not a member yet.
3.       Log on to your Amazon account if you already have it.
4.      Amazon will ask you to fill a form whereby you will be asked to describe what your blog/website is all about and ask you what your audience is. So be prepared to answer these questions.
5.      After logging on, scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Join Associates” and “Join for free”.
6.      Click “New Customer” on the login screen.
7.       Enter your name and email address and choose a password and all the needed information.
8.       Fill in your details in the application form: name, address, city, state, zip code and other information.
9.      Amazon will ask your website name and its URL and a few questions about your website.
10. Click “Finish” button of course after reading the Amazon Associates “agreement” page.
11.  Amazon will notify you that your account has been approved.
12.  After Amazon Associate approves your blog or website, you can start adding affiliate products to your website or blog immediately.

How to Create Links

·         Go to Associate Login Area.
·         Click “Links and Banners” button.

Now it is the time to start trying out and experimenting on which methods. There are 3 ways to link them. 

1.      Product Links which will link directly to the chosen product and will show some information, text and image links.
2.      Banner Links which will link to specific Amazon sections using banners.
3.      Site stripes, which will link to any page on Amazon site. It is a quick and easy way to link building.After choosing which method above to use, automatically your account will be attached to your special code. When a customer clicks on one of the Amazon products you chose, they will be directed to the same page with your affiliate code.

The main thing is to promote your website or blog so as to have heavy traffic. You can advertise through social media and other websites. Now this one is a topic for another day. Good Luck.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

GoDaddy Web hosting Plans

GoDaddy is among main and the biggest companies in the entire web hosting industry compared to other domain registrars.  Of course I am not using it at the moment because I prefer BlueHost but I recommend it. They have million domain names that they host. They are reliable, competent, have a not so bad customer service. You can email or phone them 24 hours. They are quick to respond despite the fact that as a huge company they have a lot of customers to help. They have the on-line FAQs section.

GoDaddy Features

Go Daddy supports a few programming languages such as CGI -Python and Ruby, PHP, Perl, ASP, MySQL etc.They support  Linux Hosting, PHP5, etc. They have the best domain searching features available.

Hosting Plans

1.    Economy Plan

Economy Plan is GoDaddy’s beginner plan. Once your business grows,you will have to upgrade to the deluxe plan. It costs about $6.99 per month for 12 months and offers 1 website, unlimited bandwidth and 100G storage as well as free email addresses.

2.    Deluxe Plan

Deluxe Plan costs about $8.99 per month for 12 months. They offer unlimited, websites, storage, bandwidth and free email addresses.

3.    Ultimate Plan

Ultimate Plan They cost about $14.99 per month for 12 months. They offer unlimited, websites, storage, bandwidth and free email addresses.

You have a choice of paying monthly or yearly but it is cheaper if you can pay yearly. Www.GoDaddy.com always has massive specials and coupons available as well as money back guarantee.

Other Features

GoDaddy offers SEO tools and search engine submission and every plan includes site statistics information as well as raw access logs. GoDaddy offers WordPress auto Install, good security as well as 99.9% uptime. They offer 1 click install for apps such as Joomla,Dupal and Magento.