Saturday, February 27, 2016
Making Money With Search Engine Marketing: The First Steps
Search engine marketing is one of the best ways to make money online (which, of course, means that it is also one of the best ways to make money from home - or from vacation, or from just about anywhere else!), which is the process of creating websites through which you make money via ads and affiliate marketing, and which gives you the grand flexibility of "working for yourself" and being able to work on your own schedule. For each search engine marketer who finds success, however, there are scores of people who fail in their attempts to make money through SEM, and a large part of the reason for this widespread failure is that many people do not know the steps they should take! When it comes to search engine marketing, the first thing you need to understand is that, in addition to "writing for search engines" (knowing all the search engine optimization things you need to do in order to rise to the top of search engine rankings pages), you also need to write for people; after all, people are the ones who will decide whether to stay on your website or not when they visit, and people are the ones who will ultimately decide how much money you make through search engine marketing! The next thing for you to be aware of is the fact that just because something is popular does not make it a good niche to explore; instead of searching for things that are "popular" (which will often translate to mean "lots of competition from other sites"), look for items that are profitable - and once you find these items, create content that targets keywords that are high on searches and low on competition! And finally, it is important that you understand that traffic does not necessarily mean profits; in addition to drawing traffic to your site, you need to make sure the traffic you are bringing your way is full of "buyers" instead of "researchers" - and the way to do this is to make sure you gain a full understanding of the sorts of keywords "buyers" are likely to used, compared to the keywords "researchers" are likely to use, and to make sure you are using this knowledge to your advantage!