The search engines have a voracious and an unsatiable appetite for unique and useful content. This content has the potential to be monetized, that is, publishing unique content on the internet can translate into real revenue. The process from publication to payment does not happen immediately, however, given persistence, creativity, and habitual dedication to the creation of content, financial rewards will follow.
The first step in the process of making money online with your home based business is securing a computer with an internet connection. Those not having the money to purchase their own computer or their own internet connection can find access to computers at their local library free of charge. In addition, there are several locations who offer free WiFi access to the internet as part of their overall customer experience. Think of that person pecking away on their laptop on a Friday night at the local Starbucks Coffee House.
The second step in the process of making money online is to remember to write about topics that are most familiar. For example, those in the fire protection business during the day have unique experiences and insights in their particular field that is not common. Writing articles, how-to's, and creative criticism pieces relating to the fire proteciton field would seem most accessible to this particular individual. In essence, content creation happens most easily when the writer puts into words their own personal experiences, insights, thoughts, criticisms, and helpful advice pertaining to their area of experise. If you're a firefighter, consider writing pieces about fire fighting; if you're a student in high school, consider writing pieces about the triumphs and failures of the high school social hierarchy; if you're a college student who possess a degree in underwater basket weaving, then produce content relating to underwater basket weaving: which material is the best and why, how does water effect the weaving process, and are there long term health benefits from engaging in this extra curricular activity?
The third step in the process of making money online is to secure a means of communication the unique content with the world at large. Consider setting up an account with Blogspot. You can interface your Google account with Blogspot and can display Google' Adsense alongside your unique and insightful content. There are no out of pocket costs associated with creating an account at Blogspot -- that's right ... creating a blogging account is free. And there are no out of pocket costs associated with joining an affiliate program such as Amazon or Prosperent.
- Create a free blog at Blogspot.
- Apply to the Google Adsense Program after a few initial posts.
- Apply to the Amazon Affiliate Program after a few initial posts.
- Apply to the Prosperent Affiliate Program.
- Create unique content.
- Showcase advertisements from Google, Amazon, and Prosperent on your free blog.