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  • Type Freelance, Online
  • Eligibility International
  • Investment required? No
  • Need Experience? No
Published in Writing
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 00:00

Shout Louder If You Want to Get Noticed

I was rejected today, for not having enough followers, enough shares, or enough content on the website. In a perfect example of how unless you make yourself busy making noise, you might not get invited to the party.

The website I´m talking about is supposed to help bloggers succeed with their blog.  The goal is to brainstorm, ask for feedback and ask ideas etc. So I asked for case studies of real rags to riches stories. None of these people who left the corporate world to start their own business.  I wanted stories about real people who have gone from zero to making a living. They did not have to be rich, but certainly making enough to cover their needs or replacing a 9-5.

My article request was rejected because AlternativeIncomeReport.com " looks a bit quiet and there is no community / shares to be seen."  They are right. The Alternative Income Report is my passion, not my business, so I work on it whenever I can, but it is not my main source of income. I also do not want to get attention by writing a ton of content just to get traffic, but that has  no soul.

I spent three years working as a copywriter producing what I like to call ´content fodder´. The goal of the articles I wrote were to get search engine attention by including relevant keywords. It had to sound half decent, but other than that, the rules were pretty relaxed.  It was soul destroying.

To get the message out I will have to do it at some point - but I am going to wait until I hire my Virtual Assistant full-time to do it!

As I said, my business is selling property, my mission is to help mothers to work from home and the unemployed to find work online.

Right now there are only around 80 out of 785 opportunities posted online. I have to write the courses and add them to the site, as well as the search filter, coaching information .... it´s going to be huge!

The concept of Alternative Income is going to creep into the online psyche in a slow, organic way. There will be no loud brass band announcing it, but it is going to offer hope to millions worldwide.  The world desperately needs alternatives for those who can´t work at a regular job and I plan to keep on posting them ... one at a time.

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If you have decided that blogging is your preferred Alternative Income route, then one of the fastest ways to learn is with Yaro Starak who runs www.entrepreneurs-journey.com. He gives you so much information in an easy to follow format, that literally takes you step by step from wondering what the hell you could possibly write about that makes money, to building up a successful blog.

Yaro has been blogging successfully for years and has created a massive amount of information on his blog, which he has put together one page - Step by Step Guide to Make Money Blogging - so you know exactly where to go to find the information  you need.

I like his style. He is what some might call an ´internet guru´ and he is certainly a blogging guru, but he does it in a way that provides lots of value to readers without using the hard sell. Of course he uses marketing tactics and copywriting triggers to get you to enroll in his programs (he is running a business after all),but not before providing you with a ridiculous amount of information for free.

His case studies of students from his programs will certainly be an inspiration and are well worth a read. The different examples show you how people, from all walks of life and blogging about topics in very different markets, can be so successful.

WARNING:  If you decide to read his website, you won´t have any excuse to prevent you from starting your own blog. Everything you need is on this page as he directs you to all the resources you need.  Make the most of it. Usually you get a trickle of information and are left wandering in the online jungle to figure out the rest for yourself.

I bet you think I must be an affiliate of his because I am gushing over this one page. Wrong. This is not an affiliate link and I am not in his mastermind group. I just get excited when I find something so useful and I know it can help you too!

Read the Yaro Starak Step by Step Guide to Make Money Blogging

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Additional Info

  • Type Freelance, Online
  • Eligibility International
  • Investment required? No
  • Need Experience? No
Published in Writing
Saturday, 22 February 2014 22:26

Social Spark - Get Paid to Blog

"SocialSpark.com is a premium sponsorship marketplace that connects you directly with Advertisers who will compensate you to write blog posts about their products, services and websites on your own blog. Advertisers offer you “Opportunities” and you have the option of accepting, declining or negotiating with them."

Sign up with Social SparK:  http://socialspark.com/publishers/

Additional Info

  • Type Freelance, Online
  • Eligibility International
  • Investment required? No
  • Need Experience? No
Published in Writing
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