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Make Money Online With a Blog

I would like to tell you today why keywords in your titles and text of your posts are very important if you’d like to make money from your blog.

Keywords are words that people search for in search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing, MSN and many more if they are looking for something.

Now lets say that you have a blog of your own but you are not getting a lot of traffic to it and mostly because of that you are not making much, if any money off of it. You have to think about what the subject of your blog is? What are you writing about?

Lets say your answer was that your blog is about electronics. Stuff like Ipod, Ipad, Smart Phones etc. Lets say that you review those products. Now you have to think, what would someone have to write in the search engine if they wanted to find your content? Online making of money with affiliate network will be important for the person.  There will be earning of the money according to the reviews of the product.

If you are serious about making money from your blog you have to know that getting found in the search engines is very important.

Ok, if people write something like “ipod review” and you have a post on your site about exactly that, there is a chance you will get found, but there is so many websites out there with similar content that you have to give yourself an edge any time possible. You have to place relevant keywords in your titles as well as text.

If you are writing a post about Ipod and reviewing the product you should use words like: ipod review, ipod opinion in your title of the post and then those words as well in the text. Dont use them too often because that might actually have the opposite effect. Use them in the normal context of the post. Use them in a regular way just make sure they are there.

To come up with great ideas for Keywords for your text you might want to use a tool that helps you find great keywords. You can find the link to this tool at my blog MakeMoneywithaBlog, and its FREE. It is on the right side in the menu.

Write a main keyword that goes with your subject like Example (Electronics Reviews) and see what comes up. You will be able to see which keywords are the most searched on the web by people looking for reviews of the latest electronics.

You can use the best keywords and place them in your text and you will have a much better chance of getting found on Google or any other search engine with a much better position in the search results.

You have to remember that this will take some time to take effect but it is Really Worth the time. Soon your blog profits will become much larger.

Make Money Tutoring!

Have you ever considered making extra money by helping young people? Have people told you that it is too difficult or that you can’t really make money tutoring? Well, you can. I know because I had a very lucrative tutoring business for two years. As a young teacher with a newly purchased condo, I was struggling to make ends meet. I remember considering taking on an extra job as a waitress or possibly going to work in a bookstore. The only problem was that I was absolutely exhausted after my day at work! As a new teacher, I could hardly stop my head from pounding at the end of each day much less go and clock in for another 4-5 hours somewhere else three to four days a week. A fellow teacher suggested that I begin tutoring. It made sense, but I had no idea where to start. Gratefully, a fellow teacher knew that I was looking for a tutoring gig and referred me to a family who had just lost the young lady who tutored their two boys. At first, it felt so weird to walk in and introduce myself. It was like I was interviewing from a job all over again. The most difficult part was to tell them my fee, which was a whopping $45.00 per hour at the time. Well, after two hours of talking with the family, I walked away with a schedule that included tutoring each of the two boys for two hours per week. Just like that, I had a new gig with a four-hour time commitment that paid $180.00 per week. And this is with just one family!

Do you think my story sounds like an anomaly? Trust me, it’s not. I know so many teachers who have been supplementing their income this way for years and years. As an educator, you have access to so many resources. Use them! Moreover, Patient tutoring is a lucrative job with flexible timings and really good pay. All those people that are interested in teaching other people and college students. 

 Follow these simple steps to get started:

  1. Don’t undercut yourself!

This is very important! More than anything, you don’t want to undercut your worth. Remember, as a professional educator, you have invested time and money into your career. Due to your training, you know how to assess a child’s academic needs and then look for new and inventive ways to provide academic instruction. This type of knowledge isn’t free. Talk to other teachers to see how much they are charging. Also, look on Craigslist to get a feel for what other tutors in the area are charging. When in doubt, look at the highest price and lowest price and calculate the average. Whatever you do, don’t sell yourself short!

  1. Advertise! Advertise! Advertise!

I am not a grocery store or library flyer advertising person. While I do believe that it drums up business, it’s not typically the kind of business that I am looking for. Remember, you want to make as much money in as few hours as possible. In order to do so, you have to go where people are able and are willing to pay top dollar for top-notch instruction. Drive to the nicest neighborhood in your city and go to the neighborhood school. Most likely, these parents have invested in the neighborhood to have access to good schools. Make an appointment with the guidance counselor and let him/her know about your area of expertise. They, in turn, may share your information in parent conferences or with other teachers. Share your business card with content specialists as well.

  1. Look the part!

Okay, I know you don’t want to hear this, but appearance at this price point is critical. Because we work with kids, it’s easy to get comfortable and wear “casual” clothing on most days. As a private instructor, this doesn’t work. On the days that you have to tutor, make sure that you dress as though you are getting observed at work. No, you don’t have to wear a suit; however, you definitely don’t want to wear flip flops either. A nice pair of slacks, a button-down shirt, or a nice skirt goes a long way. Parents are paying professional money, so they want a professional to arrive on their doorstep. Trust me, as the referrals from other parents start rolling in, you will appreciate your commitment to professionalism.

  1. Be Prepared!

There are certain things that all professionals have when they are in the market to find a job. You are no different. Every time you go to meet with a client, make sure that you have a resume with references, business cards, and an example of the types of materials that you will be using with the student. Even if you don’t want to spend money on business cards, take advantage of the internet sites which offer free business cards. Remember, you may meet someone anywhere at any time who may be interested in your services. You want to be prepared! I actually sat beside what would become my highest paying client on an airplane on my way to Orlando, Fl. She had twin boys in high school. At the time, my rate had gone up to $55.00 per hour. I worked with her family for a total of four hours a week. That means that I was making $880.00 from working with just one family!

So, as you see, if you take this gig seriously and really work hard for the hours that you commit to your families, you can make a lot of money in a short amount of time. As you continue to deliver clear and concise lessons, and as your students begin to grow and prosper from the one-on-one support, your reputation will have clients flocking to you. If you take this job seriously, then your clients will take you seriously. It’s a win-win situation. Do the work and collect the checks!