Learn to Fail to be Successful in Making Money Online

Being successful online is part of all bloggers dream and to be successful in making money online, you need to fail to gain experiences and learn from your mistakes so that it will not repeat its history. Many people do not understand the word "Failure" and once they fail they never rebound again cause they fail, but being a failure comes with a wealth of experiences that no one can take away from you and only you could turn that into success, So what makes a blogger successful through numerous counts of failure and how you can make money out of your experiences?

I blogged with no result and i feel despaired!
Surely if you are a new blogger with little experiences in hand or even do not have a mentor to guide you through, sure enough it would be like a raft stranded in the rouge of seas. I would recommend you to continue with what you have started, be it about your personal life or a product that is not popular in the blogging society.
If you use your heart to give it all you can, seeing success will be what's next and remember not everyone tastes success within a short span of time.

Follow your heart to be a true blogger

Bloggers are humans and they do not possession super natural power to be successful but they sure have a heart which pushes them to the limit to say they want to be successful and how you could push yourself to that limit would be to tell yourself everyday that you will want to reach your goals.

Putting action to work
Once you have those goals in your mind, pushing yourself to find that dream would be a step closer and make sure you apply that goal you have set onto a project that you can name for yourself.

Making sure everything is in place
You need more than yourself alone to work on this project, make new friends online,Contact those bloggers who have established themselves a name on the internet and seek for guidances to better improve your project. I am very sure those successful bloggers will be very much delighted to help you in one or two tips.

Making sure you work to your goals
If you intend to be in this blogosphere for long, make sure you understand this is no 8 hours job that you normally do in your office from 9am to 5pm. Researching for new information and knowledge is the key to a successful blogger and it can last you on your computer table for a straight 16 hours if you are a newbie looking to optimize your own blog and over the months you will see more people starts to appreciate your work and that is your light to success.

Making Money seems to roll in after i am successful

Men are selfish bastards,they will always want the best out of everything and once you have made a name in the internet, it will spread like a viral disease where advertisers and sponsors flocking into your blog would seem automatic and now selling a space to them would seem difficult as you have a variety to choose and you will be spoiled for choices.

Are you all geared up to face your biggest word hurdle "Failure" and be it rain or shine you will crave that successful route made just for yourself?


Play games for cash

Gaming for a Living
Pay to play at Tournament.com and turn your frags into funds.

By Tom Chick

You ready to put your money where your mouse is? UK-based Tournament.com plans to launch a service this month that will let gamers pony up an entrance fee, play a first person shooter match, and then divide the money among the winners. After the house gets its cut, of course.

At launch, you'll only be able to play Counter-Strike and Half-Life 2 deathmatches. Tournament.com founder Marcus Pearcey wouldn't comment about any publishers who might have declined to participate, much less any upcoming deals. "We look forward to signing new companies in the very new future," he said, stressing that this isn't gambling and therefore shouldn't be objectionable to any of the larger publishers. "Gambling rewards a player based purely on luck, while Tournament.com is a service that rewards players based on their skill. They're two very different models."

Nevertheless, 14 states in the US ban this sort of gaming for money, so people from those states won't be able to participate. Also, Tournament.com requires players to fax or email proof-of-age ID, which will then be verified to ensure that no one under 18 participates. Otherwise, it's easy to sign up and use your credit card or PayPal to set up an account. You install a fairly simple and sleek 10MB front end, and from there, you'll be able to jump into games with variable entry fees. With enough skill, you can take your place among top winners with names like Ars- and l33tboy.

A ranking system is supposed to match you against players of a similar skill level. An anti-cheating system will presumably keep things honest. But it's a bit disconcerting to log on and see the home page proclaiming the number of cheaters banned as if it were an accomplishment (currently at 338). "We're confident that [our anti-cheating software] is some of the best out there and we use a combination of different anti-cheating software developed by third parties in conjunction with our internally developed Tournament Anti-Cheat, also known as TAC," said Pearcey. "To supplement our security, we also have admins who continuously monitor in-game play, making sure that everyone is playing fair."

Based on the beta of the program, the entrance fees range from free-to-play (i.e. practice games with no rewards) to $10. "There's no real concrete amount that's consistent across all of the tournaments. Winnings are also dictated by a number of factors, including whether or not the tournament has a set reward amount or instead rewards based on the number of players participating." It's worth noting that in beta testing, many players complained about being unable to accumulate winnings in excess of $25, which was the requirement to withdraw money during the beta. So even if you've got seriously 733t gaming skillz, don't quit your day job just yet.

Pearcey is aware that other companies have tried this model and failed. But he remains optimistic. "Other services, in our opinion, failed to consider the big picture about a service such as this. While it's mainly about winning money and playing well, it's also about fostering an environment that's open to all players, regardless of whether they've been playing games for 20 years or just two days. Gaming is still about having fun and Tournament.com is completely dedicated to that idea."

source: Yahoo Games


It's time for a new strategy - make money the "stupid" way

I am sure for you PROs this is nothing new. But after many attempts and sites of all kind, simple affiliate sites, complex sites, blogs etc... I will soon try something else.

In the back of my head I "know" for sure that sometimes REALLY, REALLY stupid things...or VERY SIMPLE stupid things can bring a lot of traffic.


You all remember that stupid "hamster-dance" from a few years ago.... I saw people raving and screaming about it..while I was in awe over how pathetic and retarded it was (IMHO).

Or.... think about how many sites often just contain a joke, or something unique, dumb and funny like a single video....or things like the good old "church sign generator"

Or what about (ok, this is old now)...just some extremely disgusting pictures. (Assuming here I am not talking about gore/nudity etc...this would also be against AdSense TOS)

What about some extremely fat woman ?

Or make up some fake story which everyone just HAS to see, including pictures etc.. or maybe even a real story...something outrageous, incredible, hard to believe.

Or some video with Britney or Paris or...let your fantasy flow

----> THAT is the "high quality" stuff I always see having the most diggs and traffic and what is most talked about anywhere....NOT the hyper-complex websites where you sit 5 months alone to DESIGN them...to get 10 uniques a day !

I think it's time I sit down and do a bunch of really, really "stupid" sites in that sense....put some AdSense on it and see traffic coming in because the kids think it's cool to see someone popping a giant football-sized pimple, or an animated cat dancing...or 100 hamsters in an animation singing..or some pictures of my new cat which i will certainly claim weighs about 300lbs because I got her from Chernobyl. She genetically mutated because of the remaining radiation in Chernobyl and doctors discovered that some genes are missing which are responsible for her growth to stop. She is STILL growing.

At this point she is 9' long, 289lbs....i will show her to you soon on my new website. I will aso have a video on that site showing how she swallows one of the two cows which we daily feed to her.

Wait... I need to do some photshopping....

Get my drift ?


Edit: "The extremely fat woman" is ok. But to top this of: What you don't know is that this is actually Paris Hilton before she had her surgery ! No one knows that of course. But i will have the proof....soon...."


Guide to making your first money online.

Courtesy Of JamesH

Alright, I’ve read a ton of threads about some people begging to spoon feed them information about how to make money online, so here is my step by step guide to making some capital that you can use for your big projects. This is easy, and I know it works because I’ve used it before. I’m going to do it step by step, so there is no reason for you guys not to earn. Let the games begin.

Look around the room you are in, and try and decide on a niche. I have a ton of car stuff in my room, so I’m going to choose the auto industry as my niche.

Log on to your favorite registrar (I prefer Namecheap because the administration panel is extremely user friendly, and I don’t have to use my credit card.) Start searching for a domain, doesn’t matter what it is really. However if you think you found a really good one, go ahead and register the dot com.

Next, get some cheap hosting. I use ResellerZoom because they are only $5 for a basic reseller package and you can host a ton of MFA sites on them. Go ahead and set up the DNS zones and what not. Wait a couple minutes (in the case of Namecheap) and everything should be set up.

Time to install some sort of CMS. I prefer Wordpress because it kicks ass at what it does. I don’t really have experience with other systems because Wordpress just gets the job done. If you need help with installing Wordpress, Aequitas from Wickedfire.com just made an awesome post that outlines everything you need to do - Complete Guide To Wordpress & Blogging. Find a decent looking theme too; it can be free, but try and customize the header with an image of something in your niche. Try and make it stand out a bit.

Next, you’ll need some plugins to help with the SERPs etc. These are the basic plugins that I recommend you get:

AdSense-Deluxe WordPress Plugin » Acme Technologies Zeitgeist
Stop Comment Spam and Trackback Spam « Akismet
Google Sitemap Generator for WordPress v2 Final
Sociable - Push cx
Il Filosofo » WordPress Database Backup

Those are the absolute minimum. There are probably a lot more that can help you out with the ranks and what not, but those are good for now.

Everything set up? Great, time to start doing the real work. Note that this is not fun stuff, but it’s really easy and should help you get started online with some capital. You’ll also learn a bunch by doing stuff like this.

I recommend you try and get 30-40 posts per 30 days for this ‘technique’. They don’t have to be very big articles, maybe around 200 or so words each. You can outsource this work to people such as GeekCognito; he writes for $.0225 per word. However at the end of this article I’ll explain why outsourcing is good and bad. These articles must be unique. This is one of your sell pitches. The fact that you have a ton of unique content will be one of the main reasons you sell the site. Do not use a RSS auto poster; just provide good, unique content. Need some ideas for content? Look at other blogs around you and see what they write about. Dig deep into the serps looking for information in forums that hasn’t been posted about by the big boys. Log in to Yahoo answers and look at questions people are asking. Maybe ask some friends about stuff they’d like to read about. You can even regurgitate a lot of the information you read online, just rephrase it in your own words. Just make sure it is unique, original, or written in your own words. Once you accumulate all of this content, do not post it all at once. Just post around 2 articles per day. You can set up the timestamp feature in Wordpress that will automatically post the content for you. However if you haven’t written the content yet, you can write it on a day to day bases. It takes me around 10-15 minutes to write 1 or 2 decent 200 word articles. Just keep practicing, and you’ll soon become better at it.

Time to work on link building. Directory submissions are a good place to start, and I highly recommend you out source this work. The cheapest I’ve seen this stuff go for is around 100 link submissions for $7. I wouldn’t purchase text links from individual sites unless you really know what you’re doing, or if you think you’ll be sticking with this site longer than a month or two. Try and write a ‘special’ Digg article that you think will attract the attention of Digg users; if you reach front page other people will blog about your content and you’ll receive a ton of traffic and more backlinks.

That’s about it. I’ve made several blogs using the exact steps shown above and sold them for around $150-$200. How was I able to do this? Easy, I did all of the work. I established a blog on the internet; I got it indexed, got a decent PR, had traffic coming to it, and had unique content. All the new owner has to do is keep adding unique content and monetize the site, which brings me to another list of tips.

If you think you can monetize a site well, give it a shot. Throw in some Adsense and targeted affiliate offers. Try a little bit of CPM stuff if you’re getting decent traffic. Just try whatever you can to try and make a buck. If your site starts to convert well, hold on to it! You may have found a winner, and you may wish to develop it. However if you can’t get it to convert, just sell it. I personally suck at monetization, so I usually sell my blogs to someone that knows how to make them convert.

Now let’s talk about outsourcing. You can outsource every single step of this process, less purchasing the domains. So sure, you really don’t have to do much, however if you choose to outsource everything you may make little to no profit at all. Sites like this can sell for $100 to $200. So let’s do a breakdown of what it would cost to outsource all of this:

1. $10/year - domain
2. $5/month – hosting
3. $180 - 40, 200 word articles
4. $20 – 300 directory submission

So that totals to around $215. Good luck trying to make a profit. You’ll need some awesome stats or revenue to get your money back. I personally think that you should do a little bit of link building yourself, and write the bulk of the content. You should aim to not spend over $80 to $100 on this site, because there is no guarantee of it selling - I don’t care how good you think it its. It’s only worth what someone is willing to pay. So let’s say you decide to invest $90 into this site, and do a lot of the work yourself.

1. $10/year – domain
2. $5/month – hosting
3. $55 – ~12, 200 word articles
4. $20 – 300 directory submission

So now you only have to write 70% of your content instead of all of it. And you’ll still make a good deal of money back on your investment. Okay maybe not, unless you sell for $200, but at least you get the point of what I’m trying to say.

And one more tip that I just thought of, I just bought a domain yesterday that is already indexed in Google, already has backlinks (pagerank of 2) so it basically gives me a head start. The best part of it all? I spent $5 on it. So I’m saving money and also getting a head start. Look for those great deals out there.

Alright well now that I read over this, this plan is really great. But it’s what I do and I make some okay money with it. Since I’ve already written this huge post, I thought I might as well publish it so your guys can laugh at me. Who knows, it could be used as food for thought to come up with some bigger and better schemes. Of course there are better ways to make money, however as obvious of a plan that this is, its one of the millions of ways to make money online. I didn’t intend this article to be of any substance to the big players out there, but for the new guys here at Wicked Fire to maybe help them start thinking of ways to make money.

Let me know what you think, and flame away.


Tips for writers

Helpful tips for those who make money online writing articles.

1. After writing an article, read it out loud to yourself to make sure it sounds right. If it does, you're on the right path. Lots of times you'll use words that sound alike or look alike, though, and saying it and reading it out loud helps spot those mistakes.

2. When editing work, edit first for flow (beginning to end to make sure the piece as a whole works right and makes sense).

3. After editing for flow, edit for grammar. My best advice for this is to edit in reverse, starting with the last sentence first. It makes you pay more attention that way, and without being wrapped up in your article, you're more likely to notice little mistakes.

4. Do NOT always trust spellchecker. It's a good thing to use to make sure words are spelled right, but it doesn't check for the right WORDS. The grammar suggestions it usually makes are pretty off sometimes, too.

5. Know your audience, and edit accordingly. If you're writing a scholarly piece, you want to edit every minute detail, quote correctly, and cite VERY correctly. However, if your article is aimed towards teenagers or website owners, chances are they don't want to read something that scholarly sounding all the time, so edit it to be fun.

6. Realize that no matter what you write, it can always improve. This is VERY important for writers to realize. I can't tell you how many people I've had working for me (or students I've taught) have edited something, and then pulled the, "Well, it's done so I'll leave it alone!" routine. A lot of the time you will just leave it as-is once it's posted. If you're writing a very important piece, something you charged a lot for, or something you really want to bring home the visits/cash, save it for a day, then read it again to make sure you didn't miss anything. Shakespeare spent years refining some of his plays after he wrote them, so spending an extra day refining your article about Adsense won't hurt your credibility.


10 Ways to Make Money Online from a Blog

1) Blog on a Niche. You don't have to be an expert on that Niche. You just need to be passionate about YOUR Blog.

2) Find a topic which have about 4-5 thousand searches using some tool like Overture.

3) Choose a topic which has less competition so that it becomes easier to rank. Check the keyword difficulty using this tool Seochat Keyword Difficulty Checker

4) Learn as much as possible about the topic and update your blog everyday about what you learned, in your own words so that the contents are unique.

5) Every blog post should target a particular search phrase or phrases. Bold the phrases within your content.

When you decide what topic you want to blog about, run the keyword or phrase through the google adwords keyword tool. This tool returns the search volume for the specific keyword and other related keywords. These related keywords can provide a good list of topics to discuss within the post.

6) Start commenting on other blogs, and try to form a bond with those bloggers so that they link to you in their blogroll. You will start getting PageRank. Once you have decent pagerank from the blog links, you can start exchanging links with other relevant websites or blogs to start ranking in SERP. The blog rolls might not help you rank in SERP but they will sure help in getting a PR, which can be used to exchange links with relevant sites and also to sell links for some extra revenue.

7) Start exchanging links with relevant sites. It will easy now since you have a decent PR. Keep exchanging Links. Keep updating these process of commenting on other blogs intelligently, and get new blogroll links.

8) Also, keep submitting to Directories to build the PR and some SERP. Submit to directories which accepts deep links also. Wherever you get deep links, try to get links to your blog posts. Submit site and posts to social bookmarking sites, especially Stumble, Digg, and Netscape.

9) Be active in forums that are related to your niche. Add your site to your signature and make relevant posts in the forum. This generates a fair amount of traffic for your site and builds relationships with others online in your niche.

10) Once you start earning some Adsense + chitika + kontera + link-ads + maybe tribalfusion + feedburner ads revenues, submit your blog to strong Paid directories like Aviva, Alive, etc etc... with the revenue. Pump back the revenue to your blog. Submit your posts whose targeted key phrases have the most Traffic in the deeplinks in the paid directories...

As long as you continue this, the money will keep pouring in.


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Flixya is the place to share not only videos, but also blogs?? I dont know how you can make money with your blog in flixya.. Yeah, thats what I'm reading in their site. Make money with your blog, videos and photos. You keep 100% of your revenue. This is one of the highest revenue sharing sites Ive heard.

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