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Creating Passive Income

The problem with creating income from home is that it is a long, meticulous process. A process where you slowly but surely plant seeds throughout the Internet. Seeds that will produce residual income over the long haul. This passive income is generated through blogging, writing articles, affiliate programs, contextual ad programs, YOUTUBE videos, BlogTalk Radio, and much more. It’s all free, your only investment is TIME. I emphasize the word TIME because unlike any other endeavor you pursue, making money on the Internet, in your first 12-24 months, will require a serious investment of time and consistency. The bright side of your first 24 months is the fact that you will not spend very much money. Get all of those “get-rich-quick” ideas out of your head, and don’t waste your time if someone says, “for $49.99 we can make you rich.” It is a scam 100% of the time.

Unfortunately, being in the position that most people are (because you are certainly not alone dealing with this country’s DEPRESSION), the majority of people don’t have the time needed to commit to creating residual income. Even if they like the sound of it, and get started, it only takes about a week or two to lose interest.

My suggestion is “crawl before you walk.” Certainly don’t quit your day job, and/or if you are looking for the traditional “brick and mortar” job, keep looking until you find one. However, start planting your residual seeds on the Internet.

Create your blog, then sign up with Google Adsense, InfoLinks, and Kontera. These are Contextual Ad Programs that will allow you to get paid for blogging. Essentially, every word you type has the potential to make you money and keep making you money. Your job is to blog and write a little every day, or a couple times per week, and promote your blog.

Also sign up for Affiliate Programs. Look to the left and below this article and you will see banners for Shopzilla, Blockbuster, GoDaddy, Netflix, and many more. These banners are on my blog because I joined their individual affiliate programs. As long as your blog has been established, you are rarely turned down after signing up. Many companies will automatically approve you without even looking at your blog.

As your blog becomes more popular, more people visit your site from all over the world (and remember, the Internet never sleeps). You are paid every time someone clicks on one of your words that have been turned into an Advertisement by Kontera, InfoLinks, or Google Adsense. This is why, when you see many articles on the Internet, whatever the topic may be, you see some of the words underlined. If you place your mouse over one of the words, in some cases, you will see a video, or an image. This is contextual advertising at work. When the site visitor clicks on the Ad, you get paid. Whatever you do, just don’t click on your own ads. This is considered a “false click” or “fraudulent click” and you will be booted from the program if the company’s “spy bots” and advanced tracking software pick up this type of pattern.

With Affiliate Banners and Affiliate Advertising you get paid when people actually make a purchase. For example, if you have a GoDaddy banner on your page and someone clicks on it, goes to the linked website, and purchases a domain name or a website through GoDaddy, you get paid.

Therefore, in a nutshell, do not place banners and links on your blog if you are not going to be paid.  Every banner, link, or any form of advertising you place on your blog should give you the opportunity to make some money.

So get started, don’t delay, and if you need assistance, give Work Home Union a shout out.

B. E. Shaw
Founder, WHU

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September 11, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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