You want to make money online. But your time and knowledge are limited. What can you do?
While it's true that it takes a good deal of time and effort to get a solid money-making website up and running, it's also true that there are shortcuts you can take as well.
The only difference is, shortcuts require a different mindset...
You have to be willing to put some of your long-term goals aside while you create an online presence. Quickly and efficiently. If you can do that, using these shortcuts could help you start making money online in less than a month (sooner if you're a real go-getter).
Step 1 - Choose A Topic
This is also known as choosing a niche. What you need to do is decide what information you'll be writing about on your website.
Don't stress over this. Just pick something you have a solid interest in. Now go to Google and search for that particuler topic. See what comes up.
If it looks like there's a good deal of information out there, it's a solid topic. If there's hardly anything available, it generally means there isn't enough viewer interest and you need to pick another area of interest.
Step 2 - Acquire A Domain Name
Once you've chosen an area of interest, you need to come up with a .com domain name that is related. IF POSSIBLE. If you can't find a .com domain name that includes your area of interest, don't worry.
Although it's beneficial to have related words in the domain name, you can get the same benefits from page titles and content as well.
The important thing is to view your domain name from one perspective. This is the doorway to your content. You need to make certain it invites targeted people in rather than putting them off.
But just like your choose of topic, don't stress over this.
As long as you don't come up with some long, complicated, hard to remember domain name, you'll be fine.
In fact, it's just as beneficial to come up with something memorable as it is to have a domain name include a keyword for your area of interest.
Step 3 - Build A Website
Go to Blogger.com and get yourself a free website.
These are basically blog websites but you can use them as a regular content website as well. You just need to find a template that eliminates all the usual blog elements.
Unless you plan on operating a blog, in which case you just need to pick a blog template that you like.
Now go into settings and associate your domain name with your blogger site.
That way, when people go to your website, they see your domain name rather than the Blogger assigned URL (for example, www.yourchosenname.blogspot.com).
Step 4 - Write Quality Content
In all fairness, there's really no time-saver here. That's because there are no shortcuts to writing quality content. You either do or you don't.
What's available, however, are ways to make writing that content less burdensome.
Naturally, the first thing you need to do is establish the actual topic you'll be writing about. Once you do that, try to come up with a simple outline that lists all the areas of topic you want to cover.
If you are already thoroughly familiar with that topic and it's related areas, pretend you'll writing to a friend or family member telling them what your content is all about.
Use your outline as a guide so you keep things organized. Don't think about what you're writing. Just continue typing, putting thoughts down as they occur to you naturally.
If you run out of things to say, you can do two things...
Either method should get you back on track.
If you don't happen to already be thoroughly versed in whatever topic you've chosen to write about, there's a simple process to get you up to speed.
First, conduct Google searches for that topic and any related areas. Copy and paste the information into Word or similar program. Then read that information over and over until you know it up one side and down the other.
Then, and only then, should you begin writing about it. In your own words. Don't plagarize. The only purpose of copying and pasting the search results information is to study it. Nothing more.
As far as the quality of your writing style or the level of your writing ability, don't worry if you think it's not good enough. It will be.
The more you write, the better you'll get at writing. That's the only way to improve.
Step 5 - Promote Your Content
Publishing your content does just that. Gets it published to the web. But that's not good enough. Not if you want to make money.
What you need to do with any content - the moment it's published to your website - is promote your content.
Once that's done, go back and start all over again with another topic. The more content you can publish and promote, the more traffic you'll receive.
And of course, the more traffic you receive, the more money you can make.