Reaching the top for Make Money Online Website
Aristotle accomplished a lot in his ancient Greek life. He can be credited as one of the founding fathers of western thought. He studied and made observations about morality and aesthetics, logic and science, politics and metaphysics. In his free time he was a tutor of Alexander the Great. A person like this is not common. He has the ability to keep going and going – doing more and more.
How did he keep motivated? What helped him get out of bed every morning and dive into his work? Aristotle’s answer:
Man is a goal seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
Goals. Man needs to set goals for himself. Without goals there is no meaning – there is nothing to strive for.
My Goal – Make Money Online Website
Who am I to doubt Aristotle. I must set goals. This website was started willy-nilly. It was built with the intent of just seeing what happens. But that is not the right approach. I need something to strive for. If it helped Aristotle become one of the greatest thinkers of all time, I am sure setting goals will help this website.
The main keywords for this website are: make,money,online,website. My goal is to be one of the top five results in Google search for the term ‘make money online website‘. When somebody types ‘make money online website‘ into Google I want to see this website appear in one of the top 5 spots. Currently for this term this website is nowhere to be seen. I checked as far back as the 500th result. No luck – not there.
Know The Enemy (the competition)
Before I tackle this goal I need to know who I am fighting against. Who are in the top 5 spots now? The best way to beat them is to know who they are. What have they done to get there. By studying who they are I can adjust my strategy to either mimic what they did to get there or find a weak spot in their approach. Find something that they are missing, or not doing, or doing poorly. Once I know how they got to where they are then I can do what they are doing and add a little more – that extra push that puts me above them.
The nice thing about the ‘make money online’ niche is that it is about revealing what you do. So most of the blogs and website are about how they got to where they are at. So it is only a matter of going through their website and finding out what strategies they recommend for online success.
I am going to focus on two of the top 5 holders, because they have very different strategies. And they are very good writers – they do a good job explaining how they got to the top.
A Brick and Mortar Website
The top spot is currently held by 2createawebsite.com. It is a really good ‘Make Money Online’ website. The owner is Lisa. Her website made it to the top in what can be called the traditional approach – time, quality content, and persistence. She started making money online in 1998 and has stuck with it. By constantly adding content and maintaining a presence on the Internet she has made it to the top. Hard work and time. Posting on forums, answering questions by readers, making comments on other blogs. By helping others her name became known. Slowing, but steadily she gained readers. 10 years later, it is paying off. Now she has inspirational youtube videos and tutorials, a busy forum and a popular blog. She has become an trusted authority in the field. Her opinion is respected. She does not hide her identity and is completely honest about everything she has to say.
Her website is a rock. It is well designed, clear and well written. Quality material, a great personality, and high ranking. She does everything by the book and there is little chance that her ranking will fall. Her website is like amazon, or ebay. A trusted and quality site. Exactly what Google likes. Google rewards her by placing her website at the top.
Understand and Exploit
The website at spot 4 is makemoneyforbeginners.blogspot.com. This website is almost the complete opposite of the one above. It is not pretty. No flashing graphics, logos or pull down menus. Actually is it a basic free blogspot blog. Simple design – black text against a white background. His posts are extremely long, something that your ‘suppose’ to not do. The owner is Grizzly. He does not reveal his true identity. All that is known is that he lives somewhere in Northern Canada. His blog is only 3 years old. He does not participate in forums and does not do any Internet marketing.
But he is in the 4th spot. He is doing something right. With his completely non-traditional approach he has manged to make it to the top. How does he do it?
Grizzly knows how Google works. He can think like Google. He does not care about having a great website, or people thinking of him as an authority. All he cares about is making money online. So he focuses specifically on Google and does whatever necessary to make money with it. The best way to describe it is that he understands the underlying principle of Google and exploits it. He focuses in on the fundamental principles of Google and does whatever necessary to make money. He knows how to force Google to put him at the top.
The great part is that he does not keep it a secret. If you read all his long well written posts, he reveals exactly how he does it. You need to read a little between the lines – but it is there. And his proof is not in words, but in results. Do a search for ‘make money online’ and there he is – on the top. He knows what he is doing.
How Am I Going To Get To The Top?
It is not going to be easy. Both of the above examples are smart people. Masters in their art. They have completely different approaches, but both successful.
My approach will be to learn from both. Not to copy their approaches exactly, but to combine the two. To mix the two approaches into a new hybrid approach. Have a traditional website – brick and mortar, well built, organized and pleasing to the eye; patiently become a authority in the field and gain people’s trust. But also not ignore what Grizzly has to say, his approach is untraditional but cannot be dismissed.
Hopefully, by taking bits and pieces from the people at the top. Combining it in a new way and creating something new, I can acheive my goal and become a member of the Top 5 club for ‘make money online website’.
To find out how this post will help me towards my goal please see post How to Make Money With Jesus.