10 Rules This Website Must Follow

Written On Day: 620

If this website lived in neighborhood then it would be a resident of the the Bronx. The make money online niche is a bad neighborhood.

Pity the country bumpkin who gets off the train in this neighborhood.  Mouth open and wide eyed his attention is easily captured by a psssst from the shadows of a garbage strewn alley. A man in a trench coat appears from behind a dumpster and rolls up his sleeve. 10 shiny watches line his arm. Want a gold watch for $19.99?

People will fall for it the first time, they might fall for it a second time, but not the third time. After being robbed twice they will start wearing a money belt tight around their waist. They will avoid dark alleys and men in trench coats.

Obviously this website is different. In the neighborhood but an exception. An edible apple in a rotten barrel.

My wares are sold from a well lit store. Prices are clearly marked. Merchandise is accurately described. A certificate from the Better Business Bureau hangs on the wall. A chartered accountant comes in once a year to validate the books.

In this neighborhood people are weary of buying anything from anybody. They are skeptical and hesitant. Assume everything is a scam. Trust nobody.

You can trust me. You can trust this website.

For the country bumpkin whom experience turned into a street smart city slicker here are the rules of this website:

  1. This website cannot claim that making money online is easy.
  2. There cannot be pictures of money. No images of dollar bills, no open potato sacks overflowing with coins, no pots of gold.
  3. No exclamation points. Ever.
  4. The sentence, ‘work from the comfort of your living room’ cannot be used.
  5. Money is not allowed move. No fast money. No quick money.
  6. You must be allowed all the time you want. The following calls to action are not permitted: Act Now, Don’t Delay, Hurry Before its Gone, Limited Time Offer, One Time Offer, Only 2 Days Remaining.
  7. This website is not allowed to force you into action by placing the sentence, ‘Now its Your Turn’ above a Pay Now button.
  8. This website is not allowed to break basic economic priciples. It cannot claim that you can make $5000 working 3 hours a week.
  9. This website cannot claim: ‘I was just like you until I found the secret to making money online’. The word secret is not allowed.
  10. This website must not exaggerate how much it cares about you. It can provide you with information but it cannot claim to care about you or your well being. Are you rich or poor, happy or sad – this website does not care.

How a Website Makes Money

Written On Day: 601

How a website makes money?  This question has been the forefront of my thoughts for two years.  (Actually when I think about this question there is a ‘does’ between ‘How’ and ‘a’, but I need the question to be without ‘does’ – you will see why later.)

It has been two years of reading about websites and how they make money with them.  Two years of writing about websites and how I am not making any money with them.

For two years I have had to read people brag about how rich they are, how rich they can make me for $19.99.  I have been tossed around in all directions – buy this, do that, don’t do this, sometimes do that – an acorn in a mountain stream.   If the last two years online was physical then I would now be wearing an eye patch, a bandage around my head, and a crutch under my armpit.

The problem is that you spend so much time and effort – kick in the balls – and receive nothing in return.  A human hamster wheel.  The faster you run the faster it turns.  The more you work the more work you need to do.  Hamsters do not mind the wheel, they increase their stamina, improve their heart and tire themselves  for a good nights sleep.   I get a dollar a day.

The above is how I feel on most days.  But not today – finally good news.

This Website Answers: How A Website Makes Money

Lets say some poor sucker gets the idea in his head that he will make money with a website.  He goes to his favorite browser, opens Google and types in ‘how a website makes money’.

Here is what he will find:

Google Search Results - How Website makes money

Of course he will click the first two results – most people click on the first few results, but that is not the point.  The point is that I am position 6 and 7 for the phrase.

For some reason Google believes that this website answers the question: ‘how a website makes money.  I checked Google for ‘how a website does not make money’ but surprisingly this website is not in the results – also good news.

I am happy.  Being so high up in the results shows actual, real, unimagined, provable evidence that this website is making progress.

As soon as I saw this I checked how many people type in the phrase per month.
According to Google’s keyword tool around 33,000 people want to know:

How Website makes money monthly searchers

So far only about 5 people have come to my website via this phrase.  But that is because I am in the 6th place.  I need to be in the first place.

If I can get myself in position one for ‘how a website makes money’ then I can expect to receive most of the 33,000 people every month.  That is almost 1000 unique visitors a day.

Having a 1000 visitors a day is  how a website makes money.

All I need to do now is to move up 5 positions in the results.   How hard is that? Who knows.   But obviously the first step is to write a post that specifically answers the question:  how a website makes money.